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Caffe Riace Ristorante Italian

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200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Park)
We are a short walk from the California Avenue CalTrain station
(650) 328-0407
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Italian Food

Had gone for an office dinner recently. The restaurant has a small outdoor area and the indoor area is primarily a collection of rooms. The person waiting on us requested that we place orders for starters, entrees & dessert together since they had a small kitchen. You'd do well to reserve before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
markrao
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Had gone for an office dinner recently. The restaurant has a small outdoor area and the indoor area is primarily a collection of rooms. The person waiting on us requested that we place orders for starters, entrees & dessert together since they had a small kitchen. You'd do well to reserve before landing up. Nice wine list and great Italian... More 

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Mumbai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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209 reviews 209 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (Park)
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from the California Avenue CalTrain station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 328-0407

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
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

Questions & Answers

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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?