I may be opening a can of worms here, but I'll ask anyway.
My boyfriend and I are going out tonight for my birthday, we're just not sure where. We live in Oakland, so we'd prefer to stay on this side of the bridge, preferably Oakland, Berkeley or Albany. I really enjoy Mezze and Nizza la Bella and would love to have a recommendation along those lines, food-wise and price-wise. Oh, and the recommendation of a place with an incredible chocolate cake would be appreciated