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Apr 18, 2007 04:38 PM

italian in palo alto?

the BF and i are looking for an alternative to our favorite italian place in palo alto which is osteria. we love it but it's sometimes hard to get a reservation especially when we decide last minute we want to go...which is usually the case.

i haven't yet tried other italian places in the area - or surrounding area for that matter. any recs?

the BF is threatening with olive garden so i hope to find a #2 soon!

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    1. I think the best Italian food in that area is actually in neighboring Menlo Park.
      Carpaccio's is fantastic. A little bit old school elegant; as in you can get a quality martini here - but it is the food that sparkles. Try the spaghetti and meatballs. A simple but extraordinary dish. The meatballs are killer. (I think veal is the secret). The polenta is sublime. And of course eat lots of carpaccio.

      1. vero in palo alto, or if you're willing to drive a bit south, there's il postale in downtown sunnyvale.