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Enoteca Molinari

4.6
181 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (14)
  • Notable Wine List (11)
  • Good for a Date (10)
Enoteca Molinari is a small Italian restaurant & wine bar in Oakland (3 blocks from BART) that serves up some delicious homemade pasta and Italian plates with local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy 20+ Italian wines by the glass and an all Italian bottle list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM.
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Phone number
(510) 428-4078
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Taft Ave
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Parking details
Street parking or try the lot at the corner of Kales & College Ave (1 block south of Enoteca Molinari).
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Public transit
3 blocks south of Rockridge BART next to À Côté (cross street is Taft Ave).
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Entertainment
Take a seat at the wine bar to view the open kitchen.
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Wine
What 181 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Good food, good service, very friendly. Def go back

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val15 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Lovely intimate space but not impressed what I ordered. Soup was tasty, but much too expensive for small bowl of thin broth with a few veggies floating within. Salad was just large leaves of lettuce with way too much grainy salt applied. Nothing else.
Took a bite of friend's dessert, and that was quite delicious. He had fish entree which looked good.

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vipculinarylover (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Tried walking in the week before since we were nearby but couldn't get a table. Decided to make a reservation & come back, glad we did. food was very good, promptly seated which was nice. Service was very good, small, quaint but for sure make a reservation as the tables are very scarce. Enjoy the food if you go, wine list is nice as well as good selection by the glass. Worth trying out & we will be back.
Grazie!

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vipMarlina (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

There was nothing negative about this restaurant. We arrived to find a number of people waiting at the door. The hostess was patient and offered alternatives to those ahead of us. She asked if we had reservations (which I had fortunately just made earlier in the day) and immediately ushered us to a table in a room with a pianist playing. The music was lovely, the wait staff were informed and efficient, the food was terrific, and the price was good for the quality of the entire evening.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This place s a lovely small neighborhood restaurant with outstanding rags and an interesting wine list

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vipDiner25 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Oakland. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is exactly right, helpful but not hovering.

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vipmontclairdiners2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Couldn't have been happier to dine for the first time at Enoteca. The service is excellent and it felt personal without overly so. They created a savory swordfish dish and their homemade ragu is rich with flavor. Homemade noodles...yum! We didn't have time for dessert but next time. Nice wine selection.

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siciliantiger (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Being Sicilian I’m very picky and spoiled with great Italian food. But Enoteca Molinari... that’s the place to go..

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tripleshot (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious as always. My favorite spot for date night in the neighborhood.

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vipMimi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The food is simple but sophisticated Italian, slightly more Sicilian, but the full range of dishes and wines are well selected. Chef and waitstaff are so very pleasant. Almond cake was a special treat, with macerated pears and a bit of cardamom. Can’t wait to return for more!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food. Excellent wine and a fabulous waiter

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Intimate vibe, authentic Italian food, and great service. My husband and I can’t wait to go back for another date night.

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vipsteffania (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood gem. Each dish had its own unique and delicate flavor. Intimate ambience. Friendly and attentive service. We will make this a habit!

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MLAbistro (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

I have been to this restaurant three or four times, each time a little less impressive. The menu has gotten less creative with many dishes with the same tomato sauce. The best thing we had was a sauteed pork tenderloin accompanied with broccolini and a few baby potatoes. The arancini were fine but nothing special. The disappointing dish was the pasta with ragu, too much pasta, not enough sauce and rather sloppily presented. No cheese offered. Wine list is good. Best to go for a drink and an antipasta.

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daisy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Delicious swordfish prepared perfectly. The
pork tenderloin saltimboca was also delicious. It is a restaurant worth visiting.

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vipMikki (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

What a pleasant surprise. Must have walked by this little gem for past seven years and missed it somehow. It will now become our new fav 'go to' place. It's very popular on weekends so we'll do midweek as often as possible.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Burrata with butternut squash was amazing! Wine list is excellent and very Italian. The wait staff are always very helpful with pairings.

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vipBeemer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the swordfish and my husband had the saltimbocca. Both were very good. They were also very considerate of my dietary restrictions.

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vipSBBB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Consistently excellent food. Traditional Italian but updated. The menu is small but there is always something for every palate. And, it is all very fresh and wonderful. Cozy too!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. This is a small restaurant and we had the only table for 4 but there was no sense that the servers were rushing us.

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