Vincenzo Maddalena would like to welcome you to his restaurant for a unique dining experience of Authentic Italian cuisine.
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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.
Wanted to go to an Italian place that had gluten-free options. This was an amazing eatery! The sole with veggies and mini potatoes was delicious. Great service by all. A must go to place when you are in town.
This is the best place to get great Italian food. Don't get me started on the Gnocchi! The service is great. The owner is so nice. This is a great place to have dinner in town, so good
Lovely experience eating here with celiac disease/gluten free food! It's always nerve wracking trying to find good Italian food that is celiac safe with no cross contamination but they can do it here! I got Alfredo gluten free pasta with squash & chicken and it was delicious.
Warm and friendly the owners are great guys and the service is impeccable. The food is always excellent. I especially love the calamari salad and the seafood risotto. Great Italian food in San Carlos!
Absolutely love this place. We have been here several times. Everyone one is so friendly. They make you feel so welcomed. The food is always good. It's always hard to pick from the menu or their fantastic specials.