Best place in the Peninsula. The owners are extremely warm inviting. The food is marvelous, a must try!
We have been here several times, and Vespucci never disappoints. Once again, I had their special. This time it was pork tenderloin medallions on a bed of polenta with a mushroom sauce. So satisfying, and comfort food at its best. My husband had a sausage pasta dish, and enjoyed it very much. Both our plates had no food remaining.
The owners are absolutely wonderful; warm and inviting. They make you feel as if you have been invited into their home for dinner. We will definitely be returning again.
Reunion with long ago friends
Birthday note was not acknowledged
Greeted by Manuela which is s real nice touch. Food was fabulous. I have recommended to everyone.
This charming Italian restaurant is everything one should hope for and expect in authenticity and spirit. The food is outstanding with a variety of pastas and entree favorites. The owners are gracious and committed to making their customers' experience memorable. We came all the way from the East Bay and will definitely come back!
Manuela was very polite and accommodating to start and put us in a nice table right in the middle. The service was good but we had to ask to get refills, etc. Excellent food and drinks and the desserts were delicious too. Will definitely return.
Vespucci is a little gem in downtown San Mateo. The food is always wonderful and the ambiance is warm and inviting.
Great engaging service from the owners and fantastic food.
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!
Had very nice night along with a great dinner, very good food,service,and wine
Friendly hosts, attentive service, and STUNNING spaghetti carbonara.
The food was outstanding and the ambience of service was really great. Will go back in a heartbeat
Authentic Italian food with great service. Food tastes great!
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!
Food is delicious. Appetizer is good but portion is small. Overall I will go back again to try other pastas.
Vespucci continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. We went tonight for Michael’s birthday and couldn’t think of going anywhere else!
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.
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!
Absolutely outstanding!!! Francisco and Manuela are teriffic host and make the evening very pleasant. Best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area..
Food was good but not outstanding. Service was excellent. We brought an incredibly good bottle of wine that deserved better food.
Delicious food and passionate owners - worth the trip!
Simply the best Italian food on the Peninusula, made more perfect by the lovely staff.
Friendly but, attentively lack of attention to customer. You have to ask in order for you to get service.
Unforgettable dining experience. Amazing meal, lovely hostess and good service. At some points it got a bit loud but not all the time. It’s the best Italian restaurant mid-peninsula.
My friends and I had a wonderful meal. The service was impeccable. The owner was attentive. All in all, it was a great time and experience.
This is a true Italian Restaurant with actual Italian speaking waiters. The owner is very pleasant and ensures that the dining experience is what you would expect. Service was great. We started with the Brushetta and Calamari Fritti which were both great appetizers. and then we each ordered something different: Gnocchi Gorgonzola, Eggplant Parmesan and the sole. We each enjoyed our meal. This was the first time visiting this restaurant and it won't be the last. It's an excellent find for a local San Mateo restaurant.
The owners and staff at Vespucci are warm and welcoming, they make you feel as though you’re being welcomed to their home. On a previous visit, one of the owners shared her story and told us about the origin of the recipes and dishes they serve, making our dining experience feel personal. We’ve enjoyed every meal we’ve had, pastas, veal, appetizers like the caprese or even a simple salad, and the desserts are divine. The food is beautifully presented and lovingly prepared. I recommend the bolognese and suggest leaving room for the tiramisu. It’s our go-to place for a lovely meal.
We've been here for 3 different occasions with 3 generations and everybody enjoys it. Beautiful scenery with nice music and the food is simply delicious and tasty. The staff is very respectful and really nice. If you go there, you are sure to have a good if not an excellent time.
Super good pastas. Very friendly and caring owners. Wine list needs work. Corkage is $25.
Been to this restaurant 6-7 times. Food is always exquisite. Service is great, never disappointed. A bit loud when busy, but the tasty food is worth it. I love this place and recommend it to both family and friends.
Excellent atmosphere! Wonderful service and amazing food!!
The food was outstanding! Authentic Italian. However, the service was fair. It too long time for the waiter to come and take out order.
We had a very nice meal. Our sons flight was due into SFO 30 minutes early and the owners went out of their way to get our meal service done quickly so we wouldn’t be late.
Francesco and Manuela are superb hosts at this tucked away gem. Their story and the attention to food preparation, service and the non-rushed atmosphere has made this a restaurant I have no problem recommending. Enjoying your time with your dinner companion(s) is made even better with this calm and easy service. Each plate is a delight and the flavors are phenomenal. Take some time and relax one evening in a little corner of Italy in the heart of San Mateo. Buon appetito!
When I entered Vespucci I felt like I was back in Italy. Francesco and Manuela make you feel like you are part of their family. They are passionate and committed to a true Italian experience. The Fettuccine Alla Boscaiola and the rack of lamb were incredible. The chocolate cake was decadent and delicious. This was my first time at Vespucci and it blew me away! I will be back.
Our server was excellent - we each ordered a different meal and shared a few appetizers. It was satisfying and a pleasant surprise - everything was delicious!
Best veal scallopine ever! Loved the personal attention by owners. One quibble would be to have very small tea lights on each table in the back, as there was no rosy glow at the tables. Next time will leave room for dessert!
Going there for years. Never a disappointment. Would highly recommend.
My wife and I live in town and eat there all the time We enjoy it as a go to restaurant. The food is good and the owners work hard for the business