San Francisco Bay Area Italian Restaurants

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La Fontaine Restaurant
Italian | Mountain View
33 reviews

Spiced with the flavors of Italy and France, La Fontaine serves an array of pasta dishes, entrees (with chicken, veal or lamb) and seafood specialties. Whether you're craving something creamy, spicy or succulent, there's a dish for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out our full bar, happy hour specials (M-F from 5-7pm) and live music (Fri/Sat nights).

Benchmark Pizzeria
Pizzeria | Kensington
6 reviews

Benchmark Pizzeria offers wood-fired pizza, house-made pastas & entrees, and Italian-inspired antipasti and salads. Our daily changing menu features seasonal produce from local farmers.

Hotel D'Amici Ristorante
Italian | Calistoga
19 reviews

Hotel D'Amici Ristorante features traditional Italian cuisine with homemade pastas, delicious desserts and, of course, Pestoni Family wines from Rutherford Grove Winery. We also have private dining available for small groups. See you soon in Calistoga!

Cafe Zoetrope
Italian | North Beach
29 reviews

Named for owner Francis Ford Coppola’s innovative film studio, American Zoetrope, Cafe Zoetrope is located in the majestic Sentinel Building, a San Francisco historic landmark in the heart of North Beach. Cafe Zoetrope is a European-style cafe that serves authentic Italian cuisine as well as international specialties, and features an expansive wine selection, including premium offerings from the award-winning Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County. A casual and welcoming setting inside, the cafe walls are decorated with one-of-a-kind mementos spanning Francis’s celebrated film career, while the awnings and heated sidewalks make dining outside enjoyable, even in foggy San Francisco weather.

Vino Vino - San Jose
Wine Bar | San Jose
18 reviews

We know there are a lot of people out there just like us....fans of wine, but hate the BS that comes with it. We couldn"t find anything that catered to us, so we went out and started our own bar. We emphasize great music, great food and, of course, great wine. We have 13 wines on tap and another 3-dozen in the bottle, featuring local wineries.

Pasta Primavera Cafe & Bar - Walnut Creek
Italian | Walnut Creek
31 reviews

Pasta Primavera Walnut Creek offers excellent food and courteous service in a casual and elegant contemporary Italian atmosphere.
We believe in consistency and quality. Our attitude of “Going with the Flow” has kept us in business for almost twenty years.

Doppio Zero
Italian | Mountain View
12 reviews

An authentic 'wood fired oven' Pizzeria Napoletana restaurant & bar in the heart of Mountain View, California.

Gianni's Italian Bistro
Italian | San Ramon
124 reviews

Benvenuti!!!
Welcome to Gianni’s Italian Bistro.

Whether you’re on a date, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving a delicious meal, we want you to feel welcome, comfortable, and satisfied. Italy native Gianni Bartoletti—founder and former owner of Incontro, winner of three Diablo magazine Food Awards—has crafted a menu of fine Italian dishes with a creative twist that showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a contemporary bistro atmosphere while our friendly and attentive staff preserves that old world charm.

Buon Appetito!

Gumba's Restaurant
Italian | Cupertino
3 reviews

Gumba's Restaurant is a quaint, neighborhood, Italian-American restaurant

Justin's Restaurant
Italian | Santa Clara
52 reviews

The restaurant, four years in the making, just had its public opening on March 5, 2013. Located on Homestead Road in Santa Clara, the restaurant is a meeting of the quality of fine dining with the casualness and price of less-expensive restaurants. The seasonally rotating menu will feature items that would please any foodie there are even gourmet pizzas cooked in a custom wood-fire oven,the restaurant’s bar, features various microbrews on tap and hand-picked wines from local vintners, as well as a quality collection of spirits and wines offered by the glass. In the lobby, guests are greeted by items of cooking nostalgia, such as an old scale and collections of vintage cookbooks resting on shelves. The wine cellar and bar were also projects constructed with a specialized wine rack that holds the bottles neck-side-down. A board holding various antique bottle openers from Chef Perez’s late father’s collection hangs outside the cellar door for decoration.

Osteria Cucina Toscana
Italian | Presidio Heights
46 reviews

An "Osteria" is traditionally a gathering place or tavern and Osteria Cucina Toscana certainly lives up to this meaning with the casual atmosphere and consistency of food/service. Family owned for over twenty years, we bring a taste of Northern Italy to San Francisco"s Presidio Heights neighborhood.

Trattoria da Vittorio
Italian | Forest Hill
10 reviews

Trattoria Da Vittorio pays homage to the Calabrian food and close-knit family that influenced and shaped owner Vittorio D’Urzo. Southern Italian food is not just about deliciously satisfying fare, but also about the people and culture. Vittorio and staff look forward to welcoming you with warmth and exemplary service, creating a memorable dining experience that sings with Southern Italian hospitality.

Salvatore Ristorante
Italian | Walnut Creek
57 reviews

Take Time to Stop and Smell the Sauces! It is the scent of fresh cut herbs, seafood just pulled from the ocean and sauces prepared with passion & regard to classic ingredients that reveal the essential energy of Salvatore Ristorante cuisine. We serve authentic Sicilian and Northern Italian specialties enjoyed in a warm family atmosphere. Sicilian born chef Salvatore Piccione prepares homemade Fettuccine al Gamberetto, Vitella (veal) Salvatore and Melenzana Ripiena to delight the palate

Vespucci Ristorante Italiano
Italian | San Mateo
Reviews coming soon

Hello! We are Antonio and Rosaria, a young couple from Southern Italy. We come from two small beautiful sea towns named Scalea and San Nicola Arcella. 
Antonio is a Master Chef and Rosaria has a hobby..... she loves to sing all traditional Italian songs. She sings only for private parties on request.
Antonio is very meticulous to choose the fresh stuff and he takes care for the presentation of the dishes. Rosaria likes to make decorations for different holidays and special events.
We are a gourmet restaurant and we will do our best not to disappoint your experience.Our goal is to share with you our flavors and the culture of Southern Italy.
We propose to you the authentic traditional dishes from the Calabria, region of Italy, in a classic, refined and intimate atmosphere where you will feel at home on all occasions, from a weeknight with your friends to weekend date night to a family gathering.  We look forward to meeting you soon.
 

Baci Cafe - Blackhawk
Italian | Danville
37 reviews

Baci ("Kiss" in Italian) Cafe is a casual dining restaurant in an intimate setting, serving California cuisine with Italian flair including, fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and pastas using fresh ingredients and authentic recipes. Offering an extensive selection of beer, wine and speciality cocktails for your dining experience. Baci Cafe is a place for the whole family to enjoy Italian comfort food with a elegant casual atmosphere. If it is catering, dining, take out or delivery, our team of dedicated professionals are eager to serve you. Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner.

A16 Rockridge
Italian | Oakland
232 reviews

A16 restaurant is named for the highway connecting Campania to Puglia and the menu is rooted in the rustic traditions of these lively southern Italian regions. The wine list highlights southern Italian varietals and over 40 wines are available by the glass and half-bottle carafe. The bar features traditional and modern cocktails and a wide selection of amaro.

Chianti's
Italian | Pleasanton
42 reviews

Diablo has been asking readers to vote for their Best of the East Bay shops, eats, and activities for a quarter-century.
Chianti's Ristorante is a double-category winner for 2013.
We are proud to have been voted the Best Italian and Best Seafood in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine.
Come by and let us know what you think! Check out our menu and specials at www.chiantisristorante.com.

At Chianti's Ristorante, our wait staff strives to ensure you always feel at home. Our kitchen staff works tirelessly to make sure you know our kitchen is your kitchen, and our management team is proud to provide the highest quality of meals and service, making Chianti's your first and best choice.

Delizie
Italian | San Carlos
38 reviews

"Delizie" meaning delicious, is an enthusiastic endeavor to preserve sacred family traditions & bring delight to peoples’ plates far beyond Italy's borders. Hailing from Calabria, the infamous "toe" of the Italian peninsula where the mountains meet a breathtaking coastline, owner Francesco Ruggiero brings to life the richness of this southern region's culinary heritage, introducing & reacquainting others with an irresistible array of savory flavors & vibrant aromas. Using a combination of carefully selected imports & fresh, locally grown ingredients, you can indulge to your heart's desire in a variety of homemade pastas & traditional dishes. To render the meal complete pair your food with an appealing wine from a list featuring Italian & Californian wines that best suit your palate. The restaurant itself maintains a cozy, relaxed, yet elegant feel that invites others to join in the ambience that comes to life when the simplest things are brought to the table: good food, wine & people.

Caffe Delle Stelle
Italian | Hayes Valley
60 reviews

Caffe Delle Stelle is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm and destination-caliber cuisine. We use the best available local ingredients, organic meats, and vegetables. Our daily changing menu features soulful classics of Northern Italy, simply and earnestly prepared. Our homemade pastas, breads, and desserts are always fresh and prepared daily. Caffe Delle Stelle is located in the heart of the Hayes Valley neighborhood, within short walking distance of all the major performing arts venues of the Civic Center.

Lago Di Como
Italian | Santa Cruz
46 reviews

Italian and Pizzeria Restaurant in Santa Cruz.
We serve authentic Italian food made from scratch using fresh ingredients! Warm atmosphere for a special night out or casual dinner with family.

Close to the ocean, we are located on East Cliff Dr. on the corner of 15th Ave. (between the harbor and 17th Ave.)

Esposto's in the Evening
Italian | San Mateo
8 reviews

Originating in San Mateo, our family has been proudly serving the Bay Area for over fifty years. We have taken the recipes passed on to us by former generations and have added some new ones of our own to create a menu that is both healthy and delicious.

Bella Viva Ristorante
Italian | Gilroy
3 reviews

Named for its interpretation of “Beautiful Life”, Bella Viva welcomes guests to a warm and inviting atmosphere the moment they arrive. The recent renovation of the 101 year old building enhances the former Gilroy landmark, The Steinmetz Building, with new graceful arches and rustic wood-floors and a vaulted ceiling foyer, with warm Tuscan colors of yellow/gold and Sienna reds. Our goal is to provide an unparalleled Italian dining experience. Guests will enjoy the privacy of a newly renovated Ristorante with a full service staff catering to your every need. Executive Chef Ardjan Brajo’s talent lies in creatively reinventing traditional dishes with a fiery Mediterranean flair. His particular strengths lie in his talent for pairing food with the ideal wines and in the impeccable European standard he brings to the seamless and elegant dining room service.

Piccolo Ristorante Italiano
Italian | Menlo Park
32 reviews

Piccolo Ristorante Italiano is a cozy and intimate authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Menlo Park. We are a small 12 table restaurant, which is where our name "Piccolo" comes from. "Piccolo" in Italian means small.

Lungomare
Italian | Oakland
112 reviews

Lungomare, bringing a taste of Italy to Jack London Square.
With a focus on the regions of Liguria and Tuscany we offer fresh, house made pastas and pizzas, both available gluten free, house cured meats, seafood crudo and many other delicacies. We feature hand crafted cocktails and soft drinks in our full bar. We offer patio dining with views of the estuary and San Francisco.

Portobello Grill
Italian | Redwood City
23 reviews

Portobello Grill is located by the new Century 20 Movie Theatre in Downtown Redwood City, in the On Broadway Center. We are open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, 11:30 pm to 2:00 pm for lunch and then for dinner we reopen at 5:00 pm . Saturday and Sunday we are open at 12:00 pm. We have a great menu for lunch and dinner- something for everyone- fish, seafood, steak, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, pasta dishes and daily specials. And a " tried and true" kids menu.

Steakhouse Grill & Bar at Deer Park Villa
Steakhouse | Fairfax
33 reviews

The Steakhouse Bar & Grill at Deer Park Villa offers the finest Steaks and Prime Rib in Marin, along with a selection of fresh fish and Italian entrées. Deer Park Villa was established as an Italian dinner house in 1922. The Ghiringhelli family purchased the restaurant in 1937.

The restaurant and four acre garden setting has recently been remodeled. The third and fourth generation is committed to preserving the historic site and bringing an exciting era of dining and events to Marin's most historic family restaurant. Deer Park Villa has long been a premiere destination for family, community and business events. The majestic redwood trees have towered over thousands of weddings.
Open for dinner 7 days a week, the restaurant includes a full bar which features an award winning Classic Martini and Specialty Drink list. Come sit on the spacious deck under the trees, enjoy a refreshing cocktail, have a wonderful meal and share it with friends.

Ghiringhelli's Pizzeria Grill & Bar
Pizzeria | Novato
4 reviews

Welcome to Ghiringhelli"s Novato location. With 25 years experience making pizzas in Marin - we are sure to tantalize your tastebuds. With 16 tap beers and 6 tv's this is the place to watch all of your favorite sports. A fun environment promises that you and your friends and family will come back again and again. Come for dinner - stay for the FUN!

Villa D'Este
Italian | Sunset District
15 reviews

Villa d' Este, serving you with traditional Italian Cuisine has been owned & operated by the Oropeza Family since 1978. Villa d'Este is known locally as one of the best family restaurants in San Francisco. Offering menu selections of pasta, poultry, veal, vegetarian, seafood, and beef. Come and indulge in our seven course dinner including antipasto, mixed green salad, soup, pasta bolognese, entrée coffee and Spumoni ice cream. We also have serve A La Carte which comes with a mixed green salad or soup. We offer live music on Fridays and Saturdays! We are open for Dinner seven days a week at 4-10 p.m. We serve a Champagne Brunch on Sundays from 11am-2:30p.m. Interested in entertaining your guests as a private party? We also serve banquets and off-site catering. Call us or come by to learn more! Enjoy a full bar with great cocktails and get to know us!

Giovanni Restaurant
Italian | Berkeley
18 reviews

Giovanni Old World Restaurant *est 1961* a Berkeley institution. Orginal owner and his family happily came back after a twenty year absence to carry on this third generation tradition.

Bay View Restaurant - Inn at the Tides
Italian | Bodega Bay
29 reviews

Casual, yet elegant, The Bay View Restaurant offers sweeping views of the harbor and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Wood-beamed ceilings and crackling fireplaces create a cozy and romantic setting. Enjoy cocktails and wine on the patio or fireside at the Hearthside Lounge. Executive Chef, Luca D"Oria, has created a menu full of Italian favorites using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Let our professional and friendly staff cater to your every need. The Bay View Restaurant also features a year-round, monthly "Dinner with the Winemaker" series that is in its 26th successful year. This is also a perfect backdrop for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate events and banquets.

Bistro Olea
Mediterranean | Burlingame
1 review

Olea Mediterranean Bistro is the result of our lifelong dream to bring authentic, healthy, local, and affordable Mediterranean food to the California Coast. Here at Olea – meaning olive in Latin – we try to keep everything as simple and pure as olives, guaranteeing that every dish is made with the freshest ingredients. We cook each and every order with great pride and honor, insuring that our food is made from scratch every day. Our family owned and operated bistro, located in the heart of Burlingame, brings the best things in life to the table… family, friends, great food, and good times. Our fun, diverse, and appetizing menu, allows you to taste the finest flavors and dishes of the Mediterranean without a plane ride!  Come taste the difference at Olea.

Il Posto Trattoria
Italian | Napa
73 reviews

Il Posto Trattoria is a quaint restaurant located at the north end of the city, in the beautiful Napa Valley. We specialize in traditional Italian cuisine with ingredients from Italy and locally grown. Il Posto provides a warm, comfortable and non pretentious atmosphere with a variety of food options for all ages alike. Walking into Il Posto is like walking into a Trattoria in Rome or Venice, yet it is here in the Incredible Napa Valley! Our menu includes a variety of salads and house made pastas, in both small and large portions. We serve rustic pizzas and classic Italian dishes like Chicken Picatta, Ravioli and Veal Saltimboca. Come check us out for a real Italian experience.

Cucina Venti
Italian | Mountain View
39 reviews

To the sea breezes of the Amalfi Coast and winding back through the ancient towns of Tuscany, Cucina Venti has captured the soul of Italian cooking. We take pride in bringing you the very best.

Plate and Vine
Californian | Concord
31 reviews

MENUS: http://www.plateandvinerestaurant.com/menus/

Welcome to Plate & Vine, We use locally-sourced foods, grown and raised just miles from our restaurant, in every dish we make. What local farmers grow, we turn into the freshest California-style cuisine you’ve ever
tasted. Welcome to the brilliant, distinctive flavors of Contra Costa.

Vaso Azzurro
Italian | Mountain View
55 reviews

We are known for our authentic and fresh Northern Italian fare made daily with only the finest ingredients. With a variety of satisfying and unique dishes, we have something for every type of taste preferences. Our "feel at home" staff and intimate atmosphere filled with upscale Mediterranean decor makes us a great place to take a date or the whole family.

Buon Gusto
Italian | South San Francisco
73 reviews

Ristorante Buon Gusto is simply the most authentic Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. We mix Sicilian cuisine, an excellent wine menu, a full bar, background Italian music, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to create a dining experience without equal.

Our Experienced staff have a well earned reputation of offering consistent and premier service.

We cater to business travelers, families, romantic couples, and our many loyal local patrons.

Come and experience Italian dining at its most genuine. Come once, and we know that you will come back, again and again!

