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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 serve a prefix menu, consisting of a three-course dinner for $25 per person every day from 5pm to 6pm. Thereafter, we serve a regular menu. Black and white truffles imported from Itali & a seasonal menu.

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, Takeout, 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

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for a Date (19)
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Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Casual (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Very friendly. Good service. Willing to please.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 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 3, 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 28, 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 26, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2017

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

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 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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·Dined on November 23, 2017

A most wonderful experience and amazing flavors in the foods. Attentive and friendly service from all the staff. Have been here several times and will keep coming back!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful all around! Such nice and friendly service and the food was amazing. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

No question the food was excellent and we were given the table we asked for. However, the service was (with one exception) indifferent and inefficient. We'd planned on a glass of wine before the meal but the wine didn't appear until after the first course was served. Dishes appeared at odd times. Repeated requests for butter were not met until after the bread was removed. No excuse because the place was not full. A shame because we used to like Capannina and live just up the street, but we would not recommend it to friends judging from this past experience and probably won't go again ourselves. But perhaps they were just having a bad night; it happens.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the better Italian restaurants outside of Italy we have been to

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very disappointing. The tuna tasted old. The penne with prawns was very below average. Our server acted like he did not want to be there. And the wine was over priced for what it was.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The dishes were very good, well prepared and seasoned nicely. The service however, was very hurried to the point of giving the impression that the desire to turn the table was more important than anything else. Together with a very high noise level that made a conversation quite difficult. Our overall impression was decidedly negative....too many other nice restaurants in the area.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a fabulous meal with family visiting us. The food was perfect and very special and the service was friendly. We will go back soon!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My friend and I went here because we thought the ambiance looked cute when we walked by on Union street. While the service was great and the ambiance was generally good, the food didn't hit the mark. We both had pasta dishes, which you'd expect an Italian place to do very well, but one was too spicy and the linguini with clams was just so-so. The folks next to us recommended the veal scallopini which is probably the way to go! I also got sick to my stomach after I finished eating

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, service, all around superb experience. Fully satisfied. Will be back for sure and recommend you to others. Everyone on your team cares about your clientele and the results are splendid.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sergio was attentive and informative. Great personality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This is our families go to spot. We have gone here for years because we can count on a wonderful meal, lovely staff and great ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Reminded me of dining in Italy, where the sauces are not American-thick and the touches are subtle.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

3.5 out of 5 stars. Good food, and good staff, but they wouldn't accommodate my client's request to hold on the menu, in case they wanted to order something else. It wasn't a big deal, but it was odd.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Order a dozen of oysters but they turned bad. The octopus is very good and tender but all other food are mediocre at best.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We went here for our anniversary. We couldn’t have been more happy with our service and dinner. The squid ink risotto was to die for. Both of us loved our meals and had a great experience. Food clearly came out as soon as it hade finished cooking because it was piping hot and wonderful. Definitely recommend this quaint little restaurant.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent dinner with friends. Food is outstanding. The only issue if sitting by the front door, it could get cold. Will enjoy again and again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We always love going to Capannina with friends - food is yummy - atmosphere is warm and cozy - Michelli and staff AWESOME!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful meal and fantastic service. You feel like you're in Italy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Old school Italian. Good Service, solid food very traditional menu. Good wine list.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The service was just right and very friendly. We were there early (5:45) and took advantage of the prix fix special. The crab salad came with lots of fresh crab and light on the dressing which I loved. The main dishes were generous and very good. We were not rushed and we could have a conversation without having to shout. The ambiance is lovely and I will go back often.
This is the best value we have found in the area and a lovely place to come to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Capannina ever disappoints! Everything from beginning to end is orchestrated with an authentic Italian flare. Michele is such a gracious host! From beginning to end, the carpaccio through to the cannnoli, we were delighted once again. Si mangia benissimo da Michele!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food is simply great.and reasonably priced. That's all you need to know.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always perfect

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Come here often and always leave wanting to come back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good food, not too loud, nice ambiance, good service--a solid 4 star experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Tend to walk by the restaurant, but the food is arguably the best in the city right now. Excellent. Will be going back

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is such a find! If you are looking for an impeccably prepared menu and dishes that embody creativity and quality, you've come to the right place. You feel right at home in an intimate and cozy setting and the service is very friendly without being fawning. By the way, the panna cotta, OMG, it's otherworldly. So are any of the homemade pasta dishes. If you haven't been here yet, check it out. It's an excellent dining experience at a very reasonable price for SF.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Capininna is that quintessential neighborhood Italian restaurant that you can count on for very good, authentic Italian food, served in a homey environment, by people who care about their customers. It's the place we take friends from both in and out of town.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Normally great but very bad service this time. Not sure what happened

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