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EvviaEvvia
2990 reviews
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Mediterranean | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Amazing octopus must have. I love their Branzino fish too. Baked Feta was out of this world More

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Sundance The SteakhouseSundance The Steakhouse
2725 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Fantastic service, food, cocktails. Great wine list. Lovely dessert options. More

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Coupa Cafe - Stanford Golf CourseCoupa Cafe - Stanford Golf Course
3 reviews
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Café | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great waitperson—v. attentive—and helpful. THANKS More

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Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
838 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

A terrific place with warm personal service. Once there and you feel like family. More

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Tai PanTai Pan
690 reviews
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Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Best Chinese Food I have ever eaten. I don't live in the area so I go when I am near Palo Alto. Lunch Dim Sum as well as dinner is so flavorful. Love it. More

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TavernaTaverna
208 reviews
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Greek | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Absolutely delicious food and wine! Fun and lively environment. Delightful staff. We loved our meal! Only constructive feedback was that the wine menu seemed to be far more expensive than the food. More

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ZolaZola
531 reviews
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French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Friendly, high quality, tasty, cozy, intimate French. Warm, convivial service. Food is wonderful and always delicious. More

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The Sea by Alexander's SteakhouseThe Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
1201 reviews
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Seafood | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Twins 18th birthday! More

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True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoTrue Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
1334 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

True Food has great, healthy food. Some of the dishes you’re not exactly sure what it’s going to be like. The edamame dumplings are scrumptious. More

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Pizzeria Delfina Palo AltoPizzeria Delfina Palo Alto
8 reviews
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Pizza Bar | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Pizzeria Delfina is one of my favorite restaurants in Palo Alto. It is a go to for everything from special occasions to casual get together‘s with friends. Also great for a table of two or large group. Their pizza is amazing! As are many other items including the meatballs, the vegetables, the salad ragazza etc. they also have a solid wine list and some fun specialty cocktails. Typically friendly and efficient service. The back patio is the best.. highly recommend! More

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Mandarin RootsMandarin Roots
291 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great team outing. Family style food, circle tables, great fast service, and really solid food made for a super fun night. Would come back for sure! More

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Quattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons HotelQuattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
1047 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I always enjoy the ambiance, the service is elegant and food is creative and sophisticated. Beautiful light streams in from everywhere morning thru sunset! I love this restaurant. This is a great place to meet colleagues for business or a special someone for a special occasion. Relax and enjoy a well priced meal of exquisite taste! More

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Nola - Palo AltoNola - Palo Alto
2226 reviews
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Cajun | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Love the place. The service was a little slow, but it was nice to use the time to catch up with old friends. Food is always good and the venue is so great. Just would have liked a little more attention along the way. More

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Terrain CafeTerrain Cafe
231 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great food. Accommodating service. Lovely cafe with lots of plants. Some unique items on the menu. More

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Dinah's Poolside RestaurantDinah's Poolside Restaurant
150 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Always enjoy coming to Dinah’s Poolside for breakfast or lunch and I now know that they are open again for dinner!! The service is great and the small room with the fireplace is very welcoming (although I really love lunch by the pool when it’s warm. I’ve been coming here for over 30 years and have hosted private parties here and I always feel like I’m visiting friends when I arrange to eat here! More

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OsteriaOsteria
521 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Thank you server and hostess for making this date amazing!! They did a few extra things I will never forget🌹🤗 More

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INDO Restaurant & LoungeINDO Restaurant & Lounge
850 reviews
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Asian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

This place is always so good. I go there once a month for business meals. The food is amazing and so is the service. Love it. Has great vegetarian options. More

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Reposado RestaurantReposado Restaurant
2128 reviews
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Mexican | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Waiter Justin was having an off night. He probably should stay home if he’s in this sort of mood. Food was great. More

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Bazille - Nordstrom Palo AltoBazille - Nordstrom Palo Alto
45 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Overall greAt food in nice setting More

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Nobu Palo AltoNobu Palo Alto
119 reviews
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Japanese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I was able to sit at the bar and ordered chef’s tasting menu. It was excellent, bar tender was ver knowledgeable and attentive and loved the evening. More

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Joya Restaurant & LoungeJoya Restaurant & Lounge
1436 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great place.... More

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NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Palo AltoNM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Palo Alto
214 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

My friends and I like NM Cafe for the location, easy parking, good food, popovers(!), and especially for its quiet ambience that allows for our extensive conversations. It’s been a while since our previous lunch. Prices seem to have increased quite a bit for menu items that are a little less memorable. More

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Vino LocaleVino Locale
188 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Fantastic EVERYTHING! Everyone was so friendly & made us feel totally at home with perfect service& great food! More

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Burma RubyBurma Ruby
263 reviews
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Burmese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The food and presentation was great. However the fish soup was saltier this time around and was way too thick. I would've loved it with more broth otherwise everything else was great. More

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Vina EnotecaVina Enoteca
504 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Always an excellent experience More

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Bevri - Palo AltoBevri - Palo Alto
128 reviews
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Georgian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I have been waiting for a Georgian restaurant in the Bay area since my expat days in Moscow 20 years ago and Bevri did not disappoint. 2 thumbs way up. Amazing cuisine and wine. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo AltoFleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto
1209 reviews
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Steak | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Wagyu Medallion with prawns and bourbon sauce was fantastic! More

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Celia's Mexican Restaurant - Palo AltoCelia's Mexican Restaurant - Palo Alto
109 reviews
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Mexican | Palo Alto, Peninsula

It was my first time trying Celia’s with my mom. We ordered the crab enchiladas dinner special. Crab meat tasted fresh and food was freshly prepared. I appreciate how they let customers to replace rice with salad for those who want less carb in their diet. Fresh salsa and chips were bonus. Service was great and I love the decor! Will definitely be back. More

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Pampas Palo AltoPampas Palo Alto
1354 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Salad bar is excellent. Great selection of Meats. Service can be a little slow if they are very crowded. More

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Il Fornaio - Palo AltoIl Fornaio - Palo Alto
2209 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I've been coming to this restaurant for many years, and I have always had a extranordiary expierce with staff, and of course the menu items. More

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Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo AltoRestaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto
171 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

First time visit with my wife for Sunday Brunch. Great food and service. Nice table setting. We will back soon. More

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Mayfield Bakery & CafeMayfield Bakery & Cafe
1354 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Loved the food and service was good. Noise was deafening and we could not hear one another. Insulation needed on ceiling. More

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Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo AltoRangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto
793 reviews
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Burmese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great except for the noisd More

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Gravity Bistro and Wine BarGravity Bistro and Wine Bar
452 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We had a lovely evening: wine flights, wine by the glass and many menu items. The french onion soup, octopus salad, and fllet were my stand-outs. $$$ but worth it. Service was good: attentive but not intrusive. Recomended. More

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TasteTaste
5 reviews
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The sizzling cumin chicken was great as were the green beans. Calamari was great too. We went on Xmas day so it was crowded, but overall enjoyable and food exceeded expectations. We’ll be back! More

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Anatolian KitchenAnatolian Kitchen
496 reviews
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Turkish | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Relaxing environment. Great service. Delicious food. Always pleased. More

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Dan Gordon'sDan Gordon's
79 reviews
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Barbecue | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The service and food are always excellent. Good prices, great sweet potato cups with brisket on the side!, love their extra crispy brussel sprouts and salads (for those that don't want meat), but the BBQ meats are the best around. Full bar, great staff, and service. More

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Umami Burger - Palo AltoUmami Burger - Palo Alto
74 reviews
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Burgers | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Food and ambience was great. The waiter was very nice and tried hard but it took a long time for our food to come out and when it did they forgot one of our orders. Waiter made up for it with some free apps though. Overall a nice place to eat. More

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Siam Royal ThaiSiam Royal Thai
12 reviews
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Thai | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The food is good and cheap, however we waited 5 minutes before someone greeted us at the door even though there were open tables. Also, it took 15 min before someone brought us water or spoke to us at the table. The potstickers are an amazing app, and I would suggest Tom Kha soup, Yellow Curry, or Pad Thai. More

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La Strada Ristorante ItalianoLa Strada Ristorante Italiano
328 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I usually don’t eat pasta at restaurants. I’m half Italian and have high standards. This place serves great Tagus and excellent home made pasta. More

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Amber Dhara - Palo AltoAmber Dhara - Palo Alto
377 reviews
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Indian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Service was unusually slow for an easy not-crowded evening. I have always had a wonderful time here so think it was an aberration. More

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MacArthur Park - Palo AltoMacArthur Park - Palo Alto
1382 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Very enjoyable experience! More

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Yucca De LacYucca De Lac
118 reviews
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Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Food was great and service is acceptable. Good location in the Shopping mall, great place for lunch during shopping in the Centre. More

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SpaltiSpalti
333 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Spalti serves really good Italian food Hot dishes are served hot and sauces are robust and flavorful. Service is prompt, although sometimes a bit slow when the restaurant is busy. The only drawback is that it can be pretty loud when it gets crowded--there are no soft surfaces to absorb the sound. Even so, the food is certainly a worthy dining experience. More

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Buca di Beppo - Palo AltoBuca di Beppo - Palo Alto
771 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Spaghetti and meatballs half off on Mondays that is the way to go. More

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SliderBarSliderBar
19 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great food and fun place to watch sporting events with so many TVs. More

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P.F. Chang's - Palo AltoP.F. Chang's - Palo Alto
26 reviews
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Asian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

New Years Eve More

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Poolside Grill - Sheraton Palo AltoPoolside Grill - Sheraton Palo Alto
3 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I had looked up places on Open Table for brunch, and this place popped up, so I made a reservation for 11:15am....typical time for brunch, right? Guess what--they don't serve brunch, and they stopped serving breakfast at 10:00am. Very disappointing! We were set for Eggs Benedict or something similar, and instead had salads and a sandwich. Not brunch fare. Food was good, service was good, except that had to go somewhere else to get our drinks (mimosa and wine), so a little delay in getting those. Lots of people outside at the pool, the restaurant was pretty empty, so not sure why? More

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[esc]   - Four Seasons Silicon Valley[esc] - Four Seasons Silicon Valley
8 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Good food. Excellent service. Ashley was great. More

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The Counter - Palo AltoThe Counter - Palo Alto
3 reviews
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Burgers | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Consistency good and love the free birthday burger coupon - thank you! More

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Thyme - Palo AltoThyme - Palo Alto
45 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Cat created a wonderful experience in this small intimate venue. The food was fantastic. Would definitely come back and recommend to others More

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Palo Alto Diners' Choice Winners

Palo Alto's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
EvviaEvvia
2990 reviews
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Mediterranean | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Amazing octopus must have. I love their Branzino fish too. Baked Feta was out of this world More

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Sundance The SteakhouseSundance The Steakhouse
2725 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Fantastic service, food, cocktails. Great wine list. Lovely dessert options. More

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Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
838 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

A terrific place with warm personal service. Once there and you feel like family. More

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TavernaTaverna
208 reviews
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Greek | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Absolutely delicious food and wine! Fun and lively environment. Delightful staff. We loved our meal! Only constructive feedback was that the wine menu seemed to be far more expensive than the food. More

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The Sea by Alexander's SteakhouseThe Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
1201 reviews
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Seafood | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Twins 18th birthday! More

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ZolaZola
531 reviews
$$$$
French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Friendly, high quality, tasty, cozy, intimate French. Warm, convivial service. Food is wonderful and always delicious. More

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True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoTrue Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
1334 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

True Food has great, healthy food. Some of the dishes you’re not exactly sure what it’s going to be like. The edamame dumplings are scrumptious. More

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Pizzeria Delfina Palo AltoPizzeria Delfina Palo Alto
8 reviews
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Pizza Bar | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Pizzeria Delfina is one of my favorite restaurants in Palo Alto. It is a go to for everything from special occasions to casual get together‘s with friends. Also great for a table of two or large group. Their pizza is amazing! As are many other items including the meatballs, the vegetables, the salad ragazza etc. they also have a solid wine list and some fun specialty cocktails. Typically friendly and efficient service. The back patio is the best.. highly recommend! More

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Tai PanTai Pan
690 reviews
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Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Best Chinese Food I have ever eaten. I don't live in the area so I go when I am near Palo Alto. Lunch Dim Sum as well as dinner is so flavorful. Love it. More

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Mandarin RootsMandarin Roots
291 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great team outing. Family style food, circle tables, great fast service, and really solid food made for a super fun night. Would come back for sure! More

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