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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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I made and got confirmation for a
1000 point 4:00 p.m. reservation. When we arrived after seeing Beach Blanket Babylon around the corner we were informed that no seating was available. The place was jammed with World Cup fans. Obviously the restaurant decided at the last minute that it was much more lucrative to host a World Cup bash than to honor prior reservations. The host was polite and apologetic, but the message was "tough ____." How many reservations could they have had on a Sunday afternoon? Not many. Had they chosen to do so they could have made room for us. I have requested that at least we are credited with the 1000 points. (I marked food as 1 above because I could not submit this review unless all squares were marked.)"
Dined on 6/22/2014
I took my boyfriend there for his
birthday recently. In the Open Table reservation comment box I mentioned that it would be his birthday and if they could bring out a dessert with a candle on it. I am not sure if I indicated I would be happy to pay for him, which I would have been happy to. I don't like the idea of trying to score freebies. When I looked at the bill they didn't charge us for the tiramisu! The food was wonderful! The wine was great! I don't know if my boyfriend's soda order was refillable but he had probably 2 more refills. They only charged us for 1 soda order! I was expecting to pay around $100...the bill came up to less than $70: 1 appetizer, 2 pasta entrees, 1 glass of wine, 3 soda refills, and a dessert with a candle!"
Dined on 6/18/2014
I made reservations and the
reservations were accepted . When I got to the restaurant , the World Cup was on and it was packed . They rudely told us that my reservations meant nothing and "can't I see that it's packed here" and they laughed in my face and told me "no way I cannot let you in "and turned me away. If they were so packed they should have had open table accept my reservation. They should be removed from open Table ."
Dined on 6/14/2014
We were pleasantly welcomed on our
arrival. We were there on a week night w/our children. The setting was nice, quiet & uncrowded. The menu is somewhat limited in its selections. What we ordered was very good, flavorful & nicely plated. The service problem arose after we had completed our appetizers, calamari & bruschetta. After sitting patiently for 30+ minutes after the appetizer! I inquired if it normally took this amount of time to get our main course? Thank goodness I asked! The waiter &/or the cook HAD FORGOTTEN TO FIRE THE ORDER !! To this end, there was way to much unprofessional, grab assing amongst the staff, including the apparent owner, & younger local patrons."
Dined on 6/10/2014
The waiter was very good
throughout the meal. The salads were excellent. We each ordered something different. I had the Cioppino. good--not too spicy. Two of our party had the home made pasta. The sauces were very good. One person had lasagna. She said that the home made noodles made it very special."
Dined on 6/11/2014
Buffet style with rather tasty
food and sufficient parking lot. Seating at table was comfortable."
Dined on 4/18/2014
Very good homemade pasta, too loud
and busy for my taste, salad was ordinary. "
Dined on 5/24/2014
I have never been disappointed at
Panta Rei. I really like all of their squid ink dishes - pasta with seafood, risotto. If you go, you have to have their signature cocktail, the Moka Martini."
Dined on 5/16/2014
Came for an early dinner. This
place had a relax vibe, looked like the owner and family were visiting as well. Let me say Cutest baby girl ever! Take a chance and try the black polenta AMAZING!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
6:00 PM pre-show (Beach Blanket
Babylon) dinner. Difficulty finding reservations, while not crowded. Friendly, comfortable, neighborhood restaurant. Food OK to Good with reasonable value and good service. Lots of alternatives in North Beach."
Dined on 4/30/2014
The food was good, nothing
exceptional. The porcini mushroom bruschetta was tasty, however the mussel and clam appetizer was definitely not worth the price, very small portion."
Dined on 4/16/2014
Been there for the second time and
their gnocchi is the best I had tested in the USA, Highly recommend it if you like gnocchi =)"
Dined on 4/5/2014
We got the duck pasta, the
fettuccine chicken in a garlic wine sauce, lasagna and calzone. Everything was good, just wasn't great though.... It's the only way I can kind of describe our experience. Nothing really WOWed us... We liked it, but probably won't go back for a second experience."
Dined on 3/23/2014
Had a great night. Food was
fantastic, waiter was excellent. Faultless."
Dined on 3/22/2014
We had lunch here which consisted
of a Caesar salad , calzone and wine. There was certainly nothing wrong with the food or service but nothing memorable either. There are so many restaurants in the area that I would probably try somewhere else the next time we are in SF."
Dined on 3/8/2014
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 10/26/2013
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 10/24/2013
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
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