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C’era Una Volta
Once Upon A Time...
C’era Una Volta is a traditional, Slow Food Italian restaurant located near Oakland in the heart of Alameda. Focusing on the origins of foods, authentic cultural preparation and a sense of community, Italian-born Chef Rudy has led C’era Una Volta to be recognized by the Accademia Italiana della Cucina as an authentic Italian restaurant. At C’era Una Volta, you can find a relaxing atmosphere to savor dishes like Sformatino de Verdure for Sunday brunch, Porchetto Toscano for lunch or Melanzane alla Parmigiana for dinner.
Call us today for a complimentary appetizer with your phone reservation.
Slow Food in the Oakland and Alameda Areas
Since 1990, Chef Rudy has been a member of the original Italian division of Slow Food, and he joined the Alameda convivium when it was formed in 2008. Slow Food is a global grassroots effort linking local ingredients, authentic preparation and community involvement to the joy of food and the environment. With community truly at the heart of our culinary philosophy, C’era Una Volta invites everyone from Oakland, Alameda, San Francisco and beyond to join us for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
We have Sunday brunch specials! Call C’era Una Volta for a complimentary appetizer with your phone reservation.
Authentic Italian Restaurant
Every year since C’era Una Volta opened in 2004, we have been recognized by the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, an official organization of the Italian government, as an authentic Italian restaurant. Chef Rudy uses techniques he learned as a child in his grandmother’s Elba Island kitchen and later perfected as a student of the culinary arts in Italy. He combines authentic flavors and techniques of Italian cooking to create a true culinary experience with every dish.
Come find us right off Park Street, in quiet Redwood Square, for Lunch, Dinner or Sunday Brunch.
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