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Cafe Pro Bono

2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
+1 650-326-1626
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“risotto” (5 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Senior citizen talking to other seniors: There's a lot to like about this place. Comfortable room with well-spaced tables, nice music at a very low level that is not intrusive, big clean restrooms, attentive wait staff. On top of all that, the food is very...More

Thank SJVillagesBob
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of two of our "go to restaurants." The food is excellent and the price is moderate. The service is good. They make a really good cosmopolitan. Their chicken dishes are great.

Thank Navigator2120
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a terrific meal, save for our waiter having to redo main course for one guest three times. This is not a new concept.

Thank 1West
Reviewed 6 January 2017

While visiting Palo Alto & friends in Redwood City we ate at Pro Bono. The menu had a wonderful selection -- try the risotto or the snapper & the beet or octopus appetizers. Nice wine list, too. Pricey, but good value for the money. Romantic...More

Thank mcb111
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I often go to probono for both lunch and dinner and take guests there... on my last visit several of us ordered risotto. it was the best I have ever had...lots of mushrooms on a base of thin ham. if you don't know pro bono...More

Thank asbowers
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a group dinner for 12 people, from all over the area. We arranged to have a semi-private table area. It was not ideal because it was a long table, so you could only talk with the folks opposite and one or two on...More

Thank happyretireds
Reviewed 18 October 2016

2 couples went for dinner. We all ordered different dishes and everyone enjoyed their dishes. Dishes were moderate to slightly higher priced, service was attentive, atmosphere allowed conversation and space was nicely decorated. We would visit again.

Thank Marty K
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I like Cafe Pro Bono, its on Birch St just off the Busy California Street full of restaurant section of Palo Alto. Prices are moderate, its IMHO, a good value, pretty authentic food and consistent quality

Thank tennisplayer35
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Café Pro Bono is an excellent choice for a lovely dinner. This is a good spot for me for a romantic meal, or a great place to bring family for a get together ( I don't suggest bringing small babies). The room is large but...More

Thank Mick K
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Mid-July visit on a Thursday night for an early birthday dinner. We made reservations but didn't need them at 6:30pm. Outdoor seating was limited as many groups had arrived to enjoy the sunshine so we sat inside. Food came quickly. Ordered: Susan's downfall as a...More

Thank SharkeyMilo
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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
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