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Fabulous service and excellent ...
Fabulous service and excellent food. We particularly enjoyed the fresh pasta, the Brussels sprouts with praline and the beet salad. Yes!
Marie B. via yelp.com - Oct 11, 2020
You're never up a creek when feasting ...
You're never up a creek when feasting on the fantastic menu items which are made from scratch at Creekwood, which is located in what is primarily a residential neighborhood in South Berkeley, not too far away from the main thoroughfare of Ashby Avenue. Owned by two gentleman who have been friends since childhood, Greg Poulios and Mar ... read more
Jason F. via yelp.com - Sep 21, 2020
I'm so glad I tried out Creekwood ...
I'm so glad I tried out Creekwood last weekend! My boyfriend and I were looking for dinner where you are able to order online and that was nearby for pickup. Creekwood popped up on Yelp. We ordered through their website no problem- we even had the option to pay before or when we pick up our order AND curbside pick up! So easy! We ord ... read more
Marcie A. via yelp.com - Aug 25, 2020
Although their menu is small, you ...
Although their menu is small, you can tell they put a lot of time and effort into perfecting their dishes. We found their food to be full of flavor, yet still light! Our family of five ordered the Little Gem Salad, Roasted Beet Salad, Gnocchi, Steak Frites, Margherita Pizza, and Mushroom Pizza. I think their Roasted Beet Salad surpri ... read more
Kaela D. via yelp.com - Aug 16, 2020
waiter was super nice and worked ...
waiter was super nice and worked really hard esp during this pandemic!! food was sooooo good!!! me and my friends ordered the gnocchi in the handmade pasta sauce, steak frites, and margarita pizza!! the gnocchi was so good we HAD TO ORDER ANOTHER!!!
Maya K. via yelp.com - Aug 16, 2020
Such a creative and wonderful wild ...
Such a creative and wonderful wild salmon entrée and organic white wine that I felt like Sally in When Harry Met Sally. Great tunes and excellent service, too.
April E. via yelp.com - Aug 11, 2020
I really loved the food here. My mushroom pizza took mushroom pizzas to a whole new level.
John S via google.com - Aug 8, 2020
Just had some of the best takeout ...
Just had some of the best takeout in the 5 months of the shelter-in-place; New York Steak and Fries and a Little Gems salad, from Creekwood. Only those two dishes with plenty for my partner and me, with some left over. The steak was amazing. I like steak rare, which seems impossible for take out--but however they cooked this steak it ... read more
Barbara S. via yelp.com - Aug 5, 2020
When I think about the things that ...
When I think about the things that have gotten me through shelter in place this past 5 months Creekwood would definitely be on the list. I'd been to this restaurant pre-Covid but the last 5 months it was my almost once a week curbside pick-up restaurant of choice. Food is delicious, great variety, bottles of wine to go, amazing desse ... read more
Amy P. via yelp.com - Jul 23, 2020
Food was delicious. The beet salad ...
Food was delicious. The beet salad was my absolute favorite!  Service was great too!

Fabulous outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful wood planters, heaters for when it got chilly, and an awning that made it feel like a European al fresco experience. Sunset was beautiful as well!  

We'll be back!
Jenni B. via yelp.com - Jul 10, 2020
Food was delicious. The beet salad was my absolute favorite! Service was great too! Fabulous outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful wood planters, heaters for when it got chilly, and an awning that made it feel like a European al fresco experience. Sunset was beautiful as well! We’ll be back!
Jennifer Biggs via google.com - Jul 10, 2020
One of the best Meatball Calzones I've ever had.
Richie M. via google.com - Jul 9, 2020
This is an excellent Italian restaurant. The chef is amazing. We haven't had food this good since we were in Paris. We highly recommend stopping in for a pizza or steak frites ... read more
Larissa Bateman via google.com - Jul 6, 2020
Excellent food, and outstanding ...
Excellent food, and outstanding service!  If you find yourself in Berkeley, this needs to be your first stop.
Ryan A. via yelp.com - Jul 5, 2020
Great!
Eric Valente via google.com - Jul 4, 2020
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Fried chicken sandwich ...
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Fried chicken sandwich, margarita pizza, and Gnocchi is the BEST food I have ever had in my life. Great owners and perfect service. We are from So Cal touring Cal for soccer. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
Beth C. via yelp.com - Jun 27, 2020
Have ordered from here once and ...
Have ordered from here once and wad pleasantly surprised. Good pasta and sauce. These days that should be common but it's not!
Kelly M. via yelp.com - Jun 14, 2020
Love Creekwood!  And I cannot believe ...
Love Creekwood!  And I cannot believe I have not yet written a review.

Staff are exceptionally friendly. The bar area allows one to sit right in front of the chef and crew to watch it happen. (Note: do not sit directly across from the pizza oven unless you like the heat... I almost got a sunburn).

Favorites:
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Shannon S. via yelp.com - Jun 9, 2020
I ordered the Fried Chicken Sandwich ...
I ordered the Fried Chicken Sandwich and it was undoubtably the best I've ever had. The chicken was seasoned to perfection, not to crunchy, and unbelievably tender.  It was crazy, like they must have double brined that chicken or something it was too tender. Oh and the aioli was perfect it complimented everything super well, also the ... read more
Ummi G. via yelp.com - Jun 3, 2020
This is my favorite restaurant ...
This is my favorite restaurant by a landslide! The owners are awesome and the staff is amazing even when they are super busy. They more than accommodate my dog (who is a 130 pound Great Dane) when I sit on the patio. They remember who we are when we come back! And the food is to die for! What more could you want?! If you have not bee ... read more
Elizabeth R. via yelp.com - May 29, 2020
I've visited Creekwood before as ...
I've visited Creekwood before as part of a Yelp Elite event and was thoroughly impressed with everything on the menu. Since they're part of Berkeley Restaurant Week - which has been resurrected this week (the third week of May) in takeout format, by the way - I wanted to see for myself if their all-around excellence held up on an una ... read more
Vincent L. via yelp.com - May 20, 2020
During CoVid we’ve ordered takeout several times from Creekwood and we’re very impressed with just how scrumptious the food continues to be. We were happy customers of theirs before the quarantine, and now are thrilled that their excellent quality survives the new reality. When things open up again we want to be able to go back! Ton ... read more
Anne Cryan via google.com - May 20, 2020
Came for brunch with my bestie ...
Came for brunch with my bestie and it was incredibly delicious. I selected this spot because it was between Berkeley and Oakland and they take reservations. Every single thing we had was phenomenal and their coffee was divine. The service was thoughtful and kind. Parking was easy. Definitely will be going back post COVID.
Eden P. via yelp.com - May 6, 2020
Wow wow wow! Called in a pick up ...
Wow wow wow! Called in a pick up order (coronavirus SIP in effect) for a beet salad, mushroom pizza and asparagus pizza and they were all phenomenal. The salad is one of the best things I have eaten this year: generous portion (fed two of us well) of perfectly cooked beets, slices of bright kumquat, peppery fresh arugula balanced by ... read more
Bacon Lover M. via yelp.com - Apr 15, 2020
I'm going to risk being critical ...
I'm going to risk being critical of my wife's and my mother in law's amazing fried chicken recipe, but whatever Creekwood's chef is doing is perfection. Not too bready, just enough crispy, absolutely delicious flavor. Everything else was fantastic as well...mashed potatoes, gravy, mac n cheese, biscuits. Yep, it was SIP comfort food ... read more
Don K. via yelp.com - Mar 29, 2020
Creekwood is open during COVID-19 ...
Creekwood is open during COVID-19 Shelter in Place! We got takeout recently and it was delicious!
If you go to the restaurant site, you can order Delivery and/ or Takeout. For Takeout, you can order through either Caviar or Toast. We ordered through Toast as it allowed us to pre-order our food before Creekwood opened at 5pm. We pl
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Paige D. via yelp.com - Mar 22, 2020
Great restaurant. Love sitting at the bar watching the food preparation.
Lisa via opentable.com - Mar 15, 2020
A date between my wife and I before everything shuts down from a pandemic.If that was the last supper, it was the best supper ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 15, 2020
Had a lovely visit to the restaurant this evening. The food was nicely prepared and the service was excellent. The people who work there go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I will be back.
foodie via opentable.com - Mar 12, 2020
Each time we attend- I find myself more and more impressed.
PaulF via opentable.com - Mar 12, 2020
Loved our meal, but the restaurant was understaffed. For example, three people would get served their appetizers and the fourth waited ten minutes until we finally flagged down the waiter. We didn't get the anchovies we ordered on the pizza. The server was unable to check in on us. Too bad. Hopefully this was a result of a last- ... read more
firsttimeguest via opentable.com - Mar 8, 2020
At the time of this review, I believe I overheard someone say, Creekwood has been open a little over a year. Fairly new in the life of restaurants. My opinion is that they did a wonderful job of designing the space. The wood really lends itself to creating a warm atmosphere. I appreciated that they paid attention to detail, e.g.
TheVegetarianReviewer via opentable.com - Mar 1, 2020
Enjoyed Creekwood on two occasions. First was with friends and they were able to accommodate with pasta dish using kale instead of pasta. The calamari, paparadelli, meatballs, and ragu without the pasta were wonderful.The second visit was with 6. The food again was consistently great with standouts to the fried gnudi, brussel spro ... read more
onofood via opentable.com - Feb 29, 2020
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OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 27, 2020
This is a lovely vibrant restaurant. For my taste the pasta was underdone. My experience in Italy is that even if they cook pasta al dente in water, once they cook it in the sauce it is soft, with the flavor of the sauce absorbed into the pasta. I realize some people like the pure al dente but I would ask them to cook it a little mor ... read more
Lunara via opentable.com - Feb 22, 2020
The best Italian I've had in Berkeley ...
The best Italian I've had in Berkeley.

