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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
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7:00 PM
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Vespucci Ristorante Italiano

4.7
351 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Welcome to Vespucci Ristorante Italiano, our little corner of Italy here in San Mateo.
We are Francesco and Manuela from Calabria, Italy. It is a privilege for us to offer you the Cuisine of the culinary traditions of both our families. All the recipes come from our mothers, grandmothers and grandfathers. Francesco’s grandfather Antonio was a renown chef throughout Europe in the early 1950’s. Manuela’s great grandfather Giustino was an accomplished pastry chef in Naples , Italy, in the early 1920’s.
Along with the freshest produces, meats and seafood, many of the traditional Italian ingredients used on our menu are proudly imported from Italy. It is our pleasure to recreate for you the authentic flavors of our Country.
We truly wish you an enjoyable dining experience here in the Culture of Vespucci.
Buon Appetito,
Francesco and Manuela
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Friday and Saturday : 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner Tuesday - Sunday : 5:00pm - 09.30pm
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Phone number
(650) 685-6151
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 351 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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ErnestF 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great engaging service from the owners and fantastic food.

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Nona (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Manuela And Francesco always make our dining experience an enjoyable one. They offer quite a few selections on gluten and dairy free meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my family and friends. Looking forward to many more dining experiences here in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had very nice night along with a great dinner, very good food,service,and wine

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vipLOFO (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Friendly hosts, attentive service, and STUNNING spaghetti carbonara.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was outstanding and the ambience of service was really great. Will go back in a heartbeat

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imyourpal (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Authentic Italian food with great service. Food tastes great!

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vipFood4U (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time, my husband and I finally went and what a treat it was! First we were greeted by Manuela, who was so much fun to talk to, gave us a run down of the menu and her recommendations. Then Francesco came over and chatted with us, such a personal touch, I love that! The restaurant is beautiful and the food is outstanding. My husband had the filet of sole with a tomato risotto which was incredible. I had the special of the evening which was an orecchiette with a lamb ragu which was outstanding. All their pasta is homemade which is another plus. We had to try dessert , my husband had the affogato and I had the cannolis both of which were excellent. I can’t wait to go back and bring my friends!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Food is delicious. Appetizer is good but portion is small. Overall I will go back again to try other pastas.

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vipLisadnash (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Vespucci continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. We went tonight for Michael’s birthday and couldn’t think of going anywhere else!

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vipLinda (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food is always good at Vespucci. Manuela and Francesco are warm and welcoming hosts and make this restaurant a friendly and enjoyable place to dine. The food is authentic Italian and the couple ensure that ingredients are fresh and dishes are prepared properly. We go there often with friends...usually a party of 4 or 6...and have never been disappointed. It's one of our favorite restaurants and I recommend it highly.

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vipFridayNiteDinners (London)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

It is always a pleasure to go to Vespucci and see owners Manuela and Francesco. Our Friday night dinner was one of the best we’ve had in our many times there - the black ink pasta with seafood with every part of the dish prepared perfectly. We also enjoyed the Nutella puff pastry dessert which was incredible. There is no better authentic Italian in San Mateo!

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TomG (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Absolutely outstanding!!! Francisco and Manuela are teriffic host and make the evening very pleasant. Best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area..

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Minnieball (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was good but not outstanding. Service was excellent. We brought an incredibly good bottle of wine that deserved better food.

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KKKK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food and passionate owners - worth the trip!

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KPSM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Simply the best Italian food on the Peninusula, made more perfect by the lovely staff.

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