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Best Italian Restaurants in Pacifica


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A photo of Original Joe's Westlake restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Daly City
Booked 81 times today
Located in Daly City, Original Joe's Westlake is a renowned restaurant that offers remarkable Italian cuisine. Acclaimed for its old-fashioned Italian dishes, it is described as consistently solid, with delicious food and excellent service. Patrons laud it as a neighborhood gem, where one can enjoy excellent steaks, sandwiches, Italian delicacies, and much more. From the eggplant Parmesan to the prime rib, every dish is crafted with fresh ingredients and served with top-notch hospitality. Whether it's a special occasion or a regular weekday, this mid-century modern restaurant guarantees a superior dining experience. The generous portions and delicious leftovers are a testament to the quality of food served. The staff's professionalism and knowledge about the dishes further enhance the culinary journey at Joe's. It is no wonder that many return for more, making it not just a restaurant but a cherished, local institution.
A photo of Andiamo In Banca restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South San Francisco
Booked 4 times today
Andiamo In Banca, located in SSF, is a notable Italian restaurant cherished by locals and visitors alike. The restaurant has been praised for its service, food quality, and unique atmosphere, housed in a historic bank building. According to reviews, customers love their Italian cuisine, with dishes such as pizza, spaghetti, and meatballs consistently receiving high praise. The restaurant's excellent use of a vast array of Italian food fundamentals has earned it the acknowledgment as a go-to neighborhood Italian restaurant. Reviewers have highlighted its friendly, professional service and the uniqueness of its venue as well, particularly the repurposed bank vault that serves as a private dining area for large groups.
A photo of La Collina restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Millbrae
Booked 4 times today
La Collina is a highly-recommended local Italian restaurant, praised for its traditional and comforting cuisine, excellent service, and welcoming ambiance. Many guests have made it their go-to spot for weeknight dinners and special occasions. Delightful meals from their varied menu, such as polenta, linguini carbonara, chicken parmigiana, and veal marsala have all been singled out for their delicious taste. Adding to the authentic Italian atmosphere, the interior features charming murals and a Mediterranean vibe. Despite its popularity which may necessitate a reservation, the friendly and efficient staff ensures patrons a pleasant dining experience. Overall, guests find the food and service consistently excellent, making La Collina a deserving frontrunner in the Bay area's Italian restaurant scene.
A photo of Buon Gusto restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • South San Francisco
Booked 3 times today
Buon Gusto, as the name suggests, caters to the good taste of its customers with a variety of authentic Italian dishes. The extensive menu appeals to a wide range of gastronomic preferences; from Veal and Pasta to Seafood and House Specialties. Each dish is meticulously prepared to represent genuine Italian flavors. The restaurant also offers a remarkable selection of wines, emphasizing both California and Italian origins. Customers laud the "great food, great atmosphere, wonderful service" and the "old school Italian dishes". Many even return frequently due to the "authentic Italian experience" and "outstanding food". Hence, Buon Gusto proves to be an epicurean destination for experiencing the culinary richness of Italy.
A photo of Mezza Luna Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Half Moon Bay
Booked 20 times today
Mezza Luna Restaurant is a favored destination on the coast for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Customers continually express their satisfaction with the food, noting consistency in the delicious and well-presented dishes. The restaurant’s offerings range from classic Italian meals like Pollo saltimbocca and Salmone alla Dolores to seafood specialities such as halibut served with green beans and mashed potatoes. Patrons also praise the excellent and attentive service provided by the staff. The ambiance is described as friendly and suitable for both special occasions and casual meals. Despite some critique on the bread, Mezza Luna is hailed as one of the best places to eat in Half Moon Bay, with some customers noting its authenticity and similarity to meals enjoyed in Rome.
A photo of Rocca Ristorante restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 7 times today
Rocca Ristorante is a gem of Italian cuisine located near SFO. Garnering praise for its consistently good food, warm service and unpretentious charm, this restaurant is celebrated for its masterfully crafted menu items, prepared with an authentic Italian flair, as noted by happy diners. From the garlic mash potatoes and halibut with lemon sauce to the delicious salmon with pasta, everything is freshly prepared and boasts of a delightful Italian touch. The ambiance, service and menu all combine to create a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is also recognized for its creative dishes, such as the rolled eggplant appetizer, and its comprehensive wine list. This popular spot, known for its excellent service and reasonable prices, is recommended for both business and pleasure, with numerous customers looking forward to their next visit.
A photo of Cafe Figaro restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 10 times today
Cafe Figaro, located in Burlingame, is highly applauded for offering delightful Italian cuisine. Praised widely in reviews, customers adore the distinctly delicious and traditional recipe of dishes, notably the halibut, ravioli, fettuccine with pesto, and chicken parmesan. This family-owned restaurant, which has been around since 1989, constantly receives commendations for attentive and warm service from staff, especially the owner, Will, who makes customers feel like family. The inviting environment and the homemade pasta, which is a hit among diners, characterizes the authenticity of Cafe Figaro's Italian fare. The restaurant's excellent service, quality food, and Italian vibe all contribute to making it a top choice in Burlingame.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Burlingame restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 30 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 Pausa Bar & Cookery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • San Mateo
Booked 58 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 Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 18 times today
Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame is an esteemed Italian restaurant located in Burlingame, renowned for its tantalizing pizzas and authentic Italian dishes. Customers rave about the unique, mouthwatering combinations, such as broccoli raab pizza with house-made fennel sausage, which take you on a culinary trip straight to old-world Italy. Other menu highlights include grilled asparagus with brown butter and generous parmesan shavings, creating an unforgettable flavor experience. The restaurant is also praised for its excellent service, warm ambiance, and high-quality ingredients that are purportedly as fresh and pure as those found in Italy. Regulars regard Pizzeria Delfina as the best Italian place in the area, with new ones declaring it their favorite pizzeria on the peninsula. All these aspects make it a cherished spot for both casual meetings and festive celebrations.
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