I am taking a friend out to dinner next week after spending a day decorating her place. She lives in Hayward but after dinner I am driving to a hotel near SJC airport.
So I a) don't really feel like heading up to Berkeley/Central Oakland since I have to steer south apres dinner and b) I would like something special but not too pricey. We won't want to get too dressy, IMO.
Am thinking Bellanico (Glenview) or Trabocco (Alameda).