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139 S. B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 579-6021
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Ranked #26 of 364 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This used to be a nice place. The great chef who was so nice and talented in making our meals without the items we are allergic to left three months ago. The replacement and his staff are lacking beyond words in providing a proper dinner. Five of us arrived this Saturday night before 6:30 pm. Two have no special allergies... More 

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San Mateo, California, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On the occasion of my husband's birthday, I made dinner reservations on a not-so-busy Halloween night. Service was lacking and the food lackluster-our waitress was pretty much indifferent. Our appetizer of fried pig ears and onion rings came quickly and was delicious, but we waited 20 minutes after we finished our appetizer to order our entree. My husband's snapper came... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had dinner in this restaurant with a party of 6. We reserved in advanced. I enjoyed delicious mussels in a spicy broth, and afterwards a good lasagna. Good price/value ratio.

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Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Typical of a main street italian-american restaurant. Location is everything, food quality a distant priority. Ate a very average meal for 40$ without wine. A plain salad spread with almonds and some dressing, very average pasta (Bigoli, a form of thick spaghetti) that were overly salted, and a plain looking and tasting scoop of raspberry sorbet crowned the experience. It... More 

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San Mateo, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I arrived and the place was empty but was told by the hostess if we could finish in 30 minutes we could be seated. We protested but decided to stay. We were given a table but it took the waiter 20 minutes before he took our order and another 25 minutes to bring our food. I felt... More 

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Palm Desert, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was possibly the worst meal we have ever been served in any restaurant. Four of us went for dinner and no one like anything they had ordered. Every dish was overly salted and starting with a small bean salad appetizer with white beans and celery strips which did not look appetizing to a second course of gaspacho which tasted... More 

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Fairhaven, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I ate at Osteria Coppa in san Mateo during a recent business trip to the Bay Area and couldn't have been happier with the selection. The food was tremendous and unlike some Italian Food, it was light and fresh. The pasta is hand made and the chef takes great care in preparing dishes in season. I tried a few dishes... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Menu changes with the season...I always look forward to their new dishes.Very fresh ingredients. Very flavorful. Butterscotch budino is divine !

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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
83 reviews 83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Additional Information about Osteria Coppa

Address: 139 S. B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone Number: (650) 579-6021
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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