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“Tasty food, great neighborhood” 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 #30 of 1,068 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Californian
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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
Bay Area
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Tasty food, great neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The downstairs café is great place for small plates. I love the breakfast of oatmeal with cinnamon sugar, breakfast pizzas or poached eggs...yummy! Go here for breakfast before heading across the street to Rockridge BART station for trip to the city (San Francisco).

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
348 reviews 348 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
126 helpful votes 126 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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Tacoma, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 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
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
20 helpful votes 20 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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