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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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11:30 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Trendy but Slightly Overpriced

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Dawn G
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Redwood City, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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Redwood City, California
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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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Lilburn GA
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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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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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Gersau, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had a long lunch at Piacere recently. I was served by Kemal who was lovely. I had the roasted beet salad with white anchovies followed by the fish & red pepper. The food is ok, but not great. Halfway through my meal, the manageress (I assume) started with a business meeting (event planning) next to me and she was... More 

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

An amazing band with dancing and people enjoying themselves!! The food is always great and the service exceptional😍

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

weekends live music while you eat or you can dance in the small space in the band area. very nice friendly staff, decent food.

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Northern California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I had dinner with 5 friends on Wednesday 29 April at Piacere. I reserved a table and requested a quiet spot so old friends could have a conversation and catch up on life’s events – Piacere complied with a quiet location that was perfect. As a starter I ordered the Spanish Sardines ($14) which were quite good,... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Casual Italian fare and great for business lunches. Very competent service and fair pricing on the lunch salads, pastas, and pizzas. Sometimes I stop later in the day just for an espresso and people watching

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, 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?