Best Of Winner: Buon Appetito Italian Pizzeria

The San Mateo eatery won 36 percent of the vote in the Patch "Best Of" Italian restaurant contest.

The votes and comments are in, and this afternoon we announce the best place in San Mateo to eat pasta and pizza just like Nonna used to make.

In our inaugural , 125 voters cast their ballots for the restaurant that has authentic, delicious Italian food.

And the winner is: .

A Patch review by  notes that "This is a lovely, family run Italian restaurant. They serve traditional square pizza by the slice, soups, pasta and several daily specials. All pasta dishes can be ordered with fresh pasta. A real treat especially if you have never tried it before. All sauces are home-made on site. Very delicious from the fresh pesto to the richly-flavored bolognese. They have a great selection of wines and beers an well as 4 on tap. Families are welcome here. You will not be disappointed. I have been coming here weekly for the past 2 years and the food/atmosphere are great."

Receiving 45 votes in the contest, the casual dining restaurant offers lunch and dinner, along with an outdoor seating area Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The restaurant's commitment to the community is signified by the locally brewed and handmade beer that is served. While the pizza, sold by the slice and the pie, is the main attraction, this family-owned restaurant also serves fresh pasta dishes and salads.

 received 26 votes in the "Best of" contest, followed by  with 13 votes.

Check out the poll below to see all of the votes.

In Foster City, our readers recommend , and to south in Belmont Patch, the choice was .

For delicious pasta and other Italian dishes in Half Moon Bay, Patch readers recommend . 

Next week, Patch is looking for the "Best Venue for a Kid's Birthday Party." The voting begins at 5 a.m. on Monday.


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