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Lo Coco's

Map4270 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 652-6222
  • Italian
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This family-owned Italian restaurant is where to get your spaghetti-and-meatballs fix on, particularly if you don’t have an Italian grandmother cooking for you. A neighborhood fave for 30-plus years, it’s one of those places where the teeny dining room gets packed by 7 p.m., and there’s always a line on the sidewalk (unless you arrive waaaaay early). The homemade schiacciata, or flatbread, is pillowy and yummy, and we’re suckers for the caprese or insalata emancipata salads as starters, but we strayed and ordered the calamari salad vinaigrette recently—a good choice. We went the pizza route, choosing a large Sorrento of salami, mushrooms and green onions, which from dough to sauce was delicious. We often go for the linguine with clams or the ravioli, just a few of the Italian staples here that taste the way they’re supposed to—wholesome and homemade. Buon appetito! One note: no credit or debit cards accepted. Serves dinner Tue.–Sun. www.lococospiedmont.com (Also: Lo Coco’s Restaurant, 1400 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-843-3745)

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Location: Oakland-Piedmont Avenue
Price: $$
Features: Beer And Or Wine
Wheelchair Accessible

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