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Best Italian Restaurants in Berkeley


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A photo of Heroic Italian - Berkeley restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 3 times today
Heroic Italian - Berkeley proves itself as a reliable choice of Italian cuisine in the area. The reviewers praised the restaurant's romantic ambiance, diligent service and an expanded menu that includes Italian classics such as pasta dishes and bruschetta. Its authenticity is highlighted by exquisite elements such as the hard-to-find Lambrusco Modena. The restaurant demonstrates a thoughtful approach to customer service, evident from the owner personally checking in on guests. The food is described as 'phenomenal' and 'very Italian', and the restaurant itself as a 'hidden gem'. It's also lauded for its outdoor seating and its suitability for both casual meals and special occasions. The quality and selection of wine was an exceptional touch that guests appreciated.
A photo of Via del Corso restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 33 times today
Located in the heart of Berkeley, the Via del Corso is an exemplar of good Italian cuisine. The restaurant received unanimous praise from visitors for its service and food quality. Highlights from the reviews include rich and buttery chicken, unrivaled gnocchi, perfectly cooked Tuscan steak, and divine pasta. The irresistible aroma and flavors truly reminded some patrons of the little authentic Italian places in NYC. With inventive cocktails and satisfying wines to pair with food, Via del Corso has left a strong impression on many visitors. The accommodating staff, whether for visually impaired customers or those hard to decide, only enrich the dining experience. Highly accessible and with a relaxing atmosphere, it serves as a preferred 'go-to' place for local constituents and visitors alike.
A photo of Creekwood Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 21 times today
Creekwood Restaurant, found in Berkeley, has consistently impressed its patrons with its exquisite Italian cooking, imbued with a unique west coast flair. The restaurant has received glowing reviews, with meals such as the Italian sausage pizza, burrata, meatballs, and cameroni mentioned as particularly unforgettable. It's not simply the food that's won over customers, but also the exceptional service. One review described the experience as 'dining in a friend's home', highlighting the restaurant's warm and inviting atmosphere. From special celebrations to casual outings, Creekwood Restaurant has proven itself as one of the finest Italian cuisine spots in Berkeley, ensuring every patron leaves satisfied with their dining experience.
A photo of Agrodolce restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 23 times today
Agrodolce is a highly regarded Italian restaurant celebrated for its authentic southern Italian dishes. The menu is consistently praised for its robust and amazing flavors, with customers regularly recommending the seafood risotto, the octopus salad, the pasta and the dessert. The ravioli and the lamb leg also stood out for some customers, while others hailed the pork shoulder as excellent. One review lauded the restaurant as the "epitome of what a bustling Italian restaurant should feel like", with great ambiance and food. It's set against a friendly and relaxed environment with efficient, charming, and non-intrusive service. The restaurant, located in the heart of North Berkeley, is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, often described as an exciting culinary trip to Sicily.
A photo of donato&co. restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 22 times today
Donato&Co, located in Berkeley, is highly praised for its authentic and varied Italian cuisine by its enduring customers. As indicated by its reviews, the restaurant caters to a diverse range of dietary preferences, offering a distinct yet traditional Italian menu that keeps diners returning. The restaurant is especially known for its expansive wine list and enticing cocktail selections, along with special mentions for their black pasta with squid and their pear cocktail. The distinctly Italian experience is enriched by the warm and welcoming atmosphere cultivated by the owner and staff, fostering a memorable dining experience. The recurring praise for the restaurant's authenticity, quality of food, warm ambiance, and excellent service, heralds Donato&Co as a sterling example of fine Italian dining.
A photo of A16 Rockridge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oakland
Booked 38 times today
A16 Rockridge has come to be a favorite amongst Oakland locals due to its tasty Italian cuisine. With reviews claiming it to be "definitely our favorite Italian food in the East Bay," it's clear that this spot is exceptional. Patrons appreciate dishes that cover all regions of Italy, ranging from thick chewy pasta with wonderful sugo to thin and crisp pizza with light, tasty toppings. The delightful ambiance, coupled with a top-notch menu which often includes fresh salads, authentic thin crust pizzas, and plate-lick worthy tiramisu makes A16 Rockridge unforgettable. The daring flavors are complemented by an Italian wine selection described as "outstanding". A16 Rockridge is celebrated for its attentive and welcoming service, making it a perfect destination for family dinners and date nights alike.
A photo of three.one four...a swanky pizza lounge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 21 times today
We are located in the historic Lalime's space in the Westbrae neighborhood of Berkeley, CA.Our intentions with three.one four was to create a dining experience that is so captivating, it transcends all others. Our menu features small bites, salads, and World Class rustic pies from acclaimed Chef Mario Vollera. We utilize high quality Italian cheeses and fresh local products in our food and our menu is partnered with a carefully curated wine list featuring an extensive by the glass offering. We believe that our elevated food paired with our warm, intuitive, yet unobtrusive service style will help make three.one four a buzz-worthy neighborhood destination for many years to come.
A photo of Passione Emporio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 4 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 Casa Orinda restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Orinda
Booked 43 times today
Casa Orinda, a gem loved by locals, serves excellent American cuisine characterized by large portions and a dynamic menu. This restaurant encapsulates an essential blend of the classic and delicious in its dishes. According to customer reviews, it is highly celebrated for its traditional American dishes like steaks, fried chicken, and pasta. The veal scallopini marsala and the Tournedos of Beef have been pointed out as particularly unforgettable meals. Reviews also praise the unique historical western ambiance, exceptional service, and the quiet atmosphere that adds to the overall dining experience. Indeed, Casa Orinda stands out as a treasure among American cuisine eateries.
A photo of Enoteca Molinari restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oakland
Booked 6 times today
Enoteca Molinari is widely recognized as a neighborhood gem with authentic Italian cuisine. Praises are consistently high for their meticulous attention to flavors, which mesh seamlessly and provide a 'tastebud heaven'. The talented team prepares homemade pastas, delectable fish dishes such as swordfish and Monterey Bay calamari, and wonderful appetizers served in an intimate, homely environment. Spectacular service is a constant highlight, with diligent staff who ensure customers' needs are always met. Their extensive menu of Italian wines often receives commendations, with spot-on recommendations from the owner himself. Reviewers often describe Enoteca Molinari as a local gem, pointing out their devotion to authentic Italian fare and anticipating many return visits.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Berkeley

Explore the vibrant Italian dining scene in Berkeley, located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. This area boasts a diverse array of Italian restaurants, each offering a unique twist on traditional Italian cuisine. Whether you're seeking the rustic charm of authentic Italian cooking, the innovation of California-infused Italian dishes, or the intimate ambience perfect for a romantic evening or a group gathering, Berkeley's Italian eateries cater to all preferences. Patrons can expect menus rich with house-made pastas, locally sourced ingredients, and artisanal pizzas, all prepared with meticulous care. Reviews often highlight the thoughtful service and welcoming atmospheres, making each dining experience memorable. Berkeley's Italian restaurants not only promise delicious meals but also reflect the city's reputation as a culinary hub, where the authenticity and quality of food are consistently appreciated by locals and visitors alike. Whether you're a connoisseur of Italian cuisine or simply looking for a delightful meal, Berkeley's Italian dining scene is sure to enchant and satisfy.

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