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888 Ristorante Italiano

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888 Laurel Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
+1 650-591-0920
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

little italian restaurant in the middle of san caros, my wife and i we try the carpaccio and pasta with truffle cream and branzino , all were very good in the end vito the owner bring us some amaro to finish our dinner , thank you Vito PS cartagena

Thank angiole101
Crozet, France
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Dinner for four, very interesting "special" first course: Young octopus sliced along its length about 1/4" thick, marinated and fried. The resulting dish looks great in the plate; it is absolutely delicious: crispy outside, soft and tasty inside. The main courses were equally inventive and tasty. An Italian Vermentino, fruity and dry, mated well with the octopus. Our pleasure was... More 

Thank Julien B
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our friend took us to San Carlos. 7 years since we left San Carlos. At Laural Avenue in San Carlos was packed up with many restaurants next to each other. My friend spoke Italian and we also went to Italy a few times therefore it would be a great night for Italian food. We were welcomed by the owner and... More 

Thank Preeya I
Hayward, California, Usa
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148 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Laural Avenue in San Carlos is always a great place to find great food and 888 Ritaurante Italiano fills the bill. We walked in right when the were opening but I think reservations would be good for any other time. A bit pricey for after work casual dining but the food was awefully good and the service was very attentive.... More 

Thank Robert O
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Nice addition to San Carlos restaurants. Food was good and service was consistent And good. Cute little space....no full bar but a nice wine list..

Thank Marlnc
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233 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

My wife and I ate dinner at 888 Ristorante Italian on a recent Friday night. It is located on a busy street in San Carlos with many restaurants from which to chose. Here, every guest is immediately very warmly welcomed by one of the owners. The place is small and soon became full. The décor is nice, with large windows... More 

Thank TJFLG42
Redwood City, CA
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163 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Had lunch with friends. We all enjoyed the sandwiches and salads. Service is excellent. Small, but pleasant restaurant with interesting and creative dishes.

Thank 1ajf
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

this place is amazing the food is always perect and always comes out on time. it is a little pricey but is worth your money. i would recommed booking a reservation a day or two before. i would really recommed trying this place. It is small but they find a way to fit you in. the staff are super frendly... More 

Thank Daniel O
San Francisco
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

The reviews were positive and I really wanted to like this restaurant but the food wasn't what we had hoped. The decor was great. Nice, trendy and inviting. The executive chef meets diners at the door and is the dining room frequently answering questions. So, a great environment. However, there were 4 of us for dinner, 3 of the 4... More 

Thank npcx4
Lougheed, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

We were in town and checked trip advisor for good restaurants. So we picked this one and were not disappointed. It is small but the restaurant has a "simple elegance". Nice colors and decoration, original Italian music in the background and a fresh rose on every table. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. The bread with the oil and... More 

Thank Silke H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Laurel Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-591-0920

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