The press release announcing the opening of Desco just landed in my inbox. This is the new project from Donato Scotti, replacing Borga Italia. "Desco" means dinner table.
•Fresh pasta made in-house
•Neapolitan pizze and schiacciate prepared in a wood-fired oven
•Piatto della Casa, a housemade assortment of smoked duck, lamb prosciutto and rabbit terrine
•Casonsei, a rustic ravioli from Bergamo filled with pork and housemade sauge with a brown butter and guanciale sauce.
•All Italian wine varieties, 50 selections, 20 by the glass
•Full bar showcases classic cocktails, amaro and traditional Italian aperitivi and digestivi
•Afternoon happy hour with bar snacks
•50-seat dining room, 16 sidewalk seats, 10 counter seats
Desco is located at 499 9th Street, on the corner of Washington Street in Oakland, California. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner (dinner only for the next two weeks), Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The telephone number is (510) 663-9000 and web address is www.descooakland.com.