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Locanda Positano - San Carlos

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617 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3111 (San Carlos Avenue)
+1 650-591-5700
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is a must try, great selection of wine and very good menu option, the chicken must try, when you there you can enjoy the nice ambiance and you can speak with the owner enzo very funny guy. PS martello pneumatico.

Thank angiole101
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for every occasion. The Napoli style pizza is great. Great fun atmosphere. I enjoy going with the family and with friends alike. Also great for drinks. Lots of fun

Thank Bembazza
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with a vegetarian business colleague from India. Her options were salad, gnocchi or pizza. She chose gnocchi. I went for the lasagna and a nice salad. Both meals were good as was atmosphere. Wait service was a bit slow; perhaps because there was a party of 10+ by us who we had to share our waiter... More 

Thank TheMetz
Falcon, Colorado
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

our waiter was very helpful with great food choices. All the choices were awesome. My wife wanted a salad that was not on the menu and the waiter said no problem, we can make it special for you. the salad came it if great tasting, more than any other. I had the lasagna it too the best ever. All the... More 

Thank 895miltons
Hanover, NH
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We made a reservation and were seated on time. It was a very nice table with a window open to the evening air. We were greeted quickly by our server and drinks were provided quickly. From then on, dinner took a nose dive. One appetizer arrived and the other did not for arrive 15 minutes. The server explained that the... More 

Thank Unreal P
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I took the trouble to make a reservation on line 3 weeks in advance for a Friday. When we arrived we were told to wait 10 minutes. After 20 minutes, no tables had cleared and the hostess said there was nothing she could do--somehow they got overbooked. At 30 minutes she took us to a table with too few seats... More 

Thank Eileen J
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant in San Carlos even compared to some of the bests in San Francisco. The food were so flavorful - from the appetizer to the salad, entree to the dessert and wine. Our first night dinner, i ordered caprese salad as starter which was not on the menu. One of the owners, Giovanni, who was serving us was... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
SF Bay Area
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great menu, friendly wait staff, and beautifully presented/prepared fresh food. I recommend reservations on the weekends for dinner, and the restaurant can get a bit noisy after 6:30 with Happy Hour and people waiting at the bar (sometimes 3 deep) for their table.

Thank lpinsc
Stuttgart, Germany
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner with a colleague. Sat inside but felt like outside, as window where open to the street in September. Italian food, but more Californian wines. I would say a typical San Carlos restaurant on Laurel street, not overdone, not low end. Felt good sitting there, chatting and eating. Would do it again.

Thank BenDaMan
San Carlos, California
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great spot for drinks (although it gets expensive very fast). The food doesn't quite warm up to me (or I don't warm up to it...). Nothing really to write home about it, although it prepares actual food and not just pizzas. The menu is realistically italian, but I don't find it particularly well prepared for the price it is offered... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3111
    (San Carlos Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-591-5700
At the heart of Italian cooking is the ability to be spontaneous and flexible with the freshest ingredients available. Locanda Positano strives to source from local farmers and turns their bounty into delicious fare to share. Our artisanal pastas, regional dishes, and signature Neapolitan pizza sing with true Italian simplicity and love. Our intimate dining room transports our customers to coastal Italy with a sleek modern Italian eatery decor with full bar and exhibition style kitchen. Dress up or dress down - we welcome you with open hearts.

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