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Cafe Pro Bono

2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
+1 650-326-1626
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“risotto” (5 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
7:00 AM - 1:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean
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2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our party of seven arrived promptly, waited a few minutes to be seated and then waited a long time before our drink order was in. And then we waited even longer for our drinks. In fact we had already ordered our meals before drinks started...More

Thank Clark00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the food and overall ambiance. Note to self - if the restaurant is empty and it is easy to book a table on a Friday evening it usually means the food is bad. Very old fashioned style of dishes, the only item...More

Thank Kasia K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing wrong with this restaurant but also nothing that would make me want to prioritise it for a second visit verses trying a different place - hence the average rating

Thank NigelP99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We (a party of three) went to Pro Bono for a Birthday dinner. We were early for our weeknight reservation, and were seated promptly. We enjoyed the meal and would return again! We brought our own bottle of wine (there's a corkage fee), which they...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have visited Café Pro Bono for many years. Sometimes I forget about it. The food, service, atmosphere is great. They have a full bar and a good wine list. The staff are very friendly. Every relative or friend that we have hosted there loved...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The fact that there were 9 of us did not deter our wait person. Drinks came quickly as well as appetizers. All put one entrees were considered excellent. A most enjoyable evening.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Really enjoy the quality of food, service, and location. Food is fresh and tasty. Very attentive, pleasant staff always takes care of me.

Thank Calmhawk
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Very authentic Italian food, great start right from the get-go with appetizers, to pasta to entrees. Was here with my wife and colleagues and we had a great time. The staff provided friendly service. No complaints. A little bit pricey but well worth it. Highly...More

Thank felixhong
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Went here with a group from work. Some of the team weren't able to make it and the staff were very accommodating! The food was excellent and while it is in the pricey side, compared to other places - the food made it worth it....More

Thank Russell V
Reviewed 26 February 2017

GO!GO!GO! We were here for a family birhtday last night (24/2/17). Okay, if your on a budget, save up before you go, it's pricey, but worth it, if you like superb service, and great food. As many of you know me, International World traveler, Man...More

Thank sirmeandt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 35
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
    (California Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-1626
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