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Brindisi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brindisicucina.com
  • Phone: (415) 593-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine & Kearny
  • Public Transit: Muni, Montgomery Bart Station
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking Options include The Sutter - Stockton Garage at 330 Sutter St, San Franicsco, CA - Open Daily 24 hours and street parking
A word from Brindisi
Located on Belden Place in the heart of the financial district. Wonderful al fresco atmosphere, European style. Unbeatable seafood Italian cuisine. The quintessential dinning experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "If like me, you're a bit tired of the pasta heavy Tuscan-style Italian recipes, Brindisi nails the Adriatic style cuisine found in Venice and other ports on the eastern side of Italy. I felt transported to another land - we both felt as if we were no longer in SF (we had dined outdoors in Venice and Dubruvnik earlier this year so we were getting a bit of deja vu). I was surprised it wasn't full as other area restaurants so a walk up reservation may work if you're meandering in the Financial district. Great food, great service and I was able to have a normal decibel level conversation with my wife."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent service and delicious food. Sitting outside for lunch in a sunny day was wonderful! Great wine selection."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "A friend recommended Brindisi for outdoor dining in SF. When I saw how long the menu was my heart sank because no kitchen can produce that many dishes well. But to my surprise both of our appetizers and entrees were quite good. The waiter was attentive and personable without inserting himself into our conversation - perfect balance."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The appetizers, salads and entrees were all very good. Everyone in our group of 6 were pleased. The desserts, however, were disappointing."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was too until the mishap. It was a windy night and a poorly placed glass partition almost came crashing down on my friend's head. The consequences of this could have been tragic, from a head injury to death. We notified the server, who was going to send the owner over. The owner never came over but appeared as we were leaving. We did not hear any apology nor was any part of the meal complimentary. The lack of concern for the well being of the customers is disturbing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Fantastic in-the-alley eatery. I had the crab bisque, crab bruschetta, and king salmon. Everything was perfectly fresh, cooked to perfection. David was serving my table, and his service was great. Very friendly and to me, attentive and very enthusiastic about Brindi's food."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was authentically delicious. The owner and hostess add a touch of class. This is a really enjoyable lunch experience. Thanks."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I was greatly disappointed after reading other reviews. This was a poor example of Italian seafood dining. The house dish "linguine Brindisi" was dry, the shellfish was cold and the sauce was nothing to write home about. The Chef stood around and played on his phone the entire time, not paying any attention to the food leaving the tiny kitchen. I cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone, there are far better choices in San Francisco."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Discovered on 'Open Table' at the last minute. There were five of us and the evening was a very nice one. Although it took a fair amount of time to receive our orders, everyone agreed the food was excellent. And I'll give them somewhat of a pass on the delay as the kitchen is quite small. The owner was very friendly and attentive, visiting our table several time to welcome us, answer menu questions and make sure we were enjoying ourselves. Very nice experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We dined here after conference meetings at the Moscone center. It was a pleasant walk from the center. The food was great --especially the pasta with the baked pizza crust and the sole. I can't comment on the wine list because we brought our own (from nearby Napa). I think it was a $20 corkage fee. The service was awesome!! Friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were seated outside as there was a large party indoors. This was fine by us as we enjoy the ambience of Belden Place - a charming market/restaurant alley. But it is something to note - if it is a cold night - you may want to skip this restaurant as it seems this is a common occurance. We were fortunate to get a table under a heat lamp. The service was good - servers were nice and seated us promptly and brought us tasty bread. It was all just ok - the dine about town menu does not seem to offer a significant value over the regular menu. And there was simply no "wow" factor in the food here. For example: the truffled burrata ravioli was good but not complex enough, it needs something to offset the rich butter truffle flavor."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very good Italian. Small menu changing daily according to freshest ingredients. Friendly owner attentive to guests"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We sat outside as every inside was taken. We really enjoyed ourselves, service was spot on. Started with carpoccio and would have it again. The ahi was really cooked perfectly. Not to say that having dinner with a beautiful lady didn't make it special also..."