Wonderful food! The pastaWonderful food! The pasta was some of the best I have ever eaten.
I loved the deco.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMToo expensive2 appetizers, 2 entres, 1 side, 2 cocktails, 2 glasses of wine for $200. Food was fine but nothing to write home about.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM3rd time, a bit deflatedHave been here two other times before, both with fantastic results. This time was a bit of a let down. The food is always good if not excellent but, this time my wife and I both had less than impressive fish dishes. The menu changes often, seasonally if not monthly/weekly so there are bound to be some hits and misses. However, both of our dishes were essentially plain fish with a wilted green and a salty sauce. Meh...the first two times we went were nearly epic: Initially dining here on a gift card from a coworker and being super impressed with the perfectly cooked scallops with speck and pea puree. The second time, entertaining "true Italian" friends on ours from NY to great accolades. This time, just fell a bit flat.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staffWe had an awesome! waitress. I wish I could remember her name.
But I will ask for her every time.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere and creative foodFarina has very good food and a beautiful restaurant. The service is lacking.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious in every way!It was the first time I had gone to Farina after living in SF for 9 years, and finally decided to try it with a friend. IT WAS PHENOMENAL! Our server, James was incredibly attentive and made you feel like you were the only people in the restaurant. Food was outrageously delicious, Wine list proved to be yummy, and the atmosphere was perfect. Would recommend this place while being aware that it is a bit pricy, but worth every single penny!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMweek night get togetherWent here on a Monday evening for dinner with eight people. The food was good and the place is lovely! I'm surprised what the yelp reviews are on this place because we had a great time with no problems with the food at all. The only issue is the service isn't to best comparing to places of similar level. Since I remembered the reviews I made sure to pay more attention when speaking to our server. Otherwise the evening was great!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConvo & 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