Luisa's Pizza & Pasta

Luisa's Pizza & Pasta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luisasrestaurantsf.com/
  • Phone: 4155634043x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luisa Hanson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: We don't offer live entertainment, however, we have a big screen TV in high definition for late night viewing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Polk Street
  • Public Transit: Bus lines #19 (stop at Polk and California, a few feet from our restaurant) or #49 (stop at Van Ness), #1 from Nob Hill (stop at Jones Street). California Street Cable Car line takes you to our block.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available and an indoor garage within a few blocks (Sacramento between Polk and Van Ness)
A word from Luisa's Pizza & Pasta
Executive Chef Luisa Hanson has been in the restaurant business since 1959, following in the footsteps of 5 generations of Italian restaurateurs. The original Luisa's Restaurant was located in Lakeshore Plaza, then moved to Russian Hill, Union Square, the Castro, Marina & is now back at a new location in Russian Hill. Voted "Best Gnocchi" by SF Weekly & SF Bay Guardian & "Best Pollo Piemontese" by the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, the iconic Luisa also makes a hell of a lasagna & is a local legend. The hallmarks of Luisa's cooking are quality & passion which is why her fans will follow her where ever she goes. Her menu includes homemade pasta, seafood, pizza & calzone, and daily specials along with Californian and Italian wines as well as a selection of domestic & imported beer. Sweets include tiramisu, cannoli, tartufo and many others. Weekend Brunch features a mouth-watering amaretto french toast, eggs Fiorentina, eggs benedict, omelettes & a selection of sandwiches.
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Luisa's Pizza & Pasta reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating2
  • Food2.5
    Service2
  • Ambiance2
    Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but Luisa talks too much
    CleanairgalVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My friend and I went here for the first time. I had been to her place on Union street for years. The food is always good, not great, but just consistently good. Luisa is very sweet and I do like her but both my friend and I wanted to have a conversation with each other and Luisa kept coming over to talk to us. Not just to say a "hello" but o have a long, drawn-out conversation for 5 minutes! And, then, she came back several more times during our meal! She needs to stay out of the main dining room or limit how much time she spends with each customer. It is nice at first but wears thin after the 5th time she stops by to ask you how you like her meal and to remind you how she is the best in the Bay Area, etc. I will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memories of Luisa's
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A caprese salade had Safeway quality tomatos and no flavor, after they told us that the tomatoes were ripe and delicious, and the Polo Piemontese "made by Luisa herself" (we had our doubts about this) was far from her old standard at Luisa's on Union Street, a frozen chicken patty with an unrecognizable sauce. And, the service was awful. The waiters were clueless about what was on the menu, and over half of what they listed wasn't available. Also, the wine list was sub-standard, with a very poor selection of C-minus wines. Perhaps this place will improve after it is open for several months, but right now it is definitely a spot to avoid!
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    • Noise LevelModerate