This place is the perfect romantic night out spot. The lighting is dim with candles at each table, the bar seating is a great experience. You get to watch the chefs prepare all the foods and the oven keeps the temperature nice and toasty around the bar tops.

Our waitress was so at
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Yixuan L. via yelp.com - Feb 22, 2020
Our group enjoyed two pasta dishes and a pizza, along with the Burrata appetizer salad.The food was very good. Our server and staff were friendly and attentive. I would definitely return and recommend to others.
jtrt via opentable.com - Feb 21, 2020
I am all about their brunch menu!Came ...
I am all about their brunch menu!

Came here for a lazy brunch last weekend and will definitely be making a repeat adventure! Their menu may not be extensive, but literally every item on their brunch menu sounded delicious.

We ordered coffee, pomegranate mimosas and shared their beignets and biscuits with fried chicken
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Jillian P. via yelp.com - Feb 18, 2020
This place is a real gem - great food, nice service. Highly recommend getting a biscuit at brunch!
Nosherium via opentable.com - Feb 17, 2020
We came here on a Saturday night ...
We came here on a Saturday night for a birthday get-together. From among those sitting near me, I got to try the lamb shank (my order), the prime rib (my husband's order), the pappardelle (my friend's order), the agnolotti (my other friend's order), and the gnudi (our appetizer).

