Cafe Figaro

4.7
156 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Café Figaro is a warm and inviting Italian restaurant in Burlingame. The cozy dining room has a relaxed atmosphere to it and is decorated with a blend of tradition and modern styles. The walls are lined with contemporary artwork and mounted lights, the tables are complete with comfortable seating and crisp linens, while the ceiling hosts pendant lights and classic tiles.

Café Figaro offers guests a variety of menu options, all steaming from their authentic and home-cooked cuisine. Menu options include pollo ripieno, ravioli con salsa bolognese, penne con Pomodoro e melenzane, Dungeness crab cakes, as well as bruschetta al Pomodoro and risotto al Frutti di Mare. Throughout the years, Café Figaro has established itself as a popular venue for banquets and private parties.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 156 people are saying
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vipBenF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there. It was better than we had hoped especially after reading some reviews. Of course, they were older. Service & food were wonderful.. We would recommend this restaurant and will go again.

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vipPieraldi
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Quaint atmosphere, excellent food, great service every time. Family owned and operated. It’s so nice when staff remembers you. Always our go to.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is a cute restaurant. All the wait staff were very polite and accommodating. The appetizers were superb but the main courses were just pretty average I’m sorry to say. The dish that I had tasted like it was made with old possibly rancid olive oil which really put me off. Any restaurant can have a bad meal from time to time so perhaps it was just my time. They have a really big menu and I think it’s difficult to maintain quality of product with so many items on the menu.

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Noan
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Figaro is always good...it's like having dinner at a friend's house

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Erini
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots to go for dinner. Food is always exceptional!

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal and wonderful and warm, friendly service. Matt, Will and Roberto, so fun to see them!!

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vipRavioli
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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SUNANA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very uninspired and mediocre tasting food. Pasta was over-cooked and vegetables were not fresh. Bread was dry and tasted store-bought. Small portions, especially disappointing given the family-style prices.
Servers were nice.

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jaclynr
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed, consistently delicious and great service too!

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vipJimJ
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic food. The service was excellent.

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Buppy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, quiet place to enjoy delicious Italian food. We especially loved the veal dishes, carpaccio and garlic mussels. We would have appreciated a less expensive corkage charge. Ho wever, then we would not have tried the amazing chianti on the menu. Our waiter,Will ,was very attentive to our needs, our question and we liked his suggestions! We will return.

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Virginia
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good Italian with excellent waiters and wine list superb

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu of traditional Italian food. Quant, quiet and was lovely to dine there. Will be back

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MikeB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A small but quaint Italian restaurant that serves very tasty food with a lot of choices on their menu.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant!! Always wonderful friendly service and consistently delicious food.

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vipjaclynr
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every meal we've had a Cafe Figaro has been consistently delicious and we always look forward to the next time! The staff is very friendly and Will runs everything so smoothly and is so nice and accommodating. He makes really good drinks too!
See you next time soon!

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Noan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will and his team always provide an excellent dining experience!

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JackieT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become our favorite restaurant to come to. The food is always delicious. The service is impeccable! I would recommend this place to everyone. Once you try it you will want to go back! ❤️

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MB11
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Food and service. Very nice place, reminded me of Italian restaurants in New York

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ThePaulsons
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious dishes. Outstanding customer service. Our party of four enjoyed being able to have a quiet conversation as we dined. Expensive, though. Total w/gratuity was approx. $100/person.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. This is a real neighborhood gem!

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vipCMori
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal once again at our favorite neighborhood gem. It had been over a year since we dined inside at Figaro so this one was special. The breaded veal cutlets are to die for and I ordered it with risotto. Great food, service and everything!

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vipMichelleB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food

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nana
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Very busy when we arrived on Mothers Day. Had to wait a short period of time but not too bad. Two guys waiting tables did a great job. Worth the wait.

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Sevilleb55
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from service to food and wine was amazing! Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipMudslide
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times in the past, but this was the first time since indoor dining started up again. Excellent food and service as usual. Glad to see things had not changed.

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Erini
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here a couple times and am always so amazed by their food! Also loved the service, very calming environment and pretty low key.

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ChrisN
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service. It was not busy on a Saturday evening. Hearty portions and excellent vegetarian options.

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vipjaclynr
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service great as always. It’s a small place so when people are standing talking to people they know that are sitting brings the noise level way up. Due to that happening this last meal, the noise level was a bit much. Still one of my favorite restaurants though!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Bolognese sauce was delish! Cafe Figaro was terrific accommodating my special request. My friend asked for gluten-free pasta which they easily offered.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants on Broadway Ave Burlingame. We recently went on a Friday night during lent, I had tomato red sauce with prawns, hubby had fettuccine with scallops and rock shrimp, light cream sauce. New choices for both of us. FABULOUS! Matt and Will there with their terrific friendly, warm wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We waited 2 1/2 hours for dinner after being seated. They decided to comp our meal after that but it ruined our evening

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here the food is always good. I love the veal marsala and my husband loves the chicken Monterey. We were with friends a few weeks ago and they said the sausage and polenta and the risotto fabulous. the people working there make us feel like we are visiting with friends, especially Will. Can't wait to go back

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PT22C
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The veal dish was excellent, very tasty. The crab cakes were also very good, nice crabby taste with crunchy crust.

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Amazeballs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great outdoor dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I booked online, then called to confirm and share the need for a table outside as we had a pet. Was told a table would be ready. Showed at 5:50, tables occupied. My guest arrived late (6:15) but we couldn’t get a table until 6:45. They did offer complimentary wine while we waited as a gesture for the inconvenience. I’d still go back, but was bummed they couldn’t fulfill a promise of a table when I called at 5 (as soon as they opened) to book it.

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vipTselph
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is our first less than stellar experience at Cafe Figaro. Not sure what the issue was but we received a wrong appetizer, we didn't receive the usual garlic oil with our french bread, no cheese was offered for my minestroni soup, our drinks arrived late and the food was good but not great as usual. Without prompt our server apologized and thanked us for our patience after our meal. We'll go back again but if this experience is repeated we'd have to re-evaluate.

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GAil
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty; we all ordered different entrees and they all,came simultaneously, hot and enjoyed by all.
Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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GeorgeC
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very good food. Not good service. The table, menus, and chairs could set ll use a deep cleaning. It was ok, but it could be a lot better.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Figaro using the Order Online button. Cafe Figaro also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe Figaro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 344-8277.

Cafe Figaro is rated 4.7 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.