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About Capannina

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 $30 per person from 5pm to 6pm.

1809 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Laguna & Octavia

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 409-8001

Website:
http://www.capanninasf.com/

Catering:
Our full menu is available for catered events.

Public Transit:
MUNI #41 & 45

Private Party Facilities:
For larger parties or private events, please call the restaurant for details.

Private Party Contact:
Michele Di Ruocco: (415) 409-8001

Additional:
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a Prix Fixe menu everyday from 5:00-6:00 PM, a three course dinner for $25.00 per person. Right now we are serving Black & White Truffle menu specials.

Capannina Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Authentic (28)
Good for a Date (21)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Small and intimate bistro. Lobster Bisque was delicious with a hint of sweetness provided by the addition of corn (but this was not a corn chowder, definitely lobster). I had the Branzino (grilled Sea Bass) which was succulent, moist and flavorful with roasted garlic and fried parsley, lemon, and EVOO. Wife has the special which was crab stuffed ravioli. Excellent. Little noisy, but that is because of the small venue. Reservations a must as they only have about 12 tables inside, and four outdoor tables (with heaters). Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the friendly, authentic feel of the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The portions were perfect and the food was delicious. The service was attentive and they had a great recommendation for a wine that worked equally well with all our entrees. It was an easy walk up from Fort Mason and we'll definitely visit again when we're in the area!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went here for a special date. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day was very festive here

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine's day was good. A bit crowded so it's probably better on other days. Food was fabulous.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Go for the Prix Fixe Menu (only from 5pm-6pm)- otherwise a little pricier than other neighborhood spots. GREAT for Dog Owners as the staff has doggie treats and water bowls at the ready, but only a few heated outside tables for dining if you bring your dog.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We enjoyed the meal, wine options, and setting other than the noise. We were 6 people, and one entree came out 12 minutes after the other five. I had the feeling that we were being rushed because we were a 6:30 res and finished 3 courses, 2 bottles of wine and a post prandial port by 7:55. Given the disincentives, we'll go back again because we enjoyed ourselves.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Every dish we had, from the appetizers to dessert was very good. We had carpaccio and scallops with squid ink risotto for appetizers, both of which were excellent. I had the Branzino al forno (sea bass) which was absolutely outstanding. My dinner companions also enjoyed their main dishes (gnocchi, seafood linguine and some pasta with wild boar sauce, IIRC). Overall, excellent food, good service in a very nice little place. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Great ambience and service. Food is always delicious and healthy. Generous portions. Love the profiteroles! Wine friendly! We love this restaurant!
Michael and Judi

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, courteous, great prix fixe menu. Perfect for pre theatre dining (Magic Theatre).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great on every measure. We were six adults celebrating a birthday. Every plate was OMG, friendly prompt service. Noise level wuite loud - lots if happy people in vibrant conversations

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Attentive service, delicious food- and spot on wine recommendations—- a fine, memorable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This is a well-attended neighborhood restaurant. On a Monday night, non-holiday, it was packed. They are all about authentic, Neapolitan-area Italian specialties, with their menu truly an Italian gem (antipasti, primi, secundi, and dolce courses). Prices, however, were the San Franciscan norm - ouch. We took BART and MUNI to the restaurant so parking was a non issue (but it looked like it would be a problem). We chose this restaurant due to the reviews it received on KQED's Check Please (available online) and found that it met our expectations for a fine Italian dining experience. Come with your wallet full of money and expect a genuine Italian meal. BTW, between 5-6 PM, they do have a fixed price dinner which looked like good value for money.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great. Service is very friendly. Good quality
ingredient. Delicious desserts quite a selection.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We always like coming to Capannina--it is close by, the food is excellent and it feels like "home". The only complaint I have from our most recent visit was the service was a bit slow and our waiter was too busy to completely pay attention. Not a bad problem for a restaurant on a Sunday evening but it needs to be watched and fixed if necessary.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always amazing !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our group of five tasted through the menu, the star was the filet of sole. Other dishes were about half-a-beat off; veal slightly tough, lamb chops a bit overdone. Disappointed with linguine and clams, very neutral taste, poor extraction of clam flavor. Pasta perfectly done, however. Not good for families, it is expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We stumbled on Capannina by chance as we were staying at a nearby hotel and were first-time visitors to the city so knew nothing. We were pleasantly surprised: our 3 main courses (inc 2 vegetarian) were outstanding. Our teenager claimed she had the best ravioli she’s ever eaten! And these were followed up by 3 desserts that were the same calibre. Excellent Italian fare, a good wine list inc. wines by the glass, plus attentive, friendly service. We live in Melbourne, Australia which has some great Italian restaurants so we know what can be done. Capaninna is a gem. We returned a week later with a US friend and she was equally impressed. Thank you and well done to all who make it happen at Capaninna!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The service is personal and caring and professional.
The food delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service, fabulous food. It’s the real deal Italian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

