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5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA, USA
www.oliveto.com - 510-547-5356

Oliveto Oakland Reviews

Eric Eric
408 reviews
Jan 05, 2007
Oliveto Upstairs:This is just a follow-up to my last review of Oliveto. I went there again and this time made reservations for the upstairs area. The upstairs is really nice, and a lot bigger than you would expect from the entrance. It's a more upscale setting, but still not pretentious (this is Berkeley/Oakland, after all...). The food is what I have come to expect from here: delicious, rich, and flavorful Italian food. Again, this is probably some of the best Italian food I've had in the states. All of the pasta is homemade and the dishes are often quite inventive and interesting. I had a type of pasta that consisted of two spaghetti strands wrapped together and cut into smaller fragments (don't remember the name of the pasta type, unfortunately!). It was served with pieces of lamb in a creamy sauce. Also, one of the most pleasant things about the evening here was the service. You could tell that the server loved food and was quite knowledgable about it. He was able to explain every dish to the last detail and was quite enthusiastic and helpful with his recommendations. Definitely come check this place out if you are in the East Bay and looking for good Italian food!
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