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Cafe Renzo - CLOSED

473 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1814
+1 650-329-8300
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
21 Jul 2015
“Great italian food, best bolognese i ve ever tried!”
3 Jan 2015
“Loved the risotto”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Cafe
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473 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1814
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Really good place to have a dinner with family or friends. I ve been there many times and as soon as possible i will come back to visit. Nice people great food!

Thank Magda G
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Try to come here at least one every biz trip to Palo Alto. Really like the risotto. Good service, good wine list. Have been here 4-5 times, always good

Thank toffat9
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and staff. The food is to die for!! I love the pasta with clams in white wine sauce. Very friendly staff! Also have good happy hour specials!

Thank AlaskanFoodie14
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Cafe Alto, as it is now called , is an amazing dining experience. I work as a Concierge for Marriott and one of my guests recommended Cafe Alto. The amazing service starts the minute you walk through the entrance and you are greeted by the...More

Thank JR K
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stopped here during happy hour while waiting for an appointment. The drinks were pretty good, but the appetizers were only so-so. The calamari was tasty but they mixed squash with the calamari so it looks like you're getting more calamari than you really are....More

Thank G H
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Renzo is very underrated. Good Italian food in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Much better than La Strada. Only criticism is on the sometimes obnoxious Italian accents of the staff!

Thank whataziz
Reviewed 8 March 2014

This was my first taste of PA cuisine and the food and service was very good. The prices were high in my evaluation but that is a personal point. We had a window table and enjoyed our food.

Thank R0shanna
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

They serve some really good Italian wine and food is good too . We had evening dinner ordered some main course . The staff is very friendly . The dessert we ordered was great . The ambience is great too .

Thank imswaminathan
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Food was generally pretty good and service was friendly and efficient. Caesar salad was one of the best we've ever had, the Pasta Puttanesca was so flavorful , and my husband's Gemelli alla Carcerata was delicious and hearty - lots of sausage. The only disappointment...More

Thank Bigpenny34
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I've been a couple of times. The dishes are hit or miss. Sometimes they will be REALLY good, and sometimes they just taste like anything you can make at home. For the cost, I would expect every dish to be outstanding. I'm hesitant to go...More

1  Thank craftyphd
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 29
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 473 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1814
    (Cowper St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-8300
  • E-mail
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