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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Food was mediocre and not anything special. I expected more for my money. Service was prompt and attentive. Ate outside and are was clean and tidy.

Thank nhfc
Seattle, Washington
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168 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

For a Palo Alto business lunch, this place is perfect. it's quiet, and the service is warm and gracious -- but not smothering. The menu has many choices and the portions will satisfy the men in your group. There is plenty of parking in the city lot directly behind the restaurant. Follow the walk thru by the Starbucks. In July... More 

Thank Max98116
San Francisco
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Spalti. The service was great and the ambiance was nice. They make their own bread and bring out warm bread to the table. The food was tasty. We were celebrating our daughter's b'day. Spaliti's brought out a tiramisu cake piece to help us celebrate. The cake was delicious. Would recommend this place if you are... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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236 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We were scheduled to dine with two other couples tonight at St. Michael's Alley, which had nowhere to sit as we waited for a table. Our guests, from the area, thankfully suggested Spalti. It was a terrific experience. Dishes enjoyed included Fired Calamari, New England Clam a Chowder, Filet Mignon, Halibut, Cannelloni, Spaghetti Bolognese. Great dishes, wonderful service. We enjoyed... More 

Thank aowats
Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto, and probably in all of the bay area. Excellent food, great decor, and friendly service. I would definitely recommend it!

Thank Isil D
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469 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

And that is a good thing. California restaurants seem to be engaged in a battle of who can twist ingredients the most. It was refreshing to find this little restaurant in Palo Alto that serves Italian food that you remember as a kid. The linquini with clam sauce was perfect, the portabella appetizer was really tasty and the service was... More 

Thank Jean T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

My husband and I walked down California Avenue on a Friday night at about 7:30 pm during one of our numerous visits to Palo Alto, and saw two open tables for two on the sidewalk that looked very inviting. We were seated immediately, and service was very good. The food was mediocre at best... The open tables on a week-end... More 

Thank sydeee
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Nice owner, Anwad, takes special care to present fresh, wholesome entrees. Salmon, crab, trout, chicken, veal, plated with fresh vegetable, potato, orzo, and plus salad versions of some of them. Not afraid to put new dishes in now and then. Fabulous! Homemade raviolis, pasta plates, gnocchi to die for. Good wine list. Unique seasonal desserts have such flair. Our favorite... More 

Thank JennaA558
colorado springs
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

I love Spalti- first of all it's in old town Palo Alto, mid town, which I love. The people who go there are typically locals and the servers have been there forever. They are so kind and it's a relaxing, homey atmosphere. Food is amazing! Love the Gnocci, Bruschetta and Osso Bucco.

Thank c w
Menlo Park, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We also wondered why when ever we drive by its always empty. So we decided to try it out, Big mistake! from go we were treated aweful, only a few people seated, so I dont know why we had to waite so long to get a table, two (gentlemen) walked past us several times, ignored us, wouldnt even make eye... 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?