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Credo
Credo
  • Address:
    360 Pine Street
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Neighborhood:
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Credo Details

  • 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
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Credo is located in the financial district, and the demographic tends to be older and business. But that's fine since the ambiance is really pretty and the octopus appetizer is delicious!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Credo has lately become one of the favorite go-to places when I don't want to walk too far to get a good meal in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Friday evening I had one the best filet mignons I've ever tasted, prepared to perfection. And the service is always snappy and polite."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had to catch an early evening flight and wanted to catch an early dinner before taking off to the airport. Credo is one of the few quality restaurants in the financial district that could accommodate a 4pm dinner reservation. Despite the early time, the food was excellent and service outstanding. We will be back on our next trip."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food and service was great. I like the unique blends of veggies, fruits and grains."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Nice decor but the table arrangements near the door was a bit awkward. The hostess station placement seemed contrived (an afterthought maybe). To be fair we were asked if we would like to move to another table when we first sat down. (They know their seating is a problem?) The food was very good but a bit on the high side price-wise compared to others at this same Chef-level. Our salad appetizer was beautifully plated as was my meal. My guest's plate however lacked in this area...it was just sort of sloppy. The taste was very-good all around. Great selections of wine. It will be awhile before we get back to this place (not a knock really, there are just so many other places to visit before revisiting here)."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My work colleagues and I had dinner at Credo. The noise level was rather exuberant, which made talking amongst ourselves a little challenging. The noise level did quiet down after a large nearby party left. The space is very open which lends itself to be a little on the louder side. The food was amazing! We started off with duroc pork & ricotta meatballs served on polenta with romano cheese. We also shared burata cheese with honey and sea salt served with crostini. The server recognize we had more people than crostini and without asking, gave us more. Every dish that was ordered was tasteful and fully consumed! The beer, wine and port selections were varied enough to accommodate our party of 7. Great place to go and enjoy."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Easy to get an early reservation at this wonderful place. Service was great and the food was too. We will keep this place on our 'a place to go back to list'."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The place was noisy but the service was fairly good and they must be saving a ton of money on their fresh produce bill. The heirloom tomato and mozzarella plate consisted of one small tomato cut into five or six pieces. It's tomato season for heavens sake! My fig pizza special of the day was mostly just dry crust. Our table of four received five crostini with the honeyed cheese appetizer and were unable to get any more and ended up eating forkfuls of the cheese alone. They skimped in all the wrong places. Pasta was fine so maybe I just shouldn't have ordered the pizza."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "A great place for lunch!!! The menu is interesting and the food is delicious...portions are good for a person like me who has a discerning palate and a small stomach!!! I would highly recommend it to friends and business associates."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Friendly staff set our big group up and was extremely courteous on the phone. Octopus appetizer was yummy and summer sole special was fabulous. Plus, they are involved in supporting a local charity. Definitely withh be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The location is perfect. It doesn't get too noisy or crowded. The food is delicious and the staff is quick, friendly, and knowledgeable. Overall, it was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Simple place, very delicious natural Italian food. Little loud but otherwise a great find."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Credo is a well positioned restaurant in heart of Financial District -close to Bart, Ferry, buses - a lot going for it - decent food but servers who could use some additional training & "customer service" pills. We had a gluten free diner (my boss - as in the guy who's picking up the check for our table of 10) & I tried my best to work w/our server to identify gluten free menu items (he was more interested in getting us to order drinks, appys early than "listening" to our needs). There were 2 people at our table who requested "room temperature" water (I was one of them) we did receive our water, however, we did not receive refills from our server NOR a table floater bus boy type individuals UNTIL we called them over. Food YES/ Service NO"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great overall experience. We will go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife and 3 children really enjoyed our dinner. The walls and back of menu were good conversation pieces."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "the food and service were excellent, but the restaurant is very noisy. Tables are too small because the plate sizes are large. The walls are covered with interesting quotes from famous people. Overall an enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very good, well prepared, and well presented menu. Acoustics are poor and it's noisy. Food and service certainly compensate for the noise level. It is very convenient and within walking distance and from San Francisco Opera and symphony hall. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "First time at Credo for lunch. My friend and I split the "special" pizza. It was one of the best pizzas I've ever had! Perfect crust, very fresh toppings - just delicious. We also each had a salad, both of which were excellent. Each of us also tried one of their non-alcoholic beverages - I had the raspberry, thyme lime soda and my friend had the lemonade. Both were very refreshing. I would definitely recommend Credo for a business lunch or just a casual lunch with friends. The service was also very good - attentive but not hovering. Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food is really good but it's a shame the acoustics aren't better. We arrived just after 7pm and I could barely hear the person sitting across from me and felt like I needed to yell to be heard. We also waited quite a bit for our waiter to take our order which was frustrating. I would go there again but might try a different time to see if the noise issues are bit better."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was good. Very nice atmosphere, but a little loud. Service was ok, but our waiter forgot about us at the end. Luckily we didn't want dessert anyway."