Deliziosa Cucina Italiana from Cafe Vitale

Cafe Vitale

A Los Altos Local Favorite

Three words to describe Cafe Vitale – fresh, delicious, and friendly. This charming little cafe is located in a small plaza in Los Altos, CA. Here, you will find fresh, made-from-scratch Italian fare that will excite your foodie taste buds!

Made-from-scratch is the phrase that describes everything off of Cafe Vitale’s menu. From the pasta to the pasta sauce, everything is made right in the kitchen and allows the chefs to ensure the high quality of every ingredient. So if you’re looking for the best Italian food in town, this may be the place for you.

The menu features traditional dishes such as spaghetti, ravioli, and lasagna. But it’s not the type of dishes that makes this place stands out among others, it’s the quality of the food. You can taste how fresh the ingredients are in every bite!

Cafe Vitale Linguine Frutta Di Mare

Every Bite Counts

A favorite menu item is the Linguine Frutta Di Mare. This dish is every seafood lover’s dream! It features fresh salmon, mussels, clam, calamari, and prawns on a bed of linguine pasta. But for this dish, the deliciousness is all in the sauce. The perfect balance of tomatoes and spices is what makes this dish impeccable.

Cafe Vitale also has a dish especially for mushroom lovers as well! The stuffing in the Mushroom Ravioli is made of a delicate combination of different mushrooms placed inside ravioli noodles. Once the raviolis are ready to be eaten, the chefs cover each one in a creamy, homemade sauce.

Dessert from Cafe Vitale

From Humble Beginnings

Perhaps the source of Cafe Vitale’s incredible food comes from the dedication of the restaurant co-owners. Reuben and his co-owners began their journey into the food industry as chefs of local Italian restaurants before starting their own venture. Their extensive experience at the renowned Mezzaluna Restaurant in Half Moon Bay shows in everything from the entree to the wine selection available at Cafe Vitale. As we spoke with Reuben, he candidly recalled his trials and triumphs in his journey from immigrant to restaurant owner. He noted how he faced many doubts from others at first. But with grit and drive from him and his co-owners, Cafe Vitale has become a local success.

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Cafe Vitale

987 Fremont Ave
Los Altos, CA 94024

Mon-Fri 11:00 AM-2:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sat 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sun 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cathy Vu

Cathy is a lifelong resident of Bay Area, CA and a serial FOODIE. She loves going out to eat and discovering all the delicious dishes the world has to offer. With her love of food, she also enjoys sharing about the places she visits as well! Check out her food journey through the TasteM8 blog and the many yummy pictures on TasteM8's Instagram.