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Spasso Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spassosc.com
  • Phone: (650) 592-5886
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:monday to friday 11:30-2:30 Saturday and Sunday 11:30-3:30
    Dinner:monday to Friday 5:00-10:00 Saturday 3:30-10:00 Sunday 3:30-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: ramiro nolazco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can cater your special events; please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Hold your next special event at Spasso.
    We can arrange the tables any way you want. The dining room can accommodate 58 guests. Please call for details and pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Kurt (650) 533-9662

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olive and Cherry
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is parking all along Laurel Street and private parking across the street.
A word from Spasso
Spasso features Italian, Mediterranean cuisine and Tapas. Spasso has been a new favorite neighborhood destination located in San Carlos on Laurel Street. Spasso features an extensive Napa Valley and Italian wine selection, and a full bar with specialized cocktails are available. Our waitstaff are consistently friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. And, the atmosphere is lively and exciting.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food and the service was excellent. Our waitress was very nice attentive and professional"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Good was good. Hostess lacked enthusiasm. Service was excellent. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "an enjoyable experience. First time there. Would be happy to recommend."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Loved our dinner at Spasso. I have a seafood allergy and our waiter very graciously created an appetizer sampler plate without seafood that I could enjoy with the rest of my group. We each had a different dinner, veal, fish, lamb and each dinner was excellent. The wait staff was friendly and always available to us. This was our first visit but it won't be our last."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The staff were extremely friendly. They were great with my 2 kids and served their meals first and dessert while my husband and I enjoyed our dinner. The only reason I did not give them 5 stars is because it took a little too long for our main dish to arrive."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good selection of entrees. The lamb was superb. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Every time we go it's always great food and great service"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I used the Yep reviews and selected this restaurant for dining with out of town visitors on a Thursday night. The place was bustling but the staff was attentive and the service was excellent. The food was outstanding, we loved the appetizers (crab cakes, eggplant and portobello), our dinner (salmon, clams, special of the day fish) and desserts (new york cheese cake and bread pudding). I will recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was good and our server was very polite. However, the food is below expectation. We ordered seafood linguini and Spasso chicken bolognese. The pastas were over cooked and were very soft. The bolognese sause was very watery without any flavors. More spices should have added to the dishes to enhance the taste."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. Whether I am alone or with friends the food and service is excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've eaten here before and the experience was very positive. The ambiance, service, cocktails and food were good. We thought we'd found our "go to" place only to be disappointed with our next visit. The food was fair, the waiter was entertaining and attentive in the beginning but I ended up bussing our table and had to ask the hostess who was busy chatting with the bartender for our check. The hostess that sat us was not the same as the one at the end of our meal. The gal that greeted us and sat us was the best thing about the restaurant sadly. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Spasso continues to be one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Kurt and his staff are wonderful and the food is always amazing. Thy cartered our sons First Communion and everyone raved about the food. We bring out of town guests and we go just because. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful Lamb. Very delicious crab cakes. I usually go to Spasso when I visit my family in San Carlos. They are consistent. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my first time at Spasso. We were greeted as we walked in and promptly escorted to our table. The staff were attentive, the food is delicious. We had the calamari appetizer and ordered three different pasta dishes as entrees. Each dish was delicious, and everyone was happy! I ordered the tiramisu for dessert, and it was a perfect ending to my nice meal. Spasso is a great neighborhood restaurant and I will definitely be back when I'm in the mood for Italian food and prefer to dine locally!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "we purposely asked for a table outside because it can get really loud inside. However, the staff made the outside distractingly loud. There was a constant banging of dishes as they hastily cleared tables and dragging tables and chairs all over the pavement to reconfigure for the next seating. This happened 8 or 10 times in the 90 minutes we were dining and was distracting and repeatedly interrupting of our conversation. It is completely preventable and disrespectful to all those dining outside. Have to say the food was a disappointment this time which it usually is not. Lamb pita had lovely bread but contained only a few bits of overcooked and dry lamb that looked left from a previous cooking. Desserts lovely!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We come here fairly often as it is convenient and they have free corkage on Sundays and Mondays. The food is good as is the service. Seating could be better and it is usually quite loud. Don't expect a quiet romantic spot and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "the food was excellent and the service was wonderful. our waiter was very nice and accommodating."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "You can always count on SPASSO to provide a delightful dining experience. The food is consistently excellent and nicely presented. The service is attentive and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A wonderful Pork Chop entree, super Caesar Salad, with very fresh and crisp lettuce. Great Decaf Coffee, which is hard to find."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I had a lovely experience at Spasso's! The service was excellent and for maost part, the food was delicious. I ordered the halibut with mashed potatoes and there seemed to be a funny taste with the sauce and with the mashed potatoes. Otherwise, everything was fabulous. Thank-you!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I met another couple here for dinner one evening. We had never been here before, but they had been and recommended it. The food was amazing! We shared a polenta appetizer that was delicious! I had the fish special of the evening; it was seabass and it was moist, flavorful, and seasoned just right. My husband ordered scallops and they were cooked perfectly. We had some really good food, friendly and attentive service, and GREAT company with whom to enjoy it! We WILL be back... And, eventually, we will try everything on their menu!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Went with a friend for lunch. The decor was very nice and being that it wasn't too crowded, the noise level was low. We both had the warm cabbage salad with chicken. It was very good except the chicken was a bit dry. The service was excellent. I would go again to try the other things on the menu. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The service is always friendly and first-rate. The food is always delicious. The drinks are always refreshing. Dining here feels like a celebration. We often go with small plates (crab spring rolls, piquollo peppers, polenta cubes, the beef carpaccio) and drink wine or champagne and end with a split piece of cheesecake and coffee. This is a delightful place to sit at an outside table and watch the passing people and their dogs. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Service is still the best. Great ambiance. For some reason the food doesn't taste as good as it once did."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great experience overall - enjoyed the food, great menu choices, ambiance was comfortable, server was helpful and funny, and the wine we had was delicious. The only note I would recommend for improvement is to not be so quick to rush our plates away after dinner. We had one person at our table who really likes to take her time eating. There were 5 attempts to take her plate away before she was done - all different people trying to be helpful, but after the 2nd request, it felt less helpful and more like they're pushing to get us out the door."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was our 57th wedding anniversary and we had an enjoyable time. Had dinner with family. Food was good. It was early enough that it wasn`t too noisy. Later on it tends to be extremely loud."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My husband made this res for us to celebrate my birthday! The food was great, we brought our own bottle of wine and because it was a Sunday the corkage was free. We did order cocktails and they we're relish. The service was great ( I do t like to feel rushed). The only complaint was that there was a large party next to us, of 10 people that were a little noises but not a big deal to me. I would definitely go back. I had the lamb (delish) my husband the pork chop which was tastey though slightly sweet with raisins in the sauce. The gran marnier creme brûlée was a great ending to the meal."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Been coming to Spasso for some time now. Friendly staff and good food"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a 8pm dinner on a Thursday night and the place was packed. The service was great. Our waiter was very nice, make sure all of us are taken care of, accommodating of our requests. Food is good, not like wow wow. We ordered calamari and mozzarella eggplant. Both are good, but need little bit more salt for the calamari. Seafood pasta has MORE seafood than pasta which worth the $ you paid. Although, we all love pasta, but absolutely no complain about the portion of the food. Descent size. Dessert, we ordered the chocolate lava cake, tiramisu, bread pudding. Out of all, surprisingly, bread pudding score the dessert. All of us were very happy with the overall experience. We will definitely good back for sure."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! The food was phenominal! Great service and not too hard on the pocketbook:-)"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I made an early afternoon reservation for a business dinner and was more than pleasantly surprised. From the flatbread tapas to the entrees, the food was superb. Menu offers a great balance of old favorites and new trends as well as healthy choices. Our server was charming, and made some great suggestions. Meal was well-paced. It was the perfect end to a long day. I will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My most recent visit was a disappointment. It was extremely noisy. Good was OK, service was OK, but it is a change from several previous visits where everything was very good. A change in the wrong direction."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "As we were the last diners on a recent Tuesday night, and were enjoying the quiet at our table nearest the kitchen, we were disconcerted to have a couple seated right behind our table. Chairs are very close (back to back) and was awkward to move away from our table. As the restaurant was empty except for our table, we asked at the bar on our way out, what the reasoning might have been for that deliberate seating choice. We were told that the couple had asked for that table??? Could not they have been seated at at least one more table away from our threesome? Just curious as to the seating policy for those situations."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This is the first time we ate at Spassos. I went there with two girlfriends for lunch. The menu was quite extensive. And the food was excellent. And I love the decor. . I am really looking forward to going there for dinner."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Celebrated my daughter's birthday the other day at Spasso and we were pleasantly surprised by our experience. We were there upon a recommendation and now will recommend to our friends as well.Service was SUPERB! I was limping from a running injury that am and they accommodated my temporary disability by giving us a more comfortable table. Wine list was extensive. Food was great, esp'ly the mussels/clams appetizer. Most notable was our server, very knowledgeable w both the wine & the dishes!, attentive and courteous. Even the other staff who helped clear the table between courses were very helpful and catered to everything we asked for, always checked if we needed anything without being obtrusive. WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK! TWO THUMBS UP!!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We took my daughter and new boyfriend here for dinner. Everyone loved their meal. Food is always great. The only negative is that the restaurant is often very noisy at dinnertime during the weekend. Fortunately we had a quieter table in the corner. We were seated right away. Enjoyed cocktails before ordering and did not feel rushed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Good food and service; was quite loud (but we're older)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service staff rushed us a bit and the menu was limited because of Valentine day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall the ambiance of the place is good. But i have had much better Italian food at other places. Nothing outstanding of the food. Any Italian place can be judged by the bread they serve in the beginning. This place served thick bread which wasnt even warm. Pros: Small plates Many options for appetizers Good ambience Cons: Small red wine list aweful bread"
    Dined on 2/13/2014