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431 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Panta Rei Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm (winter months: lunch only served Fri - Sun); Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
We have large, flat-screen TVs and often have gathering for the major European Soccer matches.
Two Public Parking Garages are located in close proximity to the restaurant: Vallejo Street Garage 766 Vallejo Street (between Emery Ln & Stockton St) North Beach Parking Garage 735 Vallejo St. (between Emery Ln & Stockton St) There is also limited street parking available.
A word from Panta Rei
Panta Rei has been a favorite neighborhood destination for over 7 years! We are located in the heart of North Beach and offer traditional Roman cuisine and a extensive wine list. A full bar and specialized cocktails are available. Our waitstaff is consistently friendly and knowledgeable and the
atmostphere is lively and exciting.
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We enjoyed our meal, excellent
waiter and service."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Food wAs all great. Service quite
good for a party of 10. Would highly recommend. Especially good for Vegetarians. Noise level was good enough all 10 in our party Could hear each other"
Dined on 2/15/2014
There are loads of great Italian
restaurants in San Francisco and tons of them in North Beach. I just found the food to be very mediocre and overpriced, and our server had way too many tables. Try somewhere else!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
From the Carpaccio, to the
Ciappino, to the Pasta Oso Buco and finally Tiramisu it was fabulous! Couldn't have asked for more."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This was our first time to Panta
Rei. The food, service, and warmth of the staff is exceptional. It is more of an open space configuration, so if you are looking for something intimate, this is not the place. But it will be a go to place when we visit the city with family. Grazi a tutti!"
Dined on 2/11/2014
Very strange vibe, sort of a night
club, sort of a restaurant. Food was below par, small portions of pasta. Drinks were strong though and the birthday song was great!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Authentic Italian food, served by
authentic Italian waitstaff. We were looking for someplace to enjoy dinner prior to Beach Blanket Babylon at Club Fugazi and found this gem right around the corner. The food was better than the atmosphere hinted. Osso Bucco was amazing. Francisco, our waiter from Sicily, made the evening. Enjoyed the meal at reasonable rate. Bellissimo!"
Dined on 2/7/2014
I really enjoyed the squid ink
pasta cause of its tastiness. The clams and mussels in it were however small and one of the mussels was bad. However, it was still a very yummy dish. The gnochi, however, was a little soft and sort of just fell apart in the mouth."
Dined on 2/4/2014
Fun place to grab some good
italian food. did not have the old Italian feel but more of a hip, modern feel. Classic Italian food with a modern spin. Lots of energy, waiters were fun, and their birthday celebrations get everyone hyped!"
Dined on 2/1/2014
I reserved for 10 of us, they put
us in the little dining room in back and no one else was there! Felt like a complete private party. Very warm and friendly greeting all around. The service was excellent, we had several waiters taking very good care of us. The food was also wonderful - everyone in our group was happy from appetizers, to main course to desert. Wine was also good!! I would absolutely go back and recommend it. You always take a chance when you go to a place you are not familiar with and inviting 9 of your friends!! This restaurant did not disappoint."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Panta Rei serves authentic Italian
cuisine in a casual setting. I've been here a few times with different friends and we always find the food delicious, and the large portions more than satisfying."
Dined on 1/31/2014
We had a great meal at Panta Rei!
Very attentive service that allowed us to take our time while never making us feel neglected. Not sure I'd want to be cheek by jowl with other diners on a busy night (the tables are very close together and lend no privacy), but on an early Thursday evening, the atmosphere was great and not too noisy. Divine cream of artichoke/asparagus soup, lovely pastas, and reasonable prices. Recommended!"
Dined on 1/30/2014
Went here with a party of 2 for my
lady's birthday. They had our reservation & table ready upon arrival without any delay. Complimentary foccacia bread (yum!) with olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Great gnocchi & ravioli. AMAZING tiramisu (best I've ever had, and I normally don't like tiramisu)! Our waiter was very attentive and catered to all our needs without any problems or hesitation."
Dined on 1/29/2014
Another great dinner at Panta Rei.
My wife had the duck with spinach fettucine (her favorite), I had the chicken and fettucine with cream sauce (very tasty) and our guest had fettucine with Bolognese sauce (said he loved it). Pre-dinner cocktails were very tasty, service was excellent and very attentive, and they gave us a tiramisu dessert on the house! Sweet! Can't wait until I get to come here again!"
Dined on 1/15/2014
I just love this place, great food
and ambiance! I always go there for the Osso Bucco!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Going to Panta Rei in North Beach
is like taking a fast trip to Italy in terms of the authentic food and fantastic, friendly wait staff. It was somewhat chilly in the restaurant and the server brought over a small heater and set it up on a chair right next to our table. There was a dish I had the last time we were there which was not on the menu and they willingly prepared this dish for me. Our daughter loved her dish, as did my husband. The flavors in the sauce he had were wonderful. Then, the server brought us a complimentary tiramasu which was delicious. We will look forward to returning to Panta Rei the next time we are in San Francisco in North Beach."
Dined on 12/26/2013
Our food was excellent and
reasonable. Plus, the service made us laugh and have a great lunch. Thank you!"
Dined on 12/20/2013
The modern decor and friendly wait
staff are the first clue a treat us waiting. A diverse and interesting Italian food menu grabs your attention. The hot focaccia with olive oil & balsamic tide the hunger while the salads and main courses are prepared. People watching soon takes over as neighborhood friends liven the place. Great food and service."
Dined on 12/15/2013
They have a great birthday
celebration tradition, so if you want a place that will make your birthday boy or girl feel especially special, this is it. Food is great (I had tre pasta which is a perfect choice for someone who can't make up their mind). Also ordered the burrata which, while not as creamy as I had hoped for, was still very good. Loved the hostess and server, and the bussers were on it! Will definitely be coming back to this place the next time I'm craving good Italian food."
