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Sole ristorante italiaino

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69 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-4404
+1 650-341-5555
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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United Kingdom
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice while visiting family in Foster City. Busy, small restaurant but with outdoor seating too. Always book in advance. Service was brisk and the food & Italian wine was excellent. We enjoyed both the Pollo al Marsala (superb!) and Maiale Con Pancetta washed down with glasses of NegroAmaro (Puglia red) and Nero d'Avola (Sicilian red) vino. Italian wine... More 

Thank Henry_Morton_Stanley
Redwood City, California
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We have dined there twice, and both times we had a great experience. The first time we were seated next to some folks who insisted we order the prosciutto and burrata appetizer. We were glad we did! It was delicious with their home made bread. The homemade fetuccine with meat sauce was delicious, and very large portions. This last time... More 

Thank DrKMessina
Redwood City
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was our second time eating at Sole Ristorante Italiano, and it just keeps getting better every time. From the moment you walk in, Karen greets you with a smile and seats at one of their intimate tables, the place is small so take your chances and arrive early or make reservations in advance. As you might expect the menu... More 

Thank chrismB6256VR
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had dinner here kind of accidentally ran into it, and what a superb place it turned out to be. It was very a very cozy neighborhood restaurant, as it probably only has room for about 20-25 people...But rest assured, the meal selection is totally awesome! I tried the veggie lasagna, what a terrific meal!

Thank twiethof
New Zealand
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Cute neighborhood-style restaurant. They have a surprisingly large menu for a somewhat small venue. There is a great selection of fresh pasta. All of our meals were excellent.

Thank LanceTripster
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Sole is definitely a friendly, cosy neigbourhood eatery: solid food, friendly service, reasonable price. Mussel in tomato sauce: plump & juicy. Pork rib stuffed with cheese & procuito: juicy & huge portion. Linguini Vongole, superb with a pinch of red pepper, lots of garlic 7 basil. Dessert: Should have order daily special of Creme Blulee: chocolate cake with almond, bit... More 

Thank cyrus h
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We took friends from out of town who wanted to eat Italian food. We were not disappointed. Great food. Everyone was very eager to please us. And,it is pet friendly so we were able to take our doggie.

Thank Cali4nians
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We are new to the area, and we stumbled upon Sole. What a great find. We sat on the sidewalk patio and enjoyed a great dining experience. The food was excellent, as was the service. They also pour some excellent wines. We can't wait to go back. The gnocchi and the seafood dishes were both excellent, as was the pre-dinner... More 

Thank djc1000
San Mateo, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I was sold when the homemade bread arrived - order the Chicken Marsala and my friend had the Salmon - both dishes were excellent! We will be definately be going back. Get there early or make reservations as this is a small place.

Thank Julie K
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have been twice to Sole and both times we had a great experience. Their tagliolini con scampi and linguine alle vongole are our favorite plates but do not miss on the secondi like gamberoni al brandy and caciucco di pesce!

Thank Stefania T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 37th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-4404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-341-5555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?