Great place for dinner. WifeGreat place for dinner. Wife ordered the sea bass which wasn't boned. We mentioned it to the staff and without having to ask, they took care of it that's how it should be5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMvery romanticNice ambient, great wine, location was close to our hotel.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMdenjoy yourself....three of us dined, had a wonderful evening sharing all dishes/courses. loved the food, service was great. Am already planning next dinner there when friends from washington arrive....enjoy....4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome little gem in NobAwesome little gem in Nob Hill. Food was great (I had the filet), service was even better. Very nice staff; the chef was coming around to the tables greeting everyone. I love that kind of stuff. The views from the restaurant are beautiful, especially at night.
Price can get up there, especially if you order all three courses (insalate, primi, secondi) and wine, but its worth it for a nice night out. My only complaint, if any, was that it wasn't quite as intimate as I thought it would be. The place was packed and they seat you a litte too close to the next table. Then again it was Friday night so the crowd is to be expected. Definitely nothing to keep me from going back however.
Great experience overall! I'll be going back!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI dine here because I knowI dine here because I know what to expect and they deliver it reliably with nice personal service. The food is well prepared and nicely presented. The pizza oven adds a nice ambiance on a cool evening.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVenticello in Nob HillWe have lived in the apartment complex above Venticello for over 6 months and had yet to make it in for dinner. We finally made a reservation and popped in on a Friday night at 7:45. We were seated immediately given a few minutes to look over the wine list, and brought our drinks promptly. A negroni and a glass of Pinot Noir. They were great... We had the carpaccio appetizer which was excellent. We had a few salads which were fantastic, and then our main course. I had the veal cutlets with capers, and my wife the lamp shanks with squash , sweet potato, and risotto... Both were great. the lamb was fall over the bone tender... Like shred this with a spoon and make lamb tacos tender.... all in all I give it a 9 out of 10 :)4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, very friendlyExcellent food, very friendly and appropriate service - the perfect balance between checking in and not interrupting your meal and conversation. It is a bit cramped, but the overall atmosphere is still romantic. I would definitely recommend Venticello and I will be back.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dine here when in SF.We dine here when in SF. Great food and ambience! Friendly atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable meal for last night in SFLovely meal in quiet setting. Corner table on lower level. Great salads and pastas. Gnocchi was incredible. Scallops were perfect.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have enjoyedMy wife and I have enjoyed two special occasion dinners here and loved it. if I could I'd live in the neighborhood so I could dine more often.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good traditional ItalianVery good traditional Italian restaurant on Nob Hill. Prices were reasonable, service great, food very good. Can't go wrong eating here.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA neighborhood gem, Italian delightFrom our window table, we had a view of the bay bridge, the cable cars and the gorgeous surrounding neighborhood. Every moment was spectacular, from the valet to the cappuccino. The ambiance is spectacular - intimate, quiet enough for conversation, but not frumpy. The server was informed, helpful, honest in his opinions. The food was delicious beyond belief. We split the carbonara as an appetizer and it was rich and flavorful, the noodles obviously home made. The entree selection was outstanding - something for everyone. My water glass was never empty, but I never felt over pampered. It really was the perfect evening. My guests were incredibly pleased with the selection - it was wonderful to get out of downtown!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe only get to San FranciscoWe only get to San Francisco once a year, but we always make it point to have dinner at Venticello's. We went twice this time; it's that good. A very cozy, romantic place with outstanding food.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT!Great service, great food! My wife and I had an excellent, romantic experience at Venticello. The tiramisu to conclude our meal was incredibly delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs wonderful as anticipatedI have wanted to go to Venticello for numbers of years and finally made it last Sunday evening. It was superlative. The beauty of the room took my breath away--the balance between authentic looking Italian walls, furniture, and menu balanced with the siting of Nob Hill views coming in and going out, the fresh ingredients, the wonderful flavors--I was really happy finally to come to Venticello. It deserves a new review (by the Chronicle). We definitely plan to come back more than once.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM$25 wine corkage fee charged$25 wine corkage fee charged although we purchased a bottle of wine. Best tables for less noise are on entry level.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM