Wine Bar, Restaurant & Private Events

Wine Bar, Restaurant & Private Events

Happy Hour | Dinner | Private Events |Live Music | Est.2005

Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour 3:00-5:30 pm in the front patio; no reservation necessary! Planning to take a group meeting out for a glass of wine with some appetizers? Bring your team to Vino Locale in downtown Palo Alto! We are pouring 6-8 different varietals for Happy Hour at $8/glass, a nice 6oz pour or you can go with the really happy 9oz pour for $12.. Bottles are only $30 and bites are $10. Or opt for a Happy Hour Wine Flight for $18! You get to choose 4 different varietals for your custom made wine flight. Team building is so much better over a glass of wine! Our front patio is our happy hour patio and we would love to see you there. We can also accommodate larger groups (15+ and up-to 100) in the back garden with reservation.. contact 650-328-0450 press option 1.


Daily 3-5:30 pm

Bites [10]

Cheese Flight / Hummus Platter / Smokey Eggplant Dip *GF / Tzatziki Platter / Dolma La Vina / Chipotle Samosas / Sweet Grilled Cheese

WINE Glass(6 oz) $8|Glass (9oz)$12|HLF $16|BTL $30

We usually have a selection of 6-8 Happy Hour wines to choose from: They might include the followings: Brut Rose, France / Sauvignon Blanc, France / Chardonnay, France / Rose, France. Pinot Noir, California / Monastrell, Spain / Piemonte Rosso, Italy / Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina/ Grenache blend, France/ etc.

Happy Hour Flight [$18]

4 * 3 oz pours (choose any 4 from top selection)

Happy Hour Beer Flight [$18]

Flight of all 4 beers (half pours) – no substitutions

Happy Hour Draft Beer [6]

Boat Beer Blonde / Love Hazy IPA

Have your next corporate Happy Hour get-together in our back garden! We can accommodate large groups of up-to 100!

Tapas & Dinner

Dinner Menu is available from 3 pm to close!

Our menu changes often, but we always try to maintain a selection of classic dishes perhaps with an international fusion! One thing is for sure, we design our dinner entrees to be full of nutrition and cook them in a healthy way! We use the best ingredients available, and cook with olive oil and convection ovens. We also use outdoor grill and sous-vide cooking methods where applicable. Come and try one of our dinner entrees! and don’t forget to pair with a beautiful glass of wine!


Marcona Almonds [$7]  Salt’n’Pepper Pistachios [$5] Pitted Italian Olive Mix [$5] Castelvetrano Olives [$8] Flight of all 4 [$20]


  • 1957 Normandie   [half moon 15]/[full moon 22] French Creamy Gournay cheese with Garlic & herbs. Fresh walnuts, Grapes.  *Rustic Crackers & Baguette
  • Baked Sour Cherry Brie[$19] Baked brie with Persian sour cherries & molasses, strawberries & fresh walnuts, served with baguette
  • Baked Garlic Brie[$19] Baked brie with roasted garlic & cherry tomatoes, (choice of Pesto or Marinara), served with baguette. [add prosciutto $7]
  • Bespoke Cheese Platter [2 cheeses $19  | 4 cheeses $29  | 6 cheeses $39  : Includes Marcona Almonds, Grapes, Jalapeno Jam, baguette and French crackers
  • & choice of cheeses:
  • Double Cream Soft Brie
  • Bermuda Triangle Goat Cheese
  • Soft Goat cheese & Honey
  • Artigiago Balsamic & Cipoline Onion
  • Port Wine Derby Cheese
  • Sage Derby Cheese
  • Truffles Picorino
  • Gruyere
  • Manchego
  • Gouda
  • Sharp White Cheddar

& add (optional)

  • 2oz 24-month prosciutto [8.50]
  • 2oz Mild Coppa [6.50]
  • 2oz Hot Coppa [6.25]
  • 2oz Salame [6]
  • Cornichons [3]
  • Extra baguette [3]


