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Spalti Ristorante

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417 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832 (Ash)
+1 650-327-9390
09:00 - 00:00
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princeton, nj
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot on California Avenue in Palo Alto. Friendly staff, good food. Service a little slow but nothing to complain about

Thank Joe S
Palo Alto, California
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 tables of customers in an otherwise empty big restaurant should be a warning. Maitre d' said many more were coming, but nobody else arrived by the time we left. Not inexpensive, and heartburn as a souvenir.

Thank 1West
Marana, Arizona
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I love that California Ave has so many restaurants to choose from. I was here on business and was in the mood for Italian food. Spalti is a quaint place that offers great meals. The bread served before the meal came with a dipping olive oil, balsamic combination with kalamata olives chopped in it. Great service too. I will definitely... More 

Thank Pizazzle
Marlow, United Kingdom
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545 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We walked in off the street and asked for a table for two on a Thursday. In fairness the restaurant we had targeted was full, but they did manage to find us a table here. The menu is not extensive which is often a good sign when restaurants do simple food well. I stuck to bolognese and my colleague had... More 

Thank tanagogo1
Morganton NC
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

They don't honor/use Open Table correctly. Two families here at Stanford searched Open Table for an Italian place with available seating for 6. Spalti indicated seating was available. Made the reservation for 30 mins later and drove over. No seats available at all. Staff member said "yeah well there's nothing open so you'll just have to wait". There was nowhere... More 

Thank Doug H
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187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Looking for a quiet place for lunch near Stanford. This small eatery is subtle reminder of Northern Italy. Decorated nicely. The menu looks good. The polenta is light and delicate with porcini mushrooms. Good start. The veal scallopini was blah and portions of everything here are very small. Did not try dessert solely because of the bland entree served. Service... More 

Thank David O
Morgan Hill, California
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253 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A colleague and I were treated to lunch at Spalti, and what a wonderful lunch it was! Had heard about the restaurant, but never had the opportunity to visit. So when I learned that's where we were going, I knew I had high expectations ... and the expectations were met in every way.. Great food, service, decor, etc. A win/win/win... More 

Thank cabearcat
Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We love to go to this restaurant when we want a leisurly dinner, with good wine and light Italian food. I love the vealparmegiana...with white wine...mmmmm so good. The tiramisu is to die for. The staff are very attentive, popping up when you need them, and laying low when you are nattering. We love to celebrte birthdays here, and they... More 

Thank TeresaTeaLady
Palo Alto, California
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I must preface my review, saying, Her Ladyships mother, was from Northern Italy, so "she who MUST BE obeyed," spent a lot of time in dining in North Italy. Consider myself luck, because, she cooks Italian, British and American dishes at home, so she does know her way around Northern Italian cuisine. Were on time for our reservations, party of... More 

1 Thank sirmeandt
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558 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Large table for a business lunch. I saw only good dishes, with the exception of the salmon salad -with far too much arugula. I had an excellent sola fish with fine sauce and vegetables. Pleasant place indeed.

Thank Hedin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-9390

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