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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 #32 of 1,132 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Californian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Shafter
Transit: Rockridge BART stop is across the street
Houston, Texas
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409 reviews 409 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
31 helpful votes 31 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Danville, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Oakland Must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
31 helpful votes 31 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 24, 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.

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