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italian in palo alto?

katg Apr 18, 2007 04:38 PM

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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    paternite RE: katg Apr 18, 2007 09:05 PM

    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. wchane RE: katg Apr 18, 2007 11:31 PM

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

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