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888 Laurel Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
650-591-0920
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
this is one of the best resturants

this place is amazing the food is always perect and always comes out on time. it is a little pricey but is worth your money. i would recommed booking a reservation a day or two before. i would really recommed trying this place. It is small but they find a way to fit you in. the staff are super... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Daniel O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

this place is amazing the food is always perect and always comes out on time. it is a little pricey but is worth your money. i would recommed booking a reservation a day or two before. i would really recommed trying this place. It is small but they find a way to fit you in. the staff are super frendly... More 

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San Francisco
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The reviews were positive and I really wanted to like this restaurant but the food wasn't what we had hoped. The decor was great. Nice, trendy and inviting. The executive chef meets diners at the door and is the dining room frequently answering questions. So, a great environment. However, there were 4 of us for dinner, 3 of the 4... More 

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Lougheed, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We were in town and checked trip advisor for good restaurants. So we picked this one and were not disappointed. It is small but the restaurant has a "simple elegance". Nice colors and decoration, original Italian music in the background and a fresh rose on every table. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The bread with the oil and... More 

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Legnano, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We rarely go out for Italian food. My wife is a great cook and she is Italian. The other night we weren't in the mood for cooking and it was raining so we decided to walk down Laurel Street and get something to eat. It was raining really hard so we stopped at 888 Ristorante Italiano because it is close.... More 

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San Jose, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 888 Laurel Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-591-0920

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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