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West Coast Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Prosciutto Canfrutta
imported Italian parma ham served with fresh seasonal fruit
Calamari Sauteed
Fresh sauteed calamari with mushrooms in tomato sauce
Toasted Italian bread brushed with olive oil and garlic topped with fresh diced tomatoes and basil
Insalata Mista
Mixed organic green salad with our house made balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Sala
West coast cafe's signature caesar dressing, hearts of romaine, croutons and shaved parmesan
Insalata Caprese
Fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella and basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil
Wert Coast Salad
House specialty, marinated calamari, scallops and prawns on a bed of organic greens
Zuppa del giorno
Soup​ created daily with our freshest ingredients
Prosciutto Panino
imported Italian ham and mozzarella on our homemade ciabatta bread
Grilled Chicken Panino
Herb grilled breast of chicken with tomatoes, lettuce, mustard and mayonnaise on homemade ciabatta bread
Grilled Vegetable Panino
Grilled zucchini, eggplant, portabella, bell pepper and mozzarella cheese drizzled with olive oil and serve on homemade ciabatta bread
Italian sausage panino
Fresh house made Italian sausage on homemade ciabatta bread
Tortellini Alla Ragu
Meat filled tortellini topped with meat and tomato sauce
Capellini Al Pomodoro
Angel hair pasta tossed in a garlic and tomato basil sauce
Chicken $+3.50
Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine tossed in a nutmeg and parmesan cream sauce
Fettuccine Della Nonna
Shrimp, zucchini, tomatoes and fettuccine tossed in olive oil
Spaghetti Con Calamari
Fresh sauteed calamari in marinara sauce tossed with spaghetti
Pasta Primavera
Spaghetti tossed with fresh seasonal vegetables and extra virgin olive oil
Penne Alla Bolognese
Traditional​ meat and tomato sauce tossed with penne pasta
Linguine Alle Vongole, White or Red
Fresh tender baby clams sauteed with garlic, in a white wine or fresh tomato sauce
Gnocchi Al Pomodoro O Gorgonzola
Homemade potato dumplings tossed with a fresh tomato sauce or creamy spinach gorgonzola cheese sauce
Lasagna Al Ragu
Our house specialty meat lasagna (takes 15 minutes)
Linguine Tutto Mare
Fresh clams, shrimp, scallops and calamari in tomato sauce served over linguine
Vitello Piccata
Veal scaloppini sauteed with lemon, capers in a white wine sauce
Vitello Marsala
Veal scaloppini sauteed with a mushroom marsala wine sauce
Vitello Saltimbocca
Sauteed veal scaloppini topped with prosciutto and mozzarella in a sage sauce
Pollo Parmigiana
Lightly breaded breast of chicken topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese
Pollo Alla Limone
Tender breast of chicken sauteed with a lemon and butter white wine sauce
Bistecca Alla Griglia
Grilled black angus New York strip steak served with vegetables and roasted potatoes
Costoletta Di L'Agnello
Grilled seasoned lamb chops served with vegetables and roasted potatoes
Calamari Steak Piccata
Calamari​ steak sauteed in a lemon caper white wine sauce
Gamberi Bordolese
Jumbo prawns sauteed with a garlic tomato white wine sauce
Fresh Fish of the Day
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Family group dinner celebration. Staff was very patient with us opening gifts and taking our time chit chatting. Food was tasty. Service was excellent. Parking is tough on the street-in case you don't know there is a lot behind the restaurant. Locals Hang-out.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WillieMacfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner before a red eye flight. It wasn’t very busy for a Tuesday night, but it didn’t matter because the food was great! They customized spaghetti and meat sauce with a little light cream which made it a pink sauce. My family...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff. Food has an excellent taste and good portion. The restaurant looks tiny but is huge inside.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Teri T
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We ended up here on a whim, as our previous evening plans did not work out. Food was great and very aesthetically pleasing. Wonderful customer service. We were here and still eating 10 minutes before close, and although they started cleaning and such, there was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shilo C
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Trying different restaurants along San Mateo Avenue. Food was excellent. Service was exceptional. Great place for special occasions. A hidden gem.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank pbenaducci
Reviewed 19 November 2018

I've eaten here on multiple occasions, but never felt motivated to write a review until yesterday's meal. While the food has always been solid (and delivered in generally large portions), yesterday's plate with Petrale sole dore, sauteed sweet chard and a scoop of polenta was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mistereks
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We ate at this cozy ,popular restaurant last week ,the night before departing from SFO airport the next morning. The staff at the Gateway Inn Htl recommended it to us, and we were happy we experienced it. There were 4 of us ,and we all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kyra W
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We spent the night in San Bruno for an early morning flight to Europe. That night we decided to try the West Coast Cafe for dinner. As it turned out we got to the restaurant early; well we met the owner/chef and decided to come...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2marcopolos
Reviewed 31 July 2018

If you are looking for excellent Italian food, this is the place for you. Very cozy, very authentic, lots employees and diners speaking Italian (not a problem, the staff is fluent in English)

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 960rh
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This Italian restaurant is cozy, friendly, and great service. The food is truly fabulous. I had the Lasagna and my wife had the Vitello Marsala which were perfecto!! I would definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BigLarryO
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22 March 2016|
Response from M P | Reviewed this property |
there is some slight variations to the lunch and dinner menu. Whether it is for lunch and/or for dinner, you will have a wonderful meal at West Coast!
3 March 2015|
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Response from Gare2 | Reviewed this property |
They do, they often waive it for regulars. I am not sure , it you can call and ask.
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