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Spalti Ristorante

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417 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832 (Ash)
+1 650-327-9390
09:00 - 00:00
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Marana, Arizona
Level Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love that California Ave has so many restaurants to choose from. I was here on business and was in the mood for Italian food. Spalti is a quaint place that offers great meals. The bread served before the meal came with a dipping olive oil, balsamic combination with kalamata olives chopped in it. Great service too. I will definitely... More 

Thank Pizazzle
Marlow, United Kingdom
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524 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We walked in off the street and asked for a table for two on a Thursday. In fairness the restaurant we had targeted was full, but they did manage to find us a table here. The menu is not extensive which is often a good sign when restaurants do simple food well. I stuck to bolognese and my colleague had... More 

Thank tanagogo1
Morganton NC
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

They don't honor/use Open Table correctly. Two families here at Stanford searched Open Table for an Italian place with available seating for 6. Spalti indicated seating was available. Made the reservation for 30 mins later and drove over. No seats available at all. Staff member said "yeah well there's nothing open so you'll just have to wait". There was nowhere... More 

Thank Doug H
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Looking for a quiet place for lunch near Stanford. This small eatery is subtle reminder of Northern Italy. Decorated nicely. The menu looks good. The polenta is light and delicate with porcini mushrooms. Good start. The veal scallopini was blah and portions of everything here are very small. Did not try dessert solely because of the bland entree served. Service... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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248 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A colleague and I were treated to lunch at Spalti, and what a wonderful lunch it was! Had heard about the restaurant, but never had the opportunity to visit. So when I learned that's where we were going, I knew I had high expectations ... and the expectations were met in every way.. Great food, service, decor, etc. A win/win/win... More 

Thank cabearcat
Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We love to go to this restaurant when we want a leisurly dinner, with good wine and light Italian food. I love the vealparmegiana...with white wine...mmmmm so good. The tiramisu is to die for. The staff are very attentive, popping up when you need them, and laying low when you are nattering. We love to celebrte birthdays here, and they... More 

Thank TeresaTeaLady
Palo Alto, California
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I must preface my review, saying, Her Ladyships mother, was from Northern Italy, so "she who MUST BE obeyed," spent a lot of time in dining in North Italy. Consider myself luck, because, she cooks Italian, British and American dishes at home, so she does know her way around Northern Italian cuisine. Were on time for our reservations, party of... More 

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553 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Large table for a business lunch. I saw only good dishes, with the exception of the salmon salad -with far too much arugula. I had an excellent sola fish with fine sauce and vegetables. Pleasant place indeed.

Thank Hedin
Palo Alto, California
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118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We love this place because the food is quite good, but the place doesn't take itself too seriously and is NOT pretentious. When most restaurants in Palo Alto are full to bursting with customers, we somehow always manage to get a table here and are never disappointed.

Thank califbikegal
the hinterlands
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I didn't realize Palo Alto had comfort food places, but this seems to be one. In a city with a meaningful Italian dining scene (Chicago, for example) this place would just close. But it seems to have a fairly loyal following of people who aren't that interested in their food. The wines are crazy expensive - they blow past the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-9390

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?