888 Ristorante Italiano
Way too noisy on a Friday night. But food and service and ambiance are nice.
We ordered one of the special’s of the day which was a Salmon with kalamata olives and a light tomato sauce. It was excellent! We also ordered the Risotto which was very good it just need a bit of salt. Overall the restaurant was clean, the waiter’s we’re friendly and the service was great. We will be back.
Wonderful as always!
Excellent lunch although meat balls were sparse
Excellent dinner, dessert, and wine. The service was top notch.
Amazing service and delicious food. Clearly cooked from scratch with the best ingredients.
Very warm welcome.
Lunch was delicious. I had the lasagna which was the best lasagna I've had while out to dinner. I was so pleased with the food and restaurant that I went back a second time this week. I tried the gnocchi and this too was delicious!
Very nice food. The Chicken Alfredo was cheesy and saucy like Mac n Cheese. The Veal Parmigiano was very good and the beans crispy. The bread was refreshed without asking and delicious. Service simply great. The table of 2 women at the table next to us had such piercing voices that it spoiled out dinner, since we could hear every word. Nothing a restaurant can do about that, but please diners, think about lowering your voice and talking just to your table and not the room. It's so thoughtless!
Great food and great service. The owner & waiter now remembers us, and great us warmly. The waiter remembers our drink & food preferences.
Excellent food and service as usual. Can tend to become a little loud ... but it is worth it.
As always, the food was great at this wonderful little restaurant.,
For some reason, the service was a bit slow. My experience this is unusual. for some reason, the service was a bit slow. my experience this is unusual. The only for other people dining
Food is really good. I had the gnocchi with tomato & basil sauce with a side of grilled prawns. The cheesecake was was light and fluffy - so delicious.
The food is always always wonderful! Pillow soft gnocchi, perfect lamb chops, delicious seasonal veggies and sides made with the best available ingredients. The room is casually elegant, warm and inviting, great as your go to spot and for special evenings out with friends. The staff is friendly and professionally attentive. Mind the volume, it can get pretty loud with all of the happy diners!
I would gladly recommend this restaurant as they carefully select their menu choices. Everything tastes freshly made. Great wines. Service wonderful. Ambiance fabulous
We ordered the sole which was not fresh and the sauce was not appealing. Service was not good.
The menu is a bit limited especially in terms of appetizers but the restaurant does have many daily specials. The seafood is excellent. The mussels were especially tasty. One of the best I had in a long time.
The wine-by-the-glass has a decent selection and reasonable prices.
The owner was there and very hospitable. Food was great.
The food was excellent; I had an Italian rice dish with vegetables and some cheese and it was the best I have had. But the noise level was so high, it was almost impossible to have a conversation and we dined early. Everything else was ideal.
A hidden gem in San Carlos. The food is always great, service consistent and kind, and a moderate noise level for date night or a family dinner.
The best Italian restaurant around. Amazing food and wonderful service.
Love this place! The owner is so hospitable, the food is delicious and the restaurant is a little gem. Fresh flowers on the table, snowy white tablecloths and a great menu and wine list. It stands out amongst the many Italian restaurants in San Carlos because of its authenticity and because the owner really cares...
GREAT RESTAURANT, NEIGHBORHOOD GEM. GOOD FOR DATE NIGHT!!
We will absolutely be back again! I love this place.
My friend and I sat outside and had a lovely time. We were celebrating her birthday! The food was amazing and delicious.
As usual, 888 was an excellent place to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. Food, service,
table location were all excellent. Always worth a repeat visit.
It was my second time here and the first time for my friends. Everyone loved it. The service is very good and the food is delicious. A cozy atmosphere with upscale decor, but without astronomical prices. Will definitely return.
Friendly place with wonderful food and unpretentious atmosphere. We will be back!
My wife and I ate there for the first time. The host asked us if we'd like to sit at a table for four, so as to have more room which we then did because we got there early. . We ordered the beet salad to share and the dressing was incredible, as well as the beets and lettuce. I ordered the salmon and with the uniquely delicious sauce it had on it, and it was one of the best piece of salmon I've ever had. It came with a medley of 4 different vegetables, all done right, and some roasted potatoes. The presentation showed extra effort to make it look good. My wife ordered the veal marsala, which was equally good and came with the same side dishes. We even had enough to take home. Then for dessert we shared a Nutella filled cake cake with vanilla gelato. I would have preferred chocolate cake with the gelato but the Nutella was certainly different. We want to come back to try other dishes. Although it was a little on the expensive side, we felt the quality of the food made it worth it.
My friend and I truly enjoyed our entire evening at 888 Ristorante. We had an outside table on a beautiful evening. The service was amazing. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our dinner was delicious, right down to the Bread Pudding! Will definately go again!
The service was excellent; the food was delicious; the owner stopped by to check on things. We had a great dinner.
Delicious, fresh food and very attentive service. The special fried zucchini flowers and grilled bruschetta with summer tomatoes were a surprise.
The food was excellent as was the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
This is the best Italian restaurant in San Mateo County. It is in a tasteful quiet setting with superb cuisine. All of the menu items are authentic and beautifully prepared and presented. A true gem .
Consistently one of the best experiences in our area; great staff and excellent food. One of our favorites!
Food and service are always good at this little Italian restaurant.
The staff is always attentive and the food on point. Weather nice so allowed seating outside. located on the "quiet" end of Laurel in San Carlos. Traditional italian - portions nice size not too big but generous enough. Veggies always done beautifully. One of our "go to" restaurants. This is an old school classic good restaurant!
Was a bit disappointed with my Gnocchi as it didn’t have the flavor I have had before. All our other food was outstanding and so was the service.
Very delightful celebration of get together with family and friends. food is excellent and service is excellent
The staff was very accommodating, encouraging us to share three main courses among the four of us dining there. The courses were served family-style, and all were delicious. We enjoyed the outdoor ambiance, the attentiveness of the wait staff and the fact that the bill was reasonable. Highly recommended!