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About Luceti's on 25th Avenue

A taste of Tuscany and local treasure that is simply delicious. For over three decades, Luceti"s has served Italian cuisine created by world class chef and awarded San Franciscan, Roger Bertola. Founder of the legendary Doro's, Ruggero's and master chef of Fior and the Iron Horse. Mr. Bertola was also the personal chef to generals Eisenhower and Paton. Today, Luceti's owners carry on the same tradition and cuisine that was started by Dr. Ron Luceti in 1984. Luceti's is a great place for private parties and business meetings. Full menu is available at bar.

109 West 25th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: M-Fr 11:30am-3:00pm Dining Room

Lunch: M-Fr 11:00am-4pm Bar/Dining

Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm Dining Room

Dinner: M-Su 4pm-10:00pm Bar/Dining

Cross Street:
Flores

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 574-1256

Website:
http://www.lucetis.com/Home_Page.html

Entertainment:
We have live jazz music Thursday thru Sunday. 6:30pm-9:30pm. There will be no music on the second Thursday of every month.

Catering:
Catering available.

Parking Details:
Front and rear of restaurant.

Public Transit:
Walking distance to local bus and train service.

Private Party Facilities:
Private Room available for parties of 20 or more.

Private Party Contact:
Sandy Navarro: (650) 574-1256

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Luceti's on 25th Avenue Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
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Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Nicely seasoned bruschetta and wonderful calamari steak. Tasty Caesar salad and veal piccata. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love it there but it seems to be getting more crowded and exiting can be dangerous in case of an emergency or even leaving from dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Scallops were terrific as usual. The French onion soup was so lacking flavor which probably confirmed the lack of onions. Thin watery soup. Used to be very good. Will return for scallops meunière but no more onion soup. Would have ordered another scotch but never saw the waitress again.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food is too pricey for what you're actually getting. It way too much. The overall total had us upset.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The only reason I rate the value as poor is because the food was subpar. Granted, it was Thanksgiving and they don't serve turkey year round, but it could have been tastier (especially for $40 . Also, $8 dollars for a rather slim piece of pumpkin pie is just absurd. Service could not have been better though. Will try this again and get Italian food next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Much better than the previous visit. The chicken sauté was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I eat a Lucetti’s very frequently and enjoy meeting with friends for a wonderful meal. Last Saturday night I enjoyed my dinner very much. The only problem was the service. We were seated nearly one half hour after our reservation time. The dinner service was unusually slow because they were over booked to a very large crowd. The dinner was excellent but service was unusually slow.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was able to book a last-minute table for 10, and the family dining experience was memorable. The entire party ate gnocchi in pesto sauce for appetizer, also the cioppino as an appetizer with ten bowls so that each person around the table could partake. The atmosphere was fun and convivial, and the service contributed to everyone having a good time. Paired all of the meals with a California sangiovese, it was acceptable but would have preferred an Italian alternative that, regrettably, was not offered.

I shall return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always great food, service, and fun. Minestrone and spinach salad starters were big hits, and the grilled salmon was cooked perfectly (not overdone as at many other places).

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had dinner with friends from Denmark and we had a really nice dinner experience. Would recommend for delicious traditional italian.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Once again great service great food what else can I say it’s worth the trip and worth the price

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The acoustics leaves a lot to be desired especially for us Seniors whose hearing is a bit challenged.
No doubt that the atmosphere is very energetic...
We loved our dishes. My husband said it was the best calamari he has had for a long time. I had the Veal Scallopini and the sauce, while rich, was very tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Maybe found my. Ew favorite Italian restaurant for al our family birthday dinners!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner. Had a bowl of minestrone soup and a huge salad with crab, shrimp, smoked salmon, and prawns. Hubby had grilled salmon that was slightly over cooked. We would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Your food servers are so wonderful and really know the menus well and make great suggestions to help guest select a delectable dinner. Bartenders are also wonderful, they talk to all the bar guest and the owner is a hottie! GREAT PLACE😜👍👌🍺

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was alright, although the salad was overdressed. Our server was very pleasant but didn't come around too often. The biggest issue was the nose; it was so loud it was difficult to hold a conversation!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We alway go for the sole...it is the best thing on their menu. The potatoes and vegetables are mediocre at best.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. Have eaten there many times and always enjoy it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food good service and always count on both things.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Service was off. We had to keep calling for our server for missing utensils, drinks, food and condiments. Then rush to clear our table before we were done.

