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Best Italian Restaurants in The Castro

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A photo of Cafe Mystique restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(23)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • The Castro
Booked 7 times today
Cafe Mystique, situated close to the Castro Theater, serves up exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant receives consistent praise for its delicious dishes with special mentions going to their pasta and lamb risotto - described as “probably the best risotto” a guest had ever had. Visitors also appreciate the friendly and cheerful ambiance, as well as the attentive service. The food is consistently exceptional, lending to it being a preferred destination for both dates and friendly gatherings. Thus, Cafe Mystique is a shining beacon of authentic Mediterranean taste and savoir-faire. This quality is reflected in the wonderful food and service that earns it such glowing reviews.
A photo of Che Fico San Francisco restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1719)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Panhandle / USF
Booked 83 times today
Che Fico, located in San Francisco, is highly recommended for its authentic and diversely flavored Italian cuisine. Consistently hailed as a top choice in the city, it receives ongoing praise for the "exceptional" Italian dishes and "perfect" service. The ravioli is notably celebrated as "extraordinary" and "possibly the best ever eaten", while the unique seasonal selections like corn ravioli and cucumber salad are often lauded for their "delicious complexity". The restaurant's ambiance has been described as both "warm and inviting" and "energetic", which contributes to the overall exceptional dining experience. It is worth noting that while some diners find the prices high, the consensus is that the dining experience at Che Fico is worth every penny.
A photo of Delfina Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(848)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Mission District
Booked 48 times today
Delfina Restaurant is renowned for its extraordinary Italian cuisine, offering a unique dining experience that leaves customers appreciating its culinary mastery time and again. Reviewers consistently rave about the restaurant’s remarkable food and service. With dishes such as oxtails with risotto, lamb with yogurt sauce and butter beans, and an array of tantalizing pasta, Delfina's menu is a celebration of Italian flavors. One of the reviewers even mentions it as "probably the top favorite Italian restaurant in SF". Their wine selection is also highly praised, particularly for those unfamiliar with Italian wines. Reviewers also comment on the exceptional service, emphasizing the staff’s friendliness, knowledge, and professionalism. Despite its reputation as one of the Bay area's best Italian restaurants for two decades, Delfina continues to elevate its game, perfecting the balance between rustic and immaculate presentation of dishes.
A photo of The Tailor's Son restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(137)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pacific Heights
Booked 38 times today
Serving up a simply straightforward (and straight-up savory) menu of Northern Italian classics like risotto, fresh pastas, crostini, antipasti, and verdure, an extensive wine list highlighting the best biodynamic and organic wines from Italy and Northern California, and world class cocktails from the bar, The Tailor's Son is a love letter to Italy woven from a different cloth.
A photo of Original Joe's - San Francisco restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3988)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 95 times today
Original Joe's in San Francisco is an institution in the realm of Italian cuisine. The restaurant is in the heart of the city, offering a unique blend of old-school Italian American ambiance, first-class service, and outstanding food. The reviews are a testament to its reputation, with customers consistently praising the fantastic Italian food, excellent quality, and generous portions. Highlights include the prime rib, chicken parmigiana, and the restaurant's house specialty lasagna. The remarkable service from staff like Guillermo and Martin further elevate the dining experience. As one customer says, "This did not disappoint - absolutely everything, from the antipasti to the desserts (and we ordered 3!) were fantastic and delicious."
A photo of La Connessa restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(222)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Mission Bay / South Beach
Booked 22 times today
A modern take on the classic trattoria. The menu celebrates traditional Italian cuisine with an array of classic dishes with contemporary influences. Antipasti and pastas dishes feature the finest hand-selected ingredients, the Marra Forni wood-fired pizzas with expertly blistered crusts are perfect for sharing, and the hearty secondi offerings include hand-made pastas, bistecca and local seafood. The beverage program highlights wines from California and Italy, with a focus on small, family-owned producers. A full bar boasts a wide array of cocktails and spirits, including a large collection of vintage Italian apertivi and digestivi.
A photo of A16 - San Francisco restaurant
4.5
Awesome(4936)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
Booked 45 times today
A16, located in San Francisco, offers a taste of authentic Italian cuisine that consistently satisfies its customers. Patrons rave about the "excellent" and "knowledgeable" service, alongside the "amazing" food quality. The expansive menu caters to varying palates, offering everything from unique pizzas and pasta dishes, to delicious desserts like cannoli and bundino tart. Particular favourites among diners include the ravioli with mushrooms and peas, the smoked burratta, and the Vesuvio pizza. Compliments are also laid on the restaurant's extensive Italian wine offerings and the sophisticated ambiance. A16 is recognised for its "consistently excellent" experience and is considered among the best Italian restaurants on the west coast.
A photo of Itria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(67)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Mission District
Booked 33 times today
Itria is a Modern Italian restaurant brought to you by Chef Daniel Evers and Omakase Capital. The name comes from the Syriac word 'itriya,' used by Arab geographer al-ldrisi to describe a type of dried pasta he saw in Sicily during the 12th century. The origins of this term are much older, however, with varying versions of it found in ancient records across the Mediterranean and Middle-East. The name reflects just a small piece of the evolution of Italian cuisine as a confluence of global influences. Our goal is to build on the foundations of classical Italian cooking to create a dining experience that respects tradition without being overly constrained by it.
A photo of Fiorella Sunset restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(770)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Sunset District
Booked 37 times today
Fiorella Sunset is unanimously hailed as one of the best Italian restaurants in San Francisco, serving up high-quality, authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly and lively environment. The restaurant enjoys rave reviews for its attentive service, affordable pricing, great atmosphere, and diverse menu options that appeal to both adults and kids. The Bucatini alla Pomodoro comes particularly recommended. Seasonal menus featuring fresh fruits and summer drinks/cocktails have also been greatly appreciated. Regulars love the romantic fireplace and the ambiance of its spacious location, accentuated by live plants. The vibrant yet intimate atmosphere makes it suitable for everything from date nights to family dinners. Reviewers have also lauded the restaurant for its delicious pizza offerings and fresh pasta dishes. Despite being busy at peak times, Fiorella Sunset has been consistently praised for its prompt service and welcoming staff. Whether you're a local or a visitor in San Francisco, this Italian gem definitely warrants a visit.
A photo of Corzetti restaurant
4.5
Awesome(246)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 25 times today
"Corzetti" is a much-praised Italian restaurant situated off Union Square, adding a delightful culinary gem to the heart of Downtown SF. This restaurant's offerings of coastal Italian cuisine, notably its 'Chiuppin with big beautiful head on prawns', are lauded as being better than any in SF, a testament to its dedication to delivering authentic, high quality dishes. Patrons rave about the diverse menu, highlighting the meatballs and the tomato salad as 'fantastic', and the steak accompanied by 'tasty sautéed spinach' as 'wonderfully flavorful'. The inviting ambiance and friendly service elevate the dining experience, making Corzetti a go-to Italian restaurant in the city.
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