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Best Italian Restaurants in Foster City


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A photo of Pausa Bar & Cookery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • San Mateo
Booked 50 times today
Pausa Bar & Cookery is acclaimed as a haven for lovers of Italian cuisine, nestled in the heart of San Mateo. The restaurant's food receives praise for its creativity and expert preparation, as evidenced by glowing reviews that highlight their impeccable pizzas, pasta, and entrées. Pausa’s atmosphere is described as a joyful Italian house party, creating an authentic and lively ambiance. Patrons frequently commend the service, describing it as knowledgeable and attentive. Their diverse offerings, ranging from Wagyu Beef Bavette to the unique risotto with shaved white Alba truffles, earn rave reviews, with one customer describing it as the best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. The restaurant's commitment to quality and authenticity, paired with its robust Italian wine list, consolidate its reputation as a true gem of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Vivace - Belmont restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Belmont
Booked 19 times today
Vivace - Belmont is a highly recommended Italian restaurant known for its phenomenal food and exceptional service. Patrons rave about the exquisite flavors, outstanding presentation, and high-quality ingredients used in their dishes. Described as a go-to Italian eatery with a lively ambiance, Vivace provides an exceptional dining experience, stellar service and an excellent wine list. The restaurant's service is not only professional but also friendly, with staff always ready to make excellent wine and food recommendations. With many years of consistent excellence, Vivace - Belmont stands out for providing full value for money and a warm, comfortable dining environment. It is, without a doubt, a cherished culinary gem in the realm of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Luceti's on 25th Avenue restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • San Mateo
Booked 5 times today
Luceti's on 25th Avenue is extolled for its traditional Ital-American cuisine with dishes that are carefully prepared and artistically presented. The restaurant has been consistently rated excellent for its food, including customer favorites such as chicken piccata, filet of sole, veal piccata, chicken Jerusalem, and polenta. The patrons also admire the delightful team of staff members, who prioritize customer satisfaction, and the rustic Italian ambiance. The restaurant is cherished as a local gem, a favorite neighborhood spot, and the preferred Italian restaurant on the Peninsula. It is recognized as a place that serves authentic and exceptional Italian cuisine, complemented by a notable collection of Italian wines.
A photo of Divino Belmont restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Belmont
Booked 4 times today
Divino Ristorante, located in the heart of San Carlos promises to deliver a delightful Italian culinary experience. The restaurant is described by patrons as a "favorite Italian restaurant" and a "neighborhood gem". Divino boasts of high-quality food, with the pasta labeled as "always perfectly al dente", "fresh", and the dishes "interesting and different". Frequent customers commend the exceptional service and pleasing ambiance. Emphasizing on authenticity, the restaurant is applauded for handmade pastas, with the tagliatelle, lasagna, and gnocchi described as "superb". The restaurant is not only a spot for delicious meals but also an excellent choice for celebrating special occasions like anniversaries.
A photo of Domenico Winery & Osteria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • San Carlos
Booked 15 times today
Domenico Winery & Osteria, a hidden gem in San Carlos, is a wonderful Italian restaurant lauded for its authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. Reviews consistently highlight the incredible food - from their selection of pizzas, including fan favorites like the salsiccia, to their pasta dishes, including goat cheese ravioli and lamb ragout. Diners are pleasantly surprised by the quality of dishes, particularly the pasta and halibut, which they describe as outstanding. Their brunch options, particularly the pollo frito, come highly recommended. The Italian varietals in their extensive wine list are a popular choice, especially the Barbera and Pinot Noir. The ambiance, reminiscent of an Italian ristorante, the service, and the overall experience received rave reviews and have turned many into returning customers.
A photo of La Lanterna Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • San Mateo
Booked 9 times today
La Lanterna Ristorante, nestled in San Mateo, is a beacon of authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant consistently garners acclaim from patrons for its unrivaled food and attentive service. The Mista salad with prawns and Squid Ink Spaghetti con Frutti di Mare are particularly lauded for their exquisite flavors. Patrons are also enchanted by the special Limoncello cocktail and Bellini, and the Profiteroles come highly recommended. They often feature delightful specials, including fresh fish prepared in traditional Italian style. The ambiance is undeniably inviting, making it an ideal spot for both casual dining and special occasions. La Lanterna Ristorante is a culinary gem that every gourmand should experience.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Burlingame restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 28 times today
Il Fornaio in Burlingame is celebrated as a hub for high-quality Italian cuisine. The establishment has won over patrons with an array of authentic and delicious dishes such as homemade Italian staples, salads, and a particular favorite, penne pasta with vodka cream and bacon. Many patrons appreciate its excellent service and the relaxed yet elegant ambiance. The restaurant's wine list never disappoints, expanding the horizons of diners with each visit. It is touted as a gem in Burlingame, with easy rail connections from San Francisco and farther down the peninsula. Patrons also praise the restaurant for its consistent food delivery and commend its ability to cater to various dietary needs, including vegan preferences. Il Fornaio Burlingame comes highly recommended for being consistently good, providing excellent value, and being a suitable venue for occasions ranging from business lunches to celebrations with family and friends.
A photo of Spasso restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • San Carlos
Booked 8 times today
Spasso, located in San Carlos, has consistently earned high praise for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Reviewers often recommend it for the excellent quality of the food, which is "not overpriced" yet consistently "delicious" and "beautifully presented." Frequent diners also commend the "impeccable" service, with many calling it their "favorite Italian restaurant on the Peninsula." Additionally, the ambiance—enhanced by "Italian paintings on the walls"—is described as "fabulous", making it a great spot for both "date nights and family dinners." Whether it's the "phenomenal" chicken parmigiana or the meticulously prepared halibut, Spasso evidently provides an authentic and enjoyable Italian dining experience.
A photo of Vespucci Ristorante Italiano restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • San Mateo
Booked 7 times today
Vespucci Ristorante Italiano consistently impresses with its warm ambiance and outstanding Italian cuisine. Numerous patrons express their delight, heralding it as their "favorite Italian restaurant". Dishes such as the Petrale Sole Piccata and spaghetti carbonara receive particular praise for their excellent preparation and authentic Italian taste, while desserts such as the Limoncello parfait and sorbet are noted as perfect finishers. Reviewers frequently highlight the friendly and attentive staff, particularly the owners Francesco and Manuela, who impart a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere. Overall, Vespucci Ristorante Italiano provides a gastronomical experience that truly evokes the spirit of Italy, making it highly-recommended by many.
A photo of PRANZI restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • San Carlos
Booked 11 times today
Located in the bustling downtown area of San Carlos, PRANZI is an acclaimed Italian restaurant, cherished by connoisseurs for its excellent food and service. Customers rave about the homemade pasta and range of delectable dishes like penne vodka, truffle mac and cheese, and Bolognese - all served with impeccable hospitality. Patrons compliment the outdoor seating and al fresco dining. The quality and authenticity of the cuisine has led fans to declare it the best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. One reviewer even confessed to "falling back in love with Italian food" thanks to PRANZI. All in all, PRANZI ensures an Italian dining experience that never disappoints.
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