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Italy on Gilman

4.4
4.4
421 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italy on Gilman is designed to deliver Italian inspired, honest cooking, with an emphasis on using the highest quality ingredients!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 990-6189

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Bucio

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Gilman Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 421 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. SG

    SherryG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Emanuel, was the best. He helped us make menu decisions and provided perfect service. The beet salad, garlic bread, focaccia, and wine were excellent! The margarita pizza, however, was disappointing. The crust was soggy and the flavor was just meh. That said, we will give this place another try.
  2. PG

    PeggyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried two appetizers that we had never heard of before and enjoyed each very much. Our salads were wonderful. My boyfriend said his lasagna was the best he’s ever had. The creme brûlée desert was superb. Our server was personable and very efficient. Liked the piano music and appreciated it wasn’t too loud, making conversation easy. It’s pricey but worth it.
  3. EA

    EileenA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our food served hot and perfectly crafted. I had the snapper and my partner the marsala chicken. Each came with veggies and the most scrumptious mashed potatoes. I am already thinking of a return for the same. We started off with a cesar salad, which was big enough to split. We finished with the Torta Cioccolato topped with the creamiest vanilla gelato. All served by the best waiter, Eric, who served us Ilke a real pro who really cared, even though he was new. Kudos to all! The only problem was the decibel level of the music coupled with the voices of other customers at first but they soon turned the music down and the conversations of others was fine. All of this food plus a crafted drink for just under $100. I thought it was a good deal and I even had fish to take home for tonight!
  4. KS

    KarenS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We appreciated that they were open on Thanksgiving. Good sized portions, decent food, accommodating waitress.
  5. DB

    DBDtraveler

    Charlotte

    226 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    226 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a late lunch early dinner for us at 3pm on a weekday and everything about Italy on Gilman (IOG) was INCREDIBLE! Our server Claudia was 5 star alone. However so was the food. Honest, outstanding Italian food at a reasonable price. We had entrees of Salmon and Chicken parmigiana (generous portions) with perfectly cooked sautéed veggies. Dessert was coffee, Torte di cocco and tiramisu which were perfect. We loved IOG so much we came back the next day for just dessert of Torte di cocco (again because it’s 5*) and Torte di chocolate. I highly recommend this quality restaurant. Note: they have free parking in the Office Depot parking lot.
  6. YL

    YaoL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. The service was average no complaints. Will be returning again and soon with friends! We had the classic linguini in carbonara sauce and the pork ravioli, also ordered the clams to start off with and ended our meal with the coconut torte with was perfectly balance of sweet and toasty.
  7. MF

    MsFox

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Nice ambience and the service was excellent. I’m definitely planning another visit.
  8. MM

    MaxM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Italy On Gilman has it all. Great service, delicious food and a casual friendly atmosphere. I have been here many times and will return often. Every dish I've ordered has been delicious. There meatballs, well priced, are savory and filling. I've taken home several orders to serve for party dinners. Salads are fresh and made to order. The linguini with clams is dangerously good. During the weekdays, their steak sandwich has me mesmerized. The staff is very professional and always friendly. This is my go-to place when friends come to visit.
  9. l

    littleredberkeley

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice menu. Looks like it changed which is good. Sone minor pints —- prosciutto and melon was too cold. Food was served to quickly a little time bt courses is nicer.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. I would definitely return.
  11. SI

    StephanieI

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The French fries and the gnocchi with the brown butter sage butter are phenomenal! We also enjoyed the lemon sorbet and the crème brûlée. Service was slow, but they were busy Friday night. We look forward to returning!
  12. W

    Whit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We showed up for our reservation on a Saturday night and the restaurant was completely closed. According to the sign on the door they are closed for 3 weeks but failed to change that on google or turn off reservations. I imagine we were not the only ones who showed up shocked that their dinner plans were ruined. We’ve been here before and enjoyed it but this is very poor management and makes me doubt that they will be open every time I want to go. Unless we specifically need to be in this area we will likely look to other places for regular dining as Italy on Gilman is clearly unreliable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We got there and the restaurant was closed!!! How could this happen?
  14. T

    Thunderplum

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fabulous. There were 6 of us, and everyone was very pleased by their various entrees and desserts, as well as our shared appetizers. And I can't remember the last time I had excellent restaurant service like this! Our server was professional, attentive, truly superb.
  15. OB

    OldBlue

    Houston

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Was introduced to Italy on Gilman by a relative living in Berkeley. The space is open and minimalist. Limited outdoor seating but inside seating is well spaced. Staff was attentive and effective. Menu offered many choices. Everyone at our table was pleased with the meal, Definitely adding to my list of "go to places" in Berkeley.
  16. N

    None

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We sat on 2nd floor above the bar & we could smell a sterno-type odor that was quite unpleasant. I suggest you try to do something about that. I will never sit there again. Otherwise it would have been a perfect celebration for my our friend’s bday (not sure if you do anything for bdays, I let hostess know but desserts came with no acknowledgement). Still, food was awesome & server was delightful.
  17. D

    Dairyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a good dinner with my family. Delicious food . The server was amazing .
  18. S

    Sara

    Portugal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Get the mussel appetizer - the broth is delicious. The food was all good. Spaghetti and lasagna were very good. Upstairs is a nice atmosphere. The only negative was the restroom was in need of a lot of attention. Parking is easy and free.
  19. BC

