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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Cozy (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Came here with my mother in law for a Friday afternoon birthday lunch. We both ordered the lunch special (which was a dinner size serving), and enjoyed our conversation in this very friendly family owned restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Vaso Azzurro is awesome! I assume it was the owner who came by and had our table singing for our newly weds who we were taking out for dinner! Great food, perfect ambiance, perfect service, just a totally memorable evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Good food and service but too loud...was expecting a nice white table cloth Italian restaurant where you could have a nice conversation in a somewhat quiet setting. Unfortunately the noise was the first thing I noticed and it detracted from the overall experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2016

The food at Vaso Azzuro was fabulous. The ambiance was lovely. The waiters sang Happt Birthday to someone at another table, and got the whole restaurant to join in. The waiters sang like opera singers--so fun!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2016

Went to Vaso Azzurro for a special lunch. Great food, excellent service, fairly authentic Italian experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Food is great. A great atmosphere. Everyone is treated like family.

Tags: Authentic, Outstanding Value, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Vaso Azzurro is my favorite restaurant in South Bay by far. Not only is their food spectacular and so good for those that are gluten free, but there is so much to this restaurant. The owners are always there and interacting with guests, the vibe is energetic and entertaining in the best way, and the wine list is spectacular.

If you're there at the right time, one of the managers serenades the guests and he has a spectacular voice. The first time we heard it we thought the speakers were just turned up really loud, but it was him singing. The entire staff seems to have wonderful voices and sings to you on your birthday. I believe it's on weekends that they have a live band come play and it's quite enjoyable.

This restaurant is the best. If you haven't been, you're missing out.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Great place for lunch or dinner for business meal or special other. Super menu, even better food, just outstanding. Evening distracts staff's attention, but nice and friendly.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2016

The restaurant was nice and the food was great. The thing that impressed me the most was how nice the whole wait staff was. Overall, a great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 8, 2016

We have eaten several times at this restaurant, and it has always been pleasant and the food
fairly good. When friends wanted to dine out together, we chose Vaso Azzuro for them to try.
This visit was not up to par. The greeter was a different person this time, more interested in visiting family than dealing with the two valid questions we had.
1) Could we be moved to a table less in the draft from the open front door? It was a fairly chilly night, and as the rear door to the restaurant was also open, we were sitting in a wind tunnel!
2) Could you find us a more quiet table? The answer was no, when it was clearly a possibility.
We were left feeling like we were a nuisance, versus regular customers.
Will not go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2016

I'm local and this place remains my favorite Italian food in the area. Great solid food and wine- great service.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 7, 2016

This was our first visit and perhaps we choose the wrong dishes. My wife had gnocchi with a cream sauce. I had mushroom ravioli with a cream sauce. Both were far too creamy to the point of being too rich. Service was fine. Not sure we will rush back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Food and service were fabulous!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Nice Place, Nice People, Nice Food.

This is a Business Meal but we enjoy the atmosphere there with great service. Boss comes out and asking for any demand from customer. Food C/P is really high and we recommend it to friend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Extremely friendly family service. Felt welcome and comfortable in a warm environment. Food was good and portions large. Very enjoyable dining experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2016

We had a nice dinner. We didn't get the opera singing treat but the dinner was excellent nevertheless.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Family oriented restaurant. Delicious food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Our first time here and loved it! We will definitely be back. Service was warm and reliable. Food was awesome. We ordered the seafood pasta (linguine azzuro) which had great marinara sauce and fresh seafood. Lasagne also wonderful. Desserts with tartufo and tiramisu spectacular too. we went on Sunday night and the place was packed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The restaurant had a good location, downtown Mt. View, including sidewalk dining tables. It was a pleasant atmosphere, with live music on Saturday night. The food was good, I had a delicious penne pasta dish with chicken and veggies, husband had a tortellini with sun-dried tomatoes and a cream sauce. We shared an avocado salad which was tasty and I had a glass of chardonnay.

That being said, the service was not stellar. We were a party of 4, and they added an automatic gratuity!! They did let us use an Entertainment Book coupon ( 1 entree free) so maybe that had something to with it, but that has never been our experience before in any other restaurant. We ordered an appetizer, which never arrived. It was not included in the bill fortunately, but when we mentioned this to the waiter, he just said, "Oh, sorry." They did not check back with us after our food arrived, to see if we needed anything else.

The manager did come speak with us and defended the policy of an automatic gratuity, said it had nothing to do with the waiter. What, 18 or 20% gratuity whether the service deserved it or not, and for a party of 4??

All in all, nice enough place, but the service was lacking. Probably will not go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2016

We arrived at Vaso Azzurro about 6:30 on a weekday last week, and the restaurant was not busy.

First, the table bread served was stale, tough, and appeared burned on the top.

Then, a waiter came up to our table, introduced himself as our server, described the special dinners, and never returned. Another waiter took our order, and he never returned to our table.

One member of our party ordered the Chicken Saltimbocca, which was described on the menu as a chicken breast served on a “Bed of Penne Pasta”. However, the item served was a mixture of chopped chicken and penne pasta in a salty sauce devoid of any flavors described in menu….very disappointing.

Another member of our party ordered Scaloppine de Pollo, which was served with a thick, salty brown sauce that had no resemblance to the “Demi -Glace Sauce” stated in the menu.

In summary, our dinner was disappointing – poor service, mediocre food. We will not return to Vaso Azzurro.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2016

I have been here many times. It is still very good. I will keep going.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

It was ok. Nothing was exciting about this restaurant. 3 out of our 5 dishes were extremely salty, that we could hardly feel the taste. Lasagna probably was the only good choice here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2016

Pleasant staff, portions more than adequate, worth returning to

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2016

A really pretty restaurant, brightly lit for lunch with sunlight and table easily combined to fit larger groups. We had avocado salads and the eggplant appetizers, about $8 each and delicious. Considering it was completely empty the waiter was still much too slow (distracted on his phone), but the food arrived quickly and the staff were very nice. They have live music some eveings so I will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I have been to Vaso Azzuro a few times now and it continues to be fantastic. Excellent service and food...you really can't go wrong on the menu. Restaurant ambiance is causal, but sophisticated. A great choice for a date or business encounter. Price is about what I expected from a mid-level Italian restaurant. A date for two with drinks and desert will cost about $75 with tip.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 23, 2016

All 10 of us had great meals. One of the best Italian restaurants we have sampled. What a delightful town Mountain View is. We'll be back,

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2016

The lasagna and tiramisu was great ,
We went Friday night , It was a bit noisy , but very nice overall .

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

This is very friendly place. They make you feel comfortable and take care of you. Good is great too.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

I have been to this restaurant two times and the food has been very good. My only complaint was that the waiter on my last visit was not very attentive. The restaurant was not busy but he kept chatting with this one customer who came by himself and kind of ignored us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Traveled all over the world and now reside part time here in Mountain View and can honestly say what a wonderful find. Took some friends here and the evening was wonderful, complete with great food, extremely attentive staff and we were also treated live music and Italian "Operatic" style singing by one of the larger than life partners. Fabulous Night! Will be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Food wasn't really good, ordered veal wasn't tender at all. Although it's called Italian Restaurant, there are no Italians on staff. Nobody knew , for example, what is Amaro liquor, very Italian thing.
Quite disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Awesome waiter!! The food was excellent. A great time was had by all.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great front desk welcoming reception.
Competent serving staff.
Very good food. Fit for foodies.
Fun and warm ambience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2016

The Menu had a lot of choices. Our group of four friends was served right away...which was important as we were attending the Theater and needed to not hurry with our meal and enjoy it The food was excellent. The noise level was , as you say, very energetic. The service was very accommodating. The overall experience was enjoyable and we will certainly chose this restaurant again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Have been to this restaurant many times, going back longer than 7 years. Have always liked it
very much and the owners and service people are the best! Courteous, cooperative, but best of all the food is always consistently good. Even if you want something other than is offered with
one of the dishes, they will change something for you if they have it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2016

I really enjoyed my time at your restaurant. I would have liked more ravioli. The was very small.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Was very pleased... Veal and lamb chops seemed to melt in your mouth. Apple Strudel was good. Server was attentive without being in the way. Will certainly return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2016

My wife and I decided to try lunch here as we have only been here for dinners. Service was a little slow and the delivery of food was slower. We both decided to try different Paninis and one presented as a club sandwich (chicken) and the onher as open faced (crab). However, they were very tasty. No wine today but the Italian sodas are very good.

Not to put people off, we will always go back for dinner!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2016

Great food and atmosphere! Highly recommend!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The food was nothing to write home about. Our waiter was actually excellent, but the owner was so rude. He wouldn't close the door even though it was cold for me and my baby on Mother's Day! Then he blamed me for not saying I had a baby in my party. I give him ZERO stars for rude service and not putting the customer first.

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