Although you could eat three courses without sighting a cabbage leaf or a beet, Xenia! doubles as Alamos only neighborhood bistro and the East Bays only Romanian restaurant. The service is spotty but friendly, and the food manages to be comfortable without being dull. Pizzas from the wood-fired oven have appealingly smoky overtones, and as for entrées, the heartier the better: housemade garlic sausages, meatloaf, braised short ribs with spaetzle, and anything with lamb and roasted peppers.
Hours: Dinner: 5-9pm Mon-Thur; 5-9:30pm Fri-Sat.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, cash