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Credo

4.5
1578 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Business Meals
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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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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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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.
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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

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

What 1578 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I love Credo. I don't get to eat there enough. The meal we had was a combination of Italian and Californian it was delicious and fresh. There were six of us and we all enjoyed our meal. They helped us choose a very nice wine from Sicily and overall the night was great.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We loved the room! So inspiring and fun to read the walls. A great first date place to encourage conversation from some of the quotes! Padraig (sorry if I spelled wrong) was our server, and he was quiet and thoughtful, and very helpful! He made my birthday dinner one to remember! We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

All great tasting and fresh

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2.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Hello,

Unfortunately, our office did not find Credo to be anything beyond average. Food portions were too small and of varying quality (dependent on the dish), given the steep dinner prices.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The chopped salad was excellent and my husband and I split it. They divided it nicely on two plates and customized one ingredient for my husband. The salmon and cod entrees were excellent with the right amount of firmness to the fish with good flavors. My only complaint is that my cappuccino was not hot enough but the manager took it back and added warm milk foam. The ambiance is interesting with all the quotes on the walls to read and discuss. Relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. We will return!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and amazing food. Best octopus I have ever had, not mention dessert was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The General Manager, Brandon, is an outstanding front of the house representative who understands how to handle a busy lunch crowd and make everyone feel like they are at a special table. Our server, Alex, was also extremely attentive. The food was terrific and this is a spot that I would feel comfortable taking someone special, for a myriad of occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Credo is great!

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Good food and nice vibe, but a bit noisy for me.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Our party of six was "comped" two delicious appetizers by the manager Brandon after we had to wait quite a while for our table. The manager continued to make sure that we received the best of service. The melted pecorino with grilled bread appetizer was amazing, and the pumpkin gnocchi were light and SOOO flavorful. Everything was very good, but the restaurant is very loud, so we were happy to have been sat at a table off to ourselves in the back. Our party was very happy to have tried this restaurant for Dine About Town week! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was incredible! Loved the inspiration room decor!

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2.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We were seated in the area by the stairwell to the basement right by the kitchen. It was very loud. We had a large party and I thought we would get a table downstairs. I had never seen anyone get seated where we were. The service and food were very good but the noise level was too loud.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

It was for a casual business lunch during SF restaurant week. A little shocked that the waiter was trying hard to "upsell" from the $25 special.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I have been to this restaurant more times than I can count. Its on our regular rotation but we hadn't been in a while & something changed. The food was really sub par this time. Pizza crust was burnt yet the toppings were cold. The pasta was not drained before plating so essentially I had cavatelli soup. The blue cheese dressing overwhelmed the fried green tomatoes. Everything was really bland and we had to ask for salt & pepper, something we have never had to do previously.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We went for SF Restaurant week, and after looking at the special menu, decided that it was more food than we could eat for lunch. We opted instead to order 2 starters and split them. We got the shrimp in garlic sauce and the brussels sprouts with pancetta. Both were delicious, and we were both satisfied with the amount of food. The bread is a non-white sourdough, which was sublime with the butter, the garlic sauce from the shrimp. or by itself.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a good lunch spot. The portions are big and the menu has something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was good and so was the wine! My friend and I were experiencing Restaurant Week and so I made a reservation. I arrived early & the table wan't ready- so worries, I waited at the bar for my friend and the table. I ordered a red wine from Paso Robles- delicious! When our table was ready, the hostess came and showed us to the table. The food was so good. I had the arugula salad & my friend had the octopus, since we tend to sample each other's plates- the octopus was yummy. He had the pork chop and I had the pumpkin gnocchi. The pork chop was perfect. The pumpkin gnocchi was sweeter than I expected....I may not order that again. The bread for the table was good, it came with a salted butter. The dessert: we both had the banana pudding: OMG. SOOO good! I was definitely a happy camper. The servers were attentive and friendly. I would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Was surprised to see portion sizes have decreased while costs remained the same or increased. The pasta my colleague ate was unimpressive, but the meatball/polenta appetizer I had was great. Decent by-the-glass wine options. Took quite a while to get check, get it cashed out, etc. This restaurant will stay in rotation but dropped a bit in my book.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was perfect!

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1.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We were extremely disappointed with this restaurant. From the minute we walked in and heard the noise level (we'd requested a quiet place), to our server who ignored us (my husband had to eventually shout for the check!). In a word, it was awful.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Every bite was fabulous, and all the service was stupendous. Beautifully plated and wonderful, I look forward to returning :)

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food and service. Good wine selections by glass or bottle.

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