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English first
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I wanted to love this place but the food just wouldn't let me. I have lived in Italy and cook a lot and I love good "cucina casalinga" ("housewife cooking" which basically means like you'd get from a good Italian Mama!) The food was good, but just not great, esp. for the prices being charged. For instance, the gnocchi themselves... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We wandered upon this little restaurant completely by chance and we are so happy we did! The restaurant is located by the Oakland convention center. The atmosphere is charmingly rustic as the tables are composed of rough, unfinished, thick slates of wood. There are some antique-like items (the items I recall are cabinets, a wagon wheel, and what looked like... More

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Oakland is perpetually redefining and redeveloping itself. Borgo Italia is a shining example of Oakland's burgeoning culinary and economic renaissance. This restaurant is absolutely beautiful. High ceilings, big windows, and a touch of Italian interior design blend classic Bay Area architecture with Italian flair. The owners of the restaurant all have deep cultural ties to Italy, and the menu reflects... More

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Port Ludlow, Washington, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Lovely, romantic feel with a casual elegance. The menu was creative and fresh. Service was excellent, wine was divine...Busy, but not too loud...fun atmosphere in a grand old building...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I don't recommend it at all! looks nice from outside, but the service is terrible! they mistakes all the plates and instead of a simply apologizes the person in charge just said Us " you don't make mistakes? are you going to eat it or not? horrible experience! I definetely will not recommend it to my friends...

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San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Hm-m-m-m ...I love Old Oakland,,,I was excited to try the new Italian restaurant,Borgo Italia. Loved the decor, loved Fabio but unfortunately they still haven't worked out the kinks that have already been reported by other reviewers. My husband's order of Chestnut Tagliatelle came out of the kitchen as something else...wonder who got his Tagliatelle?? My salltimbocca was delicious, but a... More

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PHOENIX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

food was excellent home cooked but bar waiter needs a little class very abrupt, probably nice guy but not happy with his position

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

A must visit for the pasta lover. Wonderful food, good service, and a solid Oakland vibe. Going back this week!!

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SF, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The restaurant went out of its way to provide a wonderful experience for a co-worker's retirement dinner of about 25 people on one side of the restaurant. Perched on a corner in the hip old town part of revived Oakland, the restaurant has a nice L-shaped plan with an inviting bar at which customers can also eat. The architecture of... More

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

and we are thrilled that we did. If you find yourself in Oakland, CA (or close by) make a dinner res. at this OldTown eatery. When they opened a little over 2 months ago, we were sorely disappointed. Now, night and day. The food is fabulous, full of flavor, nicely presented in a very Italian atmosphere (all the furniture came... More

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Additional Information about Borgo Italia Bar & Caffe

Address: 499 9th St., Oakland, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Cuisine: Italian

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