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!

Bento Box @ Sushi House

Ah yes, a yakiniku short ribs bento box from Sushi House in Palo Alto! It's
$13 for the whole box.

The beef was a tad dry, but the miso soup was tasty. I really like the
variety, though. The tofu is apparently organic. Hard to beat the Japanese
food in Hawaii, but I don't mind Sushi House starting the Mainland
Sushi House
158 Town and Country Village
Palo Alto
Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8 pm