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Mockingbird, Oakland, CA

Mockingbird

4.7
4.7
666 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mockingbird, located in the heart of downtown Oakland features a menu "Inspired by Italy, Made in California": a shareable, dynamic menu with its soul in Italy and feet firmly planted in our home of California. Mockingbird is a place with a vibrant, informal atmosphere with great service and stellar food and drinks; a spot to grab a drink and catch up with a few friends, as well as a place to celebrate life's milestones with the entire family.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 290-0331

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Axelrod

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering. For more information please contact events@mockingbirdoakland.com

  • Private party facilities

    Mockingbird is available for large parties, cocktail gatherings, private events, and full restaurant buyouts. We have a beautiful mezzanine overlooking the main floor that can seat up to thirty people, while the complete restaurant can seat up to one hundred. For more information please contact events@mockingbirdoakland.com

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Axelrod: (510) 290-0331

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & Franklin

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    We are located just steps away from 12 S. BART.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 666 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Best Ambiance

  • East Bay

    Great for Brunch

  • East Bay

    Healthy

  • East Bay

    Italian

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  1. KS

    KenS

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply one of the best dining experiences in the East Bay.
  2. H

    Hall

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elevated Italian classics with an expansive Italian wine menu - this place was great for a date night. Good is extremely comforting - it tastes home cooked and uncomplicated. Cocktails were terrific - good use of aperitifs and st George botanivore.
  3. GE

    GoodEats

    Central Coast

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was not impressive but the ambiance and the service was good
  4. s

    seenu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Snagged a same-day table for 6 for a Saturday evening in June. Great food - the burrata appetizer with the super fresh cherry tomatoes was a stand-out. Terrific drinks - we tried all three Negronis. Very gracious and attentive service from Ashley. Prices felt a little on the expensive side, but that's also 2022-level inflation. We also had all 4 desserts, and loved them all.
  5. k

    kathleend

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for delicious food and a fun vibe that come to Mockingbird! We will definitely come back. The service and food are great!
  6. G

    Gmoney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and services was outstanding. I hadn't been to Mockingbird in a few years since the pandemic, but while the menu was a bit smaller the food was very excellent. the Fried mushrooms to start coupled with the French fries were great openers. The Fried mushrooms were so good we had a second order of them. The Bronzini and the Caracara for mains were over the top. I/we will definitely come again.
  7. KN

    KatN1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and looking forward to returning again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was better than expected. The living wage paid to employees made it well worth it, it seemed to be reflected in quality and service. But forgot that a huge tip is not required because of living wage. The whole branzino was excellent. Deserts were great. Wine was very good. Overall a great experience.
  9. K

    jamieK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great birthday celebration, enjoy the amazing drinks!
  10. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and very attentive service. The entree I had, the chicken milanese, was dry and tough. The fries were good, as was the bread pudding.
  11. AN

    AntoniaN

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service.
  12. m

    mgolondrina

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very welcoming, energetic restaurant. Great customer service, wonderful food and beverage.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    This was a great place for dinner after work for coworkers. I really enjoyed the decor and ambiance. The servers and bartenders were attendance. I did feel like the food was overpriced for the amount we received and flavor.
  14. ES

    EddyinSF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great food, great service, and great atmosphere!
  15. LY

    LocalYokel

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very special..attentive and detailed. They didn't just slap things down. Atmosphere excellent and interesting design. And OMG the coffee is so good! The rosated vegetables were divine...but the breaded chicken and vodka pasta were ordinary. A little work on themenu to get itto roasted veg quality would make it totally amazing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Amazing service Never disappoints!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so nice and accommodating! The food and drinks were absolutely delicious!
  18. J

    James

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty and Trendy - brought our elderly mother for Mothers' Day brunch and it was a delightful experience. As native Oaklanders, we love the local artwork and vibe. Our server PreJean was pleasant and patient (mom took awhile to order). Service was great across the crew: hostess, busboy, bartended and waiter. The food was great; moms had Baked French Toast and I enjoyed the poached eggs on potatoes with asparagus.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Get the Brussel sprouts
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parents meet my boyfriend for the first time!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were attending a show at the Fox and looking for a restaurant nearby. Mockingbird had a table available and we are so glad we gave them a try. The food, the cocktails, and the service were all so good. We can’t wait to go there again, and we’ll be bringing friends next time!
  22. B

