Vespucci Ristorante Italiano
On the menu stated fresh pasta, but it was frozen. Not fresh. Owner was rude and have a bad attitude to customers. DO NOT COME TO THIS RESTAURANT.
The food is fresh and delicious! Manuela & Francesco make you feel like a family guest in their warm and casual dining room. The service is prompt but not pushy. Their portions are ample and the quality is superior. I would highly recommend dinner or lunch. A very good value for such a delicious dining experience!
We enjoyed the veal dish and seafood risotto. The staff was friendly and helpful. Food was excellent.
Grazie Carol! it means a lot to get this amazing feedback! Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts on our food and service here. We hope to have you both back at Vespucci in the near future!
We were promptly greeted by the hostess right when we walked in. She was very friendly and even had a short conversation about visiting Southern Italy. I ordered the lobster ravioli and my friend ordered the veal scallopini. Both dishes were delicious. We were celebrating my friend's birthday so we had to have tiramisu. They were sweet enough to present hers with a candle and sang happy birthday to her. The tiramisu was yummy. Even their coffee was good. I look forward to coming back soon.
Grazie Venus!!!, Thank you for taking a few minutes to share such a great feedback about your experience. We are all thrilled that you loved the atmosphere, food and service! We can't wait to see you both anytime soon :) Have a great week, M
Excellent food ambiance and service very friendly and professional staff
Grazie Kend! thank you for the kind words about our place! We so glad that you love the food, ambiance and service, I will definitely share your compliments with the rest of the team. Hope to see you again anytime soon! Have a great rest of the week, M
Very hospitable, enjoyed the red blend Tuscan wine, and the special risotto with squid ink. Cappuccino was served lukewarm. Otherwise, it was a great place to meet out of town visitor who could take the train from the city and walk to restaurant.
Grazie Lucy! thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review for us, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to read that you loved our special of the day and the super Tuscan. Sorry to hear about the cappuccino, please, next time inform us immediately, we will be more than happy to remake it for you. We hope to see you soon, have a great week, M
Vespucci offers a lovely dining experience. The food is excellent! Don't miss the calamari. Our server was attentive and we always feel welcome when we dine here.
Grazie Karen! we are so happy to read your great compliments, I will make sure to pass them to our entire staff :) We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again anytime soon. Have a great week, M
This was the most authentic experience, the food the personal attention received and overall experience was wonderful!
Thank you Robert,for the kind words that you had for all of us, for appreciating the authentic and fresh food, but, most of all, thank you for appreciating the relaxed and loving atmosphere that we create at the restaurant.We consider a real privilege to serve you all, and we feel blessed to be able to pass our culture through the food. Thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation through such a great feedback!It really means a lot to us!!!!! M
thank you so much for loving and supporting us! Have a great saturday, M
If you want really good Italian food and you’re not afraid to pay for it this is the place for you. Everything I’ve eaten there has tasted amazing. And some of the desserts are to die for. The gnocchi is amazing according to my daughter who loves the stuff and says they make it the best she’s ever had it
Grazie Cat!!!! We are thrilled to read that you both enjoyed your dinner, and so happy to read that your adorable daughter loved our gnocchi!!! Thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation through such a great feedback! It really means a lot to us!!!!! Have a great Saturday, M
The reson we gave the place 4 instead of 5 stars is the dessert. We had a choco torte and a Nutella in a pastry, and neither one was at the level of the other food we had. Especially Nutella in a pastry was flat , the pastry was tasteless . It is a pity as all the other food was excellent. We were a party of 5 so we had quite a selection and everything was A1.
Service was great. The restaurant was not too busy as we went early, so the noise could not be really assessed.
Anyhow it is a great place to have a nice meal
thank you so much for showing your support and appreciation through such a great feedback! It really means a lot to us!!!!! Sorry to read that you didn't love the 2 desserts that you had, I hope next time you can try something else that you may love more. We can't wait to see you all, anytime soon. Have a great Saturday, M
When we dine at Vespucci Ristorante it is always a delightful dining experience. The warm welcome by Manuela and Francesco sets the tone for the night. I always have the special of the day because it is has unique tastes. We are reminded of dining in Italy. The pace is relaxing and not the rush, rush, rush of an American restaurant. For a relaxing and memorable evening choose Vespucci Ristorante.
