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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants Near Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Oakland. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Oakland. Pick one of these Oakland eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Marzano

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

Filippo's

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

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Little Star Pizza

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

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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Donato & Co

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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The Star on Park

Pizza, $$, AlamedaPizza, $$Alameda, Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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East End

Pizza, $$, AlamedaPizza, $$Alameda, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cugini Restaurant

Italian, $$, AlbanyItalian, $$Albany, North of Marin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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How does it work?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Oakland. We analyzed 28808 Oakland restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Oakland restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Mercury News, Zagat and Infatuation had to say – and applied our boam magic. These top contenders have appeared 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. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take tomato and arugula salad to the next level

    Experts often pair tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • A big appetite

    Marc Owens set a new world record by eating the most cannoli at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 34 cannolis.

Parking in the area

Oaklandis notorious for tricky parking. 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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