Rockridge District, Oakland, Calif.

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Rockridge's Oliveto Restaurant, Oakland, Calif.

Rockridge's Oliveto Restaurant

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This gourmand's paradise at the foot of the Oakland hills has more than 60 restaurants and food shops set along 14 blocks. The morning buns at La Farine (510-654-0338) are not to be missed; neither is the chocolate pudding served in a dulce de leche–coated dish at Bittersweet (510-654-7159). For a taste of Italy, try a salumi appetizer at chef Paul Bertolli's Oliveto (510-547-5356). Slurp bivalves at Pearl Oyster Bar & Restaurant (510-654-5426) before heading to Zachary's (510-655-6385) for its legendary deep-dish pizza.

Photography courtesy of Oliveto Restaurant

This article was first published in July 2005. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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