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Trattoria La Siciliana

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2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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401 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find in Italian food. Our friends took us here and really nice staff. The service was great and one of the best meals in a very cute place.

Thank kappy26
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Berkeley for 15 years and this was my favorite place and my go to place. I used to go there almost every night. I know the D'Alo family and the restaurant very well. This restaurant is on College Avenue (Elmwood Section) and there are some fine restaurants on that street near Ashby Avenue. I went to Trattoria... More 

Thank Brooklynexpat65
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My family drove from Sacramento to eat here. Awesome bread and garlic oil dip.Love the calamari, The pesto was great and fresh as was all the sauces. They offer and amazing antipasto selection. House cab was really nice. Cant wait to go back. Ben fatto!

Thank Jode B
Oakland, California
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Had been meaning to come here for a long time and boy am I glad I finally did!! Although small and a bit warm, it felt so authentic and cozy from the moment I arrived. Service was a bit sporadic but both our server and his assistant were quite charming when they interacted with us. The dipping oil with the... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We arrived a few minutes before closing but felt immediately at Home. We just wanted a main course and desserts. We had a delicious dip laced with herbs and garlic to accompany some warmed bread. Main courses were spaghetti and tomato sauce and clams and pasta. Delicious desserts to follow were tiramisu and a lemon ice cream. The coffee was... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner there on a Sunday night. Good was great. Enjoyed watching owners young children ask how our meals were and help out before they set down to their own dinner. Highly recommend.

Thank Kristi B
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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362 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Trattoria La Siciliana is an outstanding Sicilian dining scene. Cozy and noisy, it's like a big family meal. We opted for the two and two menu: two appetizers, two entrées, each up-sized so it was family meal size. Our appetizer choices: eggplant, caesar salad, both well crafted. Our entrées: anchovy/sardine/garlic sauce over pasta and chicken and artichokes. No room for... More 

Thank Sassamatt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Came highly recommended -but as a real Sicilian this was just average at best. All dishes - the sauce tasted the same. I order Penne alla Norma- skimpy on the eggplant.

Douglas, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Loved this little find on our journey in Berkeley. Very traditional Sicilian style restaurant with great food. I though prices were very reasonable. Good wine. Really great Tiramisu that shouldn't be missed. Limoncello also homemade and was a good addition. Can't wait to go back on our next trip. Will eat here every time I am in Berkeley for multiple... More 

Thank HoldenOversoul
Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Enjoyed a fine meal on a Saturday at 5pm, just after they opened. Family style encouraged, all of our pasta, sauces, salmon, meatballs, broccolini and salad were very good. Service was good considering how busy it was, and we were able to get in and out in 1.5 hours, as we needed to be somewhere. Reservations taken for parties of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-704-1474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?