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“Best restaurant in town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piacere Ristorante

Piacere Ristorante
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Ranked #20 of 127 Restaurants in San Carlos
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cherry Street
Transit: San Carlos CalTrain Station 1 block away. SamTrans stop 2 blocks over at El Camino and San Carlos Ave.
San Fransisco
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

Great restaurant, good food great atmosphere and lovely to be able to sit outside!

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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English first
San Carlos, CA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A solid three stars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

The food and ambiance at Piacere are good but sadly, in my experience, the service is sub-par.
I have sat at an outdoor table and been ignored. And, in the midst of a HOT (104'!!) August Night, left sitting in the blazing sun with an empty ice tea glass for well over 10 minutes. Twice. Dehydration goes with no meal.
Having said that, I would (and do) still go back. The food is good and if you ask for what you want (squeaky wheel time) you will be taken care of.
Favorites include several of their "gourmet pizzas" (though they took my favorite off the menu) and/or a wide variety of salads.
Drop by on an evening when they have live music. The joint is jumping!

    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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“Superb food - needs a special excuse for dinner though, not cheap! Business lunch is good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

Superb food - needs a special excuse for dinner though, not cheap! Business lunch is good!

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“Used to have one of the...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2007

Used to have one of the best tiramisu in the area. Unfortunately its no longer on the menu.

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“This spot was way better...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

This spot was way better before the remodel/menu overhaul. Still decent italian, though. Bit overpriced.

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