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Trattoria Buon Gusto Menlo Park, CA
Not well advertised but maybe that's a good thing because this is a find!! Owner/Chef Palma Costa is from Sicily and everything is authentic. Her minestrone is a homey vegetable soup. Very nice. We tried these deep fried risotto balls filled with meat, cheese and peas. Out of this world!! Incredible. Her homemade bread is to die for. Also tried the cannoli, yum!! Its address is Oak Grove but its actually on Maloney Lane. Give it a try.
S&B Soul Food San Mateo, CA
The best fried chicken ever!!! Good ole fashioned, bare-bones food. Nothing fancy here but home-cookin. We tried the fried chicken, bbq'd ribs (tangy sauce) and pork chops (pure comfort food). All dinners come with choice of 2 sides. We tried the mashed potatoes (very nice), the cole slaw (devine), the green beans (nicely seasoned and soft) and the mac & cheese (dull). For dessert, the sweet potato pie can't be beat while the blackberry cobbler was frozen berries and overly sweetend. Be prepared to have a leisurely meal and check your bill carefully!!
Lido Garden Restaurant Newark, CA
This is the best Chinese restaurant in this area. Not a hole in the wall, nicely decorated. The Pot Stickers are very delicate and fresh. Seafood dishes are outstanding. The Chicken Chow Mein is fabulous, lots of fresh chicken and long very thin noodles. Good service, too. They do Dim Sum every day, 11-2:30 and have been told it is excellent but have yet to try it.
Maui Rock Bar & Grill Newark, CA
Although we had an excellent server, the food at this new restuarant was terrible. I was wary of the food when I saw what a varied menu. Burgers, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, ribs, chicken, meat, seafood...way to much variety to be good at it all let alone any one item. We started with fried calamari and it had to be frozen and reheated. Then my husband had a green salad - dull!! I had a small ceasar that was the worst ceasar I have ever had. We shared a garlic chicken and mushroom pizza. It had to have been a Bobboli crust, with thick alfredo sauce followed by some mushrooms and then the whole thing covered with a thick low grade of some kind of white cheese. Oh and a few nuggets of chicken on the very top. I couldn't eat it at all. My kids ordered off the kids menu. One had spaghetti with a tasteless red sauce and the other had a grilled cheese sandwich with fries. The sandwich was harmless and the fries were old. We actually were stupid enough to try dessert. The kids were given ice cream cups as part of their meal. My husband had a defrosted tasting chocolate cake which he couldn't eat. I ordered the Snickers Pie which was the best thing I put in my mouth all evening. Maybe next time, we leave the kids at home and just drink in their large bar, if there is a next time!!