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Best Italian Restaurants in Financial District / Embarcadero


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A photo of Perbacco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 19 times today
Recognized as a top Italian establishment in San Francisco, Perbacco offers an authentic Italian dining experience lauded by patrons in numerous glowing reviews. Among the accolades, guests commend the fantastic service provided by the Italian staff, praising their efficiency, professionalism, and informative insight into the menu. The dishes are described as inventive, with an evident dedication to flavor and presentation. Their unique Northern Italian-style dishes are crafted with California's freshest produce, resulting in delectable dishes such as the pappardelle with lamb ragu. Furthermore, Perbacco's extensive wine menu, featuring selections from vineyards across Italy, has been highly praised by wine connoisseurs. Ultimately, the consistency in quality and standards set Perbacco apart, making it a preferred choice for many.
A photo of Orafo at Four Seasons Embarcadero restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 2 times today
Orafo at Four Seasons Embarcadero is an exceptional showcase of authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has garnered high praise in reviews highlighting "phenomenal" service, "well-crafted" cocktails, and an "incredible menu". The restaurant's attention to detail and devotion to perfection is evident in their house-made pastas and perfectly prepared dishes. One reviewer shared that they had the best squid ink linguine with clams they’d ever experienced outside of Venice, Italy. The elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere coupled with the outstanding food and spectacular service affirm Orafo as a premier dining choice. Despite being nestled in the Four Seasons, Orafo is more than just a hotel restaurant—it's a culinary experience.
A photo of Credo restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Located in the heart of the Financial District, Credo is a superb Italian culinary destination praised for its authentic dishes and engaging ambiance. With a charming mix of traditional and modern influences, the restaurant offers an outstanding and diverse menu, including "outstanding crispy skin salmon," "delicious Credo potatoes," and "divine octopus." Several pleased guests express satisfaction with the vegetarian options, noting how fresh and high-quality the ingredients are. Moreover, "exceptional" food, "amazing service," and "friendly staff" are consistent themes in the reviews, confirming Credo's reputation as a gem in the city's dining scene. Many guests recommend it for its excellent location for hosting both business meetings and casual gatherings. The "eclectic wine list" with selections from Sicily also won many patrons' hearts. The unique blend of Italian and Californian cuisines, coupled with Credo's excellent service, ensures recurring patronage from locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Palio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 1 time today
Palio, located in San Francisco, is a superb spot for Italian cuisine. Customers have consistently praised its excellent food and service, which includes a wide selection of Italian wines recommended by Martino, the welcoming owner. The restaurant is particularly famous for its homemade pasta and sauces, described by one reviewer as their “favorite Italian restaurant in the San Francisco Financial District.” Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Palio continues to provide outstanding service and delicious dishes, while ensuring a comfortable and safe environment for its guests. The consistency of Palio's high-quality fare and service makes it a beloved staple in the community.
A photo of Cafe Tiramisu restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 5 times today
Cafe Tiramisu, nestled in the heart of San Francisco, is a beloved culinary gem reputed for its authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has earned numerous praises from patrons who laud everything from the exceptional food to the attentive service, and the inviting ambiance. Reviews rave about its Lobster Escargot, Oysters, Risotto, and NY Strip in wine sauce, proclaiming them to be 'absolutely delicious'. Also earning an honorable mention is their homemade pasta, Branzino, and the titular Tiramisu. Owners Pino and Giuseppe, originally from Italy, are often acknowledged for their warm hospitality, making guests feel like they're dining with family. Cafe Tiramisu curates an unparalleled Italian dining experience that is worth revisiting.
A photo of Caffe Macaroni restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 5 times today
Caffe Macaroni, located in North Beach beneath the iconic Transamerica Pyramid, is renowned for its authentic and excellent Italian cuisine. San Francisco locals and visitors alike hail it as the best Italian restaurant in town. The hands-on owners, Mario and Stephanie, are lauded for their exceptional service that makes diners feel like family. The food is consistently praised for its great quality and freshness, with special mentions given to signature dishes like the Pasta Nera Amalfitana and Gnocchi with Gorgonzola. With its authentic Italian ambiance and delicious food, Caffe Macaroni effortlessly transports diners to Italy without leaving San Francisco.
A photo of Original Joe's - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 71 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 Scoma's Fisherman's Wharf restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 107 times today
Scoma's Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco is a highly praised culinary landmark. The restaurant offers an unmatched seafood experience, as personally testified by countless native San Franciscans and tourists alike. Commenting on the freshness of its seafood, a reviewer claimed, "The food was very good! I had the Seafood Pasta Puttanesca and it was fantastic... included salmon, prawns, clams, and mussels and all extremely fresh." Another patron endorsed, "Scoma's is a must-visit at the Wharf. The seafood is always cooked to perfection." For those who cherish memorable dining experiences, the exceptional service, casual and charming atmosphere, and seafood dishes cooked to perfection make Scoma's Fisherman's Wharf a can't miss dining destination.
A photo of Che Fico San Francisco restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Panhandle / USF
Booked 66 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 Alora restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 16 times today
Alora is a Coastal Culinary Journey from the Mediterranean Sea to the California shores. Alora, meaning “beautiful dreamer,” is a refined yet convivial San Francisco waterfront restaurant that melds the vibrant flavors, ingredients and dishes from countries spanning the vast Mediterranean coastline with market-driven California cuisine.
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