Occupation: Trust Officer
Favorite Restaurant: Italian Colors Restaurant
Reviewed Italian Colors Restaurant: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Italian Colors is among the best of the neighborhood, go-to restaurants in the East Bay. Situated on Mountain Boulevard in Oakland's Montclair District, it has been delivering top notch Italian and surprisingly sophisticated California cuisine for over 20 years, and is much loved by its dedicated clientele.
Salads tend to be oversized, if not gargantuan. A favorite is the Beet Salad with grilled asparagus, hazelnuts and goat cheese. At once a riot of tastes and textures. For entrees I like the Green Scarves Lasagna, a deconstructed version of the classic casserole, with delicate house-made spinach pasta sheets filled with mozzarella, ricotta and béchamel in a very good marinara. All of the pasta dishes at Italian Colors are very, very good, the Gnocchi Bolognese and Carbonara stand out, and all of the pastas can be substituted for gluten free quinoa. If you go and are interested in a steak, don't miss the Charbroiled Rib Eye if it is on the Specials menu. It is tender, delicious and always perfectly prepared to order. Pizzas are excellent, my favorite being the Salsiccia with house made fennel sausage and a crisp, thin crust. The desserts are wonderful, with a special nod their Flourless Gooey Warm Chocolate Cake.
Italian Colors is much more than a family restaurant, although families are welcomed with open arms. Italian Colors is my perfect find and, with its constantly changing menu, a surprise every time I go.
Occupation: Housewife and Foodie
Location: San Francisco
Favorite Restaurant: M.Y. China
Reviewed Italian Colors Restaurant: Saturday, December 21, 2013