Cupola Pizzeria
Cupola Pizzeria
  • Address:
    845 Market Street, Suite 400, Westfield San Francisco Centre
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Cupola Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cupolasf.com/
  • Phone: 4158965600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Christian Hermsdorf
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: btwn 4th & 5th
  • Public Transit: Bart and Muni are convenient ways to travel to the Westfield San Francisco Center. There is an entryway directly into the center from within the Powell Street station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: For your convenience, Westfield San Francisco Centre provides valet parking. The valet is located on 5th Street between Mission & Market Streets (outside Nordstrom). With validation from LarkCreek®Steak, the price for 3 hours is reduced to only $10 dollars. The valet accepts cars until 10pm Friday & Saturday and 9pm Sunday through Thursday.
A word from Cupola Pizzeria
Cupola Pizzeria a Neapolitan style pizzeria. Serving authentic Italian cuisine with hand made pastas, house prepared desserts. We are VPN certified. We offer a variety of Italian and domestic wines. Located at the Westfield San Francisco.
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Cupola Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (31)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (25)kid-friendly (19)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (8)special occasion (7)hot spot (5)notable wine list (5)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • great find!
    SFDA680VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Cupola is an incredible find hidden inside the Westfield Mall. Don't be deterred by the location, the food and service is fantastic. We had the calamari, meatballs, lamb to start...and it was all spot on. We added cheese and sauce to our pizzas and really enjoyed them (the arrabiatta is my favorite...be warned it has a kick!). To finish the Spumoni was amazing, the candied pistachios a very nice touch! Overall, I highly recommend this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Got stuck at the table right next to the kitchen. It was loud. We heard everything being yelled while trying to have dinner.
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  • Really good wood oven pizza
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had two of their pizzas and found them to be outstanding. The crust was perfectly cooked (not burned) and the toppings were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 3 words: Certified Neapolitan pizza
    SeismicVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Always in search for the real deal from Naples we found it here. We started with fried squash blossoms for our appetizer. This was the most perfect execution we have had--light and crispy and stuffed with ricotta! Mouth just waters as I type these words. We had some marinated olives to accompany our wine and mocktails ("zero proof cocktails) Kids loved the crafted mocktails and I have to admit they were extraordinary. We enjoyed a wonderful half-priced (special for July) bottle of Barbera. The highlight was the pizza--thin, chewy with a slight crisp. Yum! We polished off the meal with a scrumptious slice of tiramisu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but poor customer service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It took over an hour to get our food (and the restaurant was not packed) and when it did start coming out it wasn't staged together; last dishes were provided 20 minutes after first ones came out. Food was good but lack of attention and long delay and poor food staging took away from the experience.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Pizza Crust was a bit soggy. The Kale salad was fantastic!! The Bundino also fantastic. The affogato was just coffee gelato, very disappointing and the concept of the chairs being so tall , they were just uncomfortable. The Owner/Manager was very friendly and accommodating. So very mixed experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easy, comfortable place
    Elaine
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We needed a centrally located place for two families to meet for dinner. Because of the ease of parking in the Union Square area, we selected this restaurant. Initially the staff had us seated at a table that extended out into the mall but when I asked for a different table they were very accommodating (we just had to wait a bit). The wait staff were are all very friendly and the food was good.
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  • Still a favorite
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We've eaten here many times... it's still very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice date location
    FOODiE
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I was impressed by the food and greatly enjoyed my time having dinner there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feast of the feast!
    MelY
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I came specifically to experience their feasting menu where you have no idea what the chef will bring out. All you should expect is that you'll have stuffed by the end of the meal. Between the three of us, we were served 11 dishes total(warm mozzerella, calamari, salads, appetizers, two pastas, two pizzas, two desserts.) Needless to say we had leftovers. There were a few memorable dishes, but nothing spectacular. This is a great way to try a lot of items from the menu. NOTE: July is half off any bottle of wine! Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A regular favorite
    thtrbuf
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Whenever we are in the city for a show, we always head to Cupola for the festa. It's a great way to get a sampling of all the types of great food offered.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The pizza was outstanding...great thin crust pizza and the crust was very flavorful!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Pizza
    jlcjensen
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our group ordered several pizzas to share and all of them were absolutely delicious, all oven baked. Our server was very nice, efficient and unobtrusive. I enjoyed the decor the funky style of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and tasty pizza choices
    AndiO
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This restaurant is located inside a mall, but is an upscale pizzeria with unique but delicious pizza options. We had the fungi and margharitas pizzas. The fungi pizza had a combination if leeks, green onions, and hedgehog mushrooms, without a red sauce. It was delicious, as was the margharitas pizza. The server and host were friendly, our water glasses stayed full, and the ambiance was quiet. We would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We discovered Cupola last year and made appoint of coming back to have the pizza again - it was as good as we remembered it to be!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Food
    124871
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We loved the pizza they make at the site. I believe it's Napolitan pizza, and that tastes good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent dinner before theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This is the spot to dine before theater if you want good food and efficient service to get you to the theater on time. Surprised to find this quality of food in a very pleasant environment inside the Westfield Mall. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza inside a mall!
    shihsl
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We were just looking for a decent place to eat close to our hotel for our first night in San Francisco. Cupola was quite a find! You'd never expect a restaurant inside a mall to deliver such high-quality food and such an extensive wine list. Service was great too. And the food came out quickly--always appreciated when you have young children in the group, as we did.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM
    EmLovesToEat
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I love coming to Cupola; what a great find! Its worth a trip to the mall just to enjoy their delicious pizza and pasta selections, as well as their great Italian wine list. Our favorites on this trip were the torn pasta, the calamari, and the gelato. Great service, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a favorite
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    If you haven't eaten here, you'll probably think this is just a cute pizza place in the mall. But Cupola has become one of our favorite Italian restaurants anywhere. On our most recent visit, we tried a couple of the small plates (very small, like real European tapas) -- swordfish and duck -- and both were excellent. The 'torn pasta' is perhaps the most perfect pasta dish ever. And if you like Neapolitan pizza, this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Is the Convenience Worth It?
    4sustainabilityVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The quality of some ingredients (lettuce in Caesar) and the scarcity of others (pistachios in kale salad) reminded us of where we were. The food was, nonetheless, adequate. No rose wines available under the heading "Italian White & Pink Wines," not a sign of first-rate management. If, like us, you're seeing a movie and don't want to leave the relative safety of the building, it offers an acceptable, if not exciting, option.
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  • Out of cocktails at 6:00
    Pepinilla1VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Italian restaurant out of carpano cocktail at 6:00 pm on a Saturday? Sodas were flat. Caesar salad overdressed
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We really miss the prawns appetizers this restaurant had when first opened. Thanks goodness the calamari salad is still on the menu. We love the baby kale salad, so refreshing! The fried chicken is always good, the prosciutto pizza is good. The lamb and the duck pasta are ok. Love the spumoni dessert and the tiramisu! Jessica provided excellent friendly service. We ate here before going to the movies, and each time, we were served efficiently and never late for the show.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amantedelcibo1VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Pizza is fantastic First rate but, we order zucca which should arrive with squash blossoms, the main reason we ordered this item These were not on the pizza. Asked to speak with the manager. He answered by saying that the blossoms were on the pizza but mixed with the mascarpone. Highly unlikely. Almost every year I have pizza with squash blossoms and never in all those years has any restaurant done anything other than - in some form or another - show off the beauty of those delicious additions. Shame on Cupola
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  • Not much of a feast
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The "Feast of all Feast" is not much of a feast. Basically a tasting menu served family style. While food was acceptable, there was nothing that really stands out. Portions were terribly small for a party of seven. Amount of food served probably would have been good for a party of four. Everyone was still HUNGRY, even after getting one extra pizza and a couple of extra desserts. Extremely poor value. Disagree with other reviews saying they were brought food until you tell them to stop. It was not all you can eat. Management should clarify policy and keep it consistent.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Awesome
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We just love this place. This was our second time in the last 30 days; we drove up to the city just to go here. The pizzas are Neapolitan style pizza. (I'm not sure if they're certified as authentic 00 Neapolitan but it sure seems like that style to me. As usual I got the Arrabbiata, which is just spicy enough, not too much or too little of anything, just... perfect. She got the Torn Pasta, which is a simple pasta and Marinara dish which is excellent because of the quality of the sauce. To start we had the curious "Dome Salad" which was an unusual mix of heirloom carrots (not orange!), shaved Parmesan, and perhaps the best croutons ever made. Neither of us actually like carrots but this dish was amazing.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time was great
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Ate here before dinner: we agree with other reviewers: the pizza and kale salad are wonderful! Also appreciated their gluten free pasta with lamb and mint dish - it exceeded our expectation. Finally, the tiramisu was light and delicious. Will go back again. Great place to eat before the movies.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 393 reviews are from the Cupola Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • Location in Westfield Center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Location in Westfield Center on Market St.--easily accessible via BART and MUNI. Location is centrally located for luncheon members coming from East Bay, Peninsula, and within San Francisco.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oasis at Powell & Market Streets
    Cath
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This corner of the 4th floor 'under the dome' was a lovely oasis in the midst of the Powell/Market hustle below, and also from the bustle of the Westfield Mall in general. Our group of 4 was looking for a quick simple dinner on the way from BART station to a show at the Warfield. The pizzas were delicious and the kale salad absolutely out of this world! We were able to eat 'outside' (in the mall still), which meant it was nice and spacious and quiet. Will return, esp for the kale salad! I'm soo glad we found it on the Westfield site. Pizzas ordered were Marguerite, Funghi, and sausage - plenty to eat for a group of 4 with 2 large salads split as well. Server was a good help in deciding what to order, too. Thank you.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stuck in the "Food Court"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I made the reservation using Opentable wanting a nice table, but was seated outside the restruant, in the mall, so it felt like a food court with people walking around shopping. The service, food, and wine was good, just terrible seating.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Outstanding pizza
    drtfulenwider
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Pizza was outstanding. We had the mozzarella appetizer and the Arrabiatta pizza. The mozzarella was a boring disk I thought, wouldn't order again. The pizza, on the other hand, was excellent. Fresh, spicy and delicious. For anyone who likes pizza this place is a must try. The crust was perfect, chewy and flavorful. The sauce was spicy and it paired well with the pancetta on top. Highly recommend the pizza. The ambience was okay. There was still a little of that I am at a mall fell, but other than that the place was fine. The service was also very fast which enhanced our experience
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Chef's feast is a fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The Chef's feast is a fun tasting experience at a reasonable price and we enjoyed almost every dish
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cupola
    CupolaVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Always enjoy the food at Cupola, but always feel rushed and that I do not like. We had barely started our appetizers and the main course was already on the table.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Surprise
    Moose
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    First time at Cupola. Had the $32 Feast and $16 wine flight. Best food value in SF. Excellent service, great tastes and the courses just keep on coming. We shall return regularly with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE the Kale salad, Pulled Mozzere
    NatashaSFVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This is in a mall, yes. But it's a "real" restaurant. I love it, and go often- a couple times a month. Great for before a movie or just for lunch. Yes, I live downtown so it's easy for me.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant was in a mall
    SimbahVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    If I had known when I booked the reservation that the restaurant was in a mall I would have gone elsewhere. We were visiting San Francisco and were looking for a neighborhood gem type of place. The food was good, but I have a pet pieve about a waitress asking me if I want change. I don't like the assumption that what is left from a cash transaction is a tip.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wood burning pizza oven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    great tasting pizza from the wood burning oven, nice thin crust, just the right amount of tomato sauce and mozzarella
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    good for groups
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  • Fun Friday Night Escape
    DSue
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Had the best baby kale salad - great dressing. Broccoli rabe pizza was also very good. Sharing the blood orange polenta cake was a delicious way to end the meal. We each had a couple of glasses of red wine which turned out to be pricey - next time, we'll just get a bottle. I'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the mall
    PJDivaVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Cupola is in a perfect location in the mall. When I don't want to eat in the food court that requires searching for a seat, eating with people I don't know, and dealing with the din of masses, I like to eat at Cupola. Their pizza crust is incredibly thin and tasty. The lunch special of a pizza (Arrabiata is spicy and our favorite) and salad (Caesar or kale) is a great deal for two. We had the kale salad this time and it was very tasty with currants and lemon. I always look forward to eating there...some time I'll have to try their pasta, too.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Feast!
    gergles
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    There's no reason to come here to get anything other than La Festa -- you pay a (very reasonable) flat price and are fed a little of everything on the menu until you tell them to stop. I've had it several times now and every time it has been nothing short of fantastic. I normally go with dates or 1 friend, and between the 2 of us, we normally get 3 apps, 2 pastas, 2 pizzas, and 2 desserts -- but if anything comes out we don't like, they happily bring something else. Service is attentive and the ambience is quite nice, especially given the location in the mall.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.