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Giancarlo Paterni's Acquerello has stood as San Francisco's single most acclaimed Italian destination restaurant for well over a decade. Rustic refinement is the order of the day; Aqcuerello's dining room is all vaulted ceiling, dramatic floral arran... more
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Alioto's Italian Seafood Restaurant is located in the heart of San Francisco's famed Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the historic fishing fleet and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Alioto family has been serving local seafood at the same location for the pa... more
White tablecloths, neutral walls lined with bottles of wine, and barely noticeable opera transform this refined row house located at the corner of Larkin and Green Streets into an intimate restaurant. An elegant menu and extensive wine list confirm A... more
Featuring a dining menu and concept designed by the Bay Areas famous restaurateur Pascal Rigo, our signature restaurant, Americano will serve modern Italian cuisine incorporating the bounty of fresh ingredients from the local Farmer’s Market.... more
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Ardiana marries Italian and Mediterranean flavors through the lens of California's abundant seasonal produce. Ardiana focuses on vegetable-centric small plates along with a selection of heartier entrees. And—just like at Sharon's other restaura... more
Known for its award-winning authentic Italian cuisine, Bacco Ristorante is led by its original Executive Chef,  Vincenzo Cucco. Vincenzo was born and raised in Italy.  There he studied and worked under some internationally-acclaimed chefs.... more
Welcome to barbacco, a trattoria that was inspired by an idea that began to take shape before we even opened Perbacco, our restaurant next door. In contrast, we wanted to create a casual place with an emphasis on simple, delicious Italian food, drawi... more
Barzotto is an American Pasta Bar in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission, and we hope we’ll be your home away from home.  We know that Italian wines can be confusing, so we’ve made it simple for you: all of the wines at Barzo... more
Enjoy fresh, homemade pasta in a quaint escape from busy city life. Try from a list of superb choices, such as penne al forno draped in melted mozzarella and tangy tomato sauce and the risotto... - bellatrattoria.com more
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Beretta serves inventive cocktails, thin crust pizzas, and contemporary italian comfort food in the mission district. everything on the menu is always fresh, seasonal, and sourced from local farmers. we use organic ingredients whenever possible, a... more
Named for Francis Coppola's venerable production company, American Zoetrope, Cafe Zoetrope is located in the majestic Sentinel Building, a San Francisco historic landmark in the heart of North Beach. We are a European-style cafe and offer authentic I... more
Some restaurants strive to be the next big thing and are lucky to live up to the buzz, while others without such designs quietly go about gaining reputation and becoming favorite, under-the-radar dining spots. Claiming the latter distinction, Capanni... more
Authentic Chicago Italian Cuisine & Pizza such as Cracker Thin, Deep Dish Cast Iron Pan, Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza. We also specialize in tradtional Chicago classics such as baked Mostaccioli, Chicken Vesuvio, and House Roasted Italian Beef & H... more
Renowned Chef Donato Scotti's newest restaurant will showcase the regions of Italy with a sensibility only a native can bring. The window tables offer a nice view of the Bay Bridge and Embarcadero. more
Che Fico on Divisadero Street, is an old-school Italian restaurant that has transformed a retired auto body shop. Led by chefs David Nayfeld and Angela Pinkerton, Che Fico is one of San Francisco’s most talked about restaurants since opening th... more
Featuring fresh seafood, steak, pizza & our signature risotto dishes. All in a romantic Tuscan setting. Our wines are expressly selected for the best of Italy, Spain, France and California's Napa Valley and served with a perfect pairing of chees... more
Everyone knows gnocchi is the ultimate comfort food with its buttery finish, complimented best by rich sauces and toppings. The new Tuscan-inspired spot in the Marina is well aware; and for winter, Contrada just added a gnocchi dish to its menu, and... more
We believe that good food and good company go hand in hand. We believe in the time-honored tradition of the dinner table debate and the swirling mix of ideas that makes this country great. We believe simple things can be brilliant, like authentic, re... more
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"If you prefer to have someone serve you your pasta, then just a few doors down is Delfina, one of the city's best new Italian restaurants. Open only a year, Delfina has already been heralded as one of San Francisco's best new eateries. This quaint s... more
Dino's offers a casual, family friendly dining.   The menu includes Dino's signature pizza and a mixed assortment of chicken, burgers, meatballs, pasta dishes, hot sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. On the corner of Fillmore and Californ... more
The Shack is all about Love, Food, Music and having a good time. We are family friendly in the early hours when the place is packed with kids and families; later on it gets louder filled with all kinds of people out to have quality food and a good ti... more
Emporio Rulli Gran Caffe feels like you’ve been transported to Italy. This Northern Italian restaurant, wine bar, pastry shop & café was built by master craftsmen in Italy and adorned with a ceiling fresco by famed Italian artist, Ca... more
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Pizza by the slice and whole pies. Dine in, take out, delivery, and catering available at all of our locations. more
Figaro Ristorante, located in the heart of North Beach, has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Francisco for over 10 years. Figaro is sophisticated, yet still retains the casual and cozy ambience of a friendly neighborhood bistro. The menu... more
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Opened in 1886, Ristorante Fior d'Italia is America's oldest Italian restaurant. Chef Gianni Audieri continues the tradition of serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine with dishes such as gnocci, osso buco and calamari being called the Best in San... more
Caffe Fiore is where European café culture meets fine Italian cuisine on the Mission/Noe Valley corridor in San Francisco. From hot sandwiches and Spanish tortillas during the day to classic Neapolitan and contemporary Italian favorites at nig... more
Outer Richmond neighborhood with California-Italian mainstay Fiorella and modern tavern Violet’s, will open the latest addition to their burgeoning restaurant group: Fiorella Polk. The new restaurant will bring many of Fiorella’s greatest... more
Fiorella is a neighborhood favorite in SF's Richmond District. We bring the Richmond delicious Italian cuisine, outdoor dining on weekends & you simply have to try one our our wood oven fired pizza! more
Flour + Water = pasta and pizza. Yes, the name for this place is fitting enough; all that’s needed for an excellent meal is this simple combination…with a touch of sauce and garlic. The concept itself is simple: A neighborhood space that... more
Francisca's is a farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant from husband-and-wife team. Our rent is very expensive so we can't afford full staff . Chef Manny Torres Gimenez and Katerina De Torres make it happen every day for the last 10 years in the... more
After a sampling of the full bar, a half-bottle of Dry Creek Fumé Blanc is great with the first course. Try the deeply smoked salmon dressed with fresh young pastis-scented leaves, red onion, cucumber, a lightly vinegary dressing, then move on... more
Gialina is named after my grandmother Nonni Lina. It is a tribute to my wonderful Italian family, who came from a town in Italy's culinary heartland of Emilia-Romagna. As seen in the restaurant's family photos, Nonni liked to surround herself with fo... more
Giovanni’s has been designed to round out a community already rich in food offerings including Italian staples both domestic and imported. We specialize in homemade focaccia, piadina sandwiches, panzerotti (fried calzones), pizzelle cookies and... more
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The Gold Mirror Restaurant has been the meeting place for friends and families to indulge in a cocktail at the bar, a savory Italian dinner and the best homemade Tiramisu in town. Patrons come from all over the Bay Area to partake in the elegant atmo... more
In January 2013 Chefs Tony Ferrari and Jonathan Sutton officially opened Hillside Supper Club restaurant, a welcoming establishment in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Always experimenting with ingredients, the market-driven menu uti... more
Very popular neighborhood trattoria on Fillmore Street that serves up tasty food at reasonable prices. This small hot spot often requires a wait; parties of one and two sit at the counter while tables are reserved for three or more. Daily specials li... more
Kuleto's serves distinctive California ~ Italian cuisine featuring ingredients prepared in unusual combinations. The atmosphere is a combination of old San Francisco aura, Italian conviviality and contemporary vitality with high vaulted ceilings, gen... more
L'Osteria del Forno is an authentic Northern Italian bistro. Maybe about 25 people can be seated, and to say the least, it's romantic. Wine in water glasses, great focaccia bread, L'Osteria is about tasty food in an unassuming environment. Favorites... more
Husband and wife owners, Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan work together to take you to a culinary journey through the Italian island of Sardinia. The chef is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients from his native island,... more
La Traviata features old style Italian food at a reasonable price.   It's easy to get to if you take BART - get off at the 24th Street exit.   It's the kind of place that's little on the kitschy side, they play opera music, have tons of pho... more
Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant brings urban rustic style to Rincon Hill.   Our menu features wood-fired pizzas, roasted chicken, pastas, and a few delicious desserts – reflecting our mantra of keeping it simple, and doing it well. more
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The Delfina team of Craig and Annie Stoll have opened a traditional Roman osteria with former Pizzeria Delfina chef Anthony Strong heading the kitchen. The menu features "authentic Roman cuisine while integrating local and seasonal ingredients."... more
Situated in the congenial San Francisco neighborhood of Noe Valley, Lupa is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm, affordable prices, and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients, Chef Stefano... more
We serve fresh, hand made pastas, regional Italian and authentic dishes from all around the Mediterranean, and best of all (of course) our specialty Lasagnas. more
Michelangelo Caffe is not just another North Beach tourist trap. The authentic Italian dishes are complemented by fine wine. more
Mona Lisa Restaurant serves a large array of authentic Italian dishes. Serving the North Beach with authentic Italian cuisine since 1997. more
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Montesacro is the name of a neighborhood of Rome; a hardscrabble working class quarter.   We take inspiration from the classic "fraschette" of the Lazio region and offer "pinsa", a modern take on the ancient flatbread once prepared by peasants l... more
Fishermen's Grotto opened in 1935 as the first sit down restaurant on San Francisco's world famous Fisherman's Wharf. Founded by Mike Geraldi, an immigrant fisherman from Sicily, as an avenue to deliver his fresh catch to the local population. The re... more
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We specialize in authentic, home-style Italian food. Family owned.  Cozy atmosphere.  Delicious food. Saturday & Sunday Brunch 11am - 3pm more
"Once you've eaten one of Original Joe's famous three-quarter-pound hamburger steaks gently formed from coarsely ground, house-butchered beef, coated in chopped onions and cooked medium rare on the griddle, you'll brave the haute Tenderloin neighborh... more