Cetrella - Los Altos
Accessible Fine Dining
Oysters, ahi tuna crudo, fritto misto, mussels, grilled octopus, foie gras, savory soup, salad and pizza, house-made bread, risotto and regional pasta, grilled vegetable; premium, sustainable fish, fowl, field and game meat, rustic full or à la carte entrées, house-made gelato and sorbet, crème brulée, Valrhona Chocolate Trio, cheese flights. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy-free and dietary options.
Creek, foothill and forest murals enhance dining interior, with tech and natural finishes in full bar and patio garden. Scalable rooms for corporate and private occasion dining. Centrally located at Los Altos gateway business complex with ample guest parking behind restaurant. Weekend Live Jazz.
Cetrella appears in Silicon Valley Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, Sunset Magazine, Palo Alto Online, Food Gal/Carolyn Jung, and Edible Silicon Valley.
Great food, ambience and service.
Our favorite restaurant! Great food, beautiful ambiance and excellent service. Highly recommend!
What a great find in Los Altos! Everything from service to food was very good, and the owner was very gracious and engaging throughout the night. Definitely will return!
Cetrella in Los Altos continues to provide excellent quality at moderate prices. The service is efficient and the food is excellent.
food and service is always great. Love coming here.
Just outstanding food and service - so appreciated - a very special celebration with friends coming in from the East Coast and Los Angeles - could not have gone better - thanks so much!
Small portions rich food very yummy
Outstanding food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance
Great food, good service don't miss it. Clean and tidy. seafood s very fresh and well prepared.
Always a wonderful treat! Owner and staff are warm and welcoming and menu is exceptional.
Only three tables occupied on a Thursday night. Food pretty good. Great plain salmon but not cheap. Great Brussels sprouts.
Excellent service and food! Like it when the vegetables are actually cooked! The french green beans were perfect!!
Great food! Extra dessert and appertif! We were well taken care of!
Cetrella is a consistently excellent experience. Try the bisque for a starter. The cappelletti is excellent and unique. You can’t go wrong with any of the grilled options.
The best part of the evening was the live Jazz performances that are held every Saturday night.
Excellent food. We had the filet mignon and pork tenderloin and they were both delicious! I have a food allergy and they accommodated it perfectly with no complaint. The owner always greats every guest personally. The service was excellent too! I highly recommend this place.
The food is reasonably good, as is the service, but for the price there are better places to go. I was particularly disappointed with their wines by the glass. The sauvignon blanc was atrocious, although to their credit they didn't charge me for it.
Our second visit and the food and service was again excellent. Very convenient location with good parking. A reasonable selection of appetizers, nice selection of entrees and desserts. The service is attentive without being overly intrusive. The atmosphere is pleasant with very high ceilings, but the noise level is kept to a minimum. Very nice wine and bar selection as well.
My favorite Los Altos restaurant!
Terrific local spot in Los Altos and is my go to when I want a really nice meal locally. The menu changes seasonally so never get bored and always perfectly prepared in a terrific atmosphere with great staff.
It took a while for food to come. Some dishes were delicious, but my crab cakes were burned too much.
Based on a previous experience at Cetrella, I wasn't looking forward to the dinner with a friend who said he wanted to go there. Ugh I thought. In fact, I was always surprised to see them still in business every time I drove by. Mediocre food, expensive bread, poor service. Why return? However, I did return and I'm glad I did. The food was SO MUCH BETTER. I had the filet mignon and it was perfect. Hubby had the paella. He loved it even though it didn't have any sausage in it. The service had greatly improved, we didn't order the expensive bread (nor was there any on our table), but the real star of the evening was the brussel sprouts. WOWSER! They were great. Food is pricey here. I will absolutely return.
We have enjoyed Cetrella many times and always get excellent service and wonderful food. Try the Scallops for certain. When in doubt ask your server, who will be well informed, or the owner Mamed who is almost always there welcoming guests.
A special mother daughter date! Treated ourselves to an amazing meal. Everything was fabulous. My daughters comment to the lobster raviolis were,” there is a party going on in my mouth with my taste buds!” We ate earlier so not sure about the noise level. But a must try place!
Amazing food as always. Beets and octopus were fantastic. Great cocktails too.
Our favorite restaurant does not disappoint! From the multitude of menu choices, the impeccable prepared food to the just right amount of wait staff attention, Cetrella is a class act.
We had a very nice dinner with cousin and his wife to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Food was very good and delicious. Good menu selections. Manager and wait staff was friendly and attentive. Good service. Restaurant was comparable to other restaurants of equal value and type. Parking was available at nearby lot.
My only comment was that while our guests were nicely greeted and congratulated on their anniversary, unfortunately they weren’t offered a complementary dessert. A small scoop of ice cream with a candle would have been a nice gesture. “Happy Anniversary” written on their dessert plate would have been a special treat.
We enjoyed our dinner and would return again.
We were warmly greeting at the entrance. One of the friends was recognized by the owner and welcomed with a joyful smile. The waiter patiently waited for the three of us to catch up socially before we read the menu and placed our order. Every meal looked delicious and was enjoyed thoroughly.
Thank You Cetrella! My son and several of his friends came for Prom and they thoroughly enjoyed their experience. They loved the service, the surroundings and the food was great. They all had a special time. It was a great way to kick off their evening for Prom.
We dined on the patio and were served a delicious work lunch, both vegetarian and seafood. Would gladly go back and plan to return soon with my wife, despite the fact that we live twenty minutes North in Menlo Park!
Service was excellent, but food needs work. Soggy fries, overdressed salad, glue-like gnocchi, very bland main course of salmon with what tasted like frozen corn. The accompanying chickpea “cake” tasted more like a military ration. Panda Cotta at the end was too fatty, not the refreshing dish it should be. We won’t go back
Mother’s Day dinner
Excellent food and service. Love the music room and outstanding jazz combos and guest vocalists. Of course, the jazz loving patrons enhance the evening's experience.
Love this place. Friendly staff, great food have a great wine list. One of the nicest restaurants in the Bay area
Easter dinner with family
Very little food on large plates. Food is good though, noise level reasonable, attractive surroundings.
Gnocchi and scallops were incredible! Kale salad also amazing!
Creatively plated food. Oysters were delicious and fresh. Duck was cooked to perfection with a squash (I think) puree beautifully smooth. Dessert - panna cotta - was perfect and beautifully presented.
Chef was having a bit of an off night, the paella was past it's best and the risotto was under cooked. Normally outstanding tonight disappointed.
Impeccable service. Food was cooked to perfection. Was an amazing experience and I look forward to going back very soon