Italians refer to the night as bella notte, a loving expression of the evening and bedtime stories sung by car alarms. Celebrate nocturnal serenity over wine and pasta with today's Groupon at Spalti Ristorante in Palo Alto. Choose between two options:
*For $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare and drink from the dinner menu.
*For $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drink from the lunch menu.
Spalti Ristorante’s surplus of sumptuous feasts star authentic Northern Italian cuisine in a Tuscan-themed setting of understated elegance. The homemade vegetarian triangoli, teeming with ricotta cheese and spinach, backstrokes in a cream-of-tomato and sage sauce ($10.95 at lunch, $12.95 at dinner), and the mezzaluna's carnivore cornucopias, stuffed with chicken, veal, and fennel, fend off the growls of ravenous stomachs ($11.95 at lunch, $13.95 at dinner). Hearty servings of secondi piatti, such as pollo spedini—skewers of grilled chicken, bell peppers, and onions—poke pleasure centers with flavorful resistance ($10.95 at lunch, $14.95 at dinner). A menu of red, white, and sparkling wines is available, along with microbrews from Santa Cruz and El Toro. A spacious dining area, wooden chairs, and colorful artwork create an elegantly comfortable atmosphere, and the candlelit outdoor patio serves as a romantic backdrop for business lunches.
OpenTable.com diners give Spalti Ristorante a 3.8-star average, and Yelpers and Yahoo! Locals give it a 3.5. Four Citysearchers award Spalti a perfect five-star average, and TripAdvisors give an average of 3.5 owl eyes.