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dinner within a 20 minute drive of oakland airport

milltowngirl Dec 21, 2006 08:43 PM

This Saturday, we're having dinner w/ friends and need to pick up someone at Oakland airport later in the evening.

Thoughts re someplace good for dinner that's no more than a 20 minute drive to the airport?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: milltowngirl Dec 21, 2006 08:47 PM

    C'Era una Volta in Alameda. Ten-minute drive to the airport on surface streets, so no need to worry about freeway backups. Or Speisekammer, similar location.


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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 21, 2006 09:14 PM

      Also in that same part of Alameda: Pappo, where we had a very nice dinner the other night.

    2. oaklandfoodie RE: milltowngirl Dec 21, 2006 11:54 PM

      You could head to the Fruitvale district and go to one of the sit-down joints. El Huarache Azteca and Oatez are both good.


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        S U RE: milltowngirl Dec 22, 2006 06:53 PM

        There's also an Italian place right by the airport... I think its been mentioned once or twice on the board.

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        1. re: S U
          Robert Lauriston RE: S U Dec 22, 2006 07:04 PM

          Francesco's. Here's a report:


          Menu and free appetizer coupon:


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