Get Your Italian Food Fix at these Top-Rated Los Altos, CA Restaurants

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In the mood for some mouthwatering Italian cuisine? Whether you’re craving for delicious pasta, a juicy Florentine steak, or a piping hot, fresh from the oven pizza, there’s no shortage of top-quality Italian restaurants to choose from in Los Altos.

Before you start looking at wedding venues, it is important to know what you want. Different venues have different vibes and choosing the right location can help to create the wedding atmosphere that you and your fiancé desire. If you are planning a wedding in Los Altos, CA, check out some of these popular venues. Each location has a different aura, from rustic to elegant, and they all have the potential to create a dream wedding.

In this section, we’ll show you some of the finest Italian dining venues around the city.

  1. Los Altos History Museum

    Café Vitale

    987 Fremont Avenue
    Los Altos, CA

    650.559.1500

    Opened in 2010, Café Vitale offers traditional Italian cuisine and fresh seafood made from the finest ingredients. The restaurant has a very inviting atmosphere perfect for a casual meeting or a special occasion.

    Some of their must-try signature dishes include their house-made mushroom ravioli, which is sautéed in a fresh tomato or cream sauce, and their Don Corleone pizza, which consists of house-made pizza sauce, imported Italian cooked ham, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.

    Aldo

    388 Main Street,
    Los Altos, CA
    650.949.2300

    Aldo Los Altos is owned by chef Donato De Marchi, who received his certifications from the Culinary Academy in Bellagio, Italy. After he graduated, De Marchi became chef at Villa D’Este in Lake Como, Italy and eventually at the Metropole Suisse Hotel in Switzerland.

    He opened Aldo Los Altos in 2005, which has become one of the top Italian restaurants in the city. The restaurant features a family-friendly vibe where diners can enjoy an extensive and diverse Italian menu that’s superb across the board, from the appetizers through their delicious desserts.

    The American Italian Delicatessen

    139 Main Street
    Los Altos, CA
    650.948.6745

    Located in downtown Los Altos, The American Italian Delicatessen is a family-owned and operated business founded in 1956. Known as one of the best hole in the wall restaurants in the city, this is the place to go if you’re looking for top-quality cheeses, sauces, fresh veggies, meats, and other ingredients perfect for creating Italian dishes at home.

    Los Altos History Museum has amazing outdoor spaces that can serve as both your wedding venue and reception area. The grounds include towering oak trees and rare apricot orchards. While the outdoor space is uncovered, the weather in Los Altos is rarely an issue. You can enjoy a sunny evening wedding that carries on into a party under the stars.
    As an added bonus, the venue is pet-friendly and includes wifi. If you have always dreamed of featuring your furry friend at your wedding, take a closer look at the Los Altos History Museum.

  2. Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
    If you are looking for a more traditional wedding venue, check out the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto. This 1962 hotel includes several spaces of varying sizes, ensuring that you can find a great venue whether you are planning a small, intimate wedding or a larger wedding for all of your family and friends.

    The largest space accommodates 600 guests while the most popular room seats a more intimate party of 100. You will also want to check out the hotel’s beautiful open courtyard, the Grand Mediterranean Ballroom.

  3. Thomas Fogarty Winery

    In addition to their terrific selection of ingredients, the deli is also an ideal place to enjoy a sandwich when you’re downtown. Every sandwich is made to order, and they offer takeaway pastas occasionally as well. Be sure to try their Italian link sausage sandwich, which is made from two large links of sausage topped with melted cheese, onions, peppers, and marinara sauce, all within a freshly baked long roll that’s crisped to perfection.

    California is known for its wineries and Thomas Fogarty Winery is one of the most popular wineries to host a wedding. This three-level venue is surrounded by redwoods and stone retaining walls, creating a memorable atmosphere that is perfect for the ceremony and the reception. The lawn area can be set up to accommodate a ceremony that includes up to 216 guests and the Hill House is great for a night of dancing and dining. If you need a third space, your guests can move into the Pavillion for appetizers before the reception.

    Pompeii Ristorante

    100 State Street,
    Los Altos, CA
    650.949.2400

    If you’re searching for some of the best pasta and pizza in downtown Los Altos, Pompeii Ristorante is definitely one of the top options. A go-to Italian restaurant for many locals, Pompeii offers an array of superb Italian fare at reasonable prices.

    Their pizza selection in particular, is one of the best in town. Diners can choose from Florentine pizzas, gourmet veggie pizzas, meat lovers pizzas, foresta Verdi pizzas, Hawaiian pizzas, and more. They also have a “create a pizza” option which allows you to create your very own mouthwatering masterpiece.

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