Vaso Azzurro
Vaso Azzurro

Vaso Azzurro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://vasoazzurro.com/
  • Phone: 6509401717
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Hasan Yildiz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Vaso Azzurro
We are known for our authentic and fresh Northern Italian fare made daily with only the finest ingredients. With a variety of satisfying and unique dishes, we have something for every type of taste preferences. Our "feel at home" staff and intimate atmosphere filled with upscale Mediterranean decor makes us a great place to take a date or the whole family.
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Vaso Azzurro reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (14)special occasion (14)romantic (7)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Went with a small group after
    Elihu
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Went with a small group after reading favorable reviews on Yelp. Restaurant decor was nice, food was at best average for price, service was slow and inattentive. Seemed like the waiter had too many tables to cover, while a plethora of busboys stood around. There are too many good restaurants to waste time and money here.
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  • Food is good but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I requested for a birthday song for my 13yr old in the opentable reservation notes. It got completely ignored. The next table over did get a nice birthday rendition. May be they don't read the comments section from opentable:( Food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing experience
    DeDeM
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I took some friends to Vaso Azzurro for dinner after having a relatively positive experience a couple months ago. Unfortunately, this time, the food was disappointing. The porcine crusted halibut was overcooked by the time it came to the table, and the flavoring was bland. The sauce was too thick and rich. The restaurant itself was very noisy, which isn't unusual. However, in an extremely noisy restaurant you wouldn't expect the maitre d' to jump up in the middle of dinner and bellow into a microphone. Even that would have been OK if he didn't think that he needed to sing loud enough to drown out conversation. I was embarrassed that I had suggested the place to my friends. I left the restaurant with a headache and indigestion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Eve Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Had a wonderful, reasonably priced dinner for two, and the wait staff was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we felt like honored guests
    EllenBVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    everybody was warm and friendly. The food was delicious. But the best part was the singing maitre de!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place with a very
    Rdcru
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Amazing place with a very warm and personable staff. The good is great, the ambiance is great. The only problem is that there aren't more places like this. You must try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, surly waiter
    katoVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    I took someone here for lunch. And because it was early, it was quiet and easy to talk. The waiter acted like we were bothering him, that he had other stuff to do. The food was very good and the restaurant pretty
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service & great food!
    Ejay
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The food, atmosphere & service was excellent! Definitely a great place to bring friends for a night of good food & company. I must warn you though that the place can get really loud & conversation can become a shouting match! But when with your friends it just adds to the fun. Reservation is a MUST the place is packed. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, Love, Love
    VBatlasVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    This has become one of my favorite Italian restaurants. It is family owned and run ..... even mama Vaso walks around greeting and making sure everything is perfect. The food is fantastic. Go on a Friday or Saturday evening when they have music and someone in the family is singing! But don't forget to make a reservation ...... it's a favorite for a lot of people.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal!
    Foodsmything
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We had a group of 9 women for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and the service was awesome. We loved the singing maitre d!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian restaurant!
    Victor
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    I went there on my birthday and I must say its one of the best authentic Italian restaurants in bay area. The staff was very friendly and the service was great! They have a huge vegetarian selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live jazz and good food
    MarkRVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    At Vaso Azzurro, I often find that the meal starts off great (the focaccia with the garlicky oil is fanstastic!), but the entrees often turn out to be not as good as the bread. I'm still searching for the right savory entree. It's very good, mind you, but just not excellent. However, the terrific service and live jazz music on Friday nights often bring me back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had early dinner at 5:45
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    we had early dinner at 5:45 and had great service. food was great
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy New Year
    BfromCAVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We enjoyed a nice dinner with friends on New Years Eve. The jazz music was delightful and Michael's voice carried opera tunes through the restaurant. I do feel the Italian vibrancy in this special place. The choices of the New Years Menu were varied and all four of us enjoyed our picks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intentionally harsh
    HomieVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I work on Castro St. and Vaso Azzurro is the only place that has a chance of being a quality Italian dining experience. Saturday night the Veal Piccata was more than a little chewy…come on, this is a staple dish that must be near perfect at any decent Italian restaurant. It's not a special or complicated…you order it when you want something you know will be great. A few improvements and this place can get top marks…I suggest: more emphasis on the freshest and best ingredients; emphasize house made pastas; dial down the stress level of the service staff…I know it's Holiday, but, go scream in the kitchen where you can channel Gordon Ramsey…leave us diners feel like it's a well oiled machine out there. We need you to light up Castro St.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit and miss on food and service.
    Joey
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    First time here and I was looking for a tasty, well-prepared Italian meal. I ordered the risotto with seafood. It was othing more than yellow rice with your standard few scallops and peeled shrimp. It didn't have the creamy risotto texture I was hoping for. One of my sons had pasta with seafood (mussels, clams, etc.,), which was so-so. My wife and other son had carbonara, which was quite good. So hit and miss on the food. Service was hit and miss as well. The waiter was nice enough when he greeted us and took our order. But he never checked on us during our meal and forgot to bring the salad we ordered with the appetizer. I was also not impressed that he didn't recall the price of the evening special when I asked him.
