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Frascati
Frascati

Frascati Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frascatisf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 928-1406
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French, Californian
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Prompt seating very good service and not intrusive very good Italian food"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Justin's hospitality along with atmosphere and fabulous food made this night one to remember for a long time."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner and the staff were so accommodating to us. Would definitely go back next time I am in San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Just terrific. Neighborhood feel with just right portions of wonderful, tasty offerings. Great owner and our waitress was so accommodating. Yes, go there."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I was first introduced to Frascati during a visit to San Francisco by someone who used to live in the neighborhood. It was a magical evening - course after course outdid themselves. We savored different cheeses, swooned over the wine list, raved over our main meal and found just enough room for the perfect dessert ending (sweet & savory). Since that first visit, it's been my only must-do when in town. It will be the best chicken you've ever eaten in your life. If you're not for poultry, you will have many different succulent choices to choose from, and no matter what, you will not go wrong. I don't tell many people about this restaurant because I love it too much, but it is the only place I confidently recommend without hesitation."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "My adult daughter and I were visiting San Fran for fathers day and wanted a nice restaurant for dinner. Picking through all the restaurants in San Francisco can be a challenge. I did my research through Open Table as I usually do throughout the country and decided on Frascati. The atmosphere was quaint in a fairly small dining area. Very comfortable with a staff that was wonderful. The food was extraordinary! Rich and delightful with each bit. I eat in many restaurants and can really not recall having a better meal and experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I guess I'll be the voice of dissent.... Very generous portions for price range although quality of ingredients seemed a notch lower than other spots in similar price range. Duck breast was good and well cooked but hash was dry and stringy and sauce gloppy and sweet. Steak and Pork dish others had were better. Bread salad was good although beans in it undercooked. Bread pudding dessert huge but ice cream only part I could eat more than a bite of. Apple cobbler also very large but much better. Service very good, friendly, etc... There are much better options with better quality ingredients for same price range, although slightly less hearty portions. That and given the extreme difficulty of parking makes it a once only visit for me."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food is excellent and wine list is amazing. The restaurant has such a SF feel to it with the trolleys rolling by. Very cozy and elegant at the same time. I would highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were in San Francisco for our anniversary and picked here because of its great reviews. We weren't disappointed! The food was amazing and it was such a lovely setting. I told them about our special occasion when we booked and they wished us a happy anniversary and even brought out dessert with a candle in, definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I've been to Frascati for dinner 3 times. The food is consistently well-prepared with solid dimensions of flavor and texture. My dinner guests have always been impressed. Don't miss the burrata appetizer. It's one of the reasons I keep coming back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Frascati in about 12 years. We stumbled across it looking for another restaurant, and we are sure glad we did! Good to know that the quality and friendliness of the staff is still there. The food is amazing and you can't really go wrong. The staff were awesome and helped us through the extensive wine list."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "THANK YOU to ALL at Frascati for creating an amazing evening, special-wonderful food, outstanding service which all added up to a very special San Francisco experience. I have seen your restaurant for years as I looked from the Hyde Street cable car and I wanted someday to be "inside" to experience your hospitality, atmosphere and cuisine. Finally, last Friday evening we finally made it to your establishment and were overwhelmed by your hospitality, service and special Mediterranean dishes."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner at Frascati. The food and service are superb. We had the chicken and rissoto. Delicious. Was celebrating our anniversary. They put a candle on our dessert. Wished they had comped it too. Street parking is difficult but you can park at a lot on Polk & Broadway ($10). Lot is 4 blocks (2 blocks uphill). Hope you are in good shape to walk."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Excellent overall! The duck was amazing and the deserts are something else! Try the bread pudding or the apple pie.. Can't go wrong here. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a 6:15 reservation and we ordered immediately an appetizer and wine but felt very rushed as 3 different waiters asked us about what we would like to order. At the end of the meal we asked if they wanted us to give up the table and forgo dessert? "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great local restaurant with consistently excellent food and service. Only negative is parking."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Anyone that can make roast chicken this spectacular you know will be a special spot. This place delivers on all fronts. Can't wait for an excuse to go back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and were not disappointed - it was fantastic."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "From Seattle we wanted to go to a local neighborhood restaurant. Very intimate, quiet and "comfy" environment. Since this was an Italian restaurant, my wife, who is of Italian heritage, wanted to go try it for her birthday. I ordered the pork chop which was terrific; she ordered the clams with spaghetti or some kind of pasta. She really disliked the number of clams (6) and they were small and the spaghetti was practically inedible -- sticky, tasteless despite putting lots of cheese and seasoning on it. This was very disappointing. We also had the chocolate bread pudding which was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Held up to its high reviews, we enjoyed a 2 hour dinner. One of best food we enjoyed in San Francisco"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "A sweet lil neighborhood restaurant with all the right characteristics for a winner: pleasant and warm staff, very good service, a varied menu with appetizing items, nothing out of place, nothing overly ambitious ::: We were not rushed, we were helped with our wine selection, the starters were fine - (great Burata!) and our mains were all enjoyed, clean plates show it was all good ::: Biggest hurdle is a prime neighborhood with consistently some of the most challenging parking in the city - it was maddening, a complete b*tch..."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We sat at the front window seat and had an amazing dining experience. There wasn't a missed note. Dining started with some excellence guidance on a wine from Sancerre. Our table then split the cheese plate, which was balanced with sheep cow and goat cheese, creamy and bitter with the blues. Salads ordered were the bread salad and octopus salad. Both again had nice flavor profiles and large portions. The three mains were flat iron steak, chicken and halibut. All were perfectly prepared and were among the best dishes we have ever tasted. An amazing event from service to food to neighborhood. What a restaurant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was looking for a highly rated restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Space at my first choice was not available at 7PM.Therefore,I had to settle for my second choice.Clearly, the restaurant Diety wanted me to me to experience Frascati first. I am so glad that my first choice was "blocked". Frascati's level of service, food quality, food presentation and overall ambienace has me planning a return visit within a week. Everyone needs to have the Frascati experience as a reference point. Great job. Thanks"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We dine at Frascati every time we visit the Bay area. The food and service are excellent. You can count on having a wonderful evening at Frascati."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The best, in every way. We look forward to Frascati evwry time we return to SF."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food is very good, the burrata and the pastas are specially recomended."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Frascati was wonderful. The food was outstanding and the service was truly excellent. I will always cherish the anniversary dinner I had at Frascati. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great spot; outstanding dishes for all who ate with us! I'd highly recommend Frascati!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Small and busy Italian, not quite what expected from website but the food was excellent, some of the best pasta have ever had, and service was very good with friendly staff. We went on a Saturday and it was packed with locals, with a few more unusual dishes to choose from."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food and service at a very reasonable price. Can arrive by cable car easily. Great choice from the many restaurants that San Francisco has to offer. A little jem in the heart of Russian Hill. Definitely a must to try. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Frascati during our first night in San Francisco. We chose the grilled pork chop and pappardelle for our meals. Both were excellent and came out piping hot. Frascati is a relatively short but steep walk up Hyde Street from the water front where we were staying. We watched the trolleys go by as we ate our dinner. The food and ambiance were top-notch."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We visited San Francisco last weekend and frascati was highly recommended by a local. Even though we had to eat pretty early because it was full- the food, waitstaff and wine did not disappoint. We will return on next visit but make a reservation sooner."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, as was the service. Varied menu with many choices for every course. Staff could not have been nicer or more professional. I highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Terrific but small menu (which is good), food was terrific. Service was very good. "Scenic view" consists of looking at cable cars as they careen down Hayes St, which is a lot of fun. Very cozy. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Went for my partner's birthday. Service was excellent; our server was friendly and chatty without being intrusive. Atmosphere was intimate. Food was good, not great. I ordered the halibut, which was undercooked (raw, actually) in the center. I sent it back and they fixed it promptly and gave me a free glass of wine to boot. My partner's risotto was very good. Despite the one mishap with the food, I'd definitely go back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed to dinner, especially the food and the overall experience. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014