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Piacere Ristorante

$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113 (Cherry Street)
+1 650-592-3536
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Palo Alto, California
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233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

The steak that a member at our table ordered came lukewarm . Another friend ordered the salmon and she said that it was just okay. Would we return? Probably not. There are too many good restaurants in the area that merit a repeat.

Thank Sharon L
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Early drinks and an appetizer. Bloody Mary and vodka martini were great but the steak sliders were melt in your mouth amazing. Chef Larry Keck came to our table to introduce himself and make sure we were happy. Thumbs up as a go back.

Thank Barbara J
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227 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 21 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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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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

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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, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: +1 650-592-3536

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