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“Best place in Burlingame!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Figaro

Cafe Figaro
Ranked #21 of 171 Restaurants in Burlingame
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Burlingame, California, United States
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place in Burlingame!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is one of the most consistent places anywhere. It is a comfortable almost casual place with wonderful food and the best service in town. The owner, John, when he is there always makes you feel welcome and well served, and the Manager, Sabon, is and amazing guy who keeps the place running about as well as is possible. Chef Ramsey would definitely give two thumbs up. Everything here is good! We come back over and over, and our friends are always pleased. Even when crowded, the noise levels tend to be ok.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Italian Food and Service on the Planet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

My husband and I have been eating at Cafe Figaro for the last 11 years, and have probably been there over 150 times. Everything on the menu is fantastic, the service is excellent, and the ambiance is perfect for a romantic date, a birthday celebration or getting together with friend. We've had pretty much everything on the menu, and some of our favorites are the Chicken Cocadoro, the Bay Shrimp Salad, any of the pasta dishes, and the Grilled Vegetable appetizer. Also, the break is warm when they bring it to you, and if you are lucky enough to get Saban the restaurant manager to wait on you, you will be treated like a King and Queen. His service is impeccable!!!

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Thank World T
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Half Moon Bay, CA
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95 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood place, friendly service and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

Try the veal dishes, i had the veal with capers, olives and sun dry tomatos, tender like your mommy made!

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Surprise, Arizona
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food--Would Come Back Again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

We stopped by here after a day of hiking and wanted a hearty meal. I ordered a Fettucine alla Villana, A pasta with veal, artichokes, peas, sundried tomato in a wine sauce. My husband ordered a Spaghetti al Pollo Piccante. A pasta in a spicy tomato sauce with chicken tenderlions. Both meals were very delicious as we also tasted each others dishes as well. For dessert, we had bread pudding, it had a maple brandy syrup on it. What a treat! We definitely, would recommend this place and certainly would come back here again when we are back in this area.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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      Food
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Bay Area
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843 reviews
650 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Cozy Italian in Burlingame”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2010

Italian
Intimate, cozy setting
Nice wines by the glass
Great bread with olive oil/balsamic vinegar/garlic olio
Best luncheon salads; love the Ambrosia with grilled chicken
Nice pasta and desserts

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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