Spasso

4.7
1091 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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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
2 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
13 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
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipFrench1977
Chicago
1 review
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
18 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
5 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
30 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
20 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
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipLindaA
San Francisco
14 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.

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vipRominaK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing food and great service. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great family dinner to celebrate a milestone birthday. We enjoyed outdoor dining due to covid. The lighting in our section wasn’t that great, but that was the only negative experience.

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MenudoBandito
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, very delicious drinks and food. Hard to find a bartender that can make a proper dirty martini these days, but she did an excellent job.

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Cesh
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, service was good but I would suggest they put up shades on the street side as with outdoor dining the sun can be blinding. Eventually though the sun moved and all was fine.

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ShirleyM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our group was seated the minute we showed up and they gave us a nice choice of tables.
Our server was just the right amount of attention so we know we were not forgotten but he didn't hover.
Drinks were perfect and the food was very good. I had the seafood fettuccine and my husband had the Veal piccata. we both really enjoyed our choice es.
Would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was terrific as they are serving outdoor dining during this pandemic and the staff was on top of all our tables needs with a full and busy place. Kudos to them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
238 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zoe was wonderful as was the busboy. The cabbage salad & capellini were tasty as usual. We will return.

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JerriS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had an early dinner on Saturday.. We were greeted and seated right away. My (ground) chicken bolognese was scrumptious! We each ordered a coffee drink and a dessert. Always save room for dessert!

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vipLindaA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food at Spasso’s. Waiters are friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

Spasso does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 1091 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.