Grazie Rossana!!!! Thank you for the kind words that you had for us, for appreciating the authentic and fresh food, but, most of all, thank you for appreciating the relaxed and loving atmosphere that we create at the restaurant. We consider a real privilege to serve you all, and we feel blessed to be able to pass our culture through the food. Have a great long week end, Ci vediamo presto! M
This place was great. I was greeted warmly at the door and the staff was very attentive. Everything I tried was delicious, with ample portions. This was a thoroughly enjoyable dinner. I highly recommend the Lasagna and Tiramisu! I will be back.
Excellent food and service. I loved how the lady tho greeted us spoke in Italian! Reasonably priced. Will definitely go back again!
thank you so much for loving and supporting us, we truly appreciate it! Have a great sunday, M
Excellent as always!! Hosts are very friendly, food is authentic Italian. Great place
thank you so much for loving and supporting us, we truly appreciate it! Have a great week end, M
Awesome Family owned restaurant in downtown San Mateo would definitely recommend. great pasta great Italian experience!
Angela, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great ratings for us! It really means a lot to us!!! Grazie!
Vespucci Ristorante is a delightful restaurant; from the beautiful decor, the charming owners Francesco and Manuela, who greet the diners warmly, to the varied menu offerings. We are fortunate to have Vespucci for authentic Italian food.
Grazie! thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great rating for us! We are so happy to read that you loved our traditional food, the charming environment and our warm service as well. We can't wait to see you again, anytime soon. Have a great day, M
The place look amazing. Service was great but food was just ok. Many selections for italian restaurant though. It is a good spot to hang ! Price is decent.
thank you so much for your love and support! Have a great week, M
Excellent Calabrian and Neopolitan food. Friendly and efficient staff, charming owners.
Matthew grazie! thank you for loving our food and appreciating our friendly service, I will pass your lovely compliments to the rest of the staff too! Have a great week, M
Food was great and the personal service was really enjoyable. We feel like we made new friends.
thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great ratings for us! It really means a lot!!! We can't wait to see you any time soon, here at Vespucci :))) Have a great rest of the week, M
Absolutely perfect from service to food to the owners sharing their appreciation for visiting them. Like being at my Italian family’s dinner.
Grazie Kim! thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great ratings for us! It really means a lot!!! We are so happy to read that you loved our traditional food and our warm service as well. We can't wait to see you again, anytime soon. Have a great day, M
very authentic Italian food. Super Nice owner! lasagna is amazing!
Grazie for loving and supporting us Jim! So happy to read that you loved our traditional lasagna!!! We can't wait to see you and your lovely family again anytime soon. Have a great sunday, M
Authentic food and ambiance, lovely warm hosts. A wide range of choices for food and wine. Salute!
Grazie for loving and supporting us Patty! We can't wait to see you again anytime soon. Have a great week end, M
Simply outstanding !
We love Vespucci and yes, we drive from San Jose to enjoy!
Grazie for loving and supporting us Mike! We can't wait to see you again anytime soon. Have a great day, M
Good food! Hospitable staff, nice decor, fairly high noise level but restroom substandard.
The food is on the salty side which does not suit my palate.
As always, Frederico, Manuela, Chiro and the staff at Vespucci created an outstanding experience. My mother and aunt were in town from Canada and as always we took our guests to our favorite local restaurant.
GRAZIE Eric! All our staff is extremely grateful for your warm words. We consider ourselves very lucky for having loyal,affectionate, supporting customers like you and your family! We can't wait to serve you all again, anytime soon. Have a great week, M
The food and service was excellent. Able to enjoy conversation without speaking loudly. Friendly professional staff. Only complaint was the weak coffee. I’ll definitely return.
Van, thank you so much for your positive feedback and kind words. Sorry to read about the coffee, next time, please, ask me to try our amazing espresso(Italian coffee and Italian machine) you are going to love it :) We can't wait to see you anytime soon, here at Vespucci,
A delightful find in downtown San Mateo! Everybody was happy with their food, and the service was excellent.
Martha, thank you so much for loving us, your support means a lot to us! We can't wait to serve you again, here at Vespucci anytime soon, M
Manuela and Francesco are such warm and welcoming people that they make this extraordinary dining an all around exceptional experience.
Grazie Betsy! We are so thrilled to read the lovely words that you had for us. We hope to see you soon again, here at Vespucci :) Have a great week, M
The staff made us feel at home and the food was delicious. I had Veal Scaloppini and my wife had Eggplant Parmesan as our main courses. We splt a Ceasar Salad and we split a piece of chocolate cake for dessert. The veal was cooked perfectly and the wine sauce with the mushrooms was wonderful. The creamed spinach that came with the entree was good also. I tried some of my wife's eggplant and found it to be delicious, also. My wife loved it. The chocolate cake was out of this world. One of the best meals that I've had in a very long time.
Sir, thank you so much for your lovely comment, knowing that you and your wife felt at home is a great compliment for us! Thank you for appreciating every bite, our food is prepared with so much care, respect for our tradition, best ingredients on the market and much, much love :))) and knowing that you totally appreciated the entire experience makes us incredibly happy. We can't wait to see you again, anytime soon! In the meantime, have a wonderful week, M
It is always a pleasure to dine at a family-owned establishment.
John, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a positive ratings for us! It really means a lot!!! Grazie!
I must say the restaurant decor was very nice, clean and Italian. However, the noise level was very high. Although, there was a party of 12, but still I would imagine a noisy dinner. Just was not prepared for that. OK - the food and service were amazing and moderately priced. We will go back... Looking for to it.
thank you for loving our traditional food and welcoming and warm service :) Sorry about the noise,unfortunately this is something we can't control. It doesn't depend on the number of people in the party, according our personal experience, sometimes even very large groups can be much quieter than smaller ones, it totally depends on the people composing the group. We can't wait see you anytime soon, have a great Sunday, M
My wife and I have been coming to Vespucci’s now for three years, and it is by far our FAVORITE Italian restaurant. The food is outstanding and we always feel very welcomed and appreciated when we arrive. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take clients out to dinner all over the US based on my business and I understand “fine dining” high quality food. Vespucci’s is the very best at Italian dishes. I’m just lucky that I don’t have to fly to enjoy the Vespucci dining experience; I just drive 20 minutes.
Grazie Sir! We are so thankful for your warm words, and extremely happy to read that you loved our traditional food and welcoming service as well. We consider ourselves very lucky for having loyal,affectionate, supporting customers like you and your wife! We can't wait to serve you again, anytime soon. Have a great week, M
Awesome food. Everyone in our party said so more than once. Comments included great bolognese, best lasagne ever (so many layers), and the cioppino broth stayed warm the entire meal. Italian music and some Italian mints at the counter upon exiting, and maybe a dessert choice of a small Italian cookie assortment for those who can't have milk products, would be so nice. The staff and service was great!
Grazie Pamela! We are so thankful for your warm words, and extremely happy to read that you loved our traditional food and welcoming service as well. Thank you for the suggestion, we really appreciated it :) Pamela, we can't wait to serve you again, anytime soon. Have a great week, M
Solid restaurant. I'd say the food is average, but desserts were spectacular. Nice service, good ambiance.
Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend.
thank you so much for your 5 stars rating, it really means a lot to us! Have a wonderful week, M
Be sure to ask one of the proprietors for their recommendation...you might be surprised but I've never been disappointed!
Buongiorno Jeff! thank you so much for your 5 stars rating, it really means a lot to us! Have a wonderful saturday, M
Good food service was a bit slow. Strangely empty for a Friday lunch time.
Ciao Hybrid, thank you so much for your positive rating, it really means a lot to us! It isn't strange that we are not busy for lunch :) usually people at lunch time prefer something quicker,less expensive and less formal. We have been open for 4 years now, and has always been this way for us. Dinner shift instead, Fri-Sat-Sun, we are always fully booked. About the service, I'm very sorry that it was a bit slow. We really hope to see you again anytime soon here at Vespucci
Our second time to Vespucci Ristorante and it felt like seeing old friends. The owners / team are so lovely and we will continue to go back to see them. It also helps that the food is delicious! Best lasagna ever, but honestly everything is great.
Grazie Jennifer!!!! you are so sweet!!!! So happy to read that you enjoyed everything, from the food to the service :))) We can't wait to see you all again and again here at Vespucci! M