Di Bartolo on Grand in Oakland??
I was picking up a repaired computer last night and saw this restaurant while walking from the car. Anybody been? There were only a few folks inside when I walked by. Looks relaxed fancy. I picked up a menu but haven't had a chance to look at it. There's a prix fixe menu, I think it's 5-7 and $27.
Will look at menu and report more. Is this owned by somebody related to the old owner of the 49rs?
The first (negative) thread was mine. However, this was before the current chef, Jason. I actually met him at a bar a couple months ago & started chatting. I told him my meal there was really pretty bad, and he said that there were lots of complaints about the original chef. He totally revamped the menu, and although I haven't been back to check it out, it seems like a totally different experience now. He's really passionate about what he does & I've heard positive reports since he's been there. It may be worth a try.
If you do a search, you will find two previous threads - one from right after opening and one more recent.
There are definately mixed reviews about this place.
My husband and I enjoyed a meal there recently. I loved waiting for our table in the bar in the back and tried a couple of their specialty drinks - pricey but unusual and yummy.
Our table service was good and our dinners (my DH had the roast chicken and I had the pizza with egg - another unusual but yummy treat. We did spend more than a meal like that should have cost us, but it was because of the fancy drinks and $12 glass of wine....it sure did add up. I would love to see this type of place stick around in the neighborhood, so please give it a try and join in on the debate.