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Spalti Ristorante

417 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 327-9390
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Ranked #97 of 316 Restaurants in Palo Alto
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ash
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

For a Palo Alto business lunch, this place is perfect. it's quiet, and the service is warm and gracious -- but not smothering. The menu has many choices and the portions will satisfy the men in your group. There is plenty of parking in the city lot directly behind the restaurant. Follow the walk thru by the Starbucks. In July... More

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San Francisco
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Spalti. The service was great and the ambiance was nice. They make their own bread and bring out warm bread to the table. The food was tasty. We were celebrating our daughter's b'day. Spaliti's brought out a tiramisu cake piece to help us celebrate. The cake was delicious. Would recommend this place if you are... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We were scheduled to dine with two other couples tonight at St. Michael's Alley, which had nowhere to sit as we waited for a table. Our guests, from the area, thankfully suggested Spalti. It was a terrific experience. Dishes enjoyed included Fired Calamari, New England Clam a Chowder, Filet Mignon, Halibut, Cannelloni, Spaghetti Bolognese. Great dishes, wonderful service. We enjoyed... More

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Austin, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto, and probably in all of the bay area. Excellent food, great decor, and friendly service. I would definitely recommend it!

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SJU
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

And that is a good thing. California restaurants seem to be engaged in a battle of who can twist ingredients the most. It was refreshing to find this little restaurant in Palo Alto that serves Italian food that you remember as a kid. The linquini with clam sauce was perfect, the portabella appetizer was really tasty and the service was... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband and I walked down California Avenue on a Friday night at about 7:30 pm during one of our numerous visits to Palo Alto, and saw two open tables for two on the sidewalk that looked very inviting. We were seated immediately, and service was very good. The food was mediocre at best... The open tables on a week-end... More

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Nice owner, Anwad, takes special care to present fresh, wholesome entrees. Salmon, crab, trout, chicken, veal, plated with fresh vegetable, potato, orzo, and plus salad versions of some of them. Not afraid to put new dishes in now and then. Fabulous! Homemade raviolis, pasta plates, gnocchi to die for. Good wine list. Unique seasonal desserts have such flair. Our favorite... More

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colorado springs
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I love Spalti- first of all it's in old town Palo Alto, mid town, which I love. The people who go there are typically locals and the servers have been there forever. They are so kind and it's a relaxing, homey atmosphere. Food is amazing! Love the Gnocci, Bruschetta and Osso Bucco.

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Menlo Park, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We also wondered why when ever we drive by its always empty. So we decided to try it out, Big mistake! from go we were treated aweful, only a few people seated, so I dont know why we had to waite so long to get a table, two (gentlemen) walked past us several times, ignored us, wouldnt even make eye... More

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Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My son and I were heading to Pastis a few doors down, but forgot it was closed on Mondays. So we stopped at Spalti and checked out the menu. It looked promising and a waiter came over and told us about a number of specials. We decided to try it and were glad we did. My son had bruschetta and... More

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