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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
11:30 PM
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Delizie

4.7
366 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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"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
What 366 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Celebrated a birthday here and we're not disappointed. Food was fresh and flavorful. Service was attentive and very friendly. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My colleagues from Europe generally prefer to avoid European cuisine when they come to the U.S. as they have plenty of great options at home. However, my closest friends from Europe insist that we go here when they are in town; they love it. It's as good if not better than what they have available to them back home.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We went for lunch to celebrate a co--worker's birthday and really liked it! The food was amazing, but the service was exceptional. I didn't get our server's name, but he made it a memorable event. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Wonderful experience and excellent authentic Italian food. All at a reasonable price, which makes this place the best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

From start to finish, this restaurant is perfection. Nothing we ordered missed the mark and the wait staff couldn’t have been more welcoming. Our waiter was knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about their food! To end the perfect night, along with our two desserts and coffee that we ordered, we were brought another dessert for my birthday and limoncello to celebrate with! This place is our new local favorite!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Lovely dinner for a rare date night out. Our waiter was charming and very knowledgeable about the food and wine. I loved that the menu is concise--they don't try to do everything, just a few solid southern Italian dishes. I had a delicious mushroom risotto and my partner went for veal marsala, and both were well done examples of standard dishes.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Wonderful people and great food.
Best pasta ever cooked to perfection, love the strozzaprete house made tube pasta in lamb sauce AMAZING. Service always top notch and wine selections, to pair meal superb and unique. Also had the best baby octopus stew (outside Italy) special of the night for appetizer. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Delizie never fails to deliver a lovely evening meal, or a great lunch.
This was a post-Valentine dinner, and Delizie was the perfect place to have it. Had a new appetizer, the Polpettini di Carciofi, delicious little balls of breaded artichoke and risotto nestled in a bit of marinara sauce. They were fabulous, and serve as a serious rival to my old fav, the cauliflower appetizer.
Both of us had a home-made tube pasta in a sauce with slow-cooked lamb bits. So flavorful and good.
We finished with espresso and the chocolate tartuffo dessert. Good food, wine, ambiance, and wonderful owner and staff.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Love the restaurant. Authentic cuisine in a warm environment

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The food in this visit was average. The calamari was unseasoned and bland. My pasta dish was average not outstanding (compared to the last time). Maybe we hit a off night or chef’s night off. The service was stil excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Cozy and quiet place that serves high quality Italian dishes (No pizza). Limited but very well performed menu. The owner is enjoyable to talk with and very hospitable.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We love Delize. The space is small, but it creates a real intimacy that is reinforced with the great service and the thoughtfully prepared and very fresh take on Italian cuisine. It truly feels like a family run establishment which is refreshing in San Carlos.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a lovely birthday dinner for my daughter on Friday night - our first visit to Delizie. We had the caprese salad as a starter, my daughter had the asparagus tortellini, my wife the spaghetti pomodoro and I had the Pollo Callabrese. All were delicious. Just as the other reviews suggest, the service is very good and very friendly. Francesco was especially welcoming. Looking forward to returning again soon!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food with outstanding service. Our waiter was very helpful in our food selection. He also greeted us at the door, as we had made a reservation using yelp, and he knew my name! It felt very welcoming!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Omg hard to say where to start.
Everything about this place is wonderful,
Food, service and atmosphere are the best in the area. My wife and I had the special ravioli which we both agreed was the best ravioli ever had; and the risotto porcini TERRIFIC.
The owner was very welcoming and the waiters are nice and they all speak in italian which and we love that. The wine list its for the most part italian and the wine selections are great. We’ll be back for sure and bring our whole family.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

First timer in this place. Felt right from stepping in that I would not like it. Fairly small and densely packed with the door opening right into the guest room. So during a January evening expect to feel some cold drafty air passing by your table. with the dense packing no privacy and very noisy. Nothing delicious about the food. The obligatory bread with olive spread was not fresh and a very small serving. As a starter we had the antipasto della casa which was a few slices of salami, mortadella, 3 olives, pickled onions a a small wedge of pecorino. Funny when they serve everything at a count of 3 which makes it easy to share at a table of two. For main my girlfriend had the chicken and I went for the lamb chops. Small servings not particularly well presented and rather at the high end of prices. The chicken was over salted and my lamb chops were 3or 4 bites served with a small lump of mashed potatoes and 2 small pieces of broccoli. They have some ok wines on their lust and we tried the Amarone, but with the poor ambiente and mediocre food we called it an evening after the main and escaped back home.
The setup just feels wrong, the menu is overpriced. So even on a good evening don’t expect to get fair value. there are better choices in the area.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

The Primitivo wine and tagliatelle with wild boar and tomato sauce were a beautiful pair!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Fantastic! Friendly, wonderful service and the food was delicious. Quite the little gem of San Carlos. Would absolutely recommend with top marks.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Delizie was truly delicious! The salad was fresh, the appetizer just right in portion and tastiness, the wine list was affordable with a nice variety of California and Italian selections, and the pasta dishes were well balanced - pasta, sauce and additional ingredients. We really appreciated the excellent service and willingness to accommodate some special requests - all staff were appropriately attentive and friendly. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I like that the restaurant is small and cozy. Server was informed about the wine and helpful in her suggestions.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The staff is incredible and they work very hard to make the experience a memorable one. The food is always delicious!! Highly recommend the burrata to start, mushroom risotto and lemon mascarpone cake for dessert. Fabulous hidden gem in San Carlos!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was amAzing and food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

This was our first visit, and will not be our last! We live in LaQuinta and don't usually travel that far for dinner, but it was suggested by friends and we gave it a try. We were not disappointed by any part of the evening. The ambiance is of a warm Tuscan restaurant. We were greeted as we entered and soon taken to our table. We enjoyed cocktails while we waited for out table mates and appetizers of calamari. The calamari was crisp and well seasoned = delicious. We were not disappointed by our dinner choices either, all four of us enjoyed our entrees. We are not dessert eaters so I cant comment on the dessert. We will soon return!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

The waitstaff at Delizie is always wonderful! The food is amazing and they have a great wine list. My girlfriends and I dined here together and had a great meal. The waitstaff gave us glasses of moscato on the house at the finish of our meal. Highly recommend this restaurant for any dinner occasion. Reservations are good because they are a smaller restaurant. It’s cozy too!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing as always. Tried their eggplant parmiggiana special and it was absolutely fantastic, not grease and not oily as well.
Also had their night special swordfish carpaccio which was very delicate and tasty.
My fiance had porcini risotto and from her face I could say that was extremely happy with it. We’ll be back and recommend to friends :)))

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great and the service was good as well. Until the waiter asked us to leave because he needed our table for a party of 10 that showed up without reservations. We weren't very happy about that. You never ask a well paying customer to leave. Not sure If I will go back there or recommend it to any of my friends.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

What a delightful surprise! I was amazed to learn the restaurant has been there over 5 years - had not noticed it before. We had an excellent, un-rushed lunch with great service. Rolando was knowledgeable, attentive, and personable. We asked for recommendations for pairing Italian wines we did not know with our food and he did a really good job, even offering tastes without being asked. My husband's risotto, an ample serving for lunch, had him wishing he had ordered a larger portion. My linguine with fresh clams was EXCELLENT- homemade pasta, quite a few tender little clams and, as requested, made on the spicy side. And if you ever enjoy panna cotta, be sure to try it Here- really fresh and light and delicious. Thumbs up all around. We will return for lunch and dinner and bring friends next time.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

The waitress was excellent also the restauran manager made us feel very comfortable. Food was good could be fresher but we ate well.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We went to Delizie for a double date on Saturday night. We were able to get a reservation and modify easily (thanks Open Table). Our server started out very helpful, but as the evening went on, it was like she got distracted. She brought us our dessert menu and then vanished. 15 minutes later someone noticed we were still sitting there with them and apologized and took the order. We got our desserts and then literally had to flag her down long after we had finished. The place was not that busy at this point, I do believe she was focused on something else outside of her work. The food was good and came quickly and hot, overall it was good, but our experience with our service made it less than awesome.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

One of our favorites of the many Italian restaurants there seem to be in San Carlos and Belmont. Had the gnocchi de mar and it was fabulous! Loved the artichoke appetizer as well as the burrata & speck. Was very bummed that they did not offer their eggplant appetizer as it used to be a our go-to and a differentiator from the other restaurants. But it has been a year since I've been here so the menu may have changed months ago... Desserts were also good. This was a friends night out and we lingered a long time and they were fine with that. No rush. Also good place for date night. Quieter than the other restaurants and very cozy decor. We'll be back!

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