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2220 Mountain Blvd Ste 100, Oakland, CA 94611-2905
(510) 482-8094
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Traditional Italian Dishes

Italian Colors is a long-standing Oakland restaurant. The cuisine is traditional high-end Italian, and is very well done. I had their version of carbonera, which, for me, stood out because they used real lardons rather than just bacon. Yum. My husband had a vegetarian eggplant dish which he really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
N_skier
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Concord, California
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San Leandro, California
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72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant in the Montclair section of Oakland. Parking can be sometimes challenging but don't give up and you will find a space. The food is original, but recognizable. Healthy helping sizes. The prices are reasonable.

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Thank Ann W
Concord, California
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172 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Italian Colors is a long-standing Oakland restaurant. The cuisine is traditional high-end Italian, and is very well done. I had their version of carbonera, which, for me, stood out because they used real lardons rather than just bacon. Yum. My husband had a vegetarian eggplant dish which he really enjoyed, and our friends both had mussels, which they said were... More 

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Thank N_skier
Oakland, California
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We've had dinner many times over many years at Italian Colors, with uniformly delightful experiences. Every night, there is a lengthy special menu in addition to the regular menu. This night, I started with the Caesar salad ($10), which was excellent with a tasty, tart dressing; my partner had the insalata from the special menu ($12) which was similarly good... More 

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Thank Peter G
Oakland, California
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88 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

There were 5 of us who had reservations at 6 pm on a Sunday evening in September. They have a parking lot providing easy access. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. At the time the room we were in was about half full, but as the evening continued, there was a time when nearly all tables were occupied. The... More 

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Thank R L
Hayward, California, Usa
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We totally enjoyed our meal. The Brussel Sprout bites were great, an important thing if you only eat brussell sprouts once a year. Our entrees were tasty and attractively prepared. We arrived just as the doors wre being opened and teh service was attentive the whole time we were there. To be honest, my wife says that we have eaten... More 

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Thank Robert O
Bay Area, CA
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went to Colors before but I though I should update. It was Friday night so they had some music. At first, it was a very low-key guy playing an electric guitar quietly. After 9, the music got louder, making hearing your tablemates difficult. As for the food, 2 of us had the Eggplant Parmesan, which was good. Mine had... More 

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Thank CABozeman
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The food, the atmosphere and the staff. Have dined here many times and I would give each category 5 stars each time.

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1 Thank boy1duh
Oakland, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was shocked at the previous review, "We was robbed." The reviewer gave the restaurant only one star. Then I read and realized they were NOT robbed by the restaurant but their car was broken into in the small usually very safe shopping center parking lot - not the responsibility of the restaurant. I've been coming to Italian Colors for... More 

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Thank Gigi10ten
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We (a party of five) had a nice dinner with good service. Unfortunately, one member of our party had her car broken into in the restaurant parking lot. Broken glass next to another parking stall indicated that another car had been broken into as well. The parking lot has poor lighting and is obviously not safe. The restaurant needs to... More 

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HattaSpa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great Italian food at good prices. I have eaten there three or four times and the food has always been terrific. Busy Italian ambiance. Difficult to find if you don't know the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2220 Mountain Blvd Ste 100, Oakland, CA 94611-2905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 482-8094

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?