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Downtown Palo Alto is the setting for Nola's. The menu consists of Creole Cajun cuisine in an enchanting building with romantic balconies. The New Orleans touch is evident in the Southern-style of cooking. Seafood gumbo or alligator and crawfish dumplings are classics that customers crave. They also offer etouffe - something every New Orleans person living in California will order. Their cocktail, The Hurricane comes highly recommended but beware because it is not for the faint hearted! Also, the room is filled with couched and HD TVs making Nola a great sport to enjoy games while sipping on strong cocktails.
Rediscover Italian cuisine at Caffe Rialce, which serves irresistible dishes at good prices. The enticing menu consists of pastas, pizzas and entrees, out of which the Concetta’s Cannelloni and Lamb Shank are a must try. Each item is carefully prepared in keeping with traditional Italian recipes, thereby leading to a fine authentic flavor. Private events can be successfully held in this large space, seating 250 persons at a time. The staff is well-versed with the menu and can give good suggestions about the choice of wine.
Fambrini's is an informal lunch spot popular with local office workers that is truly a hidden gem. Located above Bank of America, order your sandwiches, soup and salads at the counter and enjoy them on their outdoor rooftop terrace. On weekends, this is a perfect spot for a wholesome breakfast or lunch with family and friends. Especially on a sunny day the place is like summer on your plate. Their portions are quite generous and the prices are very reasonable. Be sure to try their tri-tip sandwich. When in Palo Alto a visit to Fambrini's Terrace Cafe is a must!
A beautifully designed restaurant with stone walls and elegant woodwork, Quattro is situated at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. You can enjoy a wonderful Italian meal at this hotel eatery, where there is even a lovely garden terrace with a water wall. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch, this family-friendly restaurant serves you delicacies like milk-braised pork rack, Tai snapper, black olive pappardelle with duck ragu and more. The wines on the menu are the perfect accompaniment to the meal.