Cafe Figaro

4.6
126 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Café Figaro is a warm and inviting Italian restaurant in Burlingame. The cozy dining room has a relaxed atmosphere to it and is decorated with a blend of tradition and modern styles. The walls are lined with contemporary artwork and mounted lights, the tables are complete with comfortable seating and crisp linens, while the ceiling hosts pendant lights and classic tiles.

Café Figaro offers guests a variety of menu options, all steaming from their authentic and home-cooked cuisine. Menu options include pollo ripieno, ravioli con salsa bolognese, penne con Pomodoro e melenzane, Dungeness crab cakes, as well as bruschetta al Pomodoro and risotto al Frutti di Mare. Throughout the years, Café Figaro has established itself as a popular venue for banquets and private parties.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants on Broadway Ave Burlingame. We recently went on a Friday night during lent, I had tomato red sauce with prawns, hubby had fettuccine with scallops and rock shrimp, light cream sauce. New choices for both of us. FABULOUS! Matt and Will there with their terrific friendly, warm wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We waited 2 1/2 hours for dinner after being seated. They decided to comp our meal after that but it ruined our evening

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here the food is always good. I love the veal marsala and my husband loves the chicken Monterey. We were with friends a few weeks ago and they said the sausage and polenta and the risotto fabulous. the people working there make us feel like we are visiting with friends, especially Will. Can't wait to go back

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PT22C
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The veal dish was excellent, very tasty. The crab cakes were also very good, nice crabby taste with crunchy crust.

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Amazeballs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great outdoor dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I booked online, then called to confirm and share the need for a table outside as we had a pet. Was told a table would be ready. Showed at 5:50, tables occupied. My guest arrived late (6:15) but we couldn’t get a table until 6:45. They did offer complimentary wine while we waited as a gesture for the inconvenience. I’d still go back, but was bummed they couldn’t fulfill a promise of a table when I called at 5 (as soon as they opened) to book it.

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vipTselph
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This is our first less than stellar experience at Cafe Figaro. Not sure what the issue was but we received a wrong appetizer, we didn't receive the usual garlic oil with our french bread, no cheese was offered for my minestroni soup, our drinks arrived late and the food was good but not great as usual. Without prompt our server apologized and thanked us for our patience after our meal. We'll go back again but if this experience is repeated we'd have to re-evaluate.

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GAil
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was tasty; we all ordered different entrees and they all,came simultaneously, hot and enjoyed by all.
Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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vipGeorgeC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very good food. Not good service. The table, menus, and chairs could set ll use a deep cleaning. It was ok, but it could be a lot better.

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vipMortonH
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. The only issue was that the food could have been a little more hotter.

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vipDazzlezook
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great. We had the Spaghetti Bolognese and the Rigatoni con Salsaicca as recommended by some diners. Bolognese was excellent but the Rigatoni was a little too sweet. Based on reviews, expected it to be slightly spicy. Service was a little slow but overall we had a great time.

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vipPetey
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks, food and service were excellent. We started with the Caesars and greens salads. Our main courses were rack of lamb (cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious) egg plant parmigiana, linguini with clams in white sauce and prawns with linguini. These dishes were also perfectly prepared and were delicious.
Our server was excellent. We drive from Mill Valley to enjoy a great Italian dinner with our friends and we were nit disappointed.
I highly recommend Figaro fir a great meal!

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vipWannabegardner
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and delicious food!

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SueW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was served cold. Sent back, chicken came back warmer but veges n mashed potatoes still cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We definitely were not rushedd and had to flag down the wait staff a couple of times.

Desserts were good but are over priced.

They didn't clear away the empty glasses.

The bread basket and bowl of balsamic and olive oil stayed on the table thru dessert. It was never cleared from the table.

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LillianW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Invited a couple of friends to the dinner, they like it.

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PT22C
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Figaro is always great. Nice neighborhood restaurant, dipping oil/balsamic is fantastic.....makes me eat too much bread. The Caesar Salad is authentic (nice crunchy croutons) my spaghetti is was very good and my friends mussels/spaghetti were also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Will the host and server was exceptional. Friendly and inviting. The food was very good, the kind of food that keeps you coming back. The calamari fritti app was nicely done, although a few pieces were a little tough/chewy. The crab cakes had good flavor and chunks of crab. The minestrone soup was delicious, served piping hot and full of flavor. Our group of 5 shared 4 entrees, and all were hits, with some liking one over the other but all choosing different ones so that means all were good. The frutti mare had lots of seafood and I couldn't stop dunking bread in the sauce. The linguine with clams was nicely done. The penne with chicken just had that wonderful wholesome goodness. The stuffed chicken had some wonderful flavor, with a little dryness on the edges. The mashed potatoes were so creamy! I wanted to lick the plate. Overall a very satisfying meal.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here with our friends for a Christmas get together. All 4 of us enjoyed what we ordered. Everyone’s food was brought out at the same time. Such a warm family restaurant.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

warm family owned restaurant. Food is always fresh and hot and delicious like home made. Very nice staff love coming in having a great meal and saying hi.

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Gladiola
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian place in Burlingame; food is always excellent there.

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vipJulzJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As it has been for years, Cafe Figaro is our go to, neighborhood restaurant for the best veal cutlets anywhere! The other menu items are terrific too ... but we always order the veal and have never, ever been disappointed. This is a lovely restaurant with lovely staff.

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Sherry
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food good service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They may have been somewhat overwhelmed with the amount of people. They kept bringing us the wrong dishes. By the time they got the last one served the rest of us were finished.

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vipRowex
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Figaro is a small neighborhood restaurant where everyone knows everyone else. So the food is very, very good, the service is great, and I would definitely return if I were up in the area. Both my friend and I enjoyed our meals quite a bit, and if you are a dessert person and like bread pudding, THIS version was outstanding because it greatly resembled what my mother made.

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Lindalsd
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Somewhat disappointing. Ambiance not quite like the presentation on the website.
No one acknowledged our special occasion even though it was noted in the reservation.

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GinaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very gracious and kind staff. Food was delish, from steak to petrole sole to bread and salads. Wine corkage reasonable. We were a party of six out for a friend's dinner gathering. Would definitely recommend making reservations as this is a small intimate restaurant. We look forward to our next visit! Grazie!

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TomG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will and the crew do an outstanding job and allow you to enjoy your experience! You can tell the chef puts his heart and soul into the food because it is very consistent and enjoyable! Overall a great time and experience! Tom

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vipanniep55
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food with great service

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vipNaomiG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience

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Kerrie
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sooo amazing and the service was great. Quiet and romantic.

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love coming here, nice family owned restaurant. Food always fresh and good. But, what makes it exceptional are the people. Going out to eat is more than just good food (which is is) but, some small talk, seeing a nice smiley face. Nick, always has a happy smile, great service and makes dining out what it should be. Social and yummy. Cant wait to go back have some good food and a nice visit with Nick, Will and the rest of the team! Cheers, Dawn and Jim

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vipRosalieB
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The serving was a bit small but having pasta (and how filing it can be) is the right portion. The food (stuffed tortellini with chicken & veal) was delicious and so was the bread pudding for dessert.

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Mjandlj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for post theater. Super yummy! We’ll be back.

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Sparkleplenty
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were six of us and we all enjoyed our food. It is a typical Italian restaurant, with all the favorite dishes. The food and service is consistently good.

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vipBruceS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will our server was great.

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vip2much2eat
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was average and the service was poor. I would say for the money everything could have been better.

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valerie911
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place ever...We go here at least once a month. The staff is fabulous and very attentive. Will is the best!!!!!! The food no matter what you try is always delicious! They constantly come over and make sure everything is great! I highly recommend this Restaurant! Great for parties of any size! They closed the restaurant down for a surprise party 2 years ago I had for my husband. I had about 65 people! The choices of food was delicious and they made my husband's favorite that night! We love, love, love this place!!!!!!

FAQs

Cafe Figaro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cafe Figaro is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.