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Cafe Pro Bono

2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
+1 650-326-1626
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“risotto” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2437 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1902
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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 4 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 16 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 11 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
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I dropped in for some quick lunch and discovered they have outdoor seating. I wish I had brought my pop...I took the recommendations to order daily special fresh grilled salmon salad. It was surprisingly good more than good it was amazing!!! The dressing they put...More

Thank Meiying H
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Cafe Pro Bono has been in Palo Alto for a long time now and remains a favorite for many locals. The menu is mostly Italian, but they also serve other entrees, such as salmon and lamb. If you are in the mood for a decadent...More

Thank ElaineH94301
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Went with a couple of friends and we were served swiftly. The good was excellent, I had ribs which were extremely well done but the rest of my party was more disciplined and had very large and fresh salads.. They were very happy with them....More

Thank couplessPS
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Francesca G
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Should be open until 10pm tonight.
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Restaurant Details

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