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Map4293 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA
(510) 652-3676
  • Italian
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A perfect neighborhood restaurant that thankfully doubled in size in 2006, Dopo is still always crowded but not as cramped. Chef-owner Jon Smulewitz and his staff create each day’s menu using fresh fish and seasonal vegetables to celebrate regional Italian cooking and then add lesser-known, seasonally driven dishes to the mix. Patrons can always find pizzas and excellent lasagna, but the real treats are the more obscure antipasti and house-made pasta dishes. Don’t expect heavily sauced or cheese-laden offerings; these creations are elegantly prepared, deceptively simple and dead-on delicious. Some recent favs: radicchio and ricotta tortelloni, crostone of braised octopus with saffron and pesce crudo (think Italian sashimi). Lunch is more stripped down—salads, pizzas and panini, though the dishes stand above the ordinary. Ending your meal with Dopo’s signature dessert, the Diplomatico, will send you happily on your way—and plotting your next return. Lunch Mon.–Fri. and dinner Mon.–Sat. (Reservations 5 or more.)

Additional Information:

Location: Oakland-Piedmont Avenue
Price: $-$$
Features: Credit Cards Accepted
Full Bar
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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