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“Wonderful food in a cozy neighborhood setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant

Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant
5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1583
510-547-5356
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Ranked #48 of 1,180 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, American, Greek, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Shafter
Transit: Rockridge BART stop is across the street
Houston, Texas
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a cozy neighborhood setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The food here is great. Sat downstairs to order from the cafe menu. The cafe downstairs is not large, but is wonderfully cozy. Pizza, pasta, and olives were wonderful. Really enjoyed the flatbread with artichoke dip appetizer. The wine list was rather limited (and not cheap) and I thought the bartender was a bit surly. Otherwise, service was very good. Next to the Rockridge BART. Parking is limited nearby. Expect to park on the street.

  • Visited August 2012
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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious, locally sourced and inventive menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

And the bread is absolutely to die for.
Very accomodating service, and great wine selection by the glass

  • Visited June 2012
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Danville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Oakland Must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Go across the Bay Bridge to Oakland (take bart) and have a wonderful meal. If you go early you can browse the market place below and buy the fresh bread to take home.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice spot to meet for breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We meet friends here for fresh baked breads and a delicious egg pizza in the downstairs cafe. We've also enjoyed their dinners upstairs where creative dinners are served on white tablecloths by very pleasant servers.

Visited June 2012
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“Delicious food with exceptional seasonings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We went to the recent oceanic dinner and found everything to be perfectly seasoned. We've been going to this restaurant for over 10 years and believe it is getting better with age. Highly recommended.

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