Credo
Credo

Credo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.credosf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 693-0360
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef:
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering and delivery service is available for both lunch and dinner! Call us at 415.693.0390 for details!
  • Special Events: Credo offers both semi-private and private dining options with tailored menus by our executive chef.

    Our private downstairs dining room offers a striking convergence of architecture, light and design that echoes the concept of the main dining room and can accommodate up to 50 seated guests. Our private event staff will help you with table configurations, menu development, A/V options and any other special requests. We work hard to ensure complete privacy for corporate meetings and social events.

    For a smaller space closer to the action, try our spectacular chef’s table adjoining our open kitchen. This semi-private room features a large communal table for eight with an insider's view into Chef Taylor's bustling kitchen.

    For information on events of 8-120 people, please contact Philip Spiegel (events@credosf.com) at (415) 857-3612.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montgomery
  • Public Transit: We are two blocks north of the Montgomery Street station - look for the Sutter/Sansome exit and walk north on Sansome two blocks. Turn left on Pine Street; we are on the north side of the street. MUNI 38, 8x, 30 & 45 bus lines all pass by or are within a block of us. The historic San Francisco cable car California line is also one block away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: After 7:00, street parking around the restaurant is ample. St. Mary's Garage is the closest 24 hour lot, and is just a block and a half from our door.
A word from Credo
At Credo, 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, responsibly-sourced ingredients, attention to detail and gracious hospitality.

