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About Cafe Pro Bono
Cafe Pro Bono is a place for taste conscious people. We serve a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes at reasonable prices with a freshness you can see and taste. Our menus include delicious, attractively presented appetizers, fresh pastas, fresh fish, steaks, chicken, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts and wines to complement your meal.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Fri. 5pm-10pm, Sat-Sun. 5pm-9pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Akif Aydin: (650) 326-1626
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cafe Pro Bono Ratings and Reviews
We return time and time again to Pro Bono. The welcome sets the tone, delightful. Food is delicious, the ambience so comfortable and service is warm and attentive. White tablecloths confirm one can have a conversation while enjoying an evening at our neighborhood gem.
Very nice setting. Parking can be an issue during lunch time. Service could be quicker. It was lunch time and not that many people and it still took an hour for just and order of two lunch items. WAY TOO LONG!! They need to get this down to 30 mins. Other wise, our servier, a woman was perfect.
We go here often for a nice dinner with friendly attentive service. The menu is diverse with a changing list of specials every day. Everything is always cooked carefully, while not extremely avant garde. It is very popular with the locals and often family groups are there . They have tables outside on the sidewalks where people with dogs and babies often sit in nice weather. Babies are accommodated inside too, although I don't think of this as a place for babies or toddlers.
This is easily my favorite restaurant in our neighborhood. The ambiance is lovely, the staff is exceptional (and kind to children!), and the food is simple without being boring, and delicious on a whole new level. For whatever reason, I never feel my usual "I should have avoided gluten" pangs after a meal at Pro Bono.
We've loved this restaurant for decades, but moved away from the area so weren't sure whether it would still be just as good. It was! On top of excellent food and a comfortable ambiance that made our get-together with friends even happier, we were given a wonderful welcome by the proprietor/manager who recognized us after a gap of many years! The place has only changed for the better, with a beautiful pink onyx bar counter now installed. We'll return here any time we visit Palo Alto in the future.
Cafe Pro Bono continues to be one of my favorite go-to restaurants on the Peninsula. The food is both outstanding and authentic. Something simple, like a warm, sliced chicken salad is delicious. Service is prompt and respectful (they “read the table” appropriately). Whether it’s an important business lunch or an important occasion like a birthday or anniversary, this place more than delivers.
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