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The 8 Best Italian Restaurants Near Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Palo Alto. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Palo Alto. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Café Pro Bono

Italian, $$, Palo AltoItalian, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0


Italian, $$, Palo AltoItalian, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Palo Alto

  • CultureTrip

    10 Best Cultural Restaurants In Palo Alto


Osteria Toscana

Italian, $$$, Palo AltoItalian, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

California Pizza Kitchen at Stanford Shopping Center

Pizza, $$, Palo AltoPizza, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

La Stanza Cucina Italiana

Italian, $$, Menlo ParkItalian, $$Menlo Park, Downtown Menlo Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

La Fontaine Restaurant

French, $$, Mountain ViewFrench, $$Mountain View, Old Mountain View
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Vino Santo Bistro

Italian, $$, Redwood CityItalian, $$Redwood City, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, Redwood CityPizza, $$Redwood City, Dolphin
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from CultureTrip and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in CultureTrip - 10 Best Cultural Restaurants In Palo Alto and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Palo Alto. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to rabbit with sausage

    Experts recommend pairing a rabbit with sausage with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.

Interesting facts

  • Ready for some cannoli?

    After eating 34 cannolis of cannoli on September12 of 2014 Marc Owens set a new world record.

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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