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Ratto's International Market & Deli

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821 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
+1 510-832-6503
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father and I recently visited here while on vacation. I built my own sandwich consisting of Prosciutto, Salami and spicy Copa on a baguette and my father had the Reuben. We both enjoyed our meal and the staff was great. A nice, quick stop that I recommend to any traveler when they are in the area.

Thank blborgstede
San Francisco, California
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164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a roast beef w/ swiss on wheat today. . .not much to it. Wonder-like wheat bread, light on the meat, heavy on the mayo. Was not impressed. cheap at 7.95, but I'd rather pay 11 for a real one, unfortunately the airfare to east coast is more than that.

Thank Bob F
Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I looked at the reviews for this and I wanted to stop by for lunch. Ironically I did not realize they were less than a block away from the Marriott in City Center. I had lunch two days in a row. Wow is all I can say! I had an Italian sub the first day and a caprese type salad.... More 

Thank lhenney
Philadelphia PA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Interesting sandwich combinations. Delicious! Busy during the lunch hour but they filed our orders quickly.net

Thank sct-esq
Rochester, NY, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 18, 2016

I had a great mortadella sandwich on wonderful bread. Just a few minutes after filling out my order, it was ready for pickup.

1 Thank Michael P
SF, California
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1,605 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 699 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Located in the heart of the Old Oakland area this place is a long standing institution that continues to offer amazing selections of all that is good about Italian food. They also make wonderful sandwiches.

2 Thank seafare74
Oakland, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016

Great old building with a myriad of offerings included olives, wine, olive oils and much more. You can grab a sandwich and sit in the sun, or inside. Friendly and easy lunch option.

1 Thank Anna_Oakley
Turlock, California, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

I grew up in Alameda, California right near Oakland, I can can definitely state that Ratto's is a part of the East Bay heritage! If you are visiting Oakland and want to get a taste for the vibe of the area, definitely go to Ratto's. Their sandwiches are the best, I've been eating them for years! It does tend to... More 

1 Thank Alexandra V
Urbana, Illinois
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2016

I was delighted to find that the delicious food (amazing soup and sandwiches) had not changed in 25 years. This is a long, long time winner in downtown Oakland. Wish I lived closer I'd make it a weekly lunch stop.

1 Thank LizB86
Oakland, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

My cousin Mary D'Orazi was performing Sunday at their monthly Jazz Lunch. We had wonderful grilled panini sandwiches while we watched her perform. Also shopped for some great Italian treats afterwards. Family owned since 1897! A must see if you are in Oakland.

1 Thank marciapolo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, International, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-4029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-832-6503
For over a century, customers have come to know G.B. Ratto's International Market & Deli in Oakland, California as their own door to the cuisines of the world. While you are waiting for our sandwich chefs to construct your custom-built masterpiece, take a moment to browse the shelves, plentifully stocked with only the highest quality goods.

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