From $25 to $50
Benchmark Oakland
499 9th St., Piedmont 94611 Driving directions
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Good standard.

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  • Notable cocktail list
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Non-smokers

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This stylish pizzeria is a spinoff sister restaurant to Benchmark in Kensington, but feels right at home in food-centric Old Oakland and sits across from Swan's Market. The space showcases beautiful tiled floors, vibrant red wall accents and jumbo windows that overlook a charming, bustling and typically Oakland neighborhood scene. The kitchen is known for perfectly blistered, wood-fired pies, but house-made pastas are no second fiddle. Perfectly chewy, strozzapreti is glossed with a featherlight coating of Bolognese sauce and halo of finely grated parmesan cheese. Then a crisp and local romaine salad (Star Route Farms), laced with creamy Caesar, shaved Grana Padano and freshly cracked black pepper, steps up as the perfect accompaniment. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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