Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel

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$31 to $50
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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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vipMMMc
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 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.

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Bethanngood
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 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.

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vipdngmt
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cozy European ambiance.

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BelvelyD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous, charming, lovely place! Amazing food and ambiance! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 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.

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emeryD
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful Italian meal. Great ambiance and service.

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vipLincolntwosome
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 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.

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vipMcIeats
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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tfe1
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipToWi
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on September 30, 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.

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vipDesM1
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 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.

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vipMarisa
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent Food! Authentic and Fresh! Nice portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Appetizers were good and tasty, cozy little restaurant but took the lasagna and it must have been pre made because center was cold but outside warm. Did no say anything because portion was big and was full when got to the center of piece. Partner took fettuccini, asked if pasta were homemade, basically just replied with “no, it’s from a box” we asked it politely as we expect italian places we go to make their own pasta. Overall, good.

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vipSixContinentsDown
Salt Lake City
61 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being transported to Italy!
We had a great dinner celebrating our niece's 21st birthday. Not wanting to limit ourselves to just one dish, we ordered four for four people, family style. Everything was fabulous. This is a small restaurant with perhaps a half dozen tables. The owner, without being at all in the way, bent over backwards to ensure we had a great meal. The evening could not have been better, thanks to this excellent meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Small neighborhood place. But the food was terrific. Had just returned from an Italy and this restaurant compared to the old country.

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vipspencerarm
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming restaurant with delicious food. Very accommodating. We had the cáptese salad and the grilled romaine salad both were delicious. We then ordered the rigatoni in an arabista sauce. They happily substituted the fettuccini which was made fresh that day. Great flavors! Very reasonable, charming ambience!

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vipkfloydh
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There was an unruly customer and the staff handled it very well. Thank you.

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viphahdines
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem with outstanding pasta and salads.
Unfortunately they were out of veal and mussels as I would like to have tried both.
We definitely will return .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small setting but very cozy with amazing food. Would absolutely reccommend

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vipRSmith
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm almost afraid to tout this place and have it overrun, but this this place is a gem! It was the perfect ambiance for our group of 6 as we could converse without the need to shout. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, although mine came out on only on the warm side (vs. being hot) which keeps me from giving 5 stars across the board.

I surely will keep this place in mind for future dinners in the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. The food is incredible every time

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mexikostadt
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian-made food in a very cozy setting. I had the Italian sausage rigatoni, it was the perfect blend of sauce and meat. The chef who made the food recommended the Chianti, it paired perfect with the food. For dessert I had the Tiramisu, it was fluffy and flavorful. Next time I'm in downtown San Fran I am definitely stopping by. I'd recommend making a reservation, through this app, as seating is very limited (9 tables in all, that can sit 4-6).

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vipTedmantle
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite liked the fresh pasta with any treatment available!

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George
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very small, intimate restaurant (~10 tables), we visited on Valentine's Day. The food was quite good, tho the noise level was quite high due to a table of 4 boisterous tourists (not the restaurant's fault).

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the greatest deals in San Francisco for the price.

The place is located in Nobb Hill - a great and quaint area with the real vibe of classy San Francisco.

The place is warm, quaint and cozy - not flashy modern but very comfy.

The food is excellent. Everything was good - the pasta with blue cheese sauce, the lemon chicken etc. Even the wine was great and an outstanding value.

Honestly, I don't know how they do this.

Very low key, humble wait staff, and just plain nice. If want something romantic and like you were in a small town in the Italian hills, this is the place for you.

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LakshmiR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It definitely is a hidden gem
Wonderful food ....almost like home cooked
Light and tasty pastas.
Loved the appetizers.
We are vegetarians but hostess and chef made some changes to menu and we had a wonderful meal.
Tiramisu was awesome.
Small place but definitely will return

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AudreyP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little restaurant with good food, friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended if you re in the area !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Excellent food, intimate setting and not noisy so you can actually hear the conversation with your friends without yelling. I will definitely go back

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AdamD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice laid back Italian restaurant with nice service

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Khoi
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Rigatoni alla Calabrese was good with the pasta al dente. The secondi should be expanded. The epresso could be better though, a little weak. A cozy quiet place, romantic for a date. Good neighborhood. I recommend this place.

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vipMichelleM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent food. Charming, quiet, perfect ambience. Really just a wonderful experience.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and cozy Italian restaurant with Great food and Ambiance.

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MartinK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner in this charming neighborhood gem. Female server was friendly and made us feel welcome.

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vipTaid
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When we were seated , we weren’t told that only two items on the menu were available that Sunday night. Ordinarily we would have left, but we didn’t want to look for another place so late. Service was sporadic and choices were limited.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The server was a bit unpleasant throughout the evening. Perhaps a bad day?

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Mary
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

After a full day walking around San Francisco, this little Italian Bistro attached to our hotel was a gem. The menu was not huge but the choices were varied and delicious. We did not have wine and the dessert choice was a little restricted, but overall very nice.

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emeryD
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, intimate neighborhood Italian restaurant. Ray and his staff went above and beyond to give us a terrific evening.

FAQs

Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 447-8554.

Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.