Delizie

4.6
396 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
"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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 486-1539
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Biagio Capua
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Catering
Please call us for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
El camino Real
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Parking details
Caltrain, SamTrans
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I loved the ambiance & great service. outstanding wines and bing fan of their Salmon ragout pasta and fettuccine in wild boar sauce, so fresh and tasty. try their hazelnut & chocolate cake which is a must. :))

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Amazing food! Had to try the Cod Stew which reminded me my mother in law & it was cooked to perfection. My Fiancé had the lamb ragout house made strozzaprete pasta and it was perfectly done and sauce was exceptional. Can't wait to come back soon.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Exceptional service!! Thank you for making our anniversary super special. The quality of the food is very unique. Comfort food just like home prepared with care. I love their wine lists which it has lots of Italian options. I am so glad I found my new hot spot.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Greasy calamari. Sandy linguini Vongole. Would not go back. Disappointing and I’m not that fussy ...,

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Consistently superb for several years. Focus on Calabrian cuisine with different takes on pasta and seafood. Save room for dessert!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

A wonderfully authentic Italian restaurant in San Carlos. The food is amazing the atmosphere is great and the wine selection is fantastic. The owner Francesco makes you feel welcome and is very attentive. All of the menu items that we have tried are really tasty and the portions are perfect.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Can't say enough about Delizie, the food is so fresh porcini risotto and stew of cod are to die for. My fiancé
& I were so impressed. top notch comfort food & service. Great primitivo red wine and best hazelnut chocolate cake ever. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in the area! wonderful comfort food and nice service. My special of the day Bronzino sea bass was really fresh. High end wine served by the glass which is a plus in a small restaurant.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The experience as a whole was good but the food was very average tasting and I wasn't impressed by the meals I tried from our group.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food was very spicy even for a Texan... Service was not to good. There were only two waiters and the while its a small restaurant, we waited multiple times for the waiter to take order, refill water, etc.

My colleagues enjoyed their meal but my chicken was too spicy to eat. Desert was only so-so having ordered Apple Cake which kind of resembled a super thin slice of Apple Pie.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant. We think the food is the best in San Carlos and the staff / owner are incredibly warm and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Everything was wonderful! Great wine, salad, pasta and dessert. Delize never disappoints! We always enjoy dining here!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We have been going to Delizie since it first opened. The food is wonderful. The cauliflower appetizer is a must. The Torteloni and the salmon are great. I absolutely recommend this restaurant to all our friends and always bring the ones from out of town here. Everyone loves it.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Magnifico! What a wonderful experience. Special thanks to our extraordinary culinary tour guide, Francesco. From the appetizer to desert, everything was delicious. Francesco’s care was warm and welcoming and made us feel like special guests in his home. Grazie!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We have been to Delizie several times now in the past 6 months and it's funny because we came across it serendipitously. We actually wanted to try the French restaurant Cuisinett next door but it was too packed so we decided to try Delizie and we have never been let down. The friendliness and professionalism of the entire wait staff is 5+ stars and the restaurant has a certain charm. The veal, chicken, tagliatalle and fusili are our favorites so far. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent food and service! A definite San Carlos gem!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food, service and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Delizie its so far the best italian restaurant in the area. The owner and his staff makes us feel very welcome as we belong to their family. The best Porcini risotto and the artichoke balls appetizer is to die for.
Thank you!!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food was very good Calabrian cuisine. The staff and service were very good.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Authentic southern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting. Food and service are excellent as is the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Saturday evening meal was good. Great service. Wine List is strictly Italian.
We had starters (burrata and salad), risotto special and veal marsala and abrogato for dessert with a wonderful rose wine.

Veal sauce seemed a bit salty but food was very tasty. Tables get turned frequently and you should have reservations.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great authentic Italian food in a small local restaurant. Very friendly staff and service. We had a nice experience and wold go there as first choice for local Italian food.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This a great authentic southern Italian restaurant. Service and food have always been great, and we are a fan of the restaurant. The gnocchi is not to be missed and the tartufo is amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Outstanding food and service!
Hands down best Italian restaurant in the area. Home style cooking comfort food. Wild boar sauce over fertuccine it’s amazing. Their wine list is very unique and wine selection is very rare with lots of Italian reds by the glass.
The owner is very nice and treated us like we were part of his family.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Met good friends and family at Delize for casual dinner. All the entrees were of high quality and tasted great.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Quiet and competent Italian cuisine with attentive service. Very good for business lunches, though I understand evenings are apparently a different matter. Challenging parking scene, especially given the nearby construction in San Carlos at the moment (May 2018). Recommend going earlier than noon to secure parking spot. I had de-boned chicken thighs and requested no mashed potatoes but with double portion of broccoli. Everything was done exactly as I expected.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Delizie is our special event restaurant in San Carlos. Interesting menu, pleasant cozy atmosphere, and very attentive staff. Great choices for pasta, with entrees of fish, chicken, veal and lamb. Nice selection of wines including interesting local Italian wines you won't find everywhere. This time I had the farro tomato soup, delicious but surprisingly filling (I had not had it before). Entrees were the veal which was done perfectly. Desserts were delicious, a warm chocolate mousse, and panna cotta. We'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lovely Italian restaurant in San Carlos, halfway between my residence and a friend's SFO hotel. Dishes were well-priced, extremely fresh, unpretentious. Service was attentive but never obtrusive. We both thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend to new or returning diners.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We always enjoy our dinners at Delieze. The staff are warm and friendly. We always leave feeling like we are a part of the family. The menu offers an interesting array of pastas and main courses. This is not your average Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our favorite Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. Anything you get here is wonderful. The owner, Francesco and staff are super nice and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Incredible food and wonderful hospitality and service. What a gem! A little bit of Italy.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We arrived early and they accommodated us. The artichoke appetizer was incredible. We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The most Authentically Italian of all the Italian restaurants in the area. Very relaxing atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff and our meals were all delicious. We came here for a birthday and they poured complimentary Prosecco.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My preferred place in the Peninsula! I love the authenticity of the recipes, the family owned approach, the great and warm welcoming.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Delizie. The staff was perfectly attentive, made good recommendations, explained a few items we were curious about, and gave us privacy while making us feel welcome. The food was delicious as well, very flavorful and comforting without feeling heavy. We greatly enjoyed our time there.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was our first visit here and we loved it. We will definitely be back soon and frequently. Our waiter, Francesco, was very nice and helpful. The calamari appetizer tasted fresh and was lightly breaded perfectly and I loved the balsamic vinaigrette dipping sauce that came with it. I ordered the penne pasta and my husband ordered the ravioli. Both were wonderful and cooked perfectly al dente. All of the wait staff were so accommodating and service was efficient and warm feeling.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great lunch!! Food and service top notch.
Terrific comfort food homestyle, the wild mushroom risotto was to die for and the capouccino mousse is a must.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and daughters and I ate dinner here in. Friday night. Service was slow, but that was OK as it gave us time to talk. I usually judge a restaurant in part by the bread. This was cold baguette sliced thin with pesto. No bueno, they need to bake there own bread. My meal was a tomatoe/lentil soup which was tasty but my veal masala (mushroom) was fabulous. Salads and risotto were good, mussels nd pasta dish was excellent. Loud atmosphere, but I like on a Friday night. Overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Went for my husband’s birthday with another couple. Very small but cozy. Service was very good. Food was good.

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