266 Lorton Avenue Burlingame ezCater (650)344–4242


Favorite hangout

Located in the heart of Burlingame, Trapeze is a quaint Italian restaurant that will tantalize you with a fine dining experience. Romantic ambiance, impeccable service, and scintillating international cuisine make every dining experience memorable in itself. Our accomplished chefs are known for their authenticity and dedication to detail. Accompanied by an awarded wine selection, every meal becomes a celebration of your love at Trapeze.

Delicious cuisine

The food served at Trapeze Restaurant is inclusive of many types of meat, cheeses, seafood, and vegetables, most of which are common to Italian kitchen. It all starts and ends, however, with home made pasta. We serve pasta in many shapes and sizes, and each shape helps trap the delicate sauce, stand up to a casserole, or elevate a salad per the genius of chef Rodriguez and his talented team in the kitchen.


private dining

Special events

“Chef Rodriguez went out of his way to customize the menu and the Private Dining manager Robert made the whole process as easy and complete.”
Whether a private social event or a business meeting, Trapeze Restaurant is an ideal place to celebrate a memorable occasion with your friends or christen your next groundbreaking start-up with your colleagues.

Welcome Back

Rodriguez returns prepared to razzle-dazzle his guests with some signature and some original creations along the way. ”The game is on. In addition to my regular menu, I am introducing what I call our new ‘approachable foods’ – simpler in some cases and more sophisticated creations in others…”

Our Chef

Professional cooking comes with strange seductions and it’s easy to get addicted to the rhythms. As Chef Jose Rodriguez puts it aptly: ”When I am not in the kitchen cooking, I am in my head experimenting and continually reinventing myself. I don’t know any other way by which to feel alive.” After a long hiatus, Jose returns to Trapeze where he always felt at home. Under a new management, Jose is granted the opportunity to express his creativity and wit in his work in the kitchen freely.
With years of experience and much-amassed recognition in some of the most well known Michelin Star awarded restaurants in the Bay Area, we are all excited to see what wonders he will bring. Given his respite from the nightly sear-and-serve grind for the past year, Mr. Rodriguez returns prepared to razzle-dazzle his guests with some signature and some original creations along the way. ”The game is on. In addition to my regular menu, I am introducing what I call our new ‘approachable foods’ – simpler in some cases and more sophisticated creations in others” said Mr. Rodriguez, who has been working as a private chef, caterer, and consultant for the good part of his career for the past 20 plus years.

Come and join Jose Rodriguez at his new post and expect to be mesmerized.
Chef Jose L. Rodriguez has worked at the following restaurants before joining Trapeze:
San Francisco: Aqua, One Market, Farallon, Fifth Floor, and Rotuna. Palo Alto: Bistro Elan

people love our food

see what they say

This is a great local spot!! Fresh food and always great company! Steve and the rest of the staff always make you feel at home. It’s our go to spot for a good meal and great company! Highly recommend it for a casual dinner or date night!!
We absolutely love this place. Been going here for years. Had Anniversary parties, birthday parties, party parties and just lunch sometimes. Owners are the best and everyone working as a team are like family. Always treated better than deserved. Definitely a place to go.
Well, I just don’t know what to say first so I’ll start with two of our favorite people SEMA and STEVE!! We have gotten to know them for several years now STEVE and my husband Bobbo has a special bond they are like brothers always looking out for each other!! You gotta love it!! Trapeze is our favorite place to come for a great dinner or appetizers and a cocktail at the bar!! Their hospitality is that to be commended they treat EVERBODY as if they were family !! Always greeting you at the door always addressing you by name and remembering your cocktail!!

you can find us

you can find us

266 Lorton Avenue Burlingame

contact us

contact us

For Group Dining please email: dine@trapezerestaurant.com
or call us at (650)344-4242

Enjoy from our select quality of Filet Mignon, Fried Calamari, Grilled Mediterranean Octopus & Clams, Philly Cheese Steak, Spring Rolls, Teriyaki Marinated Skirt Steak, Mango Coleslaw, Roasted Beet Salad, Tomato Basil Ginger Roasted Yogurt Dressing, Parmesan Crust, Summer Stone Fruit Salad, Herb Crusted Goat Cheese, Grilled Mary’s Organic Chicken, Rosemary Garlic Roasted Lamb Leg, Kobe Beef Burger, Gnocchi, Spaghetti Amatriciana, Crispy Pork Belly, Tortellini Con Anatra, Stuffed with Duck Meat, Fresh Spinach Fettuccine, Penne Arrabbiata, Capellini Pasta, Grilled Boneless Game Hen Chicken, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Salmon & Crab Ravioli.

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