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Caffe Riace Ristorante Italian

200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2037
+1 650-328-0407
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
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“fountain” (9 reviews)
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200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2037
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The patio is very nice, although there's a fountain that's a little noisy. Service is very good without hovering. Unfortunately, the food was not quite as good as we remembered from several years ago. It's still good but not great, and if you want to...More

Thank FlyinPup
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a decent-enough italian restaurant with a pretty patio. We ate there a bit late, so the place was nearly empty, but even so the service was slow but friendly. Food was just ok; that we just got back from Italy may not have...More

Thank Wodtke
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Pasta sorrentina,al granchio, ravioli al salmone... you name it the pasta was excellent. The appetizers, at least the salmon and the fried calamari were not very interesting but the deserts made up for it: the hazelnut gelato, panna cotta and Canoli made up for it....More

Thank dianamna
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Being from the northeast I found the lush garden setting of the patio beautiful. The food was pretty good and we had good service. We lingered a bit but they didn't seem to mind. The dishes are very rich.

Thank nicole s
Reviewed 1 July 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...More

Thank CAmom56
Reviewed 21 June 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...More

Thank vfeeman
Reviewed 13 May 2016

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

Thank G C
Reviewed 9 May 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...More

Thank ShlomoW2012
Reviewed 17 April 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.

Thank Paige M
Reviewed 25 March 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

Thank Lena R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Sheridan Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2037
  • 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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