pausa, san mateo.
our last night in the bay area back in july, my brother took us to an italian restaurant in san mateo called pausa. i didn't know what to expect, but found it to be a beautifully designed space serving expertly crafted cocktails and super fresh, made-from-scratch pizzas and pastas.
we ordered the scallops and bone marrow to start. one was light and refreshing, the other was warm and comforting.
pizzas came out hot and fresh, and with pizza scissors! the textures and combinations of flavors were lovely in every dish we tried; the stinging nettle rigatoni was a standout.
not only was the food delicious, but the ceramics by mm clay made for a beautiful backdrop to every single dish.
every detail at pausa is well thought out and designed. it was the perfect setting for a family meal and the end of our trip.
233 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94401