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Question about Dopo and Pizzaiolo in Oakland

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Agent 510 Feb 2, 2008 05:09 PM

For anyone who's familiar with either place, any idea how hard it might be to get a table for 2 on Valentine's Day, 2/14?

I know neither takes reservations, but I'm wondering just how crazy the lines might get at either one (and if one might be a better bet than the other). I can show up as early as needed, but my friend will be driving from SF during rush hour.

If anyone can comment, thanks in advance...

  1. wolfe Feb 2, 2008 05:32 PM

    Pizzaiolo takes reservations.
    http://www.pizzaiolooakland.com/

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      santoku45 Feb 2, 2008 10:27 PM

      Plan to eat very early or very late, even if you can get a reservation at Pizzaiolo (which will probably be quite crowded and noisy--and you may have to wait a bit even with a res).

      1. JasmineG Feb 2, 2008 11:58 PM

        Yeah, Pizzaiolo takes reservations, but I'd call right at 3 on Monday and see if you can get one for that day. If you can't get reservations, both open at 5:30, and both have lines outside the front door at that time, though if you're there at 5:30 on a normal day you can usually sit right down...unclear what it will be like on Valentine's Day, though.

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        1. re: JasmineG
          twocents Feb 3, 2008 10:06 AM

          In my experience, the same is true for Pizzaiolo at about 8:45-9pm, including Valentine's last year or the year before.

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