“No trendiness here, just the good old-fashioned Sicilian cooking.”
– Mama Carrubba

200 SHERIDAN AVENUE, PALO ALTO, CA (650) 328-0407
MON – SAT 11:00am – 2:30pm | 5:00pm – 10:00p


Lunch & Dinner

We are pleased to offer daily specials, please inquire with your server to see what’s new today!


Crab Cakes, 14.95
Served over a bed of fresh spinach & topped with a tomato tartar. Drizzled with a lemon-infused vinaigrette.

Calamari Fritti, 12.95
Fresh Monterey Bay Squid, lightly dusted in flour and deep fried. Served with a lemon-garlic aioli.

Carpaccio di Salmone, 14.95
Smoked Nova Scotia salmon, served on a bed of arugula, capers, lemon, and honey mustard.

Insalata di Polipo 14.95
Octopus Salad; chunks of octopus marinated in a citrus-infused white wine sauce, baked with rosemary and garlic. Dressed in a citrus-parsley aioli.

Cozze alla Riace, 14.95
Grilled mussels, topped with clarified butter, pink Himalayan salt, garlic, lemon, and parsley. Served with homemade crostini.

Arancini Siciliane, 11.95
Deep fried risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, and peas. Served with a side of marinara sauce.

Melenzane Ripiene, 13.95
Eggplant “rolls” stuffed with mozzarella di Bufala, topped with fresh marinara and oven baked.


Zuppa del Giorno, 8.95
Inquire with your server.


*Add on a side of chicken $6, shrimp $8, salmon $7

Casa, 8.95
Spring mix, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and house balsamic dressing.  

Cesare, 10.95
Organic Heart of Romaine Lettuce, shaved Parmiggiano-Reggiano, anchovies, and homemade egg-less Caesar dressing.

Arancia & Arugola, 11.95
Valencia oranges, arugula, sweet red onion, chili flakes, balsamic, basil, salt, and black pepper.

Spinaci & Funghi, 13.95
Organic baby spinach tossed with sautéed pancetta and field mushrooms in a Sambuca-infused balsamic vinaigrette.

Caprese, 13.95
Fresh mozzarella, organic seasonal tomato, basil, aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.

Insalata di Frutta, 12.95
Granny Smith apples, Valencia oranges, strawberries, dried apricots. Caramelized onions, arugula and feta cheese.


We proudly make an assortment of our own pasta in-house, and they will be listed as “homemade.”

Lasagna, 17.95
The classic. 

Rigatoni al Ragu, 17.95
Our homemade veal & pork ragu.

Cannelloni della Mamma, 21.95
Ricotta, organic baby spinach, creamy marinara.

Ravioli ai Funghi, 19.95
Field mushrooms, ricotta cheese, Parmiggiano Reggiano, cream sauce.

Fettucine Pescatore, 23.95
Fresh catch, salmon, red snapper, calamari, clams, mussels, roasted garlic, marinara sauce.

Pappardelle Aragosta, 27.95
Lobster, tiger prawns, field mushrooms, tomato, cream, green onion, tarragon.

Carrettiera con Salsiccia, 17.95
Spaghetti, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, mild Italian sausage.

Risotto del Giorno, 20.95
Ask your server about the risotto of the day.

Linguini Carbonara, 18.95
Pancetta, cream, egg yolk, Parmiggiano Reggiano, garlic.

Gnocchi Pesto, 16.95
Homemade potato dumplings, basil pesto with a touch of cream, Parmiggiano Reggiano, pine nuts.


Pollo Parmiggiana, 24.95
The classic; served on a bed fettucine marinara.

Pollo Marsala, 24.95
Chicken breast, mushroom-Marsala reduction. Served on a bed of roasted potatoes.

Osso Buco, 31.95
Barolo braised & slowly baked veal shank in our homemade tomato and vegetable stew, homemade pasta.

Polpette Ripiene, 22.95
A Riace classic; beef & pork meatballs stuffed with mozzarella, peas, and mortadella. Served over bucatini pasta in a rich marinara.

Costatine al Forno, 24.95
Beef short ribs braised in a rich Barolo/Pomodoro reduction. Served with sautéed string beans and rustic potatoes.

Salmone Riace, 24.95
Pan seared salmon filet, tomato, artichoke, spinach, white wine. Served with sautéed seasonal vegetables, and Spaghetti Carrettiera.

Pesce del Giorno Piccata, 22.95
Fresh catch of the day in a lemon/butter/caper reduction. Served with string beans and saffron risotto.

Dolci & Bevande

Tiramisu 9.95
Espresso & Amaretto soaked Savoiardi, Italian mascarpone, shaved chocolate.

Cannoli 7.95
Sweet NY ricotta filled pastry shells, garnished with pistachio and chocolate

Panna Cotta 7.95
Housemade creamy Amaretto custard

Gelato 8.95
Homemade; ask your server for daily flavors.

Birra 6.00
Acqua Panna 6.00
San Pellegrino 6.00
Coffee & Tea 3.00
Espresso 3.00 Double 4.00
Cappuccino & Latte 4.00

What We Offer

Daily Fresh Menus

As Archestratus once spoke, “top quality seasonal ingredients, and flavors not be masked by spices, herbs, or other seasonings.

Style & Breath

While stressing the importance of simple preparations, at Caffe Riace we embrace our ancient traditions and culinary culture.

Tasty Meals

There’s no trendiness here, just the same good old-fashioned Sicilian family recipes passed down through the generations to Mama and Papa Carrubba.


Whether a romantic outing, a friendly gathering, or funding the next best widget, there is a place for everyone at Caffe Riace.

Authentic Cuisine

Established in 1997, Caffe Riace, a robust Palo Alto trattoria, offers conviviality, homemade specialties and family-style warmth.

Exquisite venu

Caffe Riace is a popular venue for all occasions including wedding receptions, business meetings, graduations and other special events.