The place for Italian in Palo Alto
Every dish at Vero is a treat. It is what I think of when I am in the mood for Italian food. Service is excellent and the people there are always friendly and upbeat.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Vero is our favorite Italian
Vero is our favorite Italian restaurant in Palo Alto. The food is consistently good and is authentic Italian. It's a small neighborhood restaurant with cozy ambiance. Great homemade pasta and great desserts. A decent selection of wines by the glass. Will definitely keep on coming back!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The burrata was fresh and so tasty, and the spinach salad was perfection.
The Alaskan cod was the special of the evening, simply prepared and highlighting the freshness with a tomato based broth
The duck breast was perfectly grilled and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and Madeira sauce- not too oily or fatty.
Coffee is fresh per order. The desert with crushed cookie and cocoa powder, served with ice cream, missed for us.
The apple crostata was lacking in adequate. apple filling.
Summary: great meal, only let down was the deserts.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE enjoyed the daily special,
WE enjoyed the daily special, cod, prepared. The waiter was also great, not over attentive but fun to have around.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food very good except for
Food very good except for the fish which was a bit too oily.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood Italian
We had a great dining experience at Vero on Saturday night. We were warmly greeted by the owner and were really well looked after by Brian. The food was exceptionally good. After living in France for several years, I really grew to love Branzino. The Vero version was excellent. The burrata starter was also very good. My wife got a special pasta which was also delicious. After looking for a good neighborhood Italian restaurant for so long, it was great to finally find one.
We will be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but you have to keep
Good, but you have to keep on the wait staff for things like water & bread. Pasta was excellent.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent homestyle Italian
Excellent homestyle Italian food. Seasoning is really nicely balanced. Portions generous. Pasta is perfect al dente every time I have visited. Sauces remind me of eating at agriturismos in Italy. Prices very reasonable, great value. Atmosphere is calm; great place to hold a conversation.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great comfortable spot.
a great comfortable spot. Charming, friendly service. Pastas are very flavorful, portions are just right, desserts are varied - something for everyone
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great fun spot!
Just off the craziness of University Ave in Palo Alto, this very pretty and comfortable restaurant serves excellent Southern Italian food with fresh ingredients. They also have an interesting, thoughtful wine list very fairly priced. We love to return - service is always outstanding, as well.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent and the
Food was excellent and the service Outstanding. We were there a little early (6:00p) on a Monday night. Quiet enough to have a great conversation. I highly recommend!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top 5 Faves!
Moved here a year ago and I go out almost 6 times a week. I am always looking for a new entry to call "home" in my search for just wonderful restaurants. Never heard of Vero - found it here on OpenTable - looked cute - brought friends and could not have been happier! From the special attention of the staff, to the "wine lessons" for me and my friends, including introductions to new wines - everything was just perfect. I will be back, bringing old friends and new, for this is going to be one of my "Regular" Top 5 Favorites!! In fact, I think I will make a reservation for next week. :-)
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vero always delivers
I've been at Vero several times. It always delivers....
