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3355 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2305
+1 510-465-8320
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Chicken tortilla soup ''twas amazing. Granted we meh have been jetlagged but we remember this soup as our best meal so far in hols!

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Been coming to Spettro for more that 15 years and for good reason. The food is dependably good. Limited menu but we always find something that entices. Great staff that takes time to chat - but not intrusive. Their salads are outstanding, especially if you like garlic. Overall, it's sort of a throwback environment to another era and that is... More 

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oakland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you want great food, large portions, a very friendly staff, and a cozy atmosphere, you can't go wrong with Spettro. Every week, the chef comes up with a fantastic sauce and pasta dish, in addition to other specials. A must is the tortilla soup, best in town. Then there is the pizza, with some unusual ingredients. The atmosphere can... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

The size off the leg of lamb was huge. The accompanying mash and vegetables great - but one thing was missing - bear in mind this is an Italian restaurant - I found no trace of garlic! The salad couldn't have been fresher. The service excellent, a good place to visit if you don't care about garlic.

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Oakland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

we have been going to this restaurants for years. It has always been consistent, well priced, friendly and many good dishes. This evening I ate Lamb shank which fell off the bone It was gamey, tender and seasoned just right. The only draw back were the mashed potatoes which were maybe instant. (I love lamb that tastes like lamb and... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I went here on the recommendation of a friend but found the food to be pretty uninteresting and oversalted. Will not return and can't recommend.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

I've been a huge fan of this place since it opened and if rating then would have put the five stars. Over time I think it has faded a bit and some of my favorite dishes changed in a direction that was not to my liking. Still, the place has good salads and great, garlic-filled dishes and it is rare... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

This is an old standby in Oakland's neighborhood, it was here before the trendier places arrived, so it has a lived-in quality of an old pizzeria and attracts loyal followers and can be crowded for early dinner. The menu extends more to comfort food dinners and some creative spin, order meat loaf and mashed potatoes but they might have a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2008

About half the things I've had were good and the other half weren't so good. However, there is something for everyone.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2008

Its okay food. A bit over priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3355 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-465-8320

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