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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Berkeley

Updated: March 13, 2021

Did someone say Italian food? We created the definitive list of the top Italian restaurants in Berkeley by analyzing the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

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Creekwood

Italian · $35 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Donato & Co

Italian · $20 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Italy On Gilman

Italian
Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

North Beach Pizza

Pizza · $22 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian
Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian · $18 avg. main dish
Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Marzano

Italian
Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Little Star Pizza

Pizza
Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cugini Restaurant

Italian · $35 avg. main dish
Albany, North of Marin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Filippo’s

Italian
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 Feastfox, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28738 Berkeley restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1899 top lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Zagat and Three Best Rated. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Authentic Italian Food in SF's East Bay, Zagat - Best Italian in Oakland/Berkeley and Three Best Rated - Best Italian Restaurants in Oakland. 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 Seattle’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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