Osteria or Lavanda
Can't decide between the two for dinner in Palo Alto. In the mood for Italian but don't want to spend more than I have to. Thanks!
Both of them are good food but neither one are italian. To know where is italian food ask if the chef is italian but most important of all is how long is he/she has been working in us.
Plus if your dish is dranched in sauce (especially cream which you almost never find in italian cooking) you know you are eating americanized version of italian food.