Join us on Christmas Eve!

Oakland: Feast of the Seven Fishes

Fun, seafood-filled menu in the Italian tradition!

Oysters on the half shell
Prosecco Migonette

Fritto Misto
Squid, Meyer Lemon Wheels, Fennel
Pimenton Aioli

Smoked Trout Salad
Apples, Celery Root, Little Gems, Herb Cream

North Beach Cioppino
Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Rockfish, Garlic Fry Bread


A la Carte, Reservations Recommended

Kensington: Brisket & Barbaresco

Cantino Del Pino Barbaresco @ Holiday Beef Brisket

Benchmark Pizzeria will be closed on December 25 and on January 1.  Happy Holidays!

East Bay Express

Cal-Italian without Pretense

“More than anything, I appreciated the warm, easy-going service and the way the restaurant felt more approachable and less precious than many of its Cal-Italian counterparts in Oakland or Berkeley — despite the fact that the food was just as good and the sourcing of ingredients just as conscientious. The bottom line: Now I have a reason to go to Kensington.”

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