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Pausa

  • 223 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo, 94401, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Italian, Regional Cuisine
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Italian fare available for takeout and delivery Wednesday through Sunday.

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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

Come to this San Mateo sweetie for authentic Italian eats, where Chef/co-owner Andrea Giuliani dishes up the cuisine of his native Veneto. Thanks to the modern space and late hours (by San Mateo standards, at least), it’s a big draw for the growing crowds of young tech types in town.

The dining room has a view of the charcuterie-aging room and those enticing cured meats like delicate, fennel-flecked finocchiona or exceptional pork ciccioli terrine. The wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas are equally strong—try the porchetta variation, topped with gorgonzola and radicchio. And of course, the pasta doesn’t disappoint either: seafood is a specialty of Veneto, and their perciatelli with a tomato-flecked shrimp and octopus ragù is downright perfect.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
Specialty
  • Roasted bone marrow, caramelized onions, blue fin tuna heart, micro parsley, grilled bread
  • 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

Information

+1 650-375-0818
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Saturday-Sunday

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