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  • Great for lunch or dinner
    TasteTourist
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Very good Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best italian in mountain view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Really love this restaurant. Great standard menu and always have a few nice specials. The veal chop this trip was excellent, everyone in the group had a good time. Only slight miss was a few minutes of wait after initial seating, but was recognize, sincere apology given, and excellent servic ute remainder of the visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than expected
    IrvS
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    2 of the 4 dishes were surprisingly disappointing compared with our previous experiences at this restaurant. Does Vaso have a new chef? However, the 2 dishes that were specials were deemed excellent and the service was very good. We will probably give it another try.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Tastelife
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The experience was very enjoyable. The bread and olive oil was spectacular, and the food was filling and satisfying. It was pretty packed on a Saturday evening but worth the reservation. The staff was nice but seemed preoccupied, probably because it was so busy. I would go again to try some other tasty dish!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad music
    ShadowOfaDancer
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The food is AMAZING! Not super heavy or rich, which I don't care for, but very savory. They have a nice wine list but are a tad old fashion in the fact that the only ask the man's opinion on what the table would like. Now if your significant other knows wine this isn't a problem but when they don't it might be. I had to be a little more stern then I would have liked when asking the waiter to show me the list instead. Overall the service was excellent My biggest issue was actually the music. They had a cello and saxophone walking around playing live which would have been awesome had they both been playing on the same key. With my boyfriend and I both being quite musical this bothered us quite a lot. But as I said before, the food is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended, just a little noisy
    WhoKnows
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    This was a great small and cozy restaurant. The calamari appetizer was very good and the portion size was actually decent. I had the Scallopini di Vitello (veal) and I thought it was delicious and filling. My girlfriend and I enjoyed this place and thought the energetic music and singing from the staff added pleasantly to the atmosphere, though it was a little loud at times. The price is reasonable, too. I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost perfect
    MondyVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    This is a wonderful restaurant, the service is amazing. I think we were waited on by at least 6 people even the bar tender came out to see if he could help us. THe meal was very good my only complaint was that the lamb was slightly over done. I do mean slightly. I would like to see more selections by the glass on the wine list but overall it was a very fine experience. I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friends and I were there
    bdaygirl21
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    My friends and I were there for my birthday, and the service was fantastic. Everyone there was great and we had such a fun time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cook it yourself
    cricket
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Fun to cook your own food on the table top barbeques. Beef was good; I liked better than the ribs.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best in Mountain View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    This is the favorite restaurant of my husband and I. It is a family-run business and the food is fantastic. We have never had a bad meal. All the staff are incredibly friendly and make a point to get to know and welcome their repeat customers. They always make us feel right at home. You are NEVER rushed, which is great. There are several tables for outside dining with heaters. The atmosphere is very energizing with live background music on weekends. We look forward to having dinner there every Friday night! We highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience!!!
    SupertDutyBob
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    A co-worker and I we were in San Mateo on business and Vaso's was recommended from a clerk at the hotel we stayed. We drove down and it was worth it. Excellent food. I had the Lamb and Risotto and it was excellent, my co-worker had the beef special; he enjoyed it also. Mark the Maitre d' was excellent - we ask for suggestions and he pointed us in the right direction. There deserts were exceptional - we almost didn't get any, but Mark sold us on some. My coworker go the special which was Apple cobbler - very good - the sauce was excellent. I got the Tiramisu; ranks right up there with the best I've ever had. The jazz band was very good; created a nice feel to the place, with out being to loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    none
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We enjoyed the entrees we ordered (Penne Diavola, Ravioli, Risotto Pescatore). The quality was good and the quantity was proper (not too much and not too little), We will go again some time. The prices were reasonable too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Northern Italian Cuisine on Castro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We had a sidewalk table, which was delightful (except for the Caltrain commuter every 15 minutes a hundred yard up Castro St.). Nice menu with varied selections. Appetizers and main courses executed well. Desserts very nice. Highly recommend the home made gelato. Service was excellent. Gracious host allowed us to linger on a Saturday evening, and even serenaded us!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but good
    VBatlasVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    I've eaten here a few times and with the exception of once, the restaurant is very loud, but the food is good. It's hard to hold a conversation across the table without having to shout, so if you're looking for a quiet romantic restaurant, this is not the place for you. Also, when they get busy, the service can sometimes be slow. I waited at the bar for the rest of my party before they would seat me, and had a hard time getting a drink. That was a little disappointing. Have a reservation, or you most likely won't get a table!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    supersandraVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    When I go out to eat with others I have prescription food that I need to have. Vaso Azzurro is very accommodating of me and is able to heat up my food and plate it, which not all restaurants will do. Much appreciated. :)
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Great restaurant for a pre-theater (MV Center of Performing Arts) dinner. At first no one seemed interested in greeting us when we came through the back door or walked through the restaurant to the host podium even though there were several staff members apparently setting up. We waited a few minutes until I finally asked someone behind the bar if we were supposed to seat ourselves. He came around and seated us. After that the service was impeccable with frequent checks on our table to see if everything was ok. The 3 of us enjoyed our delicious dinner choices, wine, and dessert.
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  • Mediocre and way over priced.
    Shina
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Olive Garden has better food for a fraction of the price. I wouldn't go back again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place for work lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Good variety on the menu, relatively quiet without being dead. Good for conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for an evening dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    I took the family, plus some visitors (I had 5 teenagers with me), and we had an excellent experience across the board. Food was great for all people, service was excellent, and we had just an outright good time. Recommend Vaso Azzurro.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but eat inside!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Close to the tracks and the trains went by every 10 minutes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The rib eye was very fatty, thin with too much sauce. The lamb chops were covered in what seemed to be turkey gravy. The risotto was flavorless. Overall not a good place to eat.
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  • I love this place. I have
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I love this place. I have been here many times and it is always good. Go early for more parking options as downtown mountain view gets crowded weekdays at lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular mama's place
    8forfun
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Appetizers: brochetta & clams were tasty. Everyone had nice dinners. Tiramisu dessert was ok. Wine was better. Noise lever was high. Service was attentive. Mama stopped by the table 2 or 3 times to check on things. An enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A varied menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    This is one of the better restaurants in Downtown Mountain View, with a varied menu, excellent salads, balanced tastes within a dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.