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Spiazzo Ristorante
Spiazzo Ristorante
  • Address:
    33 West Portal Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94127
    Neighborhood:
    Forest Hill / West Portal
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Spiazzo Ristorante Details

  • 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: Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
  • 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. Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Greeted immediately and shown to my table quickly. My pasta entree was very good with the right amount of sauce. Coming soon."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Good food, fresh seafood, tasty, good size portions, decent price, relaxed atmosphere. Good wine selection from all over the glob."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The Salmon Fantasia was delectable. All the other dishes served ( we were a party of 5) were equally as good. Great restaurant service."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was wondeful and the server, Cullen was an absolute delight. Very friendly :-)"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We ordered the duck with pear risotto and penne chicken with wine sauce and both were excellent."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I've been to Spiazzo many times and have never been disappointed. Good food, price and service."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Outstanding service, very good food, warm and friendly atmosphere. I love this place."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch there with some friends, the service, menu, and so comfortable.....very nice."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Spiazzo is all you expect of a local Italian restaurant. Family friendly, boistetously noisy, friendly staff, food was good and lots of it. Dining here was not expensive. Great place for four friends to dine out locally "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We always enjoy Spiazzo. The staff are great and the food always delish!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Nice place for carefree lunch/brunch. Food is very good, the price is right, as is the attention. Tad smallish tables but then whole place is small. Can be noisy. Watch out for immovable chairs, real trippers."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Honestly I am amazed with Spiazzo. The staff was extremely friendly and amazing. The whole experience was worth the money. It's a little on the pricey side, but the food was delicious and the portions are fairly large."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My daughter recently moved near the restaurant and we were having dinner to celebrate her birthday a few days earlier. I was hoping to go somewhere nearby so she might be able to revisit with friends, etc. Spiazzo had good reviews so we tried it. Very Italian menu, a plus. If you have any sense of adventure, try the poached pears (not the menu title)! Every bite was a feast of flavor! Amazing! I had a risotto that was flavored partially with Italian sausage that was equally amazing. I'm a risotto snob, being pretty darn good at making it myself, and this was Really Good! The service was a great blend of attentive without hovering. The waiter helped with Italian wine selection too. Look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "A few women friends and I spent the day in the City and decided to head to the West Portal area for lunch. The restaurant was not very busy, and we received a lot of attention from the wait staff, which was nice. Each of us ordered a different dish for lunch and we all enjoyed our meals. We would definitely return for lunch or dinner. This was a good find."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What a great find! I chose the restaurant based on Yelp reviews and proximity to a venue where I was attending a meeting. The restaurant could not have been more accommodating to our group thatgrew from 13 to 18..I had explained that we needed to get in and out in an hour. When we arrived the table was ready, beverages poured and they were ready to take our orders. Food was outstanding and portions were generous. Carol"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "After over 20 years of enjoyment, I will no longer recommend this place to others. Since moving down the peninsula, I don't frequent this place as often but it has gone downhill. It is definitely no longer worth the effort of a trip into SF even while visiting family or friends in the area."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We were treated like queens. Our server was wonderful: charming and helpful. The food was delicious, and the wine recommendation perfect. We had reservations for mid-week and would recommend them - the restaurant was surprisingly (well, maybe not given the experience) busy. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great place for a special little dinner - food is always good, ambience is friendly, and the house wine was both well-priced and excellent. Neighborhood gem for sure."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We are lucky we came early because the place nearly filled up by 6:30 on a Monday night. The service was extremely attentive. I had the Zuppa di Pesci - an interesting mixed seafood dish in a spicy tomato broth over spaghetti. Delicious! My wife's dish was the veal scallopini with artichoke hearts. We were disappointed with the veal itself, but the sauce was scrumptious. The house Chianti was light and smooth. The restaurant is near one end of West Portal and we had a pleasant walk in the neighborhood after. The view outside isn't much since the Muni light rail cars are arriving or leaving the nearby station every few minutes."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was definitely above average. I had a valentines day dinner here so I made a reservation so we didn't have to wait. But we had to wait like 5 mins for our table, which would have been fine, but they don't really have any seating or any area for waiting so we were kinda just blocking the entrance which was awkward. And it was quite loud but that's because it was super busy on account of valentines day. I had a great experience. I saw the owner running around and being apart of the service which I thought was nice to see. Overall, great restaurant for some decently priced authentic italian food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was run meticuously on a very busy Valentines night. We were seated and tended to quickly by smiling people. The menu is varied with one whole page of specials to choose from. We started with a shared Cesar Salad (served on two small plates which is always the best!). For the main dish my husband had a Prawn/ Scallop Angel Hair Pasta dish and I had Salmon with artichoke served with mashed potatoes and fresh lightly cooked vegetables. The food was quite simply -perfect. We had a beautiful bottle of wine, and enjoyed seeing the Valentines of every age celebrating in this cozy busy restaurant. Tables were cleared quickly but we never felt rushed, A good natured wait staff is the punctuation mark for the experience. Fun Night!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Consistent quality experience. Efficient friendly staff. The food is fresh, well prepared and presented,and hot when it arrives."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The location is easier to park near than North Beach Italian Restaurants. We were greeted warmly and efficiently. Service was very good; we didn't have to ask for more bread or drink refills. The Caesar Salad was fine but nothing spectacular; although the dressing was lacking in flavor, the lettuce was fresh and crisp. I had the scrumptious Scaloppine Piccatina, which combined tender veal, a flavorful sauce, capers and artichokes, and was served with carrot mashed potatoes and flavorful vegetables. The Alaskan salmon with a wine and mustard sauce is not on the standard menu. I like mustard on my sandwiches, but was not drawn to order this on my fish. But after tasting this creation, I found it absolutely delicious. I would return again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014