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San Francisco italian Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our San Francisco italian restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the San Francisco just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in San Francisco, you've come to the right place.

Our San Francisco restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in San Francisco 2013 Guide


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The Stinking Rose

 4 star(s)  (06/03/2009)
“Italian comfort food at best. Great for groups. Pastas, fish, meat course all reasonably priced with hearty generous portion. Service is always professional and friendly. It is not touristy! They are all for fresh local produce :)”

Bambino's Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (01/03/2008)
“This is an awesome place to eat in Cole Valley. The food is delicious and the portions are large. Great to share a few dishes with a partner or to take the leftovers home. You can make two meals out of the portions that they give you. The service has always been very friendly. Make sure to leave roo... ”

L'Ottavo Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (10/23/2007)
“Spending a week in San Francisco with an active toddler can be quite interesting! We had the sincere pleasure of dining at Lottavo our last night in town. The food was absolutely wonderful, the staff is fabulous - we loved Marco - and they were kid friendly to boot! Highly recommend this restaura... ”

Capp's Corner

 4 star(s)  (09/28/2007)
“Have been going to Capps for years. The Osso Buco is a must try!! Never had a bad meal in all the years we have eaten there.”

Buca di Beppo

 5 star(s)  (03/28/2007)
“I t was greAT.”

Villa Romana Pizzeria and Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (01/12/2007)
“Been coming here for years and Sam, Tony Jr. and Tony Sr. have always made us feel special. Great food is the norm, not the exception at Villa Romana!”

Spiazzo Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (09/18/2006)
“Excellent food and service. I will definitely come back.”

Villa Romana Pizzeria and Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (07/30/2006)
“Absolutely Authentic. Period!!!”

Ristorante Milano

 5 star(s)  (07/15/2006)
“This is The Best Italian restaurant in the City. I have never had a bad dish there -and I've been going for at least 10 years! Last night I had the lasagna and it was perfect! My other favorite is the tonarelli - all the pasta is made fresh so it can't be beat. It's a great neighborhood place - frie... ”

Villa Romana Pizzeria and Restaurant

 5 star(s)  (06/04/2006)
“I have been coming here since the late 50's, and I must say....How do they keep up such a great establishment without any blemish in site....i mean it is so clean and beautiful inside. Also, the food is still the best Italian anywhere on the west coast!!”

Capp's Corner

 5 star(s)  (04/26/2006)
“Try the Eggplant Parmesan, its the best in the City. I am a long time San Francisco resident and Capp's is one of my favorite restaurants. It does get its share of tourists, but also has a steady stream of loyal locals. When you are looking for a solid, casual, unpretentious, huge Italian dinner, ... ”

Buca di Beppo

 5 star(s)  (03/10/2006)
“First introduced to this place by my brother who has a business account with them. Loved the buzy atmosphere, it seems almost ever inch of this place is decorated with nostagia(pictures,statues,actual vintage ladies toiletties and undergarments shadow boxed on the wall of the ladies room.)The menus ... ”

Buca di Beppo

 3 star(s)  (12/27/2005)
“We've tried several items on the menu at Buca Di Beppo,and while some are good at best,have decided on one which we find to be not only great,but a great value as well!Order the "Fruite de marre",and ask for the bread,which is served with olive oil for dipping,a large size is more than enough for 4;... ”

Spiazzo Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (12/22/2005)
“Excellent in all ways, pasta is al dente, sauces are tasty, service excels, perfect for a bite before or after the movies at the Empire. We eat there at least once a month and have reservations for Christmas Eve.”

Capp's Corner

 1 star(s)  (12/08/2005)
“Capps has very average Italian food. It seems to cater to the tourist crowd who do not know about the other great Italian restaurants in North Beach. I would not recomend eating at Capps. Try anyplace else in North beach and you will do better. The only think worth eating there is their creamy it... ”

Buca di Beppo

 5 star(s)  (11/28/2005)
“i eat here everytime i visit chicago. its an amazing italian resturant with a friendly atmosphere and great service.”

Buca di Beppo

 4 star(s)  (11/19/2005)
“Family style the way it should be. Excellent food, great atmosphere, and good family style. The wait can be long, but it is worth it.”

L'Ottavo Ristorante

   (09/15/2005)
“We were transport into Italy, with autentic Italian food and atmophere, nice portions and good price. We are looking for to go back and have that great Lasagna or Linguine Pescatore with a glass of Machiavelly Chianty.”

L'Ottavo Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (08/08/2005)
“Best Italian in town and a great atmosphere to boot”

L'Ottavo Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (08/08/2005)
“This is the best little atmosphereic Italian place in all of San Francisco, highly reccomended”

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