One of Oakland's true destination restaurants, this Rockridge area hotspot features soul-warming northern Italian fare that is almost entirely handmade, right down to its trademark olive oils and salumi. The speciality is house-cured, grilled and spit-roasted meat, but menus change daily to showcase the freshest available ingredients. The downstairs café features pizzas and baked goods from the wood-fired oven.
5655 College Ave
|Cross street:||at Shafter Ave|
|Opening hours:||CafĂ© 7am–9pm Mon; 7am–10pm Tue–Fri; 8am–10pm Sat; 8am–9pm Sun. Restaurant 11:30am–2pm, 5:30–9pm Mon; 11:30am–2pm, 5:30–9:30pm Tue, Wed; 11:30am–2pm, 5:30–10pm Thu, Fri; 5:30–10pm Sat, 5–9pm Sun|