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The Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo

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About The Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo

The Italian Club is an affordable and stylish wedding event venue and banquet hall that is located in San Mateo, California. No matter the size of your wedding event — whether it be large and lavish, or more quaint and comfortable — this versatile event space can provide you with an event you will be sure not to forget. The Tuscan-style space will let you experience a truly romantic wedding as the sun sets in the fabulous courtyard. You can then have a lavish reception and cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom. The Italian Club also has a very dedicated team of wedding professionals and specialists who are committed to providing you with a quality experience during all hours of your wedding event. No matter what your wedding needs are, the Italian Club can fulfill them.

Facilities and Capacity

The Italian Club offers Tuscan architecture and rich cultural history that make the location one of downtown San Mateo’s best kept secrets. You can exchange your "I dos" on the outdoor courtyard, which looks quite amazing as the sun sets behind you. The Grand Ballroom is where you’ll move for your cocktail hour and reception, and you’ll be able to accommodate up to 375 guests in this space. The dedicated staff can also customize a lot of features to meet the specific needs you have for your wedding event.

Services Offered

The Italian Club is a versatile wedding event venue that offers wedding packages to a variety of couples with different styles, tastes, and budgets. All wedding packages are all-inclusive and include services such as event planning, outside vendors, event rentals, lighting/sound, and much more. Other, more specific services offered include:

  • Cake services
  • In-house bar
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Access to a bridal suite
  • In-house catering
  • Wireless internet
  • Accommodations for all types of wedding related events


The Italian Club offers delicious and numerous menu options to wedding couples and their guests. Executive Chef Matteo Crivello, former Owner & Chef of Caesar’s Restaurant in San Francisco, will create fresh Italian cuisine for you and your guests to enjoy. All items on the menu are authentically Italian and will make you feel as though you actually are in Italy! Cuisine services include:

  • Buffet options
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style options
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated options
  • Food stations
  • Servers
  • Tastings
4.9 out of 5.0

20 Reviews for The Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo

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20 The Peninsula Italian American Social Club of San Mateo Reviews

Ruben Pimentel

Married on 01/19/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

One word: Tony

One word: Tony. There is no Peninsula Italian American Social Club without Tony Vitrano, the general manager and man behind the scenes of this place. Don't get me wrong, there are many wonderful ... Read more things to say about PIASCSM. The venue is beautiful, the food is good, and the value is excellent, but what brings it all together is Tony. We had our wedding there in January 2019 and for weddings, they have packages set up that you can choose from and add onto or adjust based on your needs and desires. We chose to go with the Gold Package for our wedding and bring in our own DJs, photographer, and videographer. The Gold Package includes all inclusive venue rental with set up, clean up, linen upgrade, chair covers with sash, floral centerpieces from Lester’s Flowers, cake from Dianda’s Bakery, wedding invitations (printed online), house wine for dinner, hor d’oeuvres during cocktail hour (we added on open bar), and buffet dinner. Added bonus with the package is overnight hotel stay in a suite at Crowne Plaza and the contact there can help you set up a room block too. Tony was our first point of contact and walked us through the entire process, set up times for us to come by for food tastings, met with us and our vendors (DJs) about set up and audio needs, and even provided some uplighting to make the hall look great. We had our wedding ceremony in the courtyard in front of family and friends, then took pictures there after while everyone moved inside for cocktail hour. If you are looking for a venue for your wedding, look no further. Give Tony a call today, you won’t regret it.

Richard Zaro

Getting married on 01/26/2020

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Peninsula Social Club Foundation Crab Cioppino Dinner

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Peninsula Italian Social Club for the support and enthusiasm for the first annual Peninsula Social Club Foundation Crab Cioppino dinner fundraiser. ... Read more Tony Vitrano not only suggested the Crab Cioppino dinner in the first place, but oversaw many details to make sure the evening went off without a hitch. Chef Matteo was committed to making this event the best ever, the dinner was outstanding. We have had many people asking if we will be doing it again next year and I am very happy to say that we have already scheduled another dinner for next year on January 26, 2020.

Tamera Del Bene

Married on 10/28/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Hidden Gem Offering an Outstanding Event Venue

Under the professional direction of Manager Tony Vitrano, the Peninsula Italian-American Social Club (PIASC) hosted my daughter's wedding ceremony and reception last October (2018). Tony and his team ... Read more did an amazing job of transforming the venue into the beautiful "Wine Country" theme we had envisioned. Tony is an outstanding event coordinator and took care of all the wedding day details, both large and small. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding experience. The PIASC is a hidden gem in San Mateo and I would highly recommend this venue, and especially working with Tony, for your next event!

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