Piazza Pellegrini
Piazza Pellegrini

Piazza Pellegrini

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.piazzapellegrini.com/
  • Phone: (415) 397-7355
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gino Biradelli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer customized menu for any size party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Filbert St.
  • Public Transit: Union Street & Columbus Avenue (Muni)
    Mason Street & Filbert Street (Cable Car)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complementary parking for customers. Parking lot is located behind restaurant. Enter on Filbert St.
A word from Piazza Pellegrini
Let us transport you to Italia. North Beach's Italian heritage is delightfully expressed at Piazza Pellegrini. Owner Dario is almost always on hand to create, along with his staff, a warm and convivial atmosphere. Watch our chef prepare elegant cuisine right before your eyes. At Piazza Pellegrini, we understand that exquisite food is not only achieved by using the freshest ingredients but by capturing the essence of the source through authentic recipes. Try some of our many house made pasta dishes including Dungeness crab ravioli, fresh papardelle, and ricotta gnocchi. Enjoy traditional Italian foods in our contemporary Italian interior complete with al fresco dining and a welcoming wine bar. Visit us near Washington Square in North Beach and taste the difference!
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Piazza Pellegrini reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (12)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (8)romantic (7)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Very good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This authentic Italian restaurant has excellent food, a manageable menu, and a solid wine list. I found it a little strange that the calzone, which is listed as a sausage calzone, also randomly has mushrooms in it, but the staff was effusively attentive and offered a re-fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian Restaurant
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Homemade pasta, great selection of dishes, Italian speaking waiters, great service, large wine list, great North Beach location---this restaurant has it all! Highly recommend it to visitors and locals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovedit
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were only in San Francisco for 3 days and we had dinner there twice. It was a favorite new find. Roasted chicken was great as was the pasta. Food and service were outstanding. We did not eat outside it was always full. Would recommend to anyone visiting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter
    GoodandPlenty
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    our waiter was personable and fun to talk with. We did not feel rushed. The online reservation was excellent--we felt you were waiting for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    desireeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Two of us ordered the spaghetti with clams which was VERY disappointing; very few clams, very watery, insipid sauce. The spaghetti with meatballs was equally ordinary. We all remembered the food to be better. Perhaps they have a new chef. Will not likely be back.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 219 reviews are from the Piazza Pellegrini reviews archive.
  • Fun and Delicious!
    ShellVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    First time here, and we had such a great time! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Pasta and chicken dishes were well prepared, and the insulate caprese appetizer was perfect. House red was the perfect accompaniment to the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland when bland was needed
    kpottersfVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a guest in town with dietary restrictions. We provided her with several options for an Italian dinner and she chose Piazza Pellegrini. She picked the Cappellini con Pomodorini and was very pleased with her meal. Success! My husband had the special Fettucine with salmon and argula. I had the Dungeness Crab homemade ravioli. Both our dinners lacked seasoning and were quite bland. I had expected lump crab in the ravioli but it appeared to be chopped, mixed with a binder and was dry. The deserts: Gelati e Sorbetti, Tiramisu and the Torta Caprese (flourless chocolate cake) were all standouts. The Pellegrini may be good a good bet if you need to accommodate a wide range of tastes, but not if you prefer a more flavorful meal.
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  • Lovely Italian Courtesy
    SolarMoxie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were treated like royalty & doted on, as is the norm in authentic Italian restaurants... sitting outside is a delight, food was spectacular, & wine was great. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • A reservation means nothing
    FloridaRocketVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was great. The service good as well. Great location. My wife and I had scouted a place for a romantic dinner and made a reservation on Open Table. We then went by the place around 2pm and asked if we could have a table by the window for the evening. We were told they would hold it for us. We arrived 15 minutes early an watched then give our table to two others. I asked and was told "that couple took your table". I replied no, you gave that couple our table. No other tables for two were available so we waited at the bar. After 45 minutes they offered a large table for 8 in the middle of the place but said we would have to share with other couples. The food was good, the service good, but they did not honor our reservation.
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  • Delicious Italian Food
    LuvsGoodEats
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I was looking for an authentic Italian restaurant in North Beach and found it! The wait staff was friendly and helpful in getting food out quickly for my kids! My husband and I shared a delicious farfale with smoked salmon pasta. Both of my kids enjoyed a smaller portion of pasta with arrabiata sauce! All was so good. I felt like I was in Italy!!! I would definitely eat their again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this gem!
    Buddy75
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great food, service, wine, and atmosphere in this neighbourhood gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North Beach restaurant fell South
    TaddyVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We selected this restaurant for a special occasion/romantic dinner, based on the reviews, and nothing was special about this restaurant. The bottle of wine we selected was two years older than the vintage listed on the menu; the bread was hard, the olive oil tasted off; and the dinners were overpriced for the quality and quantity of food you should receive at a North Beach Italian restaurant. It was pretty disappointing and we would not recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Delicious food with a friendly staff with a nice mix of locals and visitors
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Love this place - worth trekking in from the East Bay!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite in North Beach
    Seadoorider68
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We love to go here and eat before we go down to Cobbs for comedy. The crab cioppino is VERY good. The 2 person tables are a bit small, but cozy. Quite a bit of traffic on the street, but fun to people watch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • locals meet tourists
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    the crowd is always a mix here - locals and tourists - great Italian food with wonderful service - we are never disappointed and when the weather is nice lovely sidewalk dining and always good people watching
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Italy at It's Best!
    Dian
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Authentic, unpretentious, fabulous food, great service, and the real deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Better Places in North Beach
    JazminericeVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The worst oldest calamari I have ever eaten. Tasted like floured and fried rubber bands. Pasta cannelloni was tasteless and mush, the pizza was soggy bottom crust. Walk further down the street and a bunch or busier and probably better restaurants.
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  • Feels like Family
    AngieEatsVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I first stumbled on Piazza Pelligrini 4 years ago while traveling for business to San Francisco. With a colleague, we sat at the bar for a quick dinner. The owner, Dario, began talking to us and found out we were from Cincinnati. The next time we were in San Francisco (about 6 months later), we went back because the food was so good and the service was great. When we walked in, Dario recognized us and immediately asked how Cincinnati was! To say we were impressed was an understatement. Every time we are in San Francisco we stop in! Even if it is to pick up their balsamic vinegar to bring back home! Thanks for always making us feel welcome and like we are at home while on the road :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un bon diner italien
    Virginie87
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Nous avons passé une bonne soirée autour de bons plats italiens.
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  • Enjoyable casual SF dinner
    Pasadena
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We enjoyed classic Italian food. The mushroom bruschetta was especially good. Each of our pastas was well prepared and flavorful. There are a lot of Italian restaurants in this neighborhood and I would like to try them all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Doug
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Fun location, service was awesome and food was great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's like being in Italy
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is one of our favorites restaurants in the San Francisco area. We ALWAYS make it a point to enjoy an incredible meal every trip. The gnocchi is amazing - creamy Gorgonzola sauce. Amazing! The beef Ragu is outstanding and the desserts, delictible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    A fun neighborhood restaurant. A healthy portion of veal piccata with nice sides was very tasty. The gnocchi was tender and tasty and the pizza had a nice crisp crust. Definitely family friendly with attentive servers and a comfortable cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Parisi
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Was recommended the restaurant by a friend. The lasagna and crab cakes were nice but the pizza was far too oily and not enjoyable. The service was excellent apart from us receiving our main courses almost as soon as our starters were cleared so we felt a bit rushed.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not for pizza
    desireeVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have been to this restaurant before and the pasta is generally good. We decided to order pizza this time. Not recommended, particularly if you like thin crust pizza.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • authentic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We really enjoyed this restaurant, food and service. The staff was attentive to our needs. Accomadating us as we arrived ahour early. The wine was extraordinarily supberb. Looking forward to frequently dinning again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot. Sit inside
    Grant
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great little spot. Sit inside or on the sidewalk. Good food, good atmosphere, good waiter...what's not to like about great Italian food on Columbus street in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Lost Couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Newly engaged my fiance' and I wanted to have a nice Italian dinner. When we were on the bus several of San Fran locals highly recommend Pellegrini as a evening out choice and Pellegrini did not disappoint. The hardest part was where we were dropped off the number streets at one intersection was incredible and was insanely hard to find. We took a cab to Pellegrini and once we were there our server who was also on the phone with us for over 15 minutes greeted us outside and was extremely apologetic. He made up for the miscommunication by giving my fiance' and I outstanding customer service!!! Excellent food and wonder seating. Perfect restaurant with that special someone.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuscany in SF
    Lolly
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I first found Piazza Pellegrini right after returning from a trip to Florence, Italy. After wandering around North Beach looking for a restaurant, I realized most "Italian" restaurants have an Americanized menu. Piazza Pellegrini has a true Italian menu and is always great. They have an awesome Portabella mushrooms on polenta Antipasti and good Italian wine list. Even the service is true Italian, never rushed in order to turn the tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Searching a good Pizza
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We wanted a great real Italian style pizza and found it at Piazza Pellegrini! We would come back again for a great pizza!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere!!
    resomnabulistVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I had our first date here and we always try to eat here whenever we are in SF. The sea bass and the dish with the award winning meatballs are especially noteworthy. The service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, reasonable price
    kashuVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Nice neighbourhood restaurant in North Beach. Full bar is not available, but the wines were more than adequate. Had crab cakes (in season appetizer) that were awesome, the pasta quite tasty and the salad was a little heavy on the greens, less on the beets and cheese but very palatable. Good service, kind and attentive, over all a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in SF
    talb
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This place is not to be missed our favorite meal of the trip!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't have been better!
    DessertfirstVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Everything about our experience was divine. We sat outside, along the sidewalk, and got to watch the New Years Eve revelers walking to their destinations. Very colorful! The heat lamps can get too warm, but they easily can turn them off if needed. Started with delicious bread, ordered a mid-priced wine, salad mista, risotto and fettuccine dishes, and were way too stuffed for dessert. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Dinner
    Howie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Reserved a table 12/31 with no problem. A small lovely decorated place with very attentive and friendly staff. All catered to our needs and we had delicious veal park. A great location allowing us to go from hotel to eat and then to our fun evening, all on Columbus. Great coffee and pastries the next morning at a close pastry place on the way to St.Peter's and Paul. All in all a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Mary
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great Italian ambiance and good food. Nice restaurant !
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite SF food tradition
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Every Christmas we take our kids up to SF for a couple of days, and always have dinner at Pelligrini. Somehow, the manager always remembers us and we feel so special! Great food, friendly, quaint atmosphere. Fun!
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find!
    Lovetoeatgood
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We were in town over the Christmas holiday's playing tourist with our son- we had dinner at Piazza Pellegrini on Christmas Eve and enjoyed it so much we had dinner again on Christmas night! ( They were kind enough to squeeze us in even though they were jammed with reservation-) Excellent rustic food, friendly, warm service and a reasonable price point- if we lived in San Francisco, we would be back often! A delightfully good find!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dario and staff are welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Dario and staff are welcoming hosts. The food is delicious, service impeccable, atmosphere delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.