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Anniversary Dinner
From the moment we walked in it felt like we were in Italy again with the open kithchen and warm inviting atmosphere. Eric, our waiter was one of the best we have ever had. Attentive, great suggestions, friendly. We started with teh special leek/potato soup, perfect for a cool night. Then the fruti di mare salad, delightful. Then the special risotto. Flavors and portions were just great. We were rushing off to a movie so did not get to enjoy dessert, but they looked good. A real shout ot to the restaurant staff, including the bus service. All were part of the low hum of bustling and we really enjoyed this first visit and will be back soon.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best in Palo Alto
What makes Vero great is that it is "fine dining" but in a non-pretentious and simple elegance setup. You can go in jeans and usually get a spot through OpenTable. Showing up without a reservation might require a 10 minute wait. Great outdoor seating and a couch to relax on if you have to wait. Unbelievable pastas and ask for the Spaghetti Carbonara even if not on the menu. Unreal. Ask for Brian's section, he is the best.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch for two on a Wednesday, 12:30
Superb cuisine, service, and atmosphere. Sangiovese, excellent, leek soup very nice, linguine with clams, wonderful. Espresso, nice pour, nicely done. Bon appetit!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A family favorite
We love Vero for its authentic Italian food -- especially the Carbonara (not on the menu, but always accommodating). Service was great, professional and friendly. It's the perfect casual neighborhood spot.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Want some really good Italian food? Vero has it. We made reservations just a day in advance which is good for us as we don't plan days ahead! Based on reviews we picked vero. The food was really good. They were out of the soup for some reason even though it was only 8:30 (?!) Anyhoo the burrata, the ravioli, and dessert were all great.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
a favorite Palo Alto spot
We come here often for great, reliable Italian food. Pasta is homemade and delicious. They have a great selection of wines by the glass. Menu is not large but everything is solid and always good. Apple tart is very buttery and the tiramisu is oustanding as well.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Night
This was one of my best experiences at a restaurant in the last year. Food and service were both excellent. Waiter suggested dishes that could not have been better and then even poured us an extra glass of wine at the end of the night. Just terrific.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite couples and family
We love everything about Vero. My husband would like to see a better wine list to match the food! Love the host and wait staff too.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find! The restaurant is tucked away off the beaten path of University Avenue. The restaurant is small, has roughly 16 tables and has a nice feel to it. The service is wonderful and the menu is delicious. We've been to this restaurant a few times over the past year and have always enjoyed the experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent services, fantastic
Excellent services, fantastic help in ordering food and all of us really really enjoyed food. Loved it
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food always inspires me to
Food always inspires me to emulate the creativity and care the chef and servers show to patrons. They are very proud of their product and have every reason to be. The eggplant was to die for, as was the risotto.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Italian restaurant
Vero has never disappointed us. The food is authentic Italian - very similar to the small but delightful restaurants we ate at in Italy. If your idea of Italian food is "Olive Garden", Vero is certainly not for you. The service is always attentive and friendly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Vero Palo Alto
I met friends at Vero for a "reunion" lunch. I'd read reviews of the "authentic" Italian pasta at Vero. The afternoon we were there was quiet, and we could linger a bit and catch up. The friendly and attentive waiter (he even tried to "save" a parking space out front for our late friend) suggested wines by the glass, and prepared an arugula salad for three. We were not disappointed with the pasta!! Two of us had the special carbonara with pancetta, which was rich and tasty, but not overpowering. And our friend had the gnocchi of the day (pillow-like, in a light red sauce). We cleaned our plates and had coffee and cappuchino afterward. I ordered the chocolate "Salume" for dessert. It was heaven. :) All in all, a very relaxed, enjoyable meal.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and great food
We had a friend from out of town and decided to go to Vero. As usual they had great service and delicious food. My husband is Italian and he felt it was very authentic Italian food. The ambiance was very nice as well.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly palatable food, excellently prepared; service was textbook perfect. Had the swordfish and two delicious antipasti. The dessert is a must have: can't remember the exact name, but if you look for something like chocolate lava cake, you won't be far off.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
best italian food in palo
best italian food in palo alto. without a doubt. will go back for sure. very reasonable prices. loved it!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent food and service
We've been to Vero 5 or 6 times now, and we go back for a reason- consistently good food and really great service. It's a go to for us when we want comfortable atmosphere, a great meal, and friendly and informed service.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Great food
This restaurant accommodated our last minute guest addition and had the table ready for our party of 7 people. Service was awesome. person recommending dishes was explaining the dish very well. food was great.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
VERO continues to be one of our very favorite restaurants in PA. The food is fresh, local, the staff are friendly, helpful, and fun!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Restaurant
The food was great. The service was great. The ambiance was great. Even the staff speaks Italian. A great dinner experience.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Loved the Pesto ravioli, broccoli rabe! Burrata was simple but delicious. Very good service, attentive waiter & staff!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM