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769 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113 (Olive and Cherry)
650-592-5886
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
DInner with Family

Spasso is one of our favorite restaurants in San Carlos. The food is excellent. The service is excellent as well. We shared the calamari, and it was great. The aioli dipping sauce is delicious. We shared several entrees so we could all taste a variety of items. The pork chop is simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Kathy01314
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San Carlos, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Carlos, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Spasso is one of our favorite restaurants in San Carlos. The food is excellent. The service is excellent as well. We shared the calamari, and it was great. The aioli dipping sauce is delicious. We shared several entrees so we could all taste a variety of items. The pork chop is simply scrumptous. The bacon wrapped chicken was also spot... More 

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Daly City
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103 reviews 103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were down in San Carlos for the Art & Wine Festival this last weekend and we wanted to have a late lumch. There are so many places there to eat, but we wanted to try somewhere we had never been before. We went to Spasso. It was too hot to sit outside, but they had a nice table right... More 

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San Carlos, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spasso was a really good Italian restaurant until recently (summer 2014) when the cousins split. One took Spasso, the other took The Cask. I like the Cask better.

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Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a great place to have a good Italian meal, but there's a lot of choices besides just Italian, The food is always fresh, and the service is good, Not at large restaurant, but comfortable, especially for couples

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been coming here since 2008 and the food is always good. They have less choices but many starters that almost all are good. There is always room either inside or outside and the restaurant is quiet as opposed to town and Piacere (which we also like a lot).

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We live in a nearby and have eaten at this restaurant probably six times over the past several years. One night the food will be very good the next it will have us wondering why we ever came back. The last time I ate there was with out of town company. The food was not very good and was I... More 

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San Carlos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just perfect. The staff, perfect. The food, perfect. The pricing, perfect, the menu, perfect. There is nothing more to say than perfect.

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San Carlos, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We have visited Spasso regularly since the restaurant opened. The sheltered sidewalk dining area is great because we are most always with our Welsh terrier, Bessie. The owner knows us well and when he is there, brings two ice cold martinis without our having to ask. I quibble with the need to indicate "best meals" ever had in that to... More 

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Redwood City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We have dined at Spasso for the past 4 years. Our experiences have always been quite pleasing. The service is welcoming and the food has always been flavorful. It really is one of our favorites for a mediterranean menu. During the spring/summer, the outside seating is great, and it is fun to see people enjoying the meal with a well-behaved... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were a group on a business trip (more than a dozen of us) and Spasso's accommodated us nicely. We had a long table near the door, with plenty of room to get up and move around - which is appreciated. Nothing is worse than being in a big group and getting stuck at the table for the entire meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 769 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113
    (Olive and Cherry)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-592-5886

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?