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Pasta Pomodoro

$$ - $$$
Italian, Contemporary
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5500 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1539
+1 510-923-0900
09:30 - 20:45
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Sat - Sun 16:30 - 20:45
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Berkeley, California, Usa
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150 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a great small scale Italian restaurant chain. This location closed at the end of 2016. According to the media reports, the owners notified the employees that their employment was terminated with no notice. Sounds like rotten treatment of a staff that had done a great job.

Thank Bryan B
Melbourne, Australia
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242 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Very few places that can easily handle a group of 9 including 2 frisky kids. Food is basic Italian , reasonably priced , & service was good. We sat outside so noise levels were fine. One meal came over cooked & was immediately replaced without any fuss. Would definitely return with the family.

Thank selwyn a
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When Pasta Pomodoro first opened I visited the then Castro area and Noe Valley location quite a number of times. Having tried several different dishes with friends or family we all felt the food was high quality and above average. Since then locations have opened and closed, management has changed and the food now feels more like a step above... More 

Thank Lenus1
Oakland, California
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

This is a local Bay Area chain and their food and family friendly atmosphere is great! I particularly like the pasta with smoky sausage and the shrimp with asparagus. Plus you get warm bread and yummy dipping sauce to start. Have been taking my kid here for over a decade and they've always been welcoming. Good prices and reasonably priced... More 

Thank tarzan2613
San Francisco, California
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163 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Birthday Celeration for a large family and the service was great! Arrive without a reservation and we were accepted without a doubt, seating was quick. We had a 3 year old with us and staff supplied a coloring book and crayons. Wines by the bottle are price right, Meal were all serve at once and hot. The restaurant is very... More 

Thank Yellowbilledtours
Oakland, California
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is just average chain food - but the staff is nice there. The easiest place to get a bite in that neighborhood.

Thank marciapolo
Ithaca, New York
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Italian food but not really. The chicken parm was breaded well and not overcooked but the sauce was thin and a bit greasy

Thank ken8572
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2015

love, love, love their spinach side, charming wines in a small glass and delicious yummy pastas. The décor is charming, service is consistently polite, informative and Pomodoro prices are more than fair. A light fair to a hungry family won't be disappointed. skc

Thank sk c
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Pasta P. is a place I dine now and then. I rate it very good taking into consideration the QPR - quality to price ratio. In fact, it is probably the best QPR of any Italian restaurant in the East Bay. The College Avenue location has a patio elevated about 3 feet above the street and it is situated right... More 

Thank bigsteve666
Pittsburg, California
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is a favorite restaurant for me and my wife. The food is always amazing and the service is always great! The last time we visited I had the ravioli di magro, which I highly recommend. I've also enjoyed the lasagna and They have an outdoor patio on the corner where you can sit in the shade (or sun) and... More 

Thank Nathan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:45
09:30 - 20:45
09:30 - 20:45
09:30 - 20:45
09:30 - 20:45
09:30 - 20:45
16:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-923-0900

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