  • Dolma La Vina[14] Grapevine Dolmas (x7), feta, walnuts & pomegranate molasses.
  • Spinacho Spanakopita [$14] Spinach & Feta Spanakopita (x5) served hot with Tzatziki.
  • Hummus Platter [$14] Bold Hummus, paprika, cucumber, Crudités, warm naan.
  • Warm Artichoke & Spinach Dip [$15] *GF Served with gluten free corn tortilla chips
  • Warm Smokey Eggplant Dip [$15] *GF Smoked Eggplant, garlic, fried onions, whey, mint, tortilla chips.
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates [$15] Medjool Dates, Goat cheese, Walnuts & Bacon, Balsamic Glaze
  • Beef Empanadas [$16] *New Angus beef, red peppers, onions & spices. Crispy crust! (x2)


  • Mediterranean Beet Salad [16] Arugula, beets, blue cheese, onions, cherry tomatoes, candied pecans & our strawberry vinaigrette [Add x3 skewers Chicken $12, Swordfish $12, Sirloin $15, Shrimp x5 $16, Salmon $18]
  • Caprese Salad [$16] Mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette [Add x3 skewers Chicken $12, Swordfish $12, Sirloin $15, Shrimp x5 $16, Salmon $18]


  • Cali in Brussels [$16] Boiled & lightly sauteed brussels sprouts, Almonds, Cranberries, Bacon, Parmesan Cheese.
  • Vegan Grandma [$17] *VG Meatless Meatballs in Marinara Sauce and Vegan Cheese, Baguette
  • Hot Bangkok Chicki [$16] Baked Chicken skewers (x4), homemade Peanut Sriracha sauce
  • When in Berkeley [$15] *VG Vegan Sausage skewers (x3), spicy kimchi & sriracha
  • Not so German Sausage & Kraut [$15] Chicken Sausage skewers (x3), sauerkraut, mustard vinaigrette.
  • Caribbean Kabobs [$16] Chicken breast skewers (x3), Pineapple, Mango Habanero
  • Southern Seoul Skewers [$16] Chicken breast skewers (x3), cherry peppers, Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Swordfish on a stick, Ironic! [$17] Baked swordfish skewers (x3), lemon citrus sauce.
  • Drunken Cow from Bordeaux [20] Bordeaux marinated sirloin skewers (x3), Bourbon BBQ Sauce
  • Dinosaur Bone, not kidding [$23] Short Rib, mashed potato, bone marrow in skillet, crostini


  • Mushroom Kale Ravioli Bake *GF *V [26] Gluten-free/vegan kale & mushroom ravioli, mushrooms, & vegan cheese served hot in cast iron skillet + GF crostini Choice of fresh pesto or marinara sauce [Add x3 skewers Chicken $12, Swordfish $12, Sirloin $15, Shrimp x5 $16, Salmon $18]
  • Lobster Ravioli [29] Succulent lobster, wrapped in fresh pasta. Creamy sauce w. sauteed mushrooms and parmigiana, crostini.
  • Saffron Lemon Chicken Kabob [$29] Petite skewers of chicken kabob(x5) marinated with saffron and lemon, served with Spanish rice & Sumac.
  • Swordfish Kabobs [30] Baked swordfish skewers (x5), served on a bed of sauteed vegetables. Creamy Lemon sauce.
  • Roasted Salmon [$35] Roasted Salmon, served on a bed of baby carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, capers.
  • Diablo Shrimp Stroganoff [$35] *Spicy Sauteed large shrimp, pepper, mushrooms in creamy diablo sauce surrounding mashed potatoes and topped with shoestring potatoes.
  • Sultan Kabobs [35] Bordeaux marinated sirloin skewers (x5), baked and served with Spanish rice & Sumac.


  • Tiramisu [12] Authentic Italian with mascarpone & cocoa powder
  • Marjoilain Cake ‘GF’ [12] Four layers of hazelnut dacquoise, 3 unique types mousse.
  • Sour Cherry Cheesecake [12] Fresh cheesecake topped with Persian sour cherries and molasses.
  • Molten Chocolate Cake a la Mode [12] Hot chocolate bundt holding hot creamy chocolate served with French Vanilla ice cream.