Our restaurant is open for lunch on week days, and for dinner every day. Ask about our special banquet menu. Let us work with you to plan a memorable event featuring superb food and wine, and hosted in one of our private meeting rooms—ideal for business or family gatherings of any kind.

Caffe Fiore
Italian | Mission
12 reviews

A trip to culinary delights. Every dish experience of pure satisfaction. Each plate is well structured and carefully prepared. Visiting Fiore won' t disappoint. The atmosphere is an expression of comfort and an invitation to enjoy life.

Cafe Pro Bono
Italian | Palo Alto
107 reviews

Cafe Pro Bono is a place for taste conscious people. We serve a wide variety of traditional Italian dishes at reasonable prices with a freshness you can see and taste. Our menus include delicious, attractively presented appetizers, fresh pastas, fresh fish, steaks, chicken, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts and wines to complement your meal.

Baci Bistro and Bar
Italian | Pleasanton
74 reviews

Baci (Kiss in Italian) is an exquisite Italian, Steak and Seafood jewel nestled in the heart of Historic Main Street Pleasanton. Baci is a special place where people come to enjoy great food in a classy causal setting. With an ambiance that is warm and exciting. If it is catering, dining, take out or delivery, our team of dedicated professionals are eager to serve you. We accept reservations of parties of five or more through Open Table and parties of four are less are welcome walk-ins. Please feel free to call us on approximate seating time wait if any for parties of four or less. 925-600-0600.

Enoteca Molinari
Italian | Oakland
13 reviews

Enoteca Molinari is a small Italian restaurant & wine bar in Oakland (3 blocks from BART next to A Cote) that serves up some delicious Italian small plates & pasta made from local & seasonal ingredients. With 20+ Italian wines by the glass and an eclectic all Italian bottle list; there's something for everyone

The Plaza Bistro
Italian | Sonoma
22 reviews

The Plaza Bistro combines traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta, seafood, steak or small dishes, you’ll find it in our casual friendly dining room. Our chef takes special care in every dish by selecting the best ingredients Sonoma has to offer. Inviting courtyard seating, live jazz every Friday & Saturday. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

Aurora - Sausalito
Italian | Sausalito
15 reviews

Family owned and operated. Home made pastas, wild seafood, and gourmet thin crusted pizzas. Great food, generous portions, and great service. Very intimate and casual restaurant. Try us one time and see why are customers keep coming back.

Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar
Italian | Palo Alto
47 reviews

Boutique Wine • Hand Crafted Beer • Bistro Food • Late Night Dining
Gravity is wine and much more. It starts with the grape and continues with the crush and flows to the cellar where the wine rests until it arrives in its entire splendor on your palate.
Gravity Bistro & Wine Bar is the newest addition to the "Restaurants From Scratch" group offering an extensive international beer and wine list with great food to complement your memorable experience. Chef Brandon Stroud capitalizes on French and Italian influences with a wine country touch of simplicity to create fresh classic fare. Our staff is eager to share their knowledge and passion to assist you with your selections and questions.
Whether an impromptu light bite and beverage in our wine bar downstairs, a group of friends at one of our community tables, or a cozy table upstairs, let Gravity take you away to the wine and beer regions of the world.
We look forward to you joining us any evening.

Locanda Positano - San Carlos
Italian | San Carlos
91 reviews

At the heart of Italian cooking is the ability to be spontaneous and flexible with the freshest ingredients available. Locanda Positano strives to source from local farmers and turns their bounty into delicious fare to share. Our artisanal pastas, regional dishes, and signature Neapolitan pizza sing with true Italian simplicity and love. Our intimate dining room transports our customers to coastal Italy with a sleek modern Italian eatery decor with full bar and exhibition style kitchen. Dress up or dress down - we welcome you with open hearts.

Salute E Vita Ristorante
Italian | Richmond
82 reviews

Salute E Vita, remains a home away from home for all lovers of food, art, wine, friends and most of all family, which is who we consider everyone dining with us to be. Our house made desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. We are best known for traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a magnificent entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it here in our 100-year old Cape Cod Victorian that overlooks the marina waterfront with an elegant and welcoming fireplace dining room, an indoor veranda with stunning views of San Francisco or on our outdoor patio overlooking the Bay. We have a saying here, “at the table, no one grows old” So feel the passion for good food, beauty and friends and join us for lunch or dinner; we have your table ready!

Cafe Mare Italian Restaurant
Italian | Santa Cruz
21 reviews

Old world charm in the heart of Santa Cruz, authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list and a full bar. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, large groups welcome, patio dining, house made pasta, desserts and bread, gluten free options, all organic produce and sustainable sea food, fresh meats including free range veal. Ample public parking. reservations for groups of 10 or more must leave credit card number, reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior date of event or $25 per person fee will be charged.

Cupola Pizzeria
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
75 reviews

Cupola Pizzeria a Neapolitan style pizzeria. Serving authentic Italian cuisine with hand made pastas, house prepared desserts. We are VPN certified. We offer a variety of Italian and domestic wines. Located at the Westfield San Francisco.

Cesario's
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
19 reviews

Since 1991 Cesario's has been serving fine Northern Italian food. Extensive global wine list. Close to theater district and Union Square.

Calzone's
Italian | North Beach
27 reviews

It doesn’t get more local than Calzone's, in the heart of North Beach. Whether you're sitting outside at the heated cafe tables or inside in one of the comfy booths, this sparkling bistro with a decidedly Cal-Euro atmosphere is the perfect place for watching eclectic locals mix with visitors drawn by North Beach's reputation as the hip place to see and be seen.

The restaurant has been owned and operated by the same North Beach native since 1986 and is open 365 days a year, serving food continuously from 11:30 am until 1:00 am.

Osteria Stellina
Italian | Point Reyes Station
87 reviews

Located in the picturesque West Marin town of Point Reyes Station, Osteria Stellina offers a delicious, intimate, farm-to-table dining experience. Known for our local and seasonal cuisine, we strive to showcase the bounty of West Marin on every plate. Our ingredients are sourced from the surrounding regions many farmers, ranchers, and fisherman; each dish reads like a sophisticated blue plate special, comprised of what's close and plentiful on a given day. The result is a creative, clean, farm fresh menu we like to call "Point Reyes Italian". Osteria Stellina's daily lunch and dinner menus include house made pastas and bread, organic salads and soups, pizzas, sustainable meats and seafood, an array of satisfying desserts, and a carefully edited and affordable wine list featuring local vineyards and Italian favorites. Local beer is on tap and additional beers are available by the bottle. The restaurant's gracious dining room is ideal for diners of all ages and any occasion.

La Vite Ristorante
Italian | Pleasanton
14 reviews

La Vite established in 1997 in Pleasanton is an elegant and artistically designed Italian restaurant with a large selection of creative dishes from southern and northern Italy. Rated A by Contra Costa Times food critic, featured in the Bay Area Back Roads and has been chosen the best Italian restaurant in Pleasanton by the readers poll of Pleasanton Weekly Newspaper for 3 consecutive years.

Ristorante Bella Vita - Los Altos
Italian | Los Altos
43 reviews

Ristorante Bella Vita is located in downtown Los Altos on First Street and serves Northern Italian Cuisine. Our dishes are prepared the finest and freshest ingredients featuring ever changing daily specials we will prepare any special meal to meat your diet. Gluten free and whole Wheat pastas available on your request We offer a full bar with an exceptional Wine list.We have Private dining available for any to gathering and catering out.

Pino's Trattoria
Italian | Campbell
13 reviews



Located in the heart of downtown Campbell, Pino's Trattoria (sister restaurant with A Bellagio), offers full bar service, an extensive wine list and truly memorable lunch & dinner selections, as well weekend brunch. You'll find attention to detail and the highest quality in all of our signature dishes.

Baci Cafe & Wine Bar
Italian | Healdsburg
167 reviews

Baci Cafe & Wine Bar invites you to enjoy its fine regional Italian and Mediterranean food, paired with wines from Sonoma, Napa and Italy, in a casual dining atmosphere.
Baci's wine list is thoughtful and well-priced, and features many small artisan wineries. Baci's menu is creative and offers a large selection of dishes. It's focus and commitment to local fresh seasonal ingredients has made it one of our Sonoma County favorites.

Trellis Restaurant
Italian | Menlo Park
50 reviews

Trellis with the truly unique upstairs patio, Trellis offers, "al fresco dining" along with it many other charms. The new low carb seasonal menu, the vibrant specials and the daily homemade bread, soups and desserts are tantalizing. A warm-comfortable dining room and banquet-catering facilities with 2 full bars, insure that Trellis is the choice for any occasion. Banquet facilities are available for groups from 10 to 120 guests and the Chef will gladly consult on any special banquet catering needs.

Bistro GinoLina
Italian | San Rafael
8 reviews

Bistro Ginolina Full Bar, Full kitchen including wood burning pizza oven. All organic produce and hormone free meats. Italian owners, Italian Chef and Italian products. "Bistro Ginolina is like taking a trip to Rome and eating your way south to the Amalfi Coast. Flavors here are bold". Robin Collins-Patch Magazine

Chianti Cucina - Novato
Italian | Novato
98 reviews

Chianti Cucina, an Italian restaurant in Novato, welcomes you to our family, where great food, service and atmosphere await you Italian style.
We invite you to our table, offering a casual & memorable experience. At Chianti Cucina, you'll feel like a neighborhood regular, even if you're just visiting us for the first time. Our restaurant is a family friendly venue where you can feel equally at home as a solo diner, as a family, or as a small or large group of friends.

Main Street Garden & Cafe
Italian | Soquel
43 reviews

Main Street Garden & Cafe is located in downtown Soquel, CA and serves California - Italian cuisine inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. We use vegetables, herbs, and flowers harvested from our onsite garden. To book a reservation for 8 persons or more, please call the restaurant.

La Collina - Millbrae
Italian | Millbrae
35 reviews

La Collina Italian Restaurant is a family run restaurant whose owners have over 30 years international experience in the food service / restaurant business. In 1996, La Collina began with the vision of bringing authentic Northern Italian food to Millbrae. Many of the exquisite dishes at La Collina are inspired by Bedriye"s European experience with Mediterranean seasonings and herbs. La Collina Italian Restaurant is an upscale Italian restaurant with a full bar specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. At La Collina Restaurant, you will enjoy Authentic Northern Italian Food, including exquisite seafood dishes, pasta, veal, organic salads and more.

Cafe Alto
Italian | Palo Alto
35 reviews

Italian restaurant where great food, romantic settings and passionate service results in a unique and fulfilling experience. Our comprehensive Italian menu provides something for everyone, from specialties to authentic pizza and pasta dishes, all created using Italian home made recipes and techniques.

With one of the most beautiful and well stocked bars in the Bay Area, Cafe Alto is a great place for both casual and business dining. We also accommodate large parties, special events and customized menus per request. Our wine list offers a combination of California and Italian wines that many say is one of the best in the Bay Area.

Cafe Alto is open for brunch, lunch and dinner every day. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Private parties and specialized menus also available.

Ristorante Da Mario
Italian | Saratoga
59 reviews

Authentic Southern Italian Restaurant, Chef owners Sandro and Mario provide excellent food and ambiance old world style.Very dedicated to details , prompt service is a complement to outstanding food and wines. We have live music on Saturdays and various events throughout the year.

Forno Vecchio Restaurant
Italian | Pleasanton
54 reviews

Forno Vecchio Restaurant, in the heart of historic downtown Pleasanton, is the destination for fresh, local cuisine served with the warmth of a genuine Italian family dinner. The menu features long-time favorites, including house-made pastas with a twist on traditional sauces. But don’t be surprised to find unique savory fare like truffle fries, filo-wrapped salmon, and seasonal specials. The wine list, carefully chosen to complement the menu, includes local California wines as well as Italian classics at very affordable prices. Do save room for dessert!

Forno Vecchio presents a distinctive dining experience created by new owners and long-time Pleasanton residents, sharing three generations of Italian food and wine expertise and family hospitality. Each menu item is prepared and served with individual care and attention. Sentite l'amo

Ernesto's Italian Restaurant
Italian | Richmond District
11 reviews

Ernesto's Italian Restaurant is your home away from home. Authentic Italian food at affordable prices. Don't miss our baked clam appetizer while enjoying our warm garlic olive oil bread. Everyone has their favorites and everyone walks away full and happy. Come hungry, leave happy knowing you'll be back.

Nizza La Bella
French | Albany
35 reviews

Nizza La Bella is a casual, reasonably priced, neighborhood bistro that features the lively French and Italian Riviera inspired cuisine of the city of Nice. We serve simple rustic style comfort food in a relaxed and intimate traditional French Bistro ambiance. The heart of our restaurant is the kitchen's massive imported French wood-fired oven, where pizzas, roasts, seafood, fish, gratins, desserts and hearth breads emerge from its fire-lit glow. The zinc top bar is the convivial center of the restaurant offering artisan cocktails, aperitifs, spirits, cordials, wines and beers. Our cozy dining room seats 40 with additional seats at the bar. We can accommodate most small to mid-size parties and larger parties upon request.

Trattoria Fresco
Italian | Ross
10 reviews

Welcome To Marco`s Trattoria Fresco


For a delightful evening, come and enjoy our distinctive specialties including a variety of delicious appetizers and salads freshly made pastas, seafood, and outstanding grilled entrees.


Fresco is dedicated to supporting the essential earthly concepts of organic food production.


We cook with fresh produce delivered every day, and choose organic whenever possible. Menu highlights include house-made pastas, traditional Italian salads, fresh fish and flavorful meats grilled over mesquite.


All baked goods, pastries and desserts are prepared daily in-house.

Taheri's Mediterranean Restaurant
Mediterranean | Walnut Creek
16 reviews

Upon entering this charming restaurant you will immediately notice the exhibition kitchen producing many selections from all over the Mediterranean which are sure to please everyone's tastes. You may begin with the very popular Mediterranean Platter or start with the succulent Crab Bruchetta. The lunch menu emphasizes selections geared to busy work schedules. A variety of hearty salads and sandwiches, pizzas from the wood-burning oven, fresh fish and a variety of pastas are offered. The dinner menu includes Grilled Lamb Loin, fresh grilled seafood, pastas, pizzas, the popular Kabobs and Spanish Paella. Taheri's also provides banquet services and catering for corporate and all-occasion events. The full menu is available for take-out, as well.

Cotogna
Italian | Financial District
188 reviews

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square neighborhood, Cotogna is a lively, comfortably-stylish restaurant featuring rustic Italian cuisine. Adjoining Quince, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk’s celebrated fine dining restaurant, Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local seafood, salads, salumi and cheeses. A sophisticated, seasonal cocktail program features innovative cocktails, while the approachable wine program (all bottles for $50 and all glasses for $12) focuses on Northern Italian varieties.

Rose's Cafe
Californian | Marina
43 reviews

A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely meal. Many customers are regulars who frequent the pretty bistro-café that offers table service and some of the most deliciously affordable food in San Francisco - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups and house made pasta. Accepting Reservations for Dinner Only! Parties of 6 or more may be charged an 18% gratuity.

Castagna - San Francisco
French | Marina
59 reviews

Castagna is a chef-owned neighborhood bistro and wine bar featuring "sun-kissed" cuisine from Provence and the neighboring coastal regions of Southern France and the Italian Riviera. Dine al fresco with a leisurely weekend brunch at our sidewalk tables, enjoy a candlelight dinner in our intimate dining room, or grab a glass of wine at the bar for a view of our lively exhibition kitchen. We offer dinner six days a week (closed on Mondays) along with weekend brunch service. We also offer Happy Hour with food and drink specials every Tuesday thru Friday from 4 - 6 pm.

St. Helena Bistro
American | St. Helena
32 reviews

Chef Israel, previously of St. Helena's "Green Valley Cafe" now brings to you his Northern Italian cooking expertise at his NEW sidewalk café and restaurant "St. Helena Bistro", located in St. Helena, CA. in the Heart of Beautiful Napa Valley. Well known for his delicious handmade Gnocchi and flavor-filled Eggplant Parmigiana, Chef Israel now has created his own menu of Northern Italian DELIGHTS. The menu features a selection of pasta dishes and beautifully designed entrees sure to appeal to you and your friends. Finish your meal with his homemade strawberry shortcake and you'll be smiling from ear to ear. Your next trip through St. Helena will not be complete without a stop at this wonderfully casual sidewalk Ristorante.

Boca Pizzeria, Village Mall at Corte Madera
Pizzeria | Corte Madera
17 reviews

Boca Pizzeria is located in The Village at Corte Madera.

Boca Pizzeria is an Italian inspired Pizzeria utilizing the abundance of Northern California’s seasonal ingredients, while showcasing local micro breweries and wine country’s boutique varietals. Boca Pizzeria has always been our little neighborhood gem we had in mind for years, where we can dine with our friends, family and loved ones.

Our pizzas are authentic Neapolitan style, which cooks for no more than 2 minutes in a 900 degree Italian wood burning oven, is made from double milled 00 Caputo flour. Our sauce is made of the finest San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy. We make house-made mozzarella cheese daily.

We support local farmers in an effort to bring you the freshest ingredients.

