VegaWe found this place by accident, we almost didn't go in because we thought it was just another pizza joint. it turns out to be a lovely little Italian restaurant. I had the halibut special, and it was perfectly cooked; grilled, and served on a bed of potatoes and cauliflower, with a tangy sauce made with olives and tomatoes. Don't miss their garlicky broccoli rabe!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experience.Always a great experience. Already been there 5 or 6 times, and the food is excellent, simple but very good quality product. It's a romantic setting, but still not fancy in the wrong way. I'm living in Bernak Heights and it's definitly a great restaurant for every kind of occasion. I love it!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and tasty Italian foodI've lived in Bernal Heights for several years and somehow never managed to visit Vega until this past weekend. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and the food looks, smells and tastes very fresh and flavorful. It reminded me of food I ate when traveling in Italy--made with fresh ingredients, rich and satisfying. The space is relatively small, and we arrived at the restaurant with friends with a 6 month baby in tow, but they were very gracious and accommodating in finding a table that would work for us. I'll definitely be back again soon!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date night neighborhood spotWe had a double date planned with our friends who love Italian food. It was a no brainier to pick Vega. We had the funghi pizza with shiitake mushrooms and calamari with white beans to start. Yum! Main course, we split two entrees: gnocchi with sausage and the crab capellini. Everything was amazing. Flavorful, right temperature and consistency. It was Wednesday night which is 1/2 off bottles of wine....any wine on the list! The owners also run the wine bar down the street, so you can imagine there is a nice wine list from which to choose. Needless to say, we had a great date night!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional findcozy Italian eatery. Friendly atmosphere with tasty and hearty food. Tucked away in the wonderful Bernal Heights neighborhood.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, slow serviceThere was not a single miss in salads, soup, pizza, pastas, and gnocchi for the five of us. Outstanding food, marred only by the slowness of the kitchen. The waitress was excellent, but we waited an hour between our first and second course. By the time we'd finished our first course, the restaurant had filled completely (and had become quite noisy), so the kitchen just may be unable to keep up when they have a full house.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce Again, Fantastic.This is one of my favorite restaurants. How can you not love the half-price wine on Wednesday? The wine list is great, the food is amazing and its all in Bernal Heights.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here on the recommendationWent here on the recommendation of Check Please, Bay Area and were pleasantly surprised to find a warm, friendly restaurant with delicious Italian comfort food. We tried the special rack of lamb and 6 different pasta dishes. All but one pasta (the puttanesca) were outstanding. Homemade pasta, fresh sauces. The food tasted like it was made with care. I will return!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Italian Food in an SF villageAuthentic Italian food from.....Italians...in a Bernal Heights village setting--could be New England looking up and down the street. I have traveled to Italy many times and this is their food--influenced by Roma and Sicilia, and with an outstanding and value-driven wine list from all over Italy. Much of the food is farm-to-table and they make some of the pasta (papardelle et al), and the menu prices are great. So much better than you'll find over on Columbus and North Beach (except for Bao Necci).5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treasure this littleWhat a treasure this little restaurant is! We were driving in from Mendocino and searching for a wonderful Italian restaurant close to the San Francisco airport, we found Vega on OpenTable and booked dinner not really knowing what to expect. Their homemade pasta was outstanding! We'll be back.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceHad a great time celebrating a friend's birthday at Vega. The waiter was very knowledgeable and recommended a good wine to go with out meals. We shared a pizza for appetizer. I had the fish of the day, halibut, and it was delicious. We were next to the window so it was nice watching the various Bernal Heights residents stroll by.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding foodIt was a great place to dine and inexpensive. I would def go back5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food at very reasonableDelicious food at very reasonable prices. They have done a good job providing sound insulation so it could have been much noisier since it is a fairly small room crowded with tables. The staff were all helpful and courteous.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian FoodVega was my first dining experience upon my return from Umbria last year. It felt like I was still there. The Wild Boar Pasta and the Crab Pasta - delish! The Mussels are to die for and the ice cream sandwiches finished off the meal perfectly. It's so authentic that they even brought out some crazy delicious digestif on the house and THAT'S Italian!!! The wine list is incredible and affordable, too! We'll return as often as possible.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA pleasant first visit. Will returnSaw this reviewed on Check Please on KQED. It was as good as they said, even better. Great soup, salads, gnocchi, pizza and halibut fish. Suggest reservation ,it gets busy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Sexy SpotVega has not failed me once!! I have been here many times in the past and the food and service is amazing!! This place is always busy and fun!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food but both peopleLoved the food but both people in our party found it very rich. Smaller portions would have suited us better. We will return knowing better what to order.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood excellent. Server excellent.Food excellent. Server excellent. Kitchen slow (40 min between appetizer & entree - too long).4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure to dineAlways a pleasure to dine here and to chat with Vega, Mandy, Leo, Rooberto and Carolina.
