Join us on Wednesday July 27th for Comedy Night with Irene Tu!


Penrose is inspired by my great-great-great-grandfather, Norwood ‘Penrose’ Hallowell, a “Fighting Quaker” who traded pacifism for a rifle, and led the first all-black regiment against the Confederates in the American Civil War. With this restaurant, I celebrate his radical spirit and Quaker values—who he was as a man infuses everything from the décor to the menu. I wanted the space to be rowdy, but refined, like Boston’s Union Club, of which Penrose was a founding member. I also wanted the food to honor my roots. The eclectic flavors of North Africa, Sicily and Andalusia reflect the Moorish influences of Pen’s “Black Irish” heritage, while my ‘elemental’ approach to cooking embodies a deep Quaker simplicity. Every bite is a tribute, here’s to you, Penrose.


July 5th, 2016

July Summer Movie Nights at Pizzaiolo

Be sure to check out the Spaghetti Westerns summer movie series at Pizzaiolo, every Wednesday night at sundown on the patio!



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July 27th, 2016

Comedy Night with Irene Tu and Friends!

Join us for a night of stand up comedy with comedian Irene Tu and friends Andrew Orolfo and Karinda Dobbins. Starts at 9pm!

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July 17th, 2016

Sunday Suppers with Planting Justice

Join us on July 17th in supporting Planting Justice with our Sunday Suppers dinner. Tickets are $60-$100 on a sliding scale for a multicourse, prix-fixe meal with wine included. All profits will be donated to our featured non-profit.

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June 19th, 2016

Flamenco Night at Penrose!

Live music from Fanny Ara and La Tania from 8p-10p and a special menu inspired by Andalucia!

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June 4th, 2016

Pizzaiolo Turns 11 Years Old!

Our sister restaurant Pizzaiolo turns 11 years old on June 4th! In honor of their birthday, they will be donating 11% of their sales from the evening to the Alameda County Community Food Bank! Happy birthday Pizzaiolo!

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June 1st, 2016

June Summer Movie Nights at Pizzaiolo

Be sure to check out the DUI: Dining Under the Influence summer movie series at Pizzaiolo, every Wednesday night at sundown on the patio!

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May 2nd, 2016

Tacos Oscar at Boot & Shoe Service

Tacos Oscar is popping-up at our sister restaurant Boot & Shoe Service from 5pm-10pm. Join them for tacos, cocktails by the Boot and popsicles by Pop Paletas!

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April 19th, 2016

Winemaker Dinner with Phillippe Tessier and Petit Saint Vincent!

Join us for a four course meal with wine pairings.

$85.00 (includes tax +tip)

Purchase your ticket through Paul Marcus Wines at 510-420-1005 or


May 15th, 2016

Sunday Suppers at Pizzaiolo

Join us in supporting Youth UpRising.

$60-$100 per person, wine included, for a multicourse, prix-fixe meal.

Buy your tickets here!

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April 12th, 2016

Wine Dinner at Pizzaiolo with Ordinaire Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Head over to our sister restaurant Pizzaiolo for a 4 course meal paired with natural wines from Ordinaire.

$80 per person + tax + tip

Please call 510-652-4888 for reservations. Seats are limited.


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SUN-THURS 5:30-10:00pm
FRI-SAT 5:30-10:30pm (late night menu til 12am)


MON-THURS: 5:30pm-10:30pm
FRIDAY: 5:30pm-midnight
SATURDAY: 10am-midnight
SUNDAY: 10am-10:30pm


SAT-SUN 10:00am-2:00pm

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Website Design: Juli Shore Design
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