Piacere

★★★☆☆
  • 727 Laurel Street

    San Carlos, CA 94070

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  • 650-592-3536

About Piacere

Hours
Sun, 10:30am - 10pm; Mon - Thu, 11:30am - 10pm; Fri, 11:30am - 11pm; Sat, 10:30am - 11pm
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Great atmosphere and outstanding service. Romantic but yet family oriented. The food was out of this world... A must have experience! For me and my party of 30 people was fairly easy to find parking.
Brett Fairbanks is awesome to work with and very accommodating, he made our Christmas Party a Success. Thanks Brett!!!

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★★★★★

Great atmosphere and outstanding service. Romantic but yet family oriented. The food was out of this world... A must have experience! For me and my party of 30 people was fairly easy to find parking.
Brett Fairbanks is awesome to work with and very accommodating, he made our Christmas Party a Success. Thanks Brett!!!

Pros: Very inviting.

Cons: A little price but completely worth it.

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What a mistake-not a good place to eat. No parking, and while all the staff was friendly and helpful-the food was so not worth the $. The caesar salad was fine, but small. The skirt steak was tough, and the flavor wasn't worth all the chewing it took. The wine they recommended with it was a poor choice. The desserts were the worst-when there is a chocolate cake I won't eat, it's pretty bad. My sister had the lemon tart, and the crust was inedible. Completely inedible. I would never go back here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What a mistake-not a good place to eat. No parking, and while all the staff was friendly and helpful-the food was so not worth the $. The caesar salad was fine, but small. The skirt steak was tough, and the flavor wasn't worth all the chewing it took. The wine they recommended with it was a poor choice. The desserts were the worst-when there is a chocolate cake I won't eat, it's pretty bad. My sister had the lemon tart, and the crust was inedible. Completely inedible. I would never go back here.

Pros: Friendly and helpful staff

Cons: terrible food, poor wine recommendation

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World best wine list in San Carlos? I red about them on San Carlos Educational Fund web site. They are the top sponsors for San Carlos schools for 15 years
I had been to Piacere a few times before my most recent visit this past Tuesday, but this was first occasion at which I actually sat down for a full meal. What was I thinking, waiting all these years?

They have full Bar but It's true, though, you can enjoy Piacere just as a wine bar, and be quite happy with that. they serve wine in a small half carafes .Most of their wines are from Southern Italy and California as well. The scene out front is a bustling one, and the bar scene is one of the more social and flirty ones . Everyone knows everyone shaking , hugging ,kissing each other
The restaurant is packed most nights so definitely make a reservation. The dining room is spacious Like New York design and lively, and there's outside (heated) seating as well. We we're sitting next to San Carlos Mayor

2
★★★★★

World best wine list in San Carlos? I red about them on San Carlos Educational Fund web site. They are the top sponsors for San Carlos schools for 15 years
I had been to Piacere a few times before my most recent visit this past Tuesday, but this was first occasion at which I actually sat down for a full meal. What was I thinking, waiting all these years?

They have full Bar but It's true, though, you can enjoy Piacere just as a wine bar, and be quite happy with that. they serve wine in a small half carafes .Most of their wines are from Southern Italy and California as well. The scene out front is a bustling one, and the bar scene is one of the more social and flirty ones . Everyone knows everyone shaking , hugging ,kissing each other
The restaurant is packed most nights so definitely make a reservation. The dining room is spacious Like New York design and lively, and there's outside (heated) seating as well. We we're sitting next to San Carlos Mayor

Pros: Best place for Lounge ambiance, great cocktails

Cons: Some times gets too busy to get a sit on veranda

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My wife and I dined at Piacere around Christmas. It was a disaster. Bad food. Bad service. My wife had previously also had a so-so experience there. Being a slow learner or a forgiving sort, I wanted to give them another chance. I recently dined there solo to give them a final try. While my meal was not disastrous, it certainly didn't merit a third strike. I ordered a salad and gnocchi. The salad was unremarkable. The gnocchi were heavy, hard and buried in a thick sauce. I was sitting on the patio outside and had to work hard to get the waiter's attention. There are too many good restaurants near by to waste time or money at Piacere.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I dined at Piacere around Christmas. It was a disaster. Bad food. Bad service. My wife had previously also had a so-so experience there. Being a slow learner or a forgiving sort, I wanted to give them another chance. I recently dined there solo to give them a final try. While my meal was not disastrous, it certainly didn't merit a third strike. I ordered a salad and gnocchi. The salad was unremarkable. The gnocchi were heavy, hard and buried in a thick sauce. I was sitting on the patio outside and had to work hard to get the waiter's attention. There are too many good restaurants near by to waste time or money at Piacere.

Pros: Nicely redecorated. Good location.

Cons: Mediocre food. Bad service.

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We have been there a couple of times and we decided this last time we had to give this place a review. Save your time! Who cares about the money... the evening starts off with the parking, which there is none. The bouquet of flowers in the entrance are gorgeous but still can not make-up for our late and lousy food. The wait staff know nothing about pairing wine and food. With so many other places, why go here? Who's cares about the money, what about your time?

0
★☆☆☆☆

We have been there a couple of times and we decided this last time we had to give this place a review. Save your time! Who cares about the money... the evening starts off with the parking, which there is none. The bouquet of flowers in the entrance are gorgeous but still can not make-up for our late and lousy food. The wait staff know nothing about pairing wine and food. With so many other places, why go here? Who's cares about the money, what about your time?

Pros: Flower arrangement in the entrance

Cons: parking, food, service

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I recently met a friend for lunch at Piacere and really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is comfortably upscale with patio dining options. There was a full range of lunch options from salads to paninis to entrees. I had a soup, half tuna panini, and small salad combination which was a great way to sample several different things. The food was delicious and well presented. Service was prompt, polite, and gracious. Would definitely recommend and am looking forward to having a chance to dine there again soon.

4
★★★★☆

I recently met a friend for lunch at Piacere and really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is comfortably upscale with patio dining options. There was a full range of lunch options from salads to paninis to entrees. I had a soup, half tuna panini, and small salad combination which was a great way to sample several different things. The food was delicious and well presented. Service was prompt, polite, and gracious. Would definitely recommend and am looking forward to having a chance to dine there again soon.

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Loved it before the remodle, even better now. The shortribs were some of the best I have ever had. Excellent wine list!

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★★★★★

Loved it before the remodle, even better now. The shortribs were some of the best I have ever had. Excellent wine list!

Pros: ambiance, food

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My wife and I were regulars at Piacere before they "refreshed" the design and expanded. Among the crowd of Italian restaurants in San Carlos this was our favorite. They recently closed to rebuild and have opened with a "cool" new look. If you like crisp, modern design you will probably appreciate the look. If you like your modern with some warmth then this is a miss (cool sometimes means cold). Foodwise, the taste seems to have gone down while prices went up.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I were regulars at Piacere before they "refreshed" the design and expanded. Among the crowd of Italian restaurants in San Carlos this was our favorite. They recently closed to rebuild and have opened with a "cool" new look. If you like crisp, modern design you will probably appreciate the look. If you like your modern with some warmth then this is a miss (cool sometimes means cold). Foodwise, the taste seems to have gone down while prices went up.

Pros: Bar, Parking, Local

Cons: Pricey, Cool or Cold?

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Piacere is really a very fine place to dine. The food is so enjoyable, and the service is really so complete, that I know it was important to my waiter that I remember my time with great pleasure. Whenever I am in the area, I will always hope to have time in my busy schedule to come by again. Please keep up the good work. I know it is a difficult undertaking, and you are to be highly complimented. Thank you Piacere Ristorante, and thank you DINO for the excellent service.

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★★★★★

Piacere is really a very fine place to dine. The food is so enjoyable, and the service is really so complete, that I know it was important to my waiter that I remember my time with great pleasure. Whenever I am in the area, I will always hope to have time in my busy schedule to come by again. Please keep up the good work. I know it is a difficult undertaking, and you are to be highly complimented. Thank you Piacere Ristorante, and thank you DINO for the excellent service.

Pros: good parking, inexpensive, romantic

Cons: upscale

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after we saw all the comments hee we thought we should go to piacere and see waht happened after the remodeling and wow we were impres.the way they did this is amazing. we dont know any restaurant in the bay area wich is nice , stylish and futuristic like piacere.we went there this past friday they had live music which was realy nice . the food was outstanding like the service we had our waiter was alex and he did a great job and the wine he recommended was realy great.overall we will be back and tell our friends that they have to see the new piacere.

2
★★★★★

after we saw all the comments hee we thought we should go to piacere and see waht happened after the remodeling and wow we were impres.the way they did this is amazing. we dont know any restaurant in the bay area wich is nice , stylish and futuristic like piacere.we went there this past friday they had live music which was realy nice . the food was outstanding like the service we had our waiter was alex and he did a great job and the wine he recommended was realy great.overall we will be back and tell our friends that they have to see the new piacere.

Pros: service, winelist, food

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bad food, bad service, not recommened, not what is used to be!

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★☆☆☆☆

bad food, bad service, not recommened, not what is used to be!

