Piatti - Santa Clara
Piatti - Santa Clara

Piatti - Santa Clara

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.piatti.com/santaclara/
  • Phone: 4083309212x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:30pm;
    Friday: 11:00am-9:30pm;
    Saturday: 5:00pm-9:30pm;
    Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Look no further than Piatti for all of your private event needs. From business meetings to executive lunches, networking parties to large-scale corporate functions, we've got a dedicated team that will make certain that your event is seamlessly executed. Enjoy one of our existing private dining menus or work with our Banquet Coordinator to customize a menu that's perfect for your event.

    The warm and inviting Medici Room features a beautiful stone fire place and can accommodate up to 55 seated and 75 standing guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Aimee Coler 4083309212x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montague Expwy./ Agnew Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Piatti - Santa Clara
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in the conveniently located Rivermark Plaza, Piatti offers a delightful reprieve from the everyday. Featuring a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, an indoor sun-soaked terrace and an open floor plan that includes a vibrant bar and lounge, Piatti is the go-to spot for corporate lunches, after-work cocktail hour, group dinners and private events.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Piatti - Santa Clara reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (46)good for groups (46)great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (17)special occasion (14)romantic (13)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Food Outstanding Service
    Rowex
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I dined at Piatti the other night and it was wonderful - I had the salmon with lentils and spinach and everything was well executed and very tasty. What was exceptional, however, was the service we received from Sarah. My friend is a strict vegan and eats no gluten. Sarah went above and beyond to make her dining experience excellent and had the kitchen produce a salad that was healthy and tasty. Sarah also made good suggestions for her dessert. I can hardly wait to bring my foodie friends here for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place is So-So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Hostess: I found that the hostess set-up was very poor. There is no chair or bench in the front to wait for guest; so I got seated before my guest arrived while also informing hostess that my guest hasn't arrived and to direct her to my table; my guest then arrived but the hostess couldn't help her because their procedure is to delete a person on their computer once a person has been seated; so my guest had to wander around the dining room trying to find me. Completely unprofessional and unsuitable for Silicon Valley networking. Food: The food was so-so. The butternut squash soup was excellent but the ahi tuna appetizer was not that great - unflavorful. Waitress: The wait staff was excellent. Nice, knowledgeable, and responsive.
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  • Always delicious
    RarelyLeavesMyDeskVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Piatti never lets me down. Food was great, service was great and they are always going the extra mile to make sure everything is to your satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for group lunches ....
    roses4janis
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The team just seems to like going back to this place for lunch. The food and service were great. The Linguine, Clams, Prawns, Daily Fish, Garlic, Calabrian Chili Peppers, White Wine ’Crazy Water’ seems to be a popular dish - we had 3 people order it, and said it was delicious. I think the "crazy water" had them intrigued.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • nice warm place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was great and price decent. The atmosphere was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piatti always pleases!
    Ruthi
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food is excellent. Service is superlative. Staff and managers are tops! Try the risotto or any pasta dish - better than your mom's,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Good food, great service. Great go to place for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Making reservations through Open Table is the way to go. The restaurant called me back within an hour to confirm my request. Had a great time. The restaurant went out of their way to write "Happy Birthday" for my friend who's birthday we were celebrating. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,too much hub-bub
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We are fond of Piatti's in La Jolla, so we expected this location to be similar. Not so much, the Santa Clara location is large and barn like and very very noisy. The food was good but some large parties kept the waitstaff from being as attentive as one would expect. I think we'll stick to the La Jolla Piatti's in future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best but not bad
    DewdropUK
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This visit was actually the second time I had been to Piatti. On the first occasion we were delighted with the food and the service. This time was not quite so delightful. The service was patchy; we waited quite a while for our order to be taken, then the appetisers arrived several minutes apart. The food was ok but just not as interesting as the previous visit. Overall just not the best experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Noise level is too loud: not possible to have a decent conversation. Food is OK not great not bad. Service could be better. Parking is hell.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent
    napadiner2VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Piatti's was my choice to have a business lunch this week, and it was superb. Our server was professional, polite, and attentive just enough. We had the portabello and the chicken ciabata sandwiches which come with a good portion of wild green salad. They were all well-made, fresh ingredients, and served quite promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, and ambiance!
    Fanofuniquecuisine
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We came to Piatti for my boss's birthday lunch, so we made a reservation. Not only did the hostess call to confirm my reservation, but she also offered various seating options, as well as offered to print special menus specifically for our party. It was such a sweet gesture, and we all valued the extra attention. I will definitely be back for a date night with my husband!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more friendly staff
    HiGeoffVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The server was good as always. However, the girl showing the table didn't even look at us when we arrived at the table, not to mention no word like "Enjoy your meal", or anything close.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch/dinner place
    love2dine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This place is perfect for a lunch or dinner, whether its business or personal. The food variety is decent but good quality. The wines are a bit on the expensive side but good choices. its right in the middle of most business & residential locations so access is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • friend's outing
    energy4therace
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I met with some friends to have a good pasta dinner the night before a 5K race we were doing together. We enjoyed a drink, good food and great atmosphere. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on the wine selection, all our pasta entrees were tasty and we were able to talk freely without disturbing others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch Meetings
    gpaulgrayVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I like Piatti for business lunches and for dinner + wine after work. The parking situation at Rivermark can be challenging, especially around lunch time, but it's generally ok. Great ambiance and the pizzas are very very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food remains to be improved. I have very fond memories of all the dining events in the La Jolla "Piatti", which has excellent food (risotto in particular) in addition to the vibrant atmosphere and great outdoor patio - one of the best dining places in La Jolla. Santa Clara "Piatti" is mostly "business" dining oriented, with employees of Oracle, Intel and other nearby companies coming for lunch in groups. Seems like food quality and service is less important for the management of this "Piatti".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IrvineGuest
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Ordered the spaghetti. Sauce tasted good and pasta cooked perfectly. However, disappointed in the portion size and with the ground beef as it reminded me of a Taco Bell taco. Chef could have used a higher quality type of meat. Prior to this lunch, I ate there and ordered the blank-ink pasta which I still remember to this day as amazing. Too bad they did not have it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much too expensive
    Traveler
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Seems to cater to people trying to impress others. Narrow menu selection and what they have is unusual and quite expensive for what it is.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Piatti Santa Clara always pleases!
    Ruthi
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love Piatti and bring clients and friends there. The staff and management are personable and I am always treated like a VIP - which is why I keep coming back. (I'd come back any way for the terrific food! Try the risotto! Best in Bay Area [outside of SF]! The bar staff are always concocting new cocktails, which keeps things interesting. I would recommend Piatti for any event: romantic dinner, work groups, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays - it is simply the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Easy Atmosphere
    SF0772VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    very solid food - great atmosphere - a definitely mid week recommend
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • janicehVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food and service was excellent. My salmon was delicious and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his linguini and clams. Our server was outstanding, he was helpful, prompt, courteous and very pleasant. I would highly recommend Piatti's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    Agonzalez2290
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was good A little pricey.but the service was good outside sitting was nice romantic date or bring the kids.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rockfish should be taken off menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I take clients to Piatti and usually the food is fine but this last time, the rockfish that I ordered was inedible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been there before and warned to take my wife. We went and unfortunately she was not impressed. We sat on patio because weather was beautiful, however when it started to cool down, we asked if they could turn on one of the heat lamps. W were told they had no propane. Poor planning on their part. The food was average at best that night as well as their service. I marked three stars symbolizing "average"
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FirstTimetoNYC
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great team dinner, we stopped by after work to grab some food and celebrate. Slightly slow to get our food order taken and get the food for the team of 8 people but overall good experience and great tasting food. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 567 reviews are from the Piatti - Santa Clara reviews archive.
