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Spiedo Ristorante

223 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
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Ranked #136 of 364 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Anaheim Hills, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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N. Calif.
5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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356 reviews 356 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Additional Information about Spiedo Ristorante

Address: 223 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone Number: 650-375-0818
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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