Oliveto Restaurant

Modern Italian

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Thanks to owner Bob Klein, Oliveto is an Oakland institution and legend since the 1980s, located right off of the Rockridge BART stop. In the more casual café downstairs and white tablecloth dining room upstairs, Chef Jonah Rhodehamel turns out Northern California-meets-Italian cuisine and some the best pasta in the Bay Area, using Klein's own local heirloom grains. An Italian-heavy wine list and dedicated local diners keep the restaurant as relevant as it was 30 years ago.

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  • Oakland / Berkeley Best Italian 2016 — Zagat
  • Two stars from San Francisco Chronicle 2011
  • Oakland 100 2014 — San Francisco Magazine
  • James Beard Award for Best Chefs in America 1999
  • Winner: James Beard Foundation Best Chef, Pacific 1999
  • Zagat rating of 4.5 out of 5

5655 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Lively, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Meet For A Drink, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (510) 547-5356
  • Private Dining Room: Yes