Credo

4.7
1908 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Chef Larry Finn'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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1908 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLeslieO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for just a casual lunch by myself. All of the staff were warm and friendly could tell they were smiling even with their masks on. Plenty of sanitizer available for those who wanted it. Food was presented and it was amazing looking and tasted just as great.

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AdeelA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outdoors and the sidewalk was not busy. Excellent food, but I missed the walls.

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vipKathy
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Credo are very nice and the food was excellent. We were at a table near the window and there were 2 at the adjacent table near the window, and it was difficult to talk because of the loud voices at the table next to us.

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Lauren
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, so glad they are open again!

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vipJeffP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the crab sandwich, which I think is a newer addition to the menu, and it was excellent. Others had the pizza, which I know from past experience is amazing. They made a special effort to welcome me as a returning customer.

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vipCourtney
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is difficult to review well because we ate outside and it was freezing cold. The food was mostly great, as was the wine. The ambiance could have been better with some sort of separation from the street (homeless people walking by, loud cars, etc.). If they add additional heaters, and some sort of barrier, it would be a much better experience!

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vipRojomo
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and really great, fresh food. Really enjoy their patio with heaters.

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paolat
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great! Great!
You need to try (and support) this unique place in downtown.

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vipSFFoodie
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week. Found a great new restaurant!!

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vipKaTu
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing dinner! We went for SF restaurant week and it was 100% worth it. The portions were larger than I was expecting (great as leftovers, too). Service was phenomenal! Staff was attentive and even swapped out my friends dish (free of charge) when she thought it was a little too salty. Could not recommend this place enough! 5/5 for service and food.

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paolat
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!
The carpaccio starter is unique and delicious, highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was very fresh and high quality.

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Chem5580
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Because people were becoming concerned about the virus, the place was less full than normal, but the entire experience was at that same high level that keeps bringing us back to Credo! The quality of food, its preparation, presentation, and flavor were at their usual peak.

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vipMommaJEats
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Double Birthday dinner
Great square table
Yummy food
Fine service
All in all a good experience.

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vipJack
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and have throughly enjoyed the food. On my last visit I was very surprised to see a similar but different menu. White the food use to be great, I found this experience barley marginal. Too bad.

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vipMarcelG
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Italian food with an innovative touch. Food was excellent, service very nice, all in a cozy atmosphere. We liked the Credo - I believe - writings on the walls, provided fodder for conversation.

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AlexisS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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

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RC415
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great sparkling wine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Valentines

The food was quite bland and the service was a little slow most likely due to it being Valentines

The staff was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Valentines

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vipBrunch
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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vipSeasonedDiner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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MirandaB
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!

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vipWadeAK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy my meals at this restaurant.

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DonM
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
267 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid dinner option with excellent service. Loud and happening place.

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
136 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...

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vipMB01
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.

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LuciaH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was delicious food but very loud.

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vipDianeJ
Las Vegas
45 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.

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vipCarinaBina
Salt Lake City
15 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.

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RuchitS
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.

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

Vacation in San Francisco

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vipCourtney
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMeganV11
Los Angeles
18 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.

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vipThetis
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.

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MaryS
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipHawaii50
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely EXCELLENT as was the Food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Credo using the Order Online button. Credo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 693-0360.

Credo is rated 4.7 stars by 1908 OpenTable diners.

Credo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/credorestaurant/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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