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Delizie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.deliziesc.com
  • Email: info@deliziesc.com
  • Phone: (650) 486-1539
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Biagio Capua
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El camino Real
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Caltrain, SamTrans
A word from Delizie
"Delizie" meaning delicious, is an enthusiastic endeavor to preserve sacred family traditions & bring delight to peoples’ plates far beyond Italy's borders. Hailing from Calabria, the infamous "toe" of the Italian peninsula where the mountains meet a breathtaking coastline, owner Francesco Ruggiero brings to life the richness of this southern region's culinary heritage, introducing & reacquainting others with an irresistible array of savory flavors & vibrant aromas. Using a combination of carefully selected imports & fresh, locally grown ingredients, you can indulge to your heart's desire in a variety of homemade pastas & traditional dishes. To render the meal complete pair your food with an appealing wine from a list featuring Italian & Californian wines that best suit your palate. The restaurant itself maintains a cozy, relaxed, yet elegant feel that invites others to join in the ambience that comes to life when the simplest things are brought to the table: good food, wine & people.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Real Italian food cooked and served by real Italians! Nice decor and good wine list. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I and two co-workers were in town for training and decided to eat here. The food was great and the service was excellent. It was quiet and not crowded but it was a Monday night so that would probably explain it. If I ever come back to San Carlos I will definitely come back for lunch or dinner!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The cook is from Calabria and prepares outstanding local dishes. The appetizers, and main dishes are well prepared. The desserts are not on par with the other dishes but still very good. Definitely a place to go for lunch and dinner in San Carlos."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been looking for a proper Italian restaurant since I moved to the peninsula, and I found it. The owner's mom made a special lasagna while she is in town, and it was delicious. The pasta is home made and fresh. I literally have no complaints. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My second time and was just as good. It is a family owned restaurant with Southern Italian flare. Home made pasta was excellent. Services was friendly and attentive. Will go back again......"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Small restaurant with only indoor dining tables. Very good Calabrese dishes. Recommended for parties of 2 or small groups."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great fine--we will be back soon. There are a number of items on the menu we want to try. The pasta with smoked salmon is the best in the area"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Delicious restaurant!! This was my first time and it won't defenitely be the last. The food is so fresh and real authentic southern italian. I am an american born but both of my parents came from a little town in calabria and Delizie reminds my mother cooking. Anything that I had including my friends was impeccable! Really worth to try it and highly recommended. My compliment to the italian chef "Biagio", and to "Francesco" the owner, who hosted us like we were part of the family, and we all felt like we were in Italy. Grazie!! A presto."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "It's great. Everything I've ever ordered was good. The Calabrese sausage will melt in your mouth. The minestrone soup is the real deal They are nice and very attentive They make a great cappacino to top off the dining experience"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The food was wonderful - my husband is Italian and the restaurant is run by a Calabrian family that is very organized. We had a fluctuating party number of 12-14….they were flexible, attentive, and created an unobtrusive and cordial level of service that I rarely see in restaurants that are not super expensive. I still crave their pasta and mushrooms. They provided wonderful touches such as complimentary desserts that were authentically Italian. Everyone was comfortable, happy, and felt that they were at a special place…friends from SF said "who knew this existed in San Carlos" (the snobs!). Make reservations early. Parking on weekends can be limited in downtown San Carlos, too!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Delizie reminds me of the great Italian restaurant in Little Italy in New York. Personal service by the owner, great food and ambiance."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food here has been excellent both times we've come. This time, however, we got a special treat -- at the end of the meal, they provided a little post-dinner drink of a house-made chocolate liquer. I can honestly say that it was the best thing I've tasted in months; it was wonderful!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Having just moved to San Carlos, we have found our favorite local restaurant! Bravo Delizie! Excellent food, many appetizing choices will bring us back. Great service. The homemade pasta dishes we selected were excellent, as were the calamari fritti and appetizer salads. A nice selection of Italian red wines by the glass is a nice alternative to ordering a full bottle. Ambience and decor are inviting. A huge hit! Ci vediamo a pronto! (see you soon)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The eggplant ravioli was to die for and the service was perfect...highly recommend! I'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I had the pleasure of dining at Delizie with 2 very dear friends. We had the most delightful experience! The waiter could not do enough for us (Ronaldo) and made us feel so welcome. The presentation and his explanation of each item was amazing. We can't wait to go back! This is truly a little piece of Italy in San Carlos!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Minestrone soup was great! Stuffed eggplant in Calabrese style Cappuccino topped it off beautifully Will be going back"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This place is popular so make sure you make reservations before going. They are very accommodating and will work with you. The service is excellent. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I am becoming a regular now this restaurant and everytime is like the first. Love their ambiance and attentive service. Beside regular menu they always offer some new special. I had their linguini pasta as special of the day with fresh grouper fish ragout and it was outstanding, very delicate sauce and pasta cooked at perfection. Thank you for offering great food in this small city. We'll be back soon. Owner is very kind and charming. :))"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Took a group of 10 lunch and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was great and although we were a large party, everything was delivered in a timely manner. No delays! Will certainly consider future visits."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Choose the restaurant because of the star rating when another local spot was booked. Went for a family birthday dinner and was not disappointed. Amazing service - attended to your every need often before you knew you needed it. Food was very good - only 4 stars because I thought my pasta was just slightly underdone and my husband thought his gnocchi was good but slightly bland. My in-laws loved it - DIL said it was the best Italian he had ever had. Desserts were scrumptious - recommend the Tiramisu! Also loved the quirky 80s-sounding Italian music being played. Overall great experience - will come back!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I love this place since the first time I walked in, hosted by the owner or manager. Everybody speaks Italian here, so I thought food must be real. Food is very authentic and made from scratch on the house. Next time I'll go back am going to order their spinach risotto again. Their grandma cake it's spectacular! You won't be disappointed give it a try. So far one of the best southern Italian restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I tried this new restaurant on a friend recommendation and so glad I did. The food is outstanding; the best cauliflower appetizer ever. If you ever go try their home made pasta with the wild boar sauce ( to DIE for it ). Service was fantastic and so is the owner who treated me so nice. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I have been to Delizie many times and have always had a wonderful meal. We like is also because it is small and we can hear each other speak. Service is always attentive."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I Love Delizie! It is a great restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. I highly recommend all appetizers and pappardelle al cinghiale. The best!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Terrific Italian restaurant; the ambiance is very relaxing and cozy. Great and attentive service with exquisite meal. I ordered the rolled veal bracioline in red sauce with a side of cauliflower. Really, really, good and authentic since you don't find this type of meal elsewhere. Definitely this is a spot for foodie people. The owner is very nice guy, it makes you feel like at home."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This is the best italian restaurant in San Carlos. Truly italian food and real italian people. I love their porcini home made pasta, give it a try its AMAZING!! Excellent wine list and very pleasant service. I will be back very soon."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Delizie was a great spot for a team lunch. The service was quick and the food was good. Affordable and perfect portion size. The servers were polite, and very negative to our time sensitivity needs."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "This is a really outstanding restaurant. I love its authentic Italian food, servers, wine, atmosphere & it's simplicity and comfort. A definite go-to spot for a wonderful meal and environment."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "A must go to when in San Carlos. One of the better restaurants in the area. Excellent food, great service and friendly staff. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Tried this new restaurant because friend of mine recommended. I am so happy that I did, my whole family is from italy. The food is fresh and authentic. The orecchiette with lamb ragù is AMAZING!! My husband had the branzini italian seabass special of the day and was the best white fish I ever had. Best espresso ever and cute waiters all italians. If you are in The peninsula try this gem, you won't be disappointed. I will be back!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Fantastic find on Open Table - the service (all family) was excellent - very engaging and made the ordering and dining experience exceptional. The food was true to Northern Italy - delicious!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Delizie reminds me of the small neighborhood restaurants in Italy. The owners and staff are Italian so you are greeted with "Buona Sera" when you arrive and they are happy to converse in Italian if you are so inclined. The food is very good, portions are fair and service excellent. San Carlos is abundant with good Italian restaurants but Delizie provides a sort of intimacy that most don't deliver."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "May we strongly recommend this restaurant to you? We were looking for Italian food. Hubby was craving for spaghetti and meatballs. We requested for a table away from the main walkway. They totally accommodated! Reviewing the menu, there wasn't any spaghetti and meatballs but... There were unusual items that called to be ordered. Rather than order a full dinner, we ordered 4 appetizer plates. Notables: Speck e robiola crostini, Melanzane Ripiene, Pappardelle Al Cinghiale and dessert: Torta Della Nonna. We'll be back! Service was excellent. Wine and sodas only - no full bar."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This is the best italian restaurant that I've been to. The food is great; I had the special of the day home made pasta with jack rabbit ragout and it was melting in my mouth. My waiter was very attentive and suggested a nice wine to with it, a glass of dolcetto. I will definitely bring all my family here, this is a great spot for foodie people and so glad I tried this restaurant. They also offered to me a nice digestive home made with almonds. Can't wait to go back :))"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "A pleasantly surprising menu (not your standard mid-range Italian fare) and high quality execution. Very pretty presentations and staff that wants you to enjoy the visit. It's the little restaurant that could!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Delizie is a hidden gem Italian restaurant. The owners are from southern Italy and not only is the food amazing, but they really make you feel as if you are in the south of Italy. Each time we go there we order something different off the menu, and everytime we are poeasantly suprised at how amazing there selection is. If you are looking for good Italian food, this is the place!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This is my second visit here with my wife. Food is very authentic, fresh and unique. Service is excellent and manager is very charming. We were not rush and enjoyed our anniversary's dinner. They are all family and makes you feel like at home. A small amazing restaurant in San Carlos. So far the best italian I ever tried in the bay area. Great spot for foodie people :))"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "My husband and I found Delizie good but not great. My chicken cacciatore was delicious but his ravioli (which was the special of the day) was way too saucy. The vegetables in the minestrone soup were fresh but then the side of spinach I got was so mushy it reminded me of elementary school lunches. So my opinion is mixed and we probably won't go back again unless friends insist."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "This was the best southern Italian food we have ever eaten in any Northern California restaurant. It was a wonderful surprise. The cooking was flawless as was the service. We can't await for another opportunity to return."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Delizie is my newly found own little slice of heaven! I leave here and dream of the delectable dishes for days on after. This was our second time here, we were greeted at the door with 'Welcome back's. On our first visit I tried the Pappardelle Al Cinghiale, the pasta was so fresh and out of this world. A tomato meat sauce of wild boar, it was so warm and homey yet sophisticated. My boyfriend had the Gnocchi Di Mare. The gnocchi was incredible, I'd say both dishes were a must try to understand the expertise in the kitchen. I also tried the Scalloppine Al Limone, my favorite dish of all time, I will now not order it elsewhere. Right beside the overwhelming Laurel st, Delizie is quiet, romantic and two steps above it's competitors."
    Dined on 8/23/2013