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Heroic Italian - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Heroic Italian - Berkeley

4.5
4.5
25 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A unique artisanal Italian restaurant and wine bar in Downtown Berkeley. Located on a quite side street, our outdoor patio is a quiet refuge for those who want a Gourmet Casual experience. We balance the best imported Italian meats and cheeses with locally sourced produce and herbs. Our Italian and Californian wines pair perfectly with our Sandwiches, Pastas, Pizza and Salads.
We use QR codes for Contact-less ordering and payment from the tables. We will bring food and wine to the table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 224-5999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Bullitt

  • Private party facilities

    Our lovely outdoor patio is available for full or partial take overs. It seats up to 40 seated an more if standing.

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Shattuck Avenue- We are next to the Public Library

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Downtown Berkeley Muni is 2 blocks away

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Bay

    Kid Friendly

  • East Bay

    Healthy

  • East Bay

    Hot Spot

  • East Bay

    Great for Lunch

  • East Bay

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East Bay

    Notable Wine List

  • East Bay

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. S

    Suzette

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like to drive in from Sacramento for Berkeley Rep among other Bay Area destinations and were very happy to find this restaurant. A very pleasant experience all around
  2. BW

    BennyW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Next time I would come here to try different cuisines.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was amazing and not to speak of the phenomenal food. I have the omg and my partner had the chicken Parmesan sandwich. Love love love this place will definitely be coming back!
  4. J

    Jeffsonica

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heroic Italian Berkeley simply the best place to have dinner in Berkeley. Order one of their delicious pastas and pair that with one the Italian wines on their unusual, well priced wine list. That garden would be an awesome place to throw a party!
  5. CB

    ChristinaB

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  6. P

    Pandora

    Los Angeles

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, we ate on a lovely patio, and the service was attentive, friendly, and quick.
  7. CW

    CarlaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute patio for outdoor dining and great food! I loved my Mt. Etna salad with chicken and the pinsa with spicy salami was great too! Will definitely go back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing the food was delicious, the people is so friendly I love this place and I will came back again also recommend for everyone to came and enjoy
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been a pleasant experience. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the owner very attentive. I will be back soon. I totally recommend it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so espectacular !! The staff make an extra effort for service like big stars, the pastas so fresh and tasty and the pesto Pinsa? OMG !! A great experience enough for coming back too soon .. thank you
  11. T

    Tomahtoe

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With its expanded food menu, Heroic Italian has become our go-to for a casual meal with friends… and a bit of class. Their outdoor space is amazing – we love the big social tables and new fire pit. So come for the amazing sandwiches and stay for everything else… especially the wine!!! The wine selection, alone, demands that anyone who purports to be a wine snob/aficionado come by and find something new.
  12. VB

    VinceB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great 2nd location in addition to the original in SF. Glad to have another closer to home! High quality ingredients & great attentive staff. The OMG sandwich is my favorite and I can’t get enough of the spicy sauce and truffle Mayo…yum.
  13. MS

    MaureenS

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice to see a place that puts a high value on delicious food and is very conscientious. They are working out the kinks but all was very good. The outdoor tables are in a lovely setting and quite welcoming.
  14. J

    Jddj

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pesto pizza so different & delicious!!
  15. CS

    CelesteS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely little restaurant in downtown Berkeley. Great space for a group of 8 to enjoy dinner and conversation. The salads were wonderful, the pinsa (pizza) very tasty and pasta’s good too. Highly recommend, great service and quiet as its a block down from Shattuck.
  16. NL

    NormL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were looking for a quiet outdoor location in Berkeley for a dinner date. Something casual, tasty and not very expensive. Heroic met or nearly so those parameters. We started with a bottle of Italian Cabernet Sauvignon for just $25. Not expecting a great wine, we were very pleased with the full body and earthy flavors, quite different from our California version of this varietal. For dinner we split a vegetarian pesto pizza (flatbread style) and a Caesar salad with added chicken for $6 extra. The pizza was a gorgeous display of roasted veggies and quite enough for the two of us. The salad, while an ample serving, was somewhat underwhelming. A a hearty bowl of fresh romaine lettuce and not much else save for two anchovies. Yes, there was some flecks of shredded chicken, but we had to hunt for it. Hardly a decent amount given the price addition. The dressing, which should have been ideally house made, seemed to have come out of a jar. Mostly garlicky mayo, not truly a classic Caesar dressing. They could improve this dish easily. Desert was a pre-made tiramisu. Not too sweet, but also not too moist as it should have been. We sat outside an an attractive patio next to the Berkeley Public Library. Free parking on the street after 6 p.m. was appreciated. There's not much of a view in this part of town. Patio heaters were available if we needed them. We did not. I might try them again for lunch someday, as this is more of an afternoon type of place.
  17. l

    luvvino

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our company had our first sales meeting at HQ and there were a few of us staying an additional night trying to find a place we could all enjoy one final meal together. Not only was it the most beautiful day to enjoy their patio with live music, crispy crust bread with soft fluffy insides (the best!) and so many of their dishes. We did not have anything we disliked but the porcini ravioli with sage butter was voted our favorite, followed by the burrata. Don't leave without dessert either. The gelato & tiramisu were full of flavor and hit the spot. The staff & owner David were both friendly and knowledgable about the food & wine. We will definitely be back!
  18. EC

    EllenC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is very close to Berkeley Repertory Theater so we went to dinner before a show. We ate outside on the patio; the food was great and the service was fast and friendly. It’s perfect for lunch or a casual dinner.
  19. TJ

    TheresaJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! Great food, casual but cool atmosphere, GREAT outdoor space. Family and dog-friendly (gave dog treats and a water bowl)! We loved it and will come back again and again. Thank you for taking such good care of us!
  20. SO

    SusanO

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pleasant oatio, attentive service and tasty food. A winning combination and we look forward to a return visit
  21. SN

    SarahN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious! Great for a date night with the hubs
  22. LB

    LBDes

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great choice for outdoor dining … new picnic tables in a plaza next to a quiet side street. Food is casual Italian with a modern twist. Really delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heroic Italian was so cute. Ambiance was romantic and quaint. Service was really good they checked up on us many times and even though they closed early they did not rush us.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The servers etc. we’re trying to rush us and have us finish our dinner since we first got there. Our reservation was 7, we came at 7:10, and they informed us they had closed the kitchen because we were late… even though there is a 15 minute grace period, and it was Saturday, so who would expect that to be the case. No utensils were provided throughout the entire meal, nor was water or glasses. I asked for water to which the server said I will get glasses for you, you can fill it up yourself and gestured to a communal water dispenser. That would be completely fine other than how it seemed like we were bothering her by asking for water? Excuse me what? Food was mediocre- flat bread pizzas via the Berkeley restaurant week, literally seemed like you could buy at Safeway and heat yourself. Flavor was not there at all, I wish there was salt and pepper at the table. My friend got the charcuterie board outside of the restaurant week menu, which was the best of all our dishes.
  25. M

    Mack

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! The OMG was delicious. Crunchy bread, quality meats. Would definitely go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Heroic Italian - Berkeley is rated 4.5 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Heroic Italian - Berkeley

2020 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shattuck Avenue- We are next to the Public Library

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Downtown Berkeley Muni is 2 blocks away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Bullitt

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 224-5999

  • Private party facilities

    Our lovely outdoor patio is available for full or partial take overs. It seats up to 40 seated an more if standing.

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