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Osteria Coppa

139 S. B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 579-6021
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Ranked #14 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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
Leuven, Belgium
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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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
1 review
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
79 reviews 79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
Senior Contributor
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
4 reviews 4 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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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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