I'm new to this board, so please excuse any gaffes.
Caffe Venezia offers a fixed-price dinner for $16. Includes soup/salad, entree, and dessert. I had salad, pasta, and sorbet. The salad was frisee with pancetta lardons, summer corn, and a vinaigrette. Pasta was green pappardelle with asparagus and artichokes. The blackberry sorbet had not just sweetness but good berry taste. The chocolate cake my friend chose instead was a generous portion. Each dish was very good, and all for the amount some places charge for an entree! The place has good service and on-street parking, public will get you there as well. In Berkeley, on University Avenue.
The fixed price menu changes every two weeks, according to the restaurant's web site.