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  2. Distance: 0.45mi
  3. Distance: 0.51mi
  4. Distance: 0.68mi

About Vaso Azzurro

We are known for our authentic and fresh Northern Italian fare made daily with only the finest ingredients. With a variety of satisfying and unique dishes, we have something for every type of taste preferences. Our "feel at home" staff and intimate atmosphere filled with upscale Mediterranean decor makes us a great place to take a date or the whole family.

108 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Evelyn

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 940-1717

Website:
http://vasoazzurro.com/

Executive Chef:
Hasan Yildiz

Vaso Azzurro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Good for Groups (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Vaso Azzuro made our anniversary extremely special. Friday night they had live jazz music and the owner sang Anniversary song for us. The food and their service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Vegan, Fun, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Another awesome meal at Vaso Azzurro! I love this place! The food is fantastic, the wine list is amazing and best of all, they make you feel like family!! The singing is tons of fun!! Home away from home.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I had chicken piccata. My husband has veal Marsala. All entrees came with the same sides - mashed potatoes and vegetables. My meal was okay. This is my second time at this restaurant. It’s okay but with so many restaurants in this area I’ll try a different restaurant next time.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pasta was overcooked, sauce was supposed to be spicey but wasn't, could barely see the 5 small pieces of eggplant supposed to be in the sauce, maitre d treated me abruptly and harshly, live music was way too loud for the space, salad was small, over all the experience was over priced. Good things were healthy pour in glass of wine and waiter was good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

the food and the service was amazing!! The wine list was very impressive. Vaso Azzurro has the amazing ability to make you feel like family. This is the place to go!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ambiance was special and fun. Welcoming hospitality. Interesting menu, food was good and prices reasonable. Very nice to have live music.

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The bread was burnt and the risotto lacked flavor, but the salad and tiramisu were great. With all the variety of restaurants in the area, I probably won't be back to this one.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The interior of the restaurant was great and the ambiance was lively! Food was just ok... Nothing spectacular! What really made the experience questionable was the snarly waiter who felt compelled to ask if our group had a reservation SEVERAL times in a matter of 10 minutes. What a moron!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great place for business dinner allowing for quiet conversation. Food and service was super.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Vaso Azzurro was just wonderful. 4 of us went before a performance nearby.
We all had salads with greens, avocado, gorgonzola and walnuts. Yum! and portions enough for two to share. Then two of us shared that day's special pasta, which was blackened salmon over fettuccine with sundried tomatoes and alfredo sauce. It was amazing. They charged $1.50 for sharing and effectively gave us two full portions. Our friends each tried the seasonal stuffed ravioli which they also enjoyed very much. The service couldn't have been better. We all said we'd go back in a minute.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Staff was very accommodating. Food was delicious and there was something for everyone. We had a wonderful experience and we’ll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

My wife and I had enjoyed our fourth dinner over the past four months at Vasa Azzurro on Oct. 2, and we have enjoyed each one. The food, service, and ambience have been consistently excellent, and we enjoyed the singing by the maitre d during our most recent visit, which added to the romantic atmosphere of the restaurant. Their lasagna is one of the best I have had in the US and in Italy. The next time we want Italian food, we will return to Vaso Azzurro.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this very good Italian restaurant in midscale Mountain View. The wines by the glass were well-selected and the fish special (grilled Barramundi) was very nice and flavorful. Our vegetarian pasta was fresh and very palatable. We'd definitely stop by here again for Italian dining.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great meal and not too crowded. Perfect for a good business meeting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great music and friendly staff

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

First time and had a good meal went with another couple. We all had different dishes they were all very good. There were entertainers there too and the owner joined in and sang. He was very personable went around the the tables and talked to everyone asking how dinner was and made recommendations for dessert!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Love to go here because I have NEVER had a bad experience. Everything is always on point which is a lot for any restaurant. It is my go to for good Italian!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food here is always good though not exceptional. Be aware that indoors the noise level is very high, which, for millennials is seemingly no problem, but for us older folks presents a bit of a hearing challenge. Excellent jazz musicians were playing this Saturday night.

On my Open Table reservation, made a week or so before our actual date, I specifically requested an outdoor table because it is much quieter outside and the weather was nice and warm. However, when we arrived for a pre-theater early dinner about 6:00, the owner/host said there was no available outside seating despite almost every one of the outdoor tables being empty. He said they were all reserved and I had not reserved one. Clearly on my Open Table reservation when I went back to check it, the outdoor request was there. Very frustrating, and not endearing me to return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere - owner amazing singer and great (for adult) birthdays. Not the quietest but well worth eating here. We regularly dine here.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

been here twice and both times, the food has been good and tasty. Love the fried calamari, it is lightly battered, allowing a tasty calamari dish. ordered pasta which is very tasty. love to come back to try more dishes.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great traditional Italian fare at this place, and often musicians playing jazz standards on the weekends. Very generous pours of wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We celebrated an anniversary. Not only did the restaurant acknowledge it one of the owners serenaded us with a beautiful song.
Loved the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The staff was amazing. They were very patient and amusing (I am indecisive). It was our anniversary and they sang to me. The band did a great job too. I would definitely recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Awesome ambience whether it's couples or family dinner. Delectable food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2017

This is a great place to go eat, the food is always very good the choice of wines is great. The staff is very friendly and nice and the Maitre' D also sings ... wonderful voice. I would recommend this as a a nice dinner spot with either friends or for an after business meeting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Did not accept multiple passport cards for two free entrees even though there were 4 of us who ordered entrees per rules. Charged an extra $18.95 for no reason. Food was good otherwise.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Fine. Incredibly noisy inside. A far-too-loud signer and concrete walls and ceiling made it hard to hear my companions. We were there on a Saturday; it may be less noisy on other nights. Service was good. Food was good without being fantastic, but nothing wrong with it.
I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We have eaten here a lot over the years and will always go back. My wife's veal picatta was just as she likes it. I tried the veal scapellato for the first time and the sauce was not to my liking. I will stay with other items next time. The appetizer we had was the heirloom tomatoes with basil and buffalo mozzarella. Always great but not listed on the menu as it depends whether they can get the heirlooms. You must usually ask for the appetizer as it is 50/50 that they will have it. We ate inside this time as the wind was a little chilly and no tables were available except for the 3 new tables on the sidewalk. Noise level was decent but is known to get on the high side with many large parties. Do not let the sound deter you from eating here. On another note, Mark was singing a few songs through the night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was very boring and bland. I was expecting an Italian restaurant with a character but our dishes were very ordinary, nothing exciting about them that will make me go back.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We all enjoyed our meals, but it was so noisy that we didn't even consider dessert. The point was to visit with friends, but it was so loud that conversation was nearly impossible. (One person in our party had a sound app and measured the noise level at 88 db)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Vaso Azzurro is my absolute favorite neighborhood restaurant! I have been a regular since they opened about 15 years ago. It feels intimate, yet has delightful outdoor sidewalk seating plus indoor seating among beautiful paintings set on faux painted walls, creating a feeling of being in Italy. Their food is awesome and with a wide variety of choices. My favorite is Gamberoni alla Ligure, a prawn dish with crispy polenta filled with Dungeness crabmeat. And be sure to try their signature dessert -- apple strudel. (Yes, The Best apple strudel in an Italian restaurant!)
Dining at Vaso Azzurro with a friend this weekend, we had incredibly good service as well. This is a family owned and run restaurant, and even additional employees fit into the "family team". It is so rare to find every staff member assisting each other and for a diner to get fast and superb service from whoever is available. We counted 10 waitpersons on duty at the same time. This includes 3 brothers and 2 sisters. One of the brothers and Mark, the Maitre D, sing beautifully and periodically entertain with their professional voices. All in all, an exceptional dining experience every time.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Our meal seemed especially delicious this visit. I had 5 (!) ample lamb chops cooked perfectly, and my husband 's sea food pasta was heaped with great goodies. I love the zabaglione! But no decaf coffee was available, and the non-alcoholic beer a little pricey. We love the personal greetings from family members.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Salmon Stromboli was excellent. Service is normally excellent but this evening it was a bit spotty due to not enough waiters to cover 6 pm dinner rush.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent chooses on menu. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

i had a great time there, food was delicious, they even made something special for me per my request, it was just outstanding. Mark the singer just made everything perfect, he is a great singer and super nice person. I am definitely going back and will recommend them for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Bass and salmon were excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great restaurant every time I am back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Fabulous food, service and ambiance. It's always a treat to dine at Vaso Azzurro!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

If you enjoy the Italian regional based on tons of raw garlic this is your place. We found it almost bitter and way too ooo much garlic.. Veal was cooked dry.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Can always count on friendly pleasant staff.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Authentic, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation
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