Convo & VinoSleek interior but not pretentious. Friendly but not pusy wait staff. There is always a busy buzz but the acoustics allow for private conversation. I like the wine list, varied and well matched to food selections. My food was a bit too tepid last night but also enjoyable. I have never been disappointed.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was an overall fantasticThis was an overall fantastic dining experience. The pesto is amazing, the best we've ever tasted, with delicate freshly made pasta. The focaccia is unique and absolutely delicious. Every dish we had was excellent, and the service was equal to that. Our waitress had a personal touch, with the perfect combination of being friendly and attentive and making excellent recommendations, while also allowing for the feeling of having a private, leisurely meal. We're definitely going back soon!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing pasta and service!This is one of my favorite places to eat in the Mission! The pasta is amazing and I had the best veal chop ever. The staff are very switched on as far as service and passion for the customer from the front door to the bar.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI went for my thirtieth birthdayI went for my thirtieth birthday with a small group of my girlfriends, and we were treated like royalty. Emilio and all of the waitstaff were absolutely wonderful, recommended all of the best dishes, and the food was ridiculously good. I would highly recommend this place--best authentic Italian food I've had in the city.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI was there one other timeI was there one other time and the noise level was insane...said I would never return. Tried again with a 530 reservation and it was only a few customers.
LOVED LOVED Carlos4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSince my name is Farina, ISince my name is Farina, I had to try this restaurant on our visit to the city. I was thoroughly pleased with the food, wine and service. Great atmosphere and our waitress was wonderful.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Outstanding PastaOutstanding home made pasta and I mean outstanding - Really special - very casual atmosphere without "fancy decor" . Definitely on the return list .4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphere,Great food and atmosphere, but over-priced for what it is.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFarina has always been goodFarina has always been good to us. The entire staff is from Italy and the dishes are authentic.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of 8 and askedWe were a party of 8 and asked the mâitre-d' (manager?) to simply "feed us", to bring us all of the dishes he felt we shouldn't miss, from antipasti through dolci. He didn't disappoint: the food was amazing, the service was excellent, the our host lived completely up to the name: he made us feel welcome, well taken care of, and at home.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service.Great food and great service. Our favorite Italian restaurant in the city. The pesto is a must have on any visit3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was great - fromeverything was great - from the moment we stepped in the door we were treated very well. The food was great, we weren't rushed and the prices were appropriate.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFarina is a great place withFarina is a great place with wonderful Northern Italian cuisine and terrific service.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSwoon worthy pastaMy sisters and I are restaurant brats. Our father was in the business and then taught it. So we have high standards. Farina exceeded them. We were made to feel welcome, nice since young hipsters can make us baby boomers feel uncool. The octopus salad was fresh and tender and pure. The pastas were superb, though I have to pile particular praise on the mandilli de seta al pesto Ligure di mandorle. Wow. Amazing. Absolutely swoon worthy. Next time I head to San Francisco, I hope to revisit Farina just for this dish.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food but a littleWonderful food but a little off the beaten path for tourists however well worth the cab ride. Changing menu offers a nice variety of freshly prepared pastas and other options. Everyone in our large party enjoyed their food.1/20/2013 12:00:00 AM