Il Fornaio

The pictures are awfully dark tonight, but that's because I was at some
dim-lit Italian restaurant. It's called Il Fornaio, a place that used to be
quite trendy among the Silicon Valley elite about 10 or 20 years ago.

Now it's a place with pretty good pizza.

Chefs bake pizza in the Italian style--thin, chewy crust. The picture you
see here is the pizza margherita, my cousin's choice. I got the homemade
fettuccine alla bolognese. The noodles were eggy and al dente.

My aunty and uncle ordered a very nice bottle of white wine, a vermentino,
which my aunty says originates from Sardinia. It's dry, light and only
slightly woody. I liked it. I got a shot of the label, so you get try it,

I also took pictures of their fresh baked bread (delicious with their house olive oil and balsamic vinegar) and calamari.

Price range: $15-25

Il Fornaio
520 Cowper St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-3888

Stay tuned for tomorrow: Mountain View adventures!