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888 Ristorante Italiano

888 Laurel Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
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Ranked #4 of 117 Restaurants in San Carlos
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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San Jose, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a tiny Italian restaurant with great food. One of the things I like best about it is that the food is always freshly made on site so they are happy to make your dish any way you like it. My favorite is their fettuccine Alfredo with chicken but all of their dishes are great! My family loves to... More 

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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Laurel St. has many Italian restaurants. This is the best. Simple but very well prepared meals. The pastas are delicious and the portions generous.

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Foster City, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had Bruschetta to start with. It was great. Three of us had rack of lamb, which was done just the way we wanted. My other friend had fish, she said it was excellent. We shared 4 different desserts. The service was very good. They were very attentive. We will definitely go back again.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

888 Ristorante Italiano is one of relatively new kids on the block -- Laurel Street in San Carlos has turned into an excellent district for quality restaurants, including several Italian. We hit the street each time we come to the Peninsula (we lived in Mexico). This is by far the best Italian restaurant on the street, and there are several,... More 

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Eureka, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We chose this restaurant after walking up and down the restaurant row of Laurel st. in San Carlos. It had a simple elegant feel and the staff was warm and welcoming. They had a nice wine selection. We had a leisurely dinner and did not feel rushed. Dinner was excellent as was the Tiramisu. I also liked the fact that... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The best balsamic vinaigrette dressing I ever had. The food was excellent and the service was great!

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SF bay area
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I don't usually eat Italian food when I go out but it was my husbands birthday so he picked. We came for an early dinner on a Saturday night and had no trouble getting a table. It's a small place very simple elegant decor, not fake trying-to-look-Italian. There are a few tables outside and as it was nice out, we... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We celebrated a milestone birthday for my wife at 888, in San Carlos, CA, with my son, his wife, and two young children (ages 5 & 8). Everyone was happy! The food here is really sophisticated, delicious, and beautifully presented. If you're in Silicon Valley, I recommend this place: you can't go wrong. It's one of the best Italian restaurants... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

888 never disappoints. You'll notice that most of the people entering are "regulars". They are greeted with a hug from Vito or a big smile from Vicenzo. And after your first meal there you'll be a regular too. Their rigatoni bolognese is the best you will ever have. Tonight I had the lamb chop special and wanted to lick the... More 

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Atherton, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is our favorite restaurant in SC. The money is worth spending in this place. It does get pricy, but it is worth the price. The quality and presentation is outstanding. We regularly see other restaurant owners come in for dinner when we are there later at night. Vito does a great job. Keep it up.

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Additional Information about 888 Ristorante Italiano

Address: 888 Laurel Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone Number: 650-591-0920
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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