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Best Contemporary Italian Restaurants in Downtown / Union Square


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A photo of Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Downtown / Union Square
Zingari Ristorante delivers an exquisite taste of authentic Italian cuisine in San Francisco. It has amassed glowing reviews for its delicious food and excellent service. Patrons especially recommend Zingari for its live jazz performances, making it an ideal location for date nights or celebrations. According to reviews, the staff pays attention to every detail ensuring an excellent dining experience. Many customers have described the Italian meals as fresh, beautifully prepared, and creative. Impressively, Zingari goes the extra mile to accommodate food allergies, ensuring a splendid dining experience for all. The overall ambiance, teamed with delicious food and attentive service, makes Zingari Ristorante a top-notch dining destination.
A photo of Back to Back restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Nob Hill
Booked 6 times today
Back to Back is where Italian and Californian flavors collide in the heart of Nob Hill, San Francisco. Our wood-fired pizzas, inspired by Naples and New York, are crafted with locally sourced ingredients for a taste of California's bounty. Alongside shared plates and hearty pasta dishes, our curated wine list features natural and classic wines from around the world, while signature cocktails add a touch of creativity to your experience.As you dine, immerse yourself in the ambiance with music from our vinyl record collection. Join us at Back to Back for a culinary journey celebrating the fusion of tradition and innovation. Book your table today and savor the best of Italian-Californian cuisine by Head Chef, Saif Alomari.Founded by brother and sister, both from SF ❤️.
A photo of Bocconcino restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • North Beach
Booked 11 times today
Bocconcino, a chic Italian restaurant in San Francisco, combines classic and modern elements. It features an elegant ambiance with a cozy patio. , the menu showcases traditional Italian dishes with innovative twists using local ingredients. Highlights include handmade pastas, gourmet entrées, and indulgent desserts. The wine list pairs Italian and Californian selections with the cuisine. Bocconcino's attentive service, regular culinary events, and commitment to sustainability make it a unique culinary destination in the city's vibrant dining scene.
A photo of Luisa's Restaurant Wine bar since 1959 restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • North Beach
Booked 11 times today
Luisa's Restaurant Wine bar since 1959, located in North Beach, San Francisco, provides an exceptional Italian dining experience. The restaurant gathers high praises for its authentic, family-style Italian meals. The widely acclaimed dishes include gnocchi, lasagna bolognese, meatballs, and linguine with white clam sauce. The Italian-owner, Luisa, ensures quality control by inspecting every dish, adding a personal touch that diners greatly appreciate. The restaurant's atmosphere is cozy and inviting – often described as dining in Luisa's home. The restaurant also stands out for its excellent service, family-friendly environment, and a wine list that includes Luisa's own label. According to reviews, diners consider Luisa's as one of the best Italian restaurants in North Beach and a "must-eat" spot.
A photo of Caffe Fiore - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Mission District
Caffe Fiore is renowned as one of San Francisco's best Italian restaurants, offering exquisite dishes that are praised by locals and visitors alike. Patrons repeatedly mention the sensational eggplant pasta, fresh homemade pasta, and the in-house baked focaccia bread. The staff is applauded for their welcoming nature and the ambiance is described as comfortable and authentically Italian. The fresh, simple ingredients are a testament to the quality of the cuisine and the commitment to maintaining the Italian culinary tradition. Specific dishes like the lasagna, vegetarian gnocchi, and tortellini have been highly commended. In essence, Caffe Fiore wins praise not just for its menu but also its atmosphere, service, and dedication to authentic Italian cuisine.
A photo of Luisa's On Guerrero restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary italian • Mission District
Booked 2 times today
Luisa's Restaurant Wine Bar Since 1959, is a culinary haven that transports you to the heart of Italy with its authentic flavors, warm ambiance, and exceptional service. Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, we take pride in offering a delightful dining experience where you can indulge in the rich traditions of Italian cuisine. Our talented chefs are passionate about showcasing the diverse flavors and regional specialties that make Italian cuisine so beloved. Every dish is prepared with the finest ingredients, from classic pizza and homemade pasta to homemade bread and more. With each bite, you'll taste the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating our dishes. Indulge in the richness of Italian cuisine at Luisa's Restaurant Wine Bar Since 1959. Experience the flavors, warmth, and hospitality that make dining with us an unforgettable experience. Visit us today to try our menu items!
A photo of Trabocco restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Alameda
Booked 23 times today
Trabocco is well-renowned for its exceptional Contemporary Italian cuisine that reflects a passionate personality and love for food. Conveniently located in Alameda, it is noted for its unique architecture inspired by the beautiful 'trabocchi' of Abruzzo. This cozy restaurant offers a plethora of Italian classics, from "Bistecca Alla Brace" and “Piatto Trabocco” to "Maccheroni Alla Pecorara*", as quoted from reviewers, "the food was fantastic", "always excellent" and "authentic". The menu also features a series of desserts and cocktails, offering a delightful ending to your dining experience. The restaurant has received overwhelmingly positive reviews for not only their "excellent food and service," but also for their welcoming and friendly staff.
A photo of Creekwood Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary italian • Berkeley
Booked 11 times today
Creekwood Restaurant, found in Berkeley, has consistently impressed its patrons with its exquisite Italian cooking, imbued with a unique west coast flair. The restaurant has received glowing reviews, with meals such as the Italian sausage pizza, burrata, meatballs, and cameroni mentioned as particularly unforgettable. It's not simply the food that's won over customers, but also the exceptional service. One review described the experience as 'dining in a friend's home', highlighting the restaurant's warm and inviting atmosphere. From special celebrations to casual outings, Creekwood Restaurant has proven itself as one of the finest Italian cuisine spots in Berkeley, ensuring every patron leaves satisfied with their dining experience.
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