Cute downtown restaurant
The food and service here were top notch. The ambience was okay. No view because it's downtown. Parking was not too hard to find. Overall we enjoyed our experience very much.
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent! Would highly recommend it ! With All the entrees going by our table and it was difficult to decide what to get because they all looked so great! Our salmon and warm cabbage salad was wonderful
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant. The
We love this restaurant. The service is always friendly. Sitting outside in the CA sunshine is always great. The black pepper pasta, the chicken parm, and many of the small plates (the polenta cubes and the piquillo peppers in particular) are delicious. The wine list changes often enough to keep it interesting. We've never had a bad meal here and most often the meals are outstanding.
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good service - we got there at 6:45p for a 7p reservation - didn't get seated until 7:15p (busy Fri night) They gave us a 2 free glasses of wine for the delay. The food was yummy (try the walnut crusted pork) It was a little loud (one table of 6 was the main noise maker) but very rustic Italian, would def go there again.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second trip to
This was our second trip to Spasso and it was much better than our previous visit. There seemed to be more wait staff. The food was incredible and we really enjoyed our evening there!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Occasion at Spasso
Spasso was such a nice place for my wife and I to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. We each had a nice martini, shared a warm cabbage salad, enjoyed perfectly prepared Halibut and Skirt Steak, and finished off the meal with a wonderful cobbler for dessert. We were at a nice table by the window and were able to quietly enjoy a one-on-one conversation. The service was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Feel like family, eat like a king
Spasso is a neighborhood favorite... full of flavor, style, great blend of friendly atmosphere where you feel at home combined with deliciousness. The starters from seafood spring rolls to truffle mushroom bruschetta culminating with great fish specials of the day - you can't miss.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This trip to Spasso was with
This trip to Spasso was with business colleagues who were in town from New Zealand. We ordered a bunch of small plates and had drinks before they had to return to SFO for a night flight. Polenta cubes, crab cakes, piquillo peppers--these are some of the tastiest things on the menu of small plates. But we eat at Spasso often and have never had even a mediocre meal--it's all been stellar. Great food, delicious drinks, and the nicest, prompt service.
4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service with a varied
Great service with a varied menu selection. Great food presentation, and a cheerful spot to just sit back, relax, and enjoy.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had lunch and the food
We had lunch and the food was delicious. Service was impeccable.The menu is interesting and varied and it was hard to chose among the many choices.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate!
We come here to celebrate birthdays. Love this place!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great evening out with
Had a great evening out with the ladies and we very well taken care of! The food was delicious, ambiance was fun and we will return.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service and the food were
The service and the food were both excellent. Atmosphere was warm and friendly and the menu had a variety of choices. I have been there twice for dinner and would definitely go again.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spasso is a neighborhood gem.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Carlos. Their food and service never disappoint. It can get quite noisy, so it's not really a tranquil spot, but it's great food in an energetic atmosphere.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere is friendly,
The atmosphere is friendly, as is all of the staff. Our party of six had a delightful dinner. My husband loves thewarm cabbage salad. We enjoyed the pastas and fish special. For dessert we shared the bread pudding and creme brule. The service is attentive and helpful. It is a bit noisy, but we really enjoy eating here.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place...the food
We love this place...the food is always really, really good. Their menu has a lot of choices, with appetizers, salads, tapas, entrees, etc. I usually like to get a small bite and a salad and their tapas are perfect! Their cocktails leave a little to be desired though....
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite Neighborhood Spot
Met friends there recently for drinks & tapas/appetizers. Spasso has a great selection of those items, and we had a good sampling of the menu. We chose an outdoor table, which was perfect for talking and enjoying a warm pleasant evening. Both the food and the service were very good.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
mother's day lunch
we were a party of 4. my mother uses a walker. i had requested a table with easy access for her. we were seated earlier than our reservation time. the wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. the mother's day menu was smaller than normal but offered a great variety of dishes. none were over priced for the holiday. our orders included: spinach salad with chicken, canelloni, spasso salad and penne with chicken in a creamy tomato sauce. our meal was prepared and served very fast. no long wait due to the holiday. each dish was prepared very well. we finished our meal with creme brulee.. it was excellent.. another plus was that there wasn't a price-fixe menu. i would recommend trying spasso's anytime.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never had a bad meal at Spasso
A friend and i celebrated my birthday here. The waiter was funny when he brought a piece of cheesecake with a lit candle and wished me happy birthday but told me I definitely did not want to hear him sing. Spasso is excellent for small plates and wine but also for entrees such as filet mignon and chicken parmesan. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The food is always served at the perfect temperature and cooked to perfection. We love going here.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bread pudding in San Carlos!
Enjoyed their special scallops and the chicken in pancetta for lunch topped off with the best bread pudding in San Carlos!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, variety
Food was very good, variety of cocktails excellent. For a Monday night, there was a good crowd.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for birthday group
We were a party of 9 with 2 kids and the staff were great! They were so helpful. We'll certainly be back.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice resturant with great service and great good. The weather has been great and there is plenty of outdoor seating. There even dog friendly outside.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat outside for a late dinner,
Sat outside for a late dinner, very charming but could have been more intimate.
Food was above average and exceeded my expectations. Had the mussels, gnocchi and veal piccata. All sauces were outstanding and the gnocchi was melt in your mouth fantastic. Veal fell a little short as it was overcooked and very dry.
Service was fair. Went above to make sure we had what we liked but could have been a little quicker.
All in all a good experience, I look forward to going back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have always enjoyed Spasso. The atmosphere is lively, the food delicious and very friendly staff. I had the Chicken Parmagiano and it was outstanding & a great Caesar salad. My friends ordered Veal Piccata and ate every last bite. I also loved he Polenta-creamy and yummy. Great wine selection, too. A little noisy...but that means people are enjoying themselves.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Several of us ordered the Petrale Sole, a sizeable portion of fish, served with gnocchi (sp?) The appetizer plate preceding was mostly fried, with the exception of the bruschetta, but good, although the lobster egg roll looked slightly out of place aesthetically. Noise level inside was fairly high because of Spasso's high ceiling. Very enjoyable evening with friends and wine and good food and attentive service.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great consistent food!
My family and I frequent Spasso's regularly, so I admit I'm biased. It seems if there is one thing San Carlos isn't short of its Italian Restaurants. However, Spasso's has one thing that none of the others have - Luis. The food is very good, but what makes going to Spasso such an exceptional expirance is the service you get from a waiter named Luis. Sure, you can find more authentic Italian food served on the Peninsula, but you will not find a better waiter bar none! I should know, I'm a former professional waiter myself. Some restaurants will have great food, but provide a poor dining expirance, others will provide mediocre food, but an exceptional dining expirance. Fortunately, at Spasso one needn't compromise either of these qualities.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been dining at Spasso regularily since it opened. Terrific
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, very helpful service
My husband and I went there for our "date night." We made a meal out of the appetizers and side dishes. Even though he's not usually a beans guy, my husband LOVED the cannellini beans that came with his shrimp dish. When we asked about what makes the dish so yummy, the waiter shared with us how they make it and told us many people really enjoy the special basil oil that tops the dish. We had a great night overall!
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall, the service and food
Overall, the service and food were superb. The waiter was helpful and friendly. A memorable evening, enjoyed by our group of 12.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch at Spasso!
We met friends for a delicious lunch at Spasso. They have varied entres from which to choose. You can have small plates, salads, sandwiches, pasta, or a complete dinner. The service was outstanding, and we were allowed to sit and chat after we finished our lunch. Have also been there for dinner. It is an excellent choice whenever you want to dine.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the convenience of
We love the convenience of restaurant being so close to home and having delicious food. The kids love the Cappellini and the bread with the olive oil dip. Kelvin says the Teriyaki skirt steak is the best ever...so tender and tasty. The grilled salmon is excellent too with delicious potatoes and spinach.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great Experience
Been many times and food is always wonderful along with service too
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great location, wonderful service. I love Spasso!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came for my Mother's birthday lunch and sat outside ( I have a dog), our waiter Louis ( who is our favorite) was there to greet us and had our table ready. He is so accommodating and always pleasant. The food never disappoints and we had a great time! Louis surprised her with a birthday dessert of bread pudding which we all enjoyed. Everyone that I bring to Spasso's always comments on how much they enjoy the restaurant which is centrally located in the hot spot of San Carlos on Laurel Street.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was searching to dine with my girl friend in Redwood City/San Carlos area. I googled and Spasso came up. Got a table for two by the window looking onto outdoor dining, bar on the right side of us. It was a secluded table in a corner. The waiter told us the special menu of the day before we looked at the extensive menu, so much to choose from. We decided to order the combination appetizer, with fried calamari, beans, beef skewers, artichoke hearts. The beef was so tender and tasty. Did not care much about fried food. We also ordered a salad and the special pea soup. Both good and could not resist the chocolate lava cake.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
To families with children,
To families with children, when you bring you children to dinner, please have them keep their shoes on and use a chair. People are paying a lot of money to enjoy their dinner and aren't your babysitters. It's rude to have your children run around a restaurant. Restaurant was good, good food, good service.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good neighborhood find,
Five of us enjoyed good food, good service, and fitting ambiance. Overall, a wonderful dining experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot
San carols has a lot to offer and this is one of them,
Great food. Great service and a fun vibrant scene.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for work celebrations
We had a group of 8 for a workplace celebration, food was fantastic, staff took care of the group's every need. Favorite dishes were the Spasso sampler (ordered 2 for the table), Filet Mignon and Paella.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took friends of ours thier for the first time and everything was superb.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM