From the moment you walk in the door of Ristorante Carpaccio, you will be struck by the warmth and drama of the decor. We offer an array of seating options, including a receding window wall that allows fresh, open air dining when the weather is pleasant. Or, if a romantic night out is what you’re searching for, look no further. We have spacious, candle-lit dining in a sophisticated Tuscan atmosphere and an extensive selection of liquors and wine. Read on for an overview of this lively and unique restaurant.

Ristorante Carpaccio opened for business in Menlo Park, California, in 1988. This was the first of many restaurants opened by Aaron Ferer, including Capellini, Buffalo Grill, Joanne’s, and Barley & Hopps in San Mateo and Tuscany, L’Avenue, Franck’s, and Emelia’s in Salt Lake City. Aaron chose Ciya Martorana to manage and welcome the community to Carpaccio, and in return the community has embraced Ciya. Executive management was provided by Robert Colombo, and is now being 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 18 years!

At Ristorante Carpaccio, you can enjoy a selection of antipasti (appetizers), such as our namesake Carpaccio – slices of raw beef, onions, capers, lemon, and mustard. Other popular antipasti options are Calamari Fritti alla Caesar (fried calamari with Caesar dipping sauce) and Bruschetta Saporita. Enjoy delicious entrees like Melanzana al Forno (eggplant baked with spinach, cheese, and pomodoro), as well as pork, veal, and seafood options. Being an Italian restaurant, our menu isn’t complete without pizza and pasta, right? We have plenty of both, and even calzones!

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 very intimate back section, lined with mirrors, is a favorite dining destination for patrons desiring intimate dinners or small business meetings.

Ristorante Carpaccio is open for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30am-2pm, and after 2pm there are light lunch options available of salads, pizza, and appetizers until 5:00 p.m. We are open for dinner Monday-Thursday from 5pm-9:30pm, Friday & Saturday from 5pm-10pm, and Sunday from 5pm-9pm. For dinner or lunch reservations, please call 650-322-1211. We look forward to serving you!