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448 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-600-8310
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco
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76 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brocolli rabe with fava beans is outstanding as are the pizzas! This is informal italian dining at its best with super nice staff. Be sure to reserve your table as this place can be super popular. Try it!

Thank aerotraveller
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has incredible pizza. Thin perfectly baked crust and beautiful quality toppings. The Terun is probably the best peperoni pizza you will ever have. The Funghi with truffle oil is decadent and yummy. And the Schiacciata has a huge dollop of burrata on it. I could eat here every night.

Thank Alex G
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael the owner is fabulous, he greeted us as if we were long lost family. ALL the food was incredibly fresh, light, and prepared perfectly. It was a true Italian food prepared by an Italian not Americanized. The prices were very reasonable and I'd say the patrons were a mix of families and business people, but all seemed comfortable. I... More 

Thank Foodie_Chad
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Smaller type of place but gets the job done. We had the Terun pizza and the sea bass. Did not disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal with some pinot. Their pizza definitely hit the spot that I've been craving for for a month. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Lyrissa R
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Authentic italian - the Campari soda was like they do it in Italy! The service was good and place was buzzing - pizza was great with generous toppings. The Farro & Calamari starter was really good but way to big to be under "small plates" so plan to share it. We arrived 10 mins after our reservation and they already... More 

Thank owhatfun
Madison, Wisconsin
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234 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very inviting and inventive menu, but the execution is lacking. Was disappointed in our pizza and our orzo. Pasta portion are small but the pizzas are shareable. Waitstaff was very attentive. Place was packed on a Friday night.

Thank lfabian47
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The owners are friendly and welcoming, coming by tables to greet patrons. The menu is relatively short but very well-done. On various visits I've had pizza, pasta, fish and various appetizers. Everything has been excellent except that some of the more elaborate pizzas have been a bit soggier than I like for the Neapolitan very thin crust style. In nice... More 

Thank David G
Palo Alto, California
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424 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Girlfriend and I came for lunch. Best to have reservations because it gets very busy. We skipped the mains and chose 2 small plates to split. One was grilled eggplant and Italian cheese like cottage cheese in the center. Didn't care for the cheese and there wasn't much eggplant. Our other small plate was to die for. We had various... More 

Thank Marcia K
Mountain View, California
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422 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Service was top notch throughout the evening. The Pollo Picante was very tasty (not at all 'hot', just tasty/spice), and the Branzino was cooked perfectly. Problem - Terun is not a place for a GF diner. Salad with no croutons and fresh cooked fish should have been safe, but weren't.

Thank David P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great service on a busy Friday night! It took some time to get a table but once seated our waiter was very efficient and attentive. My risotto was delicious. My daughter's pizza was prepared as requested. The panna cotta with berries was yummy and enjoyed by all!

Thank Divatrails

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-600-8310

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