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The 7 Best Italian Restaurants Near Menlo Park

Updated: May 2, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Menlo Park. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Menlo Park. Pick one of these Menlo Park eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

La Stanza Cucina Italiana

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

If you travel further

Café Pro Bono

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

Terún

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

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

Osteria Toscana

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

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria

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

California Pizza Kitchen at Stanford Shopping Center

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

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like CultureTrip and Eater. These top contenders have appeared in CultureTrip - 10 Best Cultural Restaurants In Palo Alto and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Palo Alto. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Questions & answers

La Stanza Cucina Italiana, Cafe Borrone, and ROMA are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Menlo Park.

La Stanza Cucina Italiana and Trellis Restaurant are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for dessert in Menlo Park.

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurant in Menlo Park.

La Stanza Cucina Italiana, Cafe Borrone, and ROMA are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Menlo Park.

La Stanza Cucina Italiana, Cafe Borrone, and ROMA are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Menlo Park.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Pinot Noir

    Experts suggest pairing a mushroom risotto with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


Fun facts

  • The fastest eater

    Marc Owens took the world-record for eating the most cannoli by having 34 in one sitting in 2014.

Parking information

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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