Vespucci Ristorante Italiano
The service and food was excellent. It was pleasantly quiet which allowed our party to have conversations without needing to speak loudly since the room noise was minimal.
GRAZIE Cathy! thank you for loving our attentive service and traditional food, it really means a lot to us. We hope to serve you again anytime soon. M
Our family had an outstanding Italian dinner last Saturday night. Service was excellent, food delicious and the wine, perfect for the meal. This restaurant has never disappointed us, and we enjoy returning as often as we can. Vespucci's---the definition of a Neighborhood Gem!!!!!
Thank you for making Cindy’s birthday a special occasion. The food was delicious as usual. You guys are the best.
Tom and Cindy, we can thank you enough for your never-ending love and support and continuous patronage since day 1 (5 years ago this coming Thursday!!!!) Thank you for choosing us over and over again, preferring us for all your special occasions, it really means the world to us! We can't wait to see you again, M
Great Italian restaurant perfect for date night or special occasions. Owners always make you feel like family
Because you are FAMILY! Grazie Cathy, we can't put in words how your continuous patronage and support mean to us. Thank you for loving our simple and traditional food and for appreciating our friendly and warm service. We can't wait to see you both again anytime soon, M
Great couple that own and run the restaurant.
GRAZIE Aldo! thank you for your love and support, it really means a lot to us. We hope to serve you again anytime soon. M
Great family run authentic Italian restaurant. Owners are fantastic people, very warm and friendly
Grazie! thank you so much for the lovely words you had for my husband and I!!!! Your great feedback is much appreciated and your satisfaction means everything to us. We really hope to serve you again anytime soon. Have a great day, M
This was a very special evening. The staff were highly professional. We were welcomed on arrival and catered to throughout dinner. Haven’t had this good an experience in decades. Hope to go back soon.
GRAZIE Timothy! We are so happy t read that you really enjoined our warm and attentive service, your precious feedback means everything to us. We can't wait to serve you again anytime soon. Have a great week, M
I live in the South Bay. Whenever I drive up the peninsula I'll try to stop by Vespucci for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and the service is warm and friendly. You won't be disappointed.
GRAZIE Jamie! thank you so much for loving our traditional food, appreciating our friendly service and for your loyal and supporting continuous patronage, it really means a lot to us. We hope to serve you again anytime soon, M
Had a delightful meal with my girlfriend here last night. The food was delicious, the service on point, and the owner (I assume she's the owner) made us feel even more special. We'll be back. The pasta alone is worth the trip. Highly recommended.
Grazie David!!! thank you so much for loving our traditional food and appreciating our friendly service. Your support means everything to us. Glad that you appreciated our interaction, yes, all our customers are very special to us, you all are our extended family far from ours! We really hope to serve you again anytime soon. Have a great day, M
When we entered the restaurant it smelled musty, with none of the delicious aromas one expects from a well-rated Italian restaurant. Despite the underwhelming first impression, we were excited to try this restaurant, based on online reviews. Our group ordered Cesar salad, minestrone soup, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, and a meat-based pasta dish. The food was extremely rich but not flavorful. We requested extra garlic for our Cesar salad, and it was never provided. Two people in our group ordered lasagna and both servings had the type of crusty, dry texture one sees when improperly reheating previously frozen meals. The eggplant parmigiana came out cold, and when we requested it be heated / reheated, it wasn't returned until the others in our party were halfway done with their dishes - and we had been eating slowly to pace ourselves with the diner who was awaiting their entree. We spoke with one of the owners, who was nice, but just can't see ourselves giving this place another try, and we definitely can't recommend it. The food, ambiance, and pace of service was sub-par compared to the many similarly priced, delicious restaurants in neighboring cities. For the same amount of money, we could have had an amazing culinary experience at Vivace in Belmont, our go-to for fabulous Italian. Again, lovely owner, but that's not enough value to lure us back.
I came to table more than once,not only you didn't complain,but you all said IT WAS GOOD. Garlic WAS ADDED TO YOUR SALAD as requested. For the eggplant p. the sweet lady didn’t say it was cold,she said she loves her food very hot. The friendly gentleman who had the wild boar ragu pasta had many words of APPRECIATION/RESPECT for our food and for what we do. I'm confused,we had such a POSITIVE INTERACTION at the table, then you leave a 1star review and ADVERTISE ANOTHER RESTAURANT…interesting.
