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Trattoria La Siciliana

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2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
+1 510-704-1474
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Enjoyed a fine meal on a Saturday at 5pm, just after they opened. Family style encouraged, all of our pasta, sauces, salmon, meatballs, broccolini and salad were very good. Service was good considering how busy it was, and we were able to get in and out in 1.5 hours, as we needed to be somewhere. Reservations taken for parties of... More 

Thank Anne F
Oakland, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth visit-if you are craving for a taste of Sicily, this is the place to go. The finucchiede never disappoints! Be prepared for a long wait ( doesn't matter if you have reservation or not - still have to wait due to seating challenges in small space), and cash only. Once you are inside, enjoy the food... More 

Thank arpisturista
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Small cute little place with spectacular food. Knew it was good because the it was packed. Friendly, home town feel. I'll definitely return.

Thank Bruni L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food for a good price. Friendly service. Just had a main course, but portions were more than enough.

Thank svendecabooter
Lafayette, Ca
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269 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

I have been two or three times recently and the food has been excellent. The last time they only took cash so be prepared. This is great Italian food. The last visit we had 7 people and all enjoyed and the service was outstanding.

Thank Lesley H
Berkeley, California
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

With a group of 6 we were cajoled into ordering family style, which just meant that they brought larger portions. We ended up paying $200 for a salad and several pasta dishes, and a few glasses of wine. We were shocked. The food was good but, after all, it was pasta. Order from the menu and don't let them trick... More 

Thank desertsage55
Danville, California
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I had never noticed this small(ish) and unassuming restaurant in the Elmwood district of Berkeley until we went to a family birthday party there over the weekend. What have I been missing all these years! The food is served family style and two orders of 5 dishes sufficed for a table of 9. The pasta was excellent and tasted fresh... More 

Thank claire94526
Lafayette, Ca
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269 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This is great place and it was our second visit and still impressed. The wrapped asparagus is great but the portobello mushroom appetizer is fantastic. The main courses are excellent and the strawberry desert is simply the best ever.

Thank Lesley H
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148 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

While the food was excellent I am furious that the charming waiter conned up, knowingly, I believe, into ordering family style but DID NOT INFORM US THAT WE WOULD BE CHARGED DOUBLE FOR EVERY DISH. The portions were decent but certainly not double an American size. When challenged, the waiter claimed he told us about it. The four of us... More 

Thank Jeremy S
Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

The food is excellent - pretty much anything you order. The plates can take some time, and in more than one occasion part of our table received their plates while another part did not and we had to wait. Last time I was there they recommended we share our plates (the sizes are generous) so as to not run that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2993 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-704-1474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?