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Luceti's on 25th Avenue

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109 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2259 (Flores)
(650) 574-1256
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Mateo, California
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best in San Mateo when Ron Luceti owned. Looks like new owners have a new chef (mistake). Still ok but not like it was. Parking hard to find. Prices have gone up.

Thank dcs1755
SF Bay Area
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Good food, fast service, good prices, nice people - what more could you want! This is not California cuisine, fusion or any other nouveau cooking. This is the place for all the classic and tasty Italian dishes you remember. It is a clearly a neighborhood favorite as it was crowd with people who all seemed to know one another -... More 

Thank JCNagel
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is the second time I have been to this place with my husband. I had the calamari steak which tasted like a breakfast omelet, seriously, it was like they dipped the calamari in egg and fried it... horrible.... my husband had chicken parmesan and said it was tasteless. 2nd bad meal, we won't be back

Thank ChellaZA
Redwood City, California
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369 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Attended an event with friends and had a great meal. We good great, attentive service. Had the ravioli's and they were delicious. Friends really enjoyed the sole. Our group took up most of the front dining room and were very comfortable. Will certainly return.

Thank 1GiantsMS
Burlingame, California
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Had an excellent dinner at Luceti's. Started with onion soup that had good taste and lots of cheese. Main course was veal scalopine which was very tender and came with 2 vegetables. Service was also very good with bread being refilled as well as attention to clearing plates and refilling water.

Thank richpvihbass
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287 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is an authentic type establishment that serves good and consistent Italian food, that seems to have a lot of local “regulars”. The waiters are older men who have worked there for years and do not have time to be very friendly. There is an “old fashioned” bar and the bar tender knows how to make an old fashioned drink!... More 

Thank Gypsies-on-the-go
Spring Hill, Florida
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Second time eating here ....wait staff did not have a personality .....almost as if we were putting him out . Will not eat here again. Food not that good.....surroundings very boring.

Thank Marjie F
Santa Barbara
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were staying down the Peninsula, but wanted to eat at a authentic Italian restaurant. Using the car GPS we went by four 'Italian' restaurants until we found Luceti's. The atmosphere was what we were looking for, a neighborhood hangout where most of the customers were regulars, and made for a friendly and welcoming feeling. Service was good, and the... More 

Thank SBSilky
Belmont, California
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a disappointment, I believe the new owners have a lot to learn or they are not going to last. I took my wife for Mother's Day Brunch, we made reservations on open table and our table was ready when we arrived, hostess was very friendly and nice. We were seated and warm bread and waters were brought right over... More 

Thank Lou K
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I went Luceti today because it closer from the hotel I am staying and say a rating of 4 in most of the websites. I ordered Gnocchi with Alfredo sauce which is my favorite Italian dish. It was the worst Gnocchi and the worst Alfredo sauce I ever had. The sauce was tasteless and gnocchi was so soft that it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2259
  • Public Transportation: Walking distance to local bus and train service.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: (650) 574-1256

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