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Piacere Ristorante

727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113
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Ranked #20 of 111 restaurants in San Carlos
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cherry Street
Transit: San Carlos CalTrain Station 1 block away. SamTrans stop 2 blocks over at El Camino and San Carlos Ave.
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63% Recommend
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English first
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We got to this restaurant and it was fairly crowded so glad we had a reservation. Initially the waiters seemed overwhelmed, but by the end of the night we had good service all around. They had live music that was Jazzy nice. The appetizers are tasty. The entrees were OK, but surprisingly the best was the Gnocci which was delicious... More

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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I've been here with a group of colleagues a week ago and I've to say I was really surprised. The entrees (mussels) were great the starter were incredibly good and the salad complementary as well! The main (i took Meat) was average. Overall a great experience and a great quality food

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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been there for lunch and dinner. The last time was for dinner with friends. For dinner we had different pasta dishes and a cup of lobster bisque soup which was OK. The food was good. I had a cocktail which I thought was a bit pricey. A few days before, we had pannini and salad for lunch and... More

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San Carlos, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Diverse menu that always keeps me coming back. I've been here many times for brunch and dinner, and have never been disappointed. It's nice to sit outside, but the narrow sidewalk means walkers are almost on top of you. I prefer a table just inside and close to the window. Great atmosphere, not too noisy, and friendly staff.

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South Berwick, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant, a jewel to be had in San Carlos. The food was amazing! Prices were very reasonable. Our party ordered a variety of vegetable dishes as well as salads including their beet and goat cheese salad which was one of my favorites. My sister is a vegan and was thrilled with the variety of dishes she could actually... More

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This place is really hit and miss! The food is delicious and you can't beat the location in San Carlos, but the service is usually not up the par. Brunch on Sundays is super tasty, and they offer bottomless mimosas, which is a nice touch. It's great to sit outside on the patio on a sunny California day too! If... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

In the past, I have loved coming to this restaurant so much so that it was always my first dinner out whenever I came to the area. This evening was a terrible disappointment. When I called to increase the number of my reservation, I was never told that the restaurant was filled with parties and that we would be seated... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good, but not the quality of food or service that a restaurant on Laurel in San Carlos deserves. The staff was friendly, but slow, and the food was good, but not great.

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Redwood City, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Creative food well prepared. Prices are not cheap, but reasonable. The wait staff is very attentive. Nice place to eat outdoors on a nice day. Good for brunch, lunch or dinner. Dogs allowed outdoors.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Recently had a family lunch which was very nice in many ways. Only slight disappointment was the pricey aspect. They have a small patio on the street sidewalk. This was a nice spring (winter) day, and we grabbed a small table along the front. Our server was excellent, very attentive and supportive during our entire meal. The menu has alot... More

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