Spiazzo Ristorante
Spiazzo Ristorante

Spiazzo Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://spiazzoristorante.com/
  • Phone: (415) 664-9511
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francesco Melis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full Catering service.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ulloa
  • Public Transit: Muni Lines K,L,M @ West Portal Station, and Bus Lines 48 & 19.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Spiazzo Ristorante
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.
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Spiazzo Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (15)kid-friendly (13)good for groups (10)notable wine list (9)romantic (7)special occasion (7)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • TRIED and TRUE
    EXCELLENT
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Has been in West Portal area for many years and it is still popular. Personal attention from the owners, traditional regional Italian with some surprises. Specialty dishes not offered elsewhere .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • * Romantic Anniversary Dinner *
    gr8operadiningVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We love Spiazzo's exquisite Italian cuisine and wonderful staff. Giuseppe (Manager) and Cullen (wait staff person) are very charming and personable. Due to Sunday's time change, and we were traveling from San Jose, our reservation was scheduled for 9 p.m. Giuseppe is gracious and thoughtful, and Cullen took our photographs to commemorate our anniversary. We enjoyed the homemade, fresh, warm bread. Spiazzo's bruschetta is delicious and we love Spiazzo's Capellini and Gnocchi. Spiazzo's tiramisu is heavenly light. Spiazzo has a very select and extensive wine list. Special Thank You to Giuseppe, Cullen and Chef Francesco Melis. *Susan & Joel *
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good Neighborhood Gem!
    Eleftheria
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We dined here to celebrate a 96th birthday on a Thursday evening. Three of us ordered the special pappardelle with lamb, and one ordered the prawn fettuccine; both dishes were delicious and generous. We also enjoyed a smooth Malbec by the glass. We finished with a creamy tiramisu and a light and fluffy Zanze's cheesecake. Overall, the food and wine were very good, and the prices were fair and reasonable. We were charged for the tiramisu, however, which came out as a surprise with a lit candle and the wait staff singing, but that was fine. The ambiance was pleasant, and the noise level was perfect. Our waiter was very attentive, though we were a bit rushed despite the restaurant not being crowded. I recommend Spiazzo and will return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aubu
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food and service, but they did not have us on list for reservation , no problem so because we were early. Was busy but good ambience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good enough to come back to
    pg03
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    When I travel, I normally want to try new experiences -- in food, in activities, in accommodations, etc. Spiazzo is one of those rare places that we go back to when we visit San Francisco. The food is excellent and the neighborhood setting is charming. We can stroll the shops after dinner and enjoy the rest of the evening outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Friendinings
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The restaurant has a very good food and friendly home-like atmosphere. We live in a neighborhood and love to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Neighborhood gem with a wide variety of delicious dishes. Will recommend and dine in Spiazzo Restorante again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spiazzo could use a menu upgrade
    SFdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Spiazzo is a long time restaurant on West Portal that could use a menu refresh particularly with its non-pasta items. My salmon salad seemed tired and the salmon was skimpy and overcooked. The restaurant is reliably mediocre but with a little effort it could be quite good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfying experience.
    MulcaheyVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Reminds me of the Italian restaurants of my youth. The food is wholesome and unfussy and the portions very generous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mpraught
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Spiazzo has become one of my favorite Italian restaurants since we moved here recently.....we always take friends there, knowing its a reliable recommendation...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    Flossie17
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food is always excellent and representative of traditional Italian food. It is average priced and always a great selection of dishes. The server was a bit grumpy to begin with, but towards the end of the meal seemed more amicable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    Seafoodfoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Spiazzo is a great West Portal neighborhood find. Although quite noisy the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive service, tasty food
    PVFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband ordered veal, I chose the mixed grilled vegetables. We enjoyed our meals, our sons thought their sauces were a bit too sweet, and will order something different the next time we eat at Spiazzo. That would be easy because there are many choices. The service was excellent, there when we needed them but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Karen47
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was the perfect place for a family gathering-great food, great service and easy to get to from West Portal Station.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still good
    LAC1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We will continue to patronize this neighborhood restaurant because the food is quite good. However, we have noticed a marked increase in prices which is sadly making it expensive to dine there that often as before. We noticed a huge increase in our regular wine as well as with other dishes. The specialty dishes are near or over $25 each, and desserts are getting too pricey at $7.50 each.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • berkeleyite
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had my birthday at Spiazzo Ristorante and it was fabulous! We had about 15 people and SR was able to accommodate a last minute addition to the party. The food was fantastic! Many of my family members told me after dinner how delighted they were with the food especially since none of us had been to SR before. Moreover, my family has some picky eaters and all of them enjoyed themselves immensely. Our server, Cullen, was literally the best server I've had in years. SR's service, food, and ambiance have earned my trust for future family gatherings. In fact, my girlfriend and I are thinking of coming back soon just the two of us because we enjoyed the experience so much and the surrounding neighborhood is very charming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian
    Jayson
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Brushetta was good and overall food was fine. Wine was from Chile and tasted lile vinegar. Place is small and a tight fit as our table was close to an aisle and kept having folks bump into me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spiazzo Dining
    mamaB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food, good wait staff, small dining area. Did not have to wait long to get our food. Would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LowBonn
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Greeted immediately and shown to my table quickly. My pasta entree was very good with the right amount of sauce. Coming soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like Home
    JannineVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Spiazzo is a friendly neighborhood place with great food and service. Menu items are flavorful and served hot. The staff makes you feel like they're happy to have you there!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday after church lunch
    likeabite
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Good food, fresh seafood, tasty, good size portions, decent price, relaxed atmosphere. Good wine selection from all over the glob.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a good choice
    LAC1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We'll continue to patronize this restaurant (have been loyal clientele for four years now) as we like the neighborhood ambience. However, we have noticed that the prices have creeped up over the years with our usual wine now being extremely overpriced; also many dishes that were competitive four years ago are just too expensive. Even desserts, which were not cheap to begin with, have been marked up more now.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 308 reviews are from the Spiazzo Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Delicious food
    JillVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Salmon Fantasia was delectable. All the other dishes served ( we were a party of 5) were equally as good. Great restaurant service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure!
    DRWSF
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I am a regular patron and I never worry about having a great experience. With exceptional food, a relaxed comfortable environment, and friendly accommodating staff, not to mention one of the best creme brulee desserts anywhere! I continue to bring first-timer friends with me and always recommend Spiazzo to anyone looking for a good restaurant. My favorite Italian place in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All were happy
    Chico
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went for a family celebration that included kids. Service was exceptionally fast. We all ordered different dishes, and they all were great. I especially enjoyed the Zuppa de Pesce.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was wondeful and the server, Cullen was an absolute delight. Very friendly :-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    goblyn
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We ordered the duck with pear risotto and penne chicken with wine sauce and both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food
    RussVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We've eaten here many times and have never been disappointed with the food, wine, or service. Nice ambience good for a quiet dinner with friends. Noise level in low enough to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No room for larger parties.
    sfvisitor
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had asked when making my reservation for a nice table since it was a graduation and we had a cake and presents. We were 7; they jammed us into a nook at the bay window at 2 small tables that could barely fit 6; they stuck a chair on the end and our 7th had absolutely no room for their setting and dishes. It seemed at first that we were going to get 3 grouped tables, but then a couple seemingly familiar to the hostess walked in w/o a rez and they were given one of the tables! I complained; neither hostess nor server seemed to care. The bread was very dry. The meals were generally tasty, though we literally had no room for our appetizers. The servers delivered dinner while the appetizers/salads were still on the table. Blech!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I've been to Spiazzo many times and have never been disappointed. Good food, price and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MaribelVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Absolutely loved my first visit; was excited to return on a week night with a friend. We sat a table near the front of the restaurant - - we must have been invisible because it took forever to get any attention or service - - and the restaurant wasn't even that crowded! On top of that, there were a lot of fruit flies around our table which became a real nuisance. The Carpaccio was thick like raw roast beef and very difficult to eat. The gnocchi was very good...but between the poor and very slow service and the flies at the table, I just wanted to leave...I even skipped dessert and I know they have great desserts. Really disappointed! Hope that was just an off night for the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thank you!
    applenooker
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had a group of 12 and this place took us in (we reserved). They had everything ready, the food was so spot on delicious. My daughter was balking about Italian until she ate the Pizza, LOVED that this was a great place for everyone. Thank you. Service, price everything was great. Will come back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • exactly what we needed
    yumSFdiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    So it was three days before my partner's graduation and all of a sudden I was responsible for making a reservation for all of his family members for the weirdest time. Just so you know, they don't all agree on a type of food and they all have weird dining restrictions like no dairy or no gluten. Spiazzo was amazing! They did everything we asked, made everyone feel comfortable and were not super expensive for the quality of food you get. For that two hours, I didn't have to babysit anyone. Spiazzo for the win!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our SF destination
    gmiseth
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    When we visit our daughter at SFSU we always include a dinner at Spiazzo. A great, out of the way neighborhood with a small town feel. The restaurant is very small but we never feel rushed to free up our table. The bruschetta is wonderful, the pasta dishes have been perfectly cooked and the pork tenderloins have been tender and juicy. A small wine list, but we have been very pleased with what we have tried, most of them under 35.00. Service is attentive and friendly, you can see the locals are regulars as they are addressed by name.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Dependable Service and Food
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We eat here frequently because the service is dependable and the food is always on target. Our most recent visit was a last minute reservation and we were seated quickly. My husband tried the Insalata Etrusca and I had the Insalata con le Pere. For our entrees, he had the Ravioli Naturale and I asked for a variation on the Penne al Salmone (which is normally penne with smoked and fresh salmon, shallots and green peas in a delicate tomato cream sauce) - this time I asked to have prawns instead of smoked salmon. While I love smoked salmon, this was a wonderful variation. There are special menu items daily and everything is expertly prepared and always tastes fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    WaldenSpiritVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Outstanding service, very good food, warm and friendly atmosphere. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed!
    mpraught
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch there with some friends, the service, menu, and so comfortable.....very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I've been dining at this neighboorhood restaurant in West Portal for over a decade and what brings us back each time is not only the thoughtfully prepared dishes but the wonderful and familiar treatment by the owners - as if we are family joining them at the table - each and every time. The minnestrone with the fresh shaved parmesean is something we crave and everything from their delicious salads, to their perfect al dente pastas to their sauces - and wine suggestions - always hit the spot. Excellent service, product and experience - every single time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food
    LexophileVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Spiazzo has been in the neighborhood for a long time. The food is good, service is spot on, and the atmosphere is pleasant. There was a good selection of dishes to choose from, and they have gluten free so my son was able to eat pasta. Keep up the great work Spiazzo.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dows
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had a delicious Cioppino type Italian dish (I don't remember the exact name), Minestrone Soup and the Artichoke salad. The food was scrumptious and it came very quickly despite the restaurant being very busy. It's was pretty loud and there wasn't a spare seat in the restaurant - we booked about an hour in advance on Open Table. So the noise would be the only downside but it was a Friday so you kind of expect that. We'll definitely go back - the food was a treat, it's a local restaurant on the main street of West Portal and the atmosphere was friendly.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic