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2565 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2917
+1 510-845-2363
11:00 - 22:00
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Galway, Ireland
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is a little away from the main UC Berkeley drag but is worth a walk. The dining room is nice, the service is very good, the prices are very reasonable, especially given that it is almost proper table service (not quasi-self-service as many other places nearby do), and the food is tasty. Perhaps a little salty but good value... More 

Thank Rónán K
Phoenix, Arizona
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98 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We recently were in the Bay Area for some family business and had dinner at Pasta Bene. The food, service and prices were amazing. I would visit here again when in the area.

Thank btworld
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We ended up liking it, though we felt rushed on arrival at 9:30P for a 10P close time. Ultimately, they were very accommodating.

Thank Melissa P
Corona, California
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

We went for the 2nd time a couple of weeks ago. Its getting a 3 star because it is just average and too garlicky. For me, it would probably be more of a 2.5. The first time we went, I ordered Chicken Piccata which was okay, but nothing special. We also had some garlic bread. I woke up in the... More 

Thank SusanM05
Rio del Mar, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

Kind of hard to find, away from main drag of UC Berkeley. Located among many storefronts, but worth it. Not fancy-schmancy , but down home Italian food like my Mom used to make & the prices are VERY reasonable.We have been there several times when we come up to visit our daughter who is attending UC Berk. Always have been... More 

Thank Cindi8
McAllen Texas
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Authentic Italian Walk in Grab a menu and ponder your meal. So much to choose from. I requested the Eggplant ( which is offered as an appetizer) with a side of linguini. It was superb. Friendly, prompt waite staff. Food was served in under 15 min. Under $10.00 for the meal. No complaints and I will recommend this sweet bargain... More 

Thank MissionTexasSharon
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157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

I wanted to come back to Pasta Bene on this most recent trip to San Francisco, so we had dinner here one night. I ordered the same dish as the last time, a Pasta Bolognese and again, I thought it was very good - just not as memorable as the last time. My wife wasn't as excited about her food... More 

Thank David M
Bozeman, Montana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Visiting Berkeley on business, walked by and went in for early dinner. WOW, that was a good choice. The food was great, the portions were the right size and the price was outstanding.

Thank Pat W
Eureka, California
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

I enjoyed eating at Pasta Bene. The food is really tasty and the portions are of good size. You order at the counter and then your food it brought to you, so it's like fast-food Italian. I ordered Carciofi e Pollo (chicken and vegetables over linguini) and it was delicious. I would definitely go back to this restaurant!

Thank Ljhoiland
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

I visited Pasta Bene and had angel hair pasta and pizza. The food was excellent and great value for money. They have greta selection fr vegetarians as well. It was suring the summer break and hence not very crowded . I am told that it can be packed when the classes at UC Berkeley resume.

Thank Gayatri K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2565 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-2917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-2363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?