March 2013

Ratto’s breakfast wrap

We’re in our third week of serving yummy breakfast wraps & omelets from 8:00-11:00 am (before lunch-rush madness). We’re getting very positive feedback (try the egg, cheese & veggie wrap with  chorizo or linguica sausage), and our customers are appreciative of our FTO (fair -trade organic) coffee. If you’re in a hurry to get to the office, you can call your order in ahead of time, and we’ll have it ready & waiting for you to pick up.

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in Old Oakland. Oscar has just put out samples of Genovese salami made by Oakland’s own Milan Salami Company. This delicious salami is uncured, & minimally processed with no added nitrites or nitrates. We’ll also be sampling  a delightfully crisp Pinot Grigio from Italy. As always, there are several olive oils to sample as well as some Italian olives & peppers.

After sampling, you might want to treat yourself to a delicious deli sandwich, a hot cup of minestrone, and some live jazz piano courtesy of Michael Hauser from 12:30-3:00. Often Michael is joined by scheduled & surprised guests. Come enjoy some food & music with us!


Come down to Ratto’s this Saturday, March 9th and treat yourself to a great deli lunch and some groovin’ live jazz with Michael Hauser on piano (and some vocals too), Greg German on drums, and the honey-voiced Mary D’Orazi on vocals. They’ll be playing standards & Brazilian tunes from 12:00-3:00 pm.

While you’re here, talk to Elena & Oscar about olive oils, and sample a bunch of them, along with some delicious Italian cheeses and other treats. Oscar will also be doing a wine tasting of his “Italian Wine of the Week”.

Come down & hang out with us for awhile!

Oscar is here today sampling Castle Venus chardonnay from sunny Sicily, as well as his favorite Italian pecorino cheeses and olive oils.

There will also be live jazz with Michael Hauser and perhaps a surprise guest or two from 12:30-3:00.

Come down for lunch and hang out with us!

It’s long overdue!! Ratto’s is now serving breakfast wraps & omlettes along with coffee & tea Monday through Friday from 8:00-11:00 am.  Try a delicious wrap with jack & cheddar cheese, spinach, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion & tomato for $4.99. Want some meat? Add ham or linguica $6.50.  In a hurry to get to the office? Order ahead for quick pick up.