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Cafe Pro Bono

2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
+1 650-326-1626
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We like Cafe Pro Bono and it has been consistently good over the years, but this Valentine's Day it was excellent in all respects. The restaurant was cheerfully decorated with red heart shaped balloons for the occasion, but the food was the star. The filet...More

Thank Panamint9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, wonderful ambience, and great service. I love their Susan's Downfall ravioli and creme brule, when they have it.

Thank peggygraham2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as a party of 16 on a Wednesday evening. I thought we would have the private room behind the bar but instead, they had “barricaded” the front of the restaurant with dividers and had us at 2 long tables. This would have been...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed 31 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 22 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 9 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 14 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 30 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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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