Pausa Bar & Cookery

  • Address:
    223 E. 4th Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94401



Pausa, Italian for “pause,” offers fresh and authentic Italian fare made from scratch with the bounty of Northern California ingredients, paired with an all-Italian wine list, craft cocktails and spritzes.

Chef /co-owner Andrea Giuliani and co-owner Steve Ugur’s restaurant is a place where guests can take a short recess from their daily pace of life and enjoy a dining experience that transports them to a place of leisure. Whether the gathering is with old friends, Spritz Hour in the lively bar, a date night in the ambient dining room, or a behind-the-scenes dinner experience at the Chef’s table, they hope to revitalize guests’ senses.

Pausa Bar & Cookery is open indoors and outdoors for dinner daily. Located in the heart of downtown San Mateo, is the perfect venue for a corporate event, bridal shower, birthday party or any other celebration. A range of menu options are offered, from tasting dinners to cocktail receptions, with the capacity to host groups of 6 to 90.


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  • Cost: $$$
  • Large Group: 75 to 100 people
  • Meals Served:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Parking Options:
    • Garage
    • Self
    • Street
  • Accept Credit Cards:
  • Cuisine:
    • Italian
  • Open For Business:
  • Takeout Available:
Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Located in the heart of downtown San Mateo, Pausa Bar and Cookery is the perfect venue for a corporate event, birthday party, bridal shower, or any celebration. The restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine in a modern atmosphere. The private event space can accommodate 44 guests. The restaurant also features a chefs table that can seat 6-8 guests with a front row view of the culinary team and information from the chef.
  • Reception Capacity 125
  • Outdoor Capacity 0
  • WiFi true
  • Banquet Capacity 44
  • Number of Rooms 4
The Communal Table (Semi-Private)
  • Banquet Capacity: 10
The Bolle Room (Private)
  • Banquet Capacity: 44
Chef's Table (Semi-Private)
  • Banquet Capacity: 8
Restaurant Buyout
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 125