Ravioli Deals in Oakland
After an afternoon of meetings followed by interminable gridlock on I-580, you can be forgiven for not wanting to set foot in the kitchen. Let someone else take care of putting food on the table with today's deal from Caffe Venezia: Pay $39 (a $94 value) for a three-course prix-fixe dinner for two, which includes two salads, one pizza, one pasta entrée, two desserts, and a bottle of house wine. Or, get $20 to spend on food and drink at lunch for $10. Mealtime is always relaxing at this cozy spot on University Avenue in Berkeley. Those stopping by for a weekday lunch can enjoy specialties like summer minestrone soup or a roasted eggplant sandwich with mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh pesto. Or, grab a table any night of the week for gourmet pizzas and pasta -- recent favorites include house-made ravioli and vegetable cannelloni. Top off dinner by sharing a bottle of house wine and a couple of desserts, and those petty thoughts of traffic jams and quarterly targets will be long gone.