223 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
I have been here twice and just love it! Our meals were excellent, the staff was extremely attentive without constantly hovering (which takes skill, timing, and grace), and they do not rush you out the door but let you relax as long as you want with your coffee. The owner is from Italy, along with most of the staff (from what I can tell), so I think that helps with understanding the art of restaurant service. They seem to take it very seriously. (And the prices are very reasonable for what you get!) I find that so refreshing after disappointing experiences at other restaurants with mediocre food and shockingly inexperienced and unsophisticated wait staff (e.g., Left Bank in Menlo -- boy, have they gone down hill). We are excited to have found a new favorite!