Pasta Pomodoro Restaurant Review


Pasta Pomodoro

1060 Park Place

San Mateo, CA 94403


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Pasta Pomodoro is a casual Italian regional restaurant chain with 42 locations in California and Arizona. It was started in 1994 in San Francisco. We decided to give it a comparison to other Italian places.

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Decor, Vibe – It has offers a “Contemporary setting” with lots of wood and pendant lights. We visited the San Mateo location in the Whole Foods Market complex. Lots of families and couples here.

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Kid’s Menu


Pasta Pomodoro Penne Portobello

Penne Portobello ($9.95) with roasted mushrooms, chicken and italian sausage in a roasted garlic cream sauce was a good dish with lots of pasta, not overly creamy sauce. Not much chicken, just a little.


Pasta Pomodoro Garlic Bread

Pane all’Aglio ($2.50) broiled garlic bread with arrabbiata sauce had 2 small pieces. Not a lot of garlic flavor. The tomato sauce was zesty.

Pasta Pomodoro Broccoli

Broccoli ($4.50, $1 for kids) sautéed broccoli with garlic and chili flakes was a little on the greasy side, otherwise it was ok.

Pasta Pomodoro Kids Cheesy Pasta

Pasta Pomodoro Kids Ice Cream

Kid’s Ice Cream

Kid’s Cheesy Pasta ($5.50) was in good quantity and very cheesy. Good for the kids.


Pasta Pomodoro Minestrone

Minestrone Soup ($2.75) genovese vegetable soup with pesto cup was pretty tasteless. Pretty small too.

Pasta Pomodoro Pollo Alla Griglia

Pollo Griglia ($11.75) grilled skinless chicken breast marinated in garlic and rosemary, with organic farro, olives and arugula had pretty tasteless chicken. Good for those wanting to eat healthy as it did not have much to it. The farro was very thick rice with strong flavor.

Pasta Pomodoro Kids Pizza

Kid’s Pizza ($5.50) was a cheese pizza with an ok edge to it. The rest of the pizza was pretty standard fare. Nothing special to it.

Wine is a good value at Pasta Pomodoro, with glasses starting at $6.75. The food was pretty average with pasta being the main items that were decent. Service was fair at best. We were ignored for long sections. This is a place for a quick convenient meal when quality is not a big concern. Prices are reasonable, although you could pay a little more elsewhere and get far better quality and service. They have a quick takeout service.
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Pasta Pomodoro Overall Rating: (Average 1.5)

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Food Rating: (Average)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:11am-3pm, 5-10pm
Prices:$7.95 - $13.95

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