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Piacere Ristorante

$$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113 (Cherry Street)
San Carlos CalTrain Station 1 block away. SamTrans stop 2 blocks over at El Camino and San Carlos Ave.
650-592-3536
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good menu, but pizzas not a rave

all in high marks for this cafe's style, staff enthusiasm, and generally good food. Appetizer (calamari), nice light batter, slightly under done, a small, though well presented portion. The pizzas....definitely a weak spot. Crust, nicely thin, but rubbery. Too much moisture on veggie toppings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Doug R
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Manchester, New Hampshire
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

all in high marks for this cafe's style, staff enthusiasm, and generally good food. Appetizer (calamari), nice light batter, slightly under done, a small, though well presented portion. The pizzas....definitely a weak spot. Crust, nicely thin, but rubbery. Too much moisture on veggie toppings. Substituted hot peppers, for roasted red pepper...we believed that would have been a sweet red pepper???again... More 

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I met up with some friends at Piacere for happy our to listen to some live music and enjoy cocktails and appetizers. This particular evening I choose to keep it basic with a glass of sav blanc and a crab cake type appetizer. Both the wine and the food were tasty and moderately priced (although not what I would call... More 

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Cleveland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stopped in for a glass of wine and tried one of their pizzas. All was good. Service was polite and fast. The manager and owner were both there and very involved in the operation. The manager served my food and made sure I enjoyed it. Nice out door dining space. Parking is limited, but there is additional spaces around back.

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The Villages, Florida
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362 reviews 362 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Food loses out to the name of the restaurant. No matter how good the ambience of the restaurant, one comes for the food. Let's start off with what's good. The garlic bread and Olive oil they served was excellent. My wife had mussels but they were puny a little better than dried raisin size. I had Pasta Forno with Penne... More 

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Redwood City, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Came here on a Friday evening. They had live music but was way too loud. Had a Caesar salad that consisted of 6 romaine leaves for $12 and a bad martini. Save your money and enjoy one of the many other fine restaurants in San Carlos.

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Redwood City, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family stopped in here yesterday for an early dinner. After being promptly seated, we were disappointed. We had to be served off of the lunch menu as it was still too early for dinner. However, gluten-free options were very limited off the lunch menu (compared to the dinner menu), according to our server, who did not seem interested in... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Perfect for a business or intimate dinner, great service, food, location, ambience... If only they could improve the restrooms it will be 100% perfect.

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Palo Alto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've eaten at Piacere's before, but this was our first time for brunch. The menu was varied and interesting, and the food was very good. We sat outside, and enjoyed watching people and their dogs walk by. A very nice spot for brunch.

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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113
    (Cherry Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Carlos CalTrain Station 1 block away. SamTrans stop 2 blocks over at El Camino and San Carlos Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-592-3536

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?