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“Tasty food, great neighborhood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant

Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant
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Ranked #43 of 1,217 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Gluten Free, American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Shafter
Transit: Rockridge BART stop is across the street
Bay Area
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tasty food, great neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The downstairs café is great place for small plates. I love the breakfast of oatmeal with cinnamon sugar, breakfast pizzas or poached eggs...yummy! Go here for breakfast before heading across the street to Rockridge BART station for trip to the city (San Francisco).

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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622 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a cozy neighborhood setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The food here is great. Sat downstairs to order from the cafe menu. The cafe downstairs is not large, but is wonderfully cozy. Pizza, pasta, and olives were wonderful. Really enjoyed the flatbread with artichoke dip appetizer. The wine list was rather limited (and not cheap) and I thought the bartender was a bit surly. Otherwise, service was very good. Next to the Rockridge BART. Parking is limited nearby. Expect to park on the street.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank dbinhou7511
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Tacoma, Washington
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious, locally sourced and inventive menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

And the bread is absolutely to die for.
Very accomodating service, and great wine selection by the glass

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lisa A
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Danville, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Oakland Must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Go across the Bay Bridge to Oakland (take bart) and have a wonderful meal. If you go early you can browse the market place below and buy the fresh bread to take home.

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Thank Susan D
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San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice spot to meet for breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We meet friends here for fresh baked breads and a delicious egg pizza in the downstairs cafe. We've also enjoyed their dinners upstairs where creative dinners are served on white tablecloths by very pleasant servers.

Visited June 2012
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Thank DansMarin
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