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Terun

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448 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
6506008310
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
authentic italian

very good food and ambiance, if a bit noisy. Nice back patio. easy to share dishes, great place to eat in winter and summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
bnadine
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

very good food and ambiance, if a bit noisy. Nice back patio. easy to share dishes, great place to eat in winter and summer.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Italy for many years, and having moved to the US I had lost hope of finding authentic Italian pizza. Terun has not disappointed me and I can safely say it's the best pizza I have eaten outside of Italy! I go there every week and their wine list, service and atmosphere is also incredible. 5 stars!

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service and very good Italian food. Not on the cheap side but definitely worth a visit. Will definitely come back on my next trip to Palo Alto.

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Stanford, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

When I first visited this restaurant a year ago it was amazingly good. Today I was disappointed. Nothing was great or to write home about! The burrata was sour, the prosciutto hard and dry, even the sangria was awful' the pizza few badly tasted anchovies, meno male!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The real thing, no greasy thick crust here. Business atmosphere at lunchtime on a weekday, felt a bit out of place with kids. Strange (covered) outdoors sitting much nicer than too cold air conditioning indoors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent thin crust pizza (I had the pear and blue cheese) but the chocolate gelato was hands-down some of the best I've ever had. My friend had butterscotch and sea salt and it was awesome too. Liked it so much I dragged a different friend there the following week and we split a different pizza (which I don't remember) and... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went in after a nice long bike ride along the palo alto bay shore trail. Didnt get any reservations around university ave so decided to just walk in to this restaurant. There were people waiting ahead of us and it didnt not take us too long to get us seated! The host was super friendly- had us seated on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I've ate in Terun for over 6 times so far and it's a great restaurant with a great food. The service is wonderful and helpful. If you can, I'd recommend to reserve seats ahead. Be aware that you may ask for complimentary bread and balsamic and olive oil. I'd appreciate it more if they would have been more flexible with... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were a group of four dining early on Sunday before the restaurant got completely packed. Good wine list, esp the Italian selections; so-so cocktails. Interesting selection of excellent salads. We ordered two pasta dishes, plus the branzino entree, and a Margherita pizza. I'd rate the pasta dishes as good but not spectacular; the fish dish was excellent - perfectly... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We have eaten at Terun four times. Each visit was at a different time of year, including New Year's Eve. Each time has been delicious. Terun's commitment to consistent quality even during demanding high traffic holidays stands out. Of course, we love the pizza but everything is great. Try the baked cauliflower appetizer! They make eating your vegetables decadent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 448 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 6506008310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?