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Acquolina

3.9
60 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (2)
Acquolina owner Dario Nicotra hails from Livorno, a city on Tuscany's western coast and serves the food of his native Florentine region. Acquolina, which means "mouthwatering" in Italian, is reminiscent of his old days of hanging out at the beach in Tuscany and frequenting a local family restaurant. Acquolina offers casual brunch and lunch options, with omelets, breakfast pizza, pastries, and espresso in the morning and pasta, focaccia, and pizza made in an imported, stone oven in the afternoon. Dinner is more sophisticated, with meats and seafood plus pizza and pasta. Chef Meri Serpillo prepares all of the pasta daily and freshly for each dish. A selection of wines and beers from Italy (and California) complement all the dishes and the fresh fruit cocktails are the perfect aperitif before your meal. Acquolina offers outdoor seating directly in front of Washington Square Park for a classic San Francisco outdoor dining experience and some of the best people-watching in the city.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 781-0331
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sergio Polidori
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Catering
Caviar, Postmates
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Union St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Tue - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 12:15PM

What 60 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.8
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3.9
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3.8
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Christine (Orange County)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Our family enjoyed every bite. We highly recommend to order extra food to take home for the next day. Delicious!!

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vipelle (Seattle)
2.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Something about the place does not set the right mood for Italian dining. Must be the lighting and the table setting. It has more of a cafe feel. Food was just alright. The waiter tried so hard to be nice.

We were not surprised the place was empty.

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vipneener (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Very very very authentic food and good wine list
In famous North Beach and nice small casual lace

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waiter was very obviously interested in other parties

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

very authentic and delicious! service and prices could be improved.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been to Acquolina before and had a very good dining experience. This time, there were issues with the food. Our eggplant appetizer, Tuscan soup and the Special Christmas Cake were delicious. However, the lettuce in the salad was wilted and there was hardly any salad dressing on it - we had to ask for more. The ravioli was way undercooked and a bit crunchy.My daughters could not east it. We all like pasta al dente - but this was too tough and not cooked nearly enough. And the Lasagna special as not lasagna as we know it. It was a very small dish with a large noodle, bolognese sauce and a think layer of cheese melted on it. More like a small appetizer with no layers. The quantity of cheese made it hard to eat.

The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

Oh my goodness the pizza's were incredible. Thin crust, good crunch, fresh arugula and prosciutto, and delicious. We decided to go for Thanksgiving, because this mama is not cooking nor cleaning. So glad we decided to go. The ambiance was lovely with all of the twinkling lights and the view of Washington Square Park. It almost felt like one of those darling cafe's in Paris. I would absolutely go back.

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LaurieM (Wilmington)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

we we're going to a show and we're having difficulty finding a reservation. We stumbled upon Acquolina and were so glad that we did. Fantastic salad and delicious pizza. The crust is to die for. The staff was friendly and very conscientious. I'm so glad we stopped. We enjoyed the whole dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on November 5, 2017

Bad food, nothing Italian there

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on October 29, 2017

Had meatball and antipasto apps which were really good. Most of us had pizza while the wife had the lamb special. Pizzas were ideal for 2 people and excellent. The lamb chops were perfectly prepared. Staff were friendly even though we were the last table to leave.

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