We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lavanda Restaurant & Wine Bar - CLOSED

185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1633
+1 650-321-3514
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
2 Feb 2013
“Good food and great wine”
2 Dec 2012
“closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, American, Spanish, Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1633
All Details
Reviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 2 February 2013

I enjoy going to this restaurant but am usually a bit let down by the service. The food is good but not great, considering the price. That being said, there are great wines to choose from.

Thank foodie_wanderlust
Reviewed 2 December 2012

This place closed because it wasn't that good. This should tell you something about the reviews that said it was the best meal they've had. The food was inconsistent and very high priced. I always did like deserts at the bar, though. In any case,...More

Thank bbulkow
Reviewed 9 August 2012

While staying in Silicon Valley, we went to Palo Alto one evening. We walked up and down University Ave. and this restaurant most appealed to is so we went in. Most table were occupied, so we were lucky to get in without reservations, but it...More

Thank travelilnrose
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Our server was fantastic. She knew the menu and wine list well. A jazz group was playing on Friday evening when we were there. They were playing near the entrance/bar and were at just the right volume while we were dining. We had the lamb...More

Thank netta7
Reviewed 30 July 2012

unique menu offerings featuring Croatian specialties. One to try for sure is “Cevapcici” -- homemade sausage. Wait staff enjoys their work, makes you feel at home. Generous portions, cozy atmosphere.

Thank dapinca
Reviewed 14 June 2012 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and it was excellent, from the atmosphere (we sat outside) to the food, to the wonderful service.

Thank FiftiesGal
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Our party of five arrived in the early evening, and received very inconsistent service. When the waitress did stop by the table, she would giggle inappropriately and act strange. We went for long periods of time with no service at all. The food was overpriced...More

1  Thank dkirkpatrick1z
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Menucard with many possibilitees, both fish, meat and ethnic. The salads fresh. Competent and friendly staff. Prices OK.

Thank kjeldlisby
Reviewed 26 March 2012

We like Lavanda - it's one of the few restaurants around willing to serve grilled sardines, has a creative menu overall. I think when the main cook has a day off, the food suffers. Cevapcici is quiet nice when the Croatia menu comes out. "Handkerchiefs...More

Thank The_JohnnyB
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Moderate meals, including small plates (that can add up) or on Sunday, try the Prix Fixe Dinners for $29.

Thank Cid Y
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Evvia
586 reviews
.10 km away
Rangoon Ruby
192 reviews
.05 km away
Scoop Microcreamery
33 reviews
.04 km away
Opa! Authentic Greek Cuisine
53 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stanford University
1,425 reviews
1.45 km away
Allied Arts Guild
34 reviews
1.45 km away
Rodin Sculpture Garden
58 reviews
1.52 km away
Cantor Arts Center
399 reviews
1.46 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1633
    (Emerson)
  • Public Transportation: Two blocks from downtown Palo Alto Caltrain station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-3514
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing