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MICHELIN Guide California

Pausa

  • 223 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo, 94401, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Italian, Regional Cuisine
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MICHELIN Guide California

Pausa

  • 223 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo, 94401, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Italian, Regional Cuisine
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Thanks to its modern setting and late hours (by San Mateo standards, at least), a growing crowd of smart couples and tech types flock to this San Mateo sweetie. Everyone is here for the authentic Italian eats from Chef/co-owner Andrea Giuliani, who dishes up the cuisine of his native Veneto.

The dining room has a view of the charcuterie-aging room and those artistically presented salumi boards of fennel-flecked finocchiona and exceptional salame al parmigiano. The wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas are equally strong—try the porchetta variation, topped with gorgonzola and radicchio. Of course, the pastas don’t disappoint either: spinach spaghetti amatriciana with house-cured guanciale, piennolo tomatoes, calabrian chilies, and pecorino is downright perfect.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
Speciality
  • Salumi or formaggi boards with all charcuterie made in house, the items are accompanied by tigella, cunza, pickles and mustard
  • Buckwheat pizzoccheri, chanterelle mushrooms, tuscan kale, butterball potatoes, shallots, crispy garlic, casera cheese
  • Spiced parsnip cake, chestnut buttercream, compressed pear, pomegranate, salted caramel gelato

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • Take away
  • Booking essential

Information

+1 650-375-0818
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch : Tuesday-Sunday

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