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Piacere Ristorante

727 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113
+1 650-592-3536
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting the area and had actually ended up in San Carlos for a different restaurant. Upon walking Laurel Street we decided to try Piacere Ristorante instead of our original destination. We were very happy that we stumbled upon Piacere. It was nice and...More

Thank WunderlustOne
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 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 15 February 2018 via mobile

We have a family of 4 and wanted a nice Italian dinner. It so happens to be valentine’s day. As we sat down, we were offered a set menu of 3 course at $65pp. We were not offered any other menu. We looked at the...More

Thank Winnie W
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The food, the service, and the atmosphere, we're all very good. There wasn't anything spectacularly good or bad but it was generally an enjoyable experience.

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Lots of heated outdoor seating and people watching. Good selection of high-end 'continental' dishes, OR inexpensive pizza or pasta. A full bar, serving a good Martini. Relatively inexpensive -- as San Carlos goes. These are some reasons to give Piacere Restaurant a try. This restaurant...More

Thank TravelinFieldGuy
Reviewed 28 October 2017

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

1  Thank schwakes
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 25 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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