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Enoteca Molinari

Map5474 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 428-4078
  • Italian
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Enoteca Molinari finds success with a simple, straightforward approach on all fronts, including the short-but-satisfying Italian menu, the minimalist-but-cozy interior and the skeletal-but-efficient staff. The limited offerings are divided up into spuntini (snacks or appetizers), salumi (small platters of cured meats, including speck, prosciutto and soppressata), formaggi (cheese plates), vedure e zuppa (salads and soups) and pesce, carne e pasta (fish, meat and pasta main dishes). The food is exactly what you’d want from a neighborhood eatery where you can drop in for a bite at the bar or settle in for a lengthier multicourse meal at a table. Some winning choices: orecchiette con le cime di rapa, tagliatelle al ragù, Siciliano arancino, zuppa di peroni and pesce all’acqua pazza. Pair most any of the small plates with the more than 50 Italian selections of wine to become a happy Campania camper. Here also is an eatery where diners making their selections from the frequently changing menu should think about saving room for the heavenly panna cotta or the addictive budino al caramello salato. Lunch service and expansion might be on the horizon, but expect the changes to be eased in with the refreshing modesty that is Enoteca Molinari’s hallmark. Serves dinner Tue.–Sat

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Location: Oakland-Rockridge
Price: $$
Features: Beer And Or Wine
Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations Accepted

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