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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
Open now
All 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
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Napa, California
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 19 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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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

The restaurant has a long bar on the left as you walk in. There are tables to the right of the bar and in the back area. Bread and dipping oil were served upon arrival. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay and then ordered our meals. We had the Saffron Pappardelle and Seafood Linguini. The linguini was good. The saffron... More 

1 Thank mops1234
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

We had a late dinner here recently, since we'd had a large lunch we opted to share a salad and the spaghetti dish. They split the dishes for us which was very nice though I felt the service was lacking. I felt like we we're put in a corner and practically ignored). But, perhaps they were short staffed. We weren't... More 

1 Thank amendoz1
San Carlos, California
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

very cool place food is great and the service is friendly. always a good special to pick from such as fresh halabit or some lamb dish.

1 Thank Bob G

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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, Seating, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?