Friday, April 9, 2010


Sorry, we have been gone for a while. Last month got a little crazy, but we are back on track!

We used to come here fairly often, but haven't been back in a couple years. Not much has changed.

Let's get to reviewin':

We split this green salad. It was fine, nothing to write home about. If you like gorgonzola cheese... you might not like this salad, because there isn't much on it.

Steve got penne pasta with prosciutto and asparagus, in a light garlic cream sauce. The pasta itself was whatevs, but the prosciutto really stood out. The sauce a little spicier than we expected, which was a nice surprise.

Briana got Chicken Marsala with polenta; it tasted like it was drenched in maple syrup. The chicken was thin and unsatisfying. The polenta was yummy, but covered in sweet. Gross.

The cheesecake was fine. How can you make cheesecake "just okay?" It's cream and cream cheese and sugar?! It didn't have any of the graham cracker crust, which should be required on all cheesecakes.

Tiramisu was also just okay. The creamy part was creamy (awesome) but the coffee flavored part just tasted like plain sugar.

One very welcome change is that they seem to have some good wine now... And it's still inexpensive. Last time we were here there was a very limited selection, and most of them were not worth the $4.50 a glass.

The service was a little lackadaisical. They weren't rude or anything, they just seemed distracted. Filippos, you never change. We give you 2.5 Sabuys:

Filippos: 5400 College Avenue Oakland, Ca 94618

Next stop: I2!


  1. My father (Hot in the NPL) just sent me a link to this blog. I recently moved to Rockridge (my house is just off of College), so I'll definitely have to keep up with your reviews so I know which restaurants to try! I actually just ate at I2 tonight, so I'm looking forward to reading your review.
    (Also, I just realized that I've read some of Briana's comics at my dad's house. They're wonderful!)

  2. wait a minute!!! do you have to go to the one in elmwood too?