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Lo Coco's has been a restaurant staple on Piedmont Avenue for over 20 years. This cozy restaurant specializes in authentic Sicilian cuisine. Loyal customers delight in dishes like Tortellini con Pesto Creme, Linguini with Clams, Cannelloni and their delicious pizzas. The warm atmosphere, attentive service and flavorful food will turn anyone into a Lo Coco's faithful.
A16 Rockridge brings the taste of Campania to Oakland. This industrial decor has a rustic touch to it with exposed bricks, an open kitchen, wooden beams and artworks. Taking pride in their authentically rustic menu, you can enjoy wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, house cured meats and fine Southern Italian wines at this establishment. Don't miss their happy hours where you can sip on their wine varietal by the glass or half-a-bottle carafe. Reservations are recommended.
This simple and rustic trattoria style restaurant offers spectacular food in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. The menu features a good selection of antipasti like the ubiquitous frito misto, wood-fired meatballs and roasted octopus. As far as main courses go, Marzano really focuses on their wood-fired pizzas like the calamari with spicy tomato sauce, gremolata, hearts of celery, red onion, radicchio and pecorino, or more traditional pizzas like the margharita, pepperoni and sausage. In addition to the pizzas they do also feature a couple delicious "main courses" and desserts. Don't miss out on the specialty cocktails.
This neighborhood favorite of students, yuppies and locals serves up heaping portions of pasta topped with a variety of well-made sauces from Fettuccine Alfredo to Tortellini al Pesto to Spaghetti Bolognese. It is not fancy, but it is all good, and served up by a friendly wait staff that is in perpetual motion. The space is tiny, only a handful of tables on a black and white checkerboard tile floor, but the windows are huge, the Italian posters are colorful and the lines move quickly if you have to wait. If you are in a hurry, take-out is a snap.
Located in Oakland's quaint Rockridge neighborhood, Enoteca Molinari is a cute, modern and clean little wine bar. In addition to the selection of Italian wines, Enoteca Molinari has a small but delicious menu of Italian small plates like Osso Bucco Stuffed Arancini, a selection of crostini, cured meats and cheeses, and larger plates like Tagliatelle al Ragu. There is also a small but sweet selection of desserts. This neighborhood favorite is rather small, so its perfect for more intimate meetings rather than large gatherings.