185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA | Directions 9430137.444773 -122.163090
Tue-Thu 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-3pm, 4pm-11pm
Sat 11:30am-4pm, 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown North
Totally suprised by this downtown PA gem! – This restaurant really suprised me. They have been around for a while and flying under the radar. Went in and had such a great dinner that I have not stoped talking about it to my friends. First, a wine list that will totally blow you away. Two pages of pinot noirs when most restaurant only have 4 or 5 selections. Had the flank steak special with artichokes, aspargus & peppers and my companion had the mahi with eggplant, peppers & onions. Simply delicious!
Good Food & Wine, Service Average. – Overall we had a nice time at Lavanda. The wine list was one of the best I have ever seen on the Penisula and the food was good. The seared scallops were excellent, however our pheasant and grilled calamari were simply average. I think they would be better off serving a free-range young chicken or squab verses the "gamey and dry" pheasant that we had. The service was very average. Our waiter was not well versed in wine or the menu in general, however the busser was very attentive and friendly. All in all we will return to Lavanda for another good dinner.
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