Palo Alto -- Il Fornaio
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Area: Palo Alto
Price: Moderately Expensive
If you are craving Italian in an upscale and sunny setting, this is the place. The contemporary Italian menu offers a number of lighter dishes, but come for the ambiance and convenience and you will not be disappointed. Il Fornaio is a chain and this outpost is located in the Garden Court Hotel, which means breakfast is served! The space is big and the bar also offers seating, perfect for solo diners.
Full breakfast is served here including eggs, pancakes, French toast and for light eaters egg white options, fresh fruit and cereals. The lunch/dinner menu offers a wide selection of antipasti, soups and entrée salads. Gourmet pizzas, calzones, and pasta lead way to entrées such as mesquite grilled or rotisserie chicken, beef tenderloin, and daily fish specials. The food will not overly impress you, but the place is welcoming, nicely outfitted and likely convenient for a business meal.
Breakfast Mon. - Fri. 7AM - 10:30AM; Sat/Sun 8AM- 11AM Brunch Sat/Sun 11AM - 3PM; Lunch/Dinner served daily. Lunch begins at 11:30a