PRANZI

4.4
322 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service,Great Food ,Friendly Staff. We sat inside by the fire place & we had lovely meal. They brought us homemade focaccia bread with basil & mint butter. I ordered chilean seabass which was so tasty and flavorful !!it was perfect amount. My friend got the fillet mignon . He said great too. Finish special dessert with golden raisins Bread pudding with vanilla gelato .we all love this . Definitely my team come back again . Thank you G and Alejandra.

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c
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and great service!!
There was a loud large party there the night we were there which was annoying but no fault of the restaurant. We will definitely go again!!

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SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was friendly but slow. Failed to get drinks until after appetizers were done and had to remind them. Overall, service was lacking, food was good but nothing fantastic. Special appetizer was a bruschetta with buratta cheese for $14.99 for just three small pieces to share! Should have at least four-five pieces. Too many other options than to return here

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Mother’s Day brunch was terrible. The waiter was rude and not attentive. We waited 30 min for our food and it came out cold! My moms dish was also wrong when it finally came out. Waiter didn’t apologize and just said they would figure it out! I would not recommended this place at all. We let the manager know and all he said was I know the food came out late and sorry. No compensation and not apologetic. Terrible start to Mother’s Day!

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DT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, our go-to spot for a lovely dinner. Excellent serve, outstanding food and perfect ambiance.

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GF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Food was delicious. Service was very attentive. Would definitely come back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great food, we had skirt steak and demi-glace and pork chop. All very well prepared and very yummy. Nice fresh veggies on the side. The salads were also really well done and large which is nice. Overall very pleased and will be going back. Note: I am very, very conservative in my star ratings.

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L
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience at Pranzi is always a positive one. The food is quite flavorful. I had the salmon over spinach salad and the salmon was cooked perfectly....not grossly undercooked like some restaurants prepare it. The wait staff was super attentive. One of my favorite restaurants in downtown San Carlos.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my sister's b-day, we bought wine and brought our own. The cork fee is $25/bottle and $2.50 per person if you bring your own cake. I thought pretty steep. Overall good experience

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TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had early so it wasn’t noisy. Good atmosphere and great service. The food was little off. Pears on a salad were not ripe and fish a little mushy but it was still a nice meal. Great glass of Pinot noir

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w
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favorites! Amazing food and amazing service! Love this place !!

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DT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing dinner at Pranzi!! Food was delicious, ambiance on Sunday night was quiet and cozy, our waiter Hanak (?) was professional, attentive and took great care of us. Wish I lived closer to this restaurant, I would go all the time. Will definitely come back when I'm back in the South Bay.

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BV
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat. Always zero hassle with little wait time

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l
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The waiter was distracted and forgot to bring us our bread and salad. Although I like the place, my wife refuses to go back.
I’m a red wine lover, I like that they serve it at the proper temperature, 57-58 degrees. That’s what draws me to this place.

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SP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cute restaurant, we were seated at a small table in the middle of the restaurant. The appetizer of polenta was fabulous! Next was Caesar salad, my plate had several pieces of brown lettuce, for the price these should have been removed before serving. My partner had lentil soup which he enjoyed. We shared the sole which was over salted and hard to cut at the edges - overcooked? The vegetables were good as was the coffee after. Nice place but for the prices they charge I can go elsewhere and be better satisfied.

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T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I had never been to Pranzi before, but it it is next door to a restaurant I patronize frequently.
I thought I would give it a try. The menu is very nice, and they had specials. My friend and I ordered one of the specials for an appetizer, a burrata bruschetta, which was delicious. The bread was toasted and crisp,
and the toppings were wonderful. I ordered a steak and mushroom risotto off the regular menu, and I loved it. It was the most flavorful risotto I have ever had. My friend said her chicken marsala was good, but she did not rave about it. The wine list was small, but we both enjoyed our wines by the glass. The service was a bit slow though there was not many people there, and when the bill came we gave them two credit cards to split the meal evenly. They completely messed it up putting the entire bill on my card, and then had to void one of the charges on my card and charge her card. I was a bit puzzled how that could happen, but as I said, the service was not as good as the food was.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service. The waiter and staff were especially attentive to my daughter’s needs since she was in a wheelchair. We have been to Pranzi’s before and surely will return again. Then food is exceptionally good also. Thank you.

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L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great food and great service.
Enjoyed it very much and will definitely returning.
Thank you Pranzi....

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CK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Pranzi and my tennis friends often go there to celebrate birthdays. There are always between 8 to 12 ladies and we are always treated like royalty.

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SF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved this little gem of a place, and will definitely return. Being a Monday AND a holiday, it was very quiet at lunchtime, so there wasn’t much atmosphere, but the decor is great, the service is friendly and the food and wine list are very good. We didn’t order dessert, but were served a generous and complimentary portion of tiramisu, which was a very nice touch! Will definitely go back for dinner when I expect there’s more of a buzz, which was the only thing missing when my friends and I were there.

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AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant
Delicious food amazing mixed drinks service excellent and atmosphere great
Sat next to the fireplace which kept me warm and comfortable ❤️

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a date night. Good food, decent wine selection. Would go back.

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M
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and enjoyed dining there!!! We woukd gi again - busy place!!

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre and very bland; service was slow and dirty dishes from other tables were left unbussed. Will not be returning...

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EL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoys the food and the service from an excellent staff. One of our neighborhood favorites.

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FT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went with another couple, had great food, wonderful service. It is a little loud, but the tables are not pressed to close to one another.

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DL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Pranzi. Was celebrating a birthday. We all enjoyed the restaurant. Even brought a desert for the person celebrating there birthday. Would recommend.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern Italian restaurant, great pasta and atmosphere.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our recent favorite. Great food, nice service, nice restaurant.

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in San Carlos BY FAR. I’ve lived here more than 20 years and this is the best quality and tasting food there is on Laurel.

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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good all around.

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R
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always consistent, excellently prepared dishes. Very good at accommodating special requests. One of my favorite places to dine.

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G
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good neighborhood Italian food. The polenta with mushrooms appetizer got rave reviews. Veal scaloppine was just OK but all the pastas got good marks. Service was a little bit slow, but it was a busy night, so understandable. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Wine list was short, pretty good & fairly priced. I plan to return.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Too loud, could barely hear conversations

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service. Love it there!

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J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

My family & I enjoyed our meal. It is always fun to find a restaurant with pasta nero.
I hope we will get to return.

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EP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the second time we have eaten at Pranzi. The food is very tasty and well prepared. The menu is not overly extensive but has something for everyone at a respectable price. The restaurant is very clean and comfortable. We will definitely continue to return to Pranzi.

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RS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and plentiful. Server was attentive and friendly. We will go back soon.

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PS
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious except my dinner was served cold. Service was not so good. She interrupted our conversation frequently, like mid-sentence.

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M
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant ALWAYS gets it right! They offer a well thought out menu.

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