Italian Restaurants in Palo Alto


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  • Caffe Riace
    Since 1997, Caffe Riace's chefs have infused their Italian menu with a Sicilian flair, dishing up pastas, veal dishes, and seafood within the restaurant's vibrant spaces. They use some organic ingredients, cure their beef in-house, and import real buffalo mozzarella for their mozzarella di bufala salad. The staff serves pasta dishes—including the prawn- and lobster-loaded capellini aragosta with tarragon and mushroom—atop glass tables set in front of scenic murals and rustic artwork. Towering statues survey the outdoor patio, which spreads beneath umbrellas across a tiled plaza. Lion statues and flower beds give the outdoor space the aura of a florist who tames lions or a lion tamer whose boyfriend really screwed up. The patio also benefits from a sense of whimsy—rather than spilling water from an urn, the centerpiece fountain's patina-covered figure hoists a washing machine atop her head. Inside, the roster of elegant private dining rooms includes the chandelier-crowned Riace room, where bright artwork and flowers pop against red and cream walls, as well as a wine room with wine racks and wooden wine barrels reclining in the room's nooks.
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    200 Sheridan Ave
    Palo Alto, CA US
  • La Strada Ristorante Italiano
    A pasta-lover's paradise, La Strada Ristorante Italiano is the perfect place to see and be seen — this chic restaurant serves Italian food with a twist. Low-fat is one factor and amazing taste is another. Come see which wins out at La Strada Ristorante Italiano. La Strada Ristorante Italiano diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Parents appreciate La Strada Ristorante Italiano's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. La Strada Ristorante Italiano easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for extra special occasions. La Strada Ristorante Italiano offers patio seating in the warmer months. Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. Through their catering service, La Strada Ristorante Italiano can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Free parking is available in a lot near La Strada Ristorante Italiano. La Strada Ristorante Italiano offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
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    335 University Ave
    Palo Alto, CA US
  • California Pizza Kitchen
    Known for its casual and fun atmosphere, California Pizza Kitchen serves up the best pizza in town. The menu is loaded with numerous pizza and pasta offerings, so you can catch up on all your favorite carbs. Taste comes first on the menu here, so low-fat chow is a world away. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Take the kids along too — California Pizza Kitchen is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on California Pizza Kitchen's outdoor patio. California Pizza Kitchen doesn't take reservations, so on busy nights you may have to wait a bit. California Pizza Kitchen's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and California Pizza Kitchen will ensure that it is delicious. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. Diners at California Pizza Kitchen will love the free parking nearby. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. You can enjoy a delicious meal at California Pizza Kitchen for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
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    136 Stanford Shopping Ctr
    Palo Alto, CA US
  • Buca di Beppo
    In 1993, the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building was transformed into an Italian restaurant, becoming the first Buca di Beppo. The owners soon found themselves riding a wave of popularity and marinara sauce as they opened new restaurants across the nation. Today, the eatery occupies 97 locations nationwide, from San Francisco to Times Square. At each location, chefs maintain the northern and southern Italian flavors that made the original so popular, with a few American twists. Then they serve it up in massive, family-style portions, making Buca di Beppo a favorite place for hungry families and groups of friends. For starters, the chefs bake up batches of Cheesy Bread Florentine, a colorful combo of spinach, roma tomatoes, and garlic sprinkled over Italian bread and sealed in place with fresh, melted cheeses. Entr?es are prepared with an eye toward quality and quantity, both of size and selection, complete with Veal Parmigiana, Baked Ziti, and classic Italian-American staples like Ravioli and Lasagna. And in keeping with the convivial atmosphere, they also serve truly decadent desserts. The Colossal Brownie Sundae towers above other sweets with six scoops of ice cream and tiers of sundae trimmings.
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    643 Emerson St.
    Palo Alto, CA US
  • Spot A Pizza Place
    Spot A Pizza Place is a fantastic spot to grab a quick slice. Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Spot A Pizza Place. Spot A Pizza Place is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Spot A Pizza Place. Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Spot A Pizza Place. Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. Love the food at Spot A Pizza Place but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home. The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Spot A Pizza Place to your next party or event. Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the pizzeria's Hamilton Ave business. Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the pizzeria. Going out for dinner doesn't mean overspending. Enjoy a delicious meal at Spot A Pizza Place for a fair price. The menu at Spot A Pizza Place includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
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    115 Hamilton Ave
    Palo Alto, CA US
  • Pizza My Heart
    Pizza My Heart is a casual pizza restaurant that serves up fresh, hot and creative pizzas. Health nuts will love Pizza My Heart for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options. Round out your meal with a little tipple — Pizza My Heart has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Pizza My Heart, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Pizza My Heart has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Pizza My Heart's wifi. Open air seating is ready for diners at Pizza My Heart when the weather is warm. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Pizza My Heart's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Pizza My Heart for their catering services. Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Pizza My Heart. Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near Pizza My Heart. Tabs at Pizza My Heart almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time.
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    220 University Ave
    Palo Alto, CA US
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