Credo

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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Sun 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:30PM - 9:45PM

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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It was too expensive for what you got. It wanted to be high end but was lacking a few things.

RC
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great sparkling wine!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner here didn’t disappoint. This is one of my all time favorite Italian places in the city and the outstanding service food and drinks are why I find myself coming back every single time.

SD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined downstairs in the private dining room which was set up for individual tables on Valentines Day. It was a lovely experience. Service was excellent, food was wonderful. A great find if you're willing to brave the financial district. The garage at 555 California has public parking in the evening for $12.

MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was taken care of from the moment we got there. We did make a reservation but it didn’t seem super packed for a Thursday so I’m not sure if that’s absolutely necessary. Good food and wine!

DM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went to Credo for lunch. The food choices were good; different and interesting. I liked the layout and design of the main dining area. The server was friendly and took good care of us. Two cons on the restaurant were it took awhile to get seated although we had reservations and the room ambience is loud so it was a little difficult for conversation.

B
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, good food, medium prices.

You can spend hours trying to read & discuss the words on the walls & those downstairs while waiting to use the bathroom. Do checkout the adjoining private dining room, very cool. Clint is an interesting guy...

MB
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good solid Italian food, but the restaurant was extremely noisy so very difficult to have a conversation over dinner.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was delicious food but very loud.

DJ
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I felt it was understaffed and service was slow as a result. the entrees were over sauced and the salmon was overcooked.

CB
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was good but nothing that would make me want to go back (vs. explore other restaurants).. The service was great all around - at the bar, the hostess, and our waiter.

The food was good - I had the risotto special and it was delicious.. my friend liked his dish.

But the noise level was so loud we could not hear each other. This is the only reason I give the restaurant a low rating.. well this and the fact that the tables are soooo close together.

RS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Average good, with above average prices. We got the burrata and citus salad as appetizers, followed by couple of the pastas. Everything tasted below average. Infact we sent the ravioli back to the kitchen as it was not cooked to perfection. The prices on the food as well the local wine are simply not justified.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation in San Francisco

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C
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal - really creative dishes with lots of flavor. Love the ambiance.

MV
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, service exceptional. We went in early for dinner because I had my kids with me and they were great with the kids as well.

T
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was terrific! My only suggestion would be for people who try not to eat too much or any dairy to have a couple more items without cheese but overall, love the food and the options provided. Will go back for sure -- just not with anyone hard of hearing, as it got quite noisy as the room filled up.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great little jewel in the Financial District. The service was excellent, décor fun and eclectic, food fabulous, but a little loud if you want to have serious conversations. Otherwise the energy is infectious.

It's the second time I've been there and would highly recommend it. I'm making reservations for next week!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - pricing on Chopped Salad is significantly high for what you get. Pricing should be a bit lower.

H
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely EXCELLENT as was the Food.

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OmG..this is A-MAZ-ING experience.
The food is phenomenal; enough said.
We will be back.
What made the experience so lovely; our server, Oscar.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Credo was a wonderful experience. The host was extremely kind from the beginning and our server was knowledgeable about the menu inside and out. He even engaged in delightful conversation with us about the preparation of the meal and never rushed us when we were finishing up a course. The food was incredible and we will definitely be coming back again!

WP
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice environment. Appetizer of brussel sprouts excellent. Pasta super salty. Sea bass outstanding.

PT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good and fresh

AS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very good time at this restaurant. The hostess was welcoming and made us at home right away. The food was great, and the service was very attentive and comforting. The food came at a very good timing. The table was not too close each other and we could have a good conversation not hearing other tables talk. We will come back.

VB
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The restaurant is very nice. The service was excellent. We had the chicken and it was adequate at best. No reason to ever return.

G
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. We really loved the food and the drinks were creative and tasty. Would definitely recommend and will go back. We enjoyed reading the quotes while enjoying our cocktails and while waiting for dinner. They are great conversation starters.

PA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat if staying downtown. Walking distance from Union Square and the downtown shopping areas. Our meal was very good, as was the service. The walls are covered with quotes from famous people and are fun to read while eating appetizers and pre-dinner drinks.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning, the bread and butter were delicious as were the brussel sprouts, chopped salad and amazing pork chops. Friendly and efficient service as well!

LR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went to credo for a business Christmas get together...8 people. The food was excellent, well prepared with interesting flavors. Service was also very good. The noise level is so high that hearing one another in conversation was very challenging. When you want a really terrific meal and don’t mind the boisterous noise level, this is a great place to dine. But for a romantic or fine dining experience, this would not fit the bill.

f
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything would have been perfect, if our lobster bisque was hot versus lukewarm. All the staff was quite pleasant and accommodating.

MP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Holiday luncheon at Credo. Small party of 5. Very good service and food. Lively atmosphere. Great wine selection.

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful staff who were attentive and accommodating as we were there with 3 kids. Lots of food options. Highly recommend the meatballs!

MS
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! My husband and I split a Caesar salad. Good thing we split it, it was large. I had the halibut. It had a wonderful crisp crust. My husband had the filet with a chimichuri sauce. He said it was the best steak he’s had in a long time. I would definitely recommend Credo and we’ll be back!

c
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal. Lovely service - efficient and friendly. Decor a bit on the casual side for a nice dinner out, but fun, unique, and lives up to its name. Can be a bit loud, but most restaurants that are busy and high-ceiled are. Patrons seem happy and engaged in the good mood. Every course was very tasty and well-executed. Staff and management attentive and in sync.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was delicious but service was not great. Very slow at the beginning and then they tried to rush us out. We were a party of 11 and they only allocated an hour and half for our dinner.

S
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic in all respects. The service and waiters are superb and the food first rate. Had the brussel sprout appetizer which was terrific - and a very large portion - and the Orechiette with sausage and broccoli rabe. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the dish was delicious. My colleague enjoyed his meal as well. Great bread and olive oil and a very nice wine list. A bit noisy but the food and the staff are well worth it. Will definitely be back!!!

SA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Did a group lunch with folks from work, great food, great service!

f
San Francisco
186 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Italian food. Love this place--& all the decor that's so well curated. Fun for talking about with dinner companions. Good drinks, too. WE had a couple of the specialty cocktails. Yum!! We keep coming back--they continually update their menu.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Credo was excellent. The dishes were balanced, delicious and great for family style sharing. The service was perfectly timed as we finished each course of our meal. It was the perfect meal to top off our visit to San Francisco. Thank you!

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