Italian Restaurants in Berkeley


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  • Pasta Bene
    The same year it launched its airy Telegraph Avenue outpost, Pasta Bene jumped onto the Bargain Bites 2010 list in the San Francisco Chronicle, which also praised its "friendly" service. Its family of owners, however, arrived with 20 years of experience behind the scenes of area Italian restaurants, meaning that its menu of stone-fired pizzas and hearty entrees leavened with California freshness came together naturally. In 13 pasta dishes, noodles entwine with slow-photosynthesized seasonal vegetables and rich tomato and cream sauces, while the dessert menu may suggest an easier choice with its house-made tiramisu, a customer favorite. Wooden rafters and iron chandeliers vault over the casual, sunlit dining room overlooking a street-side patio.
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    2565 Telegraph Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Gioia Pizzeria
    Gioia Pizzeria Will and Karen Gioia passion for cooking has taken them everywhere from the coveted kitchens of Rick Bayless and Chez Panisse to rural France. But the breadth of their travels led them to a singular focus for their own restaurant: tradition. At Gioia Pizzeria, they prep thin-crust pies with locally sourced and sustainably grown ingredients and strive to recapture the flavors of Will's childhood in Brooklyn, which was spent surrounded by Italian relatives and recipes. Today, Will and Karen evoke the same familial spirit at their two locations: a casual countertop spot in Berkeley, and a spacious San Francisco restaurant lit by vintage fixtures. The San Francisco Bay Guardian differentiates the couple's pizzas from greasier East-coast variants, deeming them "New York-spirited, with hearty crust and California-fresh toppings." Pecorino and house-made Sicilian sausage sprinkles the salsiccia pizza, whereas the vegetarian butternut squash pizza derives its complex flavors from organic squash, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and gremolata. The Julian—a pizza named after Karen and Will's son—changes its ingredients seasonally, having sported prosciutto, red onion, and garlic in the past. The team's emphasis on homemade fare doesn't end at pizzas, either. They fill their sweet, ricotta-stuffed cannolis onsite and tap their own lemon trees to fill glasses with fresh lemonade everyday.
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    1586 Hopkins St
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue
    Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue's full bar to top off your meal. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue has kid-friendly food and seating. Large groups will have a hard time being accommodated at Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue. Warm weather brings out Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue's highly coveted patio seating. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carry out and delivery options. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue as well. Drivers will be giddy once they hear about the easy street parking near Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue. Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. A meal at Extreme Pizza - Berkeley, Shattuck Avenue will typically set you back about $30.
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    2352 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA US
  • BUILD Pizzeria Roma
    What does happiness taste like? If you ask Eating Berkeley blogger Josh Escobar, it tastes like the food at Build Pizzeria Roma. During his first visit to the downtown Berkeley eatery, he found culinary bliss in slices of Roman-style pizza, authentic Italian antipasti, and craft cocktails. Escobar isn't the only one who feels this way?in 2013, Build Pizzeria Roma garnered a Best Of award from East Bay Express for making an entire neighborhood grin simultaneously. One reason for the restaurant's popularity is the customizable nature of its menu. After entering a stylish dining room decorated with enormous black-and-white photographs, diners sidle up to a long counter to choose from an array of sauces and toppings. Sauce options include favorites, such as a mellow san marzano tomato sauce and a house-made garlic butter, and toppings range from Laura Chenel Ch?vre goat cheese to aromatic, delicately shaved truffles. Once an order is placed, a chef slides the freshly made pie into a wood-fired oven, crisping its thin crust to perfection in less than three minutes. Napa Valley wines, locally brewed craft beers, and artisan cocktails complete the dining experience.
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    2286 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Luca Cucina Italiana
    For pasta with a twist, try Luca Cucina Italiana, a stylish spot for Italian cuisine. With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Luca Cucina Italiana's menu. Grab the kids when you head to Luca Cucina Italiana — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Luca Cucina Italiana. Dress is typically casual at Luca Cucina Italiana, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Call Luca Cucina Italiana for catering if you have a big event coming up. Luca Cucina Italiana also offers delivery and carry out if you're in the mood for the restaurant's cooking but prefer to provide your own ambience. Drivers will be giddy once they hear about the easy street parking near Luca Cucina Italiana. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Luca Cucina Italiana has to offer.
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    2057 San Pablo Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Domino's Pizza
    Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Domino's Pizza in Berkeley. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Domino's Pizza in jeans and a hoodie. Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Domino's Pizza will ensure that it is delicious. Convenient street parking is easy to find outside Domino's Pizza. Going out for dinner doesn't mean overspending. Enjoy a delicious meal at Domino's Pizza for a fair price. Domino's Pizza offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    3219 Adeline St
    Berkeley, CA US
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