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769 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113 (Olive and Cherry)
650-592-5886
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Warm cabbage salad is best I've ever had...

We went for dinner with friends on a Friday night and it was packed. My husband always gets the warm cabbage salad and it is the best we have ever had. The other favorite is the paella, large platter and filled with delicious seafood and sausage. The food here is very good and the staff really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Carolynn S
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went for dinner with friends on a Friday night and it was packed. My husband always gets the warm cabbage salad and it is the best we have ever had. The other favorite is the paella, large platter and filled with delicious seafood and sausage. The food here is very good and the staff really wants to please. We've... More 

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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We love going here as a family with two young children. The food is very good (I love the Chicken Bolognese) and the kids rally love the pasta dishes. The staff are very friendly and always playing and laughing with the kids. Great place to go for really good food and a friendly atmpsphere.

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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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 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
145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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
Senior Reviewer
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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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

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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?