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Capannina

4.5
4.5
1886 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Everything about Capannina is soft and subtle. The decor - celadon green upper walls, ambra marble below, handmade glass lamps, hanging mirror panels and faux columns that glow from the lights behind them - is simple yet striking. The marble, the lamps, and many of the ingredients used in the excellent dishes are all imported from Italy and the subtle softness of the interior extends to the food: eclectic Italian with an emphasis on Southern Italian tradition while still maintaining well-orchestrated choices from all over Italy. With pasta made in-house and delightfully fresh buffalo mozzarella coming from Italy, Capannina offers the essence of subtlety in the artistic presentation of its menu, along with an atmosphere that conveys the slightest California touch. PLEASE NOTE: We also offer a prix fixe menu daily, consisting of a three-course dinner for $35 per person from 5pm to 6pm.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9.30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10.00pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 409-8001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Our full menu is available for catered events.

  • Private party facilities

    For larger parties or private events, please call the restaurant for details.

  • Private party contact

    Michele Di Ruocco: (415) 409-8001

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Cross street

    Laguna & Octavia

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MUNI #41 & 45

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,886 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. e

    ella222

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Incredible service. We love this place.
  2. l

    louiseknows

    San Francisco

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has been in existence for many years and unfortunately we just discovered it. A real find for those of us who appreciate a non trendy restaurant, but one who prides on tasty food, pleasant atmosphere and some of the best service around. It truly is a 'locals' place and although this was only our second time there, I foresee us going back many times over.
  3. k

    kenp

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Terrible service. I travel a lot and have dined all over the world. This establishment was a great disappointment. Not just inept, but arrogantly so.
  4. E

    Enrico

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was authentic and very tasty. Waiter very friendly and attentive. Dishes are a bit on the expensive side but worth it.
  5. CW

    CarolW

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner I have ever had in San Francisco
  6. CR

    CRose

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Service! The food was amazing and they were very knowledgeable of their food in regards to my gluten sensitivity.
  7. l

    louiseknows

    San Francisco

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the quaint atmosphere, service was excellent, and food was tasty. Some items seem a bit overpriced, but others are what they should be( all in all, I would like to return soon because we all truly enjoyed our food and service.
  8. L

    Local

    San Francisco

    280 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    280 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Highly recommend. Very nice food with a more contemporary presentation. Reasonably priced. Excellent service.
  9. S

    Seattlefoodie

    San Francisco

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal-food flavor and execution was excellent, nice busy vibe to the restaurant.
  10. l

    lucalouis

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    everything else great but too loud.......food was superb
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great find, truly authentic.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Capannina and the food is always amazing, delicious and makes you want more. Mikali and his team work hard to make the experience special every time we are there.
  13. KA

    KAALPO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Service is good without being invasive. Food is wonderful with a little twist on common dishes. If you’re going to go to an event, let them know when you order. They allow you to eat leisurely so we unexpectedly ran out of time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I loved the gnocchi! The service was great. We’ll be going back next time we’re in town.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food is mediocre.
  16. GP

    GabrielleP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect and great value
  17. D

    Dece

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Consistent
  18. VB

    VikkiB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. Food was delicious. It was a perfect way to spend my birthday.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot in the neighborhood. Always warm service and exceptional food. Ciao!
  20. j

    jchsf

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and friendly service and really enjoyed the food. Best ceasaet salad around!
  21. BH

    BoHo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, very nice staff. We had New Year’s Eve dinner there and it was just great!
  22. N

    Nonfoodie

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tables are close, so little privacy. Restaurant was empty, yet they chose to seat another party right next to us. Would have preferred that they spread patrons out. Food was good.
  23. E

    Edbru

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always good food (fabulous pesto risotto with scallops and prawns). Small restaurant which can feel quite crowded at times but service is spot on and value is good for a popular SF locale.
  24. SF

    SFAE

    San Francisco

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Right here in my own neighborhood.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we got there we were treated to a true dining experience: An attentive/friendly wait staff that was not overbearing, an atmosphere that was quaint and inviting and meals that were true culinary delights. The seared tuna with seafood risotto is definitely tops. This restaurant will definitely be on our return to list when we travel to San Francisco!
  26. ML

    MarkL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Campannina is the perfect “local”. Great food, comfortable environment, and very friendly, professional service. Prices are very reasonable and the sophisticated wine list is quite fairly priced. Just go!
  27. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Capannina! Warm atmosphere, wonderful staff and delicious food.
  28. MR

    MRB26

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is the 2nd time we have dined at Capannina. Very good food and service.
  29. JO

    JOeyO

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the beat dining experiences ever. The ambiance and food had me transported back to Italy!
  30. J

    Jill

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! Excellent food and exceptional service. We enjoy that the restaurant is quaint.
  31. EH

    EvansH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needed an early reservation before going to the nutcracker , but also wanted to enjoy a romantic date night. Winter truffle menu was awesome! Beef Carpaccio with Umbrian black $30 Carbonara with white truffles from Alba $60 She had the 5-6pm 3 course pre fixe for $35 1. Caesar salad with crab 2. Zucchini crusted salmon 3.choice of dessert (tiramisu) I had the two truffle items (Carbonara was split as a mid for us to share) and veal scallopine(sp?) entree. Food was outstanding and service was attentive, quick, but not rushed Truly a gem and can’t wait to return
  32. J

    Jpowell

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prix fixe menu is the best bargain in town!
  33. SD

    SeasonedDiner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat, like a little trip to Italy. Sergio and Michele make their guests feel welcome and special. The food is always wonderful, full of flavor and authentic. This month they have a special truffle menu in honor of winter truffles.
  34. GF

    GFOOD

    San Francisco

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been been about 15 years since I last visited Capannina. It was great back then, and it’s still great today. That the restaurant is still thriving is evidence of its high quality, terrific food and value. We started with the grilled octopus, which we loved. And it was a good sized appetizer. Then we had the mozzarella salad, which was excellent. The cheese was tasty and fresh. We also orders the gluten free pasta with tomato meat sauce. They brought it out on two plates, and we loved it. You wouldn’t even know that the pasta was gluten free! My entreee was the lamb chops which were cooked perfectly. The large plate had four delicious lamb chops and some potatoes and vegetable. It was a perfect size portion,a Don really delicious. We also got the petrale sole dish, which was the whole fish, so it was quite a nice portio of fish to eat. It came with a side plate of asparagus, that was cooked perfectly. Finally we had the pear tart with the side of vanilla gelato., which was terrific. What a meal. And the server, was Italian and made all his guests feel like family. He made you feel like an old friend. He would chat with you, tell you about the dishes, about himself, cooking, and Italy. He would throw in some Italian words just to be fun. He was super friendly, knowledgeable of the food, and definitely seemed to love his job. What a great server for this restaurant! Yes, Capannina is a great restaurant, great food, cozy atmosphere, romantic, and fun. And the prices were reasonable. My only suggestion would be to add more Italian red wines by the glass, like maybe a Chianti. We definitely want to go back!
  35. SF

    SFAE

    San Francisco

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had forgotten how much I love this place. Everything about it is excellent! They had taken my favorite dish off the menu, and when I mentioned it they said, no problem. And there it was. Such lovely people serving consistently excellent food.
  36. TM

    TerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had never been here before but took a chance for our anniversary. Could not have been my pleased. It’s a bit noisy but everything else is absolutely perfect.
  37. W

    Wisco

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive service, delightful evening.
  38. SB

    SteveBal

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic. This place never disappoints. The food is always the best.
  39. M

    Marineater

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and will not be my last. Everything was superb!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the most fabulous experience.

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Capannina is rated 4.5 stars by 1886 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Laguna & Octavia

  • Neighborhood

    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9.30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10.00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MUNI #41 & 45

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 409-8001

  • Catering

    Our full menu is available for catered events.

  • Private party facilities

    For larger parties or private events, please call the restaurant for details.

  • Private party contact

    Michele Di Ruocco: (415) 409-8001

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