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Vespucci Ristorante Italiano

4.6
339 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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What 339 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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Minnieball (Central Coast)
3.0
Dined on January 10, 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 7, 2018

Delicious food and passionate owners - worth the trip!

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KPag (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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Service (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Friendly but, attentively lack of attention to customer. You have to ask in order for you to get service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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LKE1951 (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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vipluv2eat (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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vipEastWestCoast (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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GisM 
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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vipreno (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Super good pastas. Very friendly and caring owners. Wine list needs work. Corkage is $25.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(650) 685-6151
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine