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Enoteca Molinari

5474 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
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  • Very good13%
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“swordfish” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5474 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
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Reviewed 4 days ago

More than thirty years ago now, there was an Italian wine shop, an enoteca, on San Pablo Avenue, near Solano. It provided me with an introduction to Italian wines at a time when Italian wines were an absolute bargain. I got to know the owners....More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Came with few colleagues who came from Italy, it was a 2& sweaters restaurant and tiny. Please make your reservation earlier. Typical small Italian eatery with half bar service, open kitchen but the food was great. Cheese plater, home made pasta, sword fish and good...More

Thank Lucas G
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I have had the opportunity to live in Italy for extended periods of time, and I enjoy the regional and seasonal cuisines of Italy. For many years, the Berkeley-Oakland area had very limited offerings of Italian food that came close to what you would experience...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The wait staff was attentive. The menu is limited, but the food was prepare extremely well. Swordfish is often dry, this was moist and served in a very delicate sauce. The vegetable soup was memorable.

Thank 644Steve
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Love joes expertise at the bar on wine, love the ragu, love the small cost restaurant and always know we walk out happy.

Thank Lunauk
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We watched the chef bring his ingredients from the pantry and put them on the stove to cook our meals to order. Fresh vegetable soup, nothing but the tastes of the assortment of veggies plus a little parmesan. And then fresh pasta with a fresh...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 August 2016

They make their own pasta, and while a small menu---it's always hard to choose, because everything can work. It's authentic Italian, the service is great, and atmosphere that works well.

1  Thank Dick M
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

You don't need to wait in line for a seat at A Cote....the food at Enoteca Molinari right next door is better, and the intimate dining experience and excellent service are a wonderful accent to the homey and delicious Italian fare on offer. Don't forget...More

1  Thank padraighofoakland
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent italian food and wine in intimate setting. Say hello to Joe at this Rockbridge secret. Go there whenever I can.

1  Thank oakpit
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. The atmosphere was warm and modern with simple elegance. It was an absolutely beautiful experience. Our waiter was extremely helpful in helping us choose a wine and meal pairing. There were vegetarian options for me as...More

1  Thank Sadza0522
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5474 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1552
    (Taft Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 3 blocks south of Rockridge BART next to A Cote (cross street is Taft Ave).
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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