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Piacere Ristorante

$$$
Italian, Pizza, 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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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
could be great but it needs help

once a very happening place in San Carlos but has slipped over the years, not bad but not great either. it has has many chefs go through it and no one had really made it shine again. It is also not cheep

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob G
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San Carlos, California
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Palo Alto
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Even though the prices are a bit higher, this is still a very good choice for a restaurant in San Carlos. The food is very good, the wine choices are good as are the other alcohol offerings, they still provide bread with the meal, and our service was first rate. One difficulty: deciding whether to eat inside or outside (our... More 

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Thank Timothy R
San Carlos, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

once a very happening place in San Carlos but has slipped over the years, not bad but not great either. it has has many chefs go through it and no one had really made it shine again. It is also not cheep

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Thank Bob G
San Carlos, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

got together with friends for drinks, sat outside. Nice heat lamps, music in the evening. Best for young to middle age

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Thank Cristina M
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Piacere is a good choice for San Carlos dining, with consistently good food and a setting that can work for couples, friends or even a business dinner. I have had several group business dinners in the private room in the back that worked out well.

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Thank MK_dogdad
Vancouver
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69 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Piacere has good Italian food and is well located in San Carlos on a street filled with restaurants. It is much larger than it appears after first entering as it has a bar area in front. But, in behind the bar is a lot of restaurant. There is also a private room to the side. This is a keeper.

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Thank warmhappyfeet
San Carlos, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have been going to Piacere for years and it was quite decent until the last year. Today it hit a new low and I will not be back for dining. At brunch today my companion ordered his favorite, huevos ranchos and I ordered their breakfast pizza. Well, after waiting 20 minutes, the waiter came back to inform us they... More 

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Thank Janice B
Redwood City, California
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We tried this restaurant several months ago and were really disappointed in the food and service. Decided to give it a second try for happy hour. Hostess said we could do happy hour at the small tables at the bar. Waitress came over and said no. She then asked the hostess who said yes, but we'd already moved to the... More 

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Thank DC_Gale
Redwood City, California
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to Piacere for lunch and it was very good. It was probably 1-2 years later that I bought a Groupon for dinner, which I anticipated would also be good. My husband and I shared a salad, which we had to return to the chef as we both were overcome with the vinegar. The second salad was very... More 

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Thank Fran G
Lilburn GA
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Amazing dinner here! Excellent reco on the wine and and appetizers! Mussels were an amazing appetizer and highly recommended!! Several in our party had the salmon and raved about it! This is definitely in the file to return again!

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Thank Mykidsmomma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The selection is great, but the price point is a little on the high end for what you end up getting.

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?