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In East Bay for one night - help please!

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Hi Chowhounds. We're visiting the Bay Area and will be in East Bay tomorrow night visiting friends. We love Chez Panisee and Olivetto and enjoy Rivoli, but wanted to try something new. We were thinking of Pizzialo, but it is is closed on Sundays. Can you recommend a place with similar quality food? Good prices are a plus, but not absolutely necessary. Just yummy food. Thank you!

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    1. Dopo on Piedmot Ave. Very similar to Pizzialo and Olivetto downstairs. Call first - I remember reading somewhere they were closing for a month to expand.

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      1. Not sure whether they're open on Sunday, but I'd sure consider giving JoJo (on Piedmont Ave.) a try if they are. I imagine somebody will suggest A Cote, but while it has its fans, I've been kind of underwhelmed by the experience.

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        1. Sea Salt in Berkeley or Fonda in Albany.

          Jojo's in Oakland.

          1. Cesar, right next door to Chez Panisse, is awesome. At this time of year, the whole front of the restaurant will be wide open, and the tapas are very very very good.

            http://barcesar.com/

            Nice vibe, but not as fancy as the other places you've suggested. The trade-off is intensely good food in a lively atmosphere.