  • Great scallops & calimari. Pizza no
    SallyS
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Seafood was a hit. Pizza was a miss according to my friend from New Jersey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The Calamari was very good as was the Ahi Tuna appetizer. The scallops entre was outstanding. Service from Haley was impeccable. Clone her. Nice experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • akodaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Haven't been to Piatti's for several years but the food was great and our waiter was outstanding. If Javier is working, sit in his section.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise Level and Service
    Kailua64
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Due to a very bad parking situation we arrived 15 minutes late but our table was held for us. The noise level is terrible. I could not hear my companions at all. The waiter didn't come back to check with us until we were nearly finished with lunch. I asked for more salad dressing but he didn't ever bring it, nor did he acknowledge my request when he brought the check. My companion ordered a lamb sandwich and was brought a crab sandwich but they quickly brought the correct order. (The waiter probably couldn't hear either!). My salad was excellent, even thought it lacked salad dressing. I may return but would arrive either very early or after the lunch crowd left. There were many lunch items I'd like to try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    PNellyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Met a colleague for dinner an each of us enjoyed our perfectly made dry martinis at the bar. At our table we both enjoyed the tomato soup special and I had one of the best risottos ever with asparagus and pancetta. Ended the meal with an exquisite panna cotta and strawberries Great meal. You should go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    DressingOnTheSide
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Took a group of 4 to lunch at Piatti, and we had great service and excellent food as I have always experienced in the past. Highly recommended for business lunches or any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious dinner
    TreenWVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a great experience here on Saturday for an early dinner. My sea scallops with lemon risotto cake was excellent. My companions enjoyed the large pork chop special and a pasta dish. And we always come for the chopped salad - yum. My companions also enjoyed the dark chocolate gelato. Service was attentive and friendly. I believe Piatti is busy on weekdays and week nights but we can't understand why more people don't dine here on Saturday evenings. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is lovely.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, not too pricy. But...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Have been going to Piatti for years. Overall, the restaurant has good food. A year ago I would have consistently rated it 4-stars, but now it really varies. This most recent visit we ended-up doing several starters: calamari, mozzarella & heirloom caprese and a pizza to share. Disappointed that the restaurant has chosen to stop serving olives at the tables - what Italian restaurant doesn't have olives!?!? But I digress... While I didn't have the calamari I was told it was lukewarm and a little chewy. I did have the caprese. Not bad and perhaps less flavorful because tomatoes aren't quite in-season yet. The pizza while very good took forever. Mushroom risotto undercooked & bland - disappointed. Other pastas were good though. Go figure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Your Typical Italian Restaurant
    FieldEngineer
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I found this gem 3 years ago when I was in the area for business. I am not big on Italian restaurants because I am not a fan of pasta. I actually stumbled upon this restaurant because the Re Robin across the street had a 45 min. wait for a table. I read the outside menu and I'm glad I did. At the time they had wild boar shanks listed. They have a mix of both northern and southern Italian cooking. So, if you're not into pasta, you can get an excellent northern Italian meal at a very reasonable price. Whenever I'm in the area, I make a point to have at least one meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the one in danville is better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    food choices soso pizza acceptable service slow expensive
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like the variable menu
    TKuli
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We frequently go to Piatti for business lunch and dinners. Outdoor seating is nice during the lunch time, get to breathe some outside air and get out of the cubicle! Since we do go there frequently, I do like the rotation of new items onto the menu, keeps some element of surprise into each visit. In fact, by chance, this last week, I was invited to Piatti for lunch, and then I was inviting a different group of people for dinner on the same day. I was concerned that going there twice on the same day would be deja vu all over again. But, gladly, there were even differences between the lunch entrees and dinner entrees. The roasted duck breast they had this week was just outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • animal82VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    as always Piatti was great for a business lunch. This time the service was a bit slow - which worked because we were talking business but if I had been there for a causal lunch I would have brought it up with the manager.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice and easy for client luncheon
    Patricia
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    No nonsense service. In and out for a nice quick lunch with customer.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall