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Luceti's on 25th Avenue

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109 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403 (Flores)
Walking distance to local bus and train service.
(650) 574-1256
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Old Style Italian

This is an authentic type establishment that serves good and consistent Italian food, that seems to have a lot of local “regulars”. The waiters are older men who have worked there for years and do not have time to be very friendly. There is an “old fashioned” bar and the bar tender knows how to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is an authentic type establishment that serves good and consistent Italian food, that seems to have a lot of local “regulars”. The waiters are older men who have worked there for years and do not have time to be very friendly. There is an “old fashioned” bar and the bar tender knows how to make an old fashioned drink!... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Second time eating here ....wait staff did not have a personality .....almost as if we were putting him out . Will not eat here again. Food not that good.....surroundings very boring.

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were staying down the Peninsula, but wanted to eat at a authentic Italian restaurant. Using the car GPS we went by four 'Italian' restaurants until we found Luceti's. The atmosphere was what we were looking for, a neighborhood hangout where most of the customers were regulars, and made for a friendly and welcoming feeling. Service was good, and the... More 

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Belmont, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a disappointment, I believe the new owners have a lot to learn or they are not going to last. I took my wife for Mother's Day Brunch, we made reservations on open table and our table was ready when we arrived, hostess was very friendly and nice. We were seated and warm bread and waters were brought right over... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I went Luceti today because it closer from the hotel I am staying and say a rating of 4 in most of the websites. I ordered Gnocchi with Alfredo sauce which is my favorite Italian dish. It was the worst Gnocchi and the worst Alfredo sauce I ever had. The sauce was tasteless and gnocchi was so soft that it... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Just had lunch here. Great salad, wonderful soup. The bread is fresh and delicious. I had the filet of sole with a great, light sauce. Came with fresh, wonderfully cooked veggies and wonderful mashed potatoes. I love this place!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The real deal, no hipsters in sight. The food was quality east-coast Italian. They probably haven't changed the menu in 20 years and that is just fine with me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

nice place, especially the second floor. Excellent service. The Salmon was excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I love having dinner at Luceti's. It is small but very comfortable with that old world charm. The food is a little on the expensive side, but then you will have leftovers for lunch the next day. I love the cheesecake, which is prepared at the restaurant it is awesome. We will be going back , have... More 

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Pacifica, Ca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

We were former regular customers and the bartender of all people ordered the waitress to charge four dollars extra for cheese for minestrone soup. The materdee was giving me evil, cold stares while I was eating my minestrone soup. The prices are very overpriced. $2.50 for ice tea. I was there for Lunch with my Dad and the place was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
    (Flores)
  • Public Transportation: Walking distance to local bus and train service.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 574-1256

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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