  • 2 Pieces of doggie bacon + 1 doggie kabob

Live Music Patio

Join us for Wine, dinner and music by the fire and under the stars! Wednesdays through Saturdays 6:30-9pm, we feature local music artists in the back garden. Sit next to a firepit and sip on a gorgeous glass of red from Napa while listening to the beautiful tunes! Great spot for first dates, second dates and 20th anniversaries! Invite your mom and dad, your old friends, your new friends or just come solo! Girl’s night out is just more magical next to firepits and under the stars! Reservations are recommended as we have limited capacity. We have solo guitarists, folk bands, British rock, Jazz duos etc.

This week:

  • 04/03/24 ****Music Cancelled due to rain
  • 04/04/24 ****Music Cancelled due to rain
  • 04/05/24 Charles Whyte
  • 04/06/24 Charlie Channel

Reservations recommended! Walk-ins are welcome! Reserve your table!

Private Events

Host your next event at Vino Locale!

The atmosphere at Vino Locale has the feel of a little wine country in the heart of Silicon Valley.

As your guests enter our converted 1906 Victorian historic home, they’ll discover a hidden 2,500 square foot outdoor back patio. In the evening, the patio is illuminated with twinkle lights, fire pits, and outdoor heaters. We offer year-round outdoor dining. During the winter, six covered gazebos heated by electric heaters and surrounded by firepits and heaters, create a warm atmosphere to keep your guests warm and dry. We invite you to experience the intimate atmosphere @ PaloAlto’s best-kept secret!

How to start the process!

  • Select your package by reviewing the menu listed below
  • Complete an Inquiry Form so our event planner can contact you
  • We’ll create and email you a proposal
  • Once you approve the proposal & pay the 20% deposit, your event is locked in!
  • Show up for your event and let our experience staff serve you

Choose from our pre-set menu offerings, which include wine. A la carte items are available for an additional charge or substitutions. Custom options are also available. Palo Alto Sales tax of 9.125% & 22% gratuity + facility fee will apply.

Pre-Set Menus
All pre-set menu prices include 2-3 glasses of wine per person for consumption on the premises. Ask about including beer for your guests.
We are flexible! Let us know your budget and we would be happy to work with you to create a memorable event for you and your guests.

The Sampler”: Light appetizers and tier 1 wine [$59 per person]

  1. Vino Locale’s Homemade Hummus, served with Crudité and Pita
  2. Artisan Cheese Platter, served with Seasonal Fruit
  3. Grilled Sausage Sampler, served with Mustard

Vin et Fromage”: Tier 2 Wines & Artisan Cheese Platter [$69 per person]

  1. Artisan Cheese Platter, with Seasonal Fruit & jam, baguette

Bon Appétit”: Medium appetizers and tier 1 wine [$79 per person]

  1. Vino Locale’s Homemade Hummus, served with Crudité and Pita
  2. Artisan Cheese Platter, served with Seasonal Fruit
  3. Grilled Sausage Sampler, served with Dijon Mustard
  4. Spring Salad or Seasonal salad
  5. Combination of Grilled skewers of Flank Steak, Saffron Chicken, and Vegetables

Vin et Charcuterie”: Tier 2 Wines & Artisan Charcuterie & Cheese Board [$89 per person]

  1. Artisan Charcuterie board, assorted cheeses, meats, jams and nuts, baguette

Vino Locale Favorites”: Heavy appetizers, dessert, and wine [$99 per person]

  1. Vino Locale’s Homemade Hummus, served with Crudité and Pita
  2. Artisan Cheese Platter, served with Seasonal Fruit
  3. Grilled Sausage Sampler, served with Dijon Mustard
  4. Bacon-Wrapped Dates and/or Warm Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Topped w/ Toasted Pecan
  5. Combination of Grilled skewers of Flank Steak, Saffron Chicken, and Vegetables*
  6. Spring Salad or Seasonal salad
  7. Seasoned Roasted Salmon, served Whole Filet Style
  8. Assorted Beignets or Macaroons/ or other desserts

Three-Course Dinner Party”: Buffet style for parties of 20-120 [$129 per person]