Alex Italian Restaurant
Italian | Rutherford
55 reviews

THE RESTAURANT
Alex Italian Restaurant owned and operated by sommelier Alessia and Alessandro Sbrendola offers first class, Italian cuisine and service in an intimate sophisticated settings. Opened in 2011 and located in Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley, the restaurant features Chef Reed Hearon creative and contemporary cuisine. Alex Italian Restaurant received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator 2012. Alex Italian restaurant which take its name for the Americanized versions of the owners names, feature a top notch wine list that in its over 100 pages includes extraordinary wine makers from both old and new world.

SOMA Restaurant & Bar
Mediterranean | SOMA
6 reviews

SOMA Restaurant & bar is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Mediterranean and Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. SOMA restaurant is a step away from Union Square. Our bar will remain open until midnight offering an extended variety of cocktails, high-end imported and local spirits as well as a late-night menu of small bites

Ca' Momi
Italian | Napa
73 reviews

We were born and raised in Italy, and believe that when it comes to Italian food in the U.S., a lot has been lost in translation. We created Ca' Momi to pursue our passion for the true flavors of life. Italian cuisine began with dishes made with few, simple ingredients that were strong enough to stand on their own. In effort to capture them, we use select local organic, and Italian ingredients and prepare our dishes in strict accord with traditional regional recipes.

Our name, Ca’ Momi, means “House of Momi” in Italian. Our name a tribute to “Momi dea Bionda”, a man who is legendary in the Veneto region of Italy for his fiery obsession with safeguarding his home. We believe Momi’s protective spirit watches over us in the kitchen!

Original Joe's - San Francisco
American | North Beach
254 reviews

Original Joe’s is the quintessential, classic San Francisco dining experience. A fabric of the City for 75 years, it is located in the heart of the historic and majestic North Beach, a mecca for natives, tourists, and culinary aficionados alike.

Original Joe’s is the oldest of all existing Joe’s restaurants in the country and is the innovator of what is now nationally known as the “Joe’s Concept”. With its signature red leather booths, legendary smooth cocktails, and renowned Italian American menu, Joe’s has come to signify its own Northern Californian category of food and symbolizes classic Italian American comfort food at its finest.

Incontro
Italian | Danville
88 reviews

The word Incontro means encounter, signifying the coming together of the cuisine from the mountains of north of Italy, to the beautiful hills of Tuscany and the southern Italian regions on the Adriatic Sea. Our menu is uncomplicated, but there is always a new encounter with special items that change weekly. Our bread, dessert and pasta are made by hand on the premises daily.

Zero Zero
Italian | SOMA
147 reviews

Zero Zero opened in 2010 inspired by Chef Bruce Hill’s dedication to farm driven ingredients, combined with his love for wood-fired pizzas that have been nicknamed “Calipolitan”. Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle named us the French Laundry of upscale pizza, and the readers of 7x7 Magazine voted us “Best Pizza in San Francisco”. In addition to pizza, our menu showcases housemade pastas, a variety of market-fresh appetizers, and artisan soft serve. We also have two big time bars with a selection of seasonal house cocktails, beers, and 12 wines on tap.

Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa
Italian | Napa
395 reviews

Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Donna Scala’s rustic fare incorporates local fruits, vegetables, meat and fowl into traditional, fresh Italian dishes with her signature, creative flair. Freshly baked breads, local olive oil, beautiful salads, tasty appetizers and homemade pastas are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Main courses offer an array of regionally sourced and highest quality creations of chicken, steaks, burgers and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.

Osteria Coppa
Italian | San Mateo
172 reviews

Inspired by the slow food movement of Italy, Osteria Coppa specializes in artisanal pasta and pizza while embracing a fresh, seasonal farm-to-table style. Handcrafted pasta and pizza, farm fresh toppings, artisan cheeses, savory house-made sauces, and house cured salumi reflect Executive Chef Chanan Kamen’s profound passion for making his cuisine from scratch using traditional, old world techniques.

Relax in a casual, urban setting in the heart of downtown San Mateo. Grab a seat at the bar, dine tableside indoors, join friends at the community table, or enjoy the sunshine outdoors (with heaters and shade umbrellas) on the festive “Coppa Cabana” patio!

La Strada Ristorante Italiano
Italian | Palo Alto
33 reviews

The Giovannotto family and Chef Augustus Remo welcome you to La Strada Ristorante Italiano in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Chef Remo's seasonal menus meld the finest of Italian ingredients with the freshest local produce. In addition, a daily "La Cenetta," a 3-course dinner, offers the savvy palate with items a bit above and beyond the seasonal menu. Each and every dish from the traditional homemade pastas and pizzas to the most contemporary dishes exhibit the expertise and precision of Chef Remo's training and passion.

Riva Cucina
Italian | Berkeley
54 reviews

Our Emilia-Romagna inspired menu offers a selection of organic foods from nearby farms and waters, as well as a few of our favorite products from Italy. We’ve created a place for people to gather and relax with good food and good company. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us or simply stop by and say hello. We’d love to have you!

Woodside Bakery & Cafe
Californian | Woodside
82 reviews

We are located in the beautiful Town of Woodside, offering upscale casual dining featuring outdoor patio with fireplace and heaters.
We feature Italian-American Cuisine of fresh seafood, natural meats from Niman Ranch, abundant salads and an array of homemade pasta and vegetarian dishes. Our famous thin-crust pizzas, mussels and other dishes are baked in our wood-burning oven. We use local, natural, sustainable ingredients and our first crop of heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs and beans is on its way from our own gardens.
We are the proud recipients of 2008, 2009, 2010 Wine Spectator Awards for our excellent wine selections and are the Peninsula's People's Choice for "Best Bakery" and "Best Desserts", as well as the Regional Taster's Choice "Best Pizza".
Our full-service European Bakery offers an full array of pastries, cookies, pies, cakes, wedding and other custom cakes and desserts.
We're the perfect venue for booking your next special event!
WELCOME!

Colosseo
Italian | North Beach
12 reviews

The historic Colosseo is owned and operated by the Florese family from Calabria, Italy. The extensive menu features fresh ingredients and homemade pastas made for 3 decades in the Florese family tradition including authentic seafood, meat, risotto and dessert. A winner of multiple awards over the years including #1 Ravioli at the Noodle Festival, Colosseo's diners include a who's who of San Francisco's entertainers, athletes and politicians. Colosseo is THE spot for viewing soccer and other sports on their big screen and TV. Boasting North Beach's largest outdoor patio (seats 49), Colosseo is a great place for a special event. Sidewalk seating provides great people-watching. The extensive beer and wine list includes imports and a local selection.

Risibisi
Italian | Petaluma
54 reviews

Risibisi is a charming and friendly place located in downtown Petaluma which serves healthy, authentic Italian food featuring the finest local ingredients.

The "Slow Food" movement is thriving in Sonoma County and Petaluma is at the center of it all. "Slow Food" is the idea that a community can support each other by eating, drinking, growing, and cooking locally. We consider it our responsibility to bring all the amazing products from our local farms to your plate.

Our wine list features Italian as well as spectacular Sonoma wines. Or enjoy a delicious cocktail from our full bar.


Come visit us at lunch and enjoy our daily Lunch Special featuring soup or salad followed by a variety of pasta, gourmet sandwiches and chicken selections for only $14.95.

Gluten free options are now available at the restaurant.

Highest Food Score in Zagat Guide. Recognized by Michelin Guide every year since 2008.

Piccino
Californian | Potrero Hill
197 reviews

When we opened the doors of our tiny restaurant in December 2006, our goal was to make Piccino as welcoming as the home of a close friend, our food as simple and beautifully executed as possible. We"re honored that Piccino became a thriving hub of the community. And in May of 2011 we moved from our original space into a new home (dubbed The Yellow Building) on the corner of 22nd & Minnesota Streets, which we share with our friends MAC (Modern Appealing Clothing), and DIG wine shop.

Our menu still features the classic and seasonally driven thin-crust pizzas and polpette (Tuscan-style pork and beef meatballs) Piccino is known for; our salads and soups use the finest organic produce sourced directly from small local farms. Piccino's menu has expanded to include more small starter plates, house-made pastas, contorni (vegetable sides), and special entrees of meat, fish, or poultry. Seasonal desserts and expertly made coffee complete our daily offerings.

Gioia Pizzeria
Italian | Russian Hill
66 reviews

A neighborhood Italian restaurant in Russian Hill focusing on seasonal, organic ingredients and serving New York style pizza.

Caffe Macaroni
Italian | North Beach
40 reviews

Chef & co-owner, Mario and his delightful wife, Stephanie, have a knack for making you feel as if they are cooking and serving just for you at this super-reasonable North Beach nook offering robust Southern Italian fare reminiscent of his native Naples; whether you’ve snagged an outdoor table or are in the small, casual interior, it delivers a pasta fix.

Barolo
Italian | Calistoga
30 reviews

Hearty Italian favorites including perfect thin crust pizzas, handmade pastas, house cured salumis and locally farmed produce, poultry and meats. One of the hidden local gems in Napa valley, located in the historic Mount View Hotel.

La Lanterna Ristorante
Italian | San Mateo
59 reviews

Open since 2001, La Lanterna is a family-owned business with Ramon Lopez as Executive Chef and Jennifer Villa-McGuffin service as manager. Prior to opening, Ramon and Jennifer were employed at various fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Peninsula. With his own signature style, Chef Ramon has received numerous accolades and is honored to serve you at La Lanterna.

Portola Kitchen
Italian | Portola Valley
66 reviews

Portola Kitchen is a place to gather with family and friends to enjoy the simplicity of rustic Italian-American cooking. Bringing you authentic cuisine, we use locally grown ingredients whenever possible, make our pasta in-house, and give our support to near-by wineries.

We believe the purity of our concept lies in the quality of our ingredients and the simplicity of our dishes. We are dedicated to bringing simple yet refined Italian-American cooking to our neighborhood and look forward to serving you and our community.

Along with our seasonal menu, we offer a full bar and a unique selection of California and Italian wines. Our menus are constantly changing, so the options for Dinner, Lunch and Brunch are endless. We also have a menu just for the kids.

Please join us and enjoy the rustic ambiance of Portola Kitchen. Whether it’s inside or out on our patio, we’d love to see you!

Il Pescatore Restaurant
Italian | Oakland
37 reviews

Il Pescatore was founded in 1980 by three partners all of whom were of Tuscan origin. The original menu included classic Tuscan dishes, which are still on the menu today, such as Pasta della Casa, Veal Scallopine with mushrooms, and our signature Veal T-Bone with Rosemary (Lombata de Vitello al Rosmarino).

With the explosion of the Italian food and wine scene in the 1980’s, the menu expanded to represent dishes from numerous regions of the Italian peninsula. Risotto con funghi (Piemonte), Cannelloni alla Romana (Roma), Eggplant Parmigiana (Sicilia), and Fresh Fish Picatta (Napoli) are but a few of the regional dishes on our menu.

Our menu has been continuously evolving, and this year we introduced our own homemade Gelato and Sorbet.


Il Pescatore has been proudly serving the community of Oakland for over 32 years at Jack London Square and we have been blessed with many loyal customers over the years.

Fiorillo’s
Italian | Santa Clara
27 reviews

Whether you’re coming for a simple meal with friends or holding a full banquet with up to 180 guests you will always get the best food and service at Fiorillo"s. We offer delicious food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Fiorillo's restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1972. Fiorillo"s reputation has been built on consistency, quality, and generous portions.

Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel
Italian | Nob Hill
16 reviews

Featuring Fresh Seafood, Pizza & our signature Risotto dishes. All in a romantic Tuscan setting.
Our wines are expressly selected for the best of Italy, Spain, France and California"s Napa Valley and served with a perfect pairing of cheese and fruit plates.

Primavera Ristorante
Italian | San Ramon
27 reviews

Our loyal guests have been the heart of our restaurant for almost a ¼ of century. All the fresh from the scratch food and hand crafted cocktails and lively professional service is to make certain our guests enjoy a wonderful experience while dining with us.

Our menus feature fresh fish, premium quality seafood, seasonal salads from fresh produce, certified angus steaks, classic pasta favorites like our signature Fettuccine Alla Carbonara and our fresh home made certified angus beef Bolognese sauce and a great variety of Chicken dishes.
Your meal would start with our famous Caponata dipping sauce made with eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and … accompanied with warm bread.
You’ll find many fun and interesting vino from all parts of the Italy plus a great collection of locally loved wines from our beautiful California to make your evening a memorable one.

Bravo Bistro
Italian | Pleasant Hill
22 reviews

Bravo Bistro brings new life to the world of fine Italian cuisine. Bravo has risen to great success due to it’s savory cuisine and friendly service. Nestled on the border of Concord / Pleasant Hill, Bravo caters to a sophisticated palate. The warm atmosphere is inviting, with the aroma of the cuisine intoxicating and the decor enchanting. Whether the guests dine in the front to gaze out the large pristine windows or in the romantic private room, you are sure to have the dining experience of a lifetime.

Spiazzo Ristorante
Italian | Forest Hill
63 reviews

Giuseppe and Francesco welcome you to Spiazzo Ristorante we will take to an imaginary trip to Italy with all the Italian flavors by chef Francesco Melis.

We also offer a big selection of Pastas, firewood Pizzas, Chicken, veal and a lot of seafood dishes, with many choices for the Vegetarians as well with the largest wine list of West Portal, please come and visit us.

54 Mint
Italian | SOMA
101 reviews

54 Mint is a little gem in the heart of downtown San Francisco across from the old US Mint Building. We offer authentic Italian cuisine prepared only with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our pastas and desserts are made fresh on a daily basis. 54 Mint is also a retail store where you can purchase, for a simple gift or for your own need, a variety of imported products such as extra virgin olive oil from Umbria, balsamic vinegars, cheese, spices, wines and much more...Our bar will remain open until midnight offering an extended variety of cocktails and high-end imported and local spirits as well as a late-night menu of small bites.

Di Napoli Ristorante & Pizzeria
Italian | South San Francisco
2 reviews

Since 1990 we have been specializing in creating the best Italian Entrees and Pizzas on the Peninsula. We love our customers and it shows in our food and service. Our friendly staff always make your satisfaction our number one priority. Our dine-in customers enjoy an intimate,comfortable atmosphere and we can accommodate your group, small to large (up to 25 guests). If you would like to make arrangements for a Private Party or catering for your event, just give us a call and we"ll work with you to help make your event a success!

Luceti's on 25th Avenue
Italian | San Mateo
39 reviews

A taste of Tuscany and local treasure that is simply delicious. For over three decades, Luceti"s has served Italian cuisine created by world class chef and awarded San Franciscan, Roger Bertola. Founder of the legendary Doro's, Ruggero's and master chef of Fior and the Iron Horse. Mr. Bertola was also the personal chef to generals Eisenhower and Paton. Today, Luceti's owners carry on the same tradition and cuisine that was started by Dr. Ron Luceti in 1984. Luceti's is a great place for private parties and business meetings. Full menu is available at bar.

Crush - Ukiah
Steakhouse | Ukiah
24 reviews

Crush Italian Steakhouse, located in Ukiah in the heart of the Mendocino Valley,is a restaurant beyond any local experience. Our unsurpassed appearance, class and decorum offers a unique combination of the traditional and the contemporary, and will be felt by every guest that enters our doors.

Specializing in traditional Italian flavors mixed with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients creates a vibrant mix of dishes that embrace the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant. Savor the fusion of market fresh foods to a wine list guaranteed to meet the most discriminating palette. Come enjoy and treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience.

Our passion is to serve the best cuisine and provide the most exciting dining experience in Mendocino County. We offer both an authentic steakhouse with full bar service and a sports club with continuous sports coverage. We also specialize in private parties and catering.

Fior D'Italia
Italian | North Beach
86 reviews

Let Chef Gianni Audieri create a feast for your senses in the legendary San Francisco restaurant! Located in lively North Beach, Fior d"Italia offers fine Italian dining in a welcoming, elegant and fun atmoshere.

Enjoy a classic cocktail or glass of fine wine at the 1920's solid Mahogany and brass bar while chatting with locals and tourists alike. Or enjoy privacy at one of the intimate tables located by the window.

Dine in the warmly lit dining room and enjoy a classic Northern Italian dish cooked from only the finest and freshest ingredients. Known for his wide range of organic ingredients, homemade pastas and sumptuous entrees, Chef Gianni has a creation to please every palette.

"The Fior is a labor of love" says Chef Gianni. "This business is tough but when you love cooking traditional Italian cuisine, it becomes a way of life...and fun too!"

Whether on business or pleasure, come dine with us at the Oldest Italian Restaurant in America!

L'Ottavo - San Francisco
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
28 reviews

L’Ottavo Ristorante has delighted locals and visitors to San Francisco for 20 years with our authentic Italian cuisine. Our small family-run restaurant feels intimate, cozy and tucked away from hectic city life. At L’Ottavo, you can picture yourself stepping out of San Francisco and into a neighborhood restaurant in Rome where the food is consistently delicious, the service is friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is comfortable and unpretentious. Our menu offers chicken, veal, beef and fish dishes and an ample selection of delicious pasta. Our customers especially rave about our Homemade pasta, Lasagna, Veal Saltimbocca, Chicken with Marsala wine and Mushrooms, Lobster Ravioli and New York Steak, as well as our daily specials, which feature fresh selections from our local markets. Come visit us for old world Italian charm, a flavorful Italian meal and classic Italian wines. We are walking distance from Union Square, located near major hotels.

