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“Unbelievable Pizza!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dopo
4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4713
510-652-3676
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Ranked #25 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Pizza!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Make a reservation for Dopo--the place is always packed! A very delightful aroma pervades the restaurant, which is always a great sign for me that the meal will be great. The service was very good, although the hostess and our server seemed to both be taking care of our table. It was a bit confusing, and we thought our server seemed annoyed by this. Nevertheless, my friend got a cocktail that he enjoyed, and I had their Mirror Pond ale. The beer was refreshing. Something I thought the restaurant could benefit from would be getting rid of the cocktails and focusing on beer and wine. The menu options begged for it. There were two options for beer (and this place is well-know for pizza!) We started with the salumi platter for two which was super high quality and delicious (bresaola, two types of salame, and two crostoni of pate). We then moved on to the Pizza Dopo--this is a must-have! Closest thing to Italian-style pizza I've had in Oakland so far. Perfect dough, fresh sauce, and delectable cheese all with a nice balance of oregano sprinkled atop. From there we finished with the risotto balls. They come two on a plate (this place is kind of built for parties of two, as the dishes we had were perfectly shareable). These rice dumplings are deep-fried with cheese and porchetta...really a treat. All said and done, our total was about $88, so as you can see it's really more for a special occasion as opposed to your neighborhood italian joint. I'd come back, but not for a while, at least until I can bankroll another visit!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
SF Bay area
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A go to spot for late night or anytime”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We often go to Dopo after the theater because it is open late, has such interesting food and great service. The other day we had sierra mackerel on fennel and it was very tasty. We combined it with our usual always reliable Dopo pizza, with anchovies. The menu changes but always has small plates, salumi, salad and large plates so that one can choose a meal of the right size. the atmosphere is very pleasant and one can sit outside in nice weather. the staff are always friendly and recognize one. The wine is getting a little expensive--it is good to have a couple of less expensive selections for those for whom this not he only event of the evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Love the rock cod panini and the little gem salad. Have tried most of the menu items over the years and found all of them to be very enjoyable, and full of taste that brings your tongue and taste buds to life.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Super Pleasant Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stopped at Dopo for lunch on the recommendation of a local shop keeper who recommended the homemade salumi and pizza. It was a really beautiful day, so we sat outside and had the antipasto plate, the arancino, and the simplest pizza (Dopo). The antipasto had some mortadella, ricotta and olives. Both the mortadella and ricotta were good enough that they could have been homemade (we forgot to ask). The arancino (filled with beef ragu) was off the charts. The pizza was terrific - excellent crust - even crispy in the middle - a hard thing to do with a very thin crust.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food, friends and atmosphere !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday here with 12 friends. The food was great. They kept bringing out platter of antipastis and pizza ( hmmmmm) and raw fish ( i think it was the snapper ceviche that was my favorite with the pomegranate seeds- perfect!) we even shared the pork. Really unusual and delicious flavor The waitress was great and kind of took control of the ordering and pacing ( we needed someone to!) like I said " great food, friends, atmosphere .... And birthday!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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