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
52 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)great for outdoor dining (19)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (12)good for groups (12)great for lunch (6)romantic (6)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great seafood special
    JoelVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Visited before theater and received terrific service from server and owner. Sea bass special and home made desserts recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible american italian food
    mangiabene
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    You should know you are in trouble when they serve a bowl full of garlic with their olive oil for dipping that they are not going to serve authentic and good italian food - where less is more and taste comes naturally. Really awful place but ok for being next to train tracks and on the busy adolescent hangout which has now become Castro St. in Mountain View.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food was excellent. Don't miss the tiramisu. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth a try
    fredz9
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good value. Food was well prepared, good sized portions, good flavors. Saturday evening, 7PM. Resturant was full. Too much noise to have conversation. They should install noise absorbing panels on ceilings and walls. Bar was ok, no draft beer.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    ChadVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The service was excellent, the staff was very attentive, gave great recommendations, however, I was less impressed with the food. It was really "just ok", nothing spectacular. I had the Penne Con Pollo. There was not enough cream added to the sauce so it had an over acidic taste to it from the tomatoes. The bread that was served was warm, soft and delicious. Probably not a place I would return to, but it was worth a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner
    elaineKOAVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Sometimes you forget how wonderful a neighborhood restaurant can be. Aside from a noisy crowd of celebrating female athletes on Saturday night the dining experience was great. Service was efficient. Both of the specials, the scallops and duck entrees were attractive presentations and delicious. The veal scallopini was a very large portion with a great sauce. We split salads and felt that they were generous in giving us more than we expected. Prices were moderate considering the quality of the food and variety offered. We appreciate the warm welcome that Vaso Azzurro provides each guest. They have outdoor, curbside dining as well and it was very popular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Serviced to rushed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Reservations at 8:00 Sunday, looks like they close at 9:00 I was constantly being rushed, food was good, about 50% of tables occupied. Recommend not dining within one hour of closing !!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Dinner
    KonnieKatt
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A friend from out of town and I had a delightful meal on a pleasant Sunday evening. It was quite pleasant at one of the sidewalk tables. The food was well prepared and promptly served. Waiters were attentive without hovering (a problem in some restaurants for those of us who like to eat early, before the crowds arrive).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    Marita
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This used to be one of our favorite pre-theater restaurants. No longer. The noise level was atrocious - we had to shout to each other, increasing the noise more. It took a very long time to get served, even though most patrons were already served when we got there, so the kitchen couldn't have been overburdened. Folks who came in after us were served a full fifteen minutes before us, even though they had ordered the same food. We never saw our waiter again after he took our order, although the owner did come by a few times to see why we didn't have our food and to apologize. Too bad - we really used to like Vaso Azzurro.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food =10. Service= 1
    DIDO44
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Arrived 4reservation, were told to wait while he took this other tables order (6 people). 5 mins later took to table in rear, center of door to kitchen, We moved. 10 mins later flagged person to take order. Had to get bus boy to get our salads and then 20 mins later we asked the bus boy again to get our main course. Waiters (3) were waiting on tables outside & inside, with no real assigned sections, so Service was deplorable. The opera singing was fun, but it kept the waiters up front of restaurant. Food when we got it was really good . The Gamberonia w/ Crispy crab stuffed polenta cake was exceptional! Lambchops tasty. No time with this 2 hour dining delay experience to have dessert. VERY disappointing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so food served too quickly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our main courses were served before we had finished our appetizers, leading to a very full table and slightly cool main courses.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Northern Italian
    AHreviewVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a great dinner before the theater at this popular restaurant. I had scampi with polenta and my friend had lamb chops. Both were generus portions and were very tasty. It was my first time here and I expect I will come back as the food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Chris
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was wonderful, but the restaurant is very noisy, which is hard for the older and hard of hearing group.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh !
    XYZ123
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I work on Castro and we had a new hire at our office, so we took the new hire to Vaso Azzurro for lunch because we heard they have great food. Yes, the food is great, but the service is poor. The waiter seemed bothered to have to wait on us. The food was good though. The waiter had to be asked 3 times to bring the final check to us. The first time he ignored me, the second time he pretended he didn't hear me and it took another waiter to practically raise his voice to him to get him to bring our check. It left me with a bad taste in my mouth. This restaurant is not cheap. If i'm going to pay that much for food, the service has to be top notch. I will not be returning to this restaurant.
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  • Outstanding
    Esmeralda
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was my first time at Vaso Assurro and the food was excellent, the service outstanding, we meet the owner that was very friendly, It was three of us and we all loved our food. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pedestrian food over zealous waiter
    Allergy2peanuts
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was pedestrian and the service was over zealous. Finally had to tell the 4 th waiter to come up to us with the specials that I wanted to look at the menu. Way too noisy to have a conversation. Did take my allergy seriously.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming neighborhood restaurant
    Num2Num
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our dinner was quite enjoyable. The polenta starter was a delicious surprise with mushrooms and gorganzola. The veal piccata and chicken were good - loved the sauces. The staff are charming and warm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never returning
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Never going back. Completely disorganized. Sat at the bar for 15 minutes without ever being greeted. Never returning. Going out of my way to unrecommend this place to all my coworkers in mountain view
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Good Restaurant in Mountain View
    RDB27
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our second visit to Vaso Azzurro. We were celebrating an anniversary and were seated at our requested table. However, the food came much too fast. When it came, my veal was swimming in sauce, although it was tender. They sang to us and we were presented with a complimentary chocolate decadence dessert with a candle. Unfortunately, they forgot to credit us on our Open Table account, even though I gave them the copy of the reservation, which was returned to me. Since the restaurant was not that crowded, these problems could have been avoided with a little more attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I Love Vaso Azzurro
    MelC
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Vaso Azzurro is one of the best Italian restaurants in S.F. bay area. Food is surprisingly delicious. We ordered Bruscetta Napoletana, Bocconcini Di Mozzarella Alla Caprese, Linguini Azzurro, and Carre Di Agnello. Carre Di Agnello is grilled lamb chops to desired temperature over shiitaki and green peas-risotto in a brandy cream demi-glaze sauce. Tender lamb chops with juicy risotto, I love it! Linguini Azzurro was full of mussels, big scallops, baby shrimps, clams. The dish was tasty. My friend ordered red wine, he liked it. I ordered mojito, tasted great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed feeling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    so yes it is a casual place and we don't expect outstanding food. However with the pricing of the entrees, I don't think we had for what we paid. My dish was good, however the pasta my ordered were very regular and the tomatoe sauce was not great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    MarybelleanneVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food Vaso Azzurro is a cut above most Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow friendly service, food great
    lsusie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We thought the servers were friendly and trying to please but fell short on getting meals to us because other groups were coming in. We left plenty of time but if you are in a rush, I would not recommend going there. The food was very good. I would go back becaude we go to events in the area but I would leave plenty of time to be patient with service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 110 reviews are from the Vaso Azzurro reviews archive.