their "most popular pasta" boar pappardelle was overcooked, almost bland in flavor, lacking in boar. for a well-rated italian place's most popular pasta, it was quite a disappointment.

beef carpaccio was good, value is pretty good for your dollar, portions healthy

very nice ambiance, but a bit loud

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a lovely dinner here. The staff remembered the note I made on OpenTable that it was my boyfriend's birthday, and surprised him with a tiramisu @ the end of the meal. Staff was attentive throughout the meal, and checked on us multiple times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Capannina for dinner on New Year’s Eve, partly because it had great ratings, and partly because it was one of the few places that still had a table for 4 available after 6:00 pm. We ended up with one of the last reservations of the night, but we were not disappointed. Every dish we tried was prepared perfectly. I can still taste the black truffle risotto two days later. I can not wait to go back next time I am in San Francisco. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great. Service was very rushed. Brought food out way too fast. Kept stopping by and rushing us. Felt like they were trying to move us through dinner and turn the table over as quickly as possible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Michele is the best!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The deliciously cooked food was accompanied by very good but not intrusive service. The kitchen knows how to prepare the dishes to perfection. The seared tuna was buttery, and seasoned and seared just right, cooked to perfection and the Chilean sea bass was cooked just right, not over cooked. The Caesar with crab was light and airy, and the mussels were tender and not chewy. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service.
The Scaloppini and Gnocchi were perfect. Nice wine selection both domestic and Italian choices and reasonably priced, we had a red from the Veneto region which was lovely and about $45. Service was warm and efficient. We'll return again soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas Evening meal. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. The ambiance was quite and festive. Highly recommend a visit or two. Capannina is truly lovely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent food and service. We had coppino and it was outstanding

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very friendly. Good service. Willing to please.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious food (especially the pesto!), attentive service and a cozy ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

10th anniversary dinner for my wife and me. It was wonderful--great food, great service, great ambiance. The staff made us feel special from start to finish.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Truly incredible! Our first time at Capannina. Four of us celebrating our friends recent nuptials. The owner was charming/beyond hospitable. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing!! A great experience all around. Thank you for making a very special occasion even more memorable!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The atmosphere was very romantic and the wine was good. However, they could not remember our reservation (even though we had called to confirm). The food was over priced for the quality. It was not as flavorful as it should have been. The staff were all very kind, but we were left unimpressed by the food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

One of our favorites in the City. Consistently good food and service. Sergio, our waiter, has been with them for a long time and he always gives good service. I can recommend filet of sole, ciopinno, chicken, pasta, caesar salad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

All in 4.5 Very good menu options, very well prepared Italian w/nice creative touches.Friendly efficient service. Like the atmos .

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I gave 5 stars for service because our waiter Sergio deserved it - he was the best, knowledgeable and attentive. But another waiter, not ours, was intentionally extremely rude to me personally. I truly hope he has been fired for his surly impudence, which I did report to the management. The room is lovely and on a better night could certainly be called romantic. Unfortunately the night we were there with out-of-town guests, the noise level was far beyond acceptable. One large party was extremely loud, forcing everyone else in the room to raise their voices just to be heard in conversation. My wife swears she will never go there again, even though we live only a few blocks away.

The food and wine were both excellent, and very reasonably priced. Seared scallops over squid ink risotto was excellent, as was the veal scallopini.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time at Campannia and it was lovely. Waiter was delightful and made a great wine recommendation. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My favorite Italian restaurant!! Everything about it is true Italian!!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fabulous food, world class service, Gorgeous restaurant. We just keep going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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