Ristorante Carpaccio opened for business in Menlo Park,
California, in 1988. After a highly
successful career with Budget Rental Car, this was the first of many
restaurants opened by Aaron Ferer, including Capellini, Buffalo Grille, Joanne’s,
and Barley & Hopps in San Mateo and Tuscany, L’Avenue, Franck’s and Emelia’s
in Salt Lake City. Aaron employed Ciya
Martorana to manage and welcome the community to Carpaccio and in return the
community embraced Ciya until her retirement. Executive
management is provided by Sandra Ferer. Many of our loyal and professional staff have been with us since the
beginning and some staff have worked at all of our California locations,
including our talented Chef, Chay Mendez, for over 20 years and is now our business partner.
These familiar faces welcome you into the warm and dramatic
award-winning interior by designer Pat Kuleto.
Carpaccio offers an array of seating options, including window
tables. When the weather is pleasant the
window walls recede and diners in this area enjoy the open-air garden ambience.
Carpaccio also offers a number of areas bathed in the glow
of candlelight and warmed by the sophisticated Tuscan atmosphere – perfect for
intimate conversations and evenings with friends. Carpaccio’s full-service bar is a noted
Peninsula meeting place for after work or any time. Its professional and friendly bartenders, lively
atmosphere and extensive selection of liquors and wines make it a pleasant
place to gather before and after dinner. They will learn your name and know
your favorite drink, which may be our unique martini. This is the place to see
and be seen.
The seating along the chef’s corner with its dramatic wood
burning oven gives selective diners a unique opportunity to view culinary
creativity close up. Our beautiful and
dramatic central area offers both banquet and table seating. It’s the perfect place for both larger
parties or business meetings. The
intimate back section lined with mirrors is a favorite dining destination for
patrons desiring intimate dinners or small business meetings.
Our collection of oil paintings were painted originally by
Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) and copied by artist Peter Kimack. These paintings done in Italian art poster
style truly add to Carpaccio’s romantic and sleek atmosphere.