Some Berkeley Changes and Openings


The interior at Oggi. Photo from Facebook.

Coming soon to Berkeley is the freshly named and revamped ~OGGI~ in the former ~CIOCCOLATA DI VINO~ space. Chef-owner Rebecca Bernstein Redwine is still on board, but will be featuring more savory dishes and a seasonally changing menu. There will be lots of small plates to enjoy with more than 25 wines available by the glass, plus some great lunch and dinner prix-fixe deals. Take a look at the lunch and dinner menu here and the dessert list here. There’s also a happy hour Tue-Fri from 5pm-6pm, with $3 beers and a $2 discount on all glasses of wine. 1801 Shattuck Ave. at Delaware, Suite C, Berkeley, 510-898-1392.

Now open in the former Sea Salt is ~EAT + LOUNGE~. Scoop reveals the chef is Kwin Vu; you can peek at his Cal-Med menu on the website. Open Sun-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10pm; lunch coming soon. 2512 San Pablo Ave. at Dwight, Berkeley, 510-883-1720.

Thanks to Chowhound for the tip-off about ~PIZZA MODA~, which is now open in the former Divino. There are also some salads and pastas on the menu, plus a kids’ menu. Open Wed-Sun 5:30pm-10pm. 1401 University Ave. at Sacramento, Berkeley, 510-841-5200.

More pizza! As previously mentioned on tablehopper, ~SLIVER PIZZERIA~ was opening in the former Sportivo space; it’s now open. A recent special included roasted marble potatoes, pasilla chiles, yellow onions, mozzarella, Bulgarian feta, cilantro, Mexican key limes, and garlic olive oil. 2132 Center St. at Shattuck, Berkeley, 510-301-6280.