  • Love the food service was too slow
    Vish
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was great but the services was too slow from getting drinks, adding fir heater. I had to go and tell the server multiple times just get one thing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved It!
    Love2eat
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Some of our dishes were delicious and some were so so. The services was, as always, outstanding! We sat for the first time outside. I have to say with the trains going by at regular intervals, it was too noisy for me. The ambiance and noise level is much better inside. We'll be definitely back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Times
    NewExperiencesVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The atmosphere is wonderful. You've got some musicians and a man singing authentic Italian tunes throughout the restaurant. The food was hit or miss. I think two people at our table loved their meals, the 4 others thought it was eh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great First Experience
    PVBuddy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We ordered the salmon, flat iron steak, and two chicken dishes with a carpaccio appetizer. All were excellent. Service was a little spotty, our waiter seemed distracted. Clarinet and bass player by bthe bar played jazz standards softly and well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Style Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Family style Italian restaurant locating in downtown of mountain view. Great food and atmosphere as long as you don't mind the noise level
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in Mountain View
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We eat out often and it's always nice to find an exceptionally good restaurant in a convenient location. We ended up all having the Salmon (I normally never order fish but wanted something light) all of us agreed it was one of the best meals. The coffee and desert were excellent and the wine list was very reasonable. All in all it's definitely a place we'll return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian ambiance
    VdayDiners
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We always enjoy the food and friendly service at Vaso. The staff is helpful at recommending dishes if you are vacillating between selections. The wine list is appropriate for the dishes and a reasonable value. Though the outdoor dining is on the street, it is a pleasant oplace to while away a summer evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so noisy and disruptive
    nothingfancy
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Owner is friendly. Waiters look cranky. When the wrong salad was brought out, the waiter questioned us then it took 15 minutes to get a Caesar. We asked for bread 3 times and were told it was baking even tho atleast 5 baskets came out before ours and it was cold. Really? The food was ok. Not worth the price and the online menu was so much lower than the actual. The freaky part was when this old lady came out and interrupted our dinner to gush over us and freak out my 92 year old mother by kissing her. Might be ok for regulars but we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD NIGHT
    iolavolaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We enjoyed the food very much and the service was really good. However, the owners were a little too visible, visiting tables and proclaiming "love." Just a little too much and it interferred with our dining somewhat. However, we will go there again and have been there before. Liked it then, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Isaac
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mid level italian restaurant. Friendly stuffs but the food wasn't great.
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  • Singing owners!
    Opsman
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a great place for a date or special occasion dining. We love to go here. The owners are very nice and the staff is extra attentive. Often there is a two piece sax and base band playing Italian songs and the owners or staff love to join in and sing. Fun night for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy in Mountain View!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Wonderful! And when you are there on a "special night" the owner is known to provide a great touch of entertainment, Italy brought to you......
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shirlVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    another nice dining experience, although disappointed in the quality of the veal. unusual for me at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    Diningdiva24
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Love the friendly service, the pretty atmosphere and tasty cocktails. The food is very good but oh so salty. Otherwise, a wonderful experience. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like Dining in Mama's Home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was fantastic, and Mama came around frequently to make sure you enjoyed your meal and were getting everything you asked for. There was a tad bit of confusion when we arrived, as the earlier tables were lingering (so we had to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation). The hosts were very apologetic, and what's a few minutes when you'll be getting an outstanding dinner? My husband got the roast chicken special and I got the lamb chops. Both were cooked to perfection and absolutely to die for. The garlic/olive oil bread dip was delicious as well. Other customers were eager to share their favorite dishes with us (mushroom ravioli with pink sauce), and everyone was so friendly. It was our first visit there, it won't be our last.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Treated like royalty
    HostingVisitors
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My family of 6 went for a birthday dinner. We brought the 3 year old and ate at 7:00. Potentially not a good scenario as it's late for her. The staff went out of their way to take care of her (and so made our evening easier) and sang a lovely happy birthday to grandpa. We had some high-maintenance eaters (not including the toddler). One vegan and one gluten free patron in our group. It went well and everyone was happy.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but awful service
    BH212VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for dinner on a Friday evening and left unimpressed, which is unfortunate in some respects because the food was very good. That said, the service rates among the worst I can remember. First, the waiter rushed to get our orders before we had time to look at the menu, even though the restaurant wasn't crowded and he was not overly busy. Second, the timing in serving our courses was horrendous - we ordered three courses and both the second and third course were brought to the table before we finished the prior course. Third, with each new course, the waiter failed to bring new silverware and was generally inattentive throughout the evening. The atmosphere is ok if you like live music, but I doubt we return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall