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888 Ristorante Italiano

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888 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3915
+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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Lougheed, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
Legnano, Italy
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183 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

We rarely go out for Italian food. My wife is a great cook and she is Italian. The other night we weren't in the mood for cooking and it was raining so we decided to walk down Laurel Street and get something to eat. It was raining really hard so we stopped at 888 Ristorante Italiano because it is close.... More 

Thank Harry F
Los Altos, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

This is a tiny Italian restaurant with great food. One of the things I like best about it is that the food is always freshly made on site so they are happy to make your dish any way you like it. My favorite is their fettuccine Alfredo with chicken but all of their dishes are great! My family loves to... More 

1 Thank CMC7
San Mateo, California
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Laurel St. has many Italian restaurants. This is the best. Simple but very well prepared meals. The pastas are delicious and the portions generous.

1 Thank Joe C
Foster City, California
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We had Bruschetta to start with. It was great. Three of us had rack of lamb, which was done just the way we wanted. My other friend had fish, she said it was excellent. We shared 4 different desserts. The service was very good. They were very attentive. We will definitely go back again.

1 Thank Judy B
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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195 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

888 Ristorante Italiano is one of relatively new kids on the block -- Laurel Street in San Carlos has turned into an excellent district for quality restaurants, including several Italian. We hit the street each time we come to the Peninsula (we lived in Mexico). This is by far the best Italian restaurant on the street, and there are several,... More 

1 Thank DuaneSandul
Eureka, California
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We chose this restaurant after walking up and down the restaurant row of Laurel st. in San Carlos. It had a simple elegant feel and the staff was warm and welcoming. They had a nice wine selection. We had a leisurely dinner and did not feel rushed. Dinner was excellent as was the Tiramisu. I also liked the fact that... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

The best balsamic vinaigrette dressing I ever had. The food was excellent and the service was great!

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SF bay area
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47 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

I don't usually eat Italian food when I go out but it was my husbands birthday so he picked. We came for an early dinner on a Saturday night and had no trouble getting a table. It's a small place very simple elegant decor, not fake trying-to-look-Italian. There are a few tables outside and as it was nice out, we... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We celebrated a milestone birthday for my wife at 888, in San Carlos, CA, with my son, his wife, and two young children (ages 5 & 8). Everyone was happy! The food here is really sophisticated, delicious, and beautifully presented. If you're in Silicon Valley, I recommend this place: you can't go wrong. It's one of the best Italian restaurants... More 

Thank Frank M

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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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 St, San Carlos, CA 94070-3915
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-591-0920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?