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Hailed when it opened at Los Altos gateway as one of Silicon Valley Magazine's 2015 Best New Restaurants, Cetrella serves Mediterranean-rim, California coastal cuisine in main dining rooms, scalable private dining rooms, full bar and patio. Grand murals and canvas of creek, foothills and redwoods honor Los Altos as “Crown of the Peninsula” and Santa Clara as “Valley of Heart’s Delight.” Menus showcase premium vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, seafood, poultry and meat dishes, and housemade pasta, pizza and dessert. "Cetrella tickles the senses with flirty food combinations, artistic plating and a stylish interior that will make you want to come back for more." Megan Grieber, "Spirited Worldly Cuisine
$18 - $44
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
American, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Buffet, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

My kids just surprised my hubby and I with our birthday and 50th anniversary party. We were in a private back of the restaurant and had lots of space and excellent service. There were 56 of us! The food was very good. It started with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank marciagabby
Reviewed April 17, 2019

Traveling north from LA to San Fran and met some family for dinner. Nicely appointed, and not too loud to talk. Service was excellent and food was fine. Not exceptional, but fine enough...

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Gail N
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Until recently, Los Altos had few really good restaurants. Cetrella changed that with a high-end place with good food, very nice atmosphere, at prices that are high but not outrageous.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank scottwharton
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Cetrella is located on the corner on Main Street in downtown Los Altos between Draeger’s and Safeway. It is a quiet and tastefully decorated restaurant with above average service. Dishes had good presentation with great taste. The grilled Spanish Octopus was very good. The Braised...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lwj
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Elegant but relaxed atmosphere ..... delightful place with elegantly private table spacing and high ceilings, low lighting and soft light .... We shared house made burrata with fresh beets, house made anglotti with roasted butter nut squash and ricotta with herb broth and ...., plus...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank StephenJ441
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Our first visit, based on high praise from some friends. It's in our neighborhood, so it was very convenient and there is plenty of street parking. The interior decoration is pleasant and comfortable but nothing special. There are very large floor to ceiling windows which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 808rena
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Nice big room allows a good conversation. Not loud place. Service is obviously good and decor is simple and inviting. However, the food was just fine. Not extra-ordinary. Agnolli pasta (like ravioli) was OK. Small serving size. I found the place too expensive and expected...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank agaurav
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We shared our experience with another couple. We all agree, everything about this place was nothing shy of incredible! Dishes ordered were oysters, truffle fries, and crab cakes for appetizers, the ladies each ordered a filet mignon and the guys, we each had the duck....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 172donb
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

So there’s a lot going for Cetrella. Los Altos is a great but quiet neighborhood - so parking nearby isn’t too big a hassle, the room is spacious and quiet enough to hear your fellow diners. Service was good. The menu looks interesting... Unfortunately, it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gosaka
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Poor quality food, inexperienced kitchen, high prices. 3 for dinner Friday night was very disappointing. A round of cocktails was good; no bread service. Apps: jumbo prawns the size of my pinky were not good & a total misrepresentation of the word 'jumbo'; crab cakes...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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