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Caffe Riace Ristorante Italian

200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 328-0407
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Ranked #99 of 313 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Park
Transit: We are a short walk from the California Avenue CalTrain station
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Mumbai
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Authentic Italian food .. am very fond of their pesto based dishes .. and Tiramisu .. ambience is pleasant with some Vespas on display. Will go there again.

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San Mateo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Caffe Riace is primarily an outdoor dining restaurant occupying the large courtyard space between two tall office buildings in the southern part of Palo Alto. Indoor dining is primarily 3 private rooms holding 10-35 people. Most people will be seated outdoors where there is a fountain and 10 foot Roman sculptures. So if the evening is cool bring a coat.... More 

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Colorado Springs
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167 reviews 167 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beautiful outdoor dining patio with great service. Antipasti and salads ranged in price from $8.5 to $14.50; I enjoyed insalata siciliana (sweet winter oranges, shaved red onion, crushed red pepper, basil and parsley). The penne alla Siciliana (fennel and garlic spiced pork sausage, sauteed bloomsdale spinach, garlic, and tomatoes) was beautifully prepared and tasted great; large portion. The gnocchi al... More 

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San Francisco
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Have been coming here for the last couple of years. While the food is very good and the ambience excellent, they could need up the service a little bit. Love the courtyard with the funky art pieces.

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Palo Alto, California
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168 reviews 168 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Ambience of a night in a small town in Italy, with a fountain, low lights, Italian wines, and the aroma of fine tomato sauce.. Outside dining under the stars and candlelight. I hadn't been to Cafe Riace for years and returned last night to see the same family Owned restaurant, and with some of its same excellent staff (Julio). It... More 

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Cambria, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Sitting outside near the fountains reminded my wife and me of our last trip to Stresa. She loved her gnocchi with pesto sauce. My veal marsala was fork-tender with fresh veggies and noodles. Prices for food and chianti (two choices) were reasonable considering the quality. Ample parking is available in a lot across the street. Had occupants been outside on... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here on several occasions. Excellent in fresh cuisine. Good and varied menu -check for specials. Service is very good. Eating outside is a pleasure ( heat lamps for those chilly nights) -indoor is acceptable but a bit tight. Reservations suggested.

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Palo Alto, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

In good weather, you will not find a more charming place to dine in Palo Alto than Caffe Riace. They are tucked away off a side street in the California Ave neighborhood south of University Avenue by about 2 miles. The courtyard is beautiful with a curious fountain of a woman holding a washing machine over her head that splashes... More 

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Cupertino, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I have been to Caffe Riace several times and pleased each time. Some of the visits have been birthday celebrations. I have eaten indoors and outdoors on their patio. The patio has heat lamps and blankets are provided if needed. The food has always been good and the staff is friendly and helpful. They have gluten free pasta for those... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Terrible service, average food, and totally misleading description of their indoor dining room. I booked a party of six for their "wine room" which turned out to be nothing but a small room with some wine bottles stacked against the wall, and no running A/C. I took some clients out and spent over $1K for one of the worst dining... More 

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Additional Information about Caffe Riace Ristorante Italian

Address: 200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: (650) 328-0407
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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