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The 7 Best Italian Restaurants in San Mateo

Updated: March 13, 2021

Want to find the top Italian spots in San Mateo? To get you the definitive list of the best restaurants, we assessed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Pausa Bar & Cookery

Italian · $37 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Vivace Ristorante

Italian
Belmont, Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Divino Ristorante

Italian
Belmont, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Rocca Ristorante

Italian
Burlingame
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Saltyard

American
Burlingame
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

La Collina Italian Restaurant

Italian
Millbrae
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Il Fornaio

Italian
Burlingame
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We pored over ratings for 28738 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Mateo and 1899 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Lyft, AAA and Eater had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. For example, we considered Lyft - Top 8 Most Visited Italian Restaurants in San Mateo, AAA - Three Diamond Restaurant and Eater - San Francisco's 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmands, Mapped as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With Feastfox, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Pinot Grigio

    Experts suggest pairing a tagliatelle pasta with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.


Factoids

  • Craving some cannoli?

    Marc Owens holds the record for eating the most cannoli in the world by finishing no fewer than 34 in one sitting. Could you top that?

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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