Food Inc. Trattoria & Wine Bar
Global, International | Pacific Heights
6 reviews

At Food Inc. Trattoria & Wine Bar, you will enjoy a great European culinary experience. We are located in Pacific Heights, proudly serving San Franciscans for more than 20 years. We are committed to giving you friendly and courteous service and want your visit to be fun and relaxing. Enjoy carefully prepared dishes inspired by our favorite European cuisine, all made from the freshest ingredients. Whenever possible, we seek out organic, locally sourced food and wine. Whether savoring one of our signature culinary creations during lunch or dinner or a glass of wine and charcuterie in the afternoon, Food, Inc. is your home away from home! Food, Inc. will prepare items for takeout and love to cater private and business functions of all sizes and types.

Baonecci Ristorante
Italian | North Beach
54 reviews

If you are looking for an authentic culinary Italian experience, you just found the right place. Baonecci offers you delicious and traditional entrees from a Tuscan menu and thin-cracker mouth-watery pizzas each one hand rolled for you by Mamma Stefania. You"ll be amazed by the freshness and quality by each plate and you'll be comforted by the friendly Gambaccini family who will make your experience even more... "Italiana" Private Lunch Party
$ 30.00 per Person
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Pane e Vino Trattoria
Italian | Marina
58 reviews

Pane e Vino serves regional Italian-style cuisine, featuring fresh grilled fish and meats, thin crusted pizzas and pasta dishes exceptionally flavorful with fresh ingredients. Pane e Vino is a family and kid-friendly neighborhood trattoria with a affable staff, delicious food and a great wine selection.

Scoma's Restaurant
Seafood | Fisherman's Wharf
515 reviews

Our Fisherman's Wharf seafood restaurant is steeped in a family tradition of quality and service. Still family owned and operated, Scoma’s opened in 1965, when brothers Al and Joe Scoma took over a six table coffee shop serving fishermen on the wharf. Using their mother’s recipe collection, the Scoma brothers' humble café evolved over the years becoming the quintessential San Francisco dining destination it is today.

Ristorante Amoroma
Italian | Moraga
8 reviews

Italian cuisine in Moraga.

Zahir's Bistro
American | San Jose
14 reviews

A passion for good food, good wine, good friends... ...is the inspiration behind restaurant entrepreneur Zahir Quddus' latest creation, Zahir's Bistro. The restaurant opened on South Main Street in Milpitas in December 2011. Zahir is no stranger to the restaurant business, nor to Milpitas. He has opened several different restaurants over the years, dating back to the 1980's.

Garre Cafe
Italian | Livermore
16 reviews

Experience old Italy as the scent of freshly baked focaccia bread sets the mood for a truly moving dining experience. With a beautiful Italian garden, wine barrels and surrounding vineyards the stress and worry of the day disappear. Enjoy our eclectic menu featuring California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence paired with our handcrafted wines. With both indoor and outdoor seating the café is perfect for a business lunch, an intimate date or family gatherings.

Spinello's
Italian | Los Gatos
35 reviews

Spinello’s Italian East Coast Eatery was developed by Michael Spinello. Michael is from New Jersey and has spent the last 15 years in California. The one thing Michael noticed over the years is the lack of East Coast style Italian food. After opening and running Opa for its first 3 years Michael set out to bring his family recipes to the Los Gatos clientele he has grown to know. All of the dishes at Spinello’s are from family recipes handed down over the years from his Italian relatives. Many of the dishes were served to Michael during his childhood in New Jersey. Being closely located to New York gave Michael the opportunity to explore the many different wonderful Italian cuisines served in Manhattan. Now Michael brings all of his incredible recipes to the local Los Gatos residents.

Osteria Divino
Italian | Sausalito
8 reviews

Osteria Divino offers authentic Florentine cuisine inspired by the finest local, organic, seasonal produce, meat & fish available. We serve an extensive selection of artisan pasta. Located in the local's district offering old world & modern atmosphere. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with live music nightly and Sunday Brunch. We are a proud member of Marin Organics.

Casa Orinda
American | Orinda
86 reviews

Casa Orinda has been serving the finest Western and Italian food in the area for the past 81 years. We are famous for our fried chicken, prime beef, and classic Italian pasta, chicken, and veal dishes -- everything being made from scratch in our kitchen using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

Our full service mahogany bar is a popular stop for locals and visitors looking for a nice refreshment and a hearty meal in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. We have three dining rooms, each with a slightly different character afforded by our hand-formed brass hearth fireplace, Western original art collection, famous antique gun collection, and alluring floral arrangements.

Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners
Italian | North Beach
90 reviews

“I want Capo’s to feel like a neighborhood place that’s been here for years, while also transporting guests to a moment in time when Italian-American cuisine began to form its roots in our culture.” - Tony Gemignani. Celebrating classic Chicago-style cuisine with an emphasis on authenticity and quality of ingredients, the menu dishes up favorites like true Chicago-style pizza served on four types of crust: Deep Dish, Cast Iron Pan, Stuffed, and Cracker Thin. Each style is made with Ceresota Flour from one of the oldest mills in Chicago. Capo’s signature dish is marked by the Quattro Forni pizza, taking Gemignani’s World Pizza Championship winning dish, the Tre Forni, to the next level by cooking it four different times as opposed to three; and is limited to 20 per day due to extensive specialized preparations.

Pizza Moda
Pizzeria | Berkeley
61 reviews

Pizza Moda is a fun, Euro-style neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal, artisan pizzas, pastas, and salads in a warm, welcoming urban-chic setting. They"re stylish, but also kid-friendly, and offer several delicious vegetarian and vegan options. You'll find local micro-brews on draft, and a great selection of interesting wines. House-made desserts too!

Pizzaiolo - Oakland
Italian | Oakland
57 reviews

We at Pizzaiolo believe that the simple act of feeding people is at the core of what it is to be human. We focus on the ritual of taking life from the world around us and presenting it to you to sustain your own life.

When the day is done, the thinking that seems to matter most is that we are taking part in a web of human interaction. The food you eat at Pizzaiolo is 100% down-home human-made.

VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar
Italian | Half Moon Bay
64 reviews

Indulge in Southern Italian cuisine with authentic Neapolitan-style pizza topped with hand-made mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes baked in the coast's only Italian-imported wood-burning pizza oven. House made pastas, fresh fish and meats are accented by local farm-to-table ingredients, extensive local and international wine list and full bar. Beautiful atmosphere, dog-friendly outdoor patio, and private wine room make for a memorable Italian dining experience on the coast in Half Moon Bay. Live music Fri-Sun. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sun, conveniently located along Hwy 1.

Aventine Glen Ellen
Italian | Glen Ellen
114 reviews

The Third Branch of Aventine opens this Spring in Glen Ellen featuring a full bar, brewery and farm fresh to table dishes by Executive Chef Adolfo Veronese. Located in the historic Grist Mill in Glen Ellen, Chef Adolfo and his partners, Rodrigo Nevado and Gian Paolo Veronese, create a modern interpretation of the Italian Osteria experience where old rustic and familiar style is fused with the bounty of flavors native to beautiful Sonoma. Similar to its predecessors in San Francisco and Hollywood, Aventine Glen Ellen is a place to eat, drink and socialize where everyone feels like familia.

Fattoria E Mare
Italian | Burlingame
64 reviews

Fattoria e Mare, a vibrant Bay Area Peninsula restaurant serving simply prepared new urban rustic food. Utilizing organic and sustainable ingredients sourced from local vendors. Prepared by Chef Pablo Estrada and his highly experienced team of chefs have created a menu inspired from food tours throughout the U.K., Europe and the Americas, showcasing the best that California has to offer. The menu will change often featuring ingredients at their peak, there will also be a daily changing four course menu, allowing the chef to feature some of his best dishes and the daily roast from the rotisserie. The menu will also have a wine pairing available to complement each course for an additional cost.

The Sausage Factory
Italian | Castro
Reviews coming soon

Our restaurant opened in 1968 and has been owned and operated by the Azzolino family since 1972. In those last 40+ years, we have become famous for our authentic, home-style Italian cuisine and excellent pizzas. Join us for an intimate meal in our well appointed dining areas, enjoy a cocktail in the bar or book our banquet room for your next party or get together.

Galeto Brazilian Grill
Brazilian | Oakland
40 reviews

More than our name, Galeto is our signature dish; the finest free range all natural chicken bathed in a seven-herb marinade you will find nowhere else, roasted to perfection, and served up family-style. Galeto is the heart of what we do. And if tender chicken roasted in the Brazilian tradition is the heart of Galeto, its soul is our attention to quality, freshness, and sustainability. Galeto is where we serve free-range chicken, fed nothing but organic corn, wheat, and soybean meal; never any animal byproducts, GMOs, antibiotics or pesticide-treated grains. Galeto is where appetizers are also served to your fill. The endless feast includes Sopa de Capeletti, your choice of delicious pastas, and a salad bar featuring chef-designed and green salads prepared daily; cutting board offerings of salami, aged prosciutto, and a variety of cheeses; and Mediterranean varieties

Pesce
Italian | Castro
156 reviews

Pesce is a community driven restaurant in the Castro District of San Francisco that offers Venetian influenced dishes crafted to be shared with family and friends.

At our bar we offer cicheti (small bites made to be enjoyed with drinks) as well as our full dinner menu. An exciting seasonal cocktail menu is complimented by an accessible wine list to create a comfortable and festive atmosphere for our guests.

Join us for aperitivo hour! Drink specials and complimentary bites at our bar for our guests from 530-7pm 7 nights a week

Izzy's Place - Alamo
Italian | Alamo
19 reviews

Izzy’s Place is an intimate Italian restaurant and bar bringing the best of Northern California’s seasonal bounty together with simple yet sophisticated cuisine with an emphasis on delectable artisanal Italian food.

The Pastaria
Italian | Los Gatos
99 reviews

When Donna and Paul first met, they discovered that they shared a common heritage: food-loving Italian families and grandfathers who were chefs. The result of their partnership is a rich collection of authentic family recipes passed down through generations. Raised on Baked Mostaccioli with Aurora sauce, Devon developed a taste for gourmet cuisine at a young age. He trained formally at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa so that he can carry on the family tradition of working as a chef.

Sogni Di Dolci
Italian | St. Helena
2 reviews

Sogni Di Dolci is an Italian-inspired espresso bar, Restaurant & gelateria located in the heart of Napa Valley. We have the best Panini in town, and all of our coffee is roasted and imported from Italy! We’re also excited to announce the addition of our beer and wine list, both on tap and bottle service, to complement our new menu, which includes an amazing selection of small plates. Enjoy inside our out on our patio.

Italian Colors
Californian | Oakland
41 reviews

In 2013, we celebrated our 20th year! Our offerings are made from scratch using fresh, local in-season ingredients. We serve wine from some of the best local California vineyards, big and small, as well as carefully selected vineyards from Italy. We are constantly undergoing culinary evolution so our menu changes quite frequently. We love what we do! Our menus are posted online and are updated daily! Our website includes video recipes and image galleries of menu items!

Belli Osteria
Italian | Berkeley
65 reviews

Located in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, Belli Osteria is a quaint and casual place to enjoy sumptuous dishes made with many local and seasonal ingredients. Our osteria began with the dream of creating a locale whose focus is not just Italian inspired dishes, but pastas and raviolis that are made artisanally and in-house. We take special pride in sourcing ingredients that are local, and whenever possible, organic.

Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos
Californian | Los Gatos
49 reviews

Viva! Neighborhood Eatery of Los Gatos features upscale family dining in Los Gatos with a menu that fuses California and Mediterranean cuisine along with some family style platter dining. With an emphasis on comfort & warmth as well as excellent service, Viva! sees itself as a celebration of food, wine, family, and the people that make up our neighborhood. Come and share in our hospitality, our extensive wine list and our excellent crew. Experience what we mean by "Viva" first-hand!

Ottavio
Italian | Walnut Creek
43 reviews

OTTAVIO, an Osteria from the Veneto region of Northern Italy, embraces culinary traditions innovatively interpreted by renowned native Executive Chef Valentino Luchin. House-cured wild boar, duck, and venison prosciuttos - earthy sugos - smoked fish and chops - fresh daily made pastas, gnocchi, and bread - and an ever changing seasonal bounty of local product are key elements in our delectable dining experience. Nestled in on bustling North Main, OTTAVIO's open kitchen is the heart and soul of our warm and intimate Osteria. We welcome you to join us and see for yourself what this award-winning and acclaimed establishment is all about!

Trapeze European Cuisine
Italian | Burlingame
48 reviews

Everything is the best quality. We have it all, free range beef, poultry, seafood, homemade pasta and bread, chemical free fruits and vegetables. If we can't tempt you from our regular menu, or daily specials, just ask your server and we'll see what we can come up with to please you. We also have a wide selection of wines, along with a full bar.

La Briciola
Italian | SOMA
68 reviews

Authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of SOMA. Enjoy Northern Italian food in a cozy & intimate environment. We specialize in Tuscan and Piedmontese cuisine, serving a variety of home-made pastas in addition to traditional dishes Dalla Terra & Dal Mare.

Luisa's Pizza & Pasta
Italian | Russian Hill
2 reviews

Executive Chef Luisa Hanson has been in the restaurant business since 1959, following in the footsteps of 5 generations of Italian restaurateurs. The original Luisa's Restaurant was located in Lakeshore Plaza, then moved to Russian Hill, Union Square, the Castro, Marina & is now back at a new location in Russian Hill. Voted "Best Gnocchi" by SF Weekly & SF Bay Guardian & "Best Pollo Piemontese" by the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, the iconic Luisa also makes a hell of a lasagna & is a local legend. The hallmarks of Luisa's cooking are quality & passion which is why her fans will follow her where ever she goes. Her menu includes homemade pasta, seafood, pizza & calzone, and daily specials along with Californian and Italian wines as well as a selection of domestic & imported beer. Sweets include tiramisu, cannoli, tartufo and many others. Weekend Brunch features a mouth-watering amaretto french toast, eggs Fiorentina, eggs benedict, omelettes & a selection of sandwiches.

Ideale
Italian | North Beach
98 reviews

"For an authentic Roman holiday without the airfare, this undiscovered North Beach gem is worth seeking out."
(Zagat)A bright, colorful Italian restaurant, Ideale is the modern version of a traditional Roman trattoria. It is "festive and boisterous...la vera cucina italiana."Ideale has been bringing a slice of Rome to North Beach for over 20 years with it's highly acclaimed chef, Maurizio Bruschi. Maurizio hails from four generations of Roman chefs, lovingly taught by his grandma, la Nonna Serafina. The pastas and breads are all homemade and the ingredients are hand-picked daily. The 2011 Zagat guide gave Ideale a 24 for food and wrote that the "Italian fare is the real deal...one of the few no tourist eateries in North Beach..excellent pasta and pizza..the service makes you feel like a friend..a delightful experience." Ideale has won numerous awards, including being listed in Zagat's "Best Italian Restaurants in America" and The Chronicle's "Best Pasta in North Beach."

Ristobar
Italian | Marina
39 reviews

In Italy, ristobars are casual, comfortable neighborhood gathering places where friends and family convene to conversate, eat, and drink. In San Francisco, restaurateur and pastry master Gary Rulli’s stateside version of a ristobar is a destination for rustic Italian fare and artisanal pizza, best enjoyed with Italian beer, wine, and good company. Rulli’s Executive Chef Michele Belotti combines the best products and practices of Italy with the bounty of fresh ingredients available in the Bay area.




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Globe
Californian | Financial District
13 reviews

Globe offers casual fine dining with no attitude.

Ristorante Don Giovanni - Mountain View
Italian | Mountain View
58 reviews

Ristorante Don Giovanni welcomes you to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine on Castro Street in Mountain View, California. The warm and inviting atmosphere complimented by the Italian decor, makes this the place to celebrate any special occasion, romantic dinner, or just a simple home cooked Italian meal. Lunch and dinner menus include: Antipasti, Insalate & Minestre, Pasta, Rotisserie, Panini, and Fish along with an extensive Wine list and Full bar. Let Ristorante Don Giovanni provide you with excellent service and facility for your next event. We offer custom tailored menus that are just right for your breakfast, brunch, lunch, and/or dinner needs. Our facility can provide: TV * VCR * PA SYSTEM WITH MICROPHONES * POWER POINT * OVERHEAD PROJECTOR * WIRELESS MICROPHONE * FLIP CHART STAND/PADS/MARKERS * DIRECT PHONE LINES AND INTERNET ACCESS * MOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION ACCOMMODATIONS

La Ciccia
Italian | Noe Valley
120 reviews

La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant located on the edge of Noe Valley. Husband and wife owners, Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan work together to take you to a culinary journey through the Italian island of Sardinia. The chef is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients from his native island, resulting in pungent, lively, flavorful food. The all Italian wine list,170 labels selection represent every Region with more than a quarter devote to Sardinia in order to pair the traditional earthy flavors as well seafood influence of Sardinia cuisine. La Ciccia is a tribute to Sardinia an experience not to be missed.

The Basil Leaf Cafe
Italian | Danville
84 reviews

The Basil Leaf Café combines traditional homemade Italian fare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a delightful entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it in our casual and friendly dining room. Homemade desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. Inviting outdoor patio. Lunch and Dinner served daily. Champagne Brunch every Saturday, and Sunday.

I Gatti
Contemporary Italian | Los Gatos
24 reviews

I Gatti serves delicious and fresh twists on regional cuisine from Italy, France, and the Mediterranean, in a casually elegant setting. Since opening its doors in downtown Los Gatos in 1994, I Gatti has enjoyed rave reviews for its beautifully-prepared and presented food and excellent service. Let our professional staff help you choose the perfect cocktail or wine to complement your meal. For your next dinner with friends or family, or a romantic dinner with someone special, we warmly welcome you!

By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill
Seafood | Santa Clara
48 reviews

The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes and hearty comfort food

Tosca Cafe
Italian | North Beach
121 reviews

Innovative and fresh Italian cuisine from chef April Bloomfield accompanied by an extraordinary italian wine program and incredible craft cocktails.

Caffe Sport - San Francisco
Italian | North Beach
25 reviews

Caffe Sport, by Antonio La Tona is one-of-a-kind among restaurants. While North Beach is full of Italian Restaurants, not many actually embody the spirit or the food of their homeland. Antonio La Tona’s homeland is Sicily, and Sicilian food is the best there is in Italy.

Every square inch of the interior is adorned with elaborately painted furniture and woodcarvings. Come in once and you’ll never forget, and you’ll see why Caffe Sport is so famous.

Come and read the autographed photos and letters from celebrities throughout the world who are all Caffe Sport fanatics.

Cugini Manzone
Italian | Berkeley
5 reviews

Authentic Italian Restaurant. Imported wood burning pizza oven from Italy. Specializing in Pizza, Calzone, Pasta, Salads, Grilled fish and meats. Italians wines and beer on tap. Food for take out. Heated patio.

Luna Blu
Italian | Tiburon
123 reviews

Renzo and Crystal would like to welcome you to Luna Blu.
The home of Sicilian seafood with an English accent!
Daily menu using seasonal, fresh & sustainable produce.
A true taste of our homelands exquisite cuisine in a comfortable intimate environment.

Il Borgo
Italian | Hayes Valley
44 reviews

Il Borgo is a small gem located in Hayes Valley, with one of the best Chef’s, he comes from Milano and makes homemade pasta and bread from scratch. If you really want to go to Italy but don’t want to travel that far, stop by Il Borgo’s cozy & charming Italian restaurant where Chef Sergio Frigero will make you some of the best Italian cuisine in the entire city.

Montecatini Restaurant - Walnut Creek
Italian | Walnut Creek
57 reviews

Montecatini's opening day was October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake in California. Since then, Montecatini Ristorante has become a place of true Italian dining experience in Walnut Creek, California. All our dishes are meticulously prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. Our pastas and entrees are served piping hot from our kitchen to your table.

Our chef-owner Ermes Paulin has been our executive chef since our restaurant's opening day 24 years ago. A true Italian chef, Ermes was born in Vicenza Italy, and was classically trained in Rome at one of the finest culinary academy hotel in the world at the age of 17. Ermes is the heart and soul of Montecatini. You can find him at the restaurant almost every day creating the most delicious and consistently amazing dishes for everyone!

Tony's of North Beach - Graton Resort
Italian | Rohnert Park
25 reviews

Welcome to Tony’s of North Beach, home of 11 time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani. Located in the New Graton casino , Tony brings his passion and perfection to Rohnert Park, sharing his award winning pizzas with us all. Whether you choose the famous Pizza Margherita or the savory Cal Italia, Tony’s will not disappoint. All of Our ingredients are authentic, and imported from the Pizza Capital of the World, Napoli. Our menu is not limited to Pizza, but also includes mouth watering pastas and genuine Italian dinners. Pair any one of our entrées with our extensive Imported and Domestic wine list and your experience will not soon be forgotten. Be sure to sample one of our specialty cocktails such as our signature Negroni and finish your meal off with a classic digestive.

Benissimo Ristorante and Bar
Italian | Corte Madera
48 reviews

Benissimo Ristorante and Bar was established in 1987 and is located in beautiful downtown Corte Madera. Our regular customers love the new remodeled dining room and full bar area. They also enjoy the new menu which offers the best quality and fairest price. You will also find our happy hour, early special, and daily specials in our menu choices.
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PACIFIC SUN : December 1995
(WORD OF MOUTH - One of the most pleasurable surprises of the year was my discovery of Benissimo Ristorante at 18 Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera,.......one visit will make you realize that this is the best Italian restaurant in Marin, and one of the best in Bay Area.)
Charles Martell-Mill Valley

Marin Scope: (A charming, reliable neighborhood Italian trattoria)

Cioppino's On The Wharf
Seafood | Fisherman's Wharf
70 reviews

Welcome to Cioppino's, located on the corner of Jefferson and Leavenworth Street (across from the Cannery) on Fisherman's Wharf. Cioppino's offers a reasonably priced menu of fresh seafood, pasta and pizza, along with a full bar. Relax in our spacious dining room or soak up the sun on our sidewalk patio as you watch the pedestrians stroll by. Whether you bring the family or dine alone, you are always welcome at Cioppino's On The Wharf. (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip: $18 and below.)

Panta Rei
Italian | North Beach
29 reviews

Panta Rei has been a favorite neighborhood destination for over 7 years! We are located in the heart of North Beach and offer traditional Roman cuisine and a extensive wine list. A full bar and specialized cocktails are available. Our waitstaff is consistently friendly and knowledgeable and the atmostphere is lively and exciting.

Perbacco
Italian | Financial District
394 reviews

Sleek and modern with one foot firmly in the Old World is the feeling at Perbacco. The restaurant boasts a brick wall original to the historic 1913 Hind building, with other touches such as a bar top and floor tiles made from white Carrara marble. With 16 seats at the bar and 7 more intimate tables, Perbacco creates an atmosphere for a glass of wine or a light bite. Perbacco also features 2 dining rooms, one on the main floor and a smaller one on the Mezzanine, which has the added allure of serving as "theater", with windows to watch all the action in the kitchen below.
Chef Staffan Terje strives to cook the finest food reflecting the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria. Handcrafted, house-made salami, prosciutto and other meats are featured at the salumi bar. Filled pastas, a tradition in Piemonte, range from the traditional ravioli to the more exotic agnolotti. Main courses feature traditional dishes such as Bollito Misto and milk-braised pork shoulder with Savoy cabbage.

71 Saint Peter Restaurant
Modern European | San Jose
17 reviews

71 Saint Peter, a Mediterranean Grill, features the flavors of Italy and France prepared in a straightforward style which captures the best of California’s bounty of fresh produce, meats, fish and fowl. Our servers are attentive and informed without being intrusive or overbearing. Guests return time and time again, the true measure of a great restaurant! 71 Saint Peter Restaurant celebrates its 21st anniversary in historic San Pedro Square, downtown San Jose. Chef Rodriguez continues the tradition that has brought national acclaim to Saint Peter; hearty creative food, warm atmosphere, and personal service. Please add your phone number or email and we will confirm your reservation and special request.

Uva Trattoria - Napa
Italian | Napa
88 reviews

Established in 1999, Uva Trattoria has been a local favorite for over thirteen years. The extensive menu, of Regional Italian cuisine, specializes in homemade pastas and pizzas. The lively bar has a creative cocktail list with a wine list of both California and Italian wines, specializing in local Napa Valley wines.
Uva is owned and operated by Napa native Aaron Diaz who spent 19 plus years under the tutelage of legendary restaurateur Donna and Giovanni Scala. Scala's guidance helped Diaz develop a deep passion for Italian cuisine, wine and culture where he shares the philosophy of "Less is more" with his Chef Marcos Ramirez.
Uva features live jazz, blues, big band and R&B, with no cover charge, Wednesday thru Sunday night . A feature making Uva one of the most popular restaurants in the Napa Valley.

Aurora Ristorante Italiano
Italian | Novato
41 reviews

Fine Italian Authentic Homemade Food!

From the Owner, “I have been a restaurateur for 47 years. If you come to my restaurant you will get a great home cooked meal and great service by a very accommodating staff. The majority of my customers are repeat customers. Try my restaurant once and you will see why.”
Carlo

Mission Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Seafood | Mission
26 reviews

After nearly two decades of cooking at local institution Anchor Oyster Bar in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, veteran seafood chef Freddy Gamez left his post as head chef to open his very own restaurant: Mission Street Oyster Bar. Situated in the vibrant Mission district, the inviting restaurant serves several varieties of oysters and generous portions of the freshest fare from the sea. Classic dishes include cioppino, Dungeness crab cakes, caesar salad, prawn pastas and creamy Boston clam chowder. Local fish specials and oyster offerings change daily to ensure premium freshness and quality. Choose from a comprehensive selection of beer and wine for the perfect accompaniment to your favorite seafood dish.

Poesia
Italian | Castro
109 reviews

Owned and operated by Francesco d'Ippolito, and staffed by an experienced, multi-cultured family of hosts whom are all passionate about the experience and concept, Poesia is the latest addition of authentic Italian cuisine to call San Francisco its home.

Nestled in the middle of the vibrant and colorful neighborhood of the Castro, Poesia features the finest in hand-made, traditional ingredients and pastas, combined with meticulous preparation and presentation that is second to none.

It is with every intention to give our patrons a warm, intimate experience with superior attention not just to our menu, but to the relationship we have with every guest.

Our hearty and delightful dishes will embody the passion and zest of Italian cuisine coming from the owner's home of Calabria, teasing your palette with rustic herbs and fruitful aromas.

Poesia. Italian for poetry, yet the embodiment of an experience that is so much more.

Sapore Italiano
Italian | Burlingame
71 reviews

Since its grand opening in November 2001, Sapore Italiano has been the area leader in authentic Italian cuisine. Known by locals as "Sapore" it provides a unique dining experience for families, friends, couples, and small and large gatherings alike.

Bottega Napa Valley
Italian | Yountville
721 reviews

Chef Michael Chiarello has returned to his culinary roots by creating seasonal farm-to-table Italian cuisine reflecting the bold flavors of Chiarello’s heritage in his signature style 1st made famous at Tra Vigne in the 90’s. An award winning chef/vintner & Food Network host, Chiarello celebrates his Italian roots and the Napa Valley with a menu echoing his long practice of using the finest locally/sustainably produced food. Located in Yountville, in the heart of the Napa Valley, Bottega’s extensive wine list represents hard-to-find favorites of the Valley and interesting Italian selections. Chiarello restored the integrity of an old 1800’s estate by uncovering beautiful hard wood floors, timber beams, old brick walls and windows. The inviting dining room is accented with reclaimed antiques, warm fabrics and eclectic light fixtures lending to the restaurant’s old world comfort.

Bambino's Ristorante
Italian | Cole Valley
46 reviews

In a warm, open and attentive setting, Bambino’s Ristorante offers a tasteful and varied mix of classic Italian and original fare. We serve Dinner, Lunch and Weekend Brunch. Reserve or drop in for anything from a snack to a celebration.

la Posta
Italian | Santa Cruz
96 reviews

la Posta serves fresh, seasonal meals with authentic Italian style. Join us for dinner and select from our pan-Italian menu which features fresh, house-made pastas, brick-oven breads, pizzas, and salumi. We strive to present meals that are farmed and harvested sustainably. Because we serve local and organic ingredients, depending upon the bounty of Santa Cruz' farming community, our menu changes frequently and features an wide array of specials. La Posta’s all-Italian wine list offers a baker’s dozen of wines by the glass or taste, the well informed list includes autochthonous varieties from artisan producers throughout Italy. La Posta adheres to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch and is certified in the City of Santa Cruz Green Business Program.

Bertolucci's
Italian | South San Francisco
132 reviews

Big old school restaurant. Full bar, piano lounge, plasma TVs. Banquet facilities available for up to 85 in a private room. Cocktail parties, and power point on a private 133" screen. Movie nights with theme dinners happen twice a week. As seen on check please bay area, best of the best. Treat yourself............

Quince Restaurant
Contemporary American | Financial District
104 reviews

Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince Restaurant features Italian and French inspired tasting menus that highlight the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Accompanying each menu is an innovative wine pairing program. A sophisticated cocktail program features innovative, seasonal ingredients and unique, table side preparations. Chef Michael Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. Quince was awarded its second Michelin star in 2013 and in April 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle bestowed a fourth star to Quince.

Fishermen's Grotto #9
Seafood | Fisherman's Wharf
27 reviews

Opened in 1935 as the first sit down restaurant on San Francisco's world famous Fisherman's Wharf. Started by Mike Geraldi, an immigrant fisherman from Sicily as an avenue to deliver his fresh catch to the local population. Owned and Operated by The Geraldi Family for over 70 years. Features Inside and Outside Dining, views of the Golden Gate, Russian Hill and the Fishing Fleet.

Rocco's Cafe
Italian | SOMA
46 reviews

Rocco's Café on Folsom Street is a neighborhood institution offering authentic, home-style Italian food with a taste of tradition. We have a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with brunch specials served all day Saturday and Sunday. Experience the excitement of an open kitchen. Rocco's is great for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner.

Vero
Italian | Palo Alto
45 reviews

A True Southern Italian experience. We have created the right mix of food, service, and ambiance to give you the best possible experience in the "Vero" Italian tradition. We believe in the Slow Food movement, and not rushing our guests, so come in, relax, and take your time savoring our dishes, and sharing in our passion for Italy, its culture, and its food.
For that special occasion, have Chef Gabriele prepare a customized food and wine dinner.
Buon Appetito!

Ristorante Allegria
Italian | Napa
152 reviews

Ristorante Allegria features Italian influenced with California Cuisine. In downtown Napa, Ristorante Allegria is located in a historic landmark bank building featuring 35 foot ceilings, a breathtaking ambiance, delicious food, superb service and relaxing Italian music. On the menu, there is chicken, home made pastas, lamb and – the signature Marinated Teriyaki Skirt Steak is not to be missed! Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and Napa Valley selections. With our winning combination of warm and impeccable service, simple yet creative dishes and a passion for detail, Ristorante Allegria is the perfect place for your next dining experience in the Napa Valley

Spasso
Italian | San Carlos
58 reviews

Spasso features Italian, Mediterranean cuisine and Tapas. Spasso has been a new favorite neighborhood destination located in San Carlos on Laurel Street. Spasso features an extensive Napa Valley and Italian wine selection, and a full bar with specialized cocktails are available. Our waitstaff are consistently friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. And, the atmosphere is lively and exciting.

Ti Piacera
Italian | Nob Hill
8 reviews

Ti Piacera has been a neighborhood destinations for over six years. With our full service bar, excellent Northern Italian cuisine, and extensive wine list, our restaurant is a perfect place to spend a entire evening. We feature fresh seafood and hearty soup specials every day. With our high-vaulted ceilings and elegant, lighting Ti Piacera is a great place for a romantic evening for two, or a Birthday party for 20. We also serve lunch seven days a week, and brunch on the weekends, so come and join us for a business meeting or a weekend get together. So, come to where the locals go, you won't regret it.

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant
Italian | SOMA
75 reviews

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant is in Rincon Hill serving pizzas from the wood-burning oven, savory selections from the rotisserie and fresh house-made pastas. Our style is Urban Rustic comfort food. We use organic and local ingredients while offering a global yet approachable wine selection. Our dining room serves Lunch: Monday-Friday, Dinner: Monday-Sunday. Brunch Saturday/Sunday 10:00-2:30 Sunday night is 1/2 price pizza night.
Happy Hour: 4pm to 6:30pm Monday through Friday!

Rocca Ristorante
Italian | Burlingame
60 reviews

Inspired by classic Northern Italian cooking with California influences, Rocca Ristorante features delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breathtaking décor boasts a spectacular Florentine copper & bronze high ceiling, whimsical murals and an elaborate Venetian-style balcony, all set in an enchanting Tuscan inspired setting. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of warm and impeccable service, simple yet creative dishes and a passion for detail, Rocca Ristorante is the perfect place for your next dining experience.

Terra Mia
Italian | Livermore
76 reviews

At Terra Mia Restaurant ("my land" in Italian) we carefully prepare our dishes using only the freshest ingredients. Our food is made from scratch, like the trattorias and ristorantes in the South of Italy. We make all efforts to purchase organic and locally grown produce and meats, to preserve the flavor and quality of our dishes. We strongly support the SLOW FOOD movement organization, which began in Italy in 1986. The nature of this group is to protect cultural identities linked to food and traditions. Also, for our customers to "slow down" and learn to enjoy meals while spending quality time with family and loved ones. We are located in the Chardonnay Shopping Center near downtown Livermore and popular wineries. Owned and operated by first generation Italians.

Mezzaluna - Half Moon Bay
Italian | Half Moon Bay
185 reviews

Mezza Luna Restaurant, "half moon" in Italian, is located in the historic Princeton Landing Building (circa 1908). The harbor town of Princeton by the Sea is located 20 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 1. In this scenic area of Half Moon Bay, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you can experience breathtaking coastal views and marvel at the giant waves of Mavericks. Opened in the Summer of 1993, Mezza Luna continues to create an eating environment which provides the highest quality of meat, fish, produce, pizza and pasta. All with a contemporary Southern Italian flair.

Buca di Beppo - Campbell
Italian | Campbell
79 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Buca di Beppo - Palo Alto
Italian | Palo Alto
81 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Buca di Beppo - San Jose - Oakridge
Italian | San Jose
48 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Bella Saratoga
Italian | Saratoga
77 reviews

A romantic Victorian house with intimate indoor and outdoor dining in the heart of Saratoga Village. We feature bountiful portions of award winning pastas, the freshest fish, filet mignon, thin crust pizzas, and deserts with fine wines and cocktails. Stop by for Lunch or weekend Brunch on the way to the Santa Cruz mountains or for dinner before the shows at Villa Montalvo, the Mountain Winery, or the Flint Center. Saratoga, the center of arts and culture, is conveniently located off Highway 85.

La Tosca
Italian | San Carlos
51 reviews

La Tosca offers Tuscan and Italian specialties in a warm, friendly and comfortable setting. Streetside tables overlook lovely downtown San Carlos. Chef Federico has 20 years experience in his Italian kitchen at La Tosca. Daily specials and live music are offered Tuesday through Saturday. No corkage on Monday evenings..

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Maggiano's - San Jose
Italian | San Jose
404 reviews

Welcome to Maggiano's in San Jose, located at Santana Row, San Jose’s newly opened European-style shopping, dining & entertainment destination. Maggiano's 16,000 square-foot, 220-seat restaurant is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings & romantic dinners for two. We specialize in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large & varied, offering an extensive selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish & memorable desserts.

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria
Italian | Pacific Heights
61 reviews

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria is a local favorite for a relaxed, neighborhood meal. Jack has been cooking up great Roman and Southern Italian food at Jackson Fillmore since 1985. We have a small, intimate dining room with a dining counter for those who drop by. Our wine list is primarily Italian, representing all of the great regions in Italy. Our Tortellini al Forno and Tiramisu are legendary. We have a sister restaurant in Marin County, Cucina Restaurant & Wine Bar in San Anselmo. Check out our website to view samples of the menu and wine list, or for more information about us.

Vicoletto
Italian | North Beach
64 reviews

Fine dining quality food and service presented in a relaxed and contemporary
atmosphere. The cuisine draws inspiration from all Italian regions. It is our goal to offer wines of typicity and value. 40 selections are offered by the glass, as well as a small, but well thought out half-bottle selection.

Divino
Italian | Belmont
34 reviews

Ristorante Divino, located in Belmont on Ralston one block North of El Camino, offers true regional cuisine of modern Italy. We are open for Lunch Tues-Fri and Dinner Tues-Sun. The knowledgeable staff and incredible food allow for a memorable dining experience. Chef/Owner Vincenzo Cucco's kitchen is born from a love of all that is Italian in both traditional and creative cuisine. From the homemade to the seasonal variety, Cucco's tempered cuisine is considered one of the best in the Bay Area. Divino promises to become a destination restaurant.Ask about our special events and private dining room.

Postino
Italian | Lafayette
208 reviews

Winner of the Best Restaurant Awards from DIABLO MAGAZINE and THE EASTBAY EXPRESS. Postino is located in a historic brick and slate-roofed Carr Jones designed former post office in downtown Lafayette. Inspired by the traditions of Italy with an American inclination, Postino delivers a seasonal menu using the finest local and imported ingredients. We serve the full menu at bar and have walk in tables available in the lounge and patio. Private rooms and banquet spaces seat 6 to 250.

Siena Bistro
Italian | San Jose
65 reviews

Siena Bistro is an intimate restaurant hidden behind Lincoln Avenue in downtown Willow Glen where you can dine with good friends or have a romantic evening. Enjoy the lovely patio for al fresco dining. Due to the location, Siena bistro is a "secret" to some people, but those who find it say it's like stepping into another world. A wide selection of salads, and pastas are offered with delicate, yet mouth watering flavors. Our friendly staff will help you decide between house favorites such as our fresh salmon, sole almandine or beef bourguignon. Well researched California and Mediterranean wines, are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Brioche Bread Pudding, Lemoncello Tiramisu or any of our house-made desserts would be a perfect ending to your dining experience.
We hope to see you whether it is your first visit or you are one of our many regulars!

CHIAROSCURO
Italian | Financial District
86 reviews

CHIAROSCURO is contemporary restaurant that combines traditional values with a modern air. Inspired by the black and white films prominent during the Italian Neorealist movement of the 40’s and 50’s, CHIAROSCURO’s clients will experience a level of service that constitutes a class of its own and an atmosphere that will express a simple yet charming air. The design is reminiscent of a terrace on the Mediterranean Sea or a street in Rome and offers visual stimulus that sets it apart from the rest. The homemade pastas, bread, and a menu out of an Italian dream will draw you in by the succulent taste of rich dishes that will leave your palate begging for more.

Servino Ristorante
Italian | Tiburon
33 reviews

Located on the waterfront in the beautiful town of Tiburon, Servino Ristorante enjoys views of the San Francisco skyline and Angel Island. Inspired by the warm hospitably and culinary delights of Southern Italy, Servino specializes in homemade pastas, fresh seafood, and locally influenced interpretations of classic Italian favorites. Dine on the outdoor patio, have a drink in the bar and cocktail lounge, or host your next special event in the upstairs private banquet room. Whatever the occasion, Servino is the perfect place to celebrate "la dolce vita".

Lupa Trattoria
Italian | Noe Valley
47 reviews

Situated in the congenial San Francisco neighborhood of Noe Valley, Lupa is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm, affordable prices, and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients, Chef Stefano Coppola creates a seasonal menu featuring classic dishes from his home in Rome.

The menu is based on the Italian tradition of preparing food - combining simplicity with the best ingredients of the season, including quality olive oil, locally grown local vegetables and fruits, and seasonal specials of seafood, poultry, meat and game. Our bread and pastas - gnocchi, tagliatelli, parpardelle, linguini, tortelloni, and ravioli are homemade on premise.

In addition to the regular menu, our specials menu features different soups, antipasti, pastas, and main courses.

Beyond a passion for authentic Roman cuisine, our friendly Italian staff work from their hearts to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable.

Mamma Tanino's Ristorante
Italian | Sonoma
54 reviews

Four blocks west of "The Square' tucked in the Sonoma Valley Center, Italian born chef, Gaetano Patrinostro uses a combination of the freshest local products and Italian imports to prepare authentic Italian cuisine. His pasta sauces are based on the region of origin, seafood and steaks are cooked to perfection and the desserts are not to be missed. Mamma Tanino's is an off The Square locals favorite and the at home feeling makes out of towners love this place.

TusCA - Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Italian | Santa Clara
26 reviews

Inspired by the hearty cuisine of Italy's western coastal region, the cuisine blends the essence of Tuscany - natural flavors brought out by a simple preparation of fresh seasonal ingredients and locally sourced Californian produce, fish and meat.

Caffe Riace
Italian | Palo Alto
77 reviews

Caffe Riace, a robust Palo Alto trattoria, offers conviviality, homemade specialties and family-style warmth. One of many fine restaurants in the California Avenue section of Palo Alto, Riace is family-run. Every dish is made with honest expertise. No tricky trendiness here, just the same good old fashioned recipies mom and dad follow at home. Caffe Riace is also a perfect venue for wedding receptions, business meetings, graduations and other special events. If you're looking for an intimate dining experience, we offer private dining rooms, at no extra cost, that accommodate up to 20 guests. Our patio can host up to 200 guests and is a wonderful venue for warm weather events of any kind!

Barbacco
Italian | Financial District
219 reviews

Barbacco is a modern trattoria that reflects the vibrant city life of San Francisco and offers a casual dining experience that delivers exceptional wines, personable service, and high quality food inspired by recipes from all regions of Italy. Barbacco looks sleek and urbane, with a welcoming feel. The 66-seat restaurant is fitted with a rich black marble bar for counter seating complimented by a bright yellow beverage case displaying coolers of wine on one side and the building’s original brick walls on the other. There are also dark grain walnut individual tables and smaller communal tables that can accommodate up to 6 people. The space is full of energy and infused with a convivial atmosphere where guests share tables with friends or new acquaintances. Reservations are welcome, just keep in mind most of our seating capacity is comprised of counter space and shared communal tables. We also save room everyday for smaller walk-in parties.

SPQR
Italian | Pacific Heights
274 reviews

SPQR is a Northern California restaurant inspired by Italian cuisine and wine.

An acronym for Senatus Populesque Romanus, SPQR translates to “The People and Senate of Rome” and was the emblem of the Roman Empire.

We strive for a balance in offering the highest quality of food, wine and service we can for each guest’s experience in a relaxed, fun, and inviting atmosphere.

If you would like to dine at our Chef counter please mark your reservation. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions as we will try our best to accommodate.

Credo
Italian | Financial District
134 reviews

At Credo, we believe that good food and good company go hand in hand. We believe in the time-honored tradition of the dinner table debate and the swirling mix of ideas that makes this country great. We believe simple things can be brilliant, like authentic, responsibly-sourced ingredients, attention to detail and gracious hospitality.

Credo's menu reflects a deep appreciation of Italian culinary traditions combined with Northern California sensibilities. Distilling robust and complex flavors from simple ingredients—including local produce, sustainable fish and imported Italian specialty items—and classic preparations, our selections are quintessentially Italian...with a distinct point of view.

De La Torre's Trattoria
Italian | Pleasanton
48 reviews

De La Torre's is a quintessential Italian trattoria. Our recipe is not a secret- we prepare and serve delicious food using quality ingredients. The menu is distinctly Italian offering trattoria classics and our hallmark special menu which changes daily to accentuate the freshness of locally grown produce, naturally raised meats and freshly caught fish presented in numerous creative dishes. The wine list showcases exceptional and unusual varietals from small producers and family wineries in Italy and in California. The service is friendly, efficient and professional. Simply put, we feature delectable food at a fair price, food people want to eat everyday.

Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar
Italian | Oakland
126 reviews

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar saves some tables for walk-ins, please call Bellanico directly for large party reservations.
Bellanico is a continuation of Chris Shepherd & Elizabeth Frumusa’s successful restaurant in San Francisco, Aperto in Potrero Hill. Bellanico is a neighborhood restaurant located in the Glenview district of Oakland. The name Bellanico is derived from their daughters’ nicknames, Bella & Nico.
The Bellanico staff take great pride in food, service and wine. Jonathan Luce, Chef, serve rustic Italian cuisine that changes seasonally. They are dedicated to serving the best seasonal, local, sustainable and organic products that they can find.
Bellanico features Pitman Farms Chicken, Prather Ranch Meat, Duroc Pork and only wild caught fish and seafood. It also features a wine bar offering Old World wines with an emphasis on Italian wines. There are more than 25 wines by the glass & 6 different flights of wine.

Aperto
Italian | Potrero Hill
77 reviews

Aperto sets aside certain tables for walk-ins, if you do not see an available time for your reservation, please call the restaurant directly.
Aperto is a small neighborhood Italian restaurant right in the heart of San Francisco's Potrero Hill. We are dedicated to serving the best seasonal, local and organic products that we can find and we feature Fulton Valley Poultry, organic pork & lamb, local and wild caught fish. We take great pride in our food our service and our wines. Our menu changes with the season and we also offer great daily specials on our blackboard. We offer over 16 wines by the glass, as well as full and half bottle selections of domestic and Italian varietals. During the warmer times of the year we have an outside seating area where you can soak up the sun and take in the beautiful views of the city.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Fiore
Italian | Concord
33 reviews

Fiore restaurant brings new life to the world of fine Italian cuisine. Opened on June 9th 2008 Fiore has risen to great success due to its savory cuisine and friendly service. Nestled on the outskirts of Concord Fiore caters to a sophisticated palate. The warm atmosphere is inviting, with the aroma of the cuisine intoxicating and the decor enchanting. Whether the guests dine in the front to gaze out the large pristine windows or in the romantic red room that resembles a night in Paris you are sure to have the dinning experience of a lifetime.

Arya Global Cuisine
Mediterranean | Cupertino
32 reviews

Cupertino's favorite restaurant with many choices whether you love Italian or Persian Cuisine in the heart of Silicon Valley. Arya features seafood, steaks, chicken, kebabs, great salads, and pastas cooked to order the best of healthy cuisine. A Full Bar with a fine selection of California and Italian wines. Delicious cakes and desserts for every event from our Tiramisu to our Persian style Baklava and Pistachio ice cream. For business, family, friends, and special celebrations up to 250 people. We love to make you feel special in our home. You will be comfortable in business or casual attire, enjoying our casually elegant environment. Children's menus and high chairs are available. Take-out orders for home or business are a convenient way to dine. We also deliver. Enjoy dessert or cocktails in front of our fire place or reserve one of our banquet rooms for your special occasion. You will enjoy service from our warm and friendly staff. Live Music & Belly dancing on Fridays & Sat 8:30

Uva Enoteca
Italian | Haight
54 reviews

Welcome to Uva Enoteca. Our cuisine is focused on the Italian Enoteca experience. We serve Formaggi, Carne, Antipasti, Insalate, Pizza, Pasta and Gelato everyday.

We also feature an all Italian wine list showcasing small Italian producers and wine based cocktails. we look forward to serving you.

Spalti
Italian | Palo Alto
23 reviews

This lively and intimate restaurant offers traditional and innovative Northern Italian specialties. Noted for generously proportioned meals.

With its Tuscan-themed dining room and candlelit European- style outdoor patio, Spalti is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. This charming restaurant boasts an authentic Italian menu consisting of pasta, seafood, chicken and veal, as well as an extensive wine list. The warm homemade focaccia bread is a must try.

Flour + Water
Italian | Mission
172 reviews

Fresh house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, house-cured meats. It’s all about simple and authentic Italian food rooted in the south, executed with skill, expertise and old world standards of care. The defining goal of the restaurant for its ambiance and style of service is to make everyone feel welcome. "We feel very strongly about creating a ‘come as you are’ atmosphere in the restaurant."

La Toscana Ristorante
Italian | San Rafael
62 reviews

We are centrally located off Hwy. 101 in San Rafael, across for the famous Frank Lloyd Wright Marin Civic Center. La Toscana is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant and bar located in Marin County. It was established in 1985 by Paolo Mori, his wife, Marilyn, and Michele Quilici. The owners all grew up in Lucca, Italy and immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1950s. They wanted to create an atmosphere that reminded them of home – a place where locals would gather to eat, meet friends and family and celebrate with food and wine as every Italian family does. Chef and co— owner Giovanni Racanello joined La Toscana in 1986. Paolo and Marilyn’s daughter, Laura Mori Riella, and youngest son, Michael Mori, joined the La Toscana team in 1992 and 2002, respectively. Paolo loved to make people feel welcome and, just like all the Moris, enjoyed his food and wine and loved to see others do the same. This is the proud tradition that La Toscana carries on.

Donato Enoteca
Italian | Redwood City
120 reviews

Set in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Donato Enoteca offers true and honest contemporary Italian cuisine from Executive Chef Donato Scotti that changes weekly determined by the freshest available seasonal produce. Homemade pastas, wood-burning oven pizzas, meat and fish courses are available, executed in an authentic yet modern way. The menu spans every region of Italy and incorporates artisanal products, such as fresh imported burrata, prosciutto, grappa and olive oil. Other in-house specialties include sausages, mostarda and lamb prosciutto. The wine list focuses on smaller-production boutique wineries from Italy, California and France.

Massimo's - Fremont
Italian | Fremont
86 reviews

A fine dining experience encompassing classic Italian and Cal-Nouveau Cuisine as well as superb tableside creations, focusing on regional Italian and Cal-Nouveau specials. Massimo's - Fremont also offers a wine list of exceptional value for the most discerning of tastes. Massimo's- Fremont...for an exceptional experience.

Tigelleria Organic Restaurant
Italian | Campbell
111 reviews

**HAPPY HOUR in the BAR/LOUNGE: Monday -Friday 5:30-7 PM!!!! 1/2 Price Apps & 30% off Wines by the Glass & Special Cocktails!!!**
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Paolo's - San Jose
Italian | San Jose
84 reviews

Certainly, other fine San Jose restaurants have opened in recent years, but none have defined that great Italian dinner for generation after generation as well as the one launched by Giacchino Paolo Aiello, better known as Jack Allen, and his wife, Geraldine. Only a scant few have that indefinable quality the Italians call il cuore - heart - exemplified by Paolo’s.
Since 1958 Paolo’s has remained a favorite of Silicon Valley locals and visitors alike. Second-generation Carolyn (Aiello) Allen, maintains her family’s commitment to their Italian heritage through the unique art and traditions of regional Italian inspired cuisine.
Maitre d’/Sommelier, Jalil Samavarchian, maintains a spectacular wine list and directs a knowledgeable and professional staff in this dramatic setting overlooking beautiful Guadalupe River Park. Their commitment to excellence and warm and inviting hospitality makes Paolo’s style as fashionable and contemporary today as it was fifty-five years ago.

