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Trattoria La Siciliana

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2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-704-1474
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, Home made Pasta

A very good restaurant in Berkeley, Ca. , Home made pasta, great salads and service No credit card accepetd

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Delicious Italian food from antipasti to second. Owner chef is Italian and knows what he is doing. Truly great pasta, gnocchi, fish, meat. Far-ranging menu. Cash only. Large parties eat family style as the kitchen is small. Noisy, crowded, great fun. Usually a line on weekends but worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A very good restaurant in Berkeley, Ca. , Home made pasta, great salads and service No credit card accepetd

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Northern California
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55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

the power was off at the theater across the street, so we dropped in here. What an unexpected delight! It is a small, crowded, and love very place. We found excellent food, wonderful and friendly service, and very good wine. My "boss sauce" pasta was great, as was her seafood dish. We will return, if only to say to Guiseppe!

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Sonora, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Small, almost a hole in the wall. Not a lot of seating. Recommend a reservation or come at off hours. We liked our pasta (Penne al Arrabiata) but the chicken (Chicken Diavola) was nothing special (and had nothing else n the plate save some greens underneath as garnish. Can't say I'd seek it out again but I would probably stick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I love this restaurant. and have been going there for years. However, it is VERY popular and if you eat "late-ish" it will be crazy jammed with a long wait. Solution? Go for lunch or eat dinner early... meaning be there when the doors open. Go during the "off" hours... Their pasta with black ink sauce is the best I've... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had dinner at La Trattoria Siciliana tonight. The service was very very slow. It took them 1h 10min to bring us our main (and only dishes). The food was very average (we ordered salmon and it was completely burned). The most unacceptable thing though was the overcharge in our check and how poorly they handled it. They didn't even... More 

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ate here after a movie at the venerable Elmwood Theater. Straight across the street. Four of us ordered three starters and tow pastas. Angelo sized the pasta and starters for four which was a nice touch. Kale Saute with pine nuts and citrus was the highlight. Bruschetta was very large and hard to eat but tasty. The Zucca Agrodolce was... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Long wait, long list sitting on table outside, no host/hostess, under staffed! Cash only here Never got glass of wine I ordered while waiting 40 minutes for a table so I left!

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Berkeley, Ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Fantastic food! We don't have much good Italian - or Sicilian - food in Berkeley. So nice to have this place. Well prepared seafood. Yes, one of the owners (or maybe the only owner? I don't know) is the son of owner or chef of Cafe Sport in San Francisco. Cafe Sport was always a bit "funny" about how they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food is amazing here, and it all comes out of a tiny kitchen, presided over by second generation restaurant owners whose parents owned one of North Beach's most famous restaurants. The food at this trattoria is over the top delicious. The tables are close together and the noise level is not for the faint of hearing. There is always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-704-1474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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