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.- MICHELIN guide inspectors