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: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Spalti Ristorante in Palo Alto.
Spalti Ristorante’s surplus of sumptuous feasts stars 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 ($11.95 at lunch; $13.95 at dinner), fend off the growls of ravenous stomachs. Hearty servings of secondi piatti, such as pollo spedini—skewers of grilled chicken, bell peppers, and onions ($10.95 at lunch; $14.95 at dinner)—poke pleasure centers with flavorful resistance. Red, white, and sparkling wines are available to wash down nibbles of nourishment. 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.
417 S California Ave.
Palo Alto, California 94306