Italy on Gilman
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Vine ripped tomatoes, basil, roasted garlic, olive oil, oregano, and parmesan
housemade potato dumplings with choice of brown butter and sage sauce with shaved parmesan or napoletana
veal or chicken breast, sauteed mushrooms in marsala sauce
I've had 10 different dishes here. They were all delicious. The servers were also very attentive and helpful.
Great ambiance - could have better acoustics
This was my second excellent dinner at Italy on Gilman. I was seated immediately with a reservation but it was early in the evening. When I left, there appeared to be some people waiting, perhaps because they failed to reserve.
The salad special for an appetizer (head of butter lettuce plus lots of goodies) was gigantic. Fortunately, I love salads. The table next to me split that salad four ways. For pasta I had the linguini pescatore (marinara sauce, lots of seafood) and it was again more than I needed but not more than I could eat. (;-). It was too good for a to-go box.
The family pinot grigio was one of the nicest whites I've ever had. A tiramisu and an espresso finished off a great meal. I look forward to my next dinner there. I was glad to see they were very busy, suggesting that they will stick around.
With tax and tip, the total was $90. If you haven't skipped lunch like I did, you could have a nice meal for half that.
The entire family enjoyed the meal. The server was fantastic. Very attentive and fast. The table was perfect for 12. The art and lamps are beautiful. The staff at the front door is very nice and organized.
Food was very good and the service was great, will return again
It was a complete surprise…this little corner of Italy in northern Berkeley. Ingredients could be more explicit so as to avoid food allergies, etc.
Service was LOVELY.
Open doors is excellent at all times especially during these lingering days of COVID.
Parking is simple…how amazing is that in Berserkely?
Wait staff was great. Food was good. Lots of outdoor dining.
We were seated in the patio adjacent to the parking lot, the upstairs balcony was closed. There was a strong smell of rotting vegetation, basically the same smell as a rotting bag of spinach or lettuce. It made the meal really unpleasant.
Italy on Gilman came up on my Open Table search trying to find good food with outdoor seating in the area. We were not disappointed! Our waiter was very attentive and gave us plenty of time to catch up with friends. 3 of us ordered the Linguine Pescatore, the fourth Penne Alla Vodka. All very fresh and good! Definitely will be back!
As usual super delicious 🤘🏻✨
Sat down at 6pm -then it took-40 minutes to simply get a cocktail!! We had to ask for water, we had to ask for bread, we had to walk downstairs to get someone to come up and take our drink order -and then to add insult to injury the food wasn’t good - very disappointed clearly -
We are big fans and have been coming here for about a year!
We brought friends who lived in Italy for 6 months and they were very impressed with everything!!!
Excellent place! Was very busy so service struggled a bit but all in all fabulous experience we will be back!! Upstairs need fans though - that would help circulation as it was very hot up there!!
Great food. The marinara sauce was especially flavorful, the fries were perfect. We sat upstairs outside on the balcony, and it was quiet and very pleasant. The server was pleasant and efficient and the food arrived just as ordered. Couldn't have been much better!
Very casual; several group parties. Inside there is downstairs and upstairs dining. Outside too but adjacent to parking lot. Will go again. Pizza looked good!🍷
Always a good time with good food. Wait staff is great! Love their mushroom risotto!
Lobster ravioli, carpaccio and salad with citrus and candied walnuts superb. Special squash blossoms, not so much. Cocktails varied and delicious.
The bartender must have not been acquainted with a French 75 as it didn't taste like one. It was the small things that kept this restaurant from being a 4 out of 5 star. The quality of the focaccia, that grated cheese was not offered, that I had to call over a waitress to ask for service, that my dining companion had her silverware removed after her appetizer but not replaced. I'll try it again and ss if service improved because my meal, though simple, was quite good.
Old school, red sauce good Italian food. Every thing was fresh and generous portions. We'll go back soon.
The outside heaters kept going off, so it was very cold outside. Service was a little slow, but the food was superb as always.
I tell everybody and I have brought every one of my friends to Italy On Gilman. It is the best casual/neighborhood Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. Outstanding food, reasonable prices, wonderful friendly service. It is great for a special occasion or a daily meal. Many times I’ll just go treat myself to a quiet lunch or dinner by myself. I can’t recommend it enough.
Pleasant, timely service. Great menu. Tasty food.
Food was fine, but I wouldn't come for the food. I had a salad -- mango was underripe, cheese was hardly there, and chicken was overcooked. But it's a convenient location for a lunch meeting and there's good outdoor seating.
Good food. Nice outdoor seating. Good for a date or with family and friends.
A little pricey but worth it. The food is always delicious. Glasses of wine everywhere are expensive but theirs is a bit over the top. Love the place, though!
I've now eaten here numerous times. It's my go-to place for dinner with friends. The food is uniformly delicious, the service good, and a pleasant ambiance. Who could ask for more?
So good! From the service to the food. Definitely returning!
Fantastic place for lunch
Cute hidden restaurant in Berkeley. It's way bigger in the inside and offers patio + open door seating which is great for this kind of dining times. Food was yummy and service was great too.
choice to eat inside or out, tasty food and great service
Very nice staff. Cheerful and welcoming.
Italy on Gilman is a great restaurant. My son lives in the area and we went for a later dinner. We were welcomed and the restaurant smelled fantastic. Our server was prompt and very informed. We orders mussels as an appie and they were cooked perfectly and the sauce was delightful. I had linguini with clam sauce and were also great. My son had the tortellini and the peas were crunchy, but not hard, cooked perfectly and the sauce was perfect too.
I wish I lived closer, as this would be my go-to restaurant. The ambiance is also light, bright and airy! I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone!
Conventional but not routine Italian dishes with a flair. Artfully done and delicious. In normal times my ratings would most likely be higher for service. I suspect there was a shortage of wait staff as there were a lot of delays in ordering as well as arrival of bar drinks. And the outdoor seating option didn't help. On the positive side the staff was very pleasant and helpful.
Quite tasty Italian, easy access of college football game day
Every aspect of Gilman was perfect and I will definitely return
Second visit, had the Brown Butter Gnocchi again (still very good) and the Linguini with Alfredo Sauce and Prawns followed by Raspberry Sorbetto and Tito's. Will be back for the Risotto Al Tartufo Di Funghi.
Such delicious food that was plated in a visually appealing style. We had two appetizers, a basket of bread, 4 pasta dishes & 2 desserts. I/we would be hard pressed to say which was the best as they all were worth having again . . . and again!
Our server was delightful & with just the right balance of being there when we first looked for him & when to let us take our time! It is a balancing act for most servers, but ours did it with great ease!
I most definitely recommend dining at Italy; and we will do it again very soon.
Thank you Italy!
Great service. Good food. Very enjoyable.
All the entrees I’ve had so far are solid. However, the mussels appetizer is really great. They’re apparently sourced from Island River, British Columbia, and are among the best I’ve had in a long very time - fresh, plump, soft, and tasty. I’m hoping the quality stays the high.
Very nice interior. Sat on the second floor and it was very spacious and comfortable. food was very good also.
Italy on Gilman offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 990-6189.
Italy on Gilman is rated 4.5 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.