At Acquolina, we endeavor to create a vibrant and lively atmosphere where our patrons can revel in the experience of an authentic and “regional” Italian meal. The Tuscan-infused menu is meant to pair with an assortment of wines, with samplings from Italy and California. In the spirit of the Tuscan Trattoria, everything is meant to be authentic – the pasta boiler and the pizza oven came direct from Italy, brought here to guarantee a perfect plate of “al dente” pasta and a perfect slice of thin crust pizza.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
by Angelo e Franco served with sliced oranges, roasted red beets & cherry tomatoes
With toasted bread, chopped tomatoes, garlic, & extra virgin olive oil
Great outdoor daytime spot for brunch, I will definitely go back again!
Lively street scene without tumult, so great people watching along with fabulous Caesar salad, scallops, and pizza giorno e sera for two. Ottimo!
Food was good - stick to the pizza -
Pasta alright - appetizers pricey but flavor good. Service was really weak. Entrees served before appetizers, yet one entree was never served until after repeatedly requesting it. Waters never came yet requested many times. Negroni were not made to recipe - more like a aperol spritz - its north beach!! They should know how to make the national drink!!
Great location and they did have heaters for outdoor dining.
Great service, great people working, and the food is amazing! Couldn't ask for much more. Beautiful venue as well.
Valentine’s Day. Very great service and food!
Service was amazing!! Food&wine,perfect.
Heads up , Dress according to weather
Had to wait 45 min for a table after our reservation time.
The staff was nice and friendly. The food was good in general and I give a 4 star because nothing is perfect.
Waited 15 mins after my reservation time for a table. Our main dishes arrived 45 minutes after our appetizers. The manager snatched the pen out of my hand when I was about to sign my tab and gave it to a table of two that order a pizza 🤯.
I've been here dozens of times. The food was the worsted of all my visits and so was the service. My pasta was over cooked to the point it was disolving in my mouth without chewing. I'm not sure if I will ever return.
The food was very overpriced for the quality. We got the beet ravioli which came with 4 pieces of ravioli. Additionally, the pizza was very mediocre. We got a pizza with mozzarella, arugula and prosciutto on top and it essentially tasted like cheese bread. There were no spices, garlic or sauces on top. We also got the cauliflower appetizer that was very bland. And lastly our drinks (espresso martini and spritz compari) where way too sweet and sugary.
While the location is fun and had lots of people, there were 3 homeless people that lingered around the restaurant and were being a disturbance to some diners. It provided a bit of entertainment but was also unpleasant for our dining experience.
Food was amazing. Some of the plates were small but it’s good for sharing. The service was not the best and the tables were not spaced apart far enough but the food was so good!!
Great pizza. Nice and warm with heat lamps. Noisy group of 9 millennials at the next table but they were just enjoying themselves. Service was slow but I'll give them a pass as it was the last night for a month for dining out before the quarantine requirement of stay-at-home.
Wonderful pizza and pasta dishes. Great views of the park - with comfortable outdoor seating and service was attentive despite being super busy on a Saturday night.
The waiter came to our table literally only twice for the whole night. He literally took so long to get the check from us that I had to physically get up and bring him the check. The food took over an hour. It was a really nice ambience but the service was terrible
Horrible service, I made a reservation at 7 and was seated at 8. And then the waiter took forever to take our order and it took so long to get the check we were there basically until closing. We wanted to order dessert but it took so long it was not worth it
Food was good. Waiter could have been more attentive.
Great ambiance. Mediocre food. Really mediocre.
Excellent as usual! It was our 5th visit in 2 months. It has become one our fave spots.
I was hoping for a quiet dinner at an outstanding Italian restaurant. What we got was great food, but an outdoor bar with ear splitting techno music, complete with 15 or 20 persons drinking and talking/shouting at shrill levels. It was so confusing the waiter lost our dinner order for a while.
yikes is all i can say
We have been to Acquolina 3x now, and each visit was excellent, from service to ambience to the great food and drink selection. We highly recommend Acquolina for any day and any occasion or no occasion. It’s in a great neighborhood and right across Washington Square Park, where we go to after our meal to walk it off and to continue to enjoy the outdoors.
North beach was lively and the service was ok. Food overrated and over priced, maybe they were off due to covid
We very much enjoyed the beef carpachio. The lobster raviolis tasted fishy and the steak was ok. The service was great and friendly. The ambiance was nice. Maybe we'll come back and try something else.
The Ravioli and Tiramisu were amazing. We finished lunch with espresso shots. Loved the outdoor dining DJ. Overall a great time for the 4 of us
Classic North Beach experience..all the way around.
Amazing to say the least
Super fun. Really nice staff.
Great during covid
Perfect location in the heart of Little Italy. Food and service were fabulous. We dined outdoors due to Covid and the restaurant had plenty of patio heaters to accommodate us.
Okay it was a nice ambiance
Disappointing food quality. We were served cold pizza.
Enjoyed another great authentic Italian meal in North Beach SF
During COVID-19 it’s nice to have a great food, outdoor seating and very friendly service. The entrees were delicious and so are their pizzas. I would recommend for friends, families and couples. Enjoy!
The food was delicious, I celebrated my 28th birthday there with my friends. The staff was extremely nice and we got free shots in the end ☺️
The service was great, food was good and they've made a nice outdoor set up on the sidewalk. Only wish they had liquor license.
We were limited to outdoor dining due to Covid, but they made it feel as lovely as if it was their normal setup. The waiter was attentive and the food was actually really exceptional. They had outdoor heaters which were a plus on a San Francisco night. It’s in a bustling area of North Beach- lively and a lovely energy. Very much enjoyed it. Thank you for being open during this difficult time!
Great food and nice location for outdoor dining.
We had a very fun evening. With the pandemic we were outside so very hard to judge ambiance and noise level. Waiters and food were great.
We arrived earlier than planned on a Sunday, offered any table we wanted which was nice. Plenty of outdoor seating, so you can choose a quiet table on the park side or a bit of a livelier seating area on the busier street side. Wine list was good, all price points. Menu had enough choice to meet everyone’s taste, although the choice shrinks dramatically if you don’t want pasta or a pizza. A very good spot to relax and grab a nice lunch.
Outdoor dining was great and the service was good. Reasonable prices.
Acquolina does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Acquolina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 781-0331.
Acquolina is rated 4.4 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.
Acquolina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/981THFRYXMKZB/order.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.