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Spiedo Ristorante

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223 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 (S. Ellsworth)
We are located 4 blocks from the CalTrain Downtown San Mateo Station.
650-375-0818
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Come and join us for delicious pastas and pizzas from our oak burning...
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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice location and dependable food

We have eaten at Spiedo a number of times over the years and have always had good food and service. On our recent visit we both had the roasted half chicken and it was very good as usual. We were surprised when the check came because enclosed with the bill was a thanks for dining with us for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
DavenCarol
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San Mateo, CA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Cupertino
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place stole my heart!! Went in looking for anywhere to eat. Fell in love! Date night gone completely right! Some of the best Italian I have ever had! I highly recommend their gnocchi! My boyfriend highly recommends their risotto which he got as their special for the evening. The wine selection is superb! The atmosphere is romantic and conducive... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This week marks the end of a San Mateo favorite. For many years I have enjoyed meals here with family and friends. I would look around and always know others relaxing and enjoying a meal. It is a family owned and operated endeavor and will continue in this vein. After a total transformation, San Mateo will have its own charcuterie... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have eaten at Spiedo a number of times over the years and have always had good food and service. On our recent visit we both had the roasted half chicken and it was very good as usual. We were surprised when the check came because enclosed with the bill was a thanks for dining with us for the past... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After traveling around the bay area for 8 days, we decided to spend our last night in San Mateo so we'd be near the airport. We were both craving Italian food, and we found Spiedo through the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We found exactly what we were looking for - good food, good service, and a quiet place to... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went to this place after a long day viewing and presenting at Maker Faire. It was late at night, and we were tired and in need of food. The lemonade I ordered tasted like any other lemonade I had at most restaurants, so it was pretty familiar. The pizza I ordered was good, but I wish I could have... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We happened to be downtown San Mateo with our son, his wife, our grandson, and our dog. There are not many place that can accommodate all possibilities and needs but Spiedo did. The service was splendid, their patience with our needs was immeasurable, and the food was hot and delicious. This is certainly worth a return trip.

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Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were wandering around San Mateo. A couple sitting at this restaurant's outdoor seating volunteered that the food was great and that they were regulars. We must have different definitions of great. One of the nightly specials was Shrimp Pizza. Sounded interesting. What they brought out was a soupy mess. It was not edible. The waiter was clearly accustomed to... More 

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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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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
    (S. Ellsworth)
  • Public Transportation: We are located 4 blocks from the CalTrain Downtown San Mateo Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-375-0818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?