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Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown / Union Square


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A photo of Corzetti restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 32 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.
A photo of Ula Restaurant & Tapas Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Financial District / Embarcadero
Booked 3 times today
Ula Restaurant & Tapas Bar, located in the heart of San Francisco, offers an impeccable dining experience. The restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine, as evidenced by numerous glowing reviews. Customers have praised it as "one of the most beautiful restaurants in SF" and a location which "takes you into another world." The menu offers a variety of dishes, catering to different dietary needs like gluten-free and vegetarian. The Trio of Ceviche, Main Lobster Raviolo, and the Seared Alaskan Halibut with roasted artichokes have been particularly appreciated. The ambience, complemented by a live jazz band, is Mediterranean-inspired, contributing to an overall enjoyable experience. The restaurant stands out for its professional and knowledgeable staff, attentive service, and beautiful presentation of food. Whether for a special occasion or a casual dinner, Ula Restaurant & Tapas Bar consistently delivers a delightful Mediterranean dining experience.
A photo of Cesario's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 6 times today
Cesario's, a quaint and charming eatery is praised highly for its impressive Italian offerings. The consistently excellent food quality and outstanding service make it a beloved spot among its patrons. From the satisfying polenta lasagna to the tender veal piccata, every dish impresses, with several reviews showing a particular fondness for the lobster ravioli and the classic minestrone. A must-visit according to most, Cesario's has managed to make an indelible mark with its homely ambience, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. This charming little Italian gem ensures an authentic and delightful culinary experience, making it a repeat destination for many.
A photo of Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 3 times today
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 Delarosa - Yerba Buena restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • SOMA
Booked 22 times today
Delarosa is an Italian-style restaurant in downtown San Francisco. It has a free and open design with large, communal tables for many different guests to share during a meal. There is also stool seating around the edges of the restaurant near the bar area. This is a well lit restaurant with long lines of bright pendants lights hanging from the ceilings. Pizza is the main focus at Delarosa, but other Italian cuisine is also offered. During the weekdays, a lunch and dinner menu is offered with frittis, paninis, spiedinis and pasta with your choice of sauce meats and toppings. A large variety of pizza is also offered, including the delicious margherita or spicy marinara pizzas. On weekends, guests can order from the brunch menu for a lighter meal of traditional breakfast dishes, appetizers or pizzas. The bar at Delarosa serves from a selection of popular international and Italian wines.
A photo of Tratto - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 2 times today
Re-Opening June 2, 2021A spirited, bar-driven restaurant serving rustic Italian fare with modern sensibilities. Tratto means the stroke of a pen or a mark in Italian, nodding to both the neighborhood’s artistic history and the name of The Marker, the boutique hotel next door. Tratto’s flavorful menu of simple, delicious and shareable dishes coupled with casual, communal-style dining creates a neighborhood bar experience inspired by the Italian tradition of “aperitivo,” or happy hour.Guests can enjoy playful twists on classic Italian cocktails, boozy Italian sodas, and beer and wine from California and Italy, including a jug of house wine from the taps.Choose from a wide selection of traditional small-plate antipasti, house-made pastas and pizzas, entrees served family-style, seasonal side dishes, and classic Italian desserts including ice creams, gelatos and sorbets.
A photo of