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Trattoria La Siciliana

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$$ - $$$
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2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
+1 510-704-1474
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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381 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Trattoria La Siciliana is an outstanding Sicilian dining scene. Cozy and noisy, it's like a big family meal. We opted for the two and two menu: two appetizers, two entrées, each up-sized so it was family meal size. Our appetizer choices: eggplant, caesar salad, both well crafted. Our entrées: anchovy/sardine/garlic sauce over pasta and chicken and artichokes. No room for... More 

Thank Sassamatt
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Came highly recommended -but as a real Sicilian this was just average at best. All dishes - the sauce tasted the same. I order Penne alla Norma- skimpy on the eggplant.

Douglas, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Loved this little find on our journey in Berkeley. Very traditional Sicilian style restaurant with great food. I though prices were very reasonable. Good wine. Really great Tiramisu that shouldn't be missed. Limoncello also homemade and was a good addition. Can't wait to go back on our next trip. Will eat here every time I am in Berkeley for multiple... More 

Thank HoldenOversoul
Cleveland, Ohio
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Enjoyed a fine meal on a Saturday at 5pm, just after they opened. Family style encouraged, all of our pasta, sauces, salmon, meatballs, broccolini and salad were very good. Service was good considering how busy it was, and we were able to get in and out in 1.5 hours, as we needed to be somewhere. Reservations taken for parties of... More 

Thank Anne F
Oakland, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth visit-if you are craving for a taste of Sicily, this is the place to go. The finucchiede never disappoints! Be prepared for a long wait ( doesn't matter if you have reservation or not - still have to wait due to seating challenges in small space), and cash only. Once you are inside, enjoy the food... More 

Thank arpisturista
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Small cute little place with spectacular food. Knew it was good because the it was packed. Friendly, home town feel. I'll definitely return.

Thank Bruni L
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food for a good price. Friendly service. Just had a main course, but portions were more than enough.

Thank svendecabooter
Lafayette, Ca
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275 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I have been two or three times recently and the food has been excellent. The last time they only took cash so be prepared. This is great Italian food. The last visit we had 7 people and all enjoyed and the service was outstanding.

Thank Lesley H
Berkeley, California
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

With a group of 6 we were cajoled into ordering family style, which just meant that they brought larger portions. We ended up paying $200 for a salad and several pasta dishes, and a few glasses of wine. We were shocked. The food was good but, after all, it was pasta. Order from the menu and don't let them trick... More 

Thank desertsage55
Danville, California
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I had never noticed this small(ish) and unassuming restaurant in the Elmwood district of Berkeley until we went to a family birthday party there over the weekend. What have I been missing all these years! The food is served family style and two orders of 5 dishes sufficed for a table of 9. The pasta was excellent and tasted fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-704-1474

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