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Nov 18, 2011 01:43 PM

Oliveto Truffle Dinner

I went to the Oliveto for their truffle dinner last night and found it excellent all around. We had a substantial part of menu and there were no misses. Last time we visited we had a good, not great, meal and the secondi stood out more than the pastas. This time was a home run. The pastas where excellent, and well portioned, as were the main courses. It's difficult to pick favorites, but some standouts were the root vegetables, crostino of fonduta Val'Aosta, the poached farm egg, tortelli of hen, raviolo gigande and the halibut. We also opted for some fresh truffle shavings and were very happy.

The traditional egg and creamy flavors used with truffle, was done with a lightness that showed off the finesse of the chef.

Oliveto Cafe
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

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