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Spiedo Ristorante

223 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
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Ranked #102 of 356 restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: S. Ellsworth
Transit: We are located 4 blocks from the CalTrain Downtown San Mateo Station.
Description: Come and join us for delicious pastas and pizzas from our oak burning pizza oven. Steaks and fresh fish grilled on our mesquite fired grill. Chicken, rabbit, duck and game hen roasted on our mesquite fired rotisserie. Private dining facilities available for large and small parties. Patio seating, full bar, extensive wine list.
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19 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
N. Calif.
5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Poor service is you are a lone diner. Loudness at the bar detracts from the nearby dining room experience. The food is okay, but nothing to write home about. I actually miss Pasta Primavera that closed recently. Their food was much better than Spiedo. Go figure.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I wanted to eat were the local eat. And to our surprise ran across Spiedo. The food and service was excellent. The price was very reasonable. You must try the bruschetti.

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Alameda, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I could get better Italian food lots of places for half the cost. Lovely setting, both indoor and out. We had a good time there with friends, but I'd look around for better value if I wanted Italian food in San Mateo.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Looking for some place for early dinner stopped here. Restaurant was almost empty made me wonder about this place? I don't have to wonder next time . Service was fast food was well prepared and value was there also. Don't know if they were busy how it would be but on a early Thursday evening I would not hesitate to... More

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Union, New Jersey
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253 reviews 253 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I visited this restaurant with a friend. We were staying at a nearby hotel and were flying back to the New York area the following day after 2 weeks in California. We picked this restaurant because it was in the section of downtown San Mateo that is filled with restaurants. It looked more like a place frequented by the locals... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Two couples, all had something different and everybody liked it. Interior must be from the turn of the century (1899-1900). We had fun!

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San Mateo, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went there for Valentine's day. They had a different menu than their usual. The inside was dark, unfriendly, uninviting, the waiters seem to have come from the karate class, in a big hurry, no manners, inattentive. The food was not good but most importantly we felt like we were being whipped thru the meal. Never again.

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San Mateo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Spiedo's is one of the upscale restaurants in our little town, and it has had some criticism of late. But I can say that we had a great experience there last weekend. I had out of town relatives visiting and all counted there were 11 of us with three children under age 8. I called on a Monday and they... More

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Treasure Island, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I'm sure the lame jokes my colleagues and I tossed at our server weren't original, but she took it all in good humor. Fortunately, our food didn't reflect any latent contempt for three guys in suits throwing back martinis. In fact, we were treated as if (1) we were the only ones there (we definitely weren't) and (2) we actually... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The house salad was outstanding. I almost took an extra one home with me. We had Cannelloni which was good and Veal Marsala which was really the best veal I've had anywhere in years. The three restaurants I reviewed in San Mateo were all within a block or so of each other and they were all excellent.

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