    Bmsig

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for an after work event or a dinner date!
  23. a

    annlikestoeat

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu wasn't super extensive, but varying enough where there was something for everyone with different dietary restrictions. The food was fresh and absolutely delicious.
  24. MM

    MollyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was incredible! Warm and welcoming and friendly. And somehow the food was even better. Can't wait to go back again!
  25. O

    Omnidiner

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every single dish was not just delicious but perfectly prepared and better than similar dishes at other fine restaurants. This place deserves a Michelin star.
  26. NG

    NG11

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always, always fantastic. Inventive and very consistently good, no matter what you order. Love the service and this place!
  27. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked a reservation for a company dinner. The reservation had be adjusted multiple times, and the staff was extremely accommodating and professional, never sounding put off or irritated. Received multiple bits of feedback about the delicious food. Thanks, Mockingbird!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Staff is very attentive, and accommodating. Food tastes great. We had fried brussels sprouts, cacio e pepe and pasta carbonara. Everything tasted really authentic. Asked the bartender for white Negroni and vesper Martini and they were perfection even though not even on the menu. Good times.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  30. B

    Bree

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the Burrata to start and then the meatballs, carbonara and the lasagna and literally every single thing was amazing! The meatballs were some of the best I’ve ever had and the carbonara was straight up addictive. The cheese crust on the lasagna was so crunchy and delish and the portion size was perfect. 10/10 will be back soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome staff and delicious food!
  32. SD

    SumeetD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ordered food and it took about 30mins to get lasagna. Server was well aware and provided complementary brussel sprouts. Lasagna was bit burnt on top layer but overall food and service was good. Tables are close to each other so person on next table seemed to be speaking directly in my ears.
  33. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service! Mockingbird was an excellent choice for a dinner we planned with friends. The branzino was our favorite!
  34. PK

    PeterK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brussel sprouts are enough for the trip by themselves.
  35. TT

    TimT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took visiting clients to Mockingbird along with two execs from my company for dinner. The food is exceptional. Rebecca's recipes take certain dishes and put enough of a twist on them that they are magnificent. I had the Carbonara pasta and the sauce and meat in it was perfect. There's a bit of a zesty spice in it that makes it SO enjoyable. I strongly recommend getting the garlic bread and Brussels sprouts they are phenomenal. The burrata was also perfect in consistency and lightly spiced. The servers were attentive without being overbearing. The setting is lovely and lively which is a good combo for business dinners and a personal celebration upstairs. My guests had the flank steak and also loved it. I strongly recommend Mockingbird!
  36. k

    kmakma

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The ambiance is warm and inviting. Great art on the walls. Mocking bird just feels so comfortable. The appetizers were a great start. I am so glad they still have their amazing Brussels sprouts. We ordered all the pastas and shared them. Each one was delicious. We also had the branzino smothered with salsa verde. Amazing. The service was spot on. We never felt as though we had to wait for anything. Hope to go back soon
  37. FG

    FoodieGirl

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a late lunch here on a Saturday. The menu was more breakfasty-brunch items than lunch-brunch items. We shared a chopped salad, a meatball sandwich, and had some rose wine. The staff was super friendly and wonderful, and the food was delicious. The chopped salad had some delicious spice (possibly cumin) on it that really brought out amazing flavors. We were happy to find this place and would be back again - the staff really made our lunch delightful!
  38. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere very welcoming.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mockingbird has not lost any of its charm or deliciousness through the pandemic. We had a great evening!
  40. JT

    JanetT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I'll be back for the branzino, brussel sprouts and bread pudding. Delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mockingbird using the Order Online button. Mockingbird also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 290-0331.

Mockingbird is rated 4.7 stars by 666 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mockingbird

416 13th St Oakland, CA 94612-2602

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Broadway & Franklin

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    We are located just steps away from 12 S. BART.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Axelrod

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 290-0331

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering. For more information please contact events@mockingbirdoakland.com

  • Private party facilities

    Mockingbird is available for large parties, cocktail gatherings, private events, and full restaurant buyouts. We have a beautiful mezzanine overlooking the main floor that can seat up to thirty people, while the complete restaurant can seat up to one hundred. For more information please contact events@mockingbirdoakland.com

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Axelrod: (510) 290-0331

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