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Pasta Pomodoro

$$ - $$$
Italian, Contemporary
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5500 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1539
+1 510-923-0900
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09:30 - 20:45
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 20:45
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 20:45
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Berkeley, California, Usa
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a great small scale Italian restaurant chain. This location closed at the end of 2016. According to the media reports, the owners notified the employees that their employment was terminated with no notice. Sounds like rotten treatment of a staff that had done a great job.

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Thank Bryan B
Melbourne, Australia
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Very few places that can easily handle a group of 9 including 2 frisky kids. Food is basic Italian , reasonably priced , & service was good. We sat outside so noise levels were fine. One meal came over cooked & was immediately replaced without any fuss. Would definitely return with the family.

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Thank selwyn a
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

When Pasta Pomodoro first opened I visited the then Castro area and Noe Valley location quite a number of times. Having tried several different dishes with friends or family we all felt the food was high quality and above average. Since then locations have opened and closed, management has changed and the food now feels more like a step above... More 

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Thank Lenus1
Oakland, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

This is a local Bay Area chain and their food and family friendly atmosphere is great! I particularly like the pasta with smoky sausage and the shrimp with asparagus. Plus you get warm bread and yummy dipping sauce to start. Have been taking my kid here for over a decade and they've always been welcoming. Good prices and reasonably priced... More 

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San Francisco, California
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Birthday Celeration for a large family and the service was great! Arrive without a reservation and we were accepted without a doubt, seating was quick. We had a 3 year old with us and staff supplied a coloring book and crayons. Wines by the bottle are price right, Meal were all serve at once and hot. The restaurant is very... More 

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Oakland, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is just average chain food - but the staff is nice there. The easiest place to get a bite in that neighborhood.

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Thank marciapolo
Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Italian food but not really. The chicken parm was breaded well and not overcooked but the sauce was thin and a bit greasy

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Thank ken8572
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

love, love, love their spinach side, charming wines in a small glass and delicious yummy pastas. The décor is charming, service is consistently polite, informative and Pomodoro prices are more than fair. A light fair to a hungry family won't be disappointed. skc

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oakland
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Pasta P. is a place I dine now and then. I rate it very good taking into consideration the QPR - quality to price ratio. In fact, it is probably the best QPR of any Italian restaurant in the East Bay. The College Avenue location has a patio elevated about 3 feet above the street and it is situated right... More 

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Pittsburg, California
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a favorite restaurant for me and my wife. The food is always amazing and the service is always great! The last time we visited I had the ravioli di magro, which I highly recommend. I've also enjoyed the lasagna and They have an outdoor patio on the corner where you can sit in the shade (or sun) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 20:45
Monday
09:30 - 20:45
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:45
Wednesday
09:30 - 20:45
Thursday
09:30 - 20:45
Friday
09:30 - 20:45
Saturday
16:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-923-0900

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