A new restaurant with authentic
A new restaurant with authentic Italian food with lovely specials. Decor is elegant but still could use some Italian ambiance. We will most certainly return even though it is not close to our home.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food looked great but was disappointing once in the mouth. Everything tened to be a bit bland and similar
except the spicy sauce for the bread..I think it lacked salt...
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful new place!
This restaurant reminded me of Tuscany, the food was excellent, home made and organic food, well prepared.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian dining! A pleasurable dining experience and we will recommend and frequent often.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous authentic Italian food!
The owner and his wife make the best food, importing some items from Italy and making the best authentic Italian food. We had an appetizer with fresh mozzarella cheese, I believe it was burrata (not Buffalo) and it was a very creamy, soft-textured cheese with eggplant and tomato. For dessert, the panna cotta and tiramisu were both amazing. I would definitely dine here again!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at this new restaurant
The food at this new restaurant is authentic Italian and the pasta is delicious. The beef carpaccio is sliced paper thin and is so tender. Veal lemone was also fork tender and delicious.
The atmosphere is a bit austere with no wall decorations and a stone floor.
the staff is friendly and very attentive. We would go back to sample more items on their menu.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is authentic Italian
This is authentic Italian food on the peninsula...the pastas are home made as are most of the desserts. This is by a large margin the best Italian restaurant on the Peninsula. Having visited multiple Italian restaurants in San Francisco, Vespucci is a welcomed addition to San Mateo...we don't have to go to the city for a wonderful Italian dinner. Don't miss the gnocchi with pesto or the homemade fusilli, the latter being a dish created by the owner's mother. It is classic southern Italian.
I know you will enjoy it....we've have been there at least six times and can't wait to go back.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a great
This restaurant was a great find. The staff is energetic and attentive The food was delicious; we had the lamb chops, an eggplant dish, a pasta, and a fish. We will definitely return
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great new restaurant in San Mateo
We have been to Vespucci's 2x. Both times we had such an enjoyable experience. The owners really care. I never order gnocchi as it's usually so mushy, but the menu said it was made in house as well as the raviolis stuffed with Lobster, so I ordered the gnocchi with seafood and my daughter ordered the raviolis. Both were SO good. My husband had the clams vongole and that was just so - so. The next time, I ordered the raviolis, and again they were fantastic. The other 3 in our party ordered different fish dinners. All excellent. Everyone agreed they would be back. Their ceasar salad is also very good. We are so glad they decided to sell their restaurant in North Beach and settle in here on 3rd Avenue!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have been here
My wife and I have been here multiple times since the opening....appetizers are super and every pasta dish has been spot on...the pesto sauce is to die for...haven't tried any of the meat dishes so I cannot comment on those. Finally a true Italian restaurant in San Mateo. Yea!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went here two nights ago for our anniversary dinner. The service and food were outstanding. We had a great time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife to Vespucci's for an early meal on a recent Saturday night. We ordered the Bruchetta as a starter, the Linguine alle vongole for my wife and I had the Ravioli alla zucca. The food was presented well and was delicious. The server was very pleasant, attentive and efficient.
Look forward to our next visit!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
8/28/13 First time dining here. All 3 of us enjoyed our dinner very much. Everyone's dishes were prepared incredibly well. We would definitely return for another meal.to try some additional dishes.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great if you don't want to talk!
I had great hopes for this restaurant when we arrived to a full dining room. The owners seemed very nice. Not an extensive wine list, not a huge problem. The noise level was unfortunate. Dinner was awesome! The portions were a good size, not too big but the noise level will keep me away. I like to talk to my guest and background noise was unpleasant . I hope they can do something about it but having to shout at my husband turned us both off . Sorry , because the food was outstanding! Would love to come here again but probably won't!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I just moved from Seattle and were looking for a decent Friday night dinner. We definitely weren't expecting to find this gem! They served fantastic food for every course. For dessert, we had the lemoncello sorbet. I don't usually like sweets, but this was one of the best things I've ever tasted.
Our service and food delivery weren't even remotely slow, but they kept us updated constantly. They explained that large parties slow things down, so they've taken steps to address it, like only taking parties up to four from opentable. Everyone we talked to was incredibly sweet. They're all so dedicated to their restaurant, and the owners kept checking on us despite it being a busy Friday.
I'm seriously in love with this place.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a friendly restaurant
This is a friendly restaurant with good food, and good service.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are not from the Bay area, and wanted a great restaurant. We got exactly what we were looking for. The food was incredible and the service was top notch. The gentleman that waited on us was very patient, helpful and above all was friendly. The staff was very attentive to our family. Try the Caprese for an appetizer and the Gnocci with Pesto for a main course. Portions are very generous. Cannot say enough about this little restaurant. :)
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Authentic Italian Food
The food here is excellent and the owner chef and spouse hostess/wait person are friendly, accommodating, professional and helpful.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What wonderful people the husband and wife team are who own this gem of a restaurant. They make you feel like family. The food is excellent. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Authentic Italian Cuisine
Vespucci was a great find in San Mateo, after a long day of travel. Service was outstanding and the food was very delicious! We enjoyed ravioli and lasagna, both prepared with homemade pasta and true Italian sauces. The owner & wait staff were friendly and accommodating to any special requests. If we lived nearby, this would be a favorite spot!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic authentic Italian food!
Love this place - food is authentic and the service is fabulous!!! Our waiter was wonderful!
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an excellent dinner last night at Vespucci - our first, but not last visit. Service was friendly, timely and professional. My wife and I each had a pasta dish - for her, Ravioli all' Aragosta - she asked to replace the creamy tomato sauce with a pomodoro sauce - which they gladly accommodated. I had one of my favorites - and a basic Roman dish - Rigatoni Amatriciana - - the guanciale was perfect. We finished off with any outstanding Torta al Cioccolato. We'll be back - and soon.
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
A bit of real Italy
The couple who own this restaurant is very nice and they are from italy so you felt like you were dining in Italy.
The place needs some color it is very stark and doesn't give the feell of warmth.
The food is very good but not excellent.
We were done with our meal and finishing our wine and another waiter asked us if we could leave because there was someone neeeding our table, I have never been asked to get up from my table before this was a turnoff. We left and probably will never go back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We received personal attention from the chef-owner and his wife-server. We were there for three hours and enjoyed every minute of it.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Beautiful presentation. Friendly and warm service. Wonderful experience. Owner and his wife were delightful. We will return!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
There are too many really
There are too many really good Italian restaurants in the area to recommend this one, although we had an enjoyable evening. The food just wasn't that great. Service was fabulous and wait staff great.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent regional Italian fare
Regional Italian homemade pastas and gnocchi, with friendly, hospitable owner who explained the background of his favs, some of which you won't find anywhere else. Gnocchi di mare and linguine al vongole were especially good, as was the tomato/anchovie dipping sauce for the bread. Attentives staff and decor made us feel like we were dining inside an Italian palace.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM