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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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“carpaccio” (10 reviews)
“pappardelle” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (25 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
11:30 am - 2:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
247 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2530
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Absolutely love this place, I've been many times over the decades since they arrived in the 1980s or thereabouts. They've only gotten better and better. I like the eggplant, and calamari. My mother is Sicilian and an amazing cook so I don't go for Italian...More

Thank Marybart
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Although the dinner tasted good it was unfortunate that the waitress was not on her game. She did not seem to have a good grasp on etiquette and I felt rushed from the moment I sat down. To top things off she described the veal...More

1  Thank Frank P
Reviewed 28 December 2017

After trying many of the newer Italian restaurants, we keep returning to Osteria for the linguine and clam sauce and delicious fresh bread.

Thank naokofujii
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Old school Italian, great charm, ambiance and delightful food from start to finish. The fresh sour dough bread (ah, great to be back in NorCal!) and butter were a wonderful beginning, the Insalata Osteria had a bright, tangy dressing that was mouth watering. My son...More

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Always excellent Italian food at reasonable prices. pasta excellent, and i almost always get the Osso Buco, which has never disappointed

Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 30 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 7 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 17 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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