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Terun

448 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
6506008310
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Ranked #8 of 315 restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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English first
Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tricolore, pera & gorgonzola, porcini pizza... OMG, they are all so yummy! I always have a hard time picking my pizza. Not only is the food wonderful, but also there are no words to describe the warmth of the servers at Terun. This is of my fav places in the Bay Area.

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Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Terun is an italian-ish place on California Ave in Palo Alto, and is OPEN UNTIL 10 PM! 2 stars for that alone, since we went there late and needed dinner. We started with the Caprese, which was soft, delicious mozarella with fresh heirloom tomatoes of various types - simply wonderful! My wife had the cavatelli special, I had the eggplant... More

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Bay Area, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Sitting outside on the (much more relaxed) patio, sipping Barolo (who has this wine by the glass?), one can only conclude that this restaurant is a major contribution to the usually overpriced and underwhelming Palo Alto dining scene. The pizza is divine - especially considering I spent most of my life believing that the usual, boring, floury-tasting thick crust was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is an exaggeration. The meat fish and vegetable dishes are outstanding. The salads are very fresh and tasty too. However, I love to have a pizza as a starter and split it with friends, which isn't fair if any of them on our on a gluten free diet. I recommend the pizza, the steak with arugula, all the veg... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had a business lunch at Terun. Had the San Daniele pizza with prosciutto, cremini mushrooms and arugula. So fresh and delicious! My client had eggplant parmigiano, which I tried and was excellent. The pizzas are healthy portions -- did not come close to finishing. Food was really excellent and the service was very good. Ambiance is casual, nothing fancy. Would... More

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Palo Alto, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Terun is completely fun and delightful on these warm spring nights. The tone is set by the extraordinarily gracious front hosts, who exude warmth and welcome and do their best to accommodate special requests. The wait staff in my experience has been completely outstanding: that special combination of prompt, attentive service and of being allowed to enjoy a long evening... More

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SF, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have eaten here several times over the past few months and have been consistently happy. Their pizzas are amazing - the Pera and the Porcini are my favorites - perfect thin crust and generous toppings. The Swiss Chard and Peas appetizer and the Burrata appetizers are both delicious and large enough to share between two or three people. I... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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189 reviews 189 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I thought the food at Terun was pretty good, but nothing truly remarkable in my book. The pizzas were by far the best items we ordered; the pasta was average. Service was excellent, but the restaurant is so loud! It was hard to hear my companions, and we were at a small table. It definitely detracts from what is otherwise... More

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you want a truly Italian pizza (- the origano) this is the plAce to come, simple menu, a few nice starters. Pasta, a little to dense and doughy for my taste. We had prosciutto, salami, pecorino and tallegio, all vey nice, arugula salad with shaved pecorino - excellent! My pizza quatro stationi, + egg ( runny ;) ) excellent... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We decided to order family style and purchased two of the salads, two of the pizzas, and gnocchi. First, the Purple gnocchi was the best I had ever had (several at the table agreed). It is a must order, and wonderful for sharing... like an appetizer! The salads were good, but a bit odd. We tried the grilled romaine as... More

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