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Aug 7, 2008 09:12 AM

Oakland tonight - need help!

Last minute plans to celebrate a birthday in Oakland tonight. We need a place that doesn't take reservations or would be easy to walk in at 7pm for 4 people....

Any suggestions? Pretty open to price range and cuisine. Places we like are Wood Tavern, Pizzaiolo, Rivoli, Dopo...

Thank you in advance!

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  1. You could swing by Pizzaiolo and see if they've got room for four (more likely since they added the patio seating), with Dopo as a fallback.

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      1. If you want to try something new, what about Mono? Or go to Alameda and try Acquacotta.

        1544 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501

        247 4th St, Oakland, CA

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          You could aslo go to Dona Tomas when you swring by Pizzaiolo . I love Dopo but tried to get in around 6:30 a couple weeks ago on a Thursday and our party of 5 waited over an hour. A Cote on College would probably work and is fun for a bday.

          A Cote
          5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

          Dona Tomas
          5004 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

        2. I had a good meal at Mono, but it's much closer to Cesar than to the places mentioned.

          On a Thursday, À Côté might have a four-top at 7, but I'd call first.

          I like Dona Tomas but I wouldn't go there for a celebration.

            1. re: Munching Mark

              Go to A Cote and sit at the communal table