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I've always loved Credo. Their Kicking Mule is also amazing. I come here for the Paparadelle all the time, and it's never let me down =) A bit on the al dente side but nothing I can't handle."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I went to Credo with clients and two things come to mind: (1) the reviews are spot on and (2) the décor is really interesting. This restaurant is in a premier location if you are walking, is open, airy and has wonderful quotes on the wall At the risk of sounding like a miser, I just think that a menu where the lease expensive glass of wine is $11 is a bit much. The food was pretty good. I started with the kale salad which I really enjoyed because is demonstrated the chef’s imagination by allowing the bitter kale to come through with a zesty fruity sauce. The strozzapreti with braised beef ragu and parmesan would earn a rating of excellent it they had given me more and the beef Carpaccio with arugula and capers was an outstanding starter."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Touring the city and found Credo. Great food, extremely focused on service and nice decor. Try the squash app - fantastic."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Due to the high ceilings and cement floors the noise level gets so loud it's a place best for casual dining, not conducive for business discussions."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Lunch portions were on the small side. Would like to see a more substantial serving."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Had a few pricey cocktails but, meals were extremely reasonable and quite delicious! I'm going again and will take a few folks!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I really loved the salad with cherries on it (I think they were cherries). Lots of flavor without weighing down the starter. I also enjoyed the corn pizza. The carmelized onions are perfection and whatever the baked into the pizza crust was so delicious. I always like the food at Credo, but it is so noisy. It's hard to have a conversation there."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "A great place for a business lunch. Good food and you can talk and be heard."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Everything we had was unique and well made, from the very light and well balanced meatball appetizers to the pasta and porchetta dinner. Easily my favorite italian place in SF."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I thought of Credo when my boss said "make a reservation." We were shown to our table and given water, but it took about ten minutes before a waiter approached and asked right away if we were ready to order. It felt like we were ignored and then rushed. However, the Caprese appetizer he recommended was outstanding. Our entrees arrived quickly and were delicious. It was just too darn noisy with the open kitchen and the hustle-bustle. There were only two of us across a small table, but we had to raise our voices to hear each other. The noise level precluded normal conversation."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Discovered Credo not too long ago and have been there several times since. Each time, the food has been very thoughtfully prepared, the service very friendly and accommodating, and the seating comfortable -- all at a relatively affordable price. They've got a good thing going at Credo."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • " I had a team of 10 there for dinner the Wednesday night. You all did an outstanding job! The food was great. The service for our "energetic" crew was above and beyond - simply outstanding. Thank you so very much for making the evening memorable."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The dining room and ambience was quite nice, but our early dinner experience for a group of 10 missed on several major points. Despite being the only party dining on an early weeknight, we felt neglected. Bar service was slow, as was the food. The food was tasty, although the value was not there. It was especially painful as someone had to return their porchetta entrée as one of the two slices was completely pork fat. The hostess (rather than the waiter) wound up bring out a side salad to make up for the returned entrée, but our dining experience was already circling the drain hole. It's not likely that we'll be doing another group dinner, but would be willing to give lunch a shot - with a much smaller party. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "From the excellent attentive service to the menu variety to the amazing flavors...this is one of San Francisco's finest!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Got there at 5 for dinner, so service was fast. Portions very generous, and good value. I had the 4 cheese pizza -- crust was nice and thin and very crisp - perfect! The side order of spinach was fab and only $4; perfectly seasoned and not greasy. Hubby had a pasta dish with sage meatballs, which was yummy and meatballs were very delicate in flavor. Tasted the roasted squid appetizer, and it was unusual but super tasty -- such a large portion that it would be best shared by four. Everyone loved their Graffeo coffees and espressos, and our friend's loved the gelato. Especially that they could get a small scoop instead of a huge dish. By 6 PM the bar had filled up with after work crowd and it was super noisy. But would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Credo in a while. The food was very good as well as the service."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Pizza was great!! The best part of lunch. We also got a salmon entree which was really bad the fish and veggies were soaked in way too much olive oil. I couldn't even finish it. My coworker got the chicken ceaser and it look horrible. Like it was pre-packed... Something you'd expect if you order a salad at a ballpark. Blah. Out service was super slow, nice but he moved like a snail... We sat downstairs which was super akward... If the food was good id probably not care. But with good so-so and sitting in a basement. It's just bad altogether. I guess overall in pretty disappointed. I'm sure the owner didn't plan it this way. Someone is slacking and it shows. Sorry... "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "What a pleasant surprise. Our monthly theater group chose this restaurant as it was close to Bart and close to the theater on Jackson street. We all tried different dishes and agreed with other people's comments about the fried octopus and brussel sprouts dish. Fantastic. The winning choice for main entree was the scallops. Since fava beans are in season another choice was the whole wheat pasta with fava beans. Very tasty. The service was impeccable. We did not have to ask for anything. Our choice of the Pinot Noir wine was perfect for all of our food choices. We will be returning to this restaurant. It was the highlight of the evening since the play we saw was a major bust!!!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Good review all around. Tasty menu, nice wine list, good service."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I took clients on a business lunch. The restaurant was very accommodating, and seated us downstairs where it wasn't quite as noisy without us even having to ask. The only thing that could have been improved upon was the size of the portions. I actually prefer smaller, more European portion sizes, but the amount of food in the gnocchi dish was a little lacking. Otherwise, I would recommend the restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014