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Osteria

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247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
+1 650-328-5700
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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SF Bay Area
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136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A return visit, this time for a late Valentine dinner. Boisterous, lively, excellent menu, both my clam linguine and my spouse's eggplant were delicious, and ample enough to bring home for the next night. Servers- Violet and Pablo- were quick, attentive and helpful. Why not a 5 rating? Noise, a bit overpriced, and the single glass of wine was pitifully... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Ossetia in downtown PA. Excellent, delicious, food and very authentic northern Italian. The pasta is made fresh daily and the service is great. It's a little noisy but that makes it more authentic and fun. Desserts are great too!

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Thank rhlaguna007
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent downtown Palo ALto location and very nice character. staff and service were appropriate. meal for just myself was $75 which I considera bit high for an entrée, one glass of wine and desert.

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Thank dycanada
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208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy intimate setting. Wonderful food even compared to dining in Italy. Nice wine list. Courteous and attentive staff.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went for an early dinner. Reservations were required. Place got packed later. We ordered some appetizers, main courses and wine. The food was very good. Prices were typical of Palo Alto - higher than East coast. The wait staff was very attentive. The atmosphere was cozy even with a packed house. I would recommend Osteria for a family group.

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Arlington, Virginia
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We had a wonderful dinner with pasta and lamb and excellent wine. Our waiter was quite attentive. I will certainly return next time I am in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Always go here on our annual visits to Palo Alto-numerous excellent Italian dishes, plus seafood. Had Petrale sole. Service is fine, comfortable atmosphere.

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Palo Alto, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This neighborhood classic has been a favorite for good and moderately priced Italian for years. Without a doubt, it has the BEST carpaccio in the WORLD...and I have tried carpaccio in Italy, France, Denmark, etc... None beats Osteria. Only limitation in this restaurant is the it is noisy.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

One of my favourite restaurants. Great food, fast service, friendly and professional waiters. Good conversation with staff. Always a joy to dine here.

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California
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

It's not bad, you know? Just not very original. The food is like, this is how the dishes at the Olive Garden taste before they flash-freeze them for distribution to the provinces. The noise level is to where you can't talk easily, on a Wednesday night at 7:30. Slow service. People nice enough though. I don't suppose I will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-5700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?