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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Fun (1)
Tapas (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 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 25, 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 15, 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 12, 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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 (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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 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 29, 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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 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 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 21, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Been going to Cafe Torre for ages and never had a bad meal. Lunch is well-priced and the food is delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Lovely place, ambience and food. A little pricey though across the board

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Love everything about Cafe Torre, but please please please bring back the original lasagne - !

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I love this place and always come here whenever I'm in town. The service is always super accommodating and friendly. The food was great and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

We met friends for a birthday dinner. We were very pleased with the menu selections. Very friendly and attentive service. The restaurant was small enough to be intimate, but we had an excellent table. We started with a foie gras and a nice bottle of wine. We ordered spaghetti and meatballs, Penne Torre, homemade pappardeli with assorted wild mushrooms (for the vegetarian) and a New York steak. Dessert was shared Chocolate Decadence and Apple Strudel. Everything was cooked to perfection and thoroughly enjoyed. We will be back!

The owner or manager (?) who was so nice and attentive all evening sent us home with a nice bag of home grown tomatoes as a bonus! We're enjoying those, too!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We had a company event at Cafe Torre's private dining room, and it was excellent. Food was memorable, and wine suggested by the owner was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent food and service is what you get at Cafe Torre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The staff was EXCELLENT! Very timely, perfect amount of attention, quick to refill waters, and the true test... refilled iced tea with more ice and fresh lemon!!! Food was good, nice array of options on menu, and seafood tasted fresh. Great glass of French wine too. Overall, super cute and cozy - a bit unexpected due to location in 'strip mall'. Great find! I would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Cafe Torre never disappoints , my wife and I had daily specials. Fish was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We've gone to Café Torre many times and the food, customer service has been excellent each time. We've recommended it to friends and it has become their favorite place to dine as well. A real gem in Cupertino.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything about this place was great the service was excellent and the food wow the best will go back next year when I'm there again. So glad we found this place...

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Nice wine selection and good food. Service was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

I have been to Cafe Torre a number of times and the experience has always been excellent. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the food and wine are delicious, and staff recommendations are great. Most important for me is that you can talk to your table mates and have comfortable conversation, and you can always find parking. When getting together with friends and we need a place to meet, this is my go to recommended place, we can always park and hear each other, and have an excellent time and meal.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Another great meal at our go to restaurant. Seafood Salad is out of this world, and staff is friendly. attentive and professional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Shared 3 items with my wife.
Duck pate was ok.
Seafood salad was very good.
Linguine with clam was very salty, bad.

My wife had a white wine and I had a red wine. Both good.

Not sure we will go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Come here often with my wife. The food and service is always outstanding.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

My friend and I love this restaurant, and we usually eat here when we get together every few months. Menu has expanded to include several pasta options and more meat and fish options, so will appeal to a broader group now than when it was more risotto. Salads are interesting (e.g., arugula, spinach, Caesar), and no extra charge to split one. Good variety of wine by the class at OK prices. SO nice to see its business picking up.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Every time I come here I like it more. The food is a bit old fashioned, but in a good way. Nothing trendy here, just solidly executed mostly Northern Italian dishes served in a quiet and unassuming way. A real neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We're neighborhood regulars and have been coming here for years for the smoked chicken linguine which is usually superb! On 6/23 we were utterly disappointed. What happened to our fav dish? Where do I begin? The dish was gummy and flavorlous. Fresh pasta? It does turn gummy. But let's address the rest. The shitake mushrooms were not there. They were portabello. I love portabello shrooms but not in this dish. And where were the shallots? The sauce was not up to par and tasted off; the entire dish was absolutely subpar, not what we've ordered for many years! I've recommended Café Torre to many, but now regret doing so if this is now the poor quality of cuisine they will receive. If this had been my first time here, ordering this dish, I would not return. Still not sure if I will return.

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