Credo's menu reflects a deep appreciation of Italian culinary traditions combined with Northern California sensibilities. Distilling robust and complex flavors from simple ingredients—including local produce, sustainable fish and imported Italian specialty items—and classic preparations, our selections are quintessentially Italian...with a distinct point of view.
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Credo reviews from OpenTable diners
173 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (47)great for lunch (46)notable wine list (30)hot spot (22)special occasion (19)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (11)romantic (9)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Ate at the bar. The piadina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    Ate at the bar. The piadina I had was a bland ham sandwich, and wish I'd had the pizza instead. Incredibly noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I had lunch with a colleague,
    eebhVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    I had lunch with a colleague, and it was enjoyable because of the company and conversation, and because the staff members at Credo were pleasant. The menu offered promise, but the food didn't deliver. The salad greens were too salty (and I actually don't mind salt), and the ahi tuna sandwich was overcooked. The radicchio slaw on the sandwich was runny, so it didn't add the bite that I had anticipated, but the tomato salsa (on the sandwich) was tasty. It was very loud in the restaurant, and my colleague immediately commented on that fact. (It was OK for us but would be too noisy for a more traditional business lunch.) My friend had the pasta but had to request a different sauce, because all of the pasta entrees had cream sauces.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Credo (I Believe) is an absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2010
    Credo (I Believe) is an absolutely unique restaurant. The food was delicious, customer service incredible, and ambiance was not only fun, but stimulating. Reading all the Credo's on the wall not only contributed to great dinner talk, but was educational as well. Looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had the fish special and
    ArchimedesVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2010
    We had the fish special and it was outstanding.I have eaten there 4 times and each has been superb with great food, great service but a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the special soup of
    MVStef
    Dined on 3/17/2010
    I had the special soup of the day - seafood/fish cioppino type; was excellent and filling enough for a meal, especially after sharing the white bean spread appetizer with my 3 colleagues. Dessert was Ok - overly sweet sauce took away froma decent panna cotta. I was impressed by the arrival of my HOT double espresso - besides tasting good, it was quite a bit better than lukewarm, which almost never happens. It was not a great choice for business lunch as noise was deafening once the restaurant filled up. I would rerunr and see if a table on the edge would help with the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The first time I was at Creedo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2010
    The first time I was at Creedo was for a special occasion in the lower banquest room. That meal was fantastic. I had a porcini mushroom chicken dish that was delicious. This last visit was for a business dinner and we sat in the main dinning room. There were four of us dining and two of the guests in the party really enjoyed their menu choices (one was a New York steak dish). I choose a different chicken dish this time which was not the best option. Chicken was pounded flat, grilled and served on a bed of zuchini. This meal was bland and the chicked was very dry. We also had cocktails in the bar prior to dinner - bar was great! All of the wait staff and bar staff were friendly, efficient and courteous.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went on Monday night and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2010
    I went on Monday night and had fish special - should not have done it. Mussels were as fishy as it can be, the fish must have been frozen becuase it was soggy and watery. My bf had pizza which was not that great. I would not go back to this restaurant to eat food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Great atmosphere, food and service at a very reasonable price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I normally would not think
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    I normally would not think about going to the Financial District for dinner on a Saturday but I am so happy that we did. Credo has fabulous food, really interesting decor and the staff were great. I am hesitant to give this the glowing review that they deserve because then everybody will know our little secret. But, what the heck, this place rocks. Go. Eat well and read the walls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice meal, great decor, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    Nice meal, great decor, very funny quotes on the artwork, Great service, on the negative side and this was the only negative, the proscuitto and mozzarella panini needed more cheese, 1 very thin piece unevenly split between the two halves, meant 1 half only had a very very small amount, more would have aleviated the dryness of the sandwich, the dish needs something else to add moisture. On the positive side the Fritto Misto was very good, great light batter and fresh seafood, I really enjoyed that.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this place. Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2010
    Loved this place. Wonderful service, great menu. The salmon on my salad was overcooked to my taste, but maybe that is how they grill it. Will order the grilled chicken salad next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took a friend for lunch,
    SkykingVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2010
    I took a friend for lunch, & we both enjoyed the food very much! The waiter was nice, but a little rushed, the atmosphere was very upbeat, but the noise level was tremendous. We had to practically yell to hear each other. We were very impressed with the hostess, Melinda, who was very warm, friendly, & funny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice server, nice menu
    SFAEVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2010
    Very nice server, nice menu choices. Food was a little bland. Would try it again, as it was a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reasonably priced for an upscale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    Reasonably priced for an upscale downtown lunch. Food was very fresh tasting with high quality ingredients. Service was a bit inattentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Credo injects some new life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    Credo injects some new life into the financial district lunch scene. The menu is well-balanced, food is great and prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way too noisy for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/4/2010
    Way too noisy for business lunches. We had reservations and still had to wait for seating. For your noise rating you need a category called TOO LOUD
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new spot up the street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/4/2010
    Great new spot up the street from all the other Financial District restaurants. Great food, great service, a perfect place for a one hour lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived on the wrong day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2010
    We arrived on the wrong day and the hostess and her associate were charming and accomodating. We agreed to sit at the counter but they managed to find us a table for 2 in minutes. Service and food were very very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I didn't like that they wouldn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2010
    I didn't like that they wouldn't seat me table for 2 at lunch when I was there and my dining companion was 2 minutes away. It was obnoxious and unnecessary on their part to hold the line on this silly rule in light of the number of open tables that where there when I was dining. This is not the eway to cultivate business diners. Maybe they don't want us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. Once
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2010
    Great food and service. Once it fills up the noise can be deafening though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was just fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    This restaurant was just fine but in a city like San Francisco fine doesn't cut it. There are many other restaurants in the city I would go to over Credo.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diverse menu, nice presentation,
    TheImproperBostonian
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    Diverse menu, nice presentation, excellent meals. I ordered a dish that was being served for the first time that evening. It was undercooked, but the kitchen couldn't have been more accomodating in preparing a new one and taking it off the bill. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally authentic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2010
    Finally authentic Italian food in the financial district. The fritto misto was lightly battered and had a nice mix of calamari, shrimp and veggie's. The pasta served under the pizza dough was spicy and full of flavor. The cornish game hen was perfectly cooked. Desserts are a highlight with a chocolate cake and tiramisu to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new spot in the financial
    TiaL
    Dined on 2/25/2010
    Great new spot in the financial district. Wonderful room downstairs that seats quite a few, can see a large business dinner down in the private room.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time there and was impressed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2010
    First time there and was impressed. Service was great, food was delicious and timely. A good vibe in the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open 6 weeks when I went -
    Mary
    Dined on 2/23/2010
    Open 6 weeks when I went - the head chef & owner on hand. Food was well prepared & still steaming hot upon arrival & appropriate portions; good suggestion on wine paring with food. Tasty bread & olives on table to nibble before food. I'll go back to this financial district new restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I don't know what to say other
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2010
    I don't know what to say other than I love this place. Go there and say hi to Chef Mario.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The quotes on the wall were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    The quotes on the wall were very fun to read and discuss, very cool idea! The steak was quite bland, but the pasta dish with the baked pizza dough on top was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderfully modern, yet authentic
    PRMAVEN
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    Wonderfully modern, yet authentic Italian bistro. Conveniently located for business lunches, but can be noisy during busy times. The Panna cotta is to die for!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Credo was a good place for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    Credo was a good place for lunch - in fact my friend will now use it for his business lunches since it's up the block from his office. Loved the salads we had & the tuna carcappacio. We also split a bottle of wine & tiramisu. It was very noisy at 1 and finally quieted down somewhat around 2. Service was very good & the price was $66 each including our wine tax & tip (the wine was half of the bill). We'll definitely come back to Credo to check out the rest of the menu (dinner included) but we'll bring our own wine (need to drink down anyway).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good. The place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/19/2010
    The food was good. The place was crowded. Thank goodness I made reservations for lunch the day before. The place was a bit loud to have a business lunch meeting. I suggest having bigger glass sizes for water. It runs out fast and waiters have to refill often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I had dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2010
    My husband and I had dinner at Credo on our last night in San Francisco. We wish we had discovered it earlier because we would have returned for more of their delicious food! Everything tasted amazing... the warm, yummy bread, the mini meatball appetizer, the pasta with sweet sausage & broccoli, the lobster & crab ravioli, and the creme brulee for dessert... it was all INCREDIBLE! The numerous "credos" on the walls from famous people were great for stimulating conversation. It was an overall fantastic evening, and we look forward to coming back in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive how the Executive
    UberFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2010
    Impressive how the Executive Chef came out to make sure we were having a nice evening and enjoying everything. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was outstanding. Overall, an exceptional restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is such a vibrant restaurant
    FoodieNut
    Dined on 2/16/2010
    This is such a vibrant restaurant and I feel has awesome potential. This was my 3rd time eating here since the opening in January. I feel in time this restaurant will find the right mix of menu items that will become a hit every single time with customers. It's still young and I will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The food was very good and we got a table immediately. The drawback was the noise and way too open concept of the dining area. I think management should consider putting in booths to cozy the place up a little. Service was great and the food came out fast and was very tasty. The tiramisu was great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Any restaurant that can serve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Any restaurant that can serve outstanding food in a trendy setting and still welcome my 3.5 year-old son is good by me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wine list, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Great wine list, good service and generous portions, but some of the food - especially the lamb shank - was dry & over-cooked.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved all the food we ordered.
    cindyVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Loved all the food we ordered. Although I was not too hungry, I scarfed down them - it was so tasty! I went there by recommendation of my friend. He was right! The wall decoration is so cool to read. You have to be there to know what I mean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was very good -- extremely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    Service was very good -- extremely attentive. Food was average Italian fare -- pastas, paninis, pizza. Nothing original or creative, extremely ordinary. Prices were reasonable....overall, I'd recommend Fuzios over this place -- about the same caliber.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very distinctive interior,
    Eric
    Dined on 2/11/2010
    Very distinctive interior, interesting menu and great service. Very nice addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic