Vaso Azzurro

4.5
594 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The calamari was chewy, indicating it was overcooked. The coating was good and the dish could have been excellent if prepared well.
We enjoyed music which started ~6:30.

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AlbertJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vaso Azzurro did a good job of serving our party of 8, and the owner(?) stopped by a few times to see how we were doing and to pitch their Apple Streudel and Tiramisu desserts (which were delicious).

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vipRichardB
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit I tried the gnocchi in pesto sauce. The gnocchi were tender and flavorful and the sauce creamy and basil. My wife had the seafood pasta which was also excellent. The food is amongbthe best Italian in the area and the service attentive. Great place, highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our date and we will return.

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vipAlicia
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mum’s birthday and the staff treated her like a princess. I cannot thank them enough!

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Pamela
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friend and I both ordered the crab on Panini with French fries. Food was delicious and wait staff attentive.

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vipROBERTB
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as was the service and staff.

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Foody
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends at Vaso Azzurro and had a great time there. The food was good. Most of our group had pasta and I had the Halibut which was a bit overcooked and dry for my taste but those with pasta were very happy. We also had starters which everyone enjoyed. We even had nice Live jazz music and were entertained by a wonderful song by the restaurant owner (or manager ) who by the way , also led the restaurant in a song of happy birthday as he brought a dessert to me! In all it was a great evening at a fun , pleasant restaurant with good food.

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ReneeW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My mom could barely eat her veal scallopini because the piece was not tender. My scallops and prawns risotto had good flavor, but I question whether that was truly risotto or some other kind of rice (usually risotto is creamy).
I have eaten several times at Parkside and have loved it, so was disappointed in this meal.

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of six and we all ordered different items, from veal to salmon to grouper. All were well prepared and presented, and all were delicious.

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judys
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinners were delicious. Service was excellent and by coming at 5 on Sunday, we were able to enjoy our dinner and wine without hurrying to the theater.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Gives you a family-owned feel with a family of folks who seem to love what they do and love sharing it with others. There isn't one thing we've had that we didn't love.

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RobertG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant is way too loud, and adding music right next to our table was over the top.

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AmandaT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious meal! The scallops and shrimp with risotto was fabulous. Everyone at the table was very happy with their meal. The service is good, quick and attentive. The owner was going around the tables and greeting everyone- what a delightful lady! Made us even happier with our visit! It ‘s awfully loud once the tables fill but I quess that the price you pay for a popular restaurant! We will definitely be back!

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CraigM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the dessert is even better. If you’re short on time, skip dinner and go for the Tiramisu. It is amongst the very best you will ever have. Craig & Deb

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nickname
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service may have been a little slow, but everything else was well executed and with a very homey atmosphere.

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vippillbox124
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was extremely loud in the restaurant. Had to yell to converse. Food was delicious, but I would expect more seafood in my pasta dish. Only got 1 small scallop and 2 small shrimp.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice and warm atmosphere with great live music! Our favorite hangout place down town Mountain View.

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SteveC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have recommended this restaurant to many friends. It is a real gem on Castro Street in Mountain View. We love everything about this restaurant!

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MichaelS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is the ultimate host. We always have a great time with great food. It's definitely a favorite for any occasion.

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vipSeaEllen
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vaso Azzurro is among my favorite restaurants. While it's a bit noisy on a busy evening, the noise is from happy diners, musicians playing and folks singing more so than clanking dishes and train whistles. I'd describe it as friendly, energetic and lively. The food is prepared to order and my compliments always goes to the chef and hard working staff who consistently provides excellent service.

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vipThomasS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an "end of the semester" celebration and the food was fantastic as always. The staff treated us with the same friendliness as always and the service was great.

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vipBCMV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vaso Family treated us like their favorite customers. Food was delicious, serenading was delightful, not too intrusive, but very festive. An overall wonderful experience. Can’t wait to return. Next time I’m ordering either the eggplant parm or scallops. Loved my selection of prawns and polenta. Yummy!

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AmyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for friend’s birthday. It was great!

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vipAnonymous
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

open face crab panini had too much mayonnaise and bread was tough and burnt.

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Halcupt
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the staff was very friendly. Our server was attentive and met our every need We enjoyed the hosts fine singing voice and would definitely consider having birthdays there.

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AandB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal at Vaso Azzurro. It’s he epitome of a traditional Italian restaurant that has that warm, family feel. Yes it is a little noisy but that can be expected from Italian places. The food was delicious and authentic. We went on a Friday night and there was live music and even one of the employees was singing on the microphone. All the workers were so friendly and charming. Can’t wait to come back.

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KetanP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose Vaso Azzurro as it had vegetarian and particular vegan menu. The serve the bread with olive oil mixed with herbs. Bread was eggless, soft and good. We orderd bruschetta, penne pasta with marinara sauce, pasta sauce is good. We later ordered alfredo sauce penne pasta without eggs. My wife liked that pasta very much. I would come again over here next time.

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MichaelS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience with great service and good food. Love the entertainment. If you haven't experienced it, it's a must try!

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PattiL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent customer service. we really liked the singing of the happy birthday songs.
We had 3 different desserts and each one was so delicious.
Highly recommend you guys :)

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KRISH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my son’s birthday and as the restaurant was closing soon, the entire staff and both singers and other customers sang happy birthday for my son. It was a very Special memory.. I highly recommend Vaso Azzurro .. lovely people! 😊

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was wonderful but it took a good 45 minutes to get our food and there were only a handful of other customers. We were a table of 6 so not quite sure why it took so long. Other than that this is one of my favorite Italian restaurants.

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vipSinglereed
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun venue with very warm and attentive service. Food very good. Sound level is very loud. Excellent live music!

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SueAnn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect and we enjoyed our meals very much. Since I'm plant-based, I was very happy that they have vegan and vegetarian menus in addition to the regular menu. It's a wonderful location, too, with Parking Lot 1 (a city garage) across the alley behind the restaurant; there's a back entrance you can take so you don't have to walk around. I let the waiter know that we had a show afterward, and we were attended to accordingly. We enjoyed the atmosphere and everything about the experience and will definitely return.

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vipCherylM
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Vaso Azzurro was out-standing. When we were seated, the waiter was otherwise occupied so the manager told us about the evening's specials, with great enthusiasm! Although we chose items off the regular menu, he remained engaged. We ordered the small house salad which came pre-divided for us, and was still huge! My husband ordered the lasagna, which he said was good. It came with sauteed vegetables, which I don't recall ever seeing as a side to lasagna, but that was fine as they went home in my to-go box. I ordered the Scallops and Prawns with Risotto, which was amazing; three really large perfectly cooked scallops, three perfectly cooked prawns, and a huge mound of delicious risotto with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. The manager was delighted with my choice, and with our choice of wine :-) Since it was my husband's birthday, he was offered a complimentary dessert of his choice (he chose the apple strudel with vanilla ice cream, which was delicious) which was served with a rousing round of Happy Birthday! sung by the entire wait staff; great fun! A delightful time from start to finish!

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vipPVBuddy
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great menu, excellent choices. New dish, scallops and shrimp with risotto was outstanding. Very good carpaccio and creme brûlée.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at a reasonable price.

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Toramiao
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The waitress was wonderful and the food was fine. Our only issue was the noise level - it made the experience somewhat uncomfortable. I could only hear the people sitting next to me if they raised their voices. This wasn’t even a day when they had live music; it’s just a problem with the acoustics.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I would recommend but advise that every time I have had dinner there the noise level is almost intolerable. Difficult to communicate with people I came with. This would be a major deterrent!
So I would advise of this before wholeheartedly recommending.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Always a welcoming and fun environment.

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Vaso Azzurro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 940-1717.

Vaso Azzurro is rated 4.5 stars by 594 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.

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