Food great, as usual.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant Surprise!Vega was a pleasant surprise. Our waiter was very friendly who gave us great recommendations. I loved the "green" minestrone soup which made me feel very healthy when I ate it all! The homemade bread was crunchy on the outside and very moist and chewy inside. I hate dry bread. We ordered the salad which was a tiny bit overdressed, but flavorful. The Broccoli Rabe sausage pizza was very good. Took it home and gave it to my daughter who enjoyed it very much. Next time we will try the homemade gnocchi and the papparadelle. Just need to bring more people next time. Thanks to Bay Area Check Please, otherwise I would never have known about this little gem!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is rare that I write suchIt is rare that I write such glowing reviews, but Vega and her husband deserves high praise for the fresh, rustic Italian fare that comes out of their kitchen. We did have reservations, and the restaurant was packed, but we were offered a tasting of the wines by the glass to make up for the fact we had to wait an extra half hour to be seated past our reservation time -- and the wait was WORTH it. Other restauranteurs take note: keep your guests happy while they wait! The gnocchi transported us to Italy, and the pappardelle made your mouth water just looking at it. The grilled calamari appetizer was a healthy portion, but the beans could've been cooked a little more. Overall, an outstanding evening for these two foodies!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMItaly Meets BernalI spent time in Italy in October & was longing for great Italian food when I got back. Vega is it. The best pastas, pizza & wine!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food and service.Superb food and service. This was our 2nd visit. Every bit as memorable as our first time here.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food! Wonderful BernalLove the food! Wonderful Bernal Heights gem - always excellent food, great vibe and good service.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM1/2 price of full bottle of1/2 price of full bottle of wine on Wednesdays!!
What a great deal!
They even have California wines.
Lots of Italian place have only Italian wines. which I don't get it.
I'd love to support local winery.(and taste much better.)
Servers are always nice, but food is really salty.
I wish they put less salt for all the dishes.
But I still like this place for Wednesdays!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I lived inMy husband and I lived in Italy for years which ruined us for pizza and italian dining in most other places. But Vega is great! Giuseppe is from Rome and imports some of his key ingredients from Italy (the soil is different and produces different flavors in things like flour and olive oil). The pizza here would be considered very good even in Italy. The feeling in the restaurant is also really good. It's intimate and cozy, somehow managing to be romantic AND family friendly at the same time.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findMy wife and I were looking for dinner near a friend's house and booked Vega on a whim. The meal was amazing, the service excellent and the ambiance was very nice. The Gnocchi was the best I've ever had (truffle) and the pizza was to die for as well. The best meal I've had in a long time and we'll definitely be back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a 5 P.M reservationWe had a 5 P.M reservation and evrything was perfect for my wife and I,
but I noticed that the kitchen was geting overwhelmed an hour later. The
restaurant was booked solid and I would have been complaining bitterly
judging by what I was seeing at the adjoining tables. I watched a party
of five receive two entres and the other three did not appear fot 15
minutes.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA great friendly neighborhoodA great friendly neighborhood restaurant with great food and wonderful ambiance.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat arugula salad, greatGreat arugula salad, great orchiette, pappardelle noodle great, sauce great but would have preferred meat shredded, not chunked. Wines were great zin and other wine...3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI went with friends and itI went with friends and it was the first time for all of us. It was delicious. The short ribs melt in your mouth they are so tender. The pizza was great too. Very small space so not good for groups, but the food was wonderful.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our local favorites!We LOVE Vega! this is our new "go-to" restaurant in a non-touristy area in our native city.
Currently iving in the North Peninsula, it is a quick drive and easy to park within a few blocks.
the food is delicious, service has always been attentive. It is small and crowded so make a reservation!
Their pizzas have a very tasty thin crust...their house salad with citrus is fantastic. And their $5.00/glass chardonnay was just perfect.
We have dined at Vega 1/2 dozen times and never have been disappointed.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy kids love the gnocchi andMy kids love the gnocchi and the pizza is perfect every time. It has been a consistently delicious experience on each of our several dining visits.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVega...a neighborhood gemDelicious varieties if gnocchi, rich flourless chocolate cake, and affordable prices. Win win3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant continuallyThis restaurant continually serves excellent food and has excellent service.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM