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When making a reservation, please let us know if you'd like to be seated inside or outside, and whether you'd like to be near the music. We will do our best to accommodate your request, but we can't guarantee particular seating as we're first come first served with reservations.
Vino Locale is a great place to host your next private event, sip a glass of wine by the fire, enjoy local music, or be enticed by our tasty menu. Join us for Happy Hour everyday from 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
When making your reservation, please note if you'd like to be near the music, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request. We cannot guarantee particular seating, as we're first come first served with reservations. Thanks for understanding!
Great Wine at tolerable price, tasty appetizers, with service that was quite friendly, but a little forgetful due to being overtaxed most likely, and went too long without checking on us at end of evening, again, very taxed.
short ribs were served with too much fat , besides of that everything was great my wife and I had a wonderful night
The service was exceptional! The ambiance is great and the food is just fun.
We were there on New Year's Eve and it was boring. Food is ok. Good value but we missed the party mood were expecting.
Fantastic EVERYTHING! Everyone was so friendly & made us feel totally at home with perfect service& great food!
Server was very mediocre.
The price was right, the food was OK, the location is handy to downtown, with that in mind I would recommend it. Service is OK, but they could use some training.
Always a good time at Vino Locale, great food, wonderful atmosphere and talented performers out back.
Service could be better. Not friendly.
Mediocre food. Inexperienced wait staff. Loud and obnoxious kitchen staff. Eat elsewhere.
Had not been at Vino Locale for years. Wine, food, ambience and service excellent. Small dinner menu but everything was super. Can’t wait to return!
I am sorry that this restaurant doesn’t fully honor open table preferences. The hostess did her best but they were clearly more interested in hosting their party above personal guests. Please don’t confirm reservations if you are having a private event. I will not be back.
We had our first date there and celebrated six months later there.... Enjoyed BOTH visits
Its usual wonderful place - really enjoyed the guitarists~~!
Great ambiance, we sat outdoors next to a heater and shared 6 or 7 appetizers and wine before our entre and it made for a fabulous evening.
A rare find in the downtown Palo Alto area, and for the Peninsula for that matter - excellent, unpretentious, sincere service, quiet, indoor and outdoor dining with on some evenings, tasteful, talented live music that is just the right volume - guitar performance for example. Pleasantly surprising, reasonable prices. Good selection of quite tasty appetizers (I tried the olives, variety of cheeses, toasted almonds, delicious fresh breads) to go with some great wines by the glass, the flight, or the bottle. Will DEFINITELY be coming back soon!
I’ve met up with co-workers and girlfriends here for drinks and appetizers. The food is always outstanding! I highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates and the meatballs. The prices are reasonable and the ambiance is great!
We didn't know that you had to request to sit outside in back where the jazz group was playing, so we were seated outside in front. It was quiet there, and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine we chose and the plates we shared of Persian salad, meatballs and cheeses. But -we had hoped to hear the music too. Be specific in your reservation.
Had dinner there Wednesday and sat on the front patio. The servers were really nice and food and drinks came quickly. They live music was outstanding. Looking forward to going back again some time.
We had a wonderful evening on the front lawn of Vino Locale. I was on a business trip and thrilled to find this gem. We had a wonderful meet and the happy hour specials are worth going early.
Excellent birthday celebration. Excellent wine selections. Very tasty food. Nice flamengo guitar. Great evening.
La cuisine ferme à 9h. On nous a presque mis dehors (ils ont éteint les lumières pour nous faire comprendre qu’il fallait partir alors que nous n’avions pas terminé nos verres). Très antipathique. Le pain qui accompagnait les plats était tout sec
Lovely place. Really enjoy it.
A wine bar that also has good food. Wine selection was good.
I have been a few times now and am never disappointed. The food is delicious, the wine selection excellent and the staff very friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We went on a night that had a FOLK SINGER! Like jewel. Very sad sappy not dinner music. It kind of killed the experience for us. We had to move inside. Service was decent, and food was good.
One more wonderful evening at Vino Locale.
We love everything about this place.
One of my favorite places in Palo Alto to relax and have a glass of wine with friends. Their small plates are really good too!
When our party of 4 arrived to celebrate our birthdays, there was a table set for 5. We were told that a private party in the afternoon would need the 5th seat, so we shouldn't move it. Service was mixed because it's a small place and was ramping up for a big private party. We did get free dessert for our birthdays and walked away happy.
The food was nothing short of terrible. Charcuterie was super basic and low quality. Main dish - I had the salmon - was very mediocre. Waiter meant well but had no idea what he was doing. Wine list is terrible - nothing on it is any good. It felt like no care at all went into any aspect of the meal, and like the owners are far far away. I will never come back.
Fair to poor service at an establishment I frequent often and usually service is pretty good. Disappointed
Live music with Aaron Jaqua was amazing! Perfect for a romantic date night.
Great place forces first date. Quirky inside a residential Victorian. Feels like you’re at a family’s house. Backyard covered so nice on A warm evening. Had a first date there and the servers are so attentive but not intrusive. Food was excellent. and of course the wine. We liked it so much we closed the place down. No dirty looks for that. Highly recommend and such an antidote to all the overpriced pretentious dining places in Palo Akto. It’s like you escaped to Europe yet you are in downtown Palo Alto.
A great find. I’ve been here twice - first time for a private event outside and then I brought my family the second time. Both times the food was delicious.
Enjoyed the Spanish guitar!
Loved it, but the music was a bit loud, made it hard to talk.
This is our absolute favorite place in the area! The best ambiance, it’s quiet, and the food is absolutely amazing, and don’t even get me started on the wine! We will always come back again and again.
It was a great night with good friends. The garden are was beautiful, the food was tasty, and the wine splendid 🥂