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Caffe Riace Ristorante Italian

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200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2037 (Park)
+1 650-328-0407
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Los Altos, California
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

My husband and I attended a corporate function here. We enjoyed walking thru the courtyard, statues and displayed items. We sat inside. The food was OK. The wine was OK. When our group was seated, Cafe Riace wasn't full. I am not sure why the service was so slow.Our server Pablo was good humored, but worked mostly by himself in... More 

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

If I knew how to give zero stars I would. This is the first time I have written a bad review of a place. I came here tonight for a business dinner. We had the private room. First I had the "heirloom" tomato salad. It was basically a huge plate of paste tomatoes. Then, they brought everyone's main meals, but... More 

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Los Altos, California
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

A perfect spot for a relaxed lunch. Seating in the garden has a great ambiance. We had several good pasta dishes.

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Thank G C
Sunnyvale, California
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Caffe Riace has wonderful food, it is very pleasant ambience in the court yard dinning. However, the service is slow and poor. We got the food with knives but without forks. We had to beg for bread. If the management read this review and other reviews they may fix their service issue.

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Thank ShlomoW2012
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We've been here many times over the past years. Usually because we want to dine al fresco. Nice patio dining but at best the food is mediocre and the service is always quite haphazard.

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Thank Paige M
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Cool atmosphere, appetizers were nice, to get the meal took longer than an hour .. Would return there maybe just to drink wine with some appetizers, meal not worth the wait

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Thank Lena R
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

This restaurant is completely hiding in open sight. In a courtyard between an apartment building and a office complex. WONDERFUL Italian food - the kind that melts in your mouth. Have been here dozens of times and rare the meal isn't outstanding. Drive by all of the formula restaurants and truly experience wonderful outdoor dining.

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Thank Stephen P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

My assistant organized a dinner for our team of 15 people here. Do not come here. The tables are covered in plastic, lighting is yellow dim. Service was ridiculously slow, the sommelier (Franco from Sicily) opened bottles I didn't ask for, 2 x $120 bottles! Food was mediocre. When I wanted to pay, they had audaciously already added a 19%... More 

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Thank DefneMS
Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

We have had lunch several times at Caffe Riace. On a sunny day, the restaurant's protected patio, with a pretty fountain and reproductions of ancient Greek bronze statues, offers one of Palo Alto's best outdoor dining venues. Unfortunately, the quality of the "Sicilian" cuisine rarely matches the ambience. While we have enjoyed a few good dishes, more often the salads... More 

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Thank Scott K
Los Altos Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Enjoyable outside dining on their large patio; fountains, statues; and heat lamps for cool evenings. Well taken care of; They prepare some of the best pasta you'll have. Ample portions. Broad menu selection; very good wine selection. A fun and entertaining atmosphere with fine Italian food and wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2037
    (Park)
  • Public Transportation: We are a short walk from the California Avenue CalTrain station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-0407

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