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For 2
Fri, 2/23
11:00 PM
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1078 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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Piacere’s cuisine reflects a commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients, Using locally grown produce, premium meats, and the finest poultry and seafood, our Michelin star Chef Torsten Schulz creates unique, accessible dishes with simple, timeless appeal. From small bites in the lounge to a decadent dinner, an outdoor lunch, weekend brunch or an evening with friends, Piacere invites guests to share a modern-elegant, delicious experience! A Peninsula favorite!
Piacere has six Banquet-private Rooms.Ranges from 4 guests to 200 sit down 400 Guests for Reception and Social Events.
Piacere does Casual to Executive Catering . Please E mail -
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary Italian, Californian, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(650) 592-3536
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Torsten Schulz
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Let our Chef make your event special!
Full service catering from small intimate parties to large scale receptions in private homes, corporate settings, or other party venues.
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Cross street
Cherry Street
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Parking details
Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos. Parking Direction: Heading El Camino South -one Block south of San Carlos Ave make a right on Cherry Street Public Parking LOT . Also across the stree on Elcamino North Side Public Parking LOTStreet parking and two public lots within a 1/2 block radius. CalTrain is within walking distance as well!
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Public transit
San Carlos CalTrain Station on El Camino 1 block away. SamTrans stop 2 blocks over at El Camino and San Carlos Ave.
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Join us for live music Thursday-Saturday nights starting at 8 PM.
Family Night is Every Sunday from 5 pm to 7 pm. Call for details
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Special events & promotions
Piacere is a local favorite for culinary events. Wine pairings, customized cocktails, Holiday events, football season bar specials, social gatherings and more. Piacere has been featured many time in the local press with our annual Farmer's Market family-style dinners (May-Sept.), and our winter wild game family style meals during the winter months.
Learn more by liking us on Facebook and by visiting our website's special events page:

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Private Dining

With five private dining rooms Piacere is a Peninsula favorite for corporate & social events. Custom menus, award-winning wine list, wi-fi, screens, projectors & AV equipment. Full-service event planning to make your meeting or special occasion memorable. FULL CATERING OFF SITE AVAILABLE

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Happy Hour Special!

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at Piacere seven days a week. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family!

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 31, 2017

Ends: April 30, 2018

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 1:30PM - 3:30PM

What 1078 People Are Saying
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vipChippy23 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The last time we dined here was 10/2010. Decided on lunch and was surprised they don't do a regular lunch on a Saturday. The waiter was very accommodating and checked with the kitchen staff to see what pasta dishes they can come up with. We shared a Margherita pizza and a Rigatoni Pasta Forno. Both were very good, especially the rigatoni dish. It stays hot until we polished it. We had a great time here!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Had to move from a table near a wall shared with an exercise studio to one that was too big and had an unstable top. Why is it so hard for restaurants to get this right. It's the basics for a nice restaurant: stable tables that are the right size. The food is wonderful. I wish I could say the same for the infrastructure. A few hours of attention to this would make it a great restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentines Day. The restaurant added tables to accommodate more people on Valentine’s Day as such the seating was very crowded. The croutons on my caesar salad was soft. I complained and was told that it wasn’t his area. I had linguine clams lobster for a main course which should have been good but was pretty much tasteless. The service was poor. I had to waive down someone (not our waiter) to order a second glass of wine for my wife. The best part of the meal ( beside the company—my wife)was the dessert. I had a chocolate mousse which was very tasty. On the plus side I asked to have the starter without goat cheese which they readily accommodated. Also I asked if they could remove the onions from the main course which they also accommodated.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Noisy, bad service expensive

NoOrdinaryJoe (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Tony, the owner, is a gem. We had a terrific business lunch facing the street, but indoors - awesome natural light.
The food was delicious and we were treated very well by the staff.

vipLinda (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First time I've been here. Great food, very tasty and good portion size. The server was good not great, I'm guessing he is new to the restaurant business. He never come by to pour the wine. There was a mom at the bar and she lets her kids run wild around our table and it was getting very irritating. One of the waiters finally noticed they kept bumping into our table and asked them to settling down. Mom however ignored them as she enjoyed her cocktails. (not good) Overall, I would go back again and would recommend it to friends.

DreA (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Went for a co-worker birthday party, table of 5, lunchtime. The restaurant was empty and the service was still horrible. No one came to the table for 15mins to take our drink order. The waitress just sat there completing her side work. She didn't check in during the meal. Food mediocre, salad flooded with dressing, other complained about how fishy the shrimp was. We had to flag down someone else for dessert menus. Had to get up to find the waitress to get our bill. Nothing special for the birthday person. I have been in the hospitality industry for a long time and waited many a tables, I never do review comments, this was a horrible dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience and good food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I asked for bread twice and I never got the bread :(

vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Our friends enjoyed the calamari so much so we ordered another plate. Personally I preferred the mussel appetizer on the skillet. I enjoyed my clam linguini although my friend’s husband said it was a little bland. That was true, the sauce was not the creamy sauce but more a soupy broth but the clams were fresh and plentiful. My husband’s salmon and good with the lentils. We asked for butter with our friend and our server brought it promptly. The noise from the paint nite event in the back of the restaurant was distracting at times because we could hear the instructor talking on the mic. The white roses from the flower arrangement at our round table for 6 had wilted but the white centerpiece still presented a nice setup. Parking in San Carlos is always an issue but we all managed to find street parking eventually.