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The food is extraordinary and outstanding,I had dinner Monday Night at Piacere.
the service was second to none. My waiter was Dino. Not to mention that the drinks were excellent also. The dinner is well worth the price.
I will return !!
Tom

2
★★★★★

The food is extraordinary and outstanding,I had dinner Monday Night at Piacere.
the service was second to none. My waiter was Dino. Not to mention that the drinks were excellent also. The dinner is well worth the price.
I will return !!
Tom

Pros: good parking

Cons: crowded

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we had most memorable evening at piacere our company dinner was very enjoyable and exiting food very fresh i think only restaurant in San Carlos serves organic Ingredients and grass fed meat

2
★★★★★

we had most memorable evening at piacere our company dinner was very enjoyable and exiting food very fresh i think only restaurant in San Carlos serves organic Ingredients and grass fed meat

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After sitting at the bar for a good 15 minutes without being acknowledged and watching approx. four waitstaff figure out how to make a drink, we had to ask for a wine menu. The food is overpriced and the staff is unfriendly and slow. Unless you have a lot of patience and time on your hands, don't bother wasting your time.

1
★★☆☆☆

After sitting at the bar for a good 15 minutes without being acknowledged and watching approx. four waitstaff figure out how to make a drink, we had to ask for a wine menu. The food is overpriced and the staff is unfriendly and slow. Unless you have a lot of patience and time on your hands, don't bother wasting your time.

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A one time favorite, it has been scrached from our "favorite restaurants" list. Our meal was about the only positive experience of the evening. Untrained wait staff is the biggest culprit to our poor visit. 20 minutes after being seated and three request later water was finally poured, bread served after appeticers where cleared. Three manager type staff spent most of the time figuring where to sit customers but not one of them ever approched any tables to check on customers. What should have been a very special evening (Birthday celebration) turned out to be just another evening at a over priced eating establishment disguising it self as a fine restaurant.

0
★☆☆☆☆

A one time favorite, it has been scrached from our "favorite restaurants" list. Our meal was about the only positive experience of the evening. Untrained wait staff is the biggest culprit to our poor visit. 20 minutes after being seated and three request later water was finally poured, bread served after appeticers where cleared. Three manager type staff spent most of the time figuring where to sit customers but not one of them ever approched any tables to check on customers. What should have been a very special evening (Birthday celebration) turned out to be just another evening at a over priced eating establishment disguising it self as a fine restaurant.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service, Timming, Staff

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The recently reopened and enlarged "Piacere" does not hold a candle to the old restaurant. Gone is the old staff, good italian food and the cozy Roman/Tuscan ambience. Replaced by the contemporary mausoleum-like design, a skeleton menu, poor dishes, a limited choice of wines (available only by either glass or half a bottle) and overstaffed personnel. No wonder the place is empty. They must be running under the new ownership ans (mis)management. What a waste!

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★☆☆☆☆

The recently reopened and enlarged "Piacere" does not hold a candle to the old restaurant. Gone is the old staff, good italian food and the cozy Roman/Tuscan ambience. Replaced by the contemporary mausoleum-like design, a skeleton menu, poor dishes, a limited choice of wines (available only by either glass or half a bottle) and overstaffed personnel. No wonder the place is empty. They must be running under the new ownership ans (mis)management. What a waste!

Pros: None

Cons: Poor meals, Limited wine list, Ugly ambience

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If you have been to the few other places around this area and have not tried Piacere, I would definately recommend it. The service is one area they can work on, but its never been HORRIBLE. Good food, great atmosphere.

2
★★★★☆

If you have been to the few other places around this area and have not tried Piacere, I would definately recommend it. The service is one area they can work on, but its never been HORRIBLE. Good food, great atmosphere.

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Piacere is a restaurant that I always look forward to going to, even if just a for a glass of wine. The ambiance is wonderful, the staff is friendly and the food is fantastic. This is my favorite Peninsula restaurant.

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★★★★★

Piacere is a restaurant that I always look forward to going to, even if just a for a glass of wine. The ambiance is wonderful, the staff is friendly and the food is fantastic. This is my favorite Peninsula restaurant.

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Dinner was delicious, drinks generous, staff very attentive and waitress Agata delightful and professional. Your restaurant was just great.

2
★★★★★

Dinner was delicious, drinks generous, staff very attentive and waitress Agata delightful and professional. Your restaurant was just great.

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Food always exceeds expectations. Out done only by olivetto (in the Bay Area). Service is quiet, polite and attentive. Atmosphere is pleasant and sophisticated

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★★★★★

Food always exceeds expectations. Out done only by olivetto (in the Bay Area). Service is quiet, polite and attentive. Atmosphere is pleasant and sophisticated

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Piacere's large, sleek dining room is awash with stylish tones of olive, taupe and dark wood, but avoids austerity thanks to the marble-edged fireplace, upholstered booths and zones that have been created within the space. Seafood fares…

 

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