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“Great neighborhood dinner” 4 of 5 stars
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Italian Colors
2220 Mountain Blvd Ste 100, Oakland, CA 94611-2905
(510) 482-8094
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Ranked #63 of 1,070 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Oakland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great neighborhood dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This place always delivers good food good fun, and is very friendly. Menu changes regularly and is a good value.

Great service,great bar,good pours.

A solid choice

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Oakland, Ca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Needs a facelift!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Colors Restarant has been around for years. The food is decent and the service is friendly . But it's like saying someone has a great personality. We know what that translates into.There are too many really good restaurants in the area that warrant our return visits and Colors sadly is not one of them .

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Hidden Montclair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Easy parking, color on the tables, good cocktails, good service and good food. In Montclair it is one of the better places

Visited March 2012
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I was expecting a terrific meal based on recommendations but unfortunately none of our dishes were outstanding and in fact were barely satisfactory. Fried calamari was limp and soggy, not crisp. Gazpacho was overseasoned and the flavors were not quite right. Shrimp Putannesca was also overseasoned, with over-powering amounts of hot peppers, anchovies and tart olives. The brasied short ribs weren't bad but the veal scapolinni another disappointment; pan sauce was decent but the veal was overcooked. The best dish was the gnocchi. Overall the choice and balance of herbs, spices and ingredients in most of the dishes was not right. Somebody new in the kitchen? The service was excellent and the atmosphere cheerful and festive, but the food was such a let down its not likely I will return.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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California
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Hard to find, but worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott near the airport and discovered there isn't much near there, other than fast food. We drove about 6 miles from the Courtyard to Italian Colors restaurant via our GPS directions. The restaurant is located in a nicer part of Oakland. The service and food was very good. Prices were in the $15 to 20 range for the most part. I took a business card, since we will be back there in July and I would go to this restaurant again.

Visited May 2012
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