Donato Scotti’s “Desco” set to open in Old Oakland for lunch and dinner

Old Oakland is excited to welcome Donato Scotti and Desco to the neighborhood! Borgo Italia in Old Oakland has sold their business to South Bay Italian restaurateur Donato Scotti. A native Italian who runs the popular Donato Enoteca in Redwood City, Scotti will be opening up his own trattoria-style Italian eatery Desco this month. Scotti, […]

It’s snowing in Old Oakland!

For one night in October, it snowed in Old Oakland….. well, technically it was biodegradable bubbles that were designed to look like snow! Park Place pictures returned again to Old Oakland this year to shoot a new holiday Lincoln car commercial.  They love the Old Oakland buildings and the large sidewalks that mimic New York  and […]

Tamarindo Touted as “True Mexican” in

We all certainly know that Old Oakland’s Tamarindo Restaurant is a fabulous cocktail and dining find, and a great place to go for mexican fare…. but it is also so nice to have our opinions validated.  Check out this recent article on

July 31 … It’s Sunday Supper at B Restaurant

On Sunday, July 31 from 5 – 9 p.m., B Restaurant at 499 9th Street ((between Broadway & Washington) in Old Oakland will host a Sunday Supper with a WHOLE PIG. Sounds totally delicious. Check out the event and B’s other tasty menu items on their website.  Reservations are recommended for Sunday Supper.  Call 510.251.8770 […]