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Filippo's Pastaria

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5400 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1503
(510) 601-8646
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took my 84-year-old mother in a wheel chair to this spot and were pleasantly surprised. We all had something different and each dish was yummy. There are tables inside and outside and everyone was friendly and courteous. Would definitely go back.

Thank Cindy H
Chicago, IL
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Saturday night, on vacation, looking for a good pizza or italian meal. Happened upon Filippo's and we were happy that we did. Other Oakland restaurants were bursting at the seams with patrons--it seems like nobody eats at home in Oakland. We walked in to a crowded room with 2 tables for 2 available. We were given the option to dine... More 

Thank Susan Y
Concord, California
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I was just blown away by the quality of this small, unpretentious restaurant. Diners in our party had Ravioli du Zucca, (butternut squash ravioli), Spinaci Pancetta, Polenta y Verdura, Penne con Salsicce, (sausage, baby spinach and marinara sauce) All were excellent! To add to the food, Filippo's has a bottomless glass of house wine for $10.00! Parking is very difficult... More 

Thank N_skier
El Cerrito, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

It's rare to find cioppino under $20 but $17 is ridiculous. I make it a point to come to Filippo's on special occasions to roll my eyeballs with every delicious mouthful of their shellfish stew and thank god I'm alive! The price makes it all the better. Long live Filippo's!

Thank goyami
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Great food, good location for park the car too. Dogs are welcome and they have offered straight away water for our 2 dogs. Food well presented, price is resealable

Thank Giovanni A
Renton, Washington
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517 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

This neighborhood restaurant provides consistently good service, decent wine, delightful pasta dishes (including gluten-free ones), fresh salads, and interesting polenta and risotto options. It has about a dozen tables of outdoor seating from which you can people and dog watch. It's a great place for lunch or dinner and to visit with friends.

1 Thank JLFERG
Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

I really wish I loved this place, as I live in the neighborhood and find it's tiny size and charming ambiance very appealing. I have gone about 4-5 times over the past two years, and each time have come away thinking the food was so-so. Almost everyone I ask who also lives in the neighborhood also finds the food lacking,... More 

Thank Carmen M
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

i met a friend for lunch and we dined outside in perfect weather. the food and the service were excellent! i will be back.

Thank jmwash
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We had the lunch special here. Choice of pasta entree and soup or sald for around $11.00. Decent portions for the price. The cup of soup was a white bean & tomato. I had a chicken and angel hair with pesto. My wife had avegetarian dish. We were both very satisfied with the meal, The soup was great,Linda wasn't impressed... More 

Thank bryguy350
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

On a visit to our son in Oakland, our party of six tried Filippo's 2nd location on College Avenue. We were glad we did. Each of us was very happy with our entree, and we all chose different things, so I won't recommend one over another. This is a tiny place, holding maybe 20 at best inside, but there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5400 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 601-8646

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