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West Coast Cafe

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466 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4437
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
A very good Italian meal.

Service was very good, choices were limited and not especially cheap, but the food was well cooked, even if simply presented. Nobody had any complaints, which says a lot! We were able to hear one another talking, though there was lots of buzz around us, as this is a neighborhood favorite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bart C
Foster City, California
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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was very good, choices were limited and not especially cheap, but the food was well cooked, even if simply presented. Nobody had any complaints, which says a lot! We were able to hear one another talking, though there was lots of buzz around us, as this is a neighborhood favorite. Comfortable surroundings. Parking along the street was a little... More 

Thank Bart C
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took his Mom out to dinner here and were blown away by this tiny gem in downtown San Bruno. The restaurant is small so we consider ourselves fortunate to have arrived early to snag a table. Even so, we never felt rushed for our table to turn over. The house made gnocchi was excellent, my mother... More 

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Bratt, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was good and food was nice. Would have liked more bread. We each ordered one thing and it was reasonably priced. If we had ordered as they wished (all three courses) it would have run us over $50 per person.

Thank kmaFL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed. Located in the center of the business district it has a cozy neighborhood feel- filled with locals The menu is typical Italian but everything is fresh and highest quality. Service was friendly and exceptional. Prices were very reasonable. We felt welcome and that our was appreciated Overall a... More 

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Starting backwards in the meal, the tiramisu, latte and cappuccino were excellent. The cod special in a lemon caper sauce with green beans and polenta was very good and my companions liked their gnocchi. The bruschetta had a little too much garlic. Wine was a good value. Our server was spot on. This is a cozy and cheerful restaurant. I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We arrived into San Francisco after a long flight, stayed in a local hotel to this restaurant and frankly had very little expectations of finding anywhere that could inspire us. We were so wrong......we were greeted so sincerely, wine, good value price too, was served very promptly. We weren't particularly hungry just needed something tasty. A first course of mushrooms... More 

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San Mateo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

West Coast Cafe is a wonderful Italian restaurant located right on "The Avenue" in San Bruno. Every meal is cooked to perfection and the service is "perfecto". Whether it is for lunch, dinner or for private parties, West Coast is the place.

Thank M P
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

good food great salad, breads, very easy to get to parking in back....staff is friendly an prompt not a long wait and food was very good..... will go back for a great dinner with my husband cute, romantic setting.

Thank amcalden
new england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The food was OK but they served wine that was vinegar and soda that was flat. Not a place I would go out of my way to find but OK for a basic meal

Thank ctgolftravel
Mason City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were directed here from our nearby hotel, spending one night in San Bruno prior to SFO departure the next AM. Despite the name of the restaurant, this was a genuine Italian Trattoria. The gnocchi gorgonzola was delicious. The special, sole petrale, was light and equally delicious. Minestrone soup as an antipasto, also delicious. The wine list was good, both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 466 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4437
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: 650-588-1912

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?