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Best Italian Restaurants in Orinda


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A photo of Casa Orinda restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Orinda
Booked 28 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 Locanda Positano restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Lafayette
Booked 44 times today
Locanda Positano is a cherished Italian restaurant situated in Lafayette. According to glowing reviews, it offers an authentic slice of Italy, having patrons commend its authenticity post their Italian trips. The food is lauded for being consistently top-notch, and the staff is appreciated for their amiability and Italian origin, adding a layer of genuineness to the overall experience. Whether for casual dining or special occasions, Locanda Positano provides a vibrant vibe and a lovely outdoor patio. Its wide range of dishes and willingness to modify for dietary restrictions are also points in its favor. It's a must-visit for a delightful Italian experience.
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 Via del Corso restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 38 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 A16 Rockridge restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oakland
Booked 36 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 Agrodolce restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 18 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 Heroic Italian - Berkeley restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 4 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 La Finestra Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Moraga
Booked 3 times today
La Finestra Ristorante is a hidden gem located in Moraga, well-known for its delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. The family-run restaurant has received rave reviews for its superb food, which is always beautifully presented and well-seasoned. Patrons commend the excellent service, with many highlighting the warmth and friendliness of the staff. A recurring theme in the reviews is the restaurant's delightful ambiance, accentuated by live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights. However, what truly sets La Finestra Ristorante apart is its commitment to recreating a genuine Italian dining experience. Many customers have noted that the homemade pasta, complementary tiramisu and the exceptional waiting service make the dining experience at La Finestra Ristorante unforgettable.
A photo of Enoteca Molinari restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oakland
Booked 9 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.
A photo of Creekwood Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Berkeley
Booked 28 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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