    BethC

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Best food and we are Italian. Our wait was perfect, hostess was so friendly and kind. So incredible happy.
  20. SG

    SaulG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is currently our favorite restaurant. The food is always great as are the drinks. The service is superb and on top of all of this there is always free parking in the lot outside.
  21. A

    Alwayshungry

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Italy on Gilman used to be my favorite restaurant in Berkeley. I’m not sure what happened, but everything has been notched down a bit. Our server, though friendly, hadn’t a clue what to do for the most part. I had asked about onion in a certain dish and he said there wasn’t any. Then he brought it out and said there was and he hoped I didn’t have allergies. Well I do. And he said it had just a little so I tried it. It wasn’t the onions that struck me, but the incredible amount of pepper in the dish. Scampi with lots of pepper? Never heard of it. My friend had the same in the dish she ordered and we both sent them back. They were returned with a totally different sauce, which was meh. Because of that seasoning, we drank a lot of water, and I asked for refills, which took three asks before we got any. Going back to the starter salad, I asked for a little pepper on mine, but when I said stop, the server kept turning the knob, and of course my salad was ruined as well. We asked for some bread to calm our mouths, and it was a store-bought, indifferent focaccia. I’ve always gotten dessert there, but this time not. I was afraid it would have pepper on it. I hope they get their act together soon, because I really used to love this place.
  22. d

    dineoutoften

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and excellent service. I wish the bamboo would be allowed to grow taller, so that the outside ambiance would be more pleasant.
  23. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We went for lunch yesterday a d had another wonderful meal there. The Sangria is fantastic, best ice had, particularly loved the hint of cinnamon. The charcuterie platter was lovely, we also had the bruscchetta which was fresh and ok, on 3 pieces of toast. I had the fried burrata, my favorite dish there. I return just for that. My son enjoyed the penne a la vodka and they accommodated my husband om the vongole pasta, he asked for it with a creamyy garlic sauce which was great. For dessert we shared the creme brulee, amazing and served with .2 of the most delectable little butter cookies. Also we shared the coconut cream pie, an absolute delight.
  24. l

    lilpuzkat

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Been here many times already. Food is still excellent. Service is good. And the atmosphere is very pleasing and comfortable. Strongly recommend this restaurant.
  25. S

    Shannon

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Didn't love it. Lunch was mediocre. We were only two people there for the first half hour and still had to remind waitstaff to bring us items.
  26. W

    Waiters

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Seemed expensive. Two entrees and two glasses of wine. $100.
  27. p

    pilgrimsrus

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lively dinner at Italy on Gilman. Very pleasant place!
  28. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was good, especially lobster ravioli. Staff was kind and caring. Restaurant was somewhat full but still plenty quiet. Price was okay. Overall recommendable despite few service mistakes below. Service was pretty good but somewhat lacking. (1) I would recommend the menu be printed new more frequently. (2) Spoon we asked for never arrived. (3) Staff (not the waiter) poured still water into our cups that were half-full of sparkling water when our table clearly had sparkling water on it. We did not mind - the staff was genuinely caring but seemed to have made a mere mistake, and so we did not point this out at the time but giggled inside. We could tell from the beginning that the waiter and staff had to cover long walking distances between the tables and kitchen and it was understandable.
  29. I

    Italianist

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Terrific food, excellent and friendly service. A+ all the way.
  30. K

    Katrinewr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! From the salad to the pizza - very fresh and innovative! Much better than any food we had in our trip to Italy
  31. HM

    HeatherM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the spinach ravioli with pesto sauce. He had the risotto special which had sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a rich cream sauce. We shared garlic bread and the beet salad. Outstanding!!!!
  32. S

    Sasha

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went for Sunday brunch. The restaurant wasn't ready, because its lady's room was disgusted, i.e., used hand paper were scattered on the floor and the toilet was not flushed.
  33. E

    Eddie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Get together before an enemy
  34. RC

    RichardC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and still great food and service. Best margarita too.
  35. TC

    TaraC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very good. I ordered chicken piccata and it was delicious. It looks like a hole in the wall from the front but the outside seating was good. The doors to the inside were open and it has an overall airy feel if you are near the open doors. Our waiter was very attentive. I would go back to the restaurant for sure.
  36. JJ

    JanJ

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, good outdoor dining available.
  37. O

    Ohana

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The fritto misto appetizer was excellent, and I enjoyed my proscuitto arugula pizza. The aperol spritz was also refreshing. I put a note in the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and the server brought a tiramisu with a candle in it for my friend. I appreciated this extra touch! Wonderful service all around.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place
  39. SS

    StephanieS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my moms birthday with the whole fam and everything was delicious including the cocktails. Thought it was weird they had a “cake cutting fee” $3 per slice when we had a very small tart but otherwise incredible experience overall.
  40. BM

    BruceM

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I doubt we'll book again. Food was OK. We both had Ciopinno. There was hardly any crab in it (mostly shell and no body or meaty leg part). The soup was flavorful with a tangy spiciness to it. 2 small toasts came with it. However, additional bread not on the menu and the server did not offer any. There was not enough bread nor did any seem available. It's categorized as a Neighborhood "Gem". It's actually just a convenient neighborhood venue.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Italy on Gilman offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 990-6189.

Italy on Gilman is rated 4.4 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Italy on Gilman

1300 10th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gilman Street

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fabio Bucio

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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