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Piacere Ristorante

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113 (Cherry Street)
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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215 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our last night in San Carlos and we decided to go downtown and try Italian The Restaurant is located on the main drag and offers indoor and outdoor dining. We hadn't booked but the Maitre De found us a table by the window. Water and menus appeared and a bottle of Chardonnay ordered. I chose a ceasar salad... More 

Thank Ralph777051
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here on Thursday 15th. September and was very impressed with the menu choices. Due to a party of five, myself, wife, daughter and a friend and his wife. The service were superb and the entrée ordered were very good. As visitors to the area, the manager, Mr. Tony Gundogdu, who we were introduced to by my friend, was... More 

Thank Kampta P
San Carlos, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Maybe if you sit outside the noise level won't be so high. We were disappointed with our food and thought it very over priced!

Thank LVSMaui2
Redwood City, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Service was friendly and efficient. We were well attended and everyone made us feel very special. The Scallion Linguini and Fresh Clams was first rate. the clams was truly fresh and delicious my favorite was the Prosciutto Pizza ...not to be missed. i specially like it with the arugula combination i just love this place

Thank akajbmz
Laguna Beach
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Artfully prepared, excellent service, very pleasant surrounds for a special occasion. I will return.

Thank 4SIGHT
Mountain View, California
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120 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have eaten here five times at least in the past 2-3 years. The first two were outstanding and its a good alternative for a nice place when Town is booked full. But the last two meals were very disappointing. Ate last week and the mussel dish was as close to awful as you could get. The mussels were overcooked,... More 

Thank Ty L
Redwood City, California
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I frequent this restaurant about one time a month - usually when I can't get a table across the street at TOWN. This place really needs better cooks/Chiefs. The food is just not that good. Last weekend I had the breakfast platter. The scrambled eggs were dry and not very hot, the potatoes were full of onions and dry, the... More 

Thank Kate197065
Redwood City, California
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Great menu and delicious food! The Beet salad was delicious, and I shared the Salmon with a friend and they split if for us and served it on two beautiful plates! Homemade ice cream and biscotti for dessert…YUMMY

Thank lcwickstrom
San Carlos, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The food was delicious. I had a flank steak with melted cheese etc. on top. Service was good. Our whole party loved the tiramazu. ( sorry can't spell it) but we rated this the best we have ever eaten.

Thank Lynn G
San Francisco, California
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

The Mussels + we order are cooked in Iron Skillet flavored with Sea Salt and Butter. A great idea is delivered underwhelming. It's too dry. Prawn BLT is sandwiched with grilled marinated Shrimp, bacon, garlic aioli and toasted Focaccia. Again, another great concept but overall, the texture and taste present it as mediocre.

Thank Phil Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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

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