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Best Italian Restaurants in El Cerrito

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A photo of Via del Corso restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1097)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 25 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 three.one four...a swanky pizza lounge restaurant
4.1
Excellent(75)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 23 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 Romano's Macaroni Grill - El Cerrito restaurant
3.8
Excellent(169)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Albany
Booked 6 times today
Romano's Macaroni Grill in El Cerrito is recognized for its quality Italian cuisine. Patrons speak highly of their food, signifying its consistency in delivering flavorful meals. The Thanksgiving special was noted for its moist turkey, while the truffle fries, artichoke and spinach dip, spaghetti meatball all received high praise. Even more, the chicken marsala, brussel sprouts and soup were vaunted as elements of a "very good meal". The restaurant is also applauded for the service quality, with the staff described as friendly, professional and efficient. Despite the absence of noted awards or specific location details, customer reviews make it clear that Romano's Macaroni Grill is a hotspot for good Italian cuisine.
A photo of Agrodolce restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1389)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 29 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 Little Star Solano restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(375)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Albany
Booked 7 times today
Little Star Solano is a beloved pizzeria known for its exceptional Detroit style pizza and thin crust masterpieces. The restaurant has managed to perfect the elusive soft crunch in their crust, earning it rave reviews as one of the best pizzerias, with unique and varied pizza offerings. The ambience of Little Star Solano equally complements the delectable pizzas creating a space perfect for a romantic outing, a family-friendly environment or takeout. The restaurant is also lauded for its fantastic service and welcomed recommendations from the staff. Customers have consistently praised the quality of food, making it a top choice for pizza lovers, and often hailed as the best pizza in the Bay Area.
A photo of Biancoverde at Hotel Mac restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(195)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Richmond
Booked 10 times today
Biancoverde at Hotel Mac brings the sumptuous flavors of Italian fine dining to the table, transforming meal time into an exquisite culinary journey. Nestled within an historic hotel, this restaurant is lauded for its unique charm and exceptional menu. Patrons commend the beautifully presented dishes such as the lobster ravioli with crab in a creamy lemon sauce, seafood cannelloni, and even a build-your-own pasta option. The fine selection of wines and creative specials accentuate the dining experience. With a perfect blend of excellent service, sophisticated ambiance and a menu that marries tradition with innovation, Biancoverde has clearly mastered the art of Italian cuisine. The restaurant has also been praised for its friendly staff and accommodating service, as they cater to individual needs and preferences. Highly recommended for date nights, business lunches, and special occasions, Biancoverde makes every dining experience feel special.
A photo of Passione Emporio restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(174)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 6 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 Heroic Italian - Berkeley restaurant
4.3
Awesome(113)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 9 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 Original Joe's - San Francisco restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3982)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 52 times today
Original Joe's in San Francisco is an institution in the realm of Italian cuisine. The restaurant is in the heart of the city, offering a unique blend of old-school Italian American ambiance, first-class service, and outstanding food. The reviews are a testament to its reputation, with customers consistently praising the fantastic Italian food, excellent quality, and generous portions. Highlights include the prime rib, chicken parmigiana, and the restaurant's house specialty lasagna. The remarkable service from staff like Guillermo and Martin further elevate the dining experience. As one customer says, "This did not disappoint - absolutely everything, from the antipasti to the desserts (and we ordered 3!) were fantastic and delicious."
A photo of Creekwood Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(896)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 38 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.
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