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Best Italian Restaurants in Oakland

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A photo of Alta Via - Market Square restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(288)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 48 times today
Fresh handmade pastas and grilled meats and vegetables are the heart of Alta Via. Seasonal, modern Italian cooking with passionately-sourced ingredients celebrates the way we like to live and like to eat; fresh, clean, active.
A photo of Fish nor Fowl restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(402)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • East Liberty
Booked 19 times today
Fish Nor Fowl is a celebrated Italian restaurant based in East Liberty and Garfield, renowned for its remarkable service and exceptional food. The rave reviews underscore the restaurant's remarkable transformation into an Italian cuisine hub. Reviewers celebrate the restaurant for its enticing dishes, including the veal, pasta, and focaccia bread that come highly recommended. The restaurant’s consistency in delivering excellent service and high-quality dishes is often highlighted, with many customers eager to return. They extol the pleasant atmosphere, which is perfect for a quiet, intimate dining experience. It also features an antipasto bar, another lauded concept. Overall, Fish Nor Fowl provides a truly authentic and sensational Italian dining experience.
A photo of Alla Famiglia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(698)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • South Side
Booked 35 times today
Alla Famiglia, located in Pittsburgh, is consistently praised for its superb authentic Italian cuisine. Reviewers continually highlight its excellent and knowledgeable staff, as well as the exquisite dishes such as 'chicken lemon' and 'mussels fra diavolo'. From the 'fabulous menu with lots of choices' to the 'wonderful wine book', the restaurant is frequently referred to as one of the best worldwide. This claim is not made lightly, as many of these patrons are experienced travelers and recognizers of high-quality cuisine. With extensive praises for the servers' attention to detail, professionalism and personal touch, Alla Famiglia is a proven gem in the realm of Italian dining.
A photo of Lucca Ristorante restaurant
3.9
Excellent(1571)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oakland
Booked 22 times today
Situated between the University of Pittsburgh and the vibrant neighborhood of Carnegie Mellon University, Lucca Ristorante is highly praised for its authentic and carefully-crafted Italian cuisine. It is beloved by many for its homemade pasta, tantalizing meatballs, and irresistible arancini, with one patron pointing out "Everything on the menu is worth the try." Not only does the restaurant offer an excellent wine selection and gluten-free options, but it also provides superb service with a warm and cozy atmosphere. It is described as their "favorite Italian spot" and "a charming neighborhood gem". Renowned for their food, customers also adore Lucca's convivial ambiance and their inviting outdoor dining spot on the front porch. The establishment's dedication to creating a memorable dining experience is evident in their reviews, where one patron notes, "The staff was also very friendly and welcoming... I had a really lovely time," and another suggests that "Lucca is an example of the perfect Italian restaurant."
A photo of Talia Cucina Rosticceria restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(766)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 12 times today
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's theater district, Talia Cucina Rosticceria consistently delights with its exceptional Italian cuisine. The restaurant has amassed a loyal following who praise its "unique and delicious" food and "excellent service". Boasting a diverse selection of Italian fare, from pizza to homemade pasta, every dish is highly recommended by reviewers, demonstrating a broad culinary appeal. Patrons have specifically called out the arugula salad, porchetta appetizer, rigatoni, and tiramisu as must-try items. As one happy diner put it, Talia Cucina Rosticceria offers "a nice modern take on Italian cuisine". This blend of classic Italian flavors with contemporary flair sets apart in Pittsburgh's bustling food scene.
A photo of The Vandal restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(550)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Lawrenceville
Booked 9 times today
The Vandal, located in the vibrant neighborhood of Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh, is hailed for its outstanding Contemporary European cuisine. This intimate restaurant boasts a constantly changing main menu, creating a truly unique dining experience each night. The restaurant is praised for its exceptional food, ambiance, and service, with reviewers lauding it as one of the most consistently excellent in Pittsburgh. The chef's innovative use of ingredients has been likened to a trip to Europe. Its dishes are described as unique, fresh, delicious, and beautifully executed, with dishes like the Green Gnochetti with maitake mushrooms and Sherry cream garnering special mentions. Despite its high-end dining experience, The Vandal is lauded for its reasonable cost and welcoming staff.
A photo of Senti Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1745)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Lawrenceville
Booked 4 times today
Senti Restaurant, lauded as one of the best purveyors of Italian cuisine in Pittsburgh, is celebrated for its authentic and inventive menu. Its range of dishes, from Arancini Cacio & Pepe to Saltimbocca alla Romana and Tiramisu, demonstrates the restaurant's commitment to quality and tradition. Reviewers have consistently praised the food's top-notch quality, particularly the lasagna and gnocchi, describing them as uniquely delicious. They also commend the great ambience and the exemplary service, including the personal attention from owner Franco. Additionally, Senti Restaurant's cleanliness and the convenience of a dedicated parking lot have been noted as added bonuses. Overall, the highly recommended Senti Restaurant offers a modern take on Italian dining at its finest.
A photo of Alta Via - Fox Chapel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1861)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Fox Chapel
Booked 27 times today
Alta Via is celebrated for its authentic Italian cuisine, providing diners with an exceptional dining experience in Pittsburgh. The restaurant skillfully blends traditional Italian flavours with modern twists, showcasing an innovative menu that features locally sourced ingredients. Reviewers consistently highlight the excellent service, with many noting the friendly and attentive waitstaff. Many diners also appreciate the "upscale feel" and the option to choose between small and large portions. As one reviewer aptly captures, "Want to go to Italy without getting on a flight? This is the place—superb!!!" The repeated return visits and high recommendations suggest that Alta Via has successfully curated a memorable, high-quality Italian dining experience.
A photo of Emerson’s restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(296)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 9 times today
Emerson's is a gem, delighting patrons with an exquisite take on American cuisine. It's renowned for its excellent service, with many reviews praising the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, including bartenders and hostesses. The unique cocktail offerings, extensive wine selection, and irresistible appetizers like the critically acclaimed fried olives enhance the dining experience. Recommended dishes include burgers, salmon entrees, truffle fries and crab cakes, each prepared perfectly with a delightful presentation. The restaurant's atmosphere has been complimented as warm and cozy, with chic, stylish decor, contributing to the overall enjoyment. With a stream of glowing reviews, Emerson's is a must-try for lovers of quality American cuisine.
A photo of Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square restaurant
4.5
Awesome(828)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 37 times today
Pizzaiolo Primo, located in Pittsburgh, delights guests with its authentic Italian cuisine, according to numerous glowing reviews. Patrons consistently praise the quality of dishes, highlighting favorites such as the spaghetti pomodoro, pizza, and chicken Parmesan. Many reviewers also note that the pasta and sauces are cooked to perfection, underlining the authenticity of the Italian dining experience. Overall, the superb food, excellent service, and appealing ambiance make Pizzaiolo Primo a must-visit locale for those seeking a true taste of Italy. Visitors from out of state even commented on their intention to return, labeling it as the best Italian restaurant they've visited in a long time.
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