Depot Hotel Restaurant
Italian | Sonoma
87 reviews

The DEPOT HOTEL is a charming neighborhood restaurant located in a stone building just a block off the Plaza in Sonoma. Locals and visitors to the Wine Country enjoy Tuscan-inspired cuisine in the Vinoteca, in the cozy dining rooms, and on the terraces surrounding the Italian garden and reflection pool. Food is a serious passion at the DEPOT HOTEL Restaurant--whether it is making house made salumi and charcuterie, or handmade pasta, or fresh ricotta. In addition to products made in-house, the Sonoma wine country offers an abundance of new artisanal products. The search for the best local products is a treasure hunt the Chef enjoys whether from the coast, local farms, or local cheese makers. Come join us for lunch or dinner...or just drop into the Vinoteca for some small plates of antipasti and a glass of wine with a friend.

Piattini (fka Specchio)
Tapas / Small Plates | Mission
22 reviews

Specchio was changed to piattini with the same management of chef Gino .
Piattini serves up the finest Venetian and Northern Italian small plates in a contemporary setting. Chef Gino has created a menu featuring Italian tapas, prepared daily with the freshest, highest quality ingredients. At Piattini you’ll feast on Italian dishes ranging from wild boar meat balls to pork chops with gorgonzola, all of which pair exceptionally well with an imported Italian beer or a glass of wine or one of our specialty cocktails
Piattini resonates with lively ambiance, which is enhanced by a contemporary design, complete with a nightly screening of a Fellini or other beloved Italian movies, projected high over the open kitchen. The bar is a popular gathering place for the the after work crowd and locals alike. Step into the dining room for an intimate date, or bring in your large group to dine upstairs, where we can accommodate up to 40 people in our private mezzanine

Ca Bianca
Italian | Santa Rosa
58 reviews

Ca Bianca's cuisine is a blend from multiple regions of Italy, from Milano in the north to Sicilia in the south. Our delicious array of tantalizing dishes include house-made pasta and bread, perfectly cooked steaks, seafood classics, creative antipasti, garden fresh salads, and of course, rich desserts. Ca Bianca is a treasure of warmth and charm in the heart of Santa Rosa.

It's Italia
Italian | Half Moon Bay
86 reviews

It's Italia opened in 1997 as a San Francisco style trattoria and pizzeria serving gourmet pizzas, house pastas, and creative salads, always with a California Italian flavor, and a wine list of 10-12 varietals. Ten years later, our menu has expanded to include steak and seafood grilled specialties, artful antipasti, and a decadent array of housemade desserts from our pastry chef. Over 120 bottles line up on our wine list from Italy, California, France, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. As always, we have remained faithful to a local coastal California Italian cuisine, with its cosmopolitan nature, bringing produce and cheeses from local farms, meats and poultry from quality and organic growers, and seafood from a variety of waters. Most importantly, we are a little local community restaurant that serves locals. Lots of locals! Our advertising is mostly word of mouth. Our energy is inviting, positive, and friendly, and when you come in, you are invited to be part of our family.

Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale
Italian | Financial District
48 reviews

Americano is designed to encourage a communal dining and imbibing experience. We suggest starting with a few bites for the table alongside some selections from our crafted cocktail menu or distinctive wine list. From there our menu offers the opportunity to taste a bit of everything or to enjoy a traditional full entree. Our question to you is, "How would you like to dine?"

Please note that a limited menu will be provided for parties of 12 or larger. To book a private space or to make a reservation for a large party, please email LMadden@communehotels.com.

Mangia Tutti
Italian | Financial District
21 reviews

Mangia Tutti has been serving great Italian food for over 8 years. Entrees include fresh local seafood, handmade pastas and pizza. Come and experience Italy in the heart of the Financial District.

Bacco Ristorante
Italian | Noe Valley
56 reviews

"When you pull back the curtain at the door of Bacco, you enter into a decidedly Italian world. Since it opened in 1993, Chef Vincenzo Cucco has been turning out delicious food, some of the best made to order risotto, pastas, etc. In all, Bacco is a top neighborhood restaurant and truly offers a meal to savor." -Michael Bauer, S.F Chronicle restaurant critic

We would like to welcome our new Chef Bobby Nasser to the Bacco family. With over 30 years of culinary experience starting in Italy to his latest venture at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto Canada.

Florio
French | Pacific Heights
69 reviews

Florio offers a variety of bistro classics; a "greatest hits" of rustic cafe food- including Steak Frites and pan-roasted air-chilled Chicken.
We feature a market-to-table local fish offering daily (as available).
Simple dishes such as pan roasted King Salmon and house-made Squid Ink Tagliolini round out the comforting menu.
Veal, Pork & Ricotta meatballs are a Sunday favorite with our regulars!
Florio even makes its own gelato and sorbetto en casa!
The menu changes daily to make the most of local, seasonal, organic meat, fish, and produce.
A small but savvy wine list of exceptional Napa producers, Italian specialties, and French vintners competes at the amiable bar with an admirable selection of pastis, select eau de vie and traditional spirits from around the world.

Alioto's
Seafood | Fisherman's Wharf
117 reviews

Alioto's Italian Seafood Restaurant is located in the heart of San Francisco's famed Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the historic fishing fleet and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Alioto family has been serving local seafood at the same location for the past 85 years. The recently remodeled restaurant features a warm ambiance with a 3-tiered dining room offering every guest stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Classic menu. Don't forget to try our world-famous cioppino and Dungeness crab, always fresh.

Acquerello
Italian | Russian Hill
112 reviews

For 25 years, Acquerello has offered an unparalleled Italian fine-dining experience in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood. The restaurant, operated by Giancarlo Paterlini and Executive Chef
Suzette Gresham, has been heralded for its cuisine, wine, and service.

Keeping ahead of the ever-changing dining scene in San Francisco, Acquerello showcases its brightest young talent in the kitchen as well as with its wine program. “At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests an experience of classic and contemporary Italian tastes in an elegant dining atmosphere.”

Acquerello has received countless awards, including a Michelin star since the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, and the Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2012-2014.

PRIMA Ristorante
Italian | Walnut Creek
118 reviews

Guests from the Bay Area and the world over celebrate Italian sensibility in this stylish ristorante, with the comfort and sophistication reminiscent of Florence and Rome.
Dining at PRIMA is like taking a culinary journey throughout the regions of Italy. Executive Chef, Peter Chastain, changes the menu daily, using the freshest of nature's bounty - creating a dazzling mix of the finest ingredients, resulting in authentic Italian cuisine that is exquisitely pure and immaculately simple.
Of course, dining at PRIMA wouldn't be complete without a choice of over 1,600 wines from international "artisan" producers. With PRIMA VINI retail wine shop adjacent to the restaurant, guests may purchase their favorite vintage to take home, or special order wines through PRIMA VINI's wine clubs.
PRIMA is the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion, linger over a sumptuous meal, or design a special dinner party (with customized menus and wines to match) Buon Appetito!

Fontana's Italian
Italian | Cupertino
97 reviews

Established in 1984. The word "Fontana" translates from Italian to mean "Fountain". The Fontana restaurant is named after "Fontana Rossa", a quaint mountain village outside of Genoa, Italy. It was known as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus' mother. Fontana's owner Charlotte Chiapellone's grandfather, as well as two other families, the Moscone's and the Mangini's, came from Fontana Rossa to San Francisco in the early 1900's. One of the members of the Moscone family became the mayor of San Francisco; his memory is still honored by a plaque in the piazza wall in Fontana Rossa for his financial generosity to the village church. Mangini became a prominent name on the San Francisco Peninsula. The Chiapellone's were involved in founding the Burlingame Garden Center and others were involved with the San Francisco Sunset Scavengers.

Magic Flute
Californian | Pacific Heights
66 reviews

One of San Francisco’s most romantic restaurants, the Magic Flute, has a new and exciting menu reflecting California-Italian Cuisine. Located in fashionable Presidio Heights, the restaurant with sponge-painted walls and hardwood floors is reminiscent of a family-run trattoria found in a small Tuscan village. Sunlight streams in through large picture windows in the front dining room, and after dark, Florentine wrought-iron chandeliers, imported from Europe, infuse the room with soft light. The equally beautiful rear dining room looks onto a lovely, flower-filled patio with white Italian marble tables and large Italian market umbrellas that make the heated patio the ideal spot for al fresco dining. Phil LaCavera sees to it that service is personal and attentive. The staff also takes great pride in making each party and wedding a memorable occasion. You won’t find a more enchanting ambiance for your special celebration.

Mangia Mangia
Italian | Albany
29 reviews

Mangia Mangia offers wonderful Italian cuisine derived from authentic recipes from the Northern and Southern Regions of Italy.

Il Fornaio - Burlingame
Italian | Burlingame
231 reviews

Il Fornaio is renowned for its authentic award winning Italian cuisine. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Annual winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Il Fornaio - Palo Alto
Italian | Palo Alto
186 reviews

Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.

Il Fornaio - San Jose
Italian | San Jose
191 reviews

Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013.

Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek
Italian | Walnut Creek
208 reviews

Il Fornaio means 'the baker' in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.

A16 - San Francisco
Italian | Marina
267 reviews

A16 is a restaurant and wine bar bringing the delicious and hospitable traditions of lively Campania to San Francisco. The chic, rustic/modernist venue is named after the motorway that transverses
the South of Italy. The restaurant features wood oven-fired Neapolitan Pizza and other specialties of Campania such as Maccaronara with ragu napoletana and house-made ricotta salata. The wine bar serves 40 wines by the glass and half bottle carafe. The list is 60 percent Italian, mostly from the South, and the other 40 percent is New World, celebrating premiere Italian varietals grown in California along with many California wines.

Brindisi
Seafood | Union Square (San Francisco)
35 reviews

Located on Belden Place in the heart of the financial district. Wonderful al fresco atmosphere, European style. Unbeatable seafood Italian cuisine. The quintessential dinning experience.

Angelino Restaurant
Italian | Sausalito
42 reviews

Angelino Restaurant strives to provide each customer with a peek into the spirit of Italy: delicious food, world-class wine, and unforgettable memories with family and friends. Experience the rich culture of Italy through the superb cuisine, friendly atmosphere, and warm hospitality of the Ancona family and the staff of Angelino Restaurant.

Executive Chef Alfredo Ancona excels in blending traditional Italians flavors with high-quality local ingredients. Our menu is carefully crafted to highlight the freshest ingredients each season has to offer. Freshly baked bread, house-made pastas, and locally caught seafood are among the highlights of what customers both new and old love to enjoy with us. A variety of authentic, Italian desserts provide the perfect touch of sweetness to finish an excellent meal.

Vivace
Italian | Belmont
113 reviews

Translated from the Italian language, Vivace means "lively", which is exactly the ambiance at Vivace Ristorante where culinary creations join with excellent wines to celebrate the cuisine of Northern Italy. Highly regarded as one of the best restaurants on the Peninsula, Vivace Ristorante is located in the charming city of Belmont. The warm interior is designed as to permit the viewing of the talented chefs as they prepare an array of Italian dishes with emphasis in the regions of Piemonte and Toscana. With its exceptional cuisine, elegant ambiance, high level of service, and extensive wine list (2003-2013 Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence), Vivace creates a wonderful dining experience in which the gastronomia of Northern Italy is celebrated everyday!

Piacere
Contemporary American | San Carlos
76 reviews

Piacere’s cuisine reflects a commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients, Using locally grown produce, premium meats, and the finest poultry and seafood, Chef Miriam Russell-Wadleigh creates unique, accessible dishes with simple, timeless appeal. From small bites in the lounge to a decadent dinner, an outdoor lunch, weekend brunch or an evening with friends, Piacere invites guests to share a casually-elegant, delicious experience! A Peninsula favorite!

Piazza D'Angelo
Italian | Mill Valley
87 reviews

Piazza D'Angelo is a family run business with a long history. In 1980, two brothers from southern Italy moved to Marin with dreams of opening an authentic Italian restaurant. The dream came true a year later when co-owners Domenico and Paolo Petrone opened the now upscale trattoria Piazza D’Angelo. Over the years, Piazza D'Angelo, has become the most popular restaurant in downtown Mill Valley. They are known for wonderful Italian cuisine in a warm and friendly setting.

Pasta Moon
Italian | Half Moon Bay
167 reviews

A popular destination in Half Moon Bay for over 25 years, Pasta Moon Restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine using the freshest local produce available- in fact, easily the finest dining on the coast; (and not the most expensive!). You'll find a cozy setting for lunch or dinner, surrounded by old arched casement windows which once brought light into the Burlingame Public Library, and you'll be served by an attentive and knowlegable staff.

Capers
American | Campbell
44 reviews

Capers Eat And Drink features casual American bistro dining at its finest in a comfortable, cozy , chic setting.Our friendly staff will serve wholesome meals, appetizers, desserts,and we also have a children's menu, all prepared by our awesome team of chefs.Our friendly bartenders can serve your favorite beverages or try one of our signature martinis. As you walk in Capers you'll see a horse-shoe shaped bar with many tables surrounding and our kitchen on the right side.We also have a patio directly in front. Our large menu has many appetizers to choose from , from crispy calamari to carpaccio,and sandwiches such as Monte Cristo to our infamous Grilled Chicken Sandwich, beautiful salads, spinach to wedge, wonderful dinner choices,such as our cajun ahi tuna to porterhouse steak.We have pastas, hearty soups We serve lunch and dinner daily,with a brunch on Sundays.Capers has a happy hour with drink and food specials .Please take our virtual tour at CAPERSEATANDDRINK.COM.

Poggio
Italian | Sausalito
289 reviews

Poggio, from the Italian translation for 'a special hillside place', offers seasonal Italian cuisine. The daily-changing seasonal menu features locally grown ingredients and items from the large display wood-fired rotisserie and grill and wood-roasting oven.

Tra Vigne
Italian | St. Helena
477 reviews

Tra Vigne is a ristorante set apart among the vines, creating the illusion of an enchanted Italian village. Behind the ivy covered walls are Three distinct environments: The grand dining room with 30 foot ceilings and a hand-carved bar, the courtyard with alfresco service, and the Magnum Library for special events. Chef's creations from antipasti to pastas, entrees and desserts pay passionate homage to traditional Italian cookery. The restaurant's extensive wine cellar features Napa Valley vintners and Italian varietals.

Massimo Ristorante
Italian | Walnut Creek
34 reviews

Massimo's is perfect for enjoying a quiet elegant dinner in an open and airy atmosphere.

501 Zingari
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
59 reviews

501 Zingari is an exquisite Italian jewel nestled one block away from Union Square in the heart of San Francisco's Theatre District. Zingari moved into the neighborhood in 1995. Staying true to the meaning of its name Zingari, which means Gypsy, it features rustic and fresh dishes and cuisines from many different country side regions of Italy.



In the lounge you will find live jazz from both local and traveling Jazz artists. Throughout the year you will find wine maker dinners that bring wine country to the restaurant, thus giving its patrons a chance to enjoy the best of the Bay Area, as well as Italy. Zingari continues to be a special place where people come to enjoy great food that is unpretentious, in an ambiance that is warm and exciting, with service that is friendly and professional, and music that keeps you a little longer than they had anticipated – experience you can toast to.Please keep visiting our web site for seasonal specials.

Garibaldi's on Presidio
Californian | Presidio Heights
136 reviews

Discover Garibaldis on Presidio, the perfect neighborhood restaurant, pleasing loyal locals and jet-setters alike for 22 years. Garibaldis on Presidio epitomizes the 'quintessential neighborhood restaurant'. With a dining room stylish yet comfortable, service professional yet friendly and a seasonal Cal-Med menu loaded with reliable favorites. Garibaldis is the rare spot perfect for anything from a first date to a family supper. Devotees return again and again for the generous portions, great wine list and specialty cocktails served at the cozy, full bar.

Vin Santo
Italian | San Jose
82 reviews

This popular bistro in the Old Masonic building offers excellent Northern Italian cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere. Blond wood floors and Tuscan yellow walls adorn the inside.

Piatti - Santa Clara
Italian | Santa Clara
84 reviews

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in the conveniently located Rivermark Plaza, Piatti offers a delightful reprieve from the everyday. Featuring a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, an indoor sun-soaked terrace and an open floor plan that includes a vibrant bar and lounge, Piatti is the go-to spot for corporate lunches, after-work cocktail hour, group dinners and private events.

Sociale
Italian | Presidio Heights
120 reviews

Sociale (say - "SO-SHEE-AH-LAY!") was born in the bistros of Florence and raised here in Presidio heights. Laughter and Italian music are heard floating up from the star-lit, heated patio greeting you from the discreet garden alley below. Families and friends leaving the frenetic pace of the city behind can experience a lighter and decidedly more Italian mood celebrating in our new private dining room, the traditional room or on the patio as the irresistible scents of warm pastas, herb-infused meats, and the sweet honey and nut coated sfingi with vanilla bean gelato shake permeate the surrounding space. Bewitching and eclectic wines from Italy and California complement the weekly changing menus that Chef Tia Harrison crafts with joy and delight for our neighborhood friends!

