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Allegro Romano - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
316 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Located in the gorgeous Russian Hill, Allegro Romano is the quintessential small neighborhood restaurant. You will feel as if you have walked into a local eatery in Rome, where our owner and chef Lorenzo grew up. Our classic Roman cuisine will delight your palette and Lorenzo will provide an experience not to be forgotten! Visit our website at www.allegroromano.com

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Menu

Starters

  • Black Angus (Kobe Style) Beef Carpaccio Steso alla Romana$15.00

    Thinly sliced Angus Beef w/shaved aged Parmesan Cheese, wild Arugula & Citrus Truffle oil

    • Farmers market Asparagus alla Parmigiana$14.00

      Farmers Fresh Asparagus with aged Pecorino & Parmesan herbed Butter fuso

      • Roasted Beets & Di Stefano Buffalo Mozzarella "Caprese Style"$12.00

        Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella with roasted Organic Beets in Truffle Genovese Basil-Pesto VIN

        • San Daniele Prosciutto & fresh Burrata & organic Honey & Olio$17.00

          • Chef Lorenzo's Polpette Arrabbiata Meatballs$14.00

            Beef & Pork Meatballs in a spicy organic Tomato Sugo over herbed Polenta & Ricotta Salata

            • Duck Foie Gras-Port & Truffle Mousse$12.00

              Orange Fig Salsa and Grissini

              • Sea Scallops Black Ink Risotto aged Balsamic Bell Pepper Bisque$16.00

                • Wild Organic Arugula Salad$11.00

                  In Meyer Citrus Vin & Parmesan Chips

                  • Organic Spring Mixed Salad$8.00

                    With aged balsamic & olive oil crudo Vin

                    Primi / Pasta / Risotto

                    All Pastas are Homemade

                    • Mezze maniche alla Amatriciana (Willie Brown's Favorite)$19.00

                      Italian Bacon in a fresh roasted organic San Marzano Tomatoes Sugo & Pecorino Romano

                      • Fettuccine with Wild Boar Bolognese & Porcini Brodo, Goat Feta$20.00

                        • Homemade Main Lobster Ravioli with Tomato Vodka Pink Sauce$22.00

                          • Tortelloni filled with White Truffle Burrata - Taleggio Cheese$22.00

                            in a fresh Truffle Genovese Basil & Arugula Pesto

                            • Gnocchi with Foie Gras & Black Truffles old Madeira & Ricotta Salata$22.00

                              • Rigatoni Arbëria$20.00

                                Rigatoni with slow Braised OXTAIL, fine herbs & Light Porcini Béchamel Crema

                                • Sea Urchin Pasta ala Carbonara "Style"$25.00

                                  Santa Barbara Sea Urchin, Italian Bacon & Quail Egg and Ricotta

                                  • Risotto with Main Lobster, Crab Meat in roasted tomato-Prosecco$24.00

                                    I Secondi / Meat / Fish

                                    • Petto di Pollo al "Allegro Romano"$22.00

                                      Sautéed Chicken Breast over sautéed Spinach, & mashed potatoes in Orange-Marsala Sauce

                                      • Saltimbocca alla Romana$24.00

                                        Scaloppini with Prosciutto, Sage in Prosecco & Pinot Grigio & fine herbs

                                        • Dover Sole al Limone & Capers Sauce over black Olive Risotto$24.00

                                          • Mediterranean Filet Branzino Seabass in Lemon-Olive Oil Crudo$28.00

                                            • Black Angus Filet Mignon al Peppe Verde e Gorgonzola Dolce$29.00

                                              Black Angus Filet Mignon with Cognac-Gorgonzola-White Peppercorn Sauce

                                              • Australian Shank Ossobuco over Polenta, Tomato-Veal Jus$26.00

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                                                What 316 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                4.3
                                                4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.3Food
                                                • 4.1Service
                                                • 4.1Ambience
                                                • 4.0Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                1. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Chicago

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                  overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                  Food is decent, service is awful.

                                                2. J

                                                  Jeannie

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Exquisite food, great service, romantic atmosphere.

                                                3. RD

                                                  RichardD

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  30 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  30 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had an outstanding dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the service and ambience.

                                                4. SK

                                                  SherwinK

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Best Italian Restaurant in town! Lorenzo is a great owner and host serving up traditional Roman dishes with a wide selection of wines. Highly recommend!

                                                5. SK

                                                  SherwinK

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Best Italian in the city!

                                                6. T

                                                  Torg

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  23 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  23 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great little neighborhood restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was very tasty! Can't wait to head back to this little gem for another excellent meal!

                                                7. RO

                                                  RobertO

                                                  Denver

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The good was outstanding. Very light. Dessert was very good. Lorenzo was great. Very affable and extremely interesting. Restaurant is small and intimate. A neighborhood gem.

                                                8. T

                                                  Thevatatdcranchcountrycl

                                                  Charleston

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent experience. Our party of four enjoyed every minute of our dinner. Very personal service and good food.

                                                9. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Chicago

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Such an amazing local find! Always happy to return to Allegro where the food never disappoints and the experience is 10/10!

                                                10. CC

                                                  CurtC

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always amazing!

                                                11. BA

                                                  BradA

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Limited menu, but everything is delicious. I had the filet. Better quality than a steakhouse. Small, nice intimate atmosphere. Excellent wines, too.

                                                12. j

                                                  julessv

                                                  Boise

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on October 9, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wonderful food. All meals arrived at the same time hot, fresh and tasty. The owner is really personable and talks with everyone. Absolutely delicious

                                                13. F

                                                  Foodess

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  84 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  84 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                  While the fish (Petrale Sole) was good, it was served with about 2 Tablespoons of under seasoned spinach.. nothing else. The plate lacked even the smallest amount of creativity. The host was absorbed and enthralled with 2 young ladies who were drinking wine with him. It took forever to get our main course, as they were unconcerned about our dining satisfaction.

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Anniversary

                                                15. O

                                                  Oliver

                                                  Hawaii

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  I go to San Francisco with a girlfriend for one week every year. We always go to this restaurant and tell the waiter, "Just have the chef make us something yummy". Usually it's 5 small courses with wine parings. Never had anything that we both didn't love and rave about. We go early (6PM) and usually there is only one other table of guests. By the time we leave, with our complementary rose, the place is pretty full. The staff are so kind and accommodating. Highly recommend this place for an excellent Italian dinner.

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Phoenix

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Excellent in every way!

                                                17. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lorenzo made the evening very special as we were celebrating my parents anniversary and my brothers birthday. Delicious food!

                                                18. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Phoenix

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 28, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Super meal

                                                19. MC

                                                  MichaelC

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Birthday celebration.

                                                20. EG

                                                  EdGen

                                                  Cleveland

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We were embraced by Lorenzo, the owner, from the moment we walked in! So warm and inviting, it was our first time there and we are from across the country, but that didn’t stop Lorenzo from making this an unforgettable dining experience! Molto Bene!

                                                21. t

                                                  timf

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 3, 2019

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                  We arrived at the restaurant 10 minutes early, door locked and no signs of life inside. There were other diners milling around, they had earlier reservations than us. No signs or other info posted; we knocked on door with no response. We waited 20 minutes with no activity, and when a local walked by and said this happens frequently at this restaurant, we decided to Uber to another restaurant. We will definitely not be returning to Allegro Romano.

                                                22. YN

                                                  YNBF

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 2, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Just amazing food and service. We cannot wait to go back.

                                                23. MB

                                                  MusicalBill

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 31, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  Excellent meal - pasta and fish both delicious, fera’s has and appropriately seasoned an excellent neighborhood restaurant

                                                24. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Sacramento

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 21, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Just the best place!!! Love the food! Love the ambiance! Love the people! Just love everything about Allegro Romano!

                                                25. SD

                                                  StevieD

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 18, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  Nice - I would go back. V generous on the wine pours - (great start!) portion sizes were good, the lobster ravioli tasted great, but could have been a little more 'al dente' - The wild boar bolognese was great, and the pasta WAS al dente! - The deserts were a little weak; the tiramisu was the best out of them. The service was refreshing and it didn't feel rushed at all which i really liked!

                                                26. j

                                                  james

                                                  Hawaii

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 29, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Best truffle dishes we have ever had outside of italy

                                                27. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 23, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great tasting food and friendly services

                                                28. BB

                                                  BrianB

                                                  Vancouver

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  My second time here in 9 years, and the only restaurant I vowed to go back to when returning to San Francisco. Just as good as we remember from 9 years ago. Lorenzo treated us like family and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. For quiet, true Italian dining experiences, you won't be disappointed.

                                                29. C

                                                  Charles

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                  overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                  Had a delicious dinner of exceptional wine and food that was sadly ruined by a very uncomfortable situation with the host / waiter / owner of the restaurant. Towards the end of our meal after we paid, the host/waiter (whom I learned on their website following the meal is one of the owners) engaged our table in a discussion. What started as a friendly conversation and debate became an abrasive & aggressive argument from the owner towards my guests & I, which was completely instigated by the owner over a difference of opinion around sports. There was table slapping, cursing, and as felt by my guests and I this man was going out of his way to pick a verbal fight with us. It got to the point that things were so uncomfortable that we just got up and left the restaurant. It is a shame that such an incident occurred because prior to the conversation we would have recommended this restaurant (as it was my idea to go there for dinner after several enjoyable experiences over the years), yet after this incident I wouldn't subject anyone I know to risk such an uncomfortable situation. There is no reason why guests at a restaurant should be made to feel that uncomfortable for no reason.

                                                30. WW

                                                  WilliamW

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 9, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Neighborhood favorite. After dinner, walk across the street for a great San Francisco view.

                                                31. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 9, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  An absolutely fantastic restaurant! Maybe the single best dish of pasta I’ve ever had. My wife an I loved it. Truly a hidden gem.

                                                32. JB

                                                  JohnB

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on June 1, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lorenzo is simply the embodiment of Rome. He is energetic and fun, an expert and a craftsman. I suggest that you allow him to simply take you through the tastes of Italy by delivering perfection to your table. In other words … don't order … let him pick the menu and the wine!

                                                33. GR

                                                  GreatRestaurantOnMission

                                                  Baltimore

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 23, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Some of the best halibut I have ever had! Great atmosphere and food!

                                                34. l

                                                  localvore

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 18, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Very enjoyable meal. Attentive service, tasty dinner. My only complaint is that the Cabernet Sauvignon listed on the menu was a 2009, and the bottle that was presented and opened was a 2015, for the same price. Always kind of irks me when you feel a bit hoodwinked. What are you to do, turn the bottle down?

                                                35. BH

                                                  BrianH

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Perfect hideaway off Nob Hill. Cozy and classy. Owner is the waiter and makes sure all is taken care of. He was a little under dressed for a place that has a over $20 a plate...but he was very nice. Great date place of place for close convo while eating.

                                                36. DP

                                                  DenisP

                                                  Palm Springs

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 11, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  First ate here when recommended by colleague from New York who said it was best Italian restaurant in San Francisco. My wife and I recently enjoyed fantastic meal with risotto and truffle appetizer as the highlight. Will definitely return during next trip to San Francisco.

                                                37. PT

                                                  PamelaT

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  17 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  17 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 28, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Allegro Romano is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Intimate, authentic, colorful, local, consistent, comforting. It's always my first choice.

                                                38. JF

                                                  JayF

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  2.0

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                  Beets in the salad were hard, the lamb dish was surprisingly bland (overcooked?), service was just ok even though the place was half empty, the music was too loud and emanated from a poor quality boombox. The place has gotten high ratings but I didn't have the same experience. Won't go back.

                                                39. D

                                                  Deva

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  55 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  55 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 7, 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We all enjoyed our meal. We will be back!

                                                40. RG

                                                  RosemaryG

                                                  Chicago

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 6, 2019

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  The food was excellent. Service was good.

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                                                Allegro Romano - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 316 OpenTable diners

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                                                This restaurant is permanently closed.

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