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“Lovely meal with friends”

Trattoria La Siciliana
Ranked #37 of 695 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Alameda, California
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190 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely meal with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Met a group of friends for dinner recently at this place. We had very good service, great food and good wine. We all had different things and they were all quite tasty. Dessert was excellent. The chef came out to say hello at one point which was quite nice. Good options for meat eater and vegetarians.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Roberta5261
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English first
McAllen Texas
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Difficult to rate. Great food overshadowed by sub standard service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

I ordered cracked crab and a butternut squash risotto.
Both were very well-prepared.
I was dining with company
There were over 30 minutes between the service of our plates.
The Waite staff did not return.
We had to flag them down to get our bill.
The food was superb but the service took this restaurant off of my list for a return visit

Thank MissionTexasSharon
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Indio, California
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

After a late movie at the Rialto Theater in Berkeley, we walked across the street hoping for a quick bite. We never expected that we would be treated to the BEST Italian food since my grandmother passed away.

The proprietor, Angelo, greeted us warmly and from the moment we were seated we were treated to tastes from Sicily. The Cesar salad, which we shared was perfectly dressed. You could tell that the gnocchi for the alla Norma was made fresh. The seasoning was perfect. We also had one of the specials, which had an incredible sauce with sun dried tomatoes and artichokes, which was too good to share, but I managed to, just to get more of the gnocchi from my husband. We shared a homemade cannoli for dessert.

Angelo and the waitstaff were attentive and friendly. We are still talking about how delicious the food was and already plan to return next weekend!

Thank Bill A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Food was fine, service was fine. Bill was $29 and change, I paid with card and selected no tip (yes, they do, in fact, accept cards), then left bills on the table. Now I check my account to see that they charged $37, an additional 23% tip.

They are robbers, this place should be shut down for such criminal activities.

WHY do you have to do that? WHY do you have to ruin somebody's day? Disgusting.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Rene レ
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Berkeley, California
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“It doesn't get any better than this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

We love this place and never tire of the great food and service! Love the butternut squash risotto, the Papardelle, the dipping sauce is the best in the world! Do yourself a favor and try it!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank adventuregirl25
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