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ISO "Really Good" Pasta in Oakland for lunch today

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calalilly Sep 30, 2009 08:33 AM

I'm taking my friend to lunch today for her birthday and she's craving "really good" pasta. We work in Oakland by Lake Marriott, but have a car. Any suggestions? We have about an hour for lunch so can't be too far.

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    skwid RE: calalilly Sep 30, 2009 08:41 AM

    Oliveto

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    Oliveto Cafe
    5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: calalilly Sep 30, 2009 09:34 AM

      Second on Oliveto. At lunch they have pasta upstairs, not downstairs.

      http://www.oliveto.com/restaurantlunc...

      Dopo has first-rate pasta at dinner, but lunch might be just panini and pizzas, give them a call.

      B has one daily pasta at lunch.

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      Dopo
      4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

      B Restaurant & Bar
      499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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        abstractpoet RE: calalilly Sep 30, 2009 10:07 AM

        Dopo is what came to mind first for me too, but I've never been for lunch, so do check to make sure that pasta's on the menu.

        If B is serving their gnocchi today, that's one of the best pasta dishes I've had all year.

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        Dopo
        4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

        B Restaurant & Bar
        499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

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          JasmineG RE: abstractpoet Sep 30, 2009 10:41 AM

          Second on Dopo, they make my favorite pasta in Oakland, but definitely call to see if there is pasta at lunch. Otherwise, Oliveto.

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