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Satura Cakes, La Strada, Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto (w/ pics)

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Satura Cakes, La Strada, Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto (w/ pics)

hhc | Jun 9, 2006 02:31 AM

before dinner got to check out Satura Cakes in PA. 320 University Ave, Palo Alto. open 7am-10pm. Others have mentioned the mango pudding so I wanted to try it. it's a tiny thing w/ lots of mango on the top, and a light, mango mousse w/ lots of mango strands in it. Decent. $4.33 with tax. They only had vanilla cream puff so didn't get it, still have the 5 for $10 special. Place is very clean, lots of small tables, both a single woman's bathroom and a man's bathroom.

Dinner at La Strada, 335 University Ave, PA. Across from Satura Cakes. I went here with my hubby after reading some good reviews of this place on chowhound. I should have known better. It's overpriced food in an overpriced town.

B. got a glass of wine, don't know the name but why was it $10.50! He said midway through the dinner it went flat. what a waste of money.

Bread we had to ask for it and it tasted old. And butter was served with it. Why not olive oil? Terrible.

Prosciutto e Ficchi $9-parma prosciutto w/ black mission figs & wild arugula. just ok.

Soncino e Biete-Mache lettuce w/ roasted baby beets, crescensa cheese, shallot vinaignette $8-small portion, just ok.

Spaghetti con burrata pugliese $16-artisan gragnano pasta w/ fresh imported burrata cheese, broccoli rabe & fresh tomato-tasted like something anyone can make at home, burrata cheese tasted like Philly cream cheese, veggies overcooked. Waste of money.

Pizza Margherita-tomato, basil & fresh mozzarella cheese $12. Size is a mid-size pizza about 6 slices. Thin crust, lots of cheese, not very tasty, crust a bit doughy. decent but could be better.

Total before tip $60.08. Not recommended.

Coupa Cafe for dessert again, 538 Ramona St, PA. A medium hot chocolate regular. It's just very good. Loved it. $3.79

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