Pilita Grill Restaurant Review, San Carlos

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Pilita Grill

680 Laurel Street (At Cherry)

San Carlos, CA 94070

(650) 508-8960

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Pilita Grill, a Turkish, Mediterranean restaurant, is run by friendly Chef owner Burak Epir. He tries to “capture the freshness and vibrancy of Turkish cuisine, where vegetables, whole grains, and yogurt are the stars and meats serve as condiments.” This restaurant is on Laurel street, home to a ton of restaurant.

Pilita San Carlos interior decor

Decor, Vibe – Sidewalk seating, booths, rustic decor, and a large picture of a Mediterranean scene. Mostly locals were eating lunch when we went.


Menu has rotating daily specials.

Signature Dishes – Lamb dishes, Doner

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Very nice home cooked warm bread and sun dried tomato dip.

Pilita San Carlos Doner Gyro wrap

Doner (Gyro) Wrap ($8.95) Thin slices of slowly cooked beef & lamb with tomatoes, onions, lettuce & a yogurt garlic sauce was huge and excellent, with nice meat flavors and a subdued yogurt sauce.

Pilita San Carlos Kuzu Kebab leg of Lamb

Kuzu Kebab ($14.95) Leg of lamb grilled on a skewer & served with rice & steamed vegetables had tender lamb cooked to a medium rare. The lamb wasn’t gamey but could have used more flavors. Rice had some garbanzo beans.

Pilita San Carlos Tavuk Guvec chicken cubes

Tavuk Guvec ($12.95) Chicken cubes with eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onions & parsley; baked in a casserole served with rice was a rich braised dish that needs to be eaten with rice. Strong sauce flavors overwhelm the chicken itself.



Service – Pilita Grill owner provided friendly knowledgeable service.

Value – Prices are reasonable for a sit down Turkish restaurant.

Alternatives – Nearby restaurants include Spasso, Town, Piacere, Speediere Pizza.

Verdict – Pilita Grill serves up solid Turkish cuisine in San Carlos. Give it a try if you are in the area and want to try authentic Turkish food. The wraps are an inexpensive way to taste their food.

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Pilita Grill Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:M-Th: 11am - 2:30pm, 5 - 9pm, Fri 11am - 2:30pm, 5 - 10:30pm, Sat 12:00 - 10:30pm, Sun 12:00 - 9pm
Prices:$7.95 - $15.95 (Lunch)

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