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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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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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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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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
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipHeartinSFCA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

viplovesfca (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

SFGiantsChickie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 2012

One of my favorite restaurants on the Peninsula.

billtank (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2012

would go back anytime-love the food

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2012

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

tots (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2011

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

vipMelita (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 30, 2011

Very nice neighboorhood restaraunt.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipFanOfJoya (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2011

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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.

vipDaveyKnows (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2010

A neighborhood favorite where we will return again and again.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipJimF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2009

Always a treat! Our favorite restaurant in San Carlos.

vipPippa (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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.