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Apr 22, 2008 08:52 AM

Camino in Oakland?

Anyone know when this is slated to open? Last I heard it was April (but no firm date). Any leads are greatly appreciated.

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  1. A friend who's going to be working there said about May 1.

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    1. What type of restaurant and where?

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      1. re: Cheesy Oysters

        On Grand in Oakland. Wood oven-centric menu (camino = fireplace in Italian). Probably something like Pizzaiolo minus the pizza.

        3917 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

      2. My bus goes past there and it still looks like it's far from opening. But at least they got rid of the port-a-potties outside so maybe that's progress? It's on the far end of Grand Avenue between the Grand Lake Safeway and Ace hardware store. The owners/chefs are formerly of Chez Panisse, which is why it's getting a lot of attention, including a mention in Food and Wine as a place to go in 2008. Guess they were thinking they'd open earlier.

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        1. re: singleguychef

          Is this the brick building that used to be a furniture store?

          1. re: Hunicsz

            Yes. It's a few doors down from Taza de Cafe.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Hasn't Taza closed? I live up the hill (toward Piedmont Ave.) and everytime I go past I never see anyone in the place.

              I have been curious about Camino; will definitely give it a whirl in early June when I have some time and between major dental appointments.

              1. re: mitzimarmle

                Taza was open Sunday night. What you see from the street is the front bar, most of the seating is in the back.

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  Plus, sometimes it's closed for private events.

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          1. Camino is opening today Sunday, May 18th at 5:00.
            Hours are: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 10:00 (Closed Tuesdays) and Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 11:00 510-547-5035