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Pazzo

3.8
51 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 593-8500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Rumi's cozy dining room offers an excellent venue for special events or corporate meetings and our Chef will work with you and your budget to provide a unique dining experience using local and sustainably raised foods.
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Private party contact
Manager: (650) 593-8500
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Catering
Rumi Restaurant is committed to using local and sustainably raised foods. Our menu changes often to reflect seasonality of ingredients. Catering menus will be customized for your event with the help of our Chef and Manager.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brittan Aveue
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Parking details
Plenty of convenient curb-side parking.
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Public transit
Convenient to San Carlos CalTrain station (599 El Camino Real) and SamTrans bus station (corner Of El Camino Real and Brittan Avenue.
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Special events & promotions
Join Us For Our Monthly Wine Tastings including Complimentary Appetizers
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
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4.0Dined on October 5, 2012

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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5.0Dined on September 21, 2012

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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5.0Dined on August 23, 2012

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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5.0Dined on August 23, 2012

One of my favorite restaurants on the Peninsula.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2012

would go back anytime-love the food

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2012

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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5.0Dined on January 10, 2012

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

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2011

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

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2011

Very nice neighboorhood restaraunt.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2011

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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5.0Dined on February 26, 2011

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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4.0Dined on February 18, 2011

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

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2010

We are regulars and this place is always satisfying. Menu doesn't change too much, but the small plates give a nice taste without having to commit to a large portion.

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2.0Dined on August 23, 2010

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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4.0Dined on July 7, 2010

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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4.0Dined on June 14, 2010

A neighborhood favorite where we will return again and again.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2010

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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5.0Dined on August 26, 2009

Always a treat! Our favorite restaurant in San Carlos.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2009

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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2.0Dined on February 14, 2009

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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5.0Dined on November 17, 2008

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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4.0Dined on November 1, 2008

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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3.0Dined on October 11, 2008

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

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2008

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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2.0Dined on September 10, 2008

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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5.0Dined on September 9, 2008

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

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2008

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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4.0Dined on August 13, 2008

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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4.0Dined on August 6, 2008

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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3.0Dined on August 6, 2008

wonderful food...we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2008

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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5.0Dined on August 1, 2008

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

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2008

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

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2008

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

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2008

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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3.0Dined on July 30, 2008

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2008

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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3.0Dined on July 25, 2008

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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4.0Dined on July 19, 2008

Terrific restaurant. A true neighborhood find!

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2008

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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