Lococo's Restaurant & Pizzeria

1400 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone 510-843-3745

Email: info@lococosrestaurant.com


                                       Lo Coco's - Shattuck

                                         1400 Shattuck Avenue
                                         Berkeley, CA 94709
                                         phone : 510-843-3745

Average User Rating:

                                                   Description: A good, solid Italian establishment.       

                                          Their specialty is true Sicilian-style pizzas. Be brave and order the anchovies pizza here .

                                           Neighborhood: Berkeley

                                                          Hours open: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tue. - Sun.

                                 Credit Cards: Accepted

                                                   Recommended Dishes: Pizzas with the traditional toppings.

                                          Other Services: • Takeout available

 User comments about Lo Coco's - Shattuck

"To be quite honest, Lo Coco's resturant is the next best thing to eating in Sicily yourself. The family style atmosphere is just what the doctor oredered. The staff is extremely personable and friendly. Gilberto Lo Coco is one of the most dedicated chef's Ive ever met. He puts his heart and soul into every dish and can give you a history lesson about Sicily on the drop of a dime. The Swordfish is pan seared to perfection in a sauce that makes my heart swell. The unusual combination of eggplant and pizza makes my tummy smile. I am a repeat offender!! " -- anonymous user, 07/04/2002

"Simply put, this Berkeley eatery is one of my favorite restaurants. A father/son estabishment, a lot of love's in the pizza and the entrees. The son came to our table to inquire about our meal. The calamari saute has the best sauce I've ever had--is it Triple Sec that gives it that smoky, haunting, slightly sweet complex flavor? (please, please give me the recipe)--I dream about this dish. Just the right ambience, light and bright with big windows, and lively with chatter, filled with UC Berkeley students and older folks, all happily chowing down on the creative Italian fare. Service was friendly, attentive. Meals come with the signature flatbread and there are a couple of nice salads to begin with--we split the salad with sun-dried tomatoes, currents, walnuts and blue cheese--yum! We liked the smooth, rich Chianti Classico with our meal of squid and Gnocchi stuffed with Gorgonzla--which my husband found strongly flavored--but delicious. He almost licked the plate. The price was reasonable for the quality--our bill was about $60, including tip, for splitting a salad, two entrees, bottle of wine. We were too full for dessert. LoCoco's like eating in the kitchen of your favorite uncle--if your uncle's a great chef from Sicily. A trip to Italy, closer to home. Pizza's are sublime. We keep going back.--Patricia Frank, Oakland California  2patlyn@patriciafrank.com , 09/05/2001  


" In Italia è difficile mangiare  così bene, le linguine al pesto e lo "sfincione", insieme alla cortesia del personale, sono imbattibili!!!" 

- Fabio & Lucia Cencetti,  Tourist from Italy ( info@fabiocencetti.it ), 03/18/2003 


The Chef Gilberto Lo Coco's Family authentic Sicilian specialities. All that is prepared here is a result of generations of experience and cuore (heart and soul) in the sicialian culinary tradition.  The flavors reproduced here are guaranteed to be uniquely delicious!  Chef Gilberto's expertise is derived soley from the adherence to his Father Giovanni Lo Coco's school of technique and superior knowlege of ancient sicialian flavors.  "My father always told me that the way of the ancients is the road to culinary genius. The redescovering of ancient recipes is the true passion and pleasure of very difficult life in the kitchen."