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247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2530
+1 650-328-5700
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“pappardelle” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (24 reviews)
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247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2530
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking was atrocious and extremely hard to find. The restaurant was an open floor plan and very crowded. It seemed that everyone was trying to talk over the next table's conversation. There was a wide menu selection and all of our dishes were delicious. The...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled onto this place in the heart of Palo Alto and had a lovely evening with delicious breads, risotto and fresh-as-can-be salads. Portions are very generous so sharing dishes is recommended. Great Italian music created a classic atmosphere. Very attentive service. Recommend sitting in...More

Thank Tavinator
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Osteria offers an intimate dining experience in a lovely space. We shared a salad of heirloom tomatoes with burrata and spaghetti carbonara, which was definitely large enough for two! Sharing a salad and dessert meant that we had room for their fabulous doppio cioccolato, a...More

Thank DrSallyB
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

They have good wine list, nice and warm services and most of all good food indeed. Good and classic Italian food that has minimized spiciness. Good ingredients and healthy taste. If you are a big eater, this is the place. Pasta dish is huge!

Thank 신애 홍
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Three for dinner. Reservation filled immediately. Clean table Wine steward came back to chat with one of us who ordered a glass of wine Not rushed to make selections Were given plenty of time to vacate after the meal was finished Food was fairly good...More

Thank N619SBjayl
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

White table clothed charming and simple restaurant with many of the same attentive staff, same recipes, same chefs for 20 years ! Their butter lettuce salad is my favorite simple salad ever ! Their flan is the best! The pasta pomadora ( simple angel hair...More

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A very good Italian restaurant, off the hustle and bustle of University street. The atmosphere is energetic, and tables a bit cramped, but the food is top notch Italian. The same chefs for 31 years ensure consistency.

Reviewed 29 April 2017

I hadn't been to Osteria in many years and last night I remembered why. It is a small restaurant and the tables are chock a block full, leaving little space to have a private conversation. The noise level when we arrived at 7 was very...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I've been eating at osteria for more than twenty years, I like coming to this Palo Alto landmark, the food is generally good (not exceptional) but there is something very pleasant about the whole experience. One thing though: you show up with a reservation and...More

1  Thank dianamna
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was my favourite restaurant in the world. Note the past tense. I went with a colleague who lived in the area until recently and who was a very regular visitor to Osteria, to the point he was known by name and would always be...More

Thank Stuart S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2530
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-5700
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