Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant

Italian, Sandwiches, Pizza
$ $ $
5655 College Ave (at Shafter)
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 547-5356
7:00am - 9:00pm
7:00am - 9:00pm
7:00am - 9:00pm
7:00am - 9:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 10:00pm
8:00am - 9:00pm



  • The food is good but not great. Service is average. The noise including children crying is energetic. Some of the customers are really crazy and some busboys don't know private space.
  • Try the Breakfast Pizza With Egg And Anchovies - I think the flavors worked, the addition of the anchovies gave it the right balance and the eggs were phenomenal!
  • Save your money eat downstairs. The food is actually better!
  • The bread pudding is excellent!
  • Covered, heated outdoor seating downstairs at the caf. No wifi.
  • Locally sourced ingredients thoughtfully prepared. Always an excellent meal at Oliveto.
  • Yeasted Belgian waffle
  • The restaurant will host a series of truffle dinners November 15 through November 19 featuring carne cruda of Magruder beef ricotta salata and shaved, truffled egg yolk, and more.
  • Try the Bittersweet Chocolate Cake - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Try the Pan Roasted Salmon - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Try the Red Winter Wheat Penne Alla Bolognese - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Try the Little Gem salad - (via @Foodspotting)
  • The Ceci pasta dish and sand dabs.
  • I was disappointed. Yes the wine pours were huge, but the vibe was weird and the food was average. For the cost, I'd rather eat my own attempts to make Italian food. The staff are nice though.
  • Upstairs is VERY NICE1
  • Oliveto provides exceptional Italian fare. The chef prepares unique menus based on the seasons. Truffle dinner is their best offering. The truffles are finely shaved by the ounce over fresh pasta.
  • Try the Pizza -
  • Great cod pannini.
  • Try the Paccheri
  • The little gem salad is a nice addition. I wish they would return to a wood burning stove downstairs......

Nearby places

5655 College Ave (at Shafter Ave)
5655 College Ave (in Rockridge Market Hall)
5800 College Ave (at Birch Ct)