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Best Restaurants

Original post made on Aug 30, 2013



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Comments

Posted by Bob, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

You left out Cafe Pro Bon0 as one of the best moderate priced Italian restaurants in Palo Alto. It matches Il Fornaio but has a cozier charm.


Posted by Vino vino, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Also a better wine list!


Posted by Vino vino, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Nothing very romantic about Flea St Cafe, unless you have deep pockets and can ignore the snarky service. And never, NEVER ask for any special preparation!


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I concur re Cafe Pro Bono. They're also open later during the week than a lot of other local places.


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 31, 2013 at 10:52 pm

When it opened Il Fornaio was great, and dependable too. The last several times I have been to Il Fornaio have been far short of superlative ... but not the price. I always regret it every time I give them another chance.


Posted by Teensy, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

The portions at Il For aio, especially at breakfast, are tiny. No one should leave hungry at those prices!


Posted by Lyfe also Teensy, a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Lyfe portions were tiny when I was there. I left hungry, Have they changed?


Posted by PA, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 2, 2013 at 7:27 pm

The restaurants that win all stuff the ballot box. I have had restaurants e-mail me to remind
me to vote for them. So the restaurants on these lists, are usually the cheaters!!


Posted by Voter, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Why is it cheating to ask your customers to vote for you? Isn't that the whole point?


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

I have to admit I really really still miss Bistro Elan in its old location on California St. where they had the most beautiful outdoor patio and some of the best food I've ever had anywhere in the world. Amazing meals and sublime desserts, I still and probably always will remember Bistro Elan as one of the best restaurants in the world - despite its small and rather crowded dining experience.

I have not been to the new location, and not even sure if it still has the same name, but that was one restaurant that was so completely unique and professional it was worthy of Palo Alto prices, in fact it was a bargain.