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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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New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Kansas City, Missouri
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332 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Very small restaurant in the downtown area. Food was very good. We came at 5:15 pm on a Tuesday and they were not sure they could seat us (group of 6) due to other reservations. We sat outside and there were heaters.

Thank NebraskaFan71
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

The servers were very nice, atmosphere pleasant albeit it is a relatively small place with about 12 tables. We had the pork tenderloin with proscuitto and mushrooms that was very lovely. Caesar salad dressing was very tasty too. We shared some delicious desserts.

Thank Julie O
San Mateo, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Great spaghetti with sauce just the way I like it. Salads are very good as well, and parking is very convenient especially in the evening. This place has been around for quite some time and the decor has a very small Italian restaurant appeal to it.

Thank Alan_Chun
Foster City, California
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250 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I've eaten here for lunches, business lunches and friendly dinners and have never been disappointed. Food is very good, portions quite ample, service quick. It's a very small place with a few inside and outside tables, so reservations are suggested. Everyone who's come here has raved.

Thank Bart C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
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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?