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Spalti Ristorante

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417 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Ash)
(650) 327-9390
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice ambiance

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2014
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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Stanford, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were given a table quickly without a reservation. We sat outside because we had a dog with us. Then we waited for a very long time before anyone came over to take our order. the food was good, not great. Both of us had pasta, tasty but they were swimming in too much sauce. The servers were friendly, but... More 

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Modesto, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Found this treasure and loved it. My guy ordered spaghetti and bolognese sauce, I had the risotto. It was the first time I had the dish and now I'm a fan. We loved both dishes and couldn't get enough. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the gravy was delish. Dessert was an apple crisp ala mode which was tasty. The... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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264 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It appeared that no other places were open on California St. on New Year's Eve. This location was not planned. More power to it! There was a New Year's party hat on the table for us. Wait staff was nice and attentive. I had the WILD ARUGULA salad, which was good. Rigatoni with broccoli and tomato cream. This was NOT... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Food was mediocre and not anything special. I expected more for my money. Service was prompt and attentive. Ate outside and are was clean and tidy.

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Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 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
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (Ash)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 327-9390

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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