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Cafe Pro Bono

2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
+1 650-326-1626
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 13:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean
££ - £££
2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Came for drinks with friends from work. We played a game in which we each had four unmarked glasses of wine and tried to identify the type of wine. It was harder than we thought, and it allowed us to try some wonderful California wines...More

Thank movieglue
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Recommended by friends who live in area. Was a good recommendation. Classy ambience, attentive waiters and tempting menu items. My wife said the ravioli dinner was the best she ever had, My spaghetti (which is something I often order) was good (but nothing special), That...More

Thank Laurelandbetsy
Reviewed 5 February 2015

My husband and I have been going to an incredibly lovely Italian restaurant, called Pro Bono, in Palo Alto, CA. almost every month for over a year. It is truly one of the most welcoming places we have been to, and we eat out a...More

Thank Esther M
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I have been going to Pro Bono for many years and just returned last night after it was remodeled. The food, ambiance, service and enthusiasm are really outstanding at this place. You are always greeted as an old friend and the menu always has new...More

Thank Ted A
Reviewed 31 December 2014

The Pro Bono restaurant in Palo Alto has great food, a warm and welcoming staff that gives fantastic service, and now a even nicer ambiance. They have doubled the size of the restaurant, adding a bar area that should be visited even if you don't...More

Thank MaryH1214
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Anyone going to Palo Alto likely already knows that it is wildly overpriced for anything and quality is compromised because they can get away with both high prices and high profiteering by cutting quality, quantity, and service. We had a pre-organized 'limited menu' dinner for...More

1  Thank worldfishingfreak
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Stanford for a baseball camp and look forward to having a good dinner each day, Pro Bono was a great end to a busy day. Started with burrata cheese and tomato salad, wild boar sausage with white beans and a beef carpaccio,...More

1  Thank Gene G
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This restaurant was exceptional- the food and service could not have been better. @ If you are in this area you should not miss this establishment.

Thank valerie d
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Just arrived from East Coast and visiting friends who recommended this as the perfect spot for a time zone-adjustment meal...and it was. Friendly greetings all around and attentive and focused service. The wines selections are abundant and good value, but you can BYO for a...More

Thank oystertravels
Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

I was in town for a conference and a friend and I stumbled across this place. Great wine selection and the food was amazing! Would definitely go back when in the area.

1  Thank Mdwaugh2001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
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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