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Puccini & Pinetti
Puccini & Pinetti

Puccini & Pinetti Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pucciniandpinetti.com
  • Phone: (415) 392-5500
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Weekdays Days 7:00am-10:30am and Weekends 8am-10:30am

    Lunch 7 Days a Week 11:30am-4:00pm

    Dinner 7 Days a Week 4:00pm-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Avery Holt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have a semi-private area in the rear of our restaurant that can accommodate parties up to 65 guests. To reserve this space and for more details please reach out to Nicole at nicole.bergeron@pucciniandpinetti.com.

  • Private Party Facilities: Banquets and parties over 10 people should speak to Nicole Bergeron
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Bergeron (415) 392-5500
  • Entertainment: Easily one of San Francisco's best happy hours!!
    Great place for pre or post theater dining!
    Walking distance to some of the best shopping the City has to offer!!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wondering where to go for lunch? Weekdays, we offer a "quickie lunch" with a different option everyday. We also offer a three-course meal for $18.00 and if you feel like a glass of wine, just add $3.00!!!

    Lots of good reasons to join us for lunch!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cyrill Magnin
  • Public Transit: One block from Powell Street Cable Car line, Muni bart, F line and many busses.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Suggested Garage: Ellis O’Farrell garage or Mason /O’Farrell garage.
A word from Puccini & Pinetti
This modern Italian grill features a lively, upbeat air of activity throughout the bar and dining room.
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Diner Reviews
  • "great place, great food and good wine! Carlos, thank you for picking the right wine!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Had a very pleasant meal while having a marvelous time catching up with friends. The menu had some tantalizing options. Opted for the scallops, which were tasty but a bit of a tiny tease. Service was excellent and the overall vibe was a fun mix of lively and relaxed. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a high-traffic part of San Francisco and consistently busy. Been here several times and the food is quite good. Seemed to be short on servers resulting in very long waits and over-stressed staff making multiple errors and taking a long time. But food was very good in generous portions."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Bruschetta was fantastic!!!!! Enjoyed the veal scallopini .the tiny scallops were very good but 4 for $28 was ridiculous. Disappointed they didn't serve cannoli."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I've been in town for one week and ate here two times. I leave on August 22nd and will most definitely eat here again. It's a great place with wonderful service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I am visiting from the DC area. I'm used to nice restaurants being slightly expensive. Puccini & Pinetti is a nice restaurant reasonably priced. The service is amazing. I dropped my fork before any food was delivered to our table. When the food arrived the waiter noticed a didn't have a fork. I didn't have to tell him. That might not seem like a big deal. But to me, it's huge."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food was great. Atmosphere was a bit noisier than expected."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Had a large party of 13 with kids for my birthday there. Good food, kid friendly, fast service. My husband went earlier to drop off a cake they told us the cake plating was $3/person. When we got the bill, they charged us $5/person and for 16 people. The first bill was taken away and said they made mistake and would cancel the charges (after they took our card) and the 2nd bill was almost $100 more! Make sure you check your bill!! Also, not happy they wouldn't honour happy hour prices while seated in the dining room, had a large group and we couldnt fit in the bar area where they had the happy hour prices for drinks and apps so we had to pay full price."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was good. The wait staff seems usually overwhelmed. The gentleman (manager?), seems a little scattered as well and at times would swing by and look at our large staff of dirty dishes and keep walking. Overall--they need to work on the details and focus on customer service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Made reservations here to meet family that we hadn't seen in a long time. We were seated in the back of the restaurant which some people might not like but we loved it since we had 3 small children and wanted a bit more room. We were the only one's back there. Service was really good. One of our guests was gluten free and was told they could make almost any dish gluten free so that was a positive point for sure. Kids menu had a nice selection with several choices. Food was hot and tasted great. The only downside was that to get to the restroom you had to walk a bit far through the hotel attached (I didn't know it was attached to a hotel up to this point) to get to them. Not a big deal though. I would certainly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I tried P&P during the second day of our week's vacation - first week of August. Service was very good from all the wait staff, the waitress helped pick out wine to match her meal. Overall a good experience. My only issue was with the risotto, I found it bland and slightly undercooked. However, my wife who also ordered the same dish found it satisfying. If you don't mind the energetic atmosphere and slightly pricey menu it should be a good fit, especially if you're staying at Union Square."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "San Francisco has so many great spots. Although Our meal was good I didn't really find it memorable. It was fine........ Had the vegatable soup, vegi's were a bit too raw and the soup tasted like it just been made that afternoon, no time to blend the flavors of a good Italian soup. Waiter was friendly however it felt a bit like a factory......... Probably will try it again someday but it's not a "must rush back"!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The chicken marsala was salty and too saucy (the sauce tasted canned) and the salmon looked like it had been cooked earlier and reheated. Overpriced, too loud, and full of unknowing tourists who think it represents good Italian food in San Francisco. Thumbs down."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This restaraunt was across from our hotel. Food was great. Service was a little slow. But we were not in a hurry. Recommend the pork chop Mmmmmmm"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were delayed by traffic so called ahead and reservation was adjusted easily allowing for us to slip right in to bar table seating. Because we had tickets for the theater, we only had time for appetizers and glass of wine. The staff took care of us and got us on the way in plenty of time for the show. The location near Union Square and Market Street was ideal."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Got to the restaurant in time to take part in happy hour prices. Great deals on food and drinks! Wonderful service-pleasant and prompt!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I brought a group here for dinner after a matinee. They all loved it. Service was a bit spotty in that did not get new silverware when old was taken away and not keeping up with water but other wise ok. Some were surprised at portion size of a pasta dish that was $24 but all enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Everything was great! I was looking for a restaurant near Union Square because I had relatives in town and wanted something not too touristy or expensive. When I reserved through Open Table, I indicated that I was gluten-free and that we had a toddler in our party. There was a special gluten-free menu waiting for me, and for the toddler, there was a booster seat, child's water (with a straw and plastic lid to avoid spills), paper placemat for coloring, and crayons already at the table. I was very impressed with the care they took to meet our needs. The waitress was extremely nice, friendly, and helpful. The food was fantastic! I had the salmon, which was very tasty. The crème brûlée for dessert was amazing. I will definately return!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was my first time here and I was pleased with the service and the food was good. I travel to SF a couple times a year for work and this was a good spot for lunch for meeting clients."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "What a lucky find-- really good food, great service, friendly old wood and leather ambiance. Hey, not the best neighborhood since close to the Tenderloin, but across the street from Parc 55 Wyndham 5-star hotel, so how bad can it be? Our salmon was terrific, chicken marsala great. Good but small wine list. Best deal-- Happy Hour every day 3-6 with house wines at $3, cocktails $4 - $6.50 and lively with locals (they know a good deal when they find one). Just step around the winos outside and watch the street action from the comfort of inside. Lots of young people in this neighborhood, few tourists. Try it."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My first visit to San Fran area and we were staying at the hotel across the street from the restaurant. In the mood for italian, we tried it and we were not disappointed! Had the mussels to start and 2 orders of linguine with claims. Fresh, tasty and the fresh parm that they served with the pasta was a great bonus! I would recommend!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great meal and outstanding service before a play in SF."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "the food was very good, but would love to see more vegetarian options. right now, they are very limited, especially for an italian restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Was traveling to San Fran and found this gem! The bartender was really nice and recommended the spaghetti and meatballs ( which I usually wouldn't get) but glad I did... The meatballs were excellent! Not a place to go if you want peace and quiet..but great if you want a fun environment and good drinks this is the way to go"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My family are a bit picky and the server did a great job accommodating them. He even split up the beer and entree they shared in 2 separate dishes."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The overall dinner was good. The warm bruschetta with rocatta cheese was great. The chicken Marsala sauce was very good, the mashed potates were very good, however the chicken was dry."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Good food and service. Very noisy where we were seated. With a reservation though we would get a quieter table in the back. Picked this restaurant because we had a gift cert. given at Christmas at this specific rest through Kimpton said they were no longer associated with them and would not accept it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great place to go for dinner before going to a play at the Geary or Curran Theaters"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Fun place with fair prices. Kevin is a star and gave great service with personality plus. Merci Beaucoup."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We selected the restaurant because it was close to the Curran. It was a delightful surprise. Everything was excellent. We could not have been happier. And, they were very attentive to our time constraints."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Always a stop when in San Francisco. The food is delicious. The service was perfect."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Gave the restaurant another try and everything is back to par. The food was excellent and the servers are enjoyable"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Was happy to find this terrific restaurant a few blocks from the Curran Theater. Atmosphere great, extensive gluten-free menu, and friendly waiter. But it took awhile for our lunch to come out, so give yourself extra time if you're catching a show. Prices are a bit high, but I'd go back again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our appetizers arrived very soon after we ordered, but our food did not arrive for 30 minutes! Our entrees were the veal scallopini and fruite di mare. Both of these dishes should not take longer than 15 minutes to make. There was also only a handful of pasta in the fruite di mare."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was a great location to eat before going to the Curran. We tried it for the gluten free menu. We ordered pizza and they said they had no dough left. We tried the spaghetti pasta gluten free. It was fine. Lots of sauce very little noodles."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My Friend and I really enjoyed Puccini and Pinetti. The menu selection was great. I am a vegetarian and there was several options to choose from. My friend had a special request for one of the dishes and they were very willing to accommodate her. The cocktails were interesting and good as well. It is in walking distance from hotels on Union Square as well. A very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our waitress, Amanda was friendly, efficient and accommodating. She completely followed through on making sure our food was gluten free."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Nice location to dine before a show. Full bar and quite good food. One person in our party had the white pizza and loved it, I had the ravioli and while not spectacular, it was tasty. I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I've visited this restaurant before, but last night's visit was outstanding. My ravioli was the best I've ever had, and although I don't finish my plates these, days, polished off every one. The service was attentive but not overbearing. My dining partner and I both had so many choices, and were happy with both choices we made. She also finished all her chicken marsala. looking forward to next time."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My wife had the salmon (with asparagus and wild rice) and I had the pork chop (with fava beans and greens). The salmon was especially flavorful and moist. The pork chop was also very good- tender and juicy with excellent flavor. The beans were somewhat hard and crunchy, not quite what I hoped for. The wine recommended by our server was Coppola's 'Director's Cut' cabernet which was full bodied and quite enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/5/2014