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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Squid Ink Pasta
Pasta with garlic, olive oil, cherry tomatoes, scallions, jumbo prawns.
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Pancetta, cream, egg yolk, garlic.
No enough heaters, food was no too good. The ossobuco was not on the bone.
Food and service was awesome. First night out since November.
It was cold and windy and the heat lamp wasn’t adequate. It took almost 1 hour for the main course to arrive. If we were not cold, it would have been ok.
Dear Ron, We just amped up our heaters and added a long row of wine barrels to act as a small wall to block the cold for the new outdoor space provided along Ramona Street. We hope you are warm and cozy on your next visit! We are doing our very best to keep everyone safe and comfortable! Osteria Toscana
We loved the food and the team here is first class. We came with our two young boys. They ate well and had fun sitting outside under the heat lamps.
Dear Meichael, Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to serve you and your family again soon! Osteria Toscana
Outstanding variety of good and sauces. Wonderful service. A must on anyone’s list.
Delicious food. Lovely atmosphere!
The best as always
It was absolutely amazing
We are Italian and we really liked the flavors of the food we selected. The menu has a lot of selection and the wine by the glass was good. The wait staff was superb and they have done a nice job of the outdoor eating area, with a little music and ambiance. Highly recommend.
I ordered lasagna and it was cold and the wine taste old. The food was ok. The service was great.
NIce set up for outdoor dining. Good value and quality for the food.
As usual, food and service were good. We asked for indoor seating next to a window because it was the evening .The tables were far apart and the side door and front door were opened to let air circulate . We felt safe and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere .
Great Italian food on an extensive menu
From appetizer to main courses and dessert with coffee, the food was great. It arrived at our table piping hot. Friendly and efficient waiter.
We had not been there for years. Used to be good. But not anymore. Their calamari steak which was a thick ‘steak like’ piece is now 3 THIN slivers of toast points like affair. Totally false advertising. The pasta was mushy. What happened to Al Dente ? Will never return to this restaurant. Total disappointment.
The staff are awesome. We have been going here for quite some time & we have never had a bad experience!
A local favorite! Service is great, and the food is delicious. Great wine list too!
It was fantastic
Great food as always. We’ve been coming here for more than 20 years and this Italian restaurant is solid. Our table next to the building and sidewalk was mediocre, no table cloth and not the ambiance of those off the side walk. Service was excellent.
Best homemade pesto gnocchi I’ve ever had. And the wine was amazing!
It is always delightful to enjoy a meal here. They should be opening up indoors soon as well.
We were quite cold outside and they kept saying they would fix the heater and never did. The burrata was completely tasteless and the pasta was quite forgettable. I cannot recommend this place. For the price, it was not good value or service. We were all quite disappointed.
Wonderful first time! We will be back!
Outside eating. Set up nicely done. Heaters helped take the chill off. All of us enjoyed our food.
Nice romantic dinner outdoor and yummy Italian food! Tiramisu was outstanding..
Outside dining! Love it! Unfortunately, they are no longer open for lunch, but I can live with early dinners.
Upon temp check, we were a nice two person umbrella table away from the busy street crowd and restaurant check-in. We brought a bottle from home to share and had wonderful house salads. Then the husband has Chicken Parmesan and I had chicken Marsala. Desert was fabulous in the form of a large pice of tiramisu to share. Would go back any day in late spring or late summer. Restaurant spent lots of money on umbrellas, street blocking fences, extra chairs, and signage.
Thank you for your positive review! We appreciate your sharing your wonderful experience with the Open Table community and we look forward to see you and your guests again soon! Osteria Toscana
Osteria is one of our favorite restaurants. My cousin Deb was visiting from Colfax and we all had a wonderful meal and the service was exceptional.
Always a treat when we are in town
Now that on street dining is available here, I come back frequently
The food is always so good! They’ve set up a lovely outdoor dining experience and are working really hard to provide excellent service in this new environment. Wait staff is always friendly and helpful!
We were greeted warmly by Ricky. We ordered wine then waited about 45 minutes to place our order. Dinner took one hour to be served and only after we asked our waiter where dinner was. We have never had this problem before. Food is delicious although the halibut was overcooked and served with too much sauce.
Waitstaff is superb. Ambience is great. Sitting outdoors looked like we could have been in Europe. We would go back.
Excellent food, drinks and service.
Wine and beer only. Polenta is served with the mains, not pasta.
In the "Old Normal," dining indoors at Osteria was always pleasant. Everything on the menu was and is exceptionally well prepared, and good value for money in comparison with other top shelf Italian places like Il Fornaio and Carpaccio. The Caesar salad, pasta dishes and seafood are particularly good; there are often wonderful seafood specials. They have the best bread in town, I think. Service is friendly and attentive. This review relates to an evening outdoors in tables set up on Ramona Street. The adaptations required for the New Normal were handled really, really well. My guests were delighted. Five stars chasing a sixth or seventh. Go for it.
Dear Traditionalist, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled to keep the Osteria tradition of over 30years alive for the new normal. Our street side dining on Ramona has been a wonderful opportunity to to welcome our guests to enjoy a bit of what we are used to, creating a new normal that allows for us to be together again yet a bit further apart). Thank you for your thoughtful support. On behalf of all of us, we appreciate it very much! Love, Osteria Toscana
This is a Palo Alto gem. The pastas are always fantastic. They built out and separated a nice dining area on Ramona street, so the place had a nice European charm (complete with music). Warm, friendly service. A classy place for a date. We had a wonderful cabernet (can't remember the name).
I was surprised this time that my squid ink and prawns pasta wasn't as superb as it usually is. The pasta was a bit matted together. But I shall surely return.
Dear Italian Palo Alto, Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon. note* if you are ever not absolutely in love with your dish, please speak up, as we would love to offer you a new dish and we want you to be happy! Thank you for helping us keep the Osteria tradition alive!
The food is delicious and the service is great! Will definitely go back.
A good place to take a date for lunch even in times of coronavirus. White table cloth dining at fair prices.
Carbonara, Osso Buco and Linguine with Clams. Three reasons to go. Fab food and service. I keep coming back.
I have walked by this location many times. The inside dining is great for an intimate setting. During this Covid19 pandemic, we sat outside in a nicely lit area just adjacent to the restaurant.
This was a birthday dinner for my wife. Excellent service, attentive waiters and hostess, and tasteful food! I will be back, my wife and I enjoyed our experience and look forward to eating here again.
Terrific lunch, great service, solid meal. Caeser salad and veal piccata for me, sole with tomatoes for my wife. Highly recommend.
You can order delivery directly from Osteria using the Order Online button. Osteria also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 328-5700.
Osteria is rated 4.6 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.