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769 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113 (Olive and Cherry)
+1 650-592-5886
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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san jose 95120
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

San Carlos, CA is a neat little town and boasts many fine restaurants. Spasso is just one of them. A nice little Italian restaurant on the main street of the city, Laurel Avenue. This would be a good choice for couples or a family.

Thank Retz9
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We ate lunch at Spasso, thinking we would have some wonderful Italian food on a very chilly day. Minestrone soup? Not good, full of not fully cooked white beans. Very little taste for a soup that is typically aromatic and hearty. Also tried the insalta caprese. The basil was old and dry, perhaps from a jar? Inedible. Have to give... More 

Thank traceorama
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I have dined here repeatedly and find it to be one of the best restaurants in San Carlos, especially at lunch. The menu is broad, the food prepared rapidly, and the service impeccable. I esp recommend the salmon. The prices are competitive, and the waiters often ask if you would like more bread--you do not have to ask them. Usually... More 

Thank Darwin P
Napa, California
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

After being told at "Town" that the wait time is one and a half hour, we opted for Italian at Spasso, which in Italian means frolic or entertaining. We started with flank steak satay which is unusual on an Italian menu and it was disappointing. The flank steak was marinated in a syrupy sweet marinade and tasted like it was... More 

Thank onlinediva g
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

In past decade, some Kurdish/Turkish people decide to open Italian Resturant and serve Italian food. You need to grow up with pasta to make a good pasta. The food is good but it is Mediterranean flavor - pleas e do not call it Italian food. Also If you asked them where are you from, they say Italian - Come on... More 

1 Thank Michael T
Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat here. This is my kids choice when eating out as they love the pasta. The chicken bolognese is a must try. Staff are very attentive without being overbearing. Great local place for great food.

Thank wils-x
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

First time here. Spasso wasn't a bad restaurant but, I wouldn't say it was the best "Italian" place around. First of all , I am a spoiled girl because I am Italian and was raised on real Italian food. We had several dishes. Ravioli, Veal, Eggplant and a few others. Food was hot and tasted so so. Not awful but... More 

1 Thank Biglaugh
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

To spoil ourselves while vacationing in Belmont, California with my sister,Robin and James, theysuggested we go to Spasso, a favorite restaurant of theirs. Terrific...we walked in & presto I felt right at home...nice warm Italian feeling especially the greeting from the owner. Magically, mushroom bruschetta arrived at our table on the house! Robin was delighted as this is her very... More 

Thank Marie M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The staff at Spasso are well experienced and chef is amazing!! Every dish at Spasso, is delicious and plentiful. If you are walking down Laurel Street in San Carlos, stop by Spasso and enjoy a meal. Spasso is located directly across from US Bank.

Thank Marty F
San Carlos, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had reservations here for a large group and they didn't hold them as we were 15 minutes late...... More than half the group was there.... only two missing people. We went across the street to eat at West Park Bistro who were vary accommodating.

2 Thank Papascrubs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 650-592-5886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?