Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame

4.3
905 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome back Chef Rodriguez!


As Chef Jose Rodriguez puts it aptly: ''When I am not in the kitchen cooking, I am experimenting and reinventing myself continually. I don't know any other way to feel alive.'' After a long hiatus, Chef Rodriguez returns to Trapeze where he always felt at home. Under a new management, Jose is granted the opportunity to express his creativity in his work freely. With years of experience and much amassed recognition in some of the most well known Michelin Star awarded restaurants in the Bay Area, we are all excited to see what wonders he will bring.

''In addition to my regular menu, I'm trying what I call approachable foods - simpler in some cases and more sophisticated creations in other'' said Mr. Rodriguez, who has been working as a private chef and caterer for over 20 years.

For reservations larger than 10 or for private functions please contact the restaurant directly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 905 people are saying
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SiubhanP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice hidden gem! Food was excellent in all areas and had the place almost to ourselves with great service. We will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service
Nice outdoor ambiance
Good food

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SandraB
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy with everything at Trapeze. They were very accommodating to me since I am a vegetation.
We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 1st time back to Trapeze since Covid. I was surprised how loud it was in the restaurant. It was a bit cold that night so we didn’t sit outside but wish we did.

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

This is a real neighborhood gem . . .
Good service, good food, good selection on wine,
will come again.

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Andy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience

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MoonMan
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. The branzino was cooked perfectly and the tiramisu is a must have.

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vipAddisonL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant, good food, good services.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant with nice ambience both indoors and outdoors. Consistently delicious food, attentive wait staff without being intrusive, just a lovely dining experience at a reasonable price. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We tried a couple of appetizers. So poor we decided not to risk entree’s. Lousy service to boot

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vipGreatDinners
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner . Octopus appetizer was delicious.

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vipdesertfoodie
Palm Springs
76 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night on our SF trip. The staff was gracious and attentive. The chef made me a special request! We highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Good food but bad service made it regrettable. I’d pick somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They yook us early

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Pink
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good lamb chop and ciopinno!! Good portion. Fried calamari was excellent!!

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Tazz
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was pretty basic. It was good but nothing amazing. My pasta was incredibly oily to the point that I had to fish my pasta out of a pool of oil at the bottom of the plate. However, other people in my party enjoyed their meal. I would say if you’re really hungry, go for it. If you want really good Italian food there’s much better places.

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vipCathyW
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch at Trapeze was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and outstanding service made our time together memorable. I highly recommend Trapeze.

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Foodla
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, kudos to our waiter. calamari was yummy. Outside seating was good for us....

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very nice. Service was a little slow considering there was only 2-3 tables in the entire place. But the servers were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The Philly spring rolls were delicious. My filet mignon was cooked a little on the rare side even though I ordered medium but it was still lovely. The mustard sauce with the chicken was fantastic! They were sweet to bring out an anniversary dessert for us. Definitely will be coming back.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Trapeze Restaurant. The servie is always good and we are welcome. The food is delicious and we always have beet salad.
Thank you for the great service and your lovely restaurant. We will be back.
We recmmend your restaurant to others and ofter give gift certificates to our friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, family-friendly, excellent service.

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vipNeiltony
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

It was obvious the restaurant had a bad night, but there were also some “other” things that were super not cool. Firstly, the service. I’ll abbreviate. We were ignored for ages, and then, when we finally got our dinner, it was well over an hour after we had ordered it, with no explanation! We were given a free glass of wine, and a beer to try and compensate. Well, the food was really delicious, but get this: There were tons of gnats flying around our table the entire time! It was gross! We were both fans of this place because of ordering delivered during covid, so this was our first time actually in the restaurant. What a disaster, waste of money, and what an awful way to spend a friday night. The whole thing should have been comped, because it was so embarrassing! What a waste of time, and our hard earned dollars!

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Monsieur
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was good but uninspired. Wait staff pretty much ignored the table. Cocktails uninspired.

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Brock77
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat on-time for a dinner reservation for 2. 30 minutes later, we hadn’t even placed a drink order, so we left and ordered Chinese. Sad that I didn’t get to try the food. The restaurant tried to call me 3 times 15 minutes after we left. Wish they’d put that much effort into waiting on tables.

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AldoA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Trapeze with Clients from out of town. I couldn't have picked a nicer first impression. It was a little energetic as far as the noise level but we were still able to have a conversation. They did have outside seating.

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Duaneger
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff. Will come back for sure.

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SusanneS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went on a Friday evening, and opted to sit inside, but the noise level was very high so after a few minutes we moved to a table outside. The tables outside are not as nice - e.g. no table cloth. Service was good, nothing to complain but also not outstanding. Food was nice, too.

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JenniferB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience2

Food took 45 minutes to come out. Fish and steak ws over done! Server never came out to refill wine or water. This used to be a great restaurant but NOT anymore! Disappointed 100%! Never coming back again!

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vipCLewis
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Denise and the team took really good care of us (Party of 6).

They know how to please guests even with the smallest of detail.
They were very patient and gracious hosts.

Great italian food! Thank you!

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant had great food. Each of us enjoyed the rib eye steak, veal, Cioppino and seafood paella. The only negative was 2 tiny crab cakes for $16
Overpriced. But overall we would recommend this restaurant to everyone 👏👏👏👏👏👏

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melissa
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was a bit above average, decent value for what you pay for but unseasoned and just not well thought out. Service was decent but the space is very loud- and if the bar is hopping you will be shouting throughout the meal.

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DanJacob
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a romantic date!!! Me and my wife had fun. Very cultured place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente, desde la atención hasta la comida..

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vipJillM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service during a relaxing and delicious lunch. Super friendly staff.

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AnaLuna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food & service was great.

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MichelleL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Portion is a little small, even though we have ordered appetizer, and it ended up came last. The food taste good. If you are in hurry/hungry don't come. This is a place you can sit and talk. Overall it is not bad.

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TheresaC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Trapeze for my dad's birthday! The food was excellent and the service was en pointe. Couldn't have asked for a better find right off the main street in Burlingame! We'll be back!

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vipThorstenL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are always excellent. Just pls do smtg about the fruit flies...

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Swimmer
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Trapeze. The food was delicious and we'll definitely be back.

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ET03
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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FAQs

Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 344-4242.

Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame is rated 4.3 stars by 905 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.