Cafe Torre

4.6
846 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Cafe Torre is a charming Italian neighborhood bistro featuring an international wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(408) 257-2383
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Cafe Torre can accommodate up to 100 people.
Please call the restaurant for more details.
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Private party contact
Ivan Mozara : (408) 257-2383
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Catering
Cafe Tore caters to businesses .
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
De Anza Blvd
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Public transit
Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority. (Bus) De Anza Blvd.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 846 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the experience was great. The food was good, the portions were perfect, nice selection of wine and the staff was pleasant. Only thing is they were out of clams and really that was the only thing I wanted on their menu and then we wanted to order cappuccino, they were out of milk. I thought, and you couldn’t have anyone run out to get milk? There was a grocery just a couple of blocks away.

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O
San Francisco
307 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven’t been here for years, but we will be back soon. The food and service was excellent. Outstanding arugula salad and the squid ink pasta was wonderful. Servings are generous and reasonably priced. So glad we came back.

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GC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, good portions and served hot. Desserts were excellent.

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F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been eating at Cafe Torre for over 20 years and the food has been consistently excellent the entire time. Everyone I bring here is impressed. Always great service too.

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CM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service; as usual

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole wait and busing staff were fabulous.
Definitely will recommend this restaurant!!

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k
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is so consistent in it's friendly, wonderful service and food. This is a favorite for me!

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KT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We not only like to come here for dinner by ourselves but we like to bring other people here for special occasions. We have spent the last 8 New Year's Eve and the last 5 girl's birthday dinners here. The food and service are always excellent.

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UC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food wise, if you stick to the pasta you can have a very good meal. The noni spaghetti was excellent. The appetizer shrimp was drowning in sauce. The appetizer beets were just ok. The special of pork tenderloin was awful - waaaay over cooked and flavorless. The servers are pleasant.

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The ambiance was fine, a bit stereotyped. The ravioli were undercooked, in fact down right chewy. Salad was very typical. Nothing here worth revisiting.

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JF
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place for a family to gather and get a good bite to eat. Very casual and food was priced reasonably.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a gentle experience as the staff are not intrusive but very attentive and available.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

waiters and owner need to be friendlier! Pur a smile on the face

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great business lunch. special fish was to die for.

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BS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always has excellent food, but it is rarely too crowded. The location from the outside may not appear fancy, and the experience is all substance.

With white table clothes and a menu that harkens back to its roots in Los Gatos' Café Marcella, this place provides a nice quiet place to have a casual, no-pressure date or a business meeting where you can hear what the other parties are saying. It is one of the few places started by the original crew from Café Marcella that still has the smoked chicken fettucine that we crave from the old restaurant.

The service is attentive, and the dishes arrive in a timely fashion.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food, exceptional service. Clean, quiet and not crowded.

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RH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still our favorite Italian restaurant over the past 15 years. Feel like owner Ivan and staff are part of our family as we have celebrated so many of our life milestones here. This is the best type of local neighborhood restaurant serving a loyal community customer base that comes back over and over. Hope it’s here forever!

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant atmosphere. Not rushed at all. We were there for lunch. A few more light options on the mid-day menu would be nice.

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L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. food was good. enjoyable environment.

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r
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here twice in the past 8 months. The service was excellent and the food is awesome. We will be going back once a month moving forward.
It’s a small restaurant, but that makes a special place to dine.

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IB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food is very good. However, our friend who always likes the Lasagna, said it tasted as if it was a re-heat of a dish prepared the previous day. Very disappointing for him.

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o
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nicoise and octopus/calamari salads were both successes. The quiet atmosphere was perfect for catching up with a friend over lunch.

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ME
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as usual and service. Was nice to enjoy a late business lunch.

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J
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Torre has been around for a very long time and that's not surprising because it does not disappoint. The ambience is intimate, the food is delicious, the wine choices are excellent, the service is attentive and friendly but never intrusive. The pate appetizer is always wildly generous.

Cafe Torre is remarkably quiet in a world where restaurants seem to outdo each other on noise so it's a great place to go with a friend, a partner, a date, anyone you actually want to talk to!

We've eaten there for special occasions and occasionally just because we felt like it. It's the kind of place you'd probably never find unless you lived around here and amen.

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MB
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was invited by good friends to join them at this place, one of their favorites in Cupertino. We shared a wonderful Caear salad and a plate of Sautéed Prawns, tomatoes, olives, Feta cheese, followed by Noni's spaghetti traditional three meat sauce-- "A family favorite" for four generations, Pasta Amatriciana and the daily special, Risotto Milanese (with Saffron) - all very tasty and cooked to perfection. I recommend this restaurant and will certainly return

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OT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Risotto with sea scallops and caviar was out of this world, we will be back very soon.

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PL
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed this Wine Bar and Cafe. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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c
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food, at Cafe Torre, is just like eating in one of Italy's top restaurants. We started with the Calamari Fritte, cooked very nicely (crispy and not "chewy") and the Beet Carpaccio, well seasoned and delicious. The mixed Green and Caesar salads were very good. Noni Spaghetti, very meaty and with a great sauce, Linguine Clams, light sauce and delicious, Seafood Pasta, cooked to perfection, Carbonara Pasta, creamy and smooth and the Lasagna equally flavorful. The home made Tiramisu and Cheesecake would both rival any that we had in Italy.
The Mushroom Risotto was the one dish that we did not care for. We had ordered this in the past and both times, the risotto was under-cooked and salty.
Overall though, the food was excellent.

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C
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pastas.......and great service. Mila is exceptional!

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OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful business lunch here. Food was phenomenal and the client was very happy. We were able to easily conduct our business conversation as well. Thanks so much!

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OT
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch, food was exceptional and service was great

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DG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Knowledge staff; solid, well-prepared food

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RH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, fantastic local wine list, outstanding food!

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RH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love cafe torre. We have been coming here for years with our kids and now that they are gone, just the two of us. The food is always superb, we love the staff and I look forward to the weekend when I can just relax with a good glass of wine, the delicious shrimp appetizer, arugula salad and Noni’s spaghetti!

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CM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent little restaurant with very good food and great service. I am never disappointed!

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderfull specials, staff and owner were great!!!

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OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Torre has been our go-to resataurant for many years now, owner and staff are amazing in making you feel a home. Food is outstanding!!!
Highly recomended.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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