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The 9 Best Italian Restaurants Near Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Berkeley are for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Berkeley. Pick one of these Berkeley eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Creekwood

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation
  • Mercury News

    12 Best New SF Bay Area Restaurants For Date Night 2019

    Mercury News

Donato & Co

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    Hottest Restaurants and Bars in Oakland and Berkeley

    Zagat

If you travel further

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline

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    Hoodline
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Italian Restaurants in Oakland

    Three Best Rated
  • Zagat

    Best Italian in Oakland/Berkeley

    Zagat

Marzano

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Little Star Pizza

Pizza, $$, AlbanyPizza, $$Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip

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    CultureTrip
  • SFist

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    SFist

La Piazza Pizzeria Trattoria

Italian, $$, OrindaItalian, $$Orinda
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Cugini Restaurant

Italian, $$, AlbanyItalian, $$Albany, North of Marin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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Filippo's

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 Berkeley restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Mercury News, Zagat and Infatuation. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Mercury News - 12 Best New SF Bay Area Restaurants For Date Night 2019, Zagat - Hottest Restaurants and Bars in Oakland and Berkeley and Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal pairing for mushroom risotto

    Experts suggest pairing a mushroom risotto with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


Factoids

  • Most cannoli ever?

    On September 12 of 2014, Marc Owens set a new world record after eating 34 cannolis of cannoli.

Parking tips

Parking in Berkeley can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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