Spasso

4.7
1095 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Spasso features Italian, Mediterranean cuisine and Tapas. Spasso has been a new favorite neighborhood destination located in San Carlos on Laurel Street. Spasso features an extensive Napa Valley and Italian wine selection, and a full bar with specialized cocktails are available. Our waitstaff are consistently friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. And, the atmosphere is lively and exciting.
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NancyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, many choices and a very attentive helpful server. Like this place so much I intend to return next week!!

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vipCarrieA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location!!!! I love the chicken wrapped in pancetta with a balsamic reduction and the mushroom bruschetta is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!

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Loniecat
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food for Easter dinner- everyone was very happy.

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vipBuongiorno47
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good outdoor spot!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. Enjoyed the ambiance and service.

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FranciscoL
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the seafood linguini w/ prawns, scallops, mussels, rock shrimp, manila clams, fish in a SPICY marinara sauce. My wife enjoys spicy foods but it was too spicy for her.

I ordered the walnut crusted pork chop with sweet potatoes, and spinach. It was juicy and full of flavor.

The rest of the family had the salmon and the teriyaki skirt steak. They said the steak very tender and the salmon was grilled perfectlit

The table service was awesome. The staff were friendly. Thank you Spasso's for a great dining experience!

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vipjar321
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty! Service was outstanding! They even made substitution for an item my wife was allergic to. New fish was fantastic! Only minor issue, no recognition of birthday celebration by staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love going to Spasso

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vipLindaB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good - not great. Service was excellent. Fortunately they were very busy and we still had great service.
Our table was out in the middle of the room. Would have preferred something against the wall but still enjoyed being out.
Overall a nice experience.

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vipKenNorthBeachFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine and service in a pleasant, outdoor environment. We always look forward to great Italian meals at this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! Beautiful restaurant with amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant is not following the social distance protocol on Valentine’s Day. Very crowded and overbooked.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spasso’s food and service was nothing short of perfect! Very tasty drinks, great food and quality, and more importantly excellent service. I will be definitely back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is great. Good service. Just need to ask for a bigger table if you’re dinning in two or more. Plates are kinda big for one small table for two.

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vipLindaA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spasso’s is always good. We went to dinner early, so the service was exceptional. Generous portions. Happy to support outside dining during this pandemic. So glad they are open again.

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vipPaulM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipFrench1977
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Carpaccio was delicious

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JB1968
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outdoor dining can present problems, but we had a great propane heater next to us, we were very comfortable. The food was great, as always. Only complaint would be that the server brought the entrees too soon after serving the salads. Would have wanted to wait a little longer for them, but it was very busy, so they probably wanted to keep things moving. I will always choose Spasso when I get to choose a restaurant in San Carlos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food to go at it’s best!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lunch ...

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vipKenneth127
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation for 6:30. Apparently seating was not reserved for us and was given to walk-ins before our arrival. Spasso needs to correct their system.

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MichaelS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good job for being under covid restrictions. Good food, drinks, service and atmosphere.

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vipJennifer
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Pork chop exceeded expectations and the patio was nice and warm. Service, however was pretty bad. We had to wait and eventually request for our order to be taken the appetizers came out with food (by that time we didn't even want them) and we had to ask for the check.

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vipKristiina
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Been going here for years...Food was outstanding but the service with the tables being outside due to Covid was horrible...waiting endlessly for a table in spite of having reservations...waiting 20+ minutes for drinks.....disappointing you come to patronize a neighborhood restaurant but the service was horrid...

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Michelle
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ever disappoints! Covid protocol in every single way!

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vipLisaB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Everything was perfect except my appetizer was delivered with my entree. Is it too much to ask to get the appetizer delivered first allowing time to finish it before the entree is served?

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RonSC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. The portions seemed to be greater than previous visits. Dined outside and felt safe. With the lights and tables under a canopy it was reminiscent of dinning in Europe. Great experience.

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GregoryW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and staff and nice outdoor patio during Covid. Love this place.

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vipDougS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing and allowed us to have good business discussions without feeling rushed or ignored. Food was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Annabella
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I ordered the veal and it was cooked to perfection. Loved the piccata sauce.

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vipJohnC
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant. The food and service went beyond expectations. We will definitely be back. There were so many items on the menu to try I found it hard to make sup my mind.

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vipAnnM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner on Friday evening. I had the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection, medium-rare. My husband had the black pepper fettuccini which was also delicious. The drinks were fantastic too.

Thank you. We will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the outdoor seating!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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2Scoops
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating. Great food and service! Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Spassos. Delicious food, good service at a great value.

The service was fantastic the
Ambience magical with The sun going down and the twinkling lights all around.

I love the carpaccio, highly recommend. For my entrée I had the seafood pasta which is always a favorite.

It was a birthday celebration for my friend and we topped it off with the delicious tiramisu. Yumm

There were many people there sitting outside on both sides of the street and our waiter was so efficient with so many tables to care for. Kudos to his ability to care for all Efficiently.

I will definitely return to this gem. 10 stars

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SavvyChic
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came in right at dinner rush. Staff was well orchestrated to serve patrons outdoors and we were given option to sit inside which was nice since it was rather warm from the scorching hot day we had. Appetizer sizes were definitely plenty ... love their black pepper seafood Alfredo ... great time for a quiet family dinner

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vipKenneth127
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spasso is always great for their food and service. However, last Saturday night, there was a foul-up on a birthday "goodie". There new two lady's celebrating their birthday, and the birthday "goodie" was forgotten by management. Thank God, our excellent waitress, Zoe, was able to secure one piece of cheesecake with a candle, for the celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipLindaA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Big portion for lunch. The bread is to die for. My husband insisted we eat at Spasso’s specifically for the bread.
Outdoor dining only for me for now. The waiter was patient with us.
I feel sorry for the waiters and all that they are going through right now. I give them a lot of credit.

FAQs

Spasso does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Spasso also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 592-5886.

Spasso is rated 4.7 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

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.