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The 9 Best Mediterranean Restaurants Near San Mateo

Updated: October 6, 2021

Tabouli, paella, and dolmades - it’s impossible not to love the Mediterranean dishes at these San Mateo eateries! We found the best Mediterranean spots by analyzing top restaurant review sites, expert rankings, and food blogs. Head to one of these spots to relax with a chilled glass of greek Santorini and the best mezze in San Mateo.

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Pausa Bar & Cookery

Italian, $$$, San MateoItalian, $$$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Vivace Ristorante

Italian, $$$, BelmontItalian, $$$Belmont, Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Divino Ristorante

Italian, $$, BelmontItalian, $$Belmont, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Rocca Ristorante

Italian, $$, BurlingameItalian, $$Burlingame
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Capo Mediterranean

Mediterranean, BelmontMediterraneanBelmont, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

La Collina Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, MillbraeItalian, $$Millbrae
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Olives

Greek, $, Foster CityGreek, $Foster City, Bays
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Millbrae Kebabs And Gyros

Mediterranean, $$, MillbraeMediterranean, $$Millbrae
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Il Fornaio

Italian, $$, BurlingameItalian, $$Burlingame
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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How does it work?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mediterranean restaurants in San Mateo. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Find Me Gluten Free, AAA and Eater, 28808 San Mateo restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in Find Me Gluten Free - Most Celiac Friendly Restaurants San Mateo, California, AAA - Three Diamond Restaurant and Eater - San Francisco's 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmands, Mapped. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in San Mateo can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mediterranean spot.

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