PRANZI

4.6
441 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
PRANZI is a Modern Northern Italian Restaurant located in downtown San Carlos, California. Featuring House made pastas, fresh baked bread and specialty dishes from both Northern Italian. We offer a full bar with artisan cocktails and a thoughtful California and Italian wine list. Our service is warm and friendly and we look forward to hosting your next meal.

Support PRANZI during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 441 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnnie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 65th birthday!

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vipjungwirth
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pranzi has made a beautiful and heated outdoor dining area. We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. Our server Heather is the best, my husband and I split the beet salad, nice light dressing. I had the risotto of the day which was great, nice large prawns and my husband had the salmon, excellent, side veggies cooked perfectly and ended up sharing creme brûlé, all very good. But, for us eating out is more than just the food, we love seeing Heather and catching up a bit and Gokhan, the co owner came around often and gave us a very warm feeling. Thank you for a delicious and fun night

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vipLulu21
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab lobster ravioli were delicious. The servers were so helpful and sweet. Pranzi is a gem in San Carlos.

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vipNelson
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Staff is rude, food is yummy
The will not respect the time of your reservation. When we arrived we were told that we would have to wait 10-15 minutes to be seated.
I asked if they don’t follow the reservations and the guy told me that the fact that you have a reservation does not mean that your table will be ready when you arrive.
I never heard that before
If you are okay waiting even if you have a reservation, the food is yummy.

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vipfoodgirl51
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Good and service always good👍

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vipLarryE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed outdoor dining due to Covid restrictions. Their outdoor seating is done very well such that each table had its own heater so we could adjust to our needs.

The server was excellent and very attentive. She was very respectful of Covid and maintained a safe social distance even as she was taking our order and serving us.

It was a very nice dinner overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Allowed me to make reservation yet they were closed.

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vipOnTopOfIt
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

One of Our 'used to be' Favorites, however WE have NOT been here for Over a year and decided to try for Lunch. The Service was kind but NOT knowledgeable and ESL... Pastas & Italian Chopped Salad were enjoyable along with the Foccacia Bread. We will return if we desire Lunch since the Menu offers Interesting Selections.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Pranzi delivers great food and good service. We had an enjoyable evening meal.

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Richardgear
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great COVID care. They even had little bags to put masks into while dining. Nearby tables appropriate distance away. Moved us all quickly when the rain started. Food good, not great. Steak had good flavor, but was a bit tough. Would give them a second try.

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JayB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining, staff response and COVID sensitive. Atmosphere is definitely a plus with outdoor dining.

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vipKristiina
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent excellent food...great atmosphere...wonderful service...never disappoints you always awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a dessert foe my boss everything was delicious

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vipKristiina
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...awesome service...great place in all aspects!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal very attentive service .

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and meal

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vipLynn
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute new favorite! Great food, great value and service! The salmon dish is amazing!

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vipPamA
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining on a cool November evening was actually warm and pleasant under the heating lamps. The decor is delightful and the service was excellent. Food is always very good, too ! Can't wait to go back.

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Gary
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good local restaurant. Great service food was fresh and very delicious .

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vipbolgerjohn
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good menu variety. large portions. well-prepared. very good service. pleasant, heated outside dining on semi-busy sidewalk of town's main street. decent wine list with $20 corkage. will repeat.

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vipcookie2monster
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as usual. Pear with prosciutto and burrata appetizer was super as was the fish special and the Rosina al Cioccolato dessert.

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DebiB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super nice and helpful. The outdoor tent was wonderful and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was great! Thank you!

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Gurman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food. Tasty simple yet flavorful dishes made with simple fresh ingredients. Knowledgeable waiter with excellent recommendations for food and wine pairings, great service. Nice outdoor seating, cozy and private. Overall excellent experience and great value!

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RWCGal
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We sat inside and the décor is very nice! Center communal table had a huge fall arrangement. Seating was safely every other table. Wine selection is nice. The beef tenderloin risotto which was good. The snapper was good. The ceviche was disappointing as it had no flavor at all. Service was very attentive. Pranzi may need to be a little more creative in their specials to stand out from the other Italian places on Laurel St. to get returning customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our outdoor meal here . Sevice was attentive and we felt very safe and taken care of . Osso Bucco is best

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fun and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for lunch for business meeting . Waitress was very attentive and food always delicious.. definitely come back .

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ToledoL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance for social distancing. The server appeared to be a little inexperienced so we had to ask for things rather than her asking, but that maybe the new style of service in a COVID era. Had a very nice business lunch and we were all pleased with the restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe eating here with covid protocols. Food was great service was great . Definetly come back

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vipJanetteR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service and a pleasant outdoor setting.

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vipMasouda
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food. We ordered Calamari and the shrimp as app’s both delicious. Then got 2 salads both were okay. We could have skipped them. Shared a wagyu spaghetti-delicious a little oily but still good. Will definitely be back!

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vipeispy30
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in San Carlos. I loved sitting under the trellis outside under twinkling white lights. The food was excellent - buratta bruschetta, mushroom tagliatelle, shrimp and crab ravioli special and a chocolate mousse for dessert. Wine list was good with fair prices I thought. Service was very accommodating and we felt very safe eating there. I liked the extra touch of individual little paper bags to place your face mask for safe keeping while eating.

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Jules
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Carpaccio, fried artichoke appetizers - delicious. The Osso Bucco with saffron risotto was delightful - can’t wait to go get it again. I’ll definitely be back!

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JojieG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

keep it up and make the pattio open because of the pandemic.

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brandiG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

cocktails not great... service was good and good sanitization

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DariaG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was so so. Will not come back. And will not recommend

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GenevieveB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was great! The setup was made to make the costumers feel safe and relaxed. It was a great night!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pranzi is a 5 STAR restaurant in every category! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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JohnT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy our dinner and service! Other than the street noise at the early part of dinner it was a good experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from PRANZI using the Order Online button. PRANZI also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. PRANZI also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 453-3768.

PRANZI is rated 4.6 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.

PRANZI does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pranzisc.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.