The first known Italian food writer was a Greek Sicilian named Archestratus. In the 4th Century B.C., he spoke of using: “top quality seasonal ingredients”, and added that “flavors should not be masked by spices, herbs, or other seasonings” while stressing the importance of simple preparations.
Caffe Riace embraces the ancient traditions. There’s no tricky trendiness here, just the same good old-fashioned Sicilian family recipes passed-down through the generations to Mama and Papa Carrubba.
Established in 1997, Caffe Riace, a robust Palo Alto trattoria, offers conviviality, homemade specialties and family-style warmth. Riace, one of many fine restaurants in the California Avenue area is family owned and operated. Every dish is made with honest expertise. Caffe Riace is also a popular venue for wedding receptions, business meetings, graduations and other special events. If you’re looking for an intimate dining experience, we offer private dining rooms, at no extra cost, accommodating up to 20 guests. Our patio can host up to 200 guests and is a wonderful venue for warm weather events of any kind!