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888 Ristorante Italiano

888 Laurel Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
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Ranked #6 of 113 restaurants in San Carlos
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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12 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Foster City, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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San Carlos, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

In San Carlos there are a lot of Italian restaurants , many of which are just serving italian food! this one is owned by real Italians. The owners are is so friendly, always there to greet you with an Italian accent. The food is good, try their lobster ravioli. If you like Port, they have an old port that tastes... More

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Redwood City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Have eaten there several times for lunch and dinner a while ago and been pleased. Went back last night for a birthday dinner with the girls. Fantastic appetizer, speck with hearts of palm, arugula and cherry tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic. Two of us had veal Marsala that melted in your mouth. We didn't want the mashed potatoes and they... More

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