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Pasta aficionados will find paradiso in this petite and casual restaurant-turned-enoteca, set on a busy but bucolic stretch of Rockridge’s main artery....
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, European
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The agnolotti was just amazing. The sauce was incredibly flavorful….as flavorful as any sauce I can recall. The agnolotti was filled with a mixture of meat though largely the beef came through. The beef reduction must have taken days! Delicious! My wife ordered the Casoncelli...which was equally delicious. This was a pork based meat filling. For pasta lovers you will have felt you won the lottery! Atmosphere is a trattoria style, somewhat informal. Staff super knowledgeable. Great value too! Can’t wait to return!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

Another fab meal at Belotti. We can't dine here without getting the Golosa salad (so yummy) and the agnolotti, incredibly flavorful stuffed pasta. This time we ordered a second pasta, tortelli di polenta timo, and a main, brasato on a bed of polenta. We knew...we'd be taking some of it home, but guess what – we wanted that! Delicious wines, attentive service, sidewalk dining – a perfect evening.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Belotti has some of the best pasta I’ve had in ages. I met a very good friend at this small restaurant for dinner one night and we had such a wonderful meal and shared a delicious crisp bottle of Nymphae Monferraro Bianco. I had not...seen my friend in two years thanks to the pandemic and we had a long two hour dinner until the waitress politely told us they had another reservation for the table! We shared an excellent bowl of marinated olives and bruschetta as appetizers. Next was the Anguria salad, watermelon, lime dressing, toasted almonds, mint, feta cheese- The kitchen was kind enough to split the salad to two portions and allowed us to share this item. Then, we had two excellent pasta dishes. Pappardelle Ai Fungi, long wide pasta, organic woods mushrooms, beef reduction, parsley, with Grana Padano—excellent fresh pasta and perfectly prepared! Also, the wonderful Tagliatelle Al Cinghiale, long narrow pasta, grappa/Sangiovese marinated wild boar Sugo, pecorino Toscano, black pepper— really superb! There was ample pasta for my dinner partner to take home the “leftover” and have for lunch the next day. She told me it was still as wonderful as the night before once it was reheat it! The service staff was professional and efficient and very patient as we caught up on many old times in our long conversation! The only distraction to the entire dinner was when I first walked in as the first customer of the evening and I stood there looking awkward for about 4-5 minutes while the staff was busy prepping and conversations were going on at the bar and I was totally ignored. I would’ve love to get five stars, but they need to be more attentive to their clients!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

Delicious Northern Italian fare, excellent street-side service by a mostly Italian wait team, and fine wine – who could ask for more? We enjoyed a Golosa salad, brasato with polenta, agnolotti stuffed pasta and a side of crispy brussels sprouts. A really yummy meal.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2021

This is a neighborhood restaurant for us, so it was easy and a pleasure to order take out in Covid times. They had it ready at the specified time and the quality was excellent. Easy Peasey and we had a good meal. Note that we...did not have a good experience here back when we ate indoors, so now we have turned the page and will be back.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2020 via mobile

Best pasta ever. Great atmosphere, food and staff. Love this place. Fresh salads are great the wine list is extensive and reasonable.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

I refer to Belotti as a bistro because of its small size and casual vibe. This is authentic Italian food at its finest. The antipasto is varied, with a good array of meats and cheeses, the pasta was fresh with an impressive variety, and the...service was quite attentive. The wine selections were adequate, but the real star of the show is the food. Make your reservations early.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

We’ve enjoyed this gem of a resto since they opened. Some of the best pasta in the East Bay. Great wine list. Try it for lunch as well as it’s easier to get in.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

I have never been but the sauce and delicate pastas are so delectable they have to be authentic. The wild boar ragu sauce is so tasty you will never want another red sauce. You can taste the difference in the fresh pasta....delicioso. A must try,...hard to get a reservation, but try the bar for late or early dinner. They are so accommodating in this very small but busy place. I visited their to go spot and to see each carefully made pasta bundle was validation of why the dishes are so good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

We had heard great things about this wee restaurant, both from friends and on the tv show Check Please! Bay Area. Well worth the hype!! Be SURE to get a reservation, as the restaurant really is quite small. Their wine list 'by the glass' is...pretty amazing for such a small place. Every dish was delicious and well balanced. If we are back in the East Bay again, we will be back!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Tom N
21 August 2021|
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Response from Geonev | Reviewed this property |
From the restaurant website it appears that the latest lunch reservation is 3 p.m. and the earliest dinner is 5 p.m., an indication that there is no service at 4:30. Do be aware, however, that this is a popular restaurant... More
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Rita R
28 July 2019|
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Yes. Very noisy at dinner time. When they first opened, they had fewer tables. They now have max seating with tables so close to each other that the neighboring table’s conversation makes it hard to converse at your own... More
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