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Bravo Fono restaurant closes after 27 years

Original post made on Aug 30, 2007

Bravo Fono restaurant, a landmark at Stanford Shopping Center, has closed after 27 years in business. Owners Laszlo and Paulette Fono said they are closing the restaurant because their lease had expired.

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Comments (6)

Posted by sarah, a resident of another community
on Aug 30, 2007 at 4:51 pm

I have been a long time regular of " Bravo Fono ", actualy ten years now. I am crushed to find out that my favorite restaurant has closed. The food was allways outstanding and the service and servers were superb. At least I have some consellation that " Babbo " is still available to me, and my favorite waiter " Eddie " has moved over from Bravo Fono to Babbo. Babbo is still serving the gulyas, but unfortunately no breadsticks. I will now of course be a regular patron of Babbo, but the memories of Bravo Fono will never fade. If you have never tried the food of Lazlo Fono, please do yourself a favor and patronize Babbo Cafe, and ask for Eddie! Oh, and if enough people request the breadsticks maybe they'll bring them back.


Posted by pasta lover, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 30, 2007 at 10:25 pm

We go to Babbo's on a regular basis. It's a great little restaurant.


Posted by Princess Pucker, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Aug 31, 2007 at 3:47 pm

The highlight of my trips to Stanford Shopping Center used to be a stop at the gelato bar at Bravo Fono. I was heartbroken when they got rid of it. It was the best lemon sorbetto in California.


Posted by more pasta, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 31, 2007 at 11:53 pm

Trattoria Buon Gusto in downtown Menlo Park (on the side street near El Camino) has very good Italian food. It's a small, family-owned place.


Posted by Renee Batti, news editor of The Almanac
on Sep 1, 2007 at 10:45 am

Renee Batti is a registered user.

Trattoria Buon Gusto closed its doors in August, and a new Italian restaurant, Brunello Ristorante, should be opening in the same space on Maloney Lane late this month. The Almanac will have a story about Brunello in next week's issue, in the Food & Drink section.


Posted by jack rosenberg, a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I JUST GOT A NEED TO HAVE SOME HUNGARIAN GULA SOUP AND REMEMBERED IT FROM PAPRIKASH FONO. TRAVELED TO SAN FRANCISCO LAST YEAR AND FOUND IT HAD CLOSED. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY OF THEIR RECEIPIES. THEY WERE FEATURED IN ONE OF THE MAGAZINES YEARS AGO BUT, WE COULD NOT FIND IT.
IT WAS A SUPER PLACE TO GO FOR GOOD FOOD,GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND THE VIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY WAS THE BEST.
JACK & JERRY ROSENBERG
ERIE,PA


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