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Piacere Ristorante

€€ - €€€Italian, Mediterranean,
727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113
+1 650-592-3536
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
€€ - €€€
727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Amazing Food!
"The food was out of this world"
Claire B
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2. Patio vs Inside, That is the ?
"One difficulty: deciding whether to eat inside or outside"
Timothy R
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3. Superb Customer Service!!!
"We were well attended and everyone made us feel very special."
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Reviews (77)
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1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh - I'm so mixed on this place! I went on a Sunday, right after Happy Hour, which I missed. I ordered the Caeser salad and some mussels which both came out of the kitchen in a nano-second - wow! All good, except that the...More

Thank schwakes
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I was here the other day for dinner and it was a lovely experience. The food was out of this world. I had the angel hair pasta dish with the sauce on the side as requested. The server was so friendly and made sure that...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

3.5* Piacere San Carlos Italian On Groupon and Restaurant.com Went there for dinner; not a great idea The place is overpriced e.g., $15 for a glass of pinot noir, $11 for a braised romaine salad The street tacos were good The pork chop seemed a...More

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I used to frequent Piacere going back to when it first opened - but it has been 20 years since I moved out of the area - back in town, on a lark, we decided to revisit - much has changed (with the times) -...More

Thank psandberg
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I've been here 2x now. It can be very loud, so not sure I'd enjoy it for dinner, but for wine post work, it's a good place. The chef (who has been on grocery games on FN) is talkative. We were only going to stay...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place - perfect location in the heart of Laurel St in San Carlos. Great ambiance, inside/outside sitting, cute decore. These are the reasons for 3 stars and not 1. The food was below average. We ordered eggs Benedict with...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The food was just OK but the service was very good. The prices however, were too high. Probably won't go back.

Thank drewantha
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This little gem needs a little coaching to open up. But once the warming starts it's well worth the effort. I was the first patron on a Monday and I was asked if I had a reservation. I asked if I needed one since every...More

Thank TNGtravels
Reviewed 12 January 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
Reviewed 15 November 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Come dine with us and enjoy our diverse menu. From our classic seafood dishes to our delicious pizzas, we offer plenty for you to savor. In the mood for a drink to accompany your meal? We offer a vast cocktail selection as well as an award winning wine collection. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select the right pairing for your meal. We are known for our ability to accommodate all types of private functions. We have eight separate dining rooms and can host events for groups of two to two hundred guests.
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