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448 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-600-8310
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to Terun three times now. It's a great little Italian place in Palo Alto that serves excellent food at an affordable price. I have enjoyed every meal and highly recommend the place, run by two brothers who are big-time cycling enthusiasts. Pastas and sandwiches are great for lunch. You get plenty for your money and will not be... More 

Thank mrpeterssports
Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the worst Italian I have ever been!!!' If you want good food just don't go there . All dishes are just below any kind of what you would expect, it is just miserable.

Thank Stefan P
Franco C, Owner at Terun, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy it. I guess the New York Times and the whole city of Palo Alto are crazy by voting us THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT and PIZZERIA 3 years in a row. We are not for everyone. Thank you for your feedback. Happy Thanksgiving :) Franco Campilongo Proud owner:) More 

New York City, New York
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200 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We had the Terun and the vegetarian pies along with the fava bean and broccoli rabe crostini small plate. Excellent thin crust pizza. We'll be back as they say.

Thank J L
San Jose, California
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396 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Finally tried this place after reading reviews and hearing raves. The space is attractive and has a fun vibe. We dined on a Wednesday night but the place was hopping. Our table for 3 was on the back patio near a nicely placed heater to keep us cozy. Service was efficient though perhaps not as "California friendly" as in many... More 

Thank gosaka
Austin, Texas
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249 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Located in the California Street section full of restaurants and shops, I was worried that we would have difficulties finding parking. But we lucked out and got a street spot practically in front of the door. A co-worker made the reservation for us and we were greeted and seated immediately. The interior is modern but still welcoming at the same... More 

Thank lakeflyer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Try their thin crust Neapolitan wood-fires pizza and salted caramel ice cream in Olive oil. Located on California Street but not in the heart of Palo Alto, one can afford to be more relaxed in Terun's back patio knowing that downtown Palo Alto is just a short distance away.

Thank dancingfish1
Bay Area, California
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218 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Will the person who stole the old Terun restaurant with its excellent, well-crafted pizza and fresh pasta dishes please bring it back, and, while you're at it, take the new one with you on your way out? We had an extremely bad dinner at Terun this past weekend - pizza crust was uncooked, almost raw, sauce mediocre, and the tiny... More 

Thank sunshine_susan
Franco C, Owner at Terun, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that:( we are the same family with the same passion and the same food quality, if not better than before. Unfortunately we are not perfect and we do make mistakes....that's why we try to check on every single table to see how everything is....we must have skipped yours and we are sorry. WE LOVE FEEDBACK. As of... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We've been to Terun twice now and both times with large groups (14 and 8). In both instances the food and service were superb! The wood oven pizzas are hard to beat. Even the basic Margarita is delicious. Pasta dishes, salads and desserts are also highly recommended. There's an extensive wine list too. It's a great date night place as... More 

Thank Alan P
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a surprise birthday party here in the tented outdoor patio (with gas heater). Our waiter made excellent wine recommendations (though I don't know how expensive they were since our host picked up the bill). Being lactose intolerant, I could not partake in some of the fine cheese dishes, but by all accounts, the grilled octopus appetizer was a... More 

Thank Alan T
Potomac, Maryland
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Had heard a few good things but after dining here I'd say the good ratings don't do it justice. Really, really great food mixed with a good atmosphere and fantastic service. If you like pizza and Italian food you will live this place.

Thank jpips6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-600-8310

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