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Spalti Ristorante

417 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 327-9390
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Ranked #134 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ash
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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
18 reviews 18 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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Additional Information about Spalti Ristorante

Address: 417 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: (650) 327-9390
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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