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prettypithy Aug 23, 2007 11:06 AM

I want to earn my next Opentable Dining Cheque without leaving the comfort of the East Bay. But I don't know much about the 1,000 point restaurants listed. Which ones would you suggest? The 1000 point restuarants are as follows:

Bridges--Danville
C'era Una Volta--Alameda
Citron--Berkeley/Oakland
Cuisine Restaurant--Berkeley/Oakland
Emery Grille--Emeryville
Ho Chow--Fremont
Mangia Mangia--Albany
PRIMA Ristorante--Walnut Creek
The Peasant & The Pear--Danville
Unicorn Pan Asian--Berkeley/Oakland
Venezia--Berkeley/Oakland

Any and all opinions appreciated!

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    lintygmom Aug 26, 2007 07:34 PM

    Does it have to be dinner? I've had delicious sandwiches from C'era Una Volta. Venezia is pleasant and the food can be tasty but it's a bit heavier than the more modern-style Italian restaurants around. I've always expected a lot at Citron and always been disappointed.

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      IanW Aug 26, 2007 12:20 AM

      I would avoid Cera Una Volta and Citron. In the past year, I have had horrible meals at both . I have been to Cuisine at lunch and it is pretty good, but nothing worth going out of your way for.

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        chemchef Aug 23, 2007 06:49 PM

        I've had good food at Unicorn, however, it was about 3 years ago. I've noticed that their menu's changed a bit since then, but may still be worth a try.

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          oaklandguy Aug 23, 2007 05:11 PM

          PRIMA is very good but a bit pricey. Venezia is good and a fun place for good, casual Italian. I wasn't wowed by Citron. And I'd avoid Bridges -- pretty average. I haven't tried the others.

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            baseballfan Aug 23, 2007 05:18 PM

            I agree that Bridges is very average. The portions are quite small and the prices not so small. Last time we were there, the wait staff was exceptionally snotty.

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