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Rainbow Pizza

Italian, Pizza, Greek, Soups, Central European
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112 De Anza Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 571-1848
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our mid-week go-to place

All the staff are very friendly, portions are good for a full take-home meal. My favorites are the pizzas (any of them) and the gyro (love it!). Gets a little loud and busy on weekends and sometimes the staff seems a little overwhelmed but never to the point where they are short with you. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

All the staff are very friendly, portions are good for a full take-home meal. My favorites are the pizzas (any of them) and the gyro (love it!). Gets a little loud and busy on weekends and sometimes the staff seems a little overwhelmed but never to the point where they are short with you. The place has been around forever... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Let me start by saying that I am a purest (meaning picky): I believe that life is too short for bad pizza, bad wine or bad relationships. In the 45+ years that I've been enjoying pizza, Rainbow falls in the top 2-3% of pizza I've had anywhere. The food here is prepared with the warmth that one would associate with... More 

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Belmont, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rainbow Pizza is way more than a pizza joint. They have tons of Greek and Italian dishes, which are all good. My favorite will always be their gyros, though. I've been eating them for over 30 years! They also have one of the biggest pizzas I have ever seen.

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Belmont, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Recently, We had dinner here. The spaghetti with meatballs and Shrimp Louie Sald were fantastic. Portions are always huge and enough to take home for another meal. The service is impecable.

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Pacifica, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Rainbow has an extensive menu so if you have any picky eaters, this could be the place for your family. My favorite is Linguini a la Rhodos. New staff sometimes can't find it on the menu if you are calling in for take away or deliver, but they can ask someone more experienced. Al dente linguini, sun-dried tomatoes, light feta... More 

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San Mateo
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93 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Pizza is serious business here. Big and with heaps of toppings. Cheese galore! A mini 8inch pizza is almost enough for two not too hungry people. The french fries here are as they should be - Alive and awake - crisp, fresh and thick. The Greek salad is well made and balanced. The meat ball sandwich is awesome as is... More 

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Belmont, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Huge portions of your favorite foodies. I love the pastas, pizzas and salads. Can't go wrong here. Rox is my favorite server.

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Belmont, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been going to Rainbow Pizza for over 30 years, and I'm not about to stop now. When I'm in the mood for Gyros, I think of no other place. My son loves their meatball sandwiches, and our whole family loves their pizza.

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Corona, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We ordered the calamari, skewer grilled shrimp with rice pilaf n pizza with Greek salad. Everything was good. My kids who are picky eaters loved it. I thought the food was a little pricy at first,but after tasting the food I thought the price was very reasonable.

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Belmont, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although Rainbow Pizza has a very extensive menu, their gyros will always be my favorite. That have great Greek and Italian dishes. And, oh yea…pizza. Lots of pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 De Anza Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 571-1848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Greek, Soups, Central European
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?