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Luceti's on 25th Avenue

109 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 574-1256
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Ranked #199 of 364 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Flores
Transit: Walking distance to local bus and train service.
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English first
Santa Barbara
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

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

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

I loved it ! My wife loved it ! Best Italian food in San Mateo. We'll definitely go back when we swing back to San Mateo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

This place is an Institution by the locals,it's one of the few left and making it..it's more of the seniors "hang out" place and family atmosphere..people can tell the regulars..food are OK and little pricey but, servings are big...you have to call for a reservation.Some staffs are snotty bec.like I said,they can tell the regulars,but,this is an Italian Rest.so I... More 

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Additional Information about Luceti's on 25th Avenue

Address: 109 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone Number: (650) 574-1256
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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