This was my second time here and it was awesome. The place is dim and has a cool vibe. The food is just delicious...from the cured meats, cheese, salads, and pastas. It was fun and I enjoyed it.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gluten-sensitive types beware
Overall this place is great, but unfortunately our experience was marred by the fact that the server not only misinformed us about the gluten content of what we ordered, but was a bit dismissive/condescending when we were asking about the ingredients. The discomfort my wife was going through later ruined what was an otherwise great evening.
2/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good selection of meats and
Good selection of meats and cheeses. We loved the raw kale salad - nice tangy dressing that didn't detract from the fresh, young leaves. The meatballs (beef and pork) had excellent texture and were very tasty but a little too salty for our taste. We will be back to try more dishes.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Starters are exceptional at
Starters are exceptional at Uva - and the boar ravioli never disappoints. The italian wines are always a delight, too. A great italian eatery with a more updated menu...
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had minor problems with
We had minor problems with the service. They forgot about our order and as an apology they offered me a glass of wine. The pour he gave me wasn't even half of a serving. However, the food was so good that I don't care. I'd still go back and I'd recommend it.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Uva Enoteca on a Bloomspot deal as had never been before an wanted to go out in a new neighborhood. We collect wine so we were impressed with their winelist. The food was also amazing and a very good value even without the Bloomspot deal. The charcuterie is very good quality and large portions. We started with 3 meats, 3 cheeses, and marinated olives. The main dishes were a boar bolognese pasta which was perfectly al dente and yummy. The other main was a delicious and simple baked eggplant with San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil. The quality of ingredients were very high and the tastes very fresh. Parking is a huge challenge in this neighborhood but otherwise we will def be back to this little gem.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date spot
Very authentic and delicious Italian food. The service was great too - the staff was very nice and friendly. Great date spot.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Uva Enoteca never disappoints.
Uva Enoteca never disappoints. The wine list is a pleasing selection of interesting Italian reds and whites, and the ability to get 2 oz tastes is great. The food is always very nice - the pizzas can be excellent, though the standout seems to be the verdure/antipasto dishes. Our most recent trip there suggested that things may not always be so smooth, or that there may have been changes recently. The food wasn't quite up to the standard of previous visits and the service wasn't quite as nice, with a mistaken dish, and an overall lack of attentiveness, particularly compared to our many previous visits. But definitely worth a visit, and we'll go again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is wonderful, fun
The food is wonderful, fun location (leave time for parking), good service tho a tad slow getting food. Come early if you want to talk to your companions as it gets very loud.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new Favorite
Brought a friend here from out of town, and took a chance on a place i hadn't been to before.
I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful fresh flavors that came out of that little kitchen
that's way in the back corner.
People are super nice, great menu and delicious everything!
My only issue was the noise level but that wouldn't keep me from going back.
Also, they have an all Italian wine list which is cool, but i wasn't familiar with anything on the list.
The sommelier was really helpful and guided me to a perfect wine..
Next time i want to try their desserts which we didn't get to having when i was there.
Thanks Uva Enoteca
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love it here. It's a fun spot in Lower Haight to get some wine, with some cured meat and cheese. We usually make an evening out of it. It's exceptional.
They also make great pasta and pizza. They have happy hour specials too, which has good wine and beer for reasonable prices.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great quality food, fresh ingredients, delicious wines. Other than the noise level, we have thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I am still dreaming about that burrata salad.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food – excellent service!
Simple and delicious is how I would describe the food at Uva. It's so refreshing to get honest, fresh ingredients on affordably priced food, and they keep it seasonal. Sad the asparagus and burrata appetizer and the baked Japanese eggplant are gone, though. Dreaming about the pizza. I'll be back soon!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The spreads are fantastic!
When my wife and I bring friends to Uva Enoteca, we really enjoy the cheese and cured meat spreads on offer. It makes ordering a breeze -- just order enough variety to satisfy the entire party, add a salad to start and maybe a pizza on the end and you've got the recipe for a fantastic meal.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went as a small group and
Went as a small group and shared several things on the menu. Salads, pizzas, and pasta were wonderful fresh and delicious!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and it won't be
First time and it won't be our last. Great experience overall.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great selection of wines, pastas, pizzas, and small plates, we love coming here once a week =P!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cured meats and olives.
Great cured meats and olives. Pasta and mushroom pizza were excellent. Wine was good and moderately priced. The only disappoint was the lemon olive oil cake, which was pretty dry.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
tasty thurs dinner
wanted a good place to catch up with a friend i hadn't seen in months
tasty food at fair prices
get the meatballs in any form (pizza, by themselves)
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice brunch spot!
A friend and I tried this place for brunch, and had a great time. Bottomless Bellinis for $10 are quite the draw. The brunch menu leans more toward lunchtime items, like pizzas and pastas, but there are omelettes and frittata options too. No crowds when we went, and the food was delicious. I'd return!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lower Haight Gem
My 3rd visit to Uva Enoteca, it's consistently a good place to dine.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went looking for an Italian
We went looking for an Italian restaurant and spotted Uva Enoteca. The menu is mostly aimed towards Pizzas and we ended up with Pizza. The restaurant can accommodate people with lactose intolerance because they have several goat and sheep cheeses that they can use in place of cow cheese. The pizza was excellent and perfect for a light dinner on a warm night in San Francisco.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Even for Old Folks
My wife and I are probably double the age of the next oldest people at Uva Sunday. This can be a problem at some restaurants,
but we enjoyed excellent service from our young server who was right on top of things even though they were still quite busy
at 10:00 PM. We had a light dinner consisting of an outstanding corn salad and a very good pizza. The portions were generous
and everything was served at the proper temperature. The only problem was that it took each of us nearly thirty minutes to find
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible food. We can't wait to return!!! True GEM!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, friendly & knowledgable waiter. Their cheeses and pizzas were amazing. Waiter knew to let us take out time and enjoy the food and wine. I will definitely go back here.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waited for a table for only like 10 minutes with a reservation and they apologized a number of times and gave us free glasses of prosecco. Totally not necessary but just part of the charm of this place. And did I mention the food was phenomenal?
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with teenagers
Our first trip to this neighborhood restaurant, We took niece and family which included 2 eleven years olds and a 14 year old.
Wasn't until we left that we realized it way primarily a wine bar but we had a great time anyway. Meat balls and pizzas were delicious. Pancetta was also a big hit.
Will eat here again.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of six and had a great evening. Review the menu ahead of time as it is not a large menu. However, the small menu is well thought out and well prepared. The salamis and cheeses were excellent, pizzas very good as were the pastas.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience, great food.
The host and server staff was perfect and the food delicious. We had the burrata with heirloom tomatoes, pancetta "steak", and cacio e pepe bucatini. All were wonderful.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uva Enoteca is a gem!
Went here for a dinner prior to a party and it was so fabulous! The cocktails were so creative and delicious. The wine list- superb. The food- absolutely fantastic! We were all thrilled with every part of our meal. The staff was so knowledgable and made great recommendations all around. The ambiance was wonderful as well- quaint and cozy but still hip and stylish. I would eat here every day if I could. I hear at brunch they have bottomless Bellini's. Yum.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently terrific food. Never disappointed with the salads or pizza.
Servers are always attentive and never annoying.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
best restaurant in Lower Haight
My wife and I love Uva Enoteca. We've probably gone a dozen or so times for broth brunch and dinner over the past 6 months and have been wowed every time, which we think it's pretty great. All of the servers and staff are really cool, laid back, and very knowledgable about the food and drink selections.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A true hidden gem!
It's been a year or so since my last visit and the place hasn't skipped a beat. Came in early when the place was rather empty and had a really great time sampling the meat and cheese selections. I always like to ask them to make the selections and ours didn't disappoint. Skipped the wine and enjoyed a yummy Drakes IPA. :) Everything was delicious and I cannot wait to head back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food
Great meat and cheese plates, good wine selection and everyone enjoyed their meals.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
great as usual
We have been several times, for brunch and dinner. Reliably great. We went early (5:30pm) with our one month old baby and it worked out great. The service is a little relaxed, so if you're in a rush you should tell them otherwise things happen slowly.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Italian Wines
One can get a "taste" of various wines at a very reasonable price. The meatballs are delicious! Also, lemon olive oil cake is great.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time to have pizza. Very Good. Frankie suggested a nice red wine for the evening.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you haven't been to Uva lately..
...it's time for a revisit. They're knocking out one simple, rustic, full-flavored dish after another. The slow roasted pancetta with apples was just fantastic. Check it out.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unpretentious, creative menu, friendly unhurried service, knowledgable waitstaff, reasonably priced. Neighborhood gem.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
came here to celebrate a friend passing her PT boards. We brought a bottle of prosecco ($18 corkage fee). Per yelp reviews, we ordered both a cured meat and cheese plate, all excellent. We got the mortadella, spicy salame, and smoked prosciutto. For the cheeses, we did the truffled pecorino, humboldt fog, and one of the cow's milk cheese per recommendation of the waitress (it was a medium soft cheese, similar to brie). We also ordered the chickpea salad and wild boar ragut. Everything was really excellent. I'd definitely recommend getting a meat and cheese plate (they are pretty filliing!) The menu is small, but a big menu isn't always needed when the items you do offer are all great.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great. Had the 3meat,3 cheese, honey, fig paste, with bread. Phenomenal!
Wine was excellent.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was a nice date
This place was a nice date spot for me and my boyfriend. We were seated quickly with our reservation, and the wine list here is extensive. Shared the meatballs and the lasagna, both were delicious and highly suggested. Great mood, friendly service. Nice Lower Haight location that I recommend checking out.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Parking can be a challenge, so be aware that the cross street listed on Open Table (Steiner) is almost two blocks off. The actual cross street is closer Scott.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM