Great Italian Food!
SF has tons of Italian restaurants, but this is in West Portal and unique. Very good food, and the waiters are well trained and knowledgeable about the food. The minute you arrive you feel welcomed and at home. Nice!
1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never fails to satisfy!
Spiazzo is our go-to place in West Portal. The menu is pretty traditional Italian, lots of pasta, meat, and pizza choices. But it's the quality of the food that keeps us coming back. As good or better than anything you can find in North Beach, with a great friendly neighborhood feel. And the quantities are very generous. Happy friendly staff, nice family atmosphere.
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, reasonably priced
Great food, reasonably priced wine list, attentive staff, always a pleasure. My go to place when I am in the area, from Sacramento.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent,
Everything was excellent, the insalata etrusca, the veal saltimbocca, and the chicken with the artichoke hearts, as well as the rest of the entrees. We have dined at your restaurant many times over the years, and the quality remains high; it has never declined for any reason.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Our Favorites Succeeds Again
We reteurn again and again to Spiazzo because we always enjoy the food and service. On our most recent visit, we took two friends who had never been there and they walked away with a new restaurant that they would visit again. It is one of our regular haunts and it never fails to please us.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was prepared well
The food was prepared well and the prices were very reasonable. The service was great and parking was not difficult to find. We will definitely come back!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was an authentic Italian
This was an authentic Italian restaurant. They have an extensive list of unique pasta dishes which was nice. Service was really good and each dish came out quickly. I would definitely come back to this restaurant again even though West Portal is a bit out of the way.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Execellent dining experience
I had heard a lot of good things about the restaurant and I live in the neighborhood, so I decided to check it out with my family for my daughters birthday. It was perfect for all guest. Food and service was good.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our entire loved their pasta.
Our entire loved their pasta. there was not a time we don't like their dishes.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
Always a pleasure for me to dine here as the staff is polite, friendly and delicious food make for the best kind of dining experience. They never rush us, aided in my birthday surprise for my teacher and were just plain nice. All bonuses given so many scatter-brained, rude and often apathetic servers. So rare to have an affordable meal with great food and service!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
WONDERFUL RESTAURANT IN WEST PORTAL
This one of our family's favorite restaurants. The food is very good, they are very kid friendly, and the staff are fabulous and friendly!! I would recommend reservations on a Friday or Saturday evening.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Gem
Highly recommended. Our third time there was Mothers Day dinner, and was packed. In spite of a Very busy staff, they rained patient and friendly, and table service was great, food was excellent and no vibe from staff to hurry up and free the table. Risotto special was very good, as was the shellish pasta special. Wines by the glass were reasonable as well. We'll done, from top to bottom!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprise Retirement Party
Created wonderful memories for a dear friend's retirement party at Spiazzo.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood gem
Had a great time at Spiazzo. We had a large party and our food and service was great.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant lunch in West Portal
Service was attentive and helpful. Somehow they gave the simple ingredients in our lunch wonderful flavors.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My best friend and I opted
My best friend and I opted to share an entree and a pizza. We were surprised and delighted that they divided the entree for us in the kitchen (beautifully plated) and also brought separate small plates for the pizza. The wine recommendations were spot on and the food very well prepared. The staff was friendly, attentive and chatty without being intrusive. We had a very nice time.
I will happily return to Spiazzo.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service
One is introduced to Spiazzo's great food by the promising fragrance of garlic upon entering. The service is outstanding, especially by Edwin!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful addition to West
A wonderful addition to West Portal. Consistently good, great daily specials and caring service. Well run by owners who are on site always.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pasta, sauce, and meat all
Pasta, sauce, and meat all tasted fresh and homemade that I would definitely go again and take a large group. The restaurant was very accommodating and very attentive
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian Food, Reasonable price
Large menu, including pizzas, pastas and entrees, desserts, extensive wine list. Very reasonably priced. Good service.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spiazzo is one of four Italian restaurants in a 3-blk stretch of W. Portal Ave. All four of our W. Portal Italian restaurants are fabulous, but I chose to bring my guests from Sweden here because it was the only one on Open Table -- thus assuring -- in our case -- a table for 5 on a Saturday night. Over their many years here, the cuisine remains great, the service very friendly & efficient. The owners are always on duty and the kitchen takes cooking very seriously. The noise level is more than "Energetic" -- not sure why, since the floor is carpeted -- but the noise level keeps the dining experience from being relaxed, even after two glasses of wine. The noise aside, I heartily recommend Spiazzo -- and my friends from Sweden do too!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the third time eating here. Their food is always good. The service is super friendly.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Spiazzo!
We are regulars at Spiazzo and love it! The food and wine are always good, and the service is superb. We sit in a booth and have a lovely experience each visit.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
this was our first time here
this was our first time here and it was excellent. we recommend the special eggplant appetizer with goat cheese, the lamb meatballs, and their pizza is great! wonderful service: the wait staff were attentive and pleasant. the tiramisu is homemade here and was enough for two ::)
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Italian food I have
The best Italian food I have had in San Francisco in many years. We will come back for the food, wine and friendly attentive service.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Italian Comfort Food
The food is always good and makes me happy. Gene had the Osso Bucco for the first time and almost licked his plate. I had Chicken stuffed with cheese and spinich with a mushroom sause. It was very good.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give this a try!
We love Spiazzo's..the food gets better very time and they treat us like royalty.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dinner spot with or w/o kids
We went to Spiazzo last Saturday, with 2 toddlers and an infant in tow, and were very pleasantly surprised about how tasty the food was and how nice the staff was. We picked the place based on location and that it had tables available, so we were expecting mediocre, but it was far better then that! Our 4 apps and 2 mains were all delicious, and very distinct in flavor. The staff was very helpful and friendly (not always the case when we show up with 3 kids). There were other tables with kids, and it seemed that everybody - tables with and without kids - were enjoying a nice evening (there were no tantrums or messes). I recommend Spiazzo!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and non-rushed.
Waiter/ host saved a great, comfortable booth per my Open Table "special requests"
Waiter charming. I regret I didn't leave a larger tip (>19%). Waiter polite at all times.
Always love their polenta!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to Spiazzo!
Spiazzo was outstanding in every way. Our waiter, Oscar, could not have been more attentive!
Our booth made for privacy, although the restaurant was full.
Highly recommend this authentic San Francisco neighborhood place.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREEETED AND SEATED QUICKLY.
EXCELLENT SERVICE. WAIT-STAFF KNOWLEDGEABLE, HELPFUL, AND FRIENDLY. OLD WORLD ATTITUDE.
PARKING: NOT BAD FOR A SATURDAY NIGHT.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My loyalty is with Spiazzo
My loyalty is with Spiazzo beyond any trendy restaurants that have opened on West Portal Avenue.
Dining experience is even better with a frontload at Philosopher's Club beforehand.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Spiazzo!!
We enjoy going to Spiazzo. The food is very good and the wait staff are wonderful. Very friendly.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Attentive Staff
We love this restaurant. This time we chose it for my husband's birthday celebration. The staff are amazingly attentive and accommodating. Our wait person was very knowledgeable about the menu and able to suggest wine pairings. They went out of their way to make it a memorable birthday celebration.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening spent
Spiazzo is a wonderful neighborhood find. The food is always especially good and the wait staff is exceptional!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My #1 SF Italian Restaurant!
The food, wine, service, and overall experience are always excellent. I've never been disappointed and have recommended Spiazzo many times! Definitely order the Bruschetta (my favorite dish) but plan to share it. They also have the best Creme Brulee.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
good comfortable Italian
A friendly warm neighborhood restaurant with good quality Italian comfort food. The fish specials (trout, sole, salmon) are especially good. Crispy trout with browned garlic slices, yum! Chicken served boneless, which is nice, with various sauces but a bit rubbery. Two kinds of delicious bread with pots of black olive tapanade and roasted red pepper to start. A good selection with the antipasto misto including--good touch!--three kinds of bruschetta as well as the usual misto mix. The spumoni is fantastic. Reasonably priced. Will definitely go back often.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great Pasta
Spiazzo is always a reliable intimate restaurant for authentic, garlicky Italian pasta and yummy pizza dishes. It is in the quiet neighborhood of West Portal, just 1/3 a block from the West Portal Muni station. It has a lovely wine list with a good choice of California and Italian bottles. The service is always prompt and professional, except on Fridays and Saturday nights when it's rather packed in there. The authentic Italian food is the draw. Truly, I have never had a bad plate of pasta, a entree or pizza in there, and we have lived here since 1990. I can recommend Spiazza highly. I like it at lunch where there are no lines and a quiet ambiance.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have frequented this establishment over the last 5 years and on this occasion brought a friend to celebrate their birthday. As usual the service was beyond 5 stars and the food prepared, presented and reliabiy tasteful. Spiazzo's continues to be one of my favorite San Francisco restuarants.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a neighborhood gem. The food is consistently tasty and the service is friendly. I go here when I am craving a hearty Italian meal and they have never disappointed. The wine list also offers good choices on Italian wines and I always find something I haven't tried on the rotating menu of specials.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Great pizzas, interesting pasta dishes, other nice entrees on the menu. Have been here a number of times and each time has been great. They take care of their diners.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's hard to find authentic Italian food in SF...it always seems like the Americanized version of it. The bruchetta was delicious and almost a meal in and of itself; the risotto was cooked perfectly; the fish soup was delicious, and the pizza was spectacular. The only dish that didn't wow me was the stuffed peppers. I love this restaurant and luckily it's right in my neighborhood.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Waiter Ever!
The food at Spiazzo is always very good and Edwin is the best waiter ever!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM