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Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area

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A photo of Original Joe's - San Francisco restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3986)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 69 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
4.8
Exceptional(5267)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 87 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 Luna Blu - Tiburon restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2484)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Tiburon
Booked 24 times today
Luna Blu in Tiburon is highly recommended for its authentic Italian cuisine. Reviewers praise the restaurant for its excellent food and service, with an emphasis on traditional Italian dishes with a refined touch. The menu offers a vast array of choice without being overwhelming. Specials are always described as delicious. Notable dishes include the ravioli, pasta bolognese, and a special shrimp and mussels over linguini with a subtle red sauce. The restaurant's location provides a stunning view of the Tiburon harbor and San Francisco. The service is described as professional, attentive, and friendly. Overall, Luna Blu is considered a gem of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Poggio restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6017)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Sausalito
Booked 61 times today
Poggio stands out as a top-rated Italian restaurant, acclaimed for its delectable cuisine and excellent service. Nestled in the quaint town of Sausalito, it is recognized as an absolute favorite among Italian cuisine enthusiasts in the Bay Area. Customers have praised Poggio for its comfortable ambiance, upscale menu, and reasonable prices. The authenticity of the Italian sausage pizza, pasta dishes, and unique specialties like the octopus appetizer, have further reinforced its reputation for providing a genuine Italian dining experience. Its atmosphere, described as A+++, and the warm, welcoming staff, have also contributed to its popularity. The reviews attest to the restaurant's consistent quality, making it a highly recommended destination for Italian food lovers.
A photo of A16 - San Francisco restaurant
4.5
Awesome(4936)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
Booked 47 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 Scoma's Sausalito restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2402)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Sausalito
Booked 67 times today
Scoma's Sausalito in the picturesque town of Sausalito offers an authentic seafood dining experience. Patrons applaud the venue for its 'exquisite' selection of seafood dishes, from Canadian Lobster Tail and Linguine con Vongole to Lobster Risotto and Alaskan Halibut Livornese. The freshness and meticulous preparation of the seafood has led to reviews describing it as the 'most delicious seafood' they've ever had. The restaurant's Lazy Cioppino has also received special praise for its overflowing seafood and outstanding broth. The warm, attentive service, coupled with the breathtaking bay views, make Scoma's a consistent favorite among both locals and visitors.
A photo of The Tailor's Son restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(136)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Pacific Heights
Booked 64 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 Seven Hills restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(2347)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Russian Hill
Booked 38 times today
Seven Hills is an Italian restaurant highly acclaimed by diners for its phenomenal food and exceptional service. Nestled in the charming locale of Russian Hill in San Fransisco, it remains a top contender amongst the best Italian establishments in the city. Patrons laud Seven Hills for its distinctive fusion of innovative, farm-to-table Italian cuisine and traditional favorites. Known for its unique and tantalizing pastas, especially the Truffle tortellini, it manages to leave an indelible impression on everyone who visits. As one reviewer puts it, "Incredible food, great service, it was an awesome experience." Seven Hills is thus an undeniable gem, offering unforgettable culinary adventures.
A photo of Perbacco restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6931)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 29 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 Alora restaurant
4.4
Awesome(105)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 25 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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