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Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant

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5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1583
+1 510-547-5356
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“truffle” (6 reviews)
“ribeye” (6 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1583
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had reservations for seven people at eight o'clock in the upstairs. We were coming from different directions and, unfortunately, someone suggested we get there early and meet up in the bar. BAD IDEA. My husband, daughter and I got there first. The bar consists...More

Thank pepper003
Reviewed December 20, 2015

We dined upstairs as a party of 10, and were promptly and warmly greeted and seated upon arrival. Our main server was knowledgable and helpful with menu selections (since we were having a tough time deciding.) Perhaps because of the size of our group, we...More

Thank GlobalViewer
Reviewed December 8, 2015

I ate here today in the cafe with 3 friends. The menu was full of delicious items. The food was delicious. We had several appetizers, a salad, a soup and a bottle of wine. We ordered and 15 minutes later we received our wine. We...More

Thank foodiesonoma
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Truffle week???? Waste of money!!!!!!! We were 1K for 6 people. Our food was cold, even the plates were cold. We were told the truffle shavings should melt on the food, well then serve it HOT!!!! Service did not match the price and the 18%...More

Thank Chantimack
Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times and up until the last time, the experience was always positive. This last time I went with a person on a wheelchair and the service was terrible. First we were asked to wait next to the door because...More

1  Thank MashaR_Travel
Reviewed November 8, 2015

We took my dad out for a milestone birthday. One problem: I accidentally booked the restaurant online for the wrong night (Monday instead of Sunday). We all showed up a the appointed time.. on Sunday. They were gracious despite my error and seated us at...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is one of my favorite spots in Oakland for a special occasion. The food, wine and service are always excellent.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed October 8, 2015

A friend and I ate lunch downstairs and found the food to be very good and inventive however the service could have been more attentive. I had to call out the waitress to get something additional to drink and to then ask for the check....More

Thank dinamber
Reviewed October 1, 2015

A wonderful evening all around. The Hostess was lovely in accommodating our desire to sit at the window. Our waiter and the Chef worked with the Gluten, Dairy and Nut Allergies at our table without complaint. Everything that came out of the kitchen was delicious....More

Thank ParisReally
Reviewed September 29, 2015

At Oliveto's one can eat upstairs or down. Upstairs requires reservations, though perhaps it's possible to drop in for lunch. It is much more formal with a more extensive (and expensive) menu, but it is a must-do. For a simpler meal, especially lunch, try dropping...More

Thank Randall B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5655 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1583
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART stop is across the street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-547-5356
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