My goddaughter in Austin, TX asked me to meet her new housemate who was in Oakland on business and I had not yet had the opportunity to meet. Although there are many Millenial-friendly restaurants and bars in Oakland now, I chose Pizziolo because I wanted to treat her to something special but also be in a low-key, comfortable space where its quiet enough to talk and get to know one-another. We split a bottle of Sangiovese wine, a salad and a pizza. As always, the food was delicious, the waitperson professional, and the atmosphere welcoming. We had a lovely dinner and conversation and I was so glad I chose Pizziolo.