About Cafe Torre

Cafe Torre is a charming Italian neighborhood bistro featuring an international wine list.

20343 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
De Anza Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 257-2383

Website:
http://www.cafetorre.net/

Catering:
Cafe Tore caters to businesses .

Public Transit:
Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority. (Bus) De Anza Blvd.

Private Party Facilities:
Cafe Torre can accommodate up to 100 people.
Please call the restaurant for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Ivan Mozara : (408) 257-2383

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Torre Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (8)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Was a little packed, but it was Valentine's day. Food was fantastic as is usual in my experience. Service was prompt considering how full they were.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Nice atmosphere and good food. Nice lunch portions since the price was $20. up for most entrees.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

A nice neighborhood restaurant. Service and food are always excellent. We always have a good experience there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

While the atmosphere was quite nice , the restaurant conducive to great conversation and the staff were helpful, the food was very disappointing. The risotto was not cooked properly and neither was the pappardelle which had to go back for further cooking.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food; great value; the lights are way too bright.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Cafe Torre is the best resaurant in Cupertino and possibly far beyond. The revice is impecable, not intrusive, type of service you would receive in any European restaurant. Food is of highest qaulity, and daily specials never dissapoint.
Highly recomended

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants, we have been going there for 20 years. Owner, and staff are amazingly personable and food is superb!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A great neighborhood gem. Very popular , good service and food.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good. The fried calamari appetizer was excellent. The fish special was great, the swuid ink risotto with scallaps was ok (I hadn't had squid ink risotto before and found that I didnt' care for it. It was well cooked, however, and the scallops were good). Service was pretty inattentive, we decided not to bother with dessert because of it. Overall an okay experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I always enjoy going to Cafe Torre. The food is always fresh & deliciouly prepared!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Delicious food. Small, so Reservations are necessary. Not expensive for what you get.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

we have been going to Cafe Torre since they opened in 1999, and they have been great all these years

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent specials and always great service. We are looking forward to comming back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As usual, Cafe Torre is a nice warm, welcoming space. We had the caprese salad and homemade pate for apps, both were delicious. My wife and daughter ordered pasta dishes, both of which were great. I had the lobster tail which unfortunately was tough and dry. Good sauce, nice polenta bed, just a tough lobster tail. We'll be back though, this is a true neighborhood gem.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Seemed very expensive for the type of food. Wine also very pricey, for wines that are available cheaply at grocery store

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went for a holiday luncheon. Food was plenty and delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Service and food are always great. They always have vegetarian options and excellent wines.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My favorite place for a team lunch for the holidays. Spectacular dessert plate. Wonderful staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nice place for dinner before a show at DeAnza college. The staff was helpful with recommendations and they got us out in plenty of time. The food was delicious. Wine selection was limited which was surprising given the partner wine bar next door.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The staff was very nice but a little sullen and hard to read. The food was good, though!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The best spaghetti carbonara I've had since I was in Rome!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Specials today were outstanding, we will be back asap.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Open table had high reviews for this place. This place is over rated.
1) On a Saturday night 6:30 the place was empty, this was a red flag.
2) The food was ok nothing special.
3) We had the the tuna salad, the tuna was not fresh, but I think frozen.
4) It was kind of pricey for what you get.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We always love dining at Cafe Torre - both lunch & dinner! The staff remembers us too.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

we have never had a bad experience at Cafe Torre. Owner and Staff are exeptional at what they do.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great service, very personable servers, superb food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful meal & service. Highly recommend

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

What a find! In a non-descript strip mall on Stevens Creek, Cafe Torre features both classic and inventive Italian fare, with an attentive owner/manager and waitstaff. I am definitely coming back for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2017

It was a great pleasure to return to Cafe Torre since we don't get back to the Bay Area that often after moving to Arizona. I wish this place was in Scottsdale so we could go regularly.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had our anniversary dinner at Cafe Torre. Food was great and service and attention from owner made us feel special. Thank you!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We have dined at Cafe Torre with much pleasure for years. A new chef has made welcome additions to the menu, including a scrumptious entree with scallops, a new pasta entree with a variety of mushrooms, and squid ink gnocchi. Service is dignified and unobtrusive, none of that over-friendly "Hi, I'm Jack and I'm your server" sort of stuff. A small restaurant which seats about 65 people. Excellent wine list with some surprising wines from Croatia, Hungary, etc. The owner, Ivan, is solicitous, knowledgeable and welcoming. Often we order one of the evening's specials. SEafood is great as are the steaks. This is a neighborhood gem

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

perhaps they could think about lowering the corkage cost

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Service, food and wine list were magnificent. We will be back again and again...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Cafe Torre is a great place to go for any occasion! Service is great; wait staff is knowledgeable and consistent. Food is well done and the wine list pairs well with the menu. Menu provides lots of options but at the same time not too many. Go soon!!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. Excellent chef who cooks fish perfectly. I always get fish and it is always perfect. Authentic Italian cuisine

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the South Bay. Definitely worth the drive no matter where you live in Silicon Valley

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food, ambiance, service....very good. I loved the Chocolate Mousse; rare to find one so good and I hope you have it always! Thank you, we had a very nice lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Service and food were excellent. Staff very friendly. Good value.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant for years! Consistently good food & friendly service.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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