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
The whole menu looked amazing. We shared the heirloom capresse as an appetizer and had the lasagna and the linguine with clams as entrees. Everything was delicious. Great wine list as well. Unfortunately the service was bad. Our waiter didn’t acknowledge us until maybe 10 minutes of us being seated. When he finally approached u our table he expected the whole order. We’re wanted to enjoy our dinner. He never came to check on us. We had to return the lasagna because it wasn’t very hot (they corrected this and was delicious).
Excellent "real italian" pastas. Boar ragu and vognole stood out. Deserts were excellent as well.
Great outdoor setup for dining. Plexiglass to break the wind and keep in the heat from the heat lamps. Delicious varieties of GF options as well as vegetarian options for those who need the accommodations. We enjoyed the meatballs (GF), focaccia, chocolate pasta with boar meat, red sauce and olives and the lamb chops with potatoes (GF). Absolutely wonderful. They also have an excellent selection of wines and spirits
Water smelled like mildew, pizza tasted like sbarro. I would not be going back here.
Love it here! Ordered the Caesar salad which is a generous portion, prosciutto pizza, lamp chops (special entree for the evening). Everything was delicious! Oh and don’t sleep on the espresso martini!
We went for my friends birthday, the service was fast and the food was amazing. Reasonably priced and they gave us free dessert for her birthday! Great ambiance in the middle of north beach.
March 2021 came to celebrate my birthdays indoor for the first time. My experience was great, every one was nice. Food was delicious. Our waiter and bartender ending up giving my group of 4 two free shots and they were delicious! Overall would give them 10/10.
Great location overlooking Washington Square Park. Can be loud with cars and people going by, but great people watching and good food.
The BEST service!! Acquolina has the nicest staff and best outdoor options for seating even in the pouring rain. Go here for your next birthday dinner, date night or dinner with friends the staff will treat you so well!
Excellent service, warm and charismatic team, pizza might have been better then Tony’s ;)
They've set up a great outdoor dining area and are managing it well.
The waiter that served us was amazing!
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
Acquolina does offer delivery in partnership with 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 247 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.