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Lo Coco's Restaurant

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4270 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
+1 510-652-6222
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Oakland, California
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201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

You have a craving for quality Italian food? Then definitely go to Lo Coco's. And be sure to order the pappardelle bolognese. It's AMAZING! The atmosphere is warm and neighborhoody. There might be a wait, but it's worth it. And remember: cash only.

Thank PeanutButters
Calgary, Canada
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great long time restauraunt run by locals who know italian and make a better pizza. Maria Lo Coco is second generation of running this small great restauraunt. While you are waiting you can browse the consignment store with items from the very weatlhy neighborhood. To Cal parents: you should take your daughter to this area to show... More 

Thank Clint V
London, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great local Italian - very friendly staff and wonderful meatballs. The Ensalata enenscapada (sic) salad is excellent as well.

Thank Cakebreadt
Fremont, California
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189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went here last night with friends, it was our first time here. We arrived after cocktails around 8pm and there was still a line to get seated. For me that's always a good sign. It took about 30 minutes to get seated. The place is very small and was packed during our visit but the waiter was very prompt and... More 

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Palm Springs, California, United States
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274 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at Lo Coco's on Piedmont Ave in Oakland. The bread served is the same dough as they use for their pizza and comes fresh and warm, very tasty. I had the Cannelloni which was stuffed with cheese and meat and was 2 large ones, a very nice portion, with a delicious marinara sauce. I had this... More 

Thank Ken L
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My daughter went on Yelp for restaurant reviews and we picked Lo Coco since we all wanted Italian. We were served bread and butter while waiting for the food. I asked for olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I was told they didnt have balsamic vinegar. We all were shocked. An Italian restaurant without balsamic vinegar?? We began to doubt if... More 

Thank HobbyMakan2
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Visiting family in San Fran and Oakland and arrived via recommendation. We're forever grateful! A small, delightful dining room that welcomes you, provides attentive service, and serves the most delightful Italian food. The four of us tried a margarita pizza as an appetizer...simple but delicious! Now, the house red sauce is luscious!. My son and I had the eggplant parmigiana...SPECTACULAR... More 

Thank Arlene M
Piedmont, California
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Terrific pizzas, and take out that comes with their wonderful bread. Try the eggplant pasta, a real winner. Not your Bay Area snooty food place, been unchanged for the good for years. All my kids thrived on their meals.

Thank Karl K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We were introduced to Lo Coco's over 30 years ago and it's our hands down favorite still. The menu is extensive with pasta and salad selections, but we always get pizza. The crust is perfect, crispy but not burnt, thin but not too thin. Our default is the Combination, although I frequently enjoy the Vesuvio-green onions, excellent sauce, cheese and... More 

Thank Jeniengler
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Yes, the meatballs are like mom's. The sauce is pretty much perfectly done. The calamari in wine reduction sauce was an unusual but outstanding dish. Our server Joe was very gracious.

Thank Anthony C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4270 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-652-6222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?