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888 Ristorante Italiano, San Carlos, CA

888 Ristorante Italiano

4.8
4.8
577 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you’ve ever enjoyed the 888 dining experience, you know it’s not like your average Bay Area Italian restaurant. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Carlos, 888 Ristorante Italiano brings authentic flavors of Italy to Laurel Street. 888 was created from a passion for Italian cuisine that’s deep-rooted in the Maddalena family. Owner Vince Maddalena and Chef Raul learned their craft through growing up in the restaurant industry. Specifically, Maddalena’s, owned by Vince’s dad for over 30 years in Palo Alto. When Vince’s dad closed shop, Vince knew he wanted to continue sharing his passion for food with the public. And so 888 was born! When it comes to cooking, we never take shortcuts. Almost all of our menu is made in-house and we keep things fresh by changing our dishes as seasons come and go. Enjoy our intimate dining experience with a significant other, family and friends or just let us know if you have a large group and we would be happy to accommodate. Your host, Vincenzo Maddalena, would like to welcome you to his restaurant for a unique dining experience of authentic Italian cuisine. Buon Appetito!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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What 577 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Service

  • Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Peninsula

    Italian

577 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice experience. Food exceptionally well done. They deliver here. They care about the details and staff and product were very good.

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  2. BonnieM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were amazing. The calamari was so good. Gnocchi was to die for. We had that for an appetizer for 4 people. It was perfect.

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  3. Steve

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside near street. Beautiful day, cozy and fun

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there with 2 others for a business lunch. Service was prompt but not pushy and available when required. The food was done perfectly and enjoyed every bite. My business associates were very pleased with the quality of service and the food. We will be back!

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  5. Gman

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and fantastic food. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommend.

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  6. SvetlanaK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal. We came at opening and got a window table. Water appeared soon, as well as delicious bread with olive oil and balsamic. We had truffle fettuccine, caprese and roasted Brussels sprouts. Chianti was great too. Place is clean and airy with kitchen hidden away so you don’t feel like you are in the canteen, like Vivace for example. I also appreciated change of utensils between courses- such rare touch these days. We will be back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    888 is a small, intimate restaurant where you feel like you’re in someone’s home. You are greeted warmly when you walk in and the service continues to be friendly and efficient. There is something for everyone on the menu—pasta, veal, chicken, fish and specials. Everything we’ve tried has been delicious. My husband and our friend enjoyed the lamb chop special last night. I love the veal piccata. If you are looking for excellent Italian food, try 888. You won’t be disappointed.

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  8. Mary

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply stated, this establishment knows how to deliver!! The menu selection has many fresh home-made items that are truly well thought out and quite delicious. If they have Petrale Sole on the menu the day you go, order it as it is delicately prepared. I tried their Rib Eye and it was well seasoned and prepared.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    tasty neighborhood restaurant with good service & quality menu choices

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  10. Mary

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    888 Ristorante Italiano is a first rate dining experience. The menu items are fresh, homemade and so satisfying.

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FAQs

888 Ristorante Italiano does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

888 Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 888 Ristorante Italiano

888 Laurel Street, #3951, San Carlos, CA 94070

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    San Carlos
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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