My order was basically a big delicious pile of
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Jennifer W. via yelp.com - Feb 16, 2020
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OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 15, 2020
Another delicious meal, the pasta is just outstanding.
BrianG via opentable.com - Feb 15, 2020
Lovely spot for a Sunday birthday brunch. Beautiful setting and attentive service. Eggs Purgatorio were excellent, as was the Acme Levain toast. Two orders of Avocado Toast with poached eggs were gobbled up. We indulged with a “dessert” order of cinnamon sugar beignets— spectacular! Good, strong coffee kept coming. Can’t wait to come ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 9, 2020
This restaurant is in the middle of nowhere BUT is well worth a visit! The food was excellent (especially the agnolotti) and service very friendly and helpful. We ate everything family style so that we could try as many tasty dishes as possible (calamari, pizza and shishito peppers in addition to the pasta). My only negative comme ... read more
eat2live via opentable.com - Feb 8, 2020
Overall good, but the calamari ...
Overall good, but the calamari was fried not grilled so that was a little disappointing. Also, the bread served with butter instead olive oil, that's a bummer for me.
sergio o. via yelp.com - Feb 8, 2020
Everything was really tasty. We ...
Everything was really tasty. We ordered pretty much everything on the menu and shared bites. Pizza had a great chew tasted very fresh. Pasta  was amazing   pappardelle was probably the table's favorite. The manager I think he might have been the owner was extremely knowledgeable. Will definitely be back.
Cody C. via yelp.com - Feb 4, 2020
This place is great! Me and my family go here and I LOVE the truffle oil on the pizza. Keep up the good work Creekwood!
Felix Frith Miller via google.com - Feb 4, 2020
It was my wife's 50th Day and she wanted a special dinner with friends. Creekwood did not disappoint!!! The owner and staff were amazing and even let us bring in a 50th bday celebration balloon. All the food was amazing!!! Highly recommend Creekwood.
PaulF via opentable.com - Feb 2, 2020
Food is really good, especially pastas and salads. It's a little loud for my tastes, but I get that's just part of the modern restaurant experience. We could hear each other fine, so no complaints there.
CarlB via opentable.com - Feb 2, 2020
Very nice local place, fun place to dine. And parking ... read more
GaryM via opentable.com - Jan 31, 2020
Great bunch place. Really high quality food.
ValleyScout via opentable.com - Jan 31, 2020
First visit and very pleased with the food and the ambiance. A bit noisy for old ears but chatting with the owner and taking his wine recommendation more than made up for it.
BobS via opentable.com - Jan 30, 2020
A neighborhood gem. a lot of attention to details and a most lovely and friendly service. The owners are so thoughtfull and really care about making this a successful and worthy destination.
DorotheeM via opentable.com - Jan 30, 2020
Dined at Creekwood last Wednesday. Started with the Little Gem salad, which was excellent with the tastiest bacon chunks. Then progressed to a Speck Pizza, which combined some amazing flavors of speck ham, blue cheese, and pear. Shared a ribeye steak, bone-in, perfectly cooked. Finished with an Affogato for dessert. I tried the ... read more
Willena via opentable.com - Jan 30, 2020
We had a delightful family (all ...
We had a delightful family (all adults) meal at Creekwood recently. We were welcomed by multiple people. The food was quite good, the service was attentive without being intrusive, and the atmosphere was comfortable. Ordering was neither rushed nor overly slow. The food came out at a good pace for conversation. It was quite busy for ... read more
Maia S. via yelp.com - Jan 28, 2020
We had a great time for brunch. Hope to get back soon for dinner.
RodM via opentable.com - Jan 27, 2020
What a fantastic find in south ...
What a fantastic find in south Berkeley! This was a celebratory meal for my wife and we were very happy with everything that Creekwood offers. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by the owner. Food was stellar: Fried Gnudi as an appetizer was delightful; For my main, I ordered Cameroni pasta with pork ragu red sauce, lots o ... read more
Chris L. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2020
Warm welcome from co-owner Greg. Loved that we were seated immediately even though our third had not yet arrived. Comfortable booths, woods and interesting lights from Wisconsin. The selection of appetizers, pastas, pizzas, entrees, sides and desserts were appealing and not overwhelming. Good wine list, again not overwhelming. I woul ... read more
Marcia via opentable.com - Jan 26, 2020
Restaurant was busy, but table was ready on time. Two of us had the prix fixe offering and chose the Kale salad and pappardelle, the third had the salmon entree and the fourth chose the Speck pizza. We shared the calamari and finger potato appetizer. All enjoyed their meal!!! Portions were good, well spiced and cooked perfectly. Th ... read more
GoodbutNotGreat via opentable.com - Jan 25, 2020
Warm welcome from co-owner Greg. Yummy menu from appetizers to desserts. Thin crust pizzas, generous meatballs, dense chocolate cake topped generously with real whipped cream.
Marcia Schwartz via google.com - Jan 25, 2020
It's located on a non-descript ...
It's located on a non-descript section of Sacramento Ave. in Berkeley with not much else around it.  Because of this, the restaurant itself feels like a hidden, local spot for quality eats.  It's not a huge restaurant (a few tables and some seating by the bar), but it feels cozy and intimate, with a wood-fire oven, as well as some ou ... read more
Peg S. via yelp.com - Jan 22, 2020
Creekwood is a lovely restaurant. The menu has good variety - something for everyone! They need a little help with their service - we felt it was spotty from start to finish. But not a reason to not go. The food is delicious!
LoriS via opentable.com - Jan 22, 2020
So I went in for our wedding anniversary ...
So I went in for our wedding anniversary and my wife and I were not disappointed! The food is absolutely amazing. We had antipasti, main entree and dessert (and a bottle of wine) and we loved every single little bit of 'em. Portions are really generous too! Definitely a great place. We will be back to try more (great) food!
Daniele P. via yelp.com - Jan 20, 2020
Splendid food - warm setting. I like their Pizza. I will continue to recommend this place to all my friends.
rona via opentable.com - Jan 16, 2020
We were in for a very early dinner so unsure of how noise level will progress as the night goes on. It's a bright, happy restaurant providing good looking food. We had a calamari appetizer that was amazingly light and very flavorful. The kale salad was less successful with the onions in a clump and the kale still very chewy. We ... read more
farpointdive via opentable.com - Jan 12, 2020
The food, the service, the ambiance, and did I mention the food?!?! Overall, this restaurant is top notch. I can't recommend it highly enough.
KeevaC via opentable.com - Jan 6, 2020
Having grown up in Berkeley, We ...
Having grown up in Berkeley, We were a little skeptical when we found out the restaurant was on Sacramento, (which is more of a residential area) but we were pleasantly surprised with the ambiance and over all look of the place!

We had the gnudi and Brussels sprouts for appetizers. So I typically hate ricotta cheese but omg t
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New Wave Dave Z. via yelp.com - Jan 5, 2020
Having grown up in Berkeley, We were a little skeptical when we found out the restaurant was on Sacramento, (which is more of a residential area) but we were pleasantly surprised with the ambiance and over all look of the place! We had the gnudi and Brussels sprouts for appetizers. So I typically hate ricotta cheese but omg the fried ... read more
Jean24 via opentable.com - Jan 4, 2020
I had the burrata with arugula ...
I had the burrata with arugula and pears  and the agnolotti and both were great! The service was fast and pleasant, and since I live a couple of blocks away, I'll be back.
Wendy W. via yelp.com - Jan 4, 2020
I cannot say enough about how pleased ...
I cannot say enough about how pleased I am to have been introduced to Creekwood. I eat there for both dinner and breakfast/ brunch. I absolutely love introducing my friends to Creekwood especially for breakfast/ brunch, because not only is the food great, the service wonderful and surroundings delightful but you can make reservations ... read more
Barbara H. via yelp.com - Jan 1, 2020
We love Creekwood. We've been there ...
We love Creekwood. We've been there twice now, once just me an my wife for breakfast and once for a large family breakfast after Christmas. The owners Greg and Mark and their staff are just great - super friendly and easy going and so helpful and eager for you to have a good experience. The menu is simple and the food is superb and t ... read more
Ankit A. via yelp.com - Dec 31, 2019
Food is fantastic! Pizza is one of the best!We ordered mushroom pizza, roasted chicken, Brussels sprouts and shishito peppers for dinner and ended the meals with a very delicious dessert - panna cotta.First time for us but will definitely go back very often! One of the finest Italian restaurants in Berkeley!Kate ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 31, 2019
good food in a small restaurant with friendly owner and staff, open for a year ... read more
ipeguy via opentable.com - Dec 29, 2019
Food = 5 star Service = 5 star+Atmosphere ...
Food = 5 star
Service = 5 star+
Atmosphere = 5 star

What a great find and a super cozy spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We did this with a very large group and was amazed by how well they handled taking orders and then the follow up service. Had the huevos ranchero which was one of the best I have had and i conside
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amir s. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2019
Great food, cool vibe with attentive ...
Great food, cool vibe with attentive service. Was invited here for brunch and have to say I wished I had a place like this close to my house. Ordered the veggie scramble, fresh Biscuit and latte. Everything tasted fresh and made with quality ingredients. They even have oatly milk for their latte. Love it love it!! Worth the trek and ... read more
Caryn S. via yelp.com - Dec 29, 2019
Great food, cool vibe with attentive service. Was invited here for brunch and have to say I wished I had a place like this close to my house. Ordered the veggie scramble, fresh Biscuit and latte. Everything tasted fresh and made with quality ingredients. They even have oatly milk for their latte. Love it love it!! Worth the trek and ... read more
Caryn Wu via google.com - Dec 29, 2019
Nice folks, good service. Menu could be more interesting. Eggs, hash browns, bacon were fine. Biscuit could have been better. Nice space.
aloo via opentable.com - Dec 28, 2019
The food and service here are fantastic! Brunch is delicious. The biscuit beignets are dangerously tasty, especially with honey. Creekwood’s fried chicken sandwich with a fried egg added is the best I’ve had anywhere. I would also highly recommend the biscuit breakfast and the French toast. Excellent coffee too! Easy street parking c ... read more
JanetM via opentable.com - Dec 27, 2019
Went there for dinner for the first ...
Went there for dinner for the first time and had one of the best meals I've had in a while. Papardelle with mixed mushrooms was to die for, and the little gem salad was amazing (I got it without the pancetta). Broccolini was also excellent. Brussels sprouts were a bit disappointing, but I didn't try the aioli, so that may have made t ... read more
Karen C. via yelp.com - Dec 26, 2019
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