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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Love it there, foods great. We had crab salads and calamari yummy

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I went on Valentine's Day. It was crowded but the people
at Luceti's handled it well. They moved some tables around
to take away the closed-in feeling.
I had the price-fixed menu that included everything.
The only thing that was not great was their selection of
the wine - not a great selection. For my main dish- I had Leg of Lamb - it was outstanding.
I would go back just for the Leg of Lamb

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Though the restaurant was extremely busy the food and service was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentines day which may have been our own fault. The food was good but
it was crowded, overbooked and loud. Absolutely nothing romantic about it. We were
seated close to the bar and my chair was hit by the wait staff, bar guests and the hostess trying
to seat people numerous times. They ran out of some of the dinner options, bread etc. Just
not a great experience for us.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed a very lovely fixed meal with champagne & wine. The portion was plentiful but had room for dessert. The service was very attentive even for a busy night. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a lovely dinner with family. Our waitress was excellent and the food was delicious. It was a special evening and we will be back soon!

The one thing I would say is that I wish there were gluten and allergen free foods for me. I was very limited in my choices for dinner. Foods that do not include gluten, soy, corn and dairy would be great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was excellent with the exception of the margarite pizza. Dough not good.
Waiter was friendly too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great Italian food. Expensive but good. Love the old world atmosphere. Service is excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a great neighborhood restaurant with authentic Italian food. It gets busy so I recommend reservations be made. The food is excellent and fairly priced. The serving sizes are excellent and the service is very good. They always have wild Salmon and I recommend it highly . The Pastas are all excellent . The bar is welcoming and definitely a neighborhood hangout. I’ve never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Warm atmosphere, friendly owners, but noise level is generally off the charts.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It is to loud to talk with your table mates. Everyone has to talk loud to her heard; no fun. Sad as the food is good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

rare italian family style restaurant in San Mateo

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was the 3rd consecutive month we ate at Luceti's, although I've been eating there for over 20 years. The food was good, but it's the service that brings us back. If you really want authentic, ask for Titi. She is from Napoli and has an Italian accent. There's hardly any more "Italian" restaurants that has someone who speaks the language.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Luceti's is no worse than #1 (no typo) on my personal list of favorite places to "enjoy" a meal. Yeah, the food is very good, all the staff are (IMHO) exceptionally friendly and seriously unpretentious (they're fun), it's convenient, the wait staff are genuinely friendly (again, if pretention is your thing you might not be so sanguine), etc. But, best of all is the character of your dining "companions" around the room and the welcoming ambiance they produce. If you live on your "device" you're gonna be pretty lonely. If you need silence to monitor the sound of your tongue and nose evaluating the body and bouquet of one of the very nice wines they have available you've probably come to the wrong place with the wrong expectations.

We (the wife and I) are not Italian but sure pretend to be when we dine there and see the joy with which the diners enjoy not only their meal but also the company of those with whom they're dining (and, occasionally the couple or fully "staffed" table nearby). Yup, Luceti's tends to be a bit on the loud side at dinner time but its the sound of people enjoying other people and occasionally having to speak up in order to do so. No matter what I felt like before coming in the front (or back...where greater parking is available) door, I always leave with a smile on my face and a fully satisfied tummy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed our New Years Eve Dinner here with wonderful food and wine. Spoke to the new owners (Paul and Sandy) who were very nice and made you feel welcome. Would definitely come here again - as it's a wonderful neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food fun and service! An old school Italian restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

All the staff was very friendly and was there to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was outstanding and pricing was within our budget.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Server that night wasn’t friendly

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our group was seated in small dining area so it was semi private. Table was beautifully set with red roses. Our meal was served promptly for such a big group and was delicious and plentiful. Owners were very gracious throughout.

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

long wait for the food. my chicken was dry. other then that they did great making our moms bday special by allowing us to light a cake for her and present it to her that evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Super! Great ambiance, friendly staff and authentic italian food!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Filet of sole meuniere is delicious - light and flavorful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday and I could not have been more pleased. The service and food were just amazing . . . I could not have asked for better!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Seasonal
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Luceti's is an excellent place to go for a fabulous meal. We have never gone wrong fhere. The food, beverage, and service were all excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great Italian Food. Great Service. Lighting is bright, in a vibrant large dining area.
Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lucetti's is always great, lots of great Italian choices. We share calamari. I enjoyed ravioli and my wife had lasagne. Our guest had canneloni. Everyone was very happy. The house Chianti is great.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have been going to Lucetti for many years ant it will alwf it will Iii Leila always. Be one of my favorites.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 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 21, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 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 4, 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 1, 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 27, 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 22, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 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 20, 2017

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

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