Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale
Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale

Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.americanorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4152783753x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar + Lounge: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 12:00am, Saturday 4pm - 12:00am, Sunday 4pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Josh Perez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Americano features a private dining room that accommodates up to 14 guests. Our full dining room will accommodate up to 75 guests. Additionally, we offer contract spaces in our bar, lounge and patio areas.
  • Private Party Contact: LMadden@communehotels.com 4152783775x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embarcadero
  • Public Transit: Muni F line will deliver you to the back of the hotel
    Two block walk from Embarcadero MUNI/BART station ( walk East on Market and make a right on Steurat Street then left on Mission. Hotel Vitale is on the corner.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel Vitale's Valet rates:
    $15 for the first hour
    $3 each additional hour
    $57 Maximum charge

    Covered parking garages in the area:
    185 Steuart Street
    77 Howard Street
    169 Spear Street
A word from Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale
Americano is designed to encourage a communal dining and imbibing experience. We suggest starting with a few bites for the table alongside some selections from our crafted cocktail menu or distinctive wine list. From there our menu offers the opportunity to taste a bit of everything or to enjoy a traditional full entree. Our question to you is, "How would you like to dine?"

Please note that a limited menu will be provided for parties of 12 or larger. To book a private space or to make a reservation for a large party, please email LMadden@communehotels.com.
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Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (20)good for groups (19)scenic view (16)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (13)fit for foodies (11)hot spot (10)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My food was not served the way I ordered it and the server NEVER came by our table to ask how everything was. I am allergic to olives and stated that when I ordered requesting no olive oil. I was assured that would not be a problem. There was olive oil over the entire plate. I had to flag down a busser to get my food replaced, when it was, my steak was chewy and hard to eat. I tipped the busser separately because he did check to see my food was ok after he brought me a new plate. The server was tipped for the service she provided with a note on the receipt as to why the tip was only 10%. Won't go back
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, nice outdoor dining
    theatergoer
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My favorite part is eating outdoors, with views of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. Best bet on the food front are the paninis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, good food
    visitor
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The menu of farm to table Italian food was appealing. Appetizers and entrees were tasty. The only complaint was that during the meal, we had 2 of the same cocktails (sequentially), which were inconsistent in the taste.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable Business Lunch Location
    gaels
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I have been to the Americano many times, bringing business colleagues. I can count on a sufficiently varied menu and excellent food. Generally the restaurant is quiet enough to easily converse with your table mates, although on this visit the guests at a nearby table were quite…rambunctious. I have no reservations (no pun intended) in recommending this restaurant. p.s. The fries are always fabulous, no matter which version is on the menu, and I recommend them as a table-pleasing starter.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sjmfarrarVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Brought little ones - not the greatest scene for them - but that's our problem. Good food - will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time had by all
    robinVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great food, amazing service and overall enjoyable experience. We sat outside on a warm SF day! Would like more vegetarian options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT BAR-Poor Food
    EatmyheartoutVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Was so disappointed as I wanted to like this restaurant's food. The appetizers were very good, but the entree's VERY sub normal. Dessert was strange! Fun evening and hostess and server were FANTASTIC. Looked like the bar scene was really a happening place to be! Lovely for outdoor drinking and socializing. Just don't expect too much from the entree's. Won't be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diner1
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently outstanding dining experience; food, service and location - great combination.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Service was prompt, food was good, coffee was plentiful...couldn't as for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, so-so service
    PowerBfastVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Americano has good food but the service is worse each time that I go. During my last two visits the coffee mugs were dirty. During the last visit, one of our party of three ordered second latte towards the end of our meal. Shortly thereafter, we were brought the check but no latte. So, we waited thinking that the latte would come. Around 10 minutes later, the waiter informed us that he needed the table for another reservation. We were so shocked that we paid and left. On the wait out we saw 3 four-tops sitting empty. I won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for group lunch
    Annabanana
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The way to dine here is to order a bunch of appetizers for the table and then several pizzas for the main course. The pizzas are outstanding; don't bother with anything else. Service is often slow so it's not for a rushed lunch. But compared to other "nice" places around the Embarcadero, it is reasonably priced and people enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant scene, Bay area cuisine
    RajivM
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Americano is a slick young vibe that makes for good spectator sport and the foods not bad either. The menu is not extensive, in fact its quiet precise. Ranging between a few salads, pizzas, pastas and some mains, choices are limited. Portions are just large enough to share (salads, pizzas). Most of what is served is organic, local and seems put together with a lot of care for the key ingredients. This is quintessential bay area cuisine – clean, simple and bursting with flavor. The wine list is not extensive, but not inexpensive either, it is great quality though. Visit on a Thursday or Friday evening (with reservations) and get the full and vibrant bar scene.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid and good
    Fabunista
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Met a girlfriend for dinner, ordered a the funghi pizza, gnochi, and deviled eggs. all were decently good but all had a tad too much salt, not enough to make us gag, but enough so that it was very noticeable and had to take a while getting used to. Pizza was a bit dry and overcooked. the Deviled eggs were very yummy. The wine was okay. The Aztec Gold cocktail was yummy too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Teriffic Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    a special lunch occasion and the staff treated us so well, it was amazing. this is a go to place for any reason or no reason. Seamless and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tiny portions, big prices
    noname
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Not a place for a big hungry guy like me to eat. Spent $60 for 3 cheese balls, two sardines, a bowl of almonds and a pizza. All very tasty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Brunch
    MitchT
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were looking for a nice place to have brunch on Father's Day along the Embarcadero. We were going to catch the Giants game and go to the Ferry Building to do some shopping prior to the game. Americano's service is topnotch, the food was excellent. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Breakfast spot
    ALH233VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I love the Americano for working breakfasts. The service is quick and the wait staff does a good job judging how quickly/slowly you are trying to eat for breakfast. Simple options that are typically good. I enjoyed the banana pancakes this time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bizlunchqueen
    bizlunchqueen
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Nice spot for business lunch. We were greeted and seated immediately even with an extra addition. Waiter was at tentative and knowledgeable. Food was good, nicely presented and served in a reasonable time frame. We were able to have our business discussion which the waiter was careful to not intrude upon yet still served us efficiently.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 548 reviews are from the Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale reviews archive.
  • Americano is a great spot!
    Sandy
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I entertained a client here and we had a great time - good service, excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience!
    Marie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This was not my first time dinning at Americano but it was wonderful. The food was great, the staff was great. The view of the bridge doesn't hurt the dinning experience one bit! If you're looking for a nice atmosphere and good food/drinks this is the right place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remarkable as usual
    MarieHeleneVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This place is great for a light diner or sharing plates with a big group. When weather permitted, the patio is very enjoyable with the view of the bay bridge. No reservation accepted for outside seating. Inside seating is more "restaurant" kind of seating but sharing plates is also an option. The food is very good. Very recommended for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give it a try
    shajul
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Americano is a nice place that offers comfortable dining with a great atmosphere. It is very spacious with a bar area in the front and the dining area towards the back of the restaurant. The service is very good with all of the wait staff being very attentive to your needs. The menu has something for everybody from easy to understand selections to more complicated selections for the diner that is looking for something different. I personally stay with the less complicated items.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Second time at the restaurant. We did not have the same waitress as the first time and that made it less enjoyable. The waitress this time had a bit of an attitude and appeared to be distant and generally unwilling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    ilovefooddonewell
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    After seeing so many great reviews on Google, I was sadly disappointed by Americano. I should have know when my friend and I walked by a packed Boulevard to go into a nearly empty Americano restaurant. For wine I got a glass of Barbera - I know this wine well - I bought a few bottles myself a few months ago - it's a great wine if you like very fruit forward. Easy to drink. The glass I had tasted like it had come from a bottle that had been open the day before. Not horrible- still drinkable, but not good. As for the food, it all sounded good, it looked good when it came to the table, but the execution was off. The night before I had eaten at Central Kitchen and had the best meal of 2014 to date. Americano is not in the same league.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice atmosphere
    KCeezyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Perfect for sunny days outside, or inside for not-so-sunny days.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    too noisy from bar-goers on a warm sunny evening to be able to enjoy conversation at dinner. Also everything was too salty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch on a sunny afternoon
    FaireTheeWellVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I always enjoy having lunch at Americano, especially on a sunny day where I can sit outside and enjoy the weather. The food is always good as well as the service. They have an express lunch menu that gives you a variety of options and is reasonably priced. Americano is definitely one of my favorite places for lunch!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service slow unresponsive
    COB1VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    the restaurant was very slow the evening we were there, I have dined here many times over the years, but my 5 friends had not. We were seated he was very sweet and nice. no one came to get waters or drink orders. but two people kept passing by. We flagged someone after 5 minutes, and she said oh i thought you were taken care of...wine was not refilled we had to pour ourselves, orders taken never asked us if we wanted more drinks. Then ordered dessert, and coffee. After 10 minutes no coffee, he said it wasn't brewed, did we still want it. REally rookie service, never rallyed back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten free
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Great place just wish they would add some gluten free choices
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Treat!
