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The 7 Best Italian Restaurants Near San Mateo

Updated: October 6, 2021

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in San Mateo are for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in San Mateo. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

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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

Saltyard

American, $$, BurlingameAmerican, $$Burlingame
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

La Collina Italian Restaurant

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

Il Fornaio

Italian, $$, BurlingameItalian, $$Burlingame
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Mateo and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Find Me Gluten Free, AAA and Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered 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 as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Pinot Grigio

    Experts suggest pairing a tagliatelle pasta with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.


Factoids

  • Craving some cannoli?

    Marc Owens holds the record for eating the most cannoli in the world by finishing no fewer than 34 in one sitting. Could you top that?

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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 Italian spot.

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