Not too please as we spent over $250.00

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

My family and I had a wonderful celebration dinner with great food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We are frequent diners at this restaurant. When we arrived, I told the hostess it was my husband's birthday. However, while another patron was given dessert with a candle, nothing was done for my husband, which was disappointing.

The restaurant was crowded and service was extremely slow. Perhaps they need to hire more servers. After we asked for the check, we waited a long time before receiving it.

Fortunately, the food was delicious which saved the day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was our second visit and it did not disappoint. They offer a very delicious spaghetti and meatballs. It is a small restaurant, but cozy with the white table cloths and red roses on each table. We will definitely go back again to try their other Italian dishes.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was okay, nothing to get excited about. Waitress was wonderful as well as the service

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I've been to Luceti's a handfull of times and only return because my friends like it. The food is good, but expensive if ordering something other than pasta. The tables are packed into a small space and it's noisy......making it hard to hear conversation. The place was packed on this Friday night so obviously it's popular with the locals. On this occasion I ordered Salmon Piccata with sauteed veggies. I must say it was tasty. My cocktail (a Makers Mark Manhattan), on the other hand, was not made well. Service was particularly slow. More than likely due to the heavy volume of customers. Gave us time to catch up while we digested between courses. Ending on an up note, the flan was delicious!!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was very good. The restaurant tends to get very noisy on the weekends. Weekdays are a little quieter so you can chat with your friend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Waitress very helpful. Very personable, as was rest of staff.
Oysters Rockefeller was excellent! Cioppino Friday night special was great.
Martini came out small....Waitress had it filled in moments notice. Thumbs up!
Had 2 at 9 a piece. 3 drinks, Oysters and Cioppino came to $74 and a 18% tip..
Lively place. Will be going back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

9-9-17 Admission
One is a ways greeted warmly at the door'
Genuine concern that you like the food.
Decor takes one back to the sixties.
Never rushed.
Good for every once in a while dining.
BTC

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Service is great. Staff very friendly. Plenty of great choices on the menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went to Luceti's a few days ago for a bday dinner. We had never been even though we've lived nearby for 10 years! We had a reservation and we were seated after a short wait. We waited a while more before we were given our menus and then it was quite a while before we were brought bread and then we waited even longer for the waiter to take our drink order! It was very busy for a Tuesday night! After all of that waiting, everything else went much smoother. Our appetizers came out quickly as did the food. Everything was delicious! Not a soul complained about their meals. We drank wine, had desert, and overall, had a great experience. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is such a wonderful family restaurant. Always great food and fabulous service. Love the whole experience. Great rye Manhattans.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Celebrating friends birthday and they brought a chocolate sundae with a candle in it--fun!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Go to place on 25th Avenue. Great food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Ok for a neigborhood spot, sometimes not enough staff, all dishes are saucey, but friendly, local and good bar

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Don't get turned off by the slightly tacky appearance of the neighborhood or the lack of parking. Once you walk in the door of Luceti's you'll feel like you just stepped into a restaurant in Italy. The food is authentic Italian, well-presented, and very tasty. Our faves are the calamari appetizer and the calamari steak - both are very tender and far better than the usual quality on the Peninsula. Mangia!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We had a great time! The food was delicious, service was very nice and polite and from the minute we walked in until we left we very happy with the service. We went to celebrate a birthday and brought a cake and they were nice enough to put the candles on, sing, cut the cake and serve it.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our wait person was outstanding. She catered to our every need.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great all around food, service and friendly service plus food was hot when serviced.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Batting a thousand, this great find is now two for two. Two excellent meals in two visits. Very good Italian fare served up with perfect hospitality, in a dining room that's tastefully comfortable and fairly quiet. This is place is ideal on many levels.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Friends birthday.

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