    Jord2
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I've always come at lunch, and lunch is always a treat. Even when the room is full, the noise level is decent, the service is excellent, and the food is delicious. I always encourage my lunch-mates to start with the artichoke and brussel sprout "fritti", which is perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Just the right taste to start a meal. I love the steak salad, because I can get the meat cooked just the way I like it, and it's moist and flavorful, on top of crisp lettuce with fresh and flavorful lemon vinaigrette. The hamburgers are also great - plump and moist and obviously not pre-frozen, with a soft fresh bun. The pasta of the day is also a good bet because there are always interesting combinations.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not at all expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Be prepared to give your credit card to waitress to get a table outside dining. Long wait to have your server provide service, food not all that, mainly the yuppy watering hole for hooking up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but noisy on Friday night
    StayHungry
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    If you're looking for a quiet place to dine, this restaurant isn't it. At least on a Friday night. I met a friend for dinner there, thinking it would be a relaxed atmosphere, especially after a day of travel. Not the case. While the food and the service were good, the noise level from the bar scene made normal conversation difficult in the restaurant area. If you don't mind a lot of ambient noise from mingling singles on a Friday night, then by all means dine here. If you prefer something a little more quiet then dine here some other night or go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for group party
    MarieHeleneVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food is always great. Great atmosphere on the patio in the front of the bay bridge. All the dishes are prepared with taste and will never disappoint you. Highly recommended for a drink in the lounge area or diner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • American-no
    Jerm
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Great location. Nice matches. There is an outside area that was packed when we got there, mostly the hip, just got in from the Airport and I need a drink before I go up to my room and leave my bags in the room so there are not clogging up the walkways in the outdoor patio area type. We were helped right away, a very, nice, cute Hostess led us to our table and got us some water, said "Have a good meal" and that was the most attention we received all night. It took 10 mins for our Waitress to come by, we ordered drinks and food in case we didn't see her again for another 10 mins, food came pretty fast and was good. We started to look for our check early just in case, the Waitress was a no show for another 10 mins from there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow To Serve During Lunch...
    MoInThe415VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I made a reservation because most places in the FiDi are packed during lunch. Not so at this place. Despite there only being maybe a quarter of the tables with diners at them, it took quite some time to get the two pizzas we ordered. When the pizzas arrived, turns out they made the wrong one for my lunch date, which was voluntarily comped, so that was nice. I do have to say that the mushroom pizza with truffle oil that I had was really delicious, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around!
    Swan
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Brunch service was very attentive and the food was worth going back for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It has it all
    Doug
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    From a very vibrant bar scene, both inside and out, from the waterfront views to the Bay Bridge light show, it has it all. The cuisine is creative, the service attentive, knowledgeable, and very willing to please on special requests. Well done on all accounts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More a Bar than a restaurant
    robinVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Don't go on Friday nights for dinner - it's more a bar scene than a relaxing dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of service
    2dindinVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Ate breakfast on a weekday. The restaurant wasn't busy yet the service was absent. No one seemed to care. There was an overall lack of service. Once you got your food it was tasty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Three of us had dinner and the food was very good. The wine selection was very large. The Sommelier was very helpful. The prices were as expected. I will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic