Credo

4.6
1600 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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At Credo, we believe that good food and good company go hand in hand. We believe in the time-honored tradition of the dinner table debate and the swirling mix of ideas that makes this country great. We believe simple things can be brilliant, like authentic, responsibly-sourced ingredients, attention to detail and gracious hospitality.

Credo's menu reflects a deep appreciation of Italian culinary traditions combined with Northern California sensibilities. Distilling robust and complex flavors from simple ingredients—including local produce, sustainable fish and imported Italian specialty items—and classic preparations, our selections are quintessentially Italian...with a distinct point of view.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 693-0360
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Larry Finn
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Catering
Off-site catering and delivery service is available for both lunch and dinner! Call us at 415.693.0360 for details!
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Cross street
Montgomery
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Parking details
After 7:00, street parking around the restaurant is ample. St. Mary's Garage is the closest 24 hour lot, and is just a block and a half from our door.
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Public transit
We are two blocks north of the Montgomery Street station - look for the Sutter/Sansome exit and walk north on Sansome two blocks. Turn left on Pine Street; we are on the north side of the street. MUNI 38, 8x, 30 & 45 bus lines all pass by or are within a block of us. The historic San Francisco cable car California line is also one block away.
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Special events & promotions
Credo offers both semi-private and private dining options with tailored menus by our executive chef.

Our private downstairs dining room offers a striking convergence of architecture, light and design that echoes the concept of the main dining room and can accommodate up to 50 seated guests. Our private event staff will help you with table configurations, menu development, A/V options and any other special requests. We work hard to ensure complete privacy for corporate meetings and social events.

For a smaller space closer to the action, try our spectacular chef’s table adjoining our open kitchen. This semi-private room features a large communal table for eight with an insider's view into Chef Taylor's bustling kitchen.

For information on events of 8-120 people, please contact Philip Spiegel (events@credosf.com) at (415) 857-3612.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Credo offers private dining options with tailored menus for every occasion.

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Sun 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon 8:30PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:45PM

What 1600 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced, ate in the basement, service was slow...won't be back...

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was awesome, great service, noise level is higher than some but okay.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The risotto was exceptional! Great cocktails as well.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I LOVE this edtablishment. Everything was lovely from the check in, to seating, to service! The attentive nature of the personnel and I mean all the personnel. When you add to that the main reason you are there, The Food (crab salad sandwich and basil lemonade) you have an excellent winning combination!!!

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I made a reservation weeks in advance for a business guest lunch and was put in the basement. Very very disappointed and it was a turn off for my guests. I understand overflow but not for someone who made a reservation way in advance. Won't go again for a while...

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was awesome. My picky kids even enjoyed it. We will be back for the food. The service was excellent too.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was a last minute selection. We were pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent as were the martinis

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful evening. My son loved the food. Theodora, was awesome. The food was delicious. I would suggest when having a birthday to ask the party what the birthday recipient likes before deciding. Theodora, had suggested your Hazelnut Tart, but one of her colleague suggested, the Cherry cake instead. No mind you, it was okay. But my son, doesn't like cake. He would have preferred the tart. Our servers original thought after speaking with us throughout the evening. Not t be cheap but I spent additional funds to try the hazelnut tart that I would have preferred not to spend. Or giving the funds as additional tip to our server.
Otherwise, Loved everything.

A return customer!!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We ordered 3 dishes, each of which was very different and delicious! Highly recommend Credo as one of the few good restaurants open for dinner in the financial district.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food and service. Very accommodating to a large group. Pasta was fantastic! Would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The Halibut was amongst the best dishes I’ve ever eaten.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always love coming to Credo. Foods great and excellent service, although a little pricey for lunch. Only negative is it’s very loud and you have to really talk loud to have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I dine @ Credo regularly. I was 7 minutes late for my reservation. The hostess told me I would have to wait for another table, or sit in the basement. 🙂

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

food is excellent. I often get the risotto of the day and it is always fantastic. It can be a bit too loud for a business conversation... But if you need a bit of privacy at least you can count on the noise drowning out how far your conversation will travel

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great but unfortunate that we couldn't get a table together for our party of 20. We did book in advance but the most that could be accommodated at one table was 14. Fantastic food. Fantastic ambience!

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The food was good, good flavor. The pizza was over cooked, the crust was burned.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Acoustical panels would be so worthy and appreciated. Very easy & fairly inexpensive fix.
Food & service....excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always a good meal. Great service....friendly. Order was done correctly and quickly.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Credo is close to my office. I looked up available restaurants for my day and time, and then checked menus. Credo won hands down! We split the tomato soup, the Baked Pecorino, Hazelnuts, Local Wildflower Honey, Chili Flakes, and the Dungeness Crab Sandwich, Avocado, Louis Dressing, Garlic Potato Chips. Everything was so delicious, but you MUST try the Baked Pecorino - paired with the tomato soup it was a luscious version of grilled cheese with tomato soup! The sandwich with the garlic chips was also fantastic! Eat this food, people!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Work lunch

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great as always.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Bland food. Expensive. Absent wait service. Slow food service.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We stumbled upon this place last minute. The wine, appetizers and food were amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Our party of 4 loved the food and the ambiance of this noisy but very cool find. Portions are large so plan on sharing. Decent wines by the glass, a variety of good food choices, and we loved the quotes on the walls. It was full but our server did her best to stay on top of things with us. If you want to avoid the North Beach scene this is a great alternative.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great place for a business lunch. I requested to have a table in a quieter spot. Credo obliged with a table in their downstairs dining room. Main floor is much louder, but would be fine if you were catching lunch with a friend. The service was spot on and the food was damn near perfect. Not crazy portion sizes...just right. My risotto was a tiny bit undercooked, but only a bit. Flavors and creativity were great. I’m planning on going back with friends. Yum.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I took a 10 person business group for dinner. The food was fantastic and the service was very good. The staff was very attentive. My clients were pleased.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Credo has a very nice dining atmosphere and the food is delicious.

The interior walls are filled with interesting quotes.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I had the meatball appetizer and the flank steak spinach salad. Both were amazing and surprisingly good. I highly recommend these two dishes...my associate had the prawns he seemed to enjoy them too.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We were seated downstairs in the basement - perfect for a business lunch. Upstairs tends to be a bit noisy.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was lovely, wish the meal matched the service. Ordered the pizza to start, as after reading other reviews, pizza was a specialty. Almost no meat on the sausage pizza, in fact, not much cheese either. Food was fair at best. We won't be back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Outstanding food! It is more on the expensive side, but still worth trying!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Awesome as always, Manager was extremely courteous and knowledgeable.
Love dining at Credo

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Credo has consistently great food. When the restaurant is full the noise level in the main dining room makes conversation very difficult. There is a lower-level dining room where the noise level is much more tolerable.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very fast service with several great cocktails (we had the very sweet Chocolate Old Fashioned and the bitter (regular) Old Fashioned). Excellent handmade pumpkin gnocchi in a butter sauce and well-prepared entrees. Enjoyed the "writing on the wall" decoration, and sat right near the kitchen prep area, but it wasn't any louder there. Will return!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overall the my meal was good. I had the vegan vegetable soup which I enjoyed, but could have been hotter, the trout I thought was really good. My husband on the other hand had the Cesar salad and the meatball starter. He was not impressed with either. The Cesar salad was bland and he did not think the meatballs were anything to write home about. The service was excellent and the quotes on the wall were a good distraction from my husbands meal.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Such a great experience!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I thought the menu had a good variety of dishes and was really tasty.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent strudel appetizer, nocchi mid course & cod entre cooked perfectly. Creative wine list with Italian & CA wines. One of my favorites after work.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Terrific night with old friends who needed a proper welcome to the Bay Area from London

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