Benchmark Pizzeria will be closed on December 24-25 and on January 1.  Happy Holidays!

Everything made by hand, from scratch

Spicy Carrot Salad – Mint, Sultana Raisins, Almonds, Lemon

Housemade Pasta

Strozzapreti Bolognese

Music Mondays

Join us for live acoustic performances with rotating musicians / bands every other Monday!

Beer & Wine on Tap


Organic Soft Serve Straus Ice Cream
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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