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Marzano on Park

Marzano on Park Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marzanorestaurant.com
  • Email: info@marzanorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (510) 531-4500
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Robert Holt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Meatball Mondays! Three Course Prix-fixe Dinner for $16.95.
    1st Course: Seasonal Chopped Salad with Pecorino Sardo and Dijon/Chive Dressing
    2nd Course: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Marinara Alla Casa, Grated Grana Padano, Garlic Bread.
    3rd Course: Choice of Straus Soft Serve Ice Cream with Your Choice of Hot Fudge, Caramel, Toasted Almonds or Toasted Hazelnuts.

    SUCKLING PIG TUESDAYS! Three Course Prix-fixe Dinner for $19.95
    1st Course: Duo of Crostini, House Pulled Mozzarella with White Corn Salsa/Gypsy Pepper Pepperonata with Sweet Marjoram, Served with Wild Arugula Salad with Pecorino Romano and Lemon Vinaigrette
    2nd Course: Wood Oven Roasted Suckling Pig, Umbrian Farro with Roasted Kabocha Pumpkin and Toasted Hazelnuts, Braised Tuscan Kale, Crispy Crackling.
    3rd Course: Granny Smith Apple and Huckleberry Crisp with Straus Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream and Caramel

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Glenfield Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Marzano on Park
Just like the small family-owned trattorias of Italy, Marzano (a San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Restaurant) is simple, rustic, and generous in spirit. Executive Chef, Robert Holt, draws his inspiration from Southern-Italy, with an emphasis on wood-fired Neapolitan pizza.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Good food, nice scenery. Intimate size but not to cramped. Prices are fair. Wine is good. Service was very pleasant. Nice area of Oakland! Can't say anything negative about our visit."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Indifferent and inconsistent service. Initially, woman server asked for our order then said she was going off shift. Did not send replacement server to take our order. Pasta was under-seasoned and plain."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Quaint, cozy, soft lighting, very pleasant staff and atmosphere, nice menu and tasty food at reasonable prices. For us it was a nice low key way to have an anniversary dinner for two and we were not disappointed! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We found food somewhat hit or miss this time. Have been several times and it was always excellent, so will have to try again."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Octopus a must. Had pasta not pizza this time. Glad we did even tho the pizzas are the best."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We picked the place for a random dinner. We ordered Grilled Octopus appetizer, there are only few of the Octopus, but most are Olives and Potatoes. The dish is very salty for the appetite. I ordered a Cod for my main dish. It was also very salty. The Cod was dry compared to other restaurants. Overall, it was not the good dinner for us."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Overall the food is good and being that it is in our neighborhood not hard to get to, but I feel the pricing exceeds the quality of the food. The cost is more similar to a date night not a neighborhood spot. Considering that fare consists of pizza and other items I think Marzanos is over rate. More than likely won't be going back any time soon."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Consult the uninspired Italian menu and order another plate of pasta or chicken, just like you've had at every other mediocre Italian restuarant. Confused host seemed uninterested in seating us, even with a reservation. The arugula salad would feed a table of four, yet was leathery. The microwaved rigatoni stayed too hot and was tough. Horrible music playing loudly. Tables too close together for any private conversation."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Four of us - orders: pork chop (tough), pizza (nothing extrordinary and not hot), Brrodetto - expensive, small and too many tomatoes - difficult to discern what I was eating and it didn't have enough seafood. I happen to enjoy tomatoes, but believe me if a person ordered this dish and were not partial to tomatoes, it would be sent back. Asked for bread - was toldi it would have to be pizza dough, I said ok and it never came. Won't be returning."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Service here was great. The place looked beautiful on the inside, great ambiance. But theres a reason they havent been a top 100 since 2009, the food is mehh. We stated with crab bisque and the octopus, the crab bisque wasnliterally unseasoned crab stock with maybe 1/2 oz of crab cmon now! nope! The octopus eww chewy like bubble gum and too much calabrian chili the heat killed my pallet it was very unbalanced in flavors. Next up bianca pizza which came out cold and literally a full salad of arugula on top, i only had one slice, dough had no flavor mozz wasnt salted it was chewy just not good and it camebout after what looks like it sitting for 5 minutes. Short ribs were the only good thing ish. No bueno."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "And that pretty much sums it up. We got a salad, which was a very nice sized portion, a starter, a pasta, a pizza, and a couple of desserts. Actually, the vanilla soft serve with balsamic and salt was pretty good, if you like that kind of thing."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "great neighborhood joint with terrific pizza and toothsome entres."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We had been a few times before their expansion and the new room is well done and quieter than the original room which has the bar. We shared the soup, ragu pasta and kale rustica pizza all were very good, the beet-grapefruit-arugala salad not so much. Note, their thin crust woodfired pizza is done right, cooked perfectly every time we've been there, not undercooked like some other places that don't seem to get this like Pizzaiolo/Boot&Shoe and yes even A16. But we find both the food and wine menu a bit limited compared to other places. With the East Bay Urban wine scene blossoming they could expand the list and offer some locally made Italian varietals that would compliment their food."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We went to Marzano's during Oakland Restaurant Week. We all ordered the special three course meal. One choice for your main was a full size pizza. It was kale pesto, pine nuts, cheese - this would not have been my first choice but I was pleasantly surprised - it was delicious! Great meal, great bargin price ($20 per person). We love this place and will again be back!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "For a restaurant week dinner, our food at Marzano was very disappointing. Rather than the braised oxtail pappardelle they had advertised, the main dish was braised beef brisket which came too cold to par-cook the raw egg yolk on top. We sent it back, but the second one arrived the same. The first course salad was heavy on the dressing and did not have the ricotta salata mentioned on the menu. Service was rushed and the waitress could not explain the wine selection "baby amarrone." Doubt if we will return."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The restaurant week 20$ special was great! Arancini or beet salad: both quite tastey, oxtail pasta or delicious kale/kalamata/cheese/pine nut/bell pepper thincrust pizza w/ excellent crust and evenly baked, and mini budino dessert, in a warm, woody-modern interior was a purely enjoyable steal!! Went with a friend and shared the antipastia and mains: so got to enjoy both options but kept mini budinos to ourselves!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Excellent food and service as always. Brought my picky NY friends and they loved the pizza -- a true test!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Great italian food...just how pasta should be. Brisket papardelle...yeah...worth it, even though this was a substitution for the oxtail papardelle which they ran out of...I was not disappointed in the least. The pizza here is also amazing, they imported the oven from italy...right??? pizza has a nice thin crispy crust!!! the service is really friendly too! :)"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Always good quality, consistently good service, and nice atmosphere. Love the pizzas and salads."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The restaurant is relatively small and the menu is not extensive, but everything we ordered was beautifully presented and perfectly seasoned. Great polenta, interesting savory bread pudding serviced with the pork chop, which was tender and moist. It is a lovely warm place to spend an evening. Next time I will try the pizza, which look wonderful and is baked in a wood burning brick oven. I would also like to get a table in the new dining room which I understand has a fireplace. Great friendly service - very much a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We celebrated a special occasion and had a great meal/time ESPECIALLY the waitress. I loved her, could have been eating at my best friends home for all the attention we got. In fact all the wait staff that night, Dec 16th were great."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We had a great birthday meal here with the family. The food and service were excellent. Love this place every time we come."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "While we live nearby & frequent it we took visiting friends &the you always hope it's good. They loved it & thought all we had was to die for! Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We were looking for a cozy restaurant to warm us up on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The Yelp reviews somehow implied that there was a fireplace. We were disappointed to find that there was not a fireplace, but an open pizza oven tucked behind the bar. The service was slow which didn't bother us because we weren't in a rush, but our order came out incorrectly which was more of a bother. We had ordered one of their standard pizzas with a substitution since we don't eat meat; they didn't pick up the requested change, but quickly corrected the error when we pointed it out. We shared a bowl of soup while we waited for our new pizza. Both the soup and the pizza turned out to be delicious and saved us from having a cold and unhappy dining experience."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "great food great service great ambiance really love it."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Noisy and crowded, a previous loyal customer, salad was too salty and pizza was also too much red pepper. I thought it must be a mistake. Too many people stuffed into a small space, a private party in the back room, efforts of the staff to be polite. My friends from out of town were with us right after opening. I don't know how to make it better but I won't return with all that chaos. Obviously too much for the staff who is otherwise wonderful. Mixed review."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The food and service are really good at this place. Their pizzas are awesome. Definitely a must do place."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "It's was our third time at marzano and it was great. food is always consistent and very good. We ll always go back without hesitation."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We come here as it is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Food is always consistent and pizza is great, we like it more than the softer, less chewy ones at boot and shoe."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Pasta dish was excellent and the pizza as always perfect Glad this place is close to Home"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Professional service, had a very good Persimmon Pommegrante Salad, Meatballs (4) AppetIzer was ok but not outstanding, the Quattro Formaggio Pizza with Truffle Oil is one of the best we have had! Will continue to come back just for this pizza. For dessert we had the Apple Huckleberry Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream. Not really a crisp as it comes in a ramekin. Could benefit with more crisp. Overall, the like the salads, pizza, and good service."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "food was very good, cocktails were innovative; It was quiet enough to be able to enjoy conversation-- I would definitely go back there"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "In Oakland, not far from home, good pizza. And I'm from pizza land in NYC. It's NOT East Coast pizza, but a very good version of West Coast straight up pizza. Will return."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "The pizza and pasta dishes we ordered were delicious. I didn't care too much for the chopped salad. Less radish, more greens and more protein would have made a better salad. The fruit crisp dessert was good but I would have liked the topping to be crispy. It didn't have the crunch that I like in a crisp."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The food at Marzano is good, but the service and ambiance need work. First visit = LOUD guy at next table, apparently a regular, staff should tell him to quiet down or stop coming. It was hard to talk over him sometimes and my wife was worried he was going to hit me in the head with his constant gesturing. He also kept leaping up and running down staff to get stuff he wanted. Killed the atmosphere for us. Second visit = our waitress disappeared halfway through our meal. We were left languishing for 20 minutes before another waitress took pity on us and asked if we wanted dessert. No explanation, no apology from the person in charge. Lame."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Always excellent. Did not choose pizza this time. Main dishes mighty tasty and not sorry we chose no pizza but I think next time it has to be pizza which shouldn't be missed for first timers"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Let me start this review by saying we were late. Our reservation was for 6:15, I called and pushed it back to 6:30, and we arrived at 6:35. The service was really really bad, and perhaps this is because they were annoyed with us. We invited our friends from Seattle who are foodies and wine ethusiasts and we ended up embarrassed. One drink was forgotten about. After we asked 4 times in a 45 minute span, it finally came. The food was brought out in the wrong order and literally dropped on the table without a word. The rigatoni, which we recommended to our friends, was completely forgotten about, never mentioned, and the server didn't apologize or acknowledge it at all when we brought it to her attention at the end of the meal. Sad."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "There were four of us. Two had the dame Baked Rigatoni it was over cooked and baked to crisp Burned on the top.. The Tuna was overcooked and didn't taste right. The Pappardelle was delicious."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Love Marzano's thin pizzas, also their calzone. Unlike many places these days, not noisy even when full. Attentive service, decent parking in the area; what's not to like?"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "If you're after a light meal, this is not the place. If you're after something that will make you warm and cozy on a cold night, this is it!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013