Surprise! Oliveto, beloved Italian spot, quietly reopens after high-profile closure

Jan 21, 2022 230

BY: Eve Batey

Longtime patrons of Oliveto, the 35-year-old Oakland Italian spot that closed with great fanfare at the end of last year, got a surprising message in their inboxes in recent days. “OK, it’s not actually over,” the email began.

According to the message, the restaurant’s cafe operation quietly reopened last week, an unexpected coda for a restaurant that seemingly ended its run with a multi-month celebration. Before you get comfortable though, be warned: This post-credits scene is a limited-time-only reprieve, as a new owner for the business is likely in the works.

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