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A photo of Passione Emporio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Dining bar • Berkeley
Booked 3 times today
Passione Emporio, located in West Berkeley, offers an impressive authentic Italian culinary experience. Many diners have found this gem hidden in a commercial area to be a "must-do" for every Berkeley visit, praising its thoughtfully presented menu, exquisite dishes, and impeccable service. As testimonies indicate, the quality of the food could be compared to those found in Italy itself with the menu's offerings from Rigatoni Amatriciana to Ravioli Cinghiale and traditional desserts such as sfogliatelle and cannoli. The restaurant, staffed by many Italians, serves up an appealing atmosphere alongside its outstanding Italian cuisine. As one reviewer points out, "It’s like being close to Italy," which translates to an unforgettable dining experience that transports you to the heart of Rome.
A photo of Marzano restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • Oakland
Booked 12 times today
Marzano is highly praised by diners for its exceptional dishes, capturing the authentic essence of Italian cuisine. Patrons repeatedly commend the restaurant for its delicious spaghetti and meatballs, amid other classic Italian offerings such as rigatoni and arancini. The grilled romaine salad, and the summer special corn pizza have been noted as standouts, as well as their pizza, which some claim to be the best in the Bay Area. Aside from the food, the establishment has received recognition for its warm service, inviting ambiance, and great Italian wine selection. Despite occasional issues with parking, guests unequivocally express a desire to return and enjoy the memorable dining experience Marzano consistently delivers.
A photo of Gary Danko restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Dining bar • Fisherman's Wharf
Booked 31 times today
Gary Danko is an acclaimed restaurant well-recognized for its exceptional contemporary French/American cuisine. Patrons unanimously applaud the establishment's ability to deliver an unforgettable dining experience, complementing both the restaurant's creative dishes and the world-class service. Stellar reviews highlight the flexibility in menu selection, allowing guests to curate their own tasting menus, ensuring a personalized dining experience. Dishes such as the Glazed Oyster, Stuffed Quail, and the Strawberry Soufflé receive particular acclaim. Critics also note the notable craft of the cocktails and the expertise of the sommelier's pairing. Regardless of the occasion, Gary Danko clearly delivers a truly unique culinary experience that leaves a lasting impression.
A photo of Shelby's Rooftop restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Dining bar • SOMA
Booked 44 times today
Shelby's Rooftop has continuously impressed patrons with its high-quality American cuisine and stunning city views. Conveniently located near the Intercontinental Hotel, it provides an escape within the bustling city, with a beautiful outdoor patio and a lively ambiance. Several reviews highlight the restaurant's excellent service, knowledgeable staff, and wonderful atmosphere. Dishes such as the authentically crispy Paella and the Japanese Garlic Steak are among the mains that have left a mark. The creative cocktails, infused with unique spices, also deserve mention. Shelby's Rooftop offers a perfect blend of great ambiance, delicious food, and top-notch service that creates a memorable dining experience.
A photo of The Harlequin restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Dining bar • SOMA
Booked 9 times today
The Harlequin is a notable destination for Contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers consistently rave about the high-quality food - from the 'BEST sliders ever tasted' to the 'perfectly cooked' Steak Frites. They emphasize not only the flavorful food but also the excellent service and comfortable ambiance. The restaurant draws in both tourists and locals, creating a vibrant and diverse dining experience. Of note is the menu's inclusivity, catering to both vegetarian and meat-eaters with equal finesse. Overall, The Harlequin is a place of exceptional service, delightful food, and a welcoming atmosphere, making it a prime choice for lovers of Contemporary American cuisine.
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