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Vaso Azzurro
Vaso Azzurro

Vaso Azzurro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://vasoazzurro.com/
  • Email: vasoazzurro@gmail.com
  • Phone: (650) 940-1717
  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our group of 6 enjoyed delicious food, outstanding service, lovely live jazz music and excellent desserts and after dinner drinks."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. I will recommend to others!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food is consistent, but what makes this restaurant are the owners and staff. They make you feel very welcome and almost guarantee you a good time.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food at Vaso Azzurro is very good and the menu selection is excellent (something for everyone). I had the Seafood risotto, and it was fresh and delicious. I don't know if this happens every night, but I was dining on Friday night and there is live jazz music and lots of spontaneous singing (anniversaries, birthdays). The atmosphere was loud and fun; almost like dinner and a show. If you want a quiet, romantic dinner, this is not the spot for you."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had eaten there many times with good results. Last evening was a nightmare. Twice, before we had finished our dinner a waiter removed our silverware and bread. We had to recall them. The food for all of us was awful. My veal was like the sole of my shoe. The singer interrupted our conversation at least twice. It was as though all the staff was under a spell. Afraid to ever go back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was so much fun. We came for my moms bday and it was just perfect! Great service, Michael was amazing and funny. Such a talented singer also. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Good food, great service, will definitely return for more,"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is always perfectly delicious. The service is always attentive and warm. It is my goto Italian restaurant. Nothing in the area compares."
    Dined on 3/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very good Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Service is excellent."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Had a wonderful, reasonably priced dinner for two, and the wait staff was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "everybody was warm and friendly. The food was delicious. But the best part was the singing maitre de!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "we had early dinner at 5:45 and had great service. food was great"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/8/2013