Pazzo

3.9
48 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic

For homemade pasta and wood fired pizza made to order, visit Pazzo in San Carlos, California. Guests can enjoy custom pizzas cooked to order as well as the Italian inspired fare available in starter or entr�e portions. Unique pizzas are topped with such items as Gulf prawns, baby clams, potatoes, mascarpone, eggplant, pecorino and more.

For alternative dishes at Pazzo, try the cavatelli pork ragu, the prawn linguine, ricotta gnocchi, house made bread, crispy cauliflower, shrimp and grits, meatballs al forno and the oven wood roasted seabass with bacon. Pazzo offers a simple menu full of gourmet items made with fresh ingredients daily and made to order to each customer�s specifications.

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vipHeartinSFCA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot. The service was very attentive and responsive and the food was great. The kabobs are really good and wine pairing was perfect. Definitely returning again and again.

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viplovesfca
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Rumi, and have been going there for a while now. But things just got even better. Rumi managed to hire our favorite waiter of all time, Michael (we knew him when he worked at Town). Some waiter's and waitresses just stick out amongst the rest, and that's Michael. So we will visit Rumi more now, and definitely ask for Michael's section. He has the ability to be there at the right time, is helpful when needed, but never pushy or in your face.

Our favorites here are the beef skewers on top of the pearl cous cous - but have had everything from the lamb, gnocchi, pasta and steak. Everything has been cooked to perfection and tastes great. I've introduced many new friends to Rumi, who now find it a favorite as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Rumi was just perfect for a nice, quite birthday dinner for my husband. The food was just outstanding and service was great. The staff recommended a red wine my husband really enjoyed and also came through on my request for a birthday desert (their bread pudding which was phenomenal and just hit the spot)!!! They also have wine tasting every so often, so thats exciting.

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SFGiantsChickie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on the Peninsula.

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billtank
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2012
Overall4food5service5ambience4

would go back anytime-love the food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four adults agrees on Rumi's. We don't agree on much like most families but we all like Rumi's and we come here often. They also have Ed's Red wine. I have never seen it anywhere else and our family has one beer drinker, one cocktail drinker, one red wine drinker and one white wine drinker, but we all like Ed's Red. They have a vegetarian dish of five different vegetarian sides that I really like. Their Tandoori oven makes wonderful flatbread appetizers.

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ColeK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We always enjoy coming to this restaurant!

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tots
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cute small little place on Laurel. I've been here several times and the food has always been good.

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vipMelita
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2011
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice neighboorhood restaraunt.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rumi is a diamond in the rough!! I would recommend Rumi for anyone who really likes to taste their food - food that is not over cooked, over slated and seasoned, pure tasting and in a wide vaiety of choices. They have tapas like sizes so you can taste a few different plates as well as dinner options. All are wonderful.

I highly recommend Rumi for dates, friends meet ups. It's not pretentious or snotty, very well put together and great ambiance.

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vipFanOfJoya
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rumi is by far our favorite restaurant on the Peninsula. Food is awesome and tasty. Menu changes frequently. Our favorite waitress is lovely, entertaining, etc. a true hostess. The prices reasonable. I highly recommend this place. And.... parking is easy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food. Service can be slow or "spotty" at times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2010
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was a bit disappointed with our meal the last time we visited this restaurant. I felt bad esp. for my cousin, who was not happy with her dish. I suggested this place as we really enjoyed our first visit. Not sure if we'll be returning to this restaurantas I didn't think the food we had at the time was worth the cost.

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vipDaveyKnows
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2010
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the Rumi salad with the pepper prawns and it was surprisingly very good with flavors different from every day. A very pleasant service. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return when I am in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2010
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service was good, but the food wasn't as good as I had remembered when I went for lunch two years ago. Portions were HUGE.

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vipJimF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2009
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Our favorite restaurant in San Carlos.

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vipPippa
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2009
Overall3food3service2ambience4

went there for lunch with a group, we seem to be the only ones, and yet our lunch took 30 minutes and still was not served at the same time. I did like the food, but they need to do something about the service, food 4 stars service 1 star and ambiance 31/2.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2009
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We've eaten here 3 times. My overall impression is that the food is good but the whole experience has been ruined by extremely poor service. We last dined here on Valentines day and received cold food and indifferent service. Don't plan to return.

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vipSinecure
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2008
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If Rumi were at the other end of Laurel street, it would be packed every night. The food and service are exceptional. I first tried this place because it offered a 1000 point reservation - I went back at least three times in the following two weeks. Despite being a grown-up restaurant, my kids really like it - even the one who is a picky eater.

Venture down south of Brittan to discover this gem. You'll be glad you made the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2008
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The best restaurant in San Carlos. The seasonal menu is filled with very fresh offerings - I see the chef at the local farmer's market often. The staff, chef and owner are all friendly and eager to please. Modest but well selected wine list of local and exotic wines. Intimate and upscale ambience, especially nice on a cold autumn day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2008
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unique restaurant with a very interesting menu that is always enjoyable.

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Brent
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2008
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. Not a ton of variety on the menu, but definitely enough!

Recommended to try if you are near San Carlos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2008
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was appallingly slow. Food was good but there were major gaps between courses when the entire tables had long finished the prior course and was sitting awkwardly. The meal for 5 took well over 2 hours. Obviously, we didn't go there looking for a quick meal but 2.5 hours was way too long.

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vipFanOfJoya
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2008
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative, flavorful cuisine. Great staff. A pleasure to go there!

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vipLucy7083
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2008
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm atmosphere. The food was very tasty. Mediterranean with a mid east bend. I had the skewer combination and the meat was tender and savoy. The flatbread and three dips were good. My daughter raved about the halibut with banana chips. Dress is casual.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2008
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a great place to go have dinner or lunch before you go pick someone up at the airport. An unusual menu, great service

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vipWillG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2008
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have never been to this restaurant before. In fact, we had no idea it even existed. The only reason we went there was because we found it on opentable.

Overall, the food was good and the service was ok.

It is a small place, but good for the area.

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viplivetoeat
San Francisco
188 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2008
Overall3food4service3ambience2

wonderful food...we'll be back.

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vipFishFood
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2008
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been meaning to go to Rumi since it opened and I wish we had gone sooner because it's the best restaurant we've been to in quite a while. The place is lovely - very nice decor and very clean. The food was spectacular! We had appetizers, salad, main course (Mahi mahi for me - wonderful crust and not overcooked or dry) and dessert (Mocha panna cotta was great) and every one of us loved everything we had picked. The portions were good sized and it was all cooked perfectly. Different flavors and combinations of flavors but it all worked perfectly together. We loved it so much we'll be going back in less than a week for a special birthday party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2008
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious AND interesting, the staff was attentive and no one blinked at our two little boys.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2008
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food- esp. the bread and dip to start things off. Wonderful atmosphere and service- we'll back soon!

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MelindaP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2008
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I really liked the decor and ambiance, and they have great tea!

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vipluv2dine2
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2008
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited menu but what they have is very good, a nice touch is the little appetizer they give when first seated. Very friendly and I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2008
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Too pricey. The food was good, but the prices and the food didn't match. The rest. is very nice, very comfortable and pretty. Our server was terrific. It's a neighborhood rest, actually a little off the beaten path. We probably will not go back.

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vipLawrence
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2008
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, was a great discovery. Interior very nicely done, service very friendly yet not intrusive, atmosphere was nice, quiet, food was excellent. Creative combinations of natural flavors, fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor, each dish was delightful. The 3 course prix fixe menu matched with 3 wine tastings was a great deal. The halibut was cooked to perfection, not overdone, like so many places.
This is a neighborhood gem that has not been discovered.

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vipjgmjic
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2008
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely restaurant, quite upscale for the location, which is about six blocks away from the main restaurant area on San Carlos. Wine-bar style presentation of wines (half glass, full glass, half carafe, etc.) and better than average food quality and presentation.

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viphmbfoodie411
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2008
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific restaurant. A true neighborhood find!

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vipDWood
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2008
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The ingredients were high quality but underseasoned. We both felt that it was way overpriced for what it was. I did very much like that they offered wine pours in 2 different sizes so you can try different wines but I am not sure I will come back.

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vipToni
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2008
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They need air conditioning It was really warm in the restaurant but not hot outside.

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vipFrank
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2008
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visited Rumi on a Tuesday night and liked it so much went back on Sunday night with 3 others for a special occasion dinner.

FAQs

Pazzo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 593-8500.

Pazzo is rated 3.9 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.