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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
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
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
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
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
Great restaurant. Love sitting at the bar watching the food preparation.
Lisa via opentable.com - Mar 15, 2020
Each time we attend- I find myself more and more impressed.
PaulF via opentable.com - Mar 12, 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
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
Very attentive and intimate yet friendly ... read more
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
Valentines ... read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
good food in a small restaurant with friendly owner and staff, open for a year ... read more
ipeguy via opentable.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
Been meaning to try Creekwood for a year, but finally got the opportunity - me and our daughter took my wife to dinner for her birthday. Service was prompt, friendly, and professional. Food was really good - probably will make a couple different menu selections next time, but everything looked so good that we will confidently order ... read more
Bill via opentable.com - Dec 23, 2019
Wow what a great find!!  These ...
Wow what a great find!!  These guys are masters of fabulous food, flavors, and great service. When we arrived, it was a full house even on a Wednesday night and so we didn't mind being seated at the bar.  To me, that was a great option because we then got to watch the chefs weave their magic and create the most delectable and tantali ... read more
Annie L. via yelp.com - Dec 22, 2019
Birthday celebration was perfectForThe 4 of us ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 18, 2019
Walked in to this place on a Friday ...
Walked in to this place on a Friday for dinner with my wife. Was greeted by very friendly staff who actually made us feel like the cared about our business and experience. Food was also wonderful. We had gnocchi and pizza, both were excellent and tasted like the chef cares about the ingredients used in the food. I want to say that th ... read more
Duane S. via yelp.com - Dec 16, 2019
Walked in to this place on a Friday for dinner with my wife. Was greeted by very friendly staff who actually made us feel like the cared about our business and experience. Food was also wonderful. We had gnocchi and pizza, both were excellent and tasted like the chef cares about the ingredients used in the food. I want to say that th ... read more
Duane Smith via google.com - Dec 16, 2019
Lovely service, delicious food for our small staff holiday dinner. We broke a glass, and staff cleaned right away and even replaced the salad that may have caught shrapnel - we didn't even ask! The almond cake was awesome. Thank you, Creekwood.
KristenT via opentable.com - Dec 16, 2019
We went for brunch - the biscuit and gravy breakfast was very good, although the poached eggs were a little underdone. Their breakfast that carries their name was ho hum - soggy hash browns never impress me. Overall good quality ingredients, great service but not worth the 30 min drive for us.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 15, 2019
Great food and service ... read more
ConradB via opentable.com - Dec 15, 2019
We have been three times and thoroughly enjoyed it. They need to get the word out because this place is almost unknown. The food is really good. It's very nice inside and the location is easy to find with plenty of nearby parking. I tell everyone about it b/c I want them to stay in business!
DeborahG via opentable.com - Dec 12, 2019
Drove by and appreciated the great ...
Drove by and appreciated the great patio vibe.  Walked in and was greeted my friendly staff. The staff was knowledgeable of the menu and provided awesome suggestions for appetizers & dessert. The food was fabulous.  The owner checked in on us to make sure our experience was perfect. I am coming here again & will share with friends. B ... read more
Steve U. via yelp.com - Dec 10, 2019
Excellent food. I had the papperdelle, the meatball appetizer, the rib eye and green bean side. Everything was perfectly seasoned, served at a good temperature and the portions were generous. The service was attentive and friendly. Parking easy. I will be going back.
hlfneuro via opentable.com - Dec 8, 2019
Having been twice now to Creekwood for brunch, and intending to go again soon, we highly recommend it for the quality of the food preparation and the friendly, thoughtful service. The biscuits were superb! We will try the restaurnt for dinner soon, too.
GlennisL via opentable.com - Dec 7, 2019
My first visit to this gem on Sacramento ...
My first visit to this gem on Sacramento avenue in Berkeley; a bit off the beaten track.  It's new and the food is outstanding.  Italian appetizers and pasta dishes.  The pappardelle pasta was simply amazing and the steak was perfectly cooked, tender and tasty.  The service was excellent.  Althought the menu is not extensive it chang ... read more
Howard F. via yelp.com - Dec 7, 2019
I don't write a lot of 5-star restaurant ...
I don't write a lot of 5-star restaurant reviews but I would highly recommend this hidden culinary gem of the East Bay. Great food served up by friendly and attentive staff in a warm ambiance. Our favorite dishes tonight were the fresh burrata appetizer with grilled pears and arugula, the cameroni pasta and the lamb. But honestly eve ... read more
Larry M. via yelp.com - Dec 1, 2019
Found this place randomly on Google and so glad I did. Service was attentive and food was outstanding! Fairly small place but as soon as I stepped in, you could smell the freshly made food. Environment was warm and inviting, perfect on one of the Bay's chillier nights. Definitely recommend! Even heard another patron ask the host wher ... read more
Hussein Alywahby via google.com - Dec 1, 2019
Just love Creekwood for any occasion. I particularly love brunch. Greg, the owner, takes great pride in making everything run very well. I really like introducing new people to Creekside.
Barbara via opentable.com - Dec 1, 2019
Great place!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 1, 2019
We really like this restaurant for dinner but we LOVE it for brunch! We've never had to wait and the food and service are wonderful.
pinkief via opentable.com - Dec 1, 2019
Found this place randomly on Google and so glad I did. Service was attentive and food was outstanding! Fairly small place but as soon as I stepped in, you could smell the freshly made food. Environment was warm and inviting, perfect on one of the Bay's chillier nights. Definitely recommend! Even heard another patron ask the host wher ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 1, 2019
Sort of up-scale vibe but great value and warm atmosphere like a down-home neighborhood restaurant. It's very pretty in the dining room!Portions are generous. Consider sharing one entre and then enjoying a couple of appetizers or sides. Everything is delicious.Great wait and busing staff.
Mike via opentable.com - Nov 30, 2019
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