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“very good Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Piacere

Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Cloverdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“very good Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2008

My wife and I went to Piacere on a thursday night. The restaurant was not too busy. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was very good. We both ordered the veal picata and were very happy. The cabbage side dish was excellent. They have a very good wine list. Cloverdale is small and there are not too many restaurants but Piacere is one of the best. I have only one small complaint. When we ordered dinner the server asked us if we would like soup or salad. We both ordered a ceasar salad assuming that it was included. It was not. The salads were 10.95 each. Good ceasar salads but not worth that much money. Other than that the whole experience was great.

Thank jdud133
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2008

This restaurant was absolutely fantastic. Service was wonderful and the food incredible. There were 4 of us w/ 4 different entrees and every one loved what they ordered. We will plan a trip back just for the restaurant! Loved, loved, loved it.

Thank TriMom26
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2008

Nice owners......Poor service.
Good food......But not great.
Small portions......Way over-priced.
Fabulous flan......Cheesecake from Safeway.

If you want to take Mom out for Mother's Day and spend a fortune...Go to Cyrus in Healdsburg.

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“only the tirimisu was good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2008

Horriffic experience on a special Valentine's Day. We went to a late seating in order to be accomodated. We were seated on the covered porch was very drafty and cold. The waitress was loud and obnoxious and actually sat down with us twice exclaiming she was tired! When we asked for a wine selection recommendation to compliment our order, she stated she didn't drink wine and whatever we wanted would be OK. The pasta was drowning in sauce. The prices were over-inflated. As locals we haven't mustered up the courage or desire to go back in over a year.

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“Outstanding food - great service - again and again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2007

We made another weekend trip to Cloverdale which always includes dinner at Piacere. As we travelled from Sacramento to the Russian River Valley we talked about what we might order, and all the wonderful meals we had eaten at this cozy restaurant. We arrived around 7 PM and were greeted warmly at the door - we had called ahead so they were ready to seat us. The service was prompt and helpful and we immediately chose their special appetizer which was crabcakes. They were wonderful with some zesty greens and a tasty sauce on top. For our entree we chose another special - filet mignon and prawns which we split. Both portions were so big we could barely finish them. The filet was ordered rare and that's exactly how it was delivered. The sauce on the filet was rich and wonderful. The prawns were done to perfection and their sauce was cream based and perfectly matched to the seafood. The cabbage and potatoes were perfect compliments to the meal and it was finished with asparagus and carrots. I kept moving around the plate from meat to fish to vegetables - each one getting better and better. We chose a Sangiovese wine from Italy and it was also a great match to the meal. After we finished both our meals we leaned back and sighed - we were wonderfully full and could not even order dessert - not a good situation when the table beside us had just finished off a wonderful looking flan with berries. Guess we'll just have to come back and order the flan on our next trip!

Thank jcjohn
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