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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Peninsula

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Peninsula? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of PYLOS - San Carlos restaurant
5.0
5 (122)
$30 and under
Greek
San Carlos
About the restaurant
PYLOS
We have a focus on dishes with the flavors of Greece and the true Mediterranean.
We make everything homemade in the kitchen and only use top quality items imported directly from Greece and Turkey so our customers are getting high quality fresh and healthy food.
Our menu consists of Greek classics such as Whole Lavraki (Mediterranean Seabass), Souvlaki, Pitas, Pastitsio, Moussaka and traditional sauces such as Tzatziki, Kalamatiano, Tirokafteri, etc.

Top review
Jimbovip
Dined 7 days ago
PYLOS is a consistently superior experience in terms of food quality, professional service and comfortable ambiance. Their dips are amazing. Their specials are amazing. Their Greek standards are amazing. Having eaten there many times it is always a pleasure to return. Highly recommended.
A photo of Divino Belmont restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1206)
$30 and under
Italian
Belmont
About the restaurant
Divino Ristorante serves delicious, authentic regional Italian cuisine, in a casually elegant and comfortable setting. Since first opening its doors on Ralston Avenue in Belmont, it has enjoyed rave reviews for its beautifully prepared and presented Italian fare and excellent service. Conveniently located on Ralston Avenue near El Camino Real, you can enjoy the freshest pasta, salads, seafood, veal, chicken and lamb dishes attractively presented with the experience of dining in Italy. Allow our professional staff to assist you in choosing the perfect wine from any region of Italy to perfectly complement your meal. For your next dinner with friends or family, or for a romantic dinner for two, you can count on Divino.
Top review
RJDBvip
Dined 1 day ago
Always a great evening at Divino!! The staff is phenomenal!! Grazie Mille per tutti!!
A photo of Rasoi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (318)
$30 and under
Indian
Burlingame
About the restaurant
Rasoi is the next generation in the Aslam family’s vision to delight the Bay Area with their unique, award-winning Northern Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Sprung from master chef Mohammed Aslam’s widely celebrated flagship restaurant Aslam’s Rasoi in San Francisco’s Mission District, this creative collaboration by Mr. Aslam’s sons integrates the much beloved family-friendly Rasoi (Kitchen) concept into a contemporary restaurant and chill lounge setting on the peninsula. Executive Chef Asif Aslam performs magic in the kitchen by putting his own signature on a well-curated staple of mouth-watering family recipes. Drawing from his diverse experiences at his dad’s restaurant and as personal chef for a host of distinguished Bay Area personalities, one of the region’s most talented young restaurateurs enjoys nothing more than to enhance his culinary genes with the kinds of subtle accents known to elicit spontaneous “oohs.”
Top review
KyleWvip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Excellent food and service. Very reasonably priced.
A photo of All Spice – San Mateo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1104)
$50 and over
Californian
San Mateo
About the restaurant
Enjoy our oft-changing 3, 4 or 5-course Chef's menu for dinner inside our charming cottage or on our heated outdoor patio.

Come take a special journey when you dine at our charming restaurant.

Husband-and-wife team Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff have turned a 1906 Victorian house into a pioneering dining destination that showcases Modern Californian Cuisine. It's local and seasonal whenever possible, but is also so much more. Sachin stretches beyond his classical training to create elegantly composed dishes that subtly hint at Indian, Japanese, Norwegian, Mediterranean and other worldly influences. The result is a unique cuisine with its own distinctive point of view. Warm, professional service and a thoughtful wine list enhance the experience.

We can't wait to see you!

Top review
DerekVvip
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Everything was just perfect for our anniversary. Look forward to our next visit.
A photo of Sushi Jin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (120)
$50 and over
Sushi
Mountain View
About the restaurant
Here at Sushi Jin, we honor the continued tradition of the Edomae-style and incorporate new elements and the highest-quality ingredients into our menu today as we combine old traditions with new ideas. Our unique style inherits the taste that has been passed down from multiple generations and embraces the unique flavors to elevate the modern palette. Sushi is truly the connection between the heart and soul of Japanese food.. “eating the memory of each season”.
Top review
SanjayGvip
Dined 1 day ago
The fish was good, some of the items were great, I'd say in the top 20% category. Not mind-blowing, but also, not in the most expensive category. The restaurant is less than fancy, which can be good for some occasions and diners, it's in a strip mall with a Safeway and hard to find, and they had some EDM-like trancey music playing which wasn't my favorite. Still pleased with the overall experience, and would come again.
A photo of Cafe Pro Bono restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1381)
$30 and under
Italian
Palo Alto
About the restaurant
(Please visit www.cafeprobono for more info or to order pickup or takeout orders)

Cafe Pro Bono is Palo Alto’s crowning jewel for exceptional Italian food. For over 30 years we’ve been serving a wide variety of authentic, reasonably priced Italian and European dishes with a freshness you can see and taste!

As the recipient of Palo Alto Weekly’s ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ in 2021, 2022 and 2023, we’re extremely proud and thankful for our wonderful CPB family of diners who were especially loyal during the height of the pandemic.

Through the creativity of CPB owner Akif Aydin and our head chef Ignacio Cortez, our menu includes delicious, attractively presented appetizers, fresh pastas, fresh fish, steaks, chicken, salads, sandwiches and homemade desserts. We also have a full bar, so enjoy your favorite cocktails, ‘0 Proof’ cocktails - or one of our domestic or international wines from our extensive wine list.

Hope to see you soon!

Buon Appetito!!!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Cafe Pro Bono is an upscale Italian restaurant. I went there for lunch with a friend for the first time. We dined outside and realized afterwards the noise level was moderate because of the proximity to the construction site, hence the reason for giving a 4-star rating for overall experience. I had the Fllet Sole with some black wild rice, carrots and broccoli. My friend had the triple mushrooms with Prosciutto. For dessert, we had Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Both of us were in agreement, overall that the food was outstanding, tasted deliciously fresh and flavorful! The dessert took a while to be served but it was worth the wait as it was freshly baked, and it was excellent and tasted deliciously yummy! What a very pleasant and friendly service offered by the waiter and owner! I will revisit this restaurant for sure and will dine inside the restaurant the next time.
A photo of La Lanterna Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (964)
$30 and under
Italian
San Mateo
About the restaurant
Open since 2001, La Lanterna is a family-owned business with Ramon Lopez as Executive Chef and Jennifer Villa-McGuffin service as manager. Prior to opening, Ramon and Jennifer were employed at various fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Peninsula. With his own signature style, Chef Ramon has received numerous accolades and is honored to serve you at La Lanterna.
Top review
Foodyvip
Dined 2 days ago
This is our go-to neighborhood restaurant which never disappoints. Authentic Italian fare with plenty of selections to choose from. Friendly service and great ambiance. If you are in the area, I highly recommend La Lanterna
A photo of Evvia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4515)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Palo Alto
About the restaurant
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving authentic rustic Greek cuisine since 1995. Our fresh fish, savory roasted meats and grilled and roasted vegetables are perked up with a squeeze of lemon, a splash olive oil, and Mediterranean herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.
Top review
JoyceF
Dined 3 days ago
It was wonderful! I was most impressed with our waiter who was the best. Of course, the food was excellent and the dessert was to die for…yogurt cheesecake with some wonderful berries on top!!
A photo of Namaste Indian Cuisine - Palo Alto restaurant
4.9
4.9 (20)
$31 to $50
Indian
Palo Alto
About the restaurant
Namaste ! Since our inception in Monterrey in 2011, our passion for authentic Indian flavors has expanded to Santa Cruz and Los Gatos. Now, with a remarkable 12-year journey, we proudly find ourselves in Palo Alto.
Let our enchanting aromas transport you to a unique culinary adventure. Explore our diverse menu crafted with over two decades of expertise. Choose from succulent tandoori, fluffy naan, fragrant biryani, or vibrant curried entrees. Complement your selection with carefully curated wines and beers harmonizing with Indian spices.
Experience upscale casual dining with 50 and 24 al fresco seating options, providing a perfect setting to savor every layer of flavor in a vibrant ambiance. Namaste Indian Cuisine prioritizes inclusivity, offering a diverse menu with Halal dishes and tempting vegan options. We warmly welcome food enthusiasts of all kinds to immerse in this captivating culinary journey. Allow your curiosity to guide you and uncover delightful surprises that await.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Outside table was a pleasant atmosphere. Three of us enjoyed sharing several of the interesting "small plate" and appetizer offerings on the menu. Tasty. Never did get around to ordering an entree portion. Note that all food is served with mild spice level unless you order it medium or high spice level. Next time we might try slightly spicier version. Very helpful and friendly staff. Good value.
A photo of Broadway Masala restaurant
4.8
4.8 (485)
$30 and under
Indian
Redwood City
About the restaurant
Broadway Masala invites you try our ever evolving Indian cuisine along with personalized service and beautiful ambiance. Our menu is carefully crafted with fresh seasonal and local produce and offering the diversity of regional Indian fare.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Great experience. Food and service are amazing. Thank you
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