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La Stanza Cucina Italiana

4.7
4.7
353 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
2020 We newly remodeled a warm and cozy Italian Sicilian restaurant we have two chefs owners in our kitchen preparing house made pasta and bread everyday please come and join us and taste our house made dishes. Angelo Cucco is from a small twon in Sicily and Miguel have ran a few kitchens in the peninsula come and let us make you feel a home

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 326-1314

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Cucco Miguel Prado

  • Catering

    We offer catering menu please call us or email us at lastanzacucina@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    We Offer a small private room please call for more information or email us lastanzacucina@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Menlo Park

  • Cross street

    El Camino Real/ santa Cruz

  • Parking details

    Free big parking lot on side

  • Public transit

    Caltrain / Samtrans

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 353 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lauralovesfood

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on a beautiful night in Menlo Park. The service is always great and our waitress was a pleasure. The food is always good and we run I to so many friends while we are there. Everyone loves La Stanza.
  2. o

    omnom

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Most pasta was undercooked and they seemed short staffed, rather inattentive to our table of 5.
  3. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is so kind, welcoming and friendly. They made our dinner and celebration for my daughters 13th birthday fun and special. The food is delicious and fresh. We will be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!
  5. K

    Kyung

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were delighted to find an expanded and upgraded former Piccolo Italian restaurant. The ambiance is very nice with white tablecloths, the food is delicious and the service was friendly and attentive.
  6. KK

    KitKat

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, authentic food with friendly staff. Highly recommended!
  7. c

    carolb

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a delicious dinner here last night. Both of us had the special of the day, veal scaloppini, which came with roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts and baby carrots. All very delicious. We shared the scrumptious cannoli dessert! We sat outside at a small table. It would be nice if they could add some plants or other decoration outside, but perhaps it isn't allowed as it's on a sidewalk. Nice evening was had by us though.
  8. B

    Beauty

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time there was great experience we loved the food great bread pasta eggplant Salad just ok comfortable good for get out and family
  9. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always solid and the service is attentive yet not pushy. One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants
  10. M

    Mich

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is refreshed with wonderful specials and we enjoyed spending my husband’s birthday there.
  11. SW

    SueW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Evening! The service was perfect, the food delicious and the ability to have a good conversation with moderate noise made for one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in a long time!! Thank you Danny for allowing us to set the pace and for your attentive and knowledgeable service ... you set the tone and went above and beyond! I am sure that we will be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unpretentious greatness, really great Italian food.
  13. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Food always reflects the skill and creativity of the chef. Gazpacho, for example, had a hint of vinegar, something I'll do at home, too. Gnocchi are amazingly tender and flavorful - the addition of eggplant puree is genius. Try them!
  14. PK

    PeggyK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff very attentive, professional and accommodating. Food was very good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Eat here immediately.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food is very good in this neighborhood gem. The service can be a bit slow, but they aim to please! It’s a popular Menlo Park restaurant!
  17. m

    mikki

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had dinner at one of the outdoor tables along the front sidewalk. The tables were completely shaded by the roof overhang and very pleasant. We were dining prior to a Music at Menlo Concert and had a very nice experience at La Stanza. They quickly brought water and soft Italian bread with a tasty tomato dip and replenished the bread after we ate it all. We split a Caprese salad, lamb pasta, and tiramisu, all excellent. The service was attentive and well-paced for a relaxed, but not overly drawn-out dinner. Enthusiastic about this small, lovely restaurant.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very local place. Love the arancini. Too much dressing on salad.
  19. K

    Kwong

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our tried and trued great iItalian food. The price of dishes have gone up a but only up to average prices of other restaurants. Dishes still delicious, but chocolate mousse a bit sweet. Waiters and service just as good and love that it is easy to make reservations.
  20. S

    Shibata3989

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice pre-theatre dinner on Tuesday. Food and service were excellent and the place was very cozy. I don't normally dine in Menlo Park but I thought I'd come back again. Bathroom was very clean. I thought music could be a bit louder. Parking couldn't be easier! Thank you for the pleasant time :-)
  21. JB

    JohnB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We have been to La Stanza prior to this visit, and wanted to go back and give it a another and have decided not for us food is not worth the wait for $ ithe food is tasteless. Thank you
  22. BA

    BayAreaGirl

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant with high-quality, homemade food and top-notch service. We’ll definitely be back.
  23. D

    Diane1

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!
  24. CL

    ChristmasLou

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    When we ate here before, the food was better. We had the pear and asiago pockets and the sauce was bland and uninteresting. The benessere salad was better the last time as well. The service was great.
  25. NJ

    NJJd

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Seems like they forgot the customers in the second room. Food was okay but was expecting more based on the star ratings.
  26. R

    Rinlee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot in Menlo Park. Wonderful food. Fabulous service. Danny is always a pleasure. Never disappoints
  27. A

    Auggiesman

    San Francisco

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything as always is great.
  28. c

    chf1

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We had a private room with just four of us. The staff was very attentive. All around wonderful experience
  29. GS

    GSPaloAlto

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our favorite local Italian restaurant that we went with friends too. Excellent meal (including a wonderful zabaglione (sp?) that we discussed with the owner-traditional versus modern preparation-since our friends were experts in traditional) and a very relaxing environment.
  30. TR

    TheRestaurantSage

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! Great ambiance! Great value! Great neighborhood restaurant!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Italian in Bay Area
  32. M

    Muschi

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very fresh tasting salads, flavorful entrees, great tasting bread, very good service.
  33. s

    scotth

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good size portions. Very basic interior. Service was good.
  34. MD

    MikeD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, always an excellent experience!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It would have been nicer if a large group of people hadn’t sat down in the room we were in! Noise level was awful. The 3 of us in our party couldn’t carry on a conversation. The person who seated us should have told us a large group was coming in, especially since I had requested a quiet spot. We would not have sat there had we known!
  36. FP

    FromPaloAlto

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food, without pretension. Reminds of some restaurants we love in Italy. This is our favorite Italian restaurant near Palo Alto.
  37. LD

    LexD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great! Hosted an 8 person team dinner and was served well and the food and wine was great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a phenomenal spot with a great service - Great Host, Danny who always took care of me! I’ve brought several friends here from all over the world to catch up 😊 Superb
  39. CM

    ChristinaM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure. The food is consistently delicious. The staff/owners are friendly and professional. La Stanza is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant. We dine here 2-3 times a month.
  40. j

    judic

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Wonderful attentive service. Our favorite restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Stanza Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 326-1314.

La Stanza Cucina Italiana is rated 4.7 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for La Stanza Cucina Italiana

651 Oak Grove Ave, Suite H, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    El Camino Real/ santa Cruz

  • Neighborhood

    Menlo Park

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free big parking lot on side

  • Public transit

    Caltrain / Samtrans

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Cucco Miguel Prado

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 326-1314

  • Catering

    We offer catering menu please call us or email us at lastanzacucina@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    We Offer a small private room please call for more information or email us lastanzacucina@gmail.com

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