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Oliveto Café & Restaurant

4.3
2456 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion (54)
  • Fit for Foodies (52)
  • Neighborhood Gem (39)
Oliveto Café & Restaurant offers seasonal cuisine in the Northern Italian tradition, including wild game, fresh pastas, wood-fired pizzas and authentic vegetable and poultry dishes.

ALL RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE DINING ROOM ONLY. WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR OUR CAFE.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm – 9:00pm, Friday – Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 547-5356
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonah Rhodehamel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shafter
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Parking details
In the evening, there is free parking in the BART parking lot. During the day, parking is available in the Market Hall parking lot.
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Public transit
Rockridge BART stop is across the street
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Oliveto Café & Restaurant has one private room that can accommodate up to 28 people. Our large dining room seats parties of 5 to 16 people.

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What 2456 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Attentive and helpful. I forgot my briefcase and iPad and they called me and I reclaimed it. It pwas a relief and I thank them

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vipRalubalanul (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress was very nice...just the right amount of attention...then left us to enjoy ourselves. I had the pork. It was great and the veggie side was really good! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

We chose this place because it was tagged “Fit for Foodies”, had a reservation open, and was seemingly Italian (how can one go wrong with Italian?!?). The only thing available that night was a $95 prix fixe 4 course meal.

Walking in, it had the feel of a late 80s- early 90s banquet hall, but much much smaller. The acoustics weren’t too bad, except that we were seated so close to the other table that we could have a conversation with everyone else.

Food was awful. Tiny portions. Undercooked risotto. So. Much. Frisée.

Maybe this place is better when it has its normal menu, but that just means that they only care about making a cash grab on special holidays.

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vipMindboggler (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Attended the Vaentine's Day prix fixe dinner. Great food, wine, service. Will come back for same event next year.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our Valentine dinner was disappointing. We were given a corner table next to a thoroughfare populated by kitchen and service personnel. We were not able to enjoy the floral centerpiece, just a side arrangement.

We waited a full fifteen minutes before the waiter's appearance when I placed an order of two martinis. After learning that the bar does not stock Plymouth gin, I requested Hendricks, and the waiter cheerfully acknowledged, "Yes, Tanqueray!" After we corrected the brand, he again assured us in a friendly manner, "and with tonic!" How can Oliveto impose a 20% charge with service like this?

Food highlights for me were the risotto and the duck sausage. The Kushi oyster is nothing special, and the accompanying shiso seems like a part of a tired twig. The cake dessert was dry and unappealing.

Altogether it was a rather uninspired and unromantic dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous meal! Lovely menu. My only complaint was that the crab salad had numerous shells. Other than that, the meal was excellent. And a lovely wine flight.

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vipGinny (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

For Valentine’s day, my love and I enjoyed the prix fixe menu and the wine pairings that accompanied it. Each course was delicious. Fresh Maine lobster was featured. It was delicious. The crab parfait was also a highlight. From the fresh oysters to the chocolate mousse, what a brilliant dinner. The flower arrangements upstairs were so beautiful.

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Richie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

An absolute joy. My wife and I came here for Valentine’s Day. It was the kind of meal where you slow down just to savor the combinations of flavors and textures. The ambience was wonderful, the service excellent, and the food just outstanding.

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vipcremebrulee (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Olivetto's is one of my favorite places for ambience and having a quiet romantic dinner. In terms of this it never disappoints. For a pre-Valentines meal the night before, though my partner was thrilled with his meat dishes, my pasta, which was the only vegetarian option, was pretty disappointing. It was supposted to have a wild mushroom ragu -- there was little evidence of mushrooms, but the main issue was over salting. It was like eating a salt block.

But everyone is off from time to time -- I'd recommend that they put a little more effort into the vegetarian options though.

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