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Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
10:30 PM
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Capannina

4.7
1659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

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

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 409-8001
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
For larger parties or private events, please call the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Michele Di Ruocco: (415) 409-8001
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Catering
Our full menu is available for catered events.
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Cross street
Laguna & Octavia
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Public transit
MUNI #41 & 45
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1659 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is delicious. They take good care of you.
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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We stopped by for dinner after walking up Lombard Street, and it was a great cap to our evening. Delicious food, great ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The food was excellent, the service was great! It was my birthday and they sang Happy Birthday and comped Limoncello liqueur to us. I love this restaurant and highly recommend it! They have been here for years and are just as delicious and wonderful as the 1st time I came many years ago.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This was our second visit over the last 3 years and the quality of food and service hasn’t wavered one bit. Excellent both times and Casper our waiter was superb in making us feel like I have known him forever. The owner Michele Di Ruocco is equally gracious and I will not miss this restaurant on any trip to San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I was looking for something near my office that would be great for a casual date night last minute. We were able to secure a table for two with no problem, and enjoyed a truly delicious meal! I highly recommend the pesto sauce that comes with your pre-meal bread! Absolutely addicting! I ordered the penne with fabulous results, and my partner loved the stone-pressed chicken and kale. While we didn't stay for desert, we each enjoyed an espresso, which was absolutely lovely with a rich chocolate/hazelnut flavor. 10/10 would definitely recommend again and again!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful food and wonderful waiters

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent pasta.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We felt it was too noisy and table for four too small. The first time we ate at C it was quiet and lovely during the week. We also felt rushed. Told our waiter we wanted to sit and not to bring coffee or dessert right away.
Grazie mille,
Devincenzi’s

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious. The service is great. The staff are helpful and make you feel special. The wine list is good. The brick roasted chicken is a must and a special Italian dish which is not available in most Italian restaurants. The pastas and seafood dishes are superb. The white tablecloths and napkins make it feel upscale but it has a very warm, friendly, intimate vibe. We always enjoy our time there.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

High quality classic Italian food at reasonable prices. The prix fixe 3 course dinner is a particular bargain.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was good til we got to the end , after we finished the check we decide we wanted to get an after dinner drink and the waiter was not interested and rushed us out , other than that everything was decent .

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Capannina is flat-out a terrific traditional, neighborhood Italian restaurant. We regularly take out-of-town guests because we can count on the service, food and wines in a perfect Union Street location.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It is always nice to go to Campanile.
The service is friendly and professional

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent Italian cuisine. Good wine list. Not too noisy. Very accommodating. We hadn't dined on Union Street in 25 years but now we are hankering to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Favorite Italian restaurant - neighborhood gem!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Went to Capannina for a dinner with friends after a matinee performance. The food was quite good, the service friendly and efficient and all the people in our party were very pleased with the experience.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great little Italian restaurant just up from Cow Hollow and the Marina District. Our waiter Sergio has an infectious smile and spirit that really lifted up our experience. The wine list is OK, just that they store their wines too warm. We had a recommended wine that was over the hill and again sered way too warm. Bring your own bottle, and order the Pastas or Cioppino, it will make your day complete!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This place was amazing! I would highly recommend for visitors and locals alike. The service was impeccable and food was as authentic as when I lived in Naples, Italy. Eat here and you will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food was awesome and our server was great. He really seemed to enjoy his job and had a smile every time he came to the table. The interaction was great and really helped make it a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very nice feel to the place, excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was our second visit to Capannina in 2 weeks and it was as good the second time as it was the first.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We, all three of us, enjoyed every part of the experience. Food and value was great. we will return with our family.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Amazing food, Amazing service!! The Cesar salad with crab was the best Cesar salad I’ve ever had! I had the salmon which was delicious and the tiramisu was the cherry on top that made this a very memorable experience! Moscato wine also amazing!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful Italian restaurant, truly a neighborhood gem!!! Michele, the owner, assures every patron is treated like family. The food and service was exceptional, as always! I love to bring friends and enjoy so many different dishes---all perfectly prepared and served in a cozy and warm neighborhood environment. It is my 'go to' place--always a delight for everyone with a variety of different food palettes!!! Always a pleasure!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I always have a pleasurable experience at Capannina! Fantastic food and service. Grazie!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

My mom, aunt and I had a great dinner. The food was delicious and our server, Sergio was very attentive. We had a nice table and ordered some wine. We really had a enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Service was friendly and polite. Just enough attention. We had the prix fixe which included a first, second and dessert. We were able to select from the regular dessert menu which is different compared to other restaurants that have a set dessert.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Are waiter Sergio was very fun and professional at the same time. My brick chicken was exceptional. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice restaurant but I found sitting to be tight. As recommended in other posts - we tried the squid ink risotto - which was as good as described. My biggest disappointment was my sea bass. I have had this fish in the past at other restaurants and have always found it to be a very buttery fish. Not here. Super dry - but my bigger disappointment was in the way the server responded. He just gave me a sad face - but offered to replace the dish - but at that point it just wouldn't have been feasible to get something different. We were charged the full price of the meal and I didn't even eat my fish. My husband got the veal and it was pretty good.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines Day was very festive here

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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