Great Italian food. Old school, authentic old country, southern Italy cuisine. I would definitely go back.
Grazie!!! thank you so much for loving our traditional food. Your positive feedback means everything to us. We really hope to serve you again anytime soon. Have a great day, M
First time here, definitely not the last! Great food and super attentive service. Ordered the black ink homemade spaghetti pasta, flavorful, tasty but also delicate and light at the same time. Even if I was full, I had to have the tiramisu, it didn't disappoint, no doubt THE BEST TIRAMISU EVER!
I can't wait to go back next time I'll be in the area.
Grazie! We are excited to hear that we are one of your favorite place to eat ! Thanks for taking a few minutes to share some kind words about our black ink pasta, traditional tiramisu and our warm service. We highly appreciate the support! Hope to see you again soon.
First time here and I must say it was ver pleasant. The food was full of flavor and the service was outstanding. Would definitely recommend and for sure going back!
Grazie A! thank you for giving us a try, we are extremely happy to hear that you loved the food and the service! Thanks for taking a minute to share an awesome recommendation. See you next time - ci vediamo presto, M
This is one of our favorite restaurants and we have dined here numerous times with family and friends. We always have the Bruschetta alla Vespucci as an appetizer and it never disappoints: fresh and full of distinctive flavors. Last night, I had the Fettuccine alla Boscaiola for my main course and it was outstanding, full of tasty, tender pork sausage, the fettuccine cooked perfectly. My wife had the Scaloppine di Vitello and said it was perfectly done and delicious. The service is always wonderful and very personal. Manuela and Francesco always make time to talk with us, no matter how busy they are, and treat us like family. They are happy to make recommendations about dishes or wine if asked but are never intrusive. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and it is easy to takes one's time and to converse while dining. The wine list is excellent and reasonably-priced. We have had just about every dish on the menu and have always been delighted and never disappointed with our choices. Of course we'll be back and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food, especially good Italian food.
Neal, what a sweet review! Thank you for appreciating what we do, for loving our food and enjoying coming to Vespucci. It's absolutely for the love and support of customers like you that we can find all the energies to keep doing what we do with such a passion and dedication. Thank you so much for recharging our batteries with your precious words! We can't wait to see you and your amazing family again any time soon. Have a great week, M
Not our first time at Vespucci and most definitely not the last. From the moment my wife and I arrived, we were greeted with with a warm welcome and friendly smile.
The restaurant is clean and the ambience is like being in an Italian family’s dining room.
I had the Genovese with pasta (one of my favorites) The Genovese comes from Manuela’s family recipe. Pasta is al dente and the pork sauce is to die for.
My wife had the Petrale Sole and it was absolutely perfect. The wine list is perfect.. Francesco knows wine and can pair it with any dish. The desserts are a must. They’re all great, but the Tiramisu is my favorite.
Definitely visit Vespucci if you haven’t yet. You won’t be disappointed.
Grazie! thanks for coming by so often, your precious support and continuous patronage is absolutely highly appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to share some detailed feedback about your meal. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, wine, atmosphere and service! See you soon - ci vediamo presto, M
It's always a great experience dining at Vespucci. I specifically come here for the outstanding traditional Southern Italian cuisine (I have Italian roots, so their food remind me my grandma one) and for the welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
My favorite dishes are the homemade gnocchi (pesto during the summer and gorgonzola cheese for the winter) and the petrale sole piccata, so tasty and tender, served with a light risotto.
If I have still room for dessert I usually order the tiramisu, super fluffy and not too sweet.
Owners are very nice, informative (the menu is pretty big) and passionate and never rush customers out, even when the restaurant is full.
I'm already planning my next visit!
Thank so much for your precious support and much appreciated continuous patronage! Glad to read that you love our gnocchi and the sole piccata! We can't wait to see again anytime soon. Have a great day, M
Vespucci is a local gem, with excellent food and service. All of the dishes are well prepared; the salads are crisp and fresh, and the entrees are ample portions. The desserts are very tasty, too.
Grazie!!! thank you so much for loving our traditional food and appreciating our friendly service. Your support means everything to us. We really hope to serve you again anytime soon. Have a great day, M
For an Italian restaurant the food was very bland. I had the petrale sole which was nothing like the picture. There was no color like it was steamed and the risotto on the dish was undercooked and very sour tasting. My husbands squid ink pasta was also flavorless they must have ran out of their lobster sauce. The owner is very nice and friendly
Dear Miss M,we are very sorry to read that you didn’t enjoy your dinner last night.During the dinner,my husband and I came to the table twice,you didn’t share your disappointment with us.Even if we are very proud of or food,we wouldn’t have minded to have you pick something else from the menu. You preferred to leave 1star review instead of giving us the chance to make you happy.From valuable RETURNING CUSTOMERS like you,we would have expected an honest feedback made at the moment at the table.
We have been dining here for 5 years. Francisco and Manuela are the best. They work very hard to ensure that the dining experience is an absolute delight. The menu choices and the food are excellent. Vespucci’s is the best Italian restaurant around.
Grazie Tom! your continuous support and patronage make us incredibly grateful and happy. We really can't wait to see and hug you and you wife in person again anytime soon. Buon anno-happy new year M
We were greeted by the wife of the owner who sat us at a very nice window table (sidewalk & street view) and the owner was our waiter! Family recipe food was excellent. Service was very attentive but not rushed. We arrived at 5:00 PM and stayed until after 7 PM, on the Saturday before Christmas. Prices were reflective of San Francisco Area prices. We are visiting from Las Vegas, where the restaurants are second to none, so finding this restaurant on a main street in downtown San Mateo California was a treat and we will probably eat at this restaurant once again before we go back home.
Donald, thank you so much for the kind words you had for my husband and I! It is a pleasure for us to meet you and your adorable wife. We truly thank you for your support and hope to see you both again before you go back home. Buone Feste - Happy Holidays, M
Food was wonderful, good selection of wine, great ambiance. We also had the opportunity to meet one of the owners, their commitment to customer service was very evident and was nice to chat about the history of the restaurant. We will definitely be returning to try more of the menu!
Grazie Kelly! Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts about our food, service and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Have a great Sunday, ci vediamo presto - see you soon! M
Excellent food, owners are passionate, wonderful people!
Grazie KKKK! thank you for loving and supporting us, it really means the world to us! We can't wait to serve you again anytime soon. Buone Feste - Happy Holidays, M
Vespucci continues to be a wonderful culinary experience with two excellent hosts in Francesco and Manuela!
Soni, thank you so much for the kind words you had for my husband and I! It is a privilege and a pleasure for us to serve this amazing community, we truly thank you for your support and continuous patronage. Buone Feste - Happy Holidays, M
Everything we ordered was fantastic! Service and ambiance were also great. Our meal wasn't inexpensive but not unreasonable for the quality of food.
Grazie Dennis!!! Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts about our food, service and atmosphere. We are thrilled to read that you loved our food, I'll make sure to pass your compliments to the chef too. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Have a great week, ci vediamo presto (see you soon)! M
a wonderful, quiet family run place. you will feel as if you entered the home of this charming Italian couple.
apps: calamari, arugula and caesar salad. - just right
entrees: Rissoto de mare ‘, lobster ravioli,
sausage and pasta and petrale sole.
all done exactly right and plentiful
chocolate desserts and espresso
We will be back!
Grazie! Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts about our food, service and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Have a great rest of your week, M
Always treat you like family.
The food is delicious.
Service is personal and non-stop.
A must-do dining stop every time
I am in San Mateo,
What a sweet review! thank you so much Mikee for finding the time to spread the word about us! We can't wait to serve you again, anytime soon. Ci vediamo presto (see you soon), M
Nice, local Italian restaurant. Very friendly service. The bruschetta appetizer was especially good. Pastas were all delicious! The lasagna was done a little differently - not cut from a large pan but individually made with stacked thin sheet of pasta. Por.tions were generous
Great wine list with reasonably priced wines. The desserts were not quite up to par with the rest of the meal. We will return though.
We are so glad that you had such a great dining experience here! Thank you for the kind words about our atmosphere, service and food! We look forward to seeing you again next time. Have a great rest of your week, M
We celebrated my sister’s birthday. We had a wonderful dinner, as always, with excellent service. The fettuccine brascilola and the special pasta of the day were favorites. The special chocolate cake for dessert rounded out a perfect evening.
thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation through such a great review! It really means a lot to us!!!!! Ci vediamo presto :)) see you soon M
Food is delicious & unique Italian. Owner is Chef & wife the Maitre Dei & both very friendly & engaging.
thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation Suzanne, it really means a lot to us!!!!! Ci vediamo presto :)) see you soon M
The food was delicious and Manuela was a great host! We will definitely be back again. My entire family loved everything from the appetizer to the dessert.
Grazie Diana! it was a pleasure to know you and your lovely family!!! thank you for loving our traditional food and warm service, your appreciation and support really means the world to us :) We can't wait to see you all anytime soon! M
This was the second visit to Vespucci for my wife and I. The very nice couple from Italy that own the restaurant are very attentive and personable with every customer! The fresh made pasta is cooked to perfection! I recommend Vespucci for family dinning as well as date night.
Thank you for the lovely words you had for Francesco and I and, of course, for loving our food. We are so fortunate for having loyal, supportive, affectionate customers like you and you adorable wife. We can't wait to see you both again anytime soon. M
Vespucchi is always consistently delicious. We look forward to going into this Italian paradise of a restaurant. We are always welcomed as family and welcomed in a warm environment. The flavors and dishes are authentic and plentiful.
Caroline, thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation through such a great review! It really means a lot to us!!!!! Ci vediamo presto :)) see you soon M
Service and ambiance were good but food can be much improved. The bread was cold. Had salmon carpaccio which was tasteless. I had the special of the day (homemade pasta with tomato sauce and pork jowl). The pasta was alright but the pork just tasted like fatty bacon. My friend had the seafood stew which was also alright. The soup was nice but fish was slightly over cooked. Tiramisu was good. Overall it was an alright meal, nothing to exclaim about.
Always a great experience. I truly feel I am visiting Manuela and Francesco's home. They are the nicest people and love what they do. The food is spectacular. Whether it's date night, family dinner or business meeting I know we will have a great time, eat well and be treated like kings and queens. I just wish I could eat there more often!!
Grazie Russ! Thank you for the lovely words you had for Francesco and I and, of course, for loving our food. We are so fortunate for having loyal, supportive, affectionate customers like you and you adorable family. We can't wait to see you all again anytime soon. M
This is an authentic Italian restaurant with delicious food. The salads are crisp and fresh, then entrees are substantial and tasty, and the specials are always a treat. The desserts, too, are very good,
thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation through such a great review! It really means a lot to us!!!!! Ci vediamo presto :)) see you soon M
Final date night at our favorite San Mateo restaurant with the kindest owners ever, Francesco and Manuela. We highly recommend their place and will miss our dinners here- it’s literally the only restaurant we always felt welcome bringing our girls to.
Grazie Eric! we feel so fortunate for having loyal, supportive, affectionate customers like you and you adorable family! While we are sad of seeing you go, we are also excited for this new chapter of your life and we wish you and your family, all the best that this world could give. We will definitely miss you guys! M
We, a party of six, had a stellar lunch last Saturday. The restaurant is beautiful, the owner so gracious and welcoming, the food absolutely delicious and the wine perfectly paired.
It was the first time I had been there. I will be back, hopefully to celebrate Vespucci's well-earned fifth anniversary in January 2020!
Kathy, thank you so much for your lovely words! We are grateful and honored of receiving so much appreciation, love and support from you all! We can't wait to serve you again, anytime soon. M
The food is always incredibly delicious, and Manuela and Francesco are so gracious and welcoming that it is always an excellent experience.
Betsy, thank you so much for your lovely words! We are grateful and honored of receiving so much appreciation, love and support from you both! We can't wait to hug you both again, anytime soon. M
We chose this restaurant as we were looking for authentic Italian food. We found it to be a truly a hidden gem. We were greeted at the door by a very enthusiastic women (I think owner) and seated. When asked about any item on the menu, a full explanation of the dish was provided. The food was spot on and delicious and the service is superb. Additionally, the desert YUM!! I highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning.
Laura thank you so much for your lovely words!! GRAZIE for appreciating the authenticity of our cuisine, for finding the time to share your feedback with the OT community and for your continuous patronage. I will definitely pass your compliments to our amazing kitchen staff, they will be happy to hear that! We can't wait to serve you and your husband again, anytime soon. Ci vediamo presto - see you soon, M
It is always a pleasant experience. We are greeted like family.
Food was delicious. I got the special breaded pork chop It was juicy and done just right.
It's because our customers are our extended family (since our families are so far from us)!!!! thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation through such a great feedback! It really means a lot to us!!!!! Ci vediamo presto :)) see you soon M