Italian Restaurants in Berkeley

$12 for $20 Worth of Espresso and Italian Food at Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Light Italian fare such as paninis, steaming-hot lattes, and breakfast pastries served at this cozy Oakland spot

Italian Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Belli Osteria (Up to 33% Off)

Belli Osteria

Downtown Berkeley

$86 $59

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Pair drinks with four courses of Italian cuisine, including antipasti, insalate, pasta, and secondi

$15 for Pizza with 2-Liter Soda at Papa John's - East Bay (Up to $26.99 Value)

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

Northern Coastal Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Lungomare (28% Off)

Lungomare

Jack London Square

$40 $29

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Waterfront restaurant serves handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and fresh seafood on a scenic patio with occasional live music

Italian Dinner Cuisine at Il Pescatore Ristorante (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Pescatore Ristorante

Produce and Waterfront

$50 $30

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Diners can dig into a variety of authentic Italian dishes, such as veal T-bone with rosemary and housemade gelato with fresh fruit

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Catering Services When You Rent The Venue At Full Price at High Street Station Cafe

High Street Station Cafe

Alameda

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 10% off catering services when you rent the venue at full price

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, Wine, and Dessert at Pasta Pelican (Up to 51% Off)

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

$70 $35

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Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

$39 for Italian Dining at La Strada ($50 Value)

La Strada

San Pablo

$50 $39

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As you peruse the detailed menu, take in the elegant, rustic room that resembles an secret garden

$13 for a Large Specialty or 5-Topping Pizza and IT'S-IT Ice Cream at Papa John's (Up to $25.73 Value)

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 48% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

$67 $38.50

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Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

$84.90 $39

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Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 50% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

$40 $20

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Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$5 Buys You a Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Saint Francis Wood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

$35 for $50 Worth of Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle (Groupon Reservation Required)

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

$50 $35

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Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

Italian Food for Two or Four or More at Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano (Up to 39% Off)

Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano

North Beach

$40 $25

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Regional Italian dishes such as salmon risotto, penne pasta with smoked pancetta, gnocchi baked in gorgonzola sauce, and margherita pizza

$15 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Beer at Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

House-brewed beers complement vegetarian, seafood, and specialty pizzas topped with Brazilian-style chicken or marinated shrimp

$45 for One Gift Card for Family-Style Italian Dining at Buca di Beppo ($50 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$50 $45

(1885)

Family-style servings of baked ziti, veal parmigiana, and other Italian-American staples served in festive restaurant setting

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off Your Order at Pinky's Pizza

Pinky's Pizza

Downtown Walnut Creek

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off your order

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Salads, and Hoagies at Pancoast Pizza

Pancoast Pizza

Downtown Walnut Creek

$20 $12

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East Coast–style pizza made with homemade sauce and complemented by salads and hoagies

18-Inch, Two-Topping Pizza with 2-Liter Soda, Valid for Dine-In or Take-Out at Red Pepper Pizza (Up to 42% Off)

Red Pepper Pizza

Sheffield Village

$25.96 $15

Cheesy 18-inch pizzas can be topped with your choice of toppings, like mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage, artichoke hearts, or jalapeños

Pizza at Napoli Pizza & Pasta (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Napoli Pizza & Pasta

Benicia

$40 $25

Up to 15 specialty pizzas with regular or gluten free crusts, such as Mega Meat with sausage, pepperoni, salami, canadian bacon & linguicia

Italian Food at Dario's Pizza Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Dario's Pizza Restaurant

Sausalito

$20 $11

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28 different pizza combinations, hand-rolled gnocchi, and other classic Italian dishes tantalize taste buds in bright, rustic eatery

Pizza, Salads, and Subs at Extreme Pizza (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Extreme Pizza

Mill Valley

$20 $12

Creative pizzas house unconventional toppings, such as four types of cheese, roasted walnuts, and fresh sage; subs include chicken pesto

$15 for Pizza with 2-Liter Soda at Papa John's (Up to $26.99 Value)

Papa John's - Danville

Danville

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Gaspare's Pizzeria Ristorante Bar

Gaspare's Pizzeria Ristorante Bar

San Rafael

$20 $12

27 different specialty pizzas at restaurant with homemade cheesecake and tiramisu, extensive menu of Italian entrees, and full bar

$89 for Two $50 Gift Cards to Ristorante Buon Gusto

Ristorante Buon Gusto

South San Francisco

$100 $89

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Italian restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and wines from both Italy and California

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown

$30 $15

Menu composed of innovative pizzas, such as the Marco Pollo pizza topped with garlic chicken, and Italian classics, including clam linguine

Up to 52% Off Pizza, Sides, and Soda at Papa Murphy's – Two Locations

Papa Murphy's

Multiple Locations

$20.50 $11

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Take 'N' Bake pizzas with fresh dough topped with ingredients in customized or pre-selected combos

Italian Cuisine for Lunch, Sunday Brunch, or Dinner at Caprino's Restaurant (40% Off)

Caprino's Restaurant

Belmont

$20 $12

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Italian dishes filled with prime meats, fresh seafood, local free-range chicken, and house-made pasta; globally influenced brunch

Lunch or Dinner at Vivace Restaurant (Up to 28% Off)

Vivace Restaurant

Belmont

$40 $29

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Classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine such as grilled chicken panini for lunch and wood-fired baked manicotti for dinner

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Calzones at Mission Pizza & Pub (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Mission Pizza & Pub

Fremont

$30 $17

Creative pizzas, oven-baked sandwiches, and 32 microbrews and imported beers served amid live country and bluegrass music

$25 for $40 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks, Valid Sunday Through Thursday at Caffe Riace

Caffe Riace

Palo Alto

$40 $25

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Guests can enjoy Italian meals in the dining room or at shaded tables on a patio dotted with sculptures

Italian Meal and House Wine for Two or Four at Gumba's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria (Up to 49% Off)

Gumba's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown Sunnyvale

$62.85 $32

Cannelloni a la romana with ground veal and spinach, prawns and wild mushooms sautéed in sherry-cream sauce, and classic rigatoni

$15 for $25 Worth of Pizza or One 20-Inch Belly Buster Pizza at Pizza Party

Pizza Party

Santa Clara

$25 $15

Pizzas in bacon-chicken and greek veggie varieties emerge from the oven on traditional, gluten-free, or 20-inch Belly Buster crusts

$14 for Two Slices of Pizza, Two Beers, and Two Lagunitas Mason Jars at Bibo's NY Pizza ($28 Value)

Bibo's NY Pizza

Santa Teresa

$28 $14

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Small, locally owned pizzeria crafts authentic New York–style pizzas with thin crust and serves Lagunitas beer

One Medium or Large Pizza with Three Toppings and Cheese Breadsticks at Checkers Pizza & Ribs (Up to 47% Off)

Checkers Pizza & Ribs

Paynes

$19.54 $11

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Pizzas loaded with whole-milk mozzarella and topped with artichoke hearts, gyro meat, sun-dried tomatoes, or more

One Groupon Good for $25 Worth of Pizza, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at New York Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

New York Pizza

Alum Rock

$25 $12.50

More than a dozen gourmet pizzas plus calzones, salads, and sandwiches

Large Pizza Meals at Mountain Mike's Pizza (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

Mountain Mike's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$30.98 $19

Massive pizzas topped with ingredients such as Louisiana hot sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh green onions

$13.99 for a Carryout Large One-Topping Pizza and Breadsticks at Magoo's Pizza ($25.98 Total Value)

Magoo's Pizza

Campbell

$25.98 $13.99

Fresh pizzas topped with a choice from six different sauces and toppings ranging from pepperoni and mushrooms to chorizo and artichokes

Pizza for Two or Four at Triple Seven Pizzeria (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Triple Seven Pizzeria

Saratoga

$24 $15

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Gourmet pizzas with sourdough crusts made daily and combinations of fresh toppings

$9 for One Specialty Pizza, One Large Drink, and Order of Cinna-Dots at Top This Pizza Co. ($15 Value)

Top This Pizza Co.

Los Gatos

$15 $9

Signature pies such as Minnie's Margherita, Michaels's Cheesy Madness, and Leo's Chickenlicious served with soda and order of cinna-dots

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, or Italian Take-Out at Strings Italian Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Strings Italian Cafe

Lodi

$20 $12

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Steamed mussels, garlic-covered shrimp scampi, and chicken and asparagus in a sun-dried-tomato sauce

$16 for $32 Worth of Sicilian-Style Pizza, Pasta, and Sandwiches at Happy Pizza

Happy Pizza

Manteca

$16 $8

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Sicilian-style pizzas blanketed in house-made marinara or pesto sizzle beside hearty sandwiches & pasta dishes

Select Local Merchants

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.

2565 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

North Beach Pizza has been curing cravings for gourmet pizza, pastas, submarine sandwiches, and other hearty eats for more than 20 years. Thin and thick pizza crusts are tossed by hand and topped with whole milk mozzarella before baking evenly in industrial ovens, creating perfect, edible canvases ready to be bedecked in ingredients that include everything from fresh spinach and feta cheese, to clams and Linguiça––a form of Portuguese pork sausage. Delivery is free to eligible areas around each location, saving time that may be better spent setting the table or taking inventory of its legs.

1598 University Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.

2222 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The cooks at Lanesplitter bake up a menu of New York–style pizzas and pocket-like calzones, and bartenders at the three pub locations pour a large selection of microbrews. An army of nearly 30 meaty, veggie, and vegan toppings stands ready to occupy thin neapolitan or thick sicilian crusts in combinations such as the herbivore's spinach, mushrooms, onions, and olives ($23.50 for a 19-inch) or the garbage pie's heaping mélange of spiced meats and crisper-drawer items ($27.50 for a 19-inch). The bar's taps have recently flowed with Racer 5 by Bear Republic, E.J. Phair's doppelbock, and hand-pumped Bombay by Boat IPA from Moonlight Brewing Company. Some locations host art openings, where diners and drinkers may admire photography, paintings, or mosaics made entirely of anchovies.

2033 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

Venezia is a locally owned and operated restaurant now in its 30th year, serving up delectable Italian fare for lunch and dinner. Kick off a memorable meal with house-made potato chips ($7) topped with reggiano and served with white truffle oil, or nosh on olive-oil flatbread ($9) flanked with an entourage of Licini sopressata salami, olives, and baked goat cheese with roasted garlic. Entrees include the spaghetti carbonara ($16), which tosses bacon with egg and chili flakes, and the malfatti hand-cut pasta ($17), which incites tongue tapping with a harmony of porcini and crimini mushrooms along with roasted tomatoes, vermouth, and cream. Satisfy an entire battalion of sweet teeth with desserts such as the Madagascar-vanilla-cream custard ($6.50) sprinkled with braised blackberries and strawberries and the bittersweet chocolate-mousse torte ($8) crowned with raspberry coulis and whipped cream.

1799 University Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

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.

1586 Hopkins St
Berkeley,
CA
US