Oliveto Café & Restaurant
Italian | Oakland
161 reviews

Oliveto Café & Restaurant offers seasonal cuisine in the Northern Italian tradition, including wild game, fresh pastas, wood-fired pizzas and authentic vegetable and poultry dishes.

ALL RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE DINING ROOM ONLY. WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR OUR CAFE.

Buca di Beppo - San Francisco
Italian | SOMA
102 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Amarena
Italian | Russian Hill
50 reviews


We are offering a 3 courses happy hour pre-fix menu for $29.95
everyday from 5.30 to 6.30 and on TUESDAY ALL EVENING!!

Amarena is a chic, urban neighborhood hideout perfect for dates, a quick bite, or a casual dinner with old friends. Amarena delivers hearty, innovative and skillfully prepared dishes from the first course to the last.

Bella Trattoria Italiana
Italian | Richmond District
102 reviews

Bella's notorious homemade pasta, cozy & inviting atmosphere and friendly service await you. We feature cusine from Southern Italia- slow cooked sugos, braised meats and various carpaccios.

Frantoio Ristorante
Italian | Mill Valley
86 reviews

Frantoio Ristorante is a casually elegant contemporary Italian restaurant specializing in fresh, organic, and wholesome cuisine. The menu is inspired by local ingredients and our very own olive oil. All breads, pastas, pizzas, pastries, and even gelatos are made in house using the highest quality ingredients. Our cocktails are exceptional! We feature an extensive list of both Californian and Italian wines.

Rose Pistola
Italian | North Beach
125 reviews

Voted the best new restaurant in the country in 1996, Rose Pistola is a celebration of the bawdy, friendly but sophisticated side of San Francisco’s Italian district – North Beach. This stylish gathering place personifies the vibrancy of its namesake, a North Beach denizen who ran the most colorful bar and restaurant in the neighborhood. With its San Francisco-style dining counter, booths cozy dining room and lively bar, Rose Pistola invites everything from a leisurely glass of Chianti and a bowl of pasta, to a traditional, Italian-style feast of seasonal antipasti, whole roasted fish and rotisserie meats.

Cafe Torre
Italian | Cupertino
50 reviews

Cafe Torre is a charming Italian neighborhood bistro featuring an international wine list.

Piatti - Danville
Italian | Danville
227 reviews

Ristorante Piatti features a menu with recipes complimenting the various regions of Italy. It has a casual yet sparkling atmosphere with authentic regional Italian cuisine. Piatti's success can be attributed to its staff and its approach to food, wine, and the dining experience.

Il Fornaio - San Francisco
Italian | Financial District
74 reviews

Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.

Trattoria Contadina
Italian | North Beach
176 reviews

Trattoria Contadina is a lively and spirited traditional San Francisco Italian restaurant serving an eclectic mix of pastas, creative grilled meats, poultry, and seafood. Trattoria Contadina’s vibrant cuisine mirrors perfectly the passions, style and gusto that mark the Italian way of life.

Puccini & Pinetti
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
115 reviews

This modern Italian grill features a lively, upbeat air of activity throughout the bar and dining room.

Il Fornaio - Corte Madera
Italian | Corte Madera
162 reviews

Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the annual Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002.

Faz Sunnyvale
Mediterranean | Sunnyvale
55 reviews

Faz Sunnyvale is a full service restaurant and bar offering guests a comfortably elegant ambiance with modular indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy the distinctive Mediterranean style cuisine of Faz Poursohi . Whether dining in the warm, Galleria dining room, outside on the large courtyard patio, or at the antique Parisian bar, you’ll be wowed by the fabulous food, the great selection of wine & spirits, and the staff’s friendly knowledgeable service, all offered at an incredible value.

Paradiso
Californian | San Leandro
252 reviews

Paradiso offers a contemporary atmosphere with an architectural
flair. The exhibition kitchen is a highlight.

Pescatore
Italian | Fisherman's Wharf
37 reviews

Pescatore is the perfect neighborhood sidewalk cafe serving Italian specialties and wood oven pizzas with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

Scala's Bistro
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
280 reviews

Since 1995, Scala's Bistro has garnered a reputation for classic, elegant dining. Warm, earth tones, original murals, beaded bistro lamps, and rich, mahogany booths evoke a dramatic Old World café. Fresh, innovative, Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes enhance the Scala’s menu while continuing to pay homage to the old Scala’s favorites.

Cafe Tiramisu
Italian | Financial District
78 reviews

Cafe Tiramisu is an attractive, modest trattoria outfitted with stylized murals of Pompeii and other Roman ruins. Located in the heart of the financial district but you will feel like you are in Italy.

Kuleto's
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
365 reviews

Kuleto's serves distinctive California ~ Italian cuisine featuring ingredients prepared in unusual combinations.
The atmosphere is a combination of old San Francisco aura, Italian conviviality and contemporary vitality with high vaulted ceilings, genuine Italian marble floors with dark wood and warm lighting.

The Basin
American | Saratoga
142 reviews

Fresh, delicious, and innovative American cuisine in a hip and comfortable setting. The Basin serves modern American fare utilizing farm-raised, hand picked fresh produce, international cheeses, and dry-aged meats. The wine list is as dynamic as it is diverse, including numerous selections from the Santa Cruz Mountains, rare French vintages and hard to find wines from around the globe. A full bar with over twenty signature martinis. In addition to the elegant main dining room, The Basin offers outdoor dining under a magnificent oak tree and a state of the art private dining room - the ideal setting for a business meeting, a presentation, or your next celebration! Dinner nightly from 5:00pm.

Piatti - Mill Valley
Italian | Mill Valley
155 reviews

Piatti is a contemporary upscale restaurant overlooking Shelter Bay next to Mt. Tamalpais, featuring the rustic cuisine of a traditional Italian Trattoria. Join us for a spectacular Sunday Brunch on our waterfront patio, for our popular "celebration of wine" nights where all bottles of Italian wine are discounted by 50%, or anytime!

Palio d'Asti
Italian | Financial District
67 reviews

Voted "2013 Best Italian" by SF Bay Guardian readers, Palio is a favorite of downtown denizens looking for the perfect spot to make a deal, travelers who appreciate Michelin rated comfortable dining, and anyone seeking an exceptional group dining or private party venue. A place where historic techniques blend with a contemporary approach, and Michelin raterd "comfortable" service personally overseen daily by owner Martino Di Grande.

Palio’s menu (including gluten free and heart healthy options) is a veritable culinary tour of Italy; emphasizing the cooking of different regions as the seasons change. Palio’s menu utilizes organic produce from small, local farms as well as sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. The Wine Spectator award winning list has always been exceptional, including a wide range of Italian varietals and California offerings. Full bar.

The Stinking Rose
Italian | North Beach
380 reviews

Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!

A Bellagio
Italian | Campbell
66 reviews

Located in the heart of Downtown Campbell, A Bellagio offers an extensive wine list and truly memorable lunch and dinner selections. Voted 2005 Best Italian Restaurant in the South Bay by CitySearch. You'll find attention to detail and the highest quality in all of our signature dishes. We also feature daily specials including the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Our private room can accommodate up to 120 people, and we offer Banquet and Catering services to meet your special
needs. For more details on banquet menus and private parties visit www.ABellagio.com

C'era Una Volta
Italian | Alameda
41 reviews

C'era Una Volta - Italian Restaurant

This sun-splashed location is a hidden treasure on a quiet tree-lined cobblestone promenade. Our Italian restaurant brings a Taste of Italy to the Island of Alameda with delicious Tuscan, regional Italian dishes and an extensive Italian wine list.

From the day we opened our doors in 2004 we have received numerous awards for our food, ambiance, service, and wine selection. Chef Rudy Duran is one of only a handful of Bay Area chefs recognized by the Academia Italiana della Cucina for his authentic Italian cuisine. C'era Una Volta, voted Best Italian Restaurant in Alameda 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012

Capurro's
Seafood | Fisherman's Wharf
23 reviews

Since 1946, Capurro's Restaurant has been family owned and operated. Recently remodeled, Capurro's offers a traditional Fisherman's Wharf menu reminiscent of our Italian heritage. Serving lunch and dinner, we feature only the freshest locally caught seafood seven days a week from 11am to 10pm

Piazza Pellegrini
Italian | North Beach
22 reviews

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!

Farina
Italian | Mission
69 reviews

Farina brings to San Francisco the simplicity, elegance and style of the culinary tradition of Liguria, the Italian region that is home to Genova. Farina is housed in a 1951 wood-framed building remodeled with white tiles, old marble, custom steel fixtures and solid wood furniture with an 18 people community table. The main dining space is balanced by the free standing bar and focaccia preparation counters composed of antique hand-hewn Genoese marble sinks. Farina's careful research and passion for using the best of truly Italian ingredients mingled by executive chef Paolo Laboa, also from Genova, makes our menu offerings an authentic and pleasurable experience. At Farina you can admire the daily preparation of freshly homemade pastas, enjoying the tasteful “focaccia di Recco” while sipping a glass of Pigato wine or one of our specialty cocktails.

Capannina
Italian | Marina
127 reviews

Everything about Capannina is soft and subtle. The decor - celadon green upper walls, ambra marble below, handmade glass lamps, hanging mirror panels and faux columns that glow from the lights behind them - is simple yet striking. The marble, the lamps, and many of the ingredients used in the excellent dishes are all imported from Italy and the subtle softness of the interior extends to the food: eclectic Italian with an emphasis on Southern Italian tradition while still maintaining well-orchestrated choices from all over Italy. With pasta made in-house and delightfully fresh buffalo mozzarella coming from Italy, Capannina offers the essence of subtlety in the artistic presentation of its menu, along with an atmosphere that conveys the slightest California touch. PLEASE NOTE: We serve a prefix menu, consisting of a three-course dinner for $25 per person every day from 5pm to 6pm. Thereafter, we serve a regular menu. Black and white truffles imported from Itali & a seasonal menu.

Mona Lisa
Italian | North Beach
33 reviews

Located in the heart of North Beach, Mona Lisa has been a family-run business for over 20 years. The Florese family provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere and and serves authentic Italian cuisine from all over Italy, boasting the largest menu in North Beach. The menu includes steak, seafood, veal, pasta, pizza, risotto, salads, gluten-free pizza and pasta, and many mouthwatering authentic desserts. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients, homemade sauces and a touch of the Mediterranean. The wine list includes a large selection of wines from all over Italy including older vintages and franciacorta; Italian beer as well. If you are celebrating a special occasion and want to dine alfresco in the vintage Fiat coupe parked out front, just let us know in advance. It's an unforgettable experience, a reason that many visitors leave their hearts at Mona Lisa!

Siena – The Meritage Resort
Californian | Napa
26 reviews

At our signature restaurant, Siena, we have created a savory menu that provides exquisite flavors for every palate, ensuring one of the most delicious Napa Valley dining experiences. Many ingredients are sourced locally and most dishes blend both Italian and Californian influences.

Each dinner at Siena begins with a taste of Prosecco and every plate is prepared fresh from the finest ingredients. Savor farm-raised beef and artisan cheeses at our succulent restaurant in Napa Valley.

Revitalize yourself at The Meritage Resort's award-winning restaurant. Dine inside, where the spectacular Palio di Siena horse race is depicted by banners and murals in a charming setting, or alfresco on the Siena Patio. Siena is open daily to resort guests as well as the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also offer a delicious brunch every Sunday.

Quattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
Italian | Palo Alto
80 reviews

The Italian word for "four", the name is in line with the architectural design of the restaurant as a large light airy room with glass on three sides. The room is lit dramatically at night and illuminates the front of the hotel entrance. Quattro features Northern Italian seasonal and light cuisine with a fresh Cal-Italian twist at breakfast and lunch. The dinner menu is comprised of contemporary Italian cuisine featuring locally grown produce and artisan products from Northern California farms since opening. Attentive, unobtrusive service compliments the exquisite menu and an extensive wine list which includes predominantly California wines with many boutique offerings and an extensive Italian selection.

Ristorante Milano
Italian | Russian Hill
85 reviews

The flavors of Milano's food and the rhythm of the dining room are reminiscent of trattorias in Italy's cities, according to Gourmet Magazine. It is a charming, intimate restaurant with an Italian staff, top quality ingredients, homemade pastas, exceptional veal, polenta, risotto, and fresh seafood delivered daily, served in warm surroundings. Known as the "hidden jewel of Russian Hill" The San Francisco Chronicle calls Milano "one of the most consistent restaurants in the city".

Spiedo - San Mateo
Italian | San Mateo
12 reviews

Come and try our New Bar & Patio Appetizer Menu as well as our New Cocktail Menu!

Spiedo Restaurant located in the heart of San Mateo, specializing in fine Italian cuisine and Daily Specials from the Venitian region. Using only the freshest of ingredients, Spiedo is known for our wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas, and our fresh rotisserie. Enjoy a bottle of wine from an extensive wine list or a cocktail from our full service bar. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Spiedo is a wonderful place to celebrate an intimate dinner for two or a special occasion for a large group. Banquet facilities are available for private parties.

Pasta's Trattoria - Pleasanton
Italian | Pleasanton
25 reviews

Taste the difference in "Northern Italian" cuisine by sampling from our new exciting menu which includes famous pasta dishes, as well as great steaks, and fresh seafood. Pasta's Trattoria offers a full service bar with a fabulous variety of libations and a wide selection of regional wines to satisfy even the most sophisticated of connoisseurs. The restaurant provides a warm, friendly atmosphere, and an attentive wait staff that will cater to your every need.

Planning a rehearsal dinner, special event, or business meeting? Pasta's offers a semi private and/or private banquet room. Danielle our Director of Catering will work with you and your budget to plan and customize your special event.

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Venticello
Italian | Nob Hill
106 reviews

Tucked away atop Nob Hill, Venticello Ristorante, is one San Francisco’s best kept secrets. With quaint tables, a wood burning oven and views of the bay, Venticello provides a warm intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of a Tuscan Farmhouse.
Recognized as one of the most romantic restaurants in San Francisco, we are located just a few blocks away from the historical Mark Hopkins and Fairmont Hotels, as well as walking distance from the Huntington Hotel, The Stanford Court, and the Ritz- Carlton Hotel.
As you walk into Venticello, you will enter our upstairs area. Our full and complete wooden bar is supplied with an array of distilled spirits as well as some of the finest Italian and Californian wines. This allows you and your guests to enjoy a variety of beverages while hearing the Cable Car bell ring just outside our front door.
Venticello, meaning soft breeze, will sweep you and your guests away with an unforgettable experience.

Terzo
Mediterranean | Marina
109 reviews

Terzo (which means third in Italian) offers a daily changing menu of about 15 small plates and 5 large plates. Its “pan-Mediterranean” fare is under the care of Executive Chef Mark Gordon. The wine list offers over 80 options of European and Californian wines chosen to pair with the food.

A high table sits between the bar and dining room and offers communal style seating for up to 10 diners. Additional walk-in seating is available on 3 high tops in the front window. Espresso leather banquets line the dining room. A more intimate back dining room can be booked for private parties of up to 18.

Inspired by the wine bars and cafes of Sicily, Rome, Seville & Madrid, wines are stored along the walls of the dining room. An original fireplace was refurbished and is lit when the weather is chilly out. Stylish lighting creates a chic atmosphere.

North Beach Restaurant
Italian | North Beach
177 reviews

From the Heart of Tuscany to the Heart of San Francisco!

Buon Appetito and Salute!


Since 1970, the North Beach Restaurant has been renowned as San Francisco's #1 Italian Restaurant for its Tuscan culinary excellence, relaxed ambiance, warm hospitality, and great service by Bay area families, tourists, romantics, conventioneers, business managers, politicians, sports celebrities, and movie stars!


The North Beach Restaurant is a must-visit San Francisco dining experience that offers:


***Authentic Tuscan cuisine prepared with freshest ingredients including antipasti, polenta, home-cured prosciutto, focaccia, risotto, fresh pasta, seafood, veal, lamb, chicken, beef, and homemade desserts!


***Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wine Lists with over 500 bottles and Petroni Vineyards wines -
www.petronivineyards.com

Trattoria Corso
Italian | Berkeley
204 reviews

Corso is the sister restaurant of Rivoli Restaurant, which Chef/Owner Wendy Brucker & GM/Owner Roscoe Skipper opened in 1994. Corso is a casual trattoria featuring the simple, rustic food of Florence, with a full bar & an all-Italian wine list. We serve dinner nightly.

Caffe Delucchi
Italian | North Beach
24 reviews

Welcome to Caffe DeLucchi, where casual, comfortable dining, house made pasta and delicious wine and beer come together in the heart of North Beach.




Enjoy our weekend breakfast outside with a Bloody Mary, one of our signature sandwiches at lunch or one of our house made pasta specials at dinner. If it's a late brunch fix you need, we serve brunch until 4pm, Monday to Friday and until 2pm on the weekends.




Our wines are an approachable list of familiar, and some not so familiar, California and Italian wines. We also feature a range of Belgian and Belgian style craft beers and Soju cocktails.




Come by before or after going to Beach Blanket Babylon, before a night out in North Beach or on a sunny weekend morning.




Eat. Drink. Enjoy.