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Buca di Beppo
643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Buca di Beppo is a family favorite Italian restaurant chain. With 83 locations throughout the country, you'llMore almost always find a busy crowd at your local Buca. Buca di Beppo means "Joe's Basement" in Italian, and the home-cooked feel of the Northern and Southern Italian dishes reflect that. You'll find colourful photos on the walls depicting everyday Italian life, famous Italian people and Italian history. 

The restaurant serves pasta with different kinds of sauces, as well as meat and other dishes. Buca also has a full lunch menu and customers are now able to order online.

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant
643 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Osteria
247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Osteria, located right off of University Avenue, has been a local Italian favorite since the 1980s. TheMore restaurant serves traditional Italian food, including many pasta dishes and appetizers. It's often busy, so calling ahead for a reservation is recommended.
Pasta? Trattoria & Bar
326 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Classic Italian cuisine is what the Pasta Restaurant on University Avenue serves everyday of the week. From lasagnaMore to spaghetti and meatballs, to classic pasta dishes with fresh clams and tomato sauce. The eatery features many Italian specialties like gnocchi, chicken parmigana, saltimbocca and many desserts. There is both inside and outside seating.
Lavanda Restaurant & Wine Bar
185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Lavanda Restaurant & Wine Bar combines sustainable meats and organic produce with seasonal items to recreateMore traditional Mediterranean Italian cuisine. Lavanda Restaurant & Wine Bar's wine list, winner for the past five years of the Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence", incorporates many one-of-a-kind wines from around the world.
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
2515 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
This family-friendly restaurant has plenty of seating and parking. Order a classic Italian dish like chicken parmigianaMore and spaghetti and Meatballs, or opt for something a little different off the specials menu. During lunch, a popular choice is the unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks combination. Wash it down with a beer, wine or handcrafted lemonade and be sure to save room for a luscious dessert.
Il Fornaio
520 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Il Fornaio is a traditional Italian restaurant with a classy ambiance, located in downtown Palo Alto off UniversityMore Avenue. With the option of outdoor seating, the restaurant is the perfect place for lunch or dinner on a nice warm day. Il Fornaio serves traditional Italian dishes all over California and several other states to thousands of families year-round. It has a wonderful bakery and also provides catering services for personal and business events. 
Cafe Renzo
473 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Cafe Renzo is an Italian-style restaurant. The location is family owned and operated and offers a wide range ofMore authentic specialties, including soups, pasta, salads, appetizers, pizza, calzones, veal and seafood. Some menu options include angel hair pasta, Italian sausage, smoked salmon, lasagna, spaghetti a la carbonara, gnocchi, pan seared halibut and more. Private events and dining are available for large parties and business events, including for up to 160 people. 
CAMPO 185
185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Campo 185 features savory, rustic Italian dishes that showcase the natural flavors of simple ingredients. The newMore award-winning Executive Chef Robert Holt's menu features artisan pasta and thin-crust pizza, Italian specialties and a fresh Mozzarella Bar; the menu changes often based on the seasonal offerings of the restaurant's local purveyors. Campo 185 is committed to using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients available, supporting the use of organic, natural and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. There are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options for customers. The restaurant has a full bar and offers happy hour specials Wednesday through Friday; there are private dining and catering services available as well.
Spalti Restaurant
417 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
A Palo Alto tradition for 12 years, Spalti offers a Northern Italian menu in an atmospheric setting. The outdoor patioMore is pleasant and breezy, and the skylit interior is spacious. Private parties can reserve a room upstairs for business meetings, birthdays or other private events. The staff at Spalti are particularly proud to know their clientele and to feel as though they are a part of the family.
Quiznos
490 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Quiznos is an international restaurant chain offering submarine sandwiches. This local branch has plenty of space to sitMore down, and offers all of its standard menu items, including the Classic Italian, California Club, Toasty Torpedoes and Bullets. The garden salad, veggie sub and veggie flatbread are a few vegetarian choices. The store offers free WiFi for its customers.
Campo Pizzeria
185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Campo Pizzeria is an Italian restaurant founded on a fresh, field-to-table culinary philosophy. With a rustic TuscanMore atmosphere, Campo Pizzeria specializes in thin-crust artisan pizza, handmade pasta, seasonal small plates and a fresh mozzarella bar. It focuses on using locally sourced, natural ingredients, so the menu varies seasonally. Gluten-free, dairy free and vegetarian menu items are available for guests. The restaurant has a full bar and offers happy hour specials on weekdays. It also offers private dining and catering services.
Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
This beautiful hotel welcomes visitors with its luxurious, newly-renovated rooms and lovely piano music softly playingMore from the lobby. The hotel restaurant, Il Fornaio, serves authentic Italian cuisine and bakery items. The Garden Court Hotel offers a wide-variety of facilities for hotel guests—ranging from meeting rooms, bars, taxi dispatch service, a computer lounge and free shoe shining. 
La Strada Ristorante Italiano
335 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
La Strada Ristorante is an Italian-style restaurant located on University Avenue in Palo Alto. The location offers aMore wide range of traditional dishes, including appetizers, pizza, pasta, fish and seafood. Some menu options include roasted chicken and vegetables, butternut squash ravioli, braised pork, risotto, quail, spaghetti frutti di mare and more. The location offers private dining services and has a separate area for up to 25 guests. It also has an extensive wine list.
Caffe Riace Ristorante Italiano
200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Palo Alto and Sicily meet at Caffe Riace on Sheridan Avenue. A full service Italian restaurant, Caffe Riace makesMore homemade pastas and in-house desserts. They offer seating indoors or outside on their large garden patio. Caffe Riace has a wine list to compliment the classic Sicilian menu. They offer private parties on the patio and private dining rooms inside for up to twenty guests. 
Vero
530 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Vero is located right off University Avenue in down town Palo Alto.  There's plenty of parking available in theMore area including several free lots. Vero is a Palo Alto local favorite, serving high-quality traditional and modern Italian food. 

Vero works with local purveyors to ensure that they support the community and provide their customers with the best quality ingredients.  They serve food that is seasonal to maximize on the freshness of the produce available. 

The restaurant is often crowded, so call in to see if reservations are necessary. The staff is very warm, attentive and friendly.