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Piazza Pellegrini
Piazza Pellegrini

Piazza Pellegrini Details

  • 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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food, service, wine, and atmosphere in this neighbourhood gem"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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 :)"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Delicious food with a friendly staff with a nice mix of locals and visitors "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Love this place - worth trekking in from the East Bay!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Authentic, unpretentious, fabulous food, great service, and the real deal!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Nous avons passé une bonne soirée autour de bons plats italiens."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fun location, service was awesome and food was great"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We wanted a great real Italian style pizza and found it at Piazza Pellegrini! We would come back again for a great pizza!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "This place is not to be missed our favorite meal of the trip!!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great Italian ambiance and good food. Nice restaurant !"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Dario and staff are welcoming hosts. The food is delicious, service impeccable, atmosphere delightful!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We split the Cioppino which was pretty good. It was our first time having cioppino so we weren't sure about what it was. There was lots of seafood in it. We also split a salad which was very good. The waiter seemed a little affected which was a tad offputting. We did enjoy our food but probably wouldn't visit again."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "A quaint Italian restuarants with daily specials. Service was exceptional & amazing ambience. My seafood spaghetti was 1 of the best that I ever tasted & they have this homemade spicy olive oil which packs a punch. We ended up buying a bottle of the spicy oil to bring back."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Very authentic Italian feel, had a great DVD of Italy playing on the screen instead of sports which was a nice touch. Made me long to go to Italy, it was so beautiful! Waiter was very nice and helpful, and there was enough staff to service the place, but it got a bit hectic as they got full. The food was great, very traditional Italian dishes. I had the crab ravioli which had crab in the sauce & the filling was nearly all crab! But we were out of crab season so - frozen. Would love to try this place in season when fresh. Carbonara, very good and rich with lots of pancetta. Minestrone looked great. Long list of specials but the specials' prices were getting into North Beach Restaurant prices, so you'd have to decide if that was worth it."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "I called to be sure the restaurant had the reservation I made on open tables. A lovely woman answered and assured me that the reservation came through and they looked forward to having us When we arrived there was no record of our reservation. However we were welcomed and seated promptly. We enjoyed everything about our dinner. Service and food were both terrific."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Found out about Piazza Pellegrini on Open Table when looking for a pre-concert early dinner that would be on our way in from GG Bridge. Food was truly delicious, and called to mind meals we enjoyed in Italy. Service was friendly and started out very promising. Only thing was we got forgotten when a few more tables came in, as was a drink we ordered. We didn't mind so much the sudden slowed pace of service--our food was so delicious and the ambiance so charming and waiters still as friendly. Nice Barbera choice also. We'll be back when in the City again."
    Dined on 8/11/2013