  1. Vino Locale’s Homemade Hummus, served with Crudité and Pita
  2. Bacon-Wrapped Dates and/or Warm Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Topped with Toasted Pecan
  3. Artisan Cheese Platter, served with Seasonal Fruit
  4. Spring Salad or Seasonal salad
  5. Three Entrees: Roasted Salmon Filet, Grilled Flank Steak, and Cheese Ravioli in creamy sauce
  6. Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables (side dish)
  7. Assorted Beignets and/or Macaroons/or other desserts

“Reserves & Hors d’Oeuvres”: Reserve wines & appetizers [$159 per person]

  1. Artisan Charcuterie board, assorted cheeses, meats, cornichons & olives, jams and nuts, baguette
  2. Platter of spanakopita, empanadas and other finger foods

Other details:

Cake: Bringing your own cake? Our cake-serving fee is $2.50 per person

Wine Upgrades: Most packages include the Tier 1 wines.

  1. Upgrade wines from Tier 1 to Tier 2 (up to $53/bottle) — add $14 pp .
  2. Upgrade wines from Tier 1 to Tier 3 (up to $95/btl)— add $30 pp

Beer: If you expect a large number of beer drinkers, please estimate how many and we’ll  reduce your wine allocation accordingly and include beer at no extra charge

Non-drinkers: We offer non-alcoholic wine & beer for those who don’t drink alcohol. Please discuss with our event planner.

Wine Tasting and Education: Add a wine tasting experience to your event for an additional $200 (1.5 hours).

Service and Décor:

  • Exclusive bar set-up with a dedicated server
  • Artfully displayed platters of food on a buffet (in 1-3 courses)
  • Tables decorated with linens
  • You are welcome to provide additional decorations; NO Confetti or other similar decorations can be used on the premises.  All decorations must be removed at end of event.  Vino Locale reserves the right to charge a cleaning fee of $150 if decorations are not removed.


  • We recommend our regular musicians and offer a wide variety of musical genres. Cost ranges from $250-300 per hour (background musicians or dance bands available). We offer satellite radio stations appropriate for a wine bar setting. For Full Buyouts or Back Patio Buyouts, you are welcome to bring your phone or iPod to play music through our speakers.

Private Areas, Minimums, and Capacities

 Max Capacity
Max Capacity
Happy Hour 3-6
Tue-Wed (2.5 Hours)
Happy Hour 3-6
Thurs-Sat (2.5 Hours)
Dinner 6-9
Dinner 6-9
Main Back Patio3832 $        1800.00 $   1800.00Not AvailableNot Available $  6,000.00
Secret Garden2825 $        1000.00 $   1000.00 $  1,500.00 $   1,500.00
Back Bar Patio3824 $        1000.00 $   1000.00 $  1,500.00 $   1,900.00
Front Patio3636 $        600.00 $   800.00 $  1,200.00 $   1,800.00Not Available
Piano Lounge1512 $        600.00 $   800.00 $     1200.00 $   1,500.00Not Available

Food and wine minimum: Determined by area of the restaurant you are reserving and the night of the week. See above chart

  • Facility fee: $300 for the exclusive use of one area
  • Special Hours Fee: If you choose to host your event outside of normal business hours, there will be a $100 fee/hour (outside of normal hours) to accommodate staff coming early or staying late.
  • Late Payment Fee: Balance is due on the night of the event; a physical credit card is needed to process payment.  (we do not keep credit card information on file) If, for any reason, full payment is not received the night of the event, we will charge a $200 late payment fee.
  • Gratuity and taxes: The 22% gratuity is subject to sales tax by California law. Palo Alto Sales tax is 9.125%

Other important Policies :

Adjusting for headcount? Please let us know 72 hours prior to your event and  we’ll adjust your proposal to reflect your new headcount of +/- 10%.  The maximum reduction in number is 10% (If reduction is more than 10%, we can only adjust by 10%. Any increase more than 10% will need to be re-evaluated by operations manager and may not be able to be accommodated. A headcount will be done during the event and adjusted for any increase from original expectation. (no reduction adjustment will be done on day of event.) Original headcount should be decided carefully to prevent any adjustment of >10%.

Inquiry Form

We are a perfect place for: 

• Team Building
• Birthday / Anniversary Celebration
• Corporate Gatherings
• Weddings & Receptions
• Holiday Events
• Showers

Let us take care of everything and create a memorable event for you and your guests!