Dined on 12/7/2013
I was looking for a moderately
priced venue to take a first date. A friend suggested that I try Panta Rei, and what a great recommendation! Our reservation was for 7:00pm, and the place was not too busy or loud. We showed up early to grab a drink at the bar and was greeted at the door by a friendly Italian speaking hostess. She walked us to the bar and told us that our table would be ready for us as soon as we were ready to be seated. The bartender who served us was engaging and witty, although, no special drinks here, standard juice mixes. With that being said, the bar atmosphere is nice. Our waiter was very informative and made great suggestions, Pappardelle Verdi All'Anatra and Tagliolini Al Pollo. Will be going back!"
Dined on 11/23/2013
I don't know why so many
restaurants allow out-of-control noise levels. Panta Rei could easily install simple acoustic damping with small fabric panels hung from the ceiling. Their concrete, pie-slice-shaped room seems large but amplifies the noise. Restaurants that do this, like Firefly, are so much more pleasant for conversation. Lighting in the center of the room is uneven; we asked for a table switch because the harsh light on my seat made me feel like an interrogation was coming."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Francesco our server was friendly
and attentive. Made us feel like family. We started with sharing a dish of spinach gnochi with salmon and porcini mushrooms that was to die for. Could have had a whole plate just of that. Salmon entree and Lamb Osso Bucco were very tasty. Plentiful portions. Tiramasu for dessert was a top 2 of all the Tiramasu I have ever had. Overall a great dining experience."
Dined on 10/31/2013
What a great little restaurant
with good food and reasonable prices. The best part is parking garage is just around the corner. The tiramisu is one of the best I've ever tasted and they sing a mean Happy Birthday! I would recommend people to go visit this little gem."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Ate here on previous trip to SF
and while attending a play in the area. Service is very pleasant and food is good. Very reasonably priced. DH had lasagna which he enjoyed and I had salmon w/asparagus. We shared a clam/mussle appy which was excellent Would definately return when in SF"
Dined on 10/25/2013
Food was great! The pastas were al
dente where my girlfriend had the duck tagliatelle that was off the charts delicious. I had the gnocchi which was great too, but she just picked the better dish haha! Nice patio tables similar to what you would find in Italy, perfect on a nice afternoon or evening to soak up the city. Plus you can make everyone jealous of the delicious food and wine you're drinking!"
Dined on 10/19/2013
As close to eating in a restaurant
in Rome as possible in the US - owned by Italians, Italian Chef, Italian waiters. Food was outstanding; and has been every time I have dined there."
Dined on 10/21/2013
Busy, loud with speedy service.
Food was very good."
Dined on 10/13/2013
The food is fine. The service is
excellent The location is one of the best in north beach"
Dined on 10/12/2013
Our evening at Panta Rei marked
our first time at the restaurant, and everyone in our party of five had a wonderful time! Our waiter was extremely attentive to our needs without being unduly intrusive. He was also very knowledgeable about each of the items on the evening's menu, and was able to make very insightful recommendations in response to our party's inquiries. The food service was prompt and the portions were very generous and well-prepared. I will definitely return again when the opportunity presents itself!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
I always like going to Panta Rei.
My favorite entrees are those made of squid ink - pasta, polenta, risotto. Their layered mocha martini is to die for! Service is always great."
Dined on 9/29/2013
I was taken to Panta Rei - a
personal favorite - for my birthday. Excellent food, great singing for my birthday!"
Dined on 9/29/2013
Both the service and food amazing!
Will def come back!"
Dined on 9/7/2013
Good food, good service but IMHO
overpriced, esp. for that sports bar ambience."
Dined on 9/3/2013
We tried this restaurant for the
first time and thought that the food was wonderful, the staff great and loved the location right in North Beach. We will be returning here soon, next time we are in San Francisco."
Dined on 5/27/2013
Don't be fooled by the simple
decor. Very authentic Italian food. Staff is very friendly. I would definitely go back."
Dined on 8/10/2013
We arrived a little late but the
staff was very accommodating and let us sit by a window in the back. This is a wonderful gem of a restaurant that my husband and I really enjoyed. The ingredients are super fresh and the taste yummy! We both ordered pastas that had a great flavor - they were on the menu as the handmade noodle specials. We also got an appetizer of artichoke spread which was wonderful. It's great how the menu changes daily as it tells me that the chef likes to explore the culinary palate. I've been to many restaurants in the N. Beach area and this by far is now in my top 3 restaurants. The setting was good for people watching and the Italian wait staff was wonderful too! Will definitely go back."
Dined on 8/11/2013
Great spot for people watching on
Columbus. Good solid Italian food, great waiters, always crowded, so Open Table a reservation! We had well-behaved kids with us, but if you allow yours to wander around, go elsewhere. It's an adult place, and we loved it. The menu has the usual Italian fare, and was better than ordinary but no surprises. The tiramisu is light and delicious."
Dined on 8/3/2013
Great dinner with a variety of
choices. Sauces were not too heavy, and plenty of meals ranging from pasta to duck, fish, veal, lamb and beef. Tiramisu is excellent as was the chocolate souffle."
Dined on 7/30/2013
Ugh. No no no. What a huge
disappointment. I was really looking forward to my dinner here. First of all, the service was terrible. I honestly have never had worse service in my entire life. The waiter was rude and ignored us the entire meal. On top of that, my pizza was extremely bland. While the salmon I tried was decent, there are way better restuarants in the area with better service and food. Skip it for sure."
Dined on 7/28/2013
Food is creative and tasty with
fresh pasta and great sauces. Service is very good as servers usually have big personalities. Nice spot for a romantic dinner or with a small group of friends."
Dined on 7/28/2013
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