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Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel

4.2
4.2
247 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 447-8554

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ray Askarni

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Nob Hill

  • Cross street

    Between Bush - Sutter Street

  • Parking details

    Public lot located next block on Sutter St.<br />and street parking.

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

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

What 247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. S

    Stephen

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A true neighborhood gem. Everything was made fresh as we ordered and it was apparent that the owner/chef puts his love into every dish. Highly recommend making your way to Colombini for your pasta fix.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this little restaurant! Very intimate setting, and attentive owners. It was giving me a little Italy vibes for sure. The red gravy is outstanding, and their Caesar salad is one of the best I have had. I will definitely return to this hidden gem.
  3. KW

    KathyW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to see this gem re-open after pandemic closure! The food is so comfortingly good . The setting is cozy and allows conversation. We always return when in town .
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Lovely atmosphere. Reservations required. Go!
  5. t

    tonyk

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed it. Good food and value
  6. CL

    ChrisL

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, friendly service and the food was amazing. Will definitely return.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with amazing food! It is small and the owner acts as the waiter and chef. We were the only ones there up until before we left another party came in. I highly recommend it as it is very authentic.
  8. N

    Nqk123

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta dishes we had was so tasty and would definitely go back.
  9. W

    Wyndham

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colombini was great, the food was amazing and service was perfect.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and took us back to our visit to Rome! The staff was fantastic and we will be heading back as soon as possible.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food and wine were absolutely amazing! The man that took our order was also the one that went and cooked our food. This was super cool, except when another big table came in and it took half an hour after we were finished eating before we finally went up to the counter and asked for our check. We were very impressed with our meals and the bread that was served with our meal
  12. w

    wjparker

    St. Louis

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Chose because of open table. Visitors to San Francisco. Restaurant was quite small with only a few tables. The owner seemed to welcome you, take your order, cook the cook and so on. He seemed to be limited in what he had this evening. The choices are limited and for my wife being gluten-free she had to settle for soup and salad. I had a delicious pork tenderloin on pasta with an interesting Marsala sauce. Excellent!
  13. SL

    StephanieL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raymond the owner was so friendly and the food was delicious - he was featuring fresh home-made linguini for certain pasta dishes! Yum! It's an intimate setting and so lovely. One of my favorite places in the neighborhood!
  14. FP

    FredP

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a fantastic small Italian restaurant! Some of the best and most fresh tasting Italian food that I have had. Highly recommend!
  15. D

    David

    Caribbean

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice little restaurant with personal attention from the owners. High quality food. The hotel is going through some renovations so not too busy but the quality remains amazing.
  16. AC

    AndyC

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Made a point to dine here based on the name (same as mine), and food was great. Limited menu selection, but chef made each dish according to our tastes. Great low key dinner spot.
  17. MB

    MrsBkins

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very small and quaint place. We were the only patrons at the restaurant for the entire time. The restaurant businesses have taken a bad hit with the pandemic, less foot traffic and there are less people coming into the offices in San Francisco. We were cheerfully greeted upon our arrival. Water and warm bread were brought and served with an olive oil/balsamic dip as we studied the menu. The salads Grilled Chard heart of Romaine and the Caesar were a good size and freshly made. I had asked for anchovies and the kindly included them on top of the Romaine with 3 croutons. For the main course we shared a hearty and flavorful Cioppino (for 2) served over pasta with thick strips of calamari steak, prawns, bay scallops, clam, mussels, chunks of white fish and some very tiny skinny crab legs which seemed mainly for presentation. There was no crab meat to find inside it nor anyway to get into it. Slices of grilled bread also came with the entree and we only wished there was more of the sauce to dip the bread into.
  18. KB

    KristinaB

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint and romantic with tte best authentic Italian lasagna I’ve ever had.
  19. h

    hwrhsl

    Tucson

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Tiny spot, very personal cooking and very good. Nice little discovery for us.
  20. BG

    BrianG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, great value, very romantic spot. I’ll go again!
  21. JB

    JackieB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Ok, so the food was very authentic and delicious. The place itself was...well..."odd" is the only word I can think of. The ambience and decor is a strange mix of super-casual pizzeria (particularly the cheap-looking tables and chairs) and funky, family-owned bistro one might find in Italy. When we arrived for our 7:30 Saturday night reservation, there was only one other couple there. Yet when a woman walked in shortly after us and asked if they could seat a party of 4 (mind you, the place had at least 6 empty tables, all set), she was actually turned away because she didn't have a reservation. (I guess the gentleman who runs the place, who was also our waiter and is probably the owner - an older Italian man - really doesn't have much interest in making money. Because once the other couple left, it was just my boyfriend and I in the place until we left around 9.) And there were only 3 people on staff; the older gentleman, a woman who I'm guessing was his wife, and one other other person we could see usually working in the kitchen. Yet despite the place being virtually empty, getting the attention of anyone was extremely difficult. The couple, and occasionally the kitchen worker, would stand being the counter talking, and almost never look our way. The menu was very short, and 2 of the items on it that we tried to order were actually "not available". (Nor was the bottle of sparkling wine I tried to order because it was my birthday.) Yet the pasta I ended up ordering was freshly made in-house and was delicious. As was the warm, homemade bread. And the prosecco I ended up with (the only other sparkling wine on the menu, and usually not my favorite because it tends to run sweet) was actually not half-bad. Bottom line: Go for authentic, delicious homemade pasta, but be prepared to leave your expectations of a fancy Nob Hill bistro with excellent service at the door.
  22. TA

    TaylorA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed and I ended up having to go elsewhere to eat. Neither OpenTable and Apple Maps showed that they were closed. It would have been really nice to know that it was closed beforehand.
  23. CP

    CarlP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation, got there, and they had obviously been closed all day.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot we found by chance. Ray was fantastic and the food is excellent. We tried many items. All were different and full of flavor. Thank you!
  25. PM

    PaulMh

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great find Lovely bistro style restaurant with a great menu of Italian dishes especially under these difficult times. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel welcome Would return when next staying in San Francisco
  26. MM

    MMMc

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely small place with wonderful food and a welcoming atmosphere. It was quiet enough for us to enjoy our conversation and we were very grateful for that.
  27. B

    Bethanngood

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable. Owner suggested a wine substitution (out of Chianti we wanted )that we didn’t enjoy and he didn’t charge us! Food was great. atmosphere very much like being in Italy, cozy, and small. Will return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, quaint and nice low lighting. The crab bisque is to die for!!! Portions are plentiful and the owner who waited our table was funny and delightful.
  29. d

    dngmt

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great cozy European ambiance.
  30. BD

    BelvelyD

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Our waiter explained the wine and picked out an nice Chianti for the meal. The place is cute and quaint. Felt like being in Italy. And great value.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fabulous, charming, lovely place! Amazing food and ambiance! :)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were great. But menu is limited and no bar service. Wine and beer only, which was rather disappointing for those of us who like a cocktail before dinner. All in all, nice evening.
  33. SL

    StaceyL

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food is really good at Colombini . . . I enjoyed an amazing house made papardelli there. The problem lies in the service: for a small space with a limited number of guests, it is difficult to get the servers attention. We are not a demanding couple, but the server’s casual attitude and hands off approach left us stressed. I want to go back for the food but wish the service would improve.
  34. D

    emeryD

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful Italian meal. Great ambiance and service.
  35. L

    Lincolntwosome

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was just ok. In a city with hundreds of excellent italian restaurants there really is no reason to go to one that is just ok, although the staff was friendly, the service attentive, and the atmosphere intimate.
  36. MI

    McIeats

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, great vibe but nothing fancy. Excellent value for money. Fabulous for a special occasion .
  37. t

    tfe1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cozy and intimate, this small bistro invited us to relax completely, and delightful dishes emerged from the kitchen, one by one.
  38. TW

    ToWi

    Kansas City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very small place. Very annoyingly noisy. Service was not very friendly. Food was acceptable but nothing special. Probably a good restaurant for those staying at its hotel and in the neighborhood.
  39. DM

    DesM1

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very cozy Bistro in the city. Excellent food, great ambiance, clean, awesome service. Need I say more? Perfect for small groups and private dining.
  40. A

    Anonymous

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were transported back to Italy in this adorable little eatery. Very authentic food and extremely reasonable prices. So glad we found this gem!

FAQs

Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 447-8554.

Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel

835 Hyde Street, Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Bush - Sutter Street

  • Neighborhood

    Nob Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public lot located next block on Sutter St.<br />and street parking.

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Ray Askarni

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (415) 447-8554

  • 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

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