About Piatti - Santa Clara

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in the conveniently located Rivermark Plaza, Piatti offers a delightful reprieve from the everyday. Featuring a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, an indoor sun-soaked terrace and an open floor plan that includes a vibrant bar and lounge, Piatti is the go-to spot for corporate lunches, after-work cocktail hour, group dinners and private events.

3905 Rivermark Plaza
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:00am-9:30pm;
Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm;

Cross Street:
Montague Expwy./ Agnew Rd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 330-9212

Website:
http://www.piatti.com/santaclara/

Executive Chef:
Brandon Stroud

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Piatti - Santa Clara Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (19)
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Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good food, waitress was very attentive.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The prices are very high given the quantity of the food. My gnocchi dish was $17 for a small portion, then $4 more for (a small amount of) added chicken. My co-worker has a restricted diet, so they prepared her a plate of cooked vegetables. They served a very small portion -- for $16. Small dessert portions (Tiramisu, chocolate cake) were $9 each.

The noise level was so high that it was difficult for the four of us seated around a small table to hear each other.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very good service. Attentive, but not pushy...we received our meals quickly and were offered refills (tea and arnold palmer) when our glasses were refillable. Impressed.

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I live near Piatti, so I am a "frequent flyer". Overall the best thing about the restaurant is the service. The food can be hit or miss, but is generally quite good. The dessert menu could use some upgrades, as the options are very standard and unexciting. But my Pappardelle with Venison Ragu was very, very good - rich without being overwhelming, and a reasonable portion that allowed me to take some home. I have not tried their pizzas as I am gluten free, but there are some very appetizing suggestions. Overall, the food is pretty good, the service is very good without overly hovering, and I would both recommend it to a friend, and eat there again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

VERY noisy! Could hardly hear the person sitting next to me.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

At first hostess couldn't find my reservation, apparently she wasn't listening when asking for my last name. After two attempts she finally got it. Atmosphere is OK tends to get a little loud during lunch rush but I attribute that to people who have to yell when someone is only two feet away, typically happens in every restaurant. Food was quite good, portions just right for lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We took my mother there for her 82nd birthday. We got there right as they opened at 5 PM on a Saturday. We were warmly greeted and escorted in right away. We were seated at a lovely table by extremely friendly staff. We were waited on very timely. The service was outstanding, the food was hot and the variety was outstanding. My husband and I frequent quite often and it is one of our top favorite restaurants. It was a very special evening and we knew we would not be disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Late-night Find, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We get back to Piatti every few months even though its not that close. The big guy who was managing is an awesome host and made us feel like we could snap our fingers and get anything.
Waitress was nice as well. The wine selections are good and reasonable. Ling Cod was well prepared with ample and various vegetables. The smoked salmon appetizer was ample and very tasty. The chocolate cake with vanilla gelato was excellent.
This is a very good restaurant and it's usually not as crowded as it would be if it were in a hot location, so we always get a seat that we like.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our host was really good. He was very pleasant and gave my dad a free glass of champagne for his birthday. Started off just right.

The food was not hot, but I didn't want to bring it to our already difficult waiter. I have usually had great service and food at this restaurant. Not sure what happened this time.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I’ve always liked Piatti and its service and food quality is always consistent. The wine menu is also particularly good in its pricing structure. We had a moderately priced Sangiovese that was outstanding.
It’s hard to go wrong with anything on the menu, although one my gripe is this: The past two times I’ve visited this location, I’ve ordered the wonderful papardelle with venison rage and they’ve run out both times. This latest visit was early in the evening and so I was surprised. Either everyone in the restaurant ordered it or they under estimated demand. Once, I get it; twice I start to wonder.
In any case, that’s a small issue with an otherwise excellent group of servers and chefs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Piatti is a pretty reliable place for consistently good food and a good ambience for business meetings. Service is professional, price is ok. Parking can be a pain if you're arriving for lunch after Noon.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was excellent, very attentive, polite, fun... Overall it was a great place to have dinner for my Mom's birthday with family

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went to Piatti for their food and they did not disappoint in that category.
It was a special family gathering both times (once last week and again tonight) but it was a disappointment both times in terms of our group experience. But at least tonight we could hear ourselves speak. Last week it was impossible.
Their serving staff is friendly but uneven. This is probably because their staffing levels are too thin for the traffic they generate.
Our last visit was on a weeknight and they were packed, from the bar to every table. The wait staff was attentive and on the ball but the food took forever because there was nobody stepped in to run food out to the tables. We had 6 people but had to wait while our food got cold for the sixth plate to get to the table.
Noise on a Wednesday was deafening— no possibility fir a real group conversation.
Tonight the place was deserted at 6:00 and while the staff was nice they were obviously the rookie or third string team.
We were left alone, no drinks were offered. No specials were described. We had to ask others “to get our waitress” who had disappeared even though she had no other tables.... just a cluster. Ok when the drinks and then food arrived it was hot and fresh (of course- only 25 other people in the restaurant).
No coffee or dessert was offered_ we had to give her the check back and say- “ahem, we would like to look at the dessert menu and have some coffee and espresso please..”
Net of this: they need to work on training and a better staffing model. Food is solid. Creative and well prepared, and super fresh and tasty.
If you go during the week be prepared for a noisy bar scene with business people from the surrounding offices and those staying at the hotel next door mobbing the place.
Easy parking.
Some outdoor seating. Full bar that pours generous drinks.
Friendly staff. Excellent chef and kitchen crew.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Azisa is an awesome host! Super friendly and helpful! Always remembers our names!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our server was attentive, efficient, knowledgable and friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We come to Piatti about three times a year for a special night out. We enjoy the seasonal menu, creative cocktails, and innovative dishes.

On this evening, one of our salads came with a piece of plastic packaging mixed in by accident. We let our waitress know, and the manager came by to apologize and take responsibility. He comped the salad and gave us some free desserts.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

If you go during the week when the place is full of large groups of businesspeople talking extremely loudly, you can't hear the other people at your 4-person table. We really wanted to catch up with our friends, but had to try to finish the food ASAP and then go sit outside.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Piatti's was great for our family get together. The service was very attentive but not overly. The server knew just when to pour more wine and open another bottle. The salads, especially the baby kale salad, were very tasty and could have served as an entré. The pizza was excellent and fresh as was the pasta. The cocktail drinks before dinner were also excellent.
If you are in the Rivermark area of Santa Clara, Piatti is an excellent choice for a good fresh meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I have been to Piatti several times and this most recent visit was for a business meeting. The food is always very good and this dinner was no exception. The service was great and everyone in our group enjoyed their dinner.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Fantastic service and food. Heirloom tomatoe salad with fresh mozzarella was excellent - filet cooked perfect and generous potion. Decent wine list too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious food and great menu!! Great service! A true pleasure - we will be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Nice. Good place . Tables can be bit spacious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Piatti Santa Clara at Rivermark is great for a business lunch during the week and also great for drinks and dinner after work. The staff are friendly and professional, the food is delicious, there are specialties of the season as appropriate, and the happy hour courtesies on small plates and drinks make a stop here even more welcome. Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Conveniently located. Good place for lunch. Good salad

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It is a good lunch spot, nice decor. The food I felt used to be better, maybe it was the day. I will return as it is a good business lunch spot and well located. Had the cobb salad, soso.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Presentation was good, but the lamb sandwich was mediocre - tough and too gamy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Reservation was for 6 and we needed to add 2 at the last minute. Hostess did so quickly and efficiently.

Thank you!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great food and service.
Sunday was perfect - noise level is low and good for conversation.
The Gnocchi with Spring peas was fantastic. All the food was exceptional.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Surprising good for a small-chain restaurant. Food was very good and atmosphere was quite nice. Thought crowded, it was not loud and it was nice to be able to converse without having to shout over loud music. Food was very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Very disappointing experience with Piatti. The dinner menu has nothing to offer. I got the capellini which was pretty bad and tastes like dust in the mouth.
Saturday night it was a dead place and I really don't recommend it.
I see many people recently complaining about the food and the experience even the fans which thet are not anymore.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I come here often for business lunches with colleagues. Service is attentive & food is good. I alternate between the steak sandwich and the blue crabcake sandwich, but I always have to get the polenta fries!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

My team and I really enjoyed our dinner at Piatti. The starters of bread and evoo + balsamic were delicious - I highly recommend the mozzarella and other appetizers - we ordered several. The entrees were delicious - fish was prepared perfectly- the veggies they came on were a little bizarre, but not too bad. We also enjoyed a shared dessert and the waitstaff was lovely. Dining area was themed and causal- patio is probably gorgeous for a meal or cocktail when the weather is nice! Look forward to coming back for a nice meal in the future and really couldn't say how much we enjoyed our evening and your fantastic staff and tasty dishes. Thank you!

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Our waiter forget to write the starter down and served main courses. Once I reminded him, he was very apologetic about it and came back a few minutes later with the appetizer, assuming a rush request. I chalked off that as a honest mistake. However, when it took forever for my leftover to be packaged and brought back to me, I left without it. Food was good. No complain about that. Just disappointed about overall services.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Excellent service, food and wine! We were visiting from out of town and I highly recommend this location!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Very poor food quality. Ordered salad and soup and was really low quality stuff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good place to have dinner with friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were very happy to have dinner here on Mother's Day. This restaurant had been one of our favorites many years ago, but the quality had deteriorated. After staying away for several years, this was our first time again. I'm happy to say Piatti is back! Yay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I really wanted to like this restaurant. They tried very hard but overall it was disappointing. First of all, it was a cold day outside and every time the front door was opened a cold rush of air blew through the restaurant and chilled everyone at our table. The service was very prompt and helpful but the food was just mediocre. The cod wasn't fresh and smelled fishy, the lamb ragout had a nice texture but was too bland. The best dish was a pizza margarita but even that was on the bland side. Non cosi bueno!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2017

one suggestion: the Maitre d' needs to improve her enthusiasm to welcome the customers.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

This is our neighborhood go to restaurant. We love the staff and they make excellent drinks. If you go on the weekend it is quiet. It is lively and energetic on the week days/nights.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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