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Babbo's - CLOSED

717 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
+1 650-321-1488
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
7 Nov 2013
“Terrific Mussels !”
12 Mar 2013
“European cuisine”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek
€€ - €€€
717 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This old restaurant is in the Palo Alto Shopping area is located across the vegetable / fruit stand cum mini grocery. Their mussel appetizer in their special sauce and the fish dishes ( trout ) are so delicious. They usually give a big basket of...More

Thank Porter120
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Many lamb dishes available here, shank is a favorite as well as a good lambwich. Their version of the Bouillabaise is plentiful and a little spicey. The potatoes in gratin dauphinois are out of this world heavenly and very very pricey!!!

1  Thank sherlock1954
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Babbo's (dad in Toscano dialect) remains my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. It's been around for over 25+ years, and it is not surprising. The friendly owners, Laslo and Paulette, are almost always around, specially during lunch; the ambiece is very nice and pleasant...More

2  Thank francina l
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Out-of-towners looking around for a place to eat lunch while at the Mall, we came upon Babbo's. The menu looked interesting, so we went in. The small tables were pretty full, but we were able to get seated at the back within a relatively short...More

1  Thank WYbirdwatcher
Reviewed 23 August 2012

food was great, service was ok but a little pricey. Forgot to bring us the dessert menu and a little disappointed in selection. Salad and pasta was very good but prices were a little high for what you got and nothing was included.

1  Thank Virginia Z
Reviewed 29 March 2012

What a consistently horrible experience. We sat for 10 minutes before the waiter handed us a menu. Then another 15 minutes before our order went in. 45 minutes after arriving our cold and tasteless pizza arrived. My Caesar salad was limp and soggy; the dressing...More

5  Thank Calistoga Grower
Reviewed 26 December 2011

The food is overpriced, very average, but the owner is worse! Go eat somewhere where you won't be ripped off or insulted.

4  Thank Eatersf123
Reviewed 19 December 2011

The good is reliable especially the Ahi. The mussels are usually good though sometimes stringy. When the nights are warm, eating outside at the blue checked tables, and watching people come and go into Stanford Mall makes the evening meal feel like you are in...More

1  Thank 2acertrout
Reviewed 20 November 2011

Something sad has happened to this restaurant. Does it have a new owner? It's been a few years since I've eaten here, and while the food was fine (although served at almost room temperature), the service was not and the prices are disproportionate for both...More

Thank Footloosewomen
Reviewed 11 June 2011

really liked this place. outdoor seating very pleasant. varied menu selections. portions are generous, and the prices are commensurate with the quality. highly recommend, and I would definitely return. give the gulyas a try.

Thank TravelerWadingRiver
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-1488
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