Looking for a beautiful upscale, yet well-priced Italian dining experience in the San Mateo County area? Even though it’s home to Silicon Valley or maybe because of it, San Mateo county is also a great leisure, sports, and family fun spot too. And then there are the restaurants. Oh yes, there are some good ones worth your time.
Donato Enoteca in Redwood City is well-known for their house made pasta and fresh menu revolving around what’s available in local produce, artisan imports like the burrata and prosciutto and the best seafood and quality meats. Executive Chef Donato Scotti is at the helm of this beautiful restaurant that has many faces. Feeling dressy? Ask for the glamorous old-world style Colleoni Room. Want to hold a private party? You may want to request the Gaja Room or the more intimate Sala Donizetti. There is al fresco and a casual cocktail area with live music too.
Recommended: wines by the glass to pair with each course or a bottle of a smaller production winery from California, Italy or France. Try the Niman Pork Belly on creamy risotto or the whole fish Branzino ai Porri if it is offered. More at www.SMCCVB.com