Frascati
Frascati

Frascati

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frascatisf.com/
  • Phone: 4159281406
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Pawlik
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available upon request. They are able to meet your needs for parties up to 100 people.
  • Entertainment: Outdoor dining (weather permitting).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green Street
  • Public Transit: Hyde & Powell Cable Car line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Private lot also available.
A word from Frascati
Frascati is a charming Russian Hill neighborhood bistro featuring rustic Mediterranean-influenced cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Frascati reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)fit for foodies (67)romantic (58)special occasion (54)notable wine list (36)hot spot (17)scenic view (14)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Special spot!
    Krista
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was my first trip to San Fran and I really wanted to fine I'm a place that the locals love. We found it! Neighborhood restaurant. Quaint. Food was excellent and the prices are fair. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ate like Italian Merchants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Good wines, great apps, and I had the roasted chicken... wow. The GF had the pasta and sausage, strong work there too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    wellfed
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My husband and I felt fortunate to book an early dinner just a few days ahead of time. The restaurant was fairly quiet even as it filled up during our seating. We enjoyed the chic but comfortable ambiance, and the staff seemed to appear at our table at just the right times. The menu offered so many unique and tempting choices. We settled on an octopus starter plus gnocchi with white truffle oil; our entrees were duck breast and risotto. All were perfectly prepared and fabulous. This was on a par with the best restaurants we have ever visited!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pork Chop to die for
    VagabondbkVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a great time. I had the pork it was perfect not dry not tough. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food and service!!
    Kitty185
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were visiting San Francisco and it was our favorite restaurant. I wish we were staying longer because we would have eaten there again. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous as always!
    Alicia
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We discovered Frascati's years ago and it remains one of our San Francisco favorites. The wine, the food, the service, and the ambiance remain consistent and make for a perfect evening. Strongly suggest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Small quaint restaurant. We sat in the window looking onto the sidewalk and street. We had a great meal w/ wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderfull
    diningC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Frascati. We were in from Europe and saw the place while on the streetcar and remembered the intersection on which it is located. I'm glad I did, because the food was very good and the service was great. Would definitely go back here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Finominal" Figs!
    monMichel
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Frascati has a wonderful selection of flavor. Intense richness with layered flavors. The warm figs over grilled bruschetta with goat cheese and balsamic reduction was delicious. You may have enjoyed this dish before, but I doubt it had the flavor presented at Frascati. This is a neighborhood gem worth finding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite gem in sf
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Once again returned to SF; once again returned to Frascati's; once again reminded why we always do. Incredibly warm and welcoming staff, very friendly atmosphere and food is outstanding, accompanied by great wine list. Gnocchi appetizer and main chicken dish were biblical; sardines, risotto, octopus salad, pork sirloin, all fantastic. We brought folks who had never been and they are already booking a second reservation. Great, small, attentive, outstanding restaurant serving some of the consistently best food in SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Frascati is a gem, everything was perfect. All 4 of us agreed it was one or our best dining experiences ever. The service was from the heart, as if we had been dining at this restaurant regularly for years. Every dish was delicious and all of us loved every dish that was served. We are looking forward to going back to try some of the other dishes. My greatest compliments to all the staff - thank you so much for a wonderful meal in a delightful setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't live up to the hype
    PollyDadVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Given the expectations, Frascati was disappointing. The food was good, but not anything we haven't experienced previously. The waitress was friendly, professional and attentive, but she failed to warn my wife that her selections were unbalanced, too rich, and ultimately unsatisfying. At $60.00, a bottle of 2010 Figge Cellars Pinot Noir, was overpriced and mediocre. It is an excellent neighborhood find, but we won't be returniing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner-great food & service
    sflocal
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A lovely dinner! I felt like I was in Europe! A small neighborhood place, with tons of charm, wonderful staff, great food --- just outstanding. We brought by 94 year old father, who needs a low salt diet, and they were SO accommodating. Gave us a quiet table, had a wonderful server and just an outstanding meal. We had 2 starters: Gnocchi and Grilled Monterey Bay Sardines -- both outstanding. My father and Sister split the Halibut and I had the steak. The steak was served with some delicious root vegetables, and the Halibut was on top of a cauliflower puree. We had a some fantastic sorbet for dessert. All in all, just a wonderful meal -- the weather was perfect, with the windows open, so you could see/hear the cable cars going by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welchman
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food but we felt pressed to eat fast by server as if they over booked and needed us to hurry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We lived in SF years ago, and were back visiting friends. As foodies with kids, we were concerned about finding the right balance. We were extremely impressed with the staff and the food. Every dish was prepared perfectly. They even did a half portion for the kids. Very classy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBLLVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We took out of town guests there for dinner and we all had great time. Food, wine very good. Noisy but expected. One of our city favorites.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find!
    Hass1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was superb. Staff was nice once we got in. Had a 5:30 dinner. Came at 5:15 and they made us sit outside until 5:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint with big flavors!
    HonestChef
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ambiance was romantic; Loved the seasonal menu; food was delicious and fresh; would have liked a larger fish selection;
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Restaurant in Russian Hill
    CR89
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great restaurant with wonderful owners, attentive staff, and awesome food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    PoachedEggs
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was our first time at Frascati. The service was helpful and warm without being intrusive, which we really liked. The Gnocchi, pork chop, duck and panna cotta-- all amazing. The ambience has an overall homey vibe. The food is outstanding and also has a very comforting feel about it. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poppie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Fantastic! Most enjoyable. Great ambience and service. Food is divine. Really felt part of the neighbourhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    livnlargeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We happened to be walking by on our way to the cable car stop and liked the look of this corner neighborhood restaurant. So happy we did! Our family of 4 including a 10 and 13 yr old really enjoyed our meal. The fig appetizer and cheese plate were a perfect way to start our dinner. Everyone enjoyed their entrees of filet, pork porterhouse and fresh pappardelle. All were delicious! The service was attentive and helpful. Would definitely go back next time we are in San Fran.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt service was so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I go here regularly and didn't feel that my special requests for my mothers birthday was noticed. Various servers served our table, really just an ok service experience. Food good same menu, done well. Just service fell short this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    BuzDinVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have walked by this place a million times and always wanted to try. Finally went there on a Monday night (not always the best night to eat out) and it was fantastic. We had a group of four that ordered the 2 - half chickens and 2 - seafood pastas which we all ate everything on our plates. The fig appetizer was so good and the burrata. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosy and enjoyable evening
    Kirkstyles
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a really super meal, the restaurant has a really nice and intimate feel to it. Food and service were great. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dses
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere. Loved the neighborhood location but in the city.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious evening
    Gigiwa
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We completely enjoyed the dining, wine and service at this small, friendly but upscale restaurant. Particularly enjoyed the fig and the lamb appetizers and panna cotta for dessert. All the entrees we tried were delicious and wine choices were lovely. The only negative was a tiny washroom-- a little tricky to maneuver in there. Would visit again though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Dinner
    ParaDox
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Couldn't ask for more--great food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Frascati is our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The food is always consistent, the staff knowledgeable and the atmosphere great... always fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and undeniably consistent
    APhillips
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We returned after 6 months and the experience remains wonderful. Great food, lively place, and service extraodinaire!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BurlpersonVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Such good food. We liked everything we had from the sardines 3 salads, 4 different entrees and tasty desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food is excellent. The service impeccable. The dessert amazing! Right off the Hyde Street Cable Car. Such a very San Francisco experience. The place all romantic movies should film there dinner scenes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    SterlingVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had such a good time Saturday night. the food was great, especially the service and the Halibut. Thank you, Sterling
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even better the second time around
    foodfollower
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We happened upon this restaurant in September 2013, and couldn't wait to go back. The service is attentive, prompt, perfect. I had a bread salad, very simple, but a wonderful combination of flavors, and a light champagne vinigarette that completed the salad perfectly. My filet mignon was butter soft, exactly to my specifications, with a berry sauce that was both sweet and just a little tart to set off the filet. My husband is in love with the risotto. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mach2VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Such a lovely dinner. We sat at the table in the window so we could watch the cable car go by. WE had the halibut, tomato salad, and bib lettuce salad. All was very good and well prepared. The service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming Birthday Dinner
    sffoodtimes
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I had planned a birthday dinner for my boyfriend at this restaurant. I had emailed management one and called once too. I wanted to make sure they knew that dinner that night was special. We arrived and were seated at a table next to the waiter's station- a busy area and I had asked to be put in a more quiet area. The restaurant was noisy and incredibly hot. The food was just ok, nothing popped, nothing special. It was just good food, but nothing inspired. After that, there was no special birthday message or anything like that. We were not in the mood for dessert, so we payed the bill and left. I was hoping Frascati could provide that special dinner for the two of us, but disappointingly, it did not. I will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Luvitalian
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Prompt seating very good service and not intrusive very good Italian food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food once we were allowed in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We arrived early (5:15) for a 5:30 reservation. The restaurant doesn't open until 5:30 but the doors were open, a waiter was standing in the doorway looking out and there were two empty chairs in the entrance. We asked if we could stick around and maybe sit down but we were told that we couldn't. The waiter said that they weren't ready to open and asked us to walk around the area for 15 minutes. We did, and things were fine when we got back, but that wasn't the warmest welcome I've ever had (and there was no smile either).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I go to this restaurant quite often because it's so comfortable and has such good food. You can actually have a conversation as the noise level is never a problem -- no thumping music or shrill voices. I've tried a lot of places in the neighborhood and always come back to Frascati.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    dandoug
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Service was excellent. I had a long chat with "the wine guy", Justin, before settling on the Huët Vouvray Le Mont Sec 2012. The California wine selections are a little limited, but there is a lot of depth in the European ones here. We started with the cheese plate. Then, I had the gnocchi with asparagus and peas as a first course and the pepper encrusted ahi over a bed of greens and bacon mashed fingerling potatoes for the main course. We made dessert a two course affair... Starting with a shared scoop of basil ice cream that I followed with the white and dark chocolate bread pudding topped with hazelnut ice cream which I enjoyed with a couple cups of really good decaf coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate