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Osteria Coppa

139 S. B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 579-6021
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Ranked #12 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 1st and 2nd Avenue
Transit: Near San Mateo Train stop.
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51 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
San Mateo, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to try Osteria for two reasons, the wonderful reviews and the fact that we can always smell the fabulous food when we go to the movies in downtown San Mateo. We made a reservation, definitely a good idea as the restaurant is not exceptionally large, We were seated right away next to a front window... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We go here often with work friends. Every time, we have had a great meal and most of all, have really relaxed out on the outdoor patio. The best thing on the menu is their thin crust pizzas, with seasonal toppings, which are on par with something you would get in Italy. Service is so-so but not where a meal... More

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South San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Friends and I went here for lunch after seeing a movie nearby. The place is just stunning! the menu selection is wonderful , I opted for the lunch special of a Pizza and soup. the Lentil soup was heavenly and the Pizza was one of the best that I have ever had. The Portions are Huge in fact after I... More

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Fresno, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Three of us stopped by early on a Friday night. We ordered three of the eve's specials and each was divine: kale & frizee salad w pine nuts, deep fried artichoke, in-house fresh made pasta w wild mushrooms. Fresh, light, flavorful! We also shared the chicken piccata from the regular menu. Wonderful! We opted to dine family style and splitting... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were a party of 6 and were able to walk in early on a Monday evening without reservations and get seated at an excellent table with a great view of the sidewalk. Very tastefully done modern decor and excellent service. Not outrageously expensive. If you are looking for the same Italian food that all the other restaurants serve--then this... More

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Foster City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for ages and finally I did. We went there around 7:20 pm Tuesdya night and the place is quite crowded. I had made a reservation like 2 days earlier but the table for 2 they gave us is tucked way down in a corner, blocked by a larger table's seats adjacent to... More

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Burlingame, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Osteria Coppa is a place I visit regularly. Chef Kamen’s culinary creativity is simply the best. Everything they served, is always fresh and seasonal. Excellent wine list for Happy Hour also. It's our favorite gathering place among friends.

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Palo Cedro, CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

And the service was impeccable...definitely 5 stars (I wish I asked our wait person's name....very professional). There were three of us (all female...mom, daughter, granddaughter) dining on a Friday night. Often it drives me insane (since I am a very good tipper) that females tend to get a reduced level of service. Our waitperson did a great job of assisting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Look, there are 350+ restaurants in and around San Mateo. There were some decent things and the menu was nicely adventurous for italian but... the service was just plain miserable. I mean, for the tip we left we should have been treated with just a little pleasantness and respect. Though the pizzas were nice, the anitpasto platter and the cheese... More

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

for a casual but "nice" dinner. My two business associates enjoyed the Ravioli ( gigantic four inch square ravioli, Seafood Lasagne (light and flavorful) while I had the Red Trout. I was expecting a large trout fillet- but instead found small fish (five inches or so long and an inch wide served over what turned out to be couscous (Fregoa... More

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