Puccini & Pinetti
Puccini & Pinetti

Puccini & Pinetti

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pucciniandpinetti.com/
  • Phone: 4153925500x
  • 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 4153925500x
  • 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: 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Puccini & Pinetti reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (29)vibrant bar scene (26)good for groups (22)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (20)notable wine list (17)special occasion (16)late-night find (14)hot spot (13)great for brunch (9)romantic (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Food was poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have eaten several time at Puccini and Pinetti's; this was a horrible experience. The waiter got our order wrong; when it came it was horrible tasting. In the past it has been very good, not this time. I would not recommend it again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun2eat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were a bit early for our reservation but it wasn't a problem. The waiter was great. The food was good. We didn't feel rushed at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    luvitaly
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Have only been to Puccini & Pinetti a few times since I do not live in the city. This visit was excellent, as always. My companion and I shared a wood plank of charcuterie and an order of fried calamari. Both were very good and generous servings. We closed with a classic version of tiramisu. If you like to start with a cocktail I highly recommend the Negroni. Another classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite city spot for us!
    LAUR
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We love this place! We have season tickets to the Orpheum and ALWAYS start our night with drinks then dinner at Puccini and Pinetti! Awesome appetizers and fabulous menu! Plus it's got a great vibe!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent, service not so much
    megeorge
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have been to the restaurant a few times before and have had no complaints about anything and the food has been excellent. But this evening left a lot to be desired. Instead of the staff seeing anything was needed, I had to wait for someone's attention and then ask for things such as a water refill or a steak knife for my dinner. It also took three people coming up to my table for one to actually take my empty plate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner after a show
    gseevers
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was very good. The waiter and chef agreed to accommodate some special requests which was appreciated. The pork chops were excellent and the quality was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CityAl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As a SF resident for more than 30 years I can honestly say this was one of the WORST dining experiences I have ever had in the City!!! Dinner before the theater - wait staff was discourteous, flippant and poorly trained, food was poorly prepared, bread was stale, silver wear was dirty and the presentation was horrid. My wife & I were so disappointed that we chose to dine here with so many other great options in the City - it was, in all honesty, a waste of time and money. My recommendation would be to avoid this place at all cost if you are looking for the type of dining experience you would expect from a San Francisco restaurant!!!!!!! Not one saving grace - if you want Italian - go to North Beach!!!! .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sincitydreaming
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Upscale with an authentic Italian feel. Nice big bar, friendly bartender & regulars, jammed packed during happy hour. Anchor Steam on tap! We had reservations and were seated immediately in a nice big comfy booth. I must add that it was fun to watch the passers-by and the traffic as we dined. Wait staff was attentive and even asked what kind of water we preferred (ie. sparkling or not)! We received complimentary bread and oil with our meals. I had the margherita pizza, which was absolutely delicious with a sweet, light sauce. My husband had the chicken marsala, with no complaints. Love the location and the atmosphere here, will definitely return on my next trip to the bay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service--always
    yummy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We go back whenever we go to the theatre even though there are so many options in the same vicinity. The servers are so accommodating, quick, and friendly. Great appetizers, bar, and nightly specials. Everyone makes you feel welcome. You leave full and happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Showgirl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've eaten here twice, each time prior to shows at the Orpheum. Both lunch and dinner have been great, and I have been totally happy with everything I've ordered. It's easy walk to the Orpheum from there-about a 15 minute walk. I highly recommend this place, as the service and food are wonderful. I'd eat there even if I weren't going to the Orpheum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant/initially too loud
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was great. The food was great, but the noise was too much until we were moved to a table that was more quiet. When you can't hear your waiter or your dinner guests it is too loud. The restaurant did accommodate our request and it became more pleasant with wonderful food. The bar scene was too vibrant for diners!!When I see energetic as a score I hope it doesn't mean to too noisy too talk with your table guests!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Paulus
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    great place, great food and good wine! Carlos, thank you for picking the right wine!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Enjoyable
    CTinSF
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - but poor service
    HRSDVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, but loud
    Gibz2000
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food and service were excellent. My only complaint was that it was rather loud when we ate there (roughly 8:30 on a week day night). We also tried to stop in a couple nights later but there was a bit of a wait. I would recommend reservations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient to hotels
    Hass1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Great Service
    Erica
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Erica
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Wisconsin
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was great. Atmosphere was a bit noisier than expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie77
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MartySVIP
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner with family
    CaliGirl2045
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, noisy, plenty of kids
    kitchendude
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, however
    michelleVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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"!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey tourist trap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visiting
    Xkeyinlv
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable good food
    Funhuntress
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    Moogie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AndiHorto
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find, foodie bargain
    ANonyMouse
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Julie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great meal and outstanding service before a play in SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • suggestions
    shirlVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a gem!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great
    elpfilms
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An OK place for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jimbo
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening meal
    Bufoman
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great place to go for dinner before going to a play at the Geary or Curran Theaters
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.