About Piacere

Established in 1992.

Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos, Piacere is the brainstorm of owner, Tony Gundogdu, who wanted to bring together the flavors of American cuisine with fresh California fare. The menu is designed to pair beautifully with an award-winning wine collection, which features mainly selections from Italy and California with several French, Australian and New Zealand varietals.

Gundogdu has owned and operated Piacere since it opened its doors in 1992. In 2004, he remodeled Piacere expanding the lounge, complete with a fireplace, another dining room with more seating and a drop-screen projection system.

Our backlit bar is the perfect atmosphere to unwind and dine. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails made with all-natural ingredients, or if you prefer wine, we have one of the most extensive libraries in the area. We present Live Music in the bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Join us for drinks and dinner then dance the night away!

Piacere has long been a favorite corporate & social private dining destination on the Peninsula. With eight unique private dining spaces to choose from, everyone can find a setting that suits their style & occasion. Hosting private events for two to two hundred guests from cocktail parties to business mixers, formal sit-down wedding dinners to casual, elegant luncheons, wine tasting & food pairing events – we help create the event of people’s dreams.

From its modern facade and heated patio to its intimate private dining rooms, popular bar and extensive wine list, it’s easy to understand why Piacere has become a dining destination. Piacere means pleasure and to please, which is why we organize everything we do around our name.

Piacere’/re – pleasure; to please; a source of delight or joy