Tried this restaurant for the first time and was very pleased with the food and the service was amazing! Our server (I’m sorry I didn’t catch his name), was extraordinary. My husband’s pasta wasn’t quite what he was expecting and our server offered to bring him something else and was very apologetic. We had some great appetizers and bread with their awesome olive oil dipping sauce so he wasn’t too hungry and kindly declined a second dish. The rest of our group’s dinners were great!! Polpette, Ravioli & Porchetta were fabulous. Then after we finished our dinner, he came by with a complimentary tiramisu which was outstanding. When the bill came, there was no charge for the pasta either… that to me deserved a huge tip!! We will be back for sure!! Buonissimo!!
Great food. Crazy ambience, and service is a bit chaotic. Be patient and enjoy. Outside is less noisy.
Great pastas and excellent staff! My new go-to spot!
It was a birthday lunch that didnt feel special at all. Guess waitress didn’t notice even though it was on the reservation. Apparently brunch menu is served on Saturdays so limited options to order. The food was just ok. We had 4 different pasta dishes and none were memorable. the caico e pepe dish was bland and the sun dried tomatoes pesto dish didnt have the bright and bold flavors I was hoping. Maybe there wasn’t enough sauce or garlic? I added more salt and it still was bland just saltier.
Delicious food. Great service!
We sat in a nice outside area with heaters. Was perfect.
I had the lasagna- it was wonderful!
My husband had the Risotto. Also delicious.
Will definitely return.
Great food, attentive welcoming staff, Angelo gracious charming true Italian!
We waited for more than an hour and a half for your food to arrive. Not even our appetizers arrived. We just left. This has happened twice now.
When we finally got the food it was absolutely delicious. But they actually forgot about our order and we were there for almost an hour and a half before we got our food. And then it was close to closing time and we were all tired and fading after a long day, so it was somewhat suboptimal.
Fabulous food and the service is fantastic.
Excellent experience overall the food was great and the service was very helpful and friendly. It was a little cold outside but that’s not something that could be avoided. They forgot to bring out an appetizer but we were not charged for it and we had plenty of food on the table, which is why we didn’t bother about it.
I decided to try Agrodolce after driving by on a Saturday and seeing that it's outdoor patio was packed and inviting. With respect to the food alone, I would give this restaurant a solid rating. We ordered three dishes (antipasto, pasta and a main). The antipasto and pasta were both very good, while the main course -- braised pork shoulder (described as "porchetta" by the waiter) -- was dry, under seasoned, and played in a pool oily jus.
Unfortunately, despite the decent food and ambiance, the service was plain poor. It wasn't that our server wasn't "nice," but they simply were not professionally attentive and available. Initial contact was slow; they did not advocate for anything on the menu at the time our order was taken; beverages arrived at a snail's pace; check-ins were late and purely perfunctory. We still tipped, of course, however the service felt like a complete after thought and on account of this I would definitely not return. The experience was average at best a d that was a disappointment.
Very busy understaffed
Excellent food in a welcoming, family atmosphere.
We had a reservation for Mother’s Day and a birthday. We were not greeted, but told to “hold on”. We were then not seated for 10/15 minutes. They clearly overbooked. It was okay, maybe if the service was better we would have enjoyed the food and wine a bit more.
First Mother’s Day Brunch in over a year. Food and service were very good, only problem was noise level.
Agrodolce has a large patio with all the great food and friendly service you remember from before COVID. It's definitely time to go back!
We were seated 45 mins after the time of our reservation. The food was not that great, too many people and it wasn't a very pleasant experience. I was expecting something better.
the food quality was pretty bad, servers were constantly forgetful and not paying attention.
Food is DELICIOUS and the atmosphere is beyond lovely. The live jazz was heavenly. Definitely going to be back.
The service wasn't very good. Our waitress kept leaving us midway giving her our orders and then most of the dishes brought out weren't even ours and took about 3x longer than expected. They also rang up several of our items at the wrong price, so we had to contest our bill after dinner.
There was a nice jazz band outside though. Would come back if the service improves.
Pleasant, friendly and cordial place in Berkeley to enjoy the good Italian style food.
It was great but you guys were very busy. However, we had plenty of time and didn’t mind. The one thing is that we sat at the table right next to the road. When the bus or large trucks we go by it was quite noisy. Other than that, everything was wonderful. The food was awesome!
Service was extremely slow - it took over 1 hour to get our main courses.
Quality of the food has declined significantly. The Fritura misto was hard, dry, and overcooked with a few tiny shrimp. My favorite dish, the bucatini with the sardine sauce, lost it's distinctive garlic and fennel taste which was replaced by some tomato sauce. Much less sardines as well. The mushroom ravioli was the bright spot, although there wasn't much of it. The house white wine was also pretty good. The tiramisu was decent but was mostly whipped cream and lacked enough mascarpone cheese. Service was spotty, with one experienced waiter and one very amateurish one.
OMG, what a horrible experience. They were very busy on a Sunday night (we had reservations) and sat down at 6:30 for dinner. We ordered within 15 minutes (2 drinks, a split salad, and 2 entrees) and got our drinks in a few minutes. Our waiter was very busy and we asked if we could have more bread while we waited for our meal. He let us know he was too busy and probably couldn't get us the requested bread (huh???). he never got us the requested bread. After an hour and a half, we asked about our SALAD. We were told it would be out soon, which it was. After 2 hours, we gave up and told them to cancel our order. We paid for the drinks and salad and left. WE WON'T BE BACK.
Tip to the restaurant... If you are busy, don't pretend everything is normal. Set expectations with your customers. If we knew it was a 2+ hour wait for our food, we would have made a different decision and eaten elsewhere.
I was very excited to try Agrodulce, we were really big fans of Trattoria La Siciliana.
As I arrived, I checked in with the manager (owner). I recognized him from the other restaurant. My family and In got seated right way.
We were greeted by girl with red hair. Instantly, I felt her abrupt, not warm, negative energy come to the table. I was very patient at first, but then it was every time she approached our table. I proceeded to tell the manager, and I was hoping it would it get better. A good manager in my eyes, would do something for us. Comp some of the bill, a free desert. Nothing at all. We had reservation at 5:30, we didn't get out of there till 8:00pm. I get it gets busy, but it took a very long time to get our food and assistance.
I really want to come back, but I hope they get their act together.
I would only recommend if I went back there and the service was better.
Thats my review.
One of the best restaurants in Berkeley. Delicious food and great staff (who work extremely hard).
As always, the food was great, and so was the delightful wine. It was a bit chilly eating outdoors, but that is not the fault of the restaurant, and I look forward to returning when indoor dining is safe. Keep up the great work!
great food, service was lackluster. i hope they improve it ;-)
The service was amazing and everyone was so kind and attentive! I would absolutely go back!
Excellent everything! Sat outside and the weather was a bit chilly. Otherwise, everything was very tasty and server was attentive and friendly. Mushroom ravioli is a must!
Great dinner. Food delicious. Group of High School musicians provided jazz music which added to the nice atmosphere. Managed to forget my cc with the bill which the restaurant immediately brought to my attention.
Good Sicilian food, nice ambiance, lovely proprietor.
Several years ago, when the restaurant first opened, I wrote a nasty review of the place. Pretty good food. Disastrous service. Since then, I've been back 6 or 7 times---most recently a few nights ago, when I sat outside. The Sicilian-inspired food is now superb, wonderful strong flavors. Service is very much improved. The owner goes out of his way to make sure everything is going well. The seafood risotto is amazingly good, as are the lambshanks and Sicilian salads. Very highly recommended.
The food was outstanding, and we're picky foodies who have lived in Italy. There were plenty of interesting vegetarian options as well as classics that were perfectly executed. The service was friendly with just the right amount of checking in. The atmosphere was excellent. We loved it and plan to go back often.
Wonderful food with real Sicilian flavors (yes, I've spent time there). But the service sucked. Very inattentive. The waiter and buspeople don't seem to notice very much. And I've been there when it was insanely busy and when it was dead slow. Same service each time. Still, I would recommend it and I keep going back.
Delicious food in an enjoyable outdoor setting
Our favorite restaurant in the north bay area! We return over and over.
Delicious delicious food. They just reopened indoor dining (covid era). So, the interior was still a work in progress (disheveled). We were in there at 5, and were the only
Customers. Nice and quiet and mellow. By the time we left, the place was Packed, inside and out. Once it’s full the noise level is loud. If they take suggestions, I’d hang carpets on the wall and ceiling to absorb Noise, get some flowers and artwork up to spiff up the atmosphere. Love the fireplace. And the jazz band outside on the sidewalk- thumbs up. Cannolis to die for. Will def be my go to Italian. The food was amazing.
Food was wonderful. Service good. Great experience
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