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About Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel

Featuring Fresh Seafood, Pizza & our signature Risotto dishes. All in a romantic Tuscan setting.
Our wines are expressly selected for the best of Italy, Spain, France and California"s Napa Valley and served with a perfect pairing of cheese and fruit plates.

835 Hyde Street
Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Daily: 5:00 - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Between Bush - Sutter Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(415) 447-8554

Website:
http://www.colombinibistro.com/

Parking Details:
Public lot located next block on Sutter St.
and street parking.

Public Transit:
walking distance from SF - Opera & Masonic Concert Hall , in California st.

Executive Chef:
Ray Askarnia

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Colombini can accommodate all of your special event needs.
Family style dining and freshly made Pasta available .

Private Party Contact:
Ray.A: (415) 447-8554

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.2

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4.3

value

4.2

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

One of the best kept secrets in San Francisco! The food is outstanding.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A hidden gem . This food is absolutely incredible

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 (México)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I think we caught them on an off night. There was only one server, so service was slow. We had multiple bugs end up in our water and wine. The salad and appetizer we ordered were pretty good, but the lasagna came out cold in the middle. We sent it back and they chose to make a new order for us rather than heating it up, which was nice, but the second attempt was still cold in the middle. We didn't try it a third time. The edges that were hot were very good though. So I can see the potential here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really good food, but slow service made me late for show at the Masonic

Tags: Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Small and intimate. A bit loud last night because of a big party that took up most of restaurant. They were having fun, however, which made it fun.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very small, food only fair, salmon on the online menu was unavailable, no dessert was offered, and toward the end the waiter seemed to want us out to make room for more people.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nice small place that felt like eating at someone house. However we had a large ground the service was very slow even though we were the only ones in the place. But all in all I would recommend the restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very small restaurant. Quaint, but tight seating. Great food. Have whatever pasta is homemade. Pesto and pine nuts was fantastic!

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

This personifies the term "neighborhood gem!" I always think I am in Europe every time we are here. Great food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We were in town for a conference and stayed at a nearby AirBNB. Since we did not feel like walking around forever, we first chose Colombini for its proximity and rating. We were not disappointed. We ended up eating dinner three times during the week. The food is authentic, simply good. Best authentic lasagna Bolognese (other than mom's). The salads are simple and fresh, pasta impeccable and a great charred romaine appetizer. Service is not rushed, don't expect instant service, but it is not slow either, this is a small operation with a small kitchen but they do deliver. The last of the three visits we had a table of eight and they still made sure to serve the small tables ahead of us as much as possible instead of blocking them forever with our large order. On the first visit, we ordered three bottles of the same Nero d'Avola and I had noticed the second one was very slightly corked, but since it had already been poured, we drank on. Never told anyone about it. The next visit, we tried to order the same wine, but we were informed they had removed it as they hit other bottles that were corked. It says a lot about making sure quality is there instead of places were they dump their bad stuff hoping you won't know better or hesitate to complain. This restaurant is going on my permanent list! Only thing is I would have liked a couple more options with upper end wines, for special occasions or splurging.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We thought the food was very good and will be coming back. Service was fine, prices were fair, and the setting was intimate. It's a small place and a little cramped, but it is in our neighborhood and the menu had plenty of interesting items beyond what we sampled in our first visit. So, we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service was very slow. Food was good/very good. Charged $2 for table bread that we assumed was free, since he brought it out without asking.
Had the prawn and shrimp scampi, delicious, cooked perfectly.
Cabernet tasted like Franzia.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

It's my second time at Colombini. Disappointed this time as the dish I was looking forward to was not available. Fortunately the dishes we ordered were good. Ambiance is the best. The lady who served us even accommodated our request for Brazilian music. Great place for a girls night out. I will go back there again.

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Kleines Restaurant, sehr gutes Essen.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was great but the wine list was very limited and low end--we were disappointed by this.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing Italian 💗 In the heart of San Fran. Their homemade pasta was delicious

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Very charming restaurant. Recommend the homemade fettuccini. I had it with the pomodoro sauce - was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great neighborhood Italian meal before walking to the SF Orpheum theatre. Reminded me of being in Italy. Felt like a family-run place. Caprese salad was excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went here for Mother's Day dinner on a whim and were so pleased. It is a small, charming space with authentic Italian food. The service, food and experience were great. It has a little bit of a "hole in the wall" feel, but all 7 of us walked away singing their praises.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Great Italian food. We split the grilled heart of romain salad & had penne alla calabres (sausage, spinach, mushroom, red wine, pomodoro) & pork tenderloin scallopini. Both portions were plentiful. Our server was very nice and attentive. Located in The Nob Hill hotel. Small but quaint restaurant. We walked there because parking is not easy in this area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2017

We had dinner here on a Wednesday night around 7:00. Service was perfect, not rushed. Food and wine choices were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Although the food was fair, the reason I am giving this restaurant a poor review is due to customer service. My partner and I went to Colombini using a Groupon voucher. Upon paying for our meal, the owner was having difficulty scanning the barcode from my phone. He then tried to manually key it in, but it errorred out. Instead of copying my voucher number and attempting to redeem it later, he insisted that I needed to take this up with Groupon. He charged me full-price, which I paid. I later called Groupon, who took care of the issue. However, the owner could have easily done that as well. I consider it poor service for the owner to absolve himself the responsibility of following up with Groupon and have the customer do all the work.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2017

We felt like we were in someone's home. Small, cozy and not rushed.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

The waiter/manager was so pleasant and so nice. The ambiance is very chill. Great for a quiet date and conversation. We loved it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My favorite Italian hideaway in the city. Located adjacent to the Nob Hill Hotel, this cozy retreat offers authentic Italian dishes, great wine selection, and a long-time waitress who provides excellence service. Call ahead or book a reservation online to ensure there's room - this place is tiny!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Good traditional italian cuisine, the owner is direct and doesn't spend much time on polite talk, but we like his frank way of being.
They were out of pizza the time we went there but all pastas we had were really good. Antipasti too. Wine too.
The atmosphere is calm and kind of charming.

Good food, for a reasonable price. It's not the fanciest stylish restaurant but we were very happy with our evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Such a nice neighborhood "find" like you would find in Italy. Small, quaint, good food, good prices.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was great. Very traditional Italian style of service and pace, so if you're in a hurry, this is not your place. Quaint and great for visiting without pressure to hurry up and turn the table - we really appreciated that.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

foods not bad, horrible wine list, poor service. I understand it's better for lunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Place was smaller then expected regardless, the setting was wonderful. Food was fantastic along with the pricing. Great place for a small get together or a date. You'll occasionally overhear other conversations around you but not enough to have to talk over one another. Overall experience was just fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Authentic and Excellent!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Cozy little dining room. The food was good and the prices were comparable to other restaurants in downtown SF.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Sehr gutes Essen!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Colombini Bistro was charming, very cozy and comfortable, a perfect intimate spot for a pre-theatre dinner and catching-up in a warm, private setting with great ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Next to a hotel so you get some tourists. Restaurant waiter/possible owner made us feel a bit uncomfortable (whenever he approached us he would turn to ask my White friend if we needed anything, not the both of us; he almost always asked me to repeat things). pretty awkward dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Had the smoked salmon with mushrooms and creamy garlic sauce. It was fantastic. Could not have asked for a better meal. Place is small but the waitress was wonderful.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2016

Only one elderly waiter for entire restaurant. Service was poor and wait for food was long.
Entree had too much oil added

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Remarkable food and service. So happy we found this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Cozy and intimate place. Everything we had was delicious. The menu had some really nicely priced wines to choose from. Delicious bread is $2.00. We'll be back when we're in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2016

The food here is outstanding as is the small dining ambiance. This is real Italian cuisine that you love with hints of creativity that is not in your mom's kitchen and yet you don't have to be a XGenner to try and figure out if the creation is Italian or not like so many of the new trendy "Italian" places. This is a place to take your time and enjoy who you are with.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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