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We arrived in a good mood and left frustrated. It took 20 minutes for anyone to answer any questions about the menu or take our order. Then the wine just would not come. Apparently there was a party going on inside. Our server kept apologizing, saying that she had to go to the cellar to look for it (excuses getting more painful each time). Our appetizers came out. Still no wine. When we stopped eating to wait for the wine and expressed exasperation, the server finally came up with a different/better bottle. It was a good solution but 30 mins too late. It was also a windy night. No one bothered to ask if we wanted to turn up the heat lamp, blankets etc. The food was really good, but the service just wasn't on par by any stretch."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I've been to Brindisi several times and each time has been good. The quaint location on Belden Alley makes it really special; it makes you feel like you are in Europe. It's my go-to place down town."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Highly recommended. Everything that I tried at this restaurant was great. I was visiting San Francisco because of a conference and was very lucky to find this restaurant. As soon as I entered the restaurant I noticed an awesome smell... it was the chef baking the Butter Cake. YOU MUST TRY THE BUTTER CAKE!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My colleague and I had 1.5 hours for lunch, and Brindisi's location was perfect. One of those days you never get in SF: legitimately hot and sunny. I guess it brought out the crowds, because it took over an hour to get a plate of seafood risotto (which, when it arrived, was not hot, but tasted fantastic). The caesar salad was pathetically sized and overdressed. The bread was very tasty. Our server was sweet and apologized several times for the slow service, but the fact is that this place is not properly staffed to handle a lunch rush. Only go there if it seems underpopulated, and then maybe you'll eat in a reasonable period of time. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food was good, I wouldn't say it was great. With the choices in San Francisco, not sure I'd return. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "A group of us, seven people, having a reunion in the city chose Brindisi for its location, a tiny street lined with outdoor restaurants. It far exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent. We ate at an outside table, a rare pleasure in SF. The owner, Pino, came to our table many times to make certain all was going well and presented a couple of extra, and most delicious, desserts at the end of our meal. All in all a great evening. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "When we arrived for our 7:30 reservation, we were told that there were no seats inside and that we would be sitting outside. There was not any option at the time that we made a reservation to specify if we would be sitting inside or out. We had not ever been to the restaurant to even realize they had outdoor seating. It was a cold evening and our anniversary. The outdoor table near the very few heat lamps were taken. They seated us outside and said there might be one table inside in about 15 minutes, which was fine. Then someone else came over about 5 minutes later and said, no, there was no chance of our sitting inside. We left and looked for another restaurant. Not going back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our group of out of towners changed from 12 to 14 and finally back down to 10 people. I kept changing the amount on the Open Table site and by the time we arrived, the hostess happily seated us at a great table inside. The service was efficient even though they were short a couple servers. The food, outstanding!! We would totally go back next time we head to San Francisco."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal at Brindisi, after making an early reservation. We sat inside, which has a warm and bistro-type feel. The waiter was very attentive, the martini was perfect, and the food was outstanding -- perfectly cooked, fresh and not over seasoned. (We chose grilled fish entrees, with sides of homemade linguini in red sauce and grilled asparagus.) The olive oil and pesto dip was perfect with the fresh, crusty bread -- and really picked up the somewhat boring red sauce on the linguine. This was a very enjoyable experience, and I recommend it to you."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had the best time! The service was outstanding and the food was delicious"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was by far the worst meal I had in San Francisco"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Took clients here on a recent trip to San Francisco. Food was outstanding and enjoyed by all. Service was even better (friendly, attentive and personal). The menu was large and everyone had trouble deciding what to order with so many items looking good. I highly recommend this place for a business dinner, as well as a great place to take a date. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Having eaten here several times over the years, I had an expectation for what this restaurant is. Unfortunately, this experience will likely be my last. Although the evening started well with the host being very good at his job, the waiter ruined whatever hope there was. He didn't know the menu at all, he didn't offer to find things out, he said he liked things but couldn't tell us why, when asked about ingredients he had no idea, & when asking about drinks he didn't know what they carried nor found out without prodding. Further, he brought dishes out in wrong order (apps after entree, etc.), brought food that was cold by the time it arrived, & the crab risotto was really awful. All of this made for a very disappointing evening. Not again."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for a family dinner and was very disappointed. Realized something was wrong when we walked in and there was only one other party in the restaurant. The hostess/waitress was more like a carnival barker. Loud, and accosting people in the alley. The food was also a big disappointment. The lobster bisque was so salty it was almost inedible. The lobster ravioli was $22 as I recall -- $5.50 per ravioli, with about 1 tsp of filling each. There are so many fabulous restaurants in SF, don't bother with this one."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We went to Brindisi on a night that was a little cold for outdoor dining, but that is what it is. There were heaters on that kept us warm, but as can be expected, that provided very uneven heating. Aside from the outdoor eating, it was very nice and the service was very good and professional. The food itself wasn't too spectacular, but it was good and fresh, which was all we were looking for on a weeknight."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "San Francisco has had a reluctance about outdoor dining. Belden Place, where Brandisi is located. is like a Paris street, with several restaurants lining the narrow alley. Outdoor tables with awnings (and heaters!!!) make dining fun. Brandisi's food was very good. They favor seafood, and do it well. Our server was efficient and attentive. One of our party cannot tolerate garlic (SO SAD), and the kitchen was most cooperative."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We got there and immediately told the person that came to give us bread that we wanted to order a cocktail. It took us 3 times to repeat the same request and finally someone came and took our cocktail order. The food was good, except for that it started to rain and we were sitting outside. The awning was extended, so it was ok. The one thing I disliked and it was a first for me is that we ordered regular, american coffee and when we ordered a refill, we were charge for it. I've never seen that before. We ended up paying $8 for coffee, which is ridiculous."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was as well. It was chilly so we opted to sit inside even though there were heaters on the outdoor patio but it looked like it would be very nice on slightly warmer evenings."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Has the look and feel of a European sidewalk café -so charming! Our group of three shared a number of soups, salads, appetizers, and mains. Our charming server guided us through the mail... one course at a time. It was so relaxed and unhurried. A delightful evening!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Had a great time at Brindisi. Would like to thank them for allowing a reservation for a party of eight on Open Table. The sea bass, risotto and home made spaghetti were big hits. The best part was the flourless chocolate cake. Delicious!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This place has the best food and atmosphere . Love this little gem was my first time here. Will return"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food here was all right. My wife and I decided to come her for valentines and it was packed. We made reservations and still had to wait 10 mins out side to be seated. We decided to eat in side and were seated At a table next to the bar. I was bumped into 3 times by the waiting staff picking up drinks. It took 30 mins to get our Appetizer, 30 more mins for our food, and 20 mins for out dessert. Between those times the waitress only checked on us Twice. I kept looking for her to refill my drink. The food was ok, but I personally will not be going back. I recommend this place if You have a lot of time to kill. We were there for one hour forty five mins."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The restaurant if very welcoming. My food was good but two people in my party were disappointed with some of their dishes (cold soup, salad not presented well and returned). The staff were very accommodating and brought a new salad to my colleague. The desserts were wonderful."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "From the hostess to the waitress to the chef, we received five star service as well as excellent food. Our 9 year old was able to order off menu without an issue and the waitress aside from being one of the friendliest young women we have met, was super attentive to our dining experience. The salmon was perfect, the smoked trout raviolis were amazing and the homemade spaghetti was notable. This is a must try!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We totally enjoyed our first experience at this restaurant. Loved sitting outdoors watching the people go by down the delightful alleyway. The food was very good. Warm service."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "One of the best lunch I ever had in San Francisco . Keep up with the outstanding food. I when back the next week already.."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Overall, good food and good service. Had the dine-about-town menu for lunch, specifically the mussells as appetizers and bake trout with risotto for main entree, and they were delicious! The portions were just right as well. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014