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Cafe Pro Bono

€€ - €€€Italian
2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
+1 650-326-1626
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (6 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We ordered a Mixed Green Salad ($8.95) and a Polenta ($11.95) as appetizers. They were excellent. For entrees we had Duck Breast ($27.95), Gnocci ($20.95) and Veal Marsalla ($31.95). Note that the Gnocci and Duck Breast were $1 more than their website price, but perhaps...More

Thank c2h5oh_1
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This Palo Alto Italian restaurant is an old style family run place. Good authentic food, quite busy on weekends. 2-3 dishes for vegetarians. Recommended.

Thank argupta26
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Our party of seven arrived promptly, waited a few minutes to be seated and then waited a long time before our drink order was in. And then we waited even longer for our drinks. In fact we had already ordered our meals before drinks started...More

Thank Clark00
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed with the food and overall ambiance. Note to self - if the restaurant is empty and it is easy to book a table on a Friday evening it usually means the food is bad. Very old fashioned style of dishes, the only item...More

Thank Kasia K
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Nothing wrong with this restaurant but also nothing that would make me want to prioritise it for a second visit verses trying a different place - hence the average rating

Thank NigelP99
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We (a party of three) went to Pro Bono for a Birthday dinner. We were early for our weeknight reservation, and were seated promptly. We enjoyed the meal and would return again! We brought our own bottle of wine (there's a corkage fee), which they...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have visited Café Pro Bono for many years. Sometimes I forget about it. The food, service, atmosphere is great. They have a full bar and a good wine list. The staff are very friendly. Every relative or friend that we have hosted there loved...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The fact that there were 9 of us did not deter our wait person. Drinks came quickly as well as appetizers. All put one entrees were considered excellent. A most enjoyable evening.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Really enjoy the quality of food, service, and location. Food is fresh and tasty. Very attentive, pleasant staff always takes care of me.

Thank Calmhawk
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Very authentic Italian food, great start right from the get-go with appetizers, to pasta to entrees. Was here with my wife and colleagues and we had a great time. The staff provided friendly service. No complaints. A little bit pricey but well worth it. Highly...More

Thank felixhong
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Francesca G
27 November 2017|
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Response from Clark00 | Reviewed this property |
Should be open until 10pm tonight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 13:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 13:00
Thursday
07:00 - 13:00
Friday
07:00 - 13:00
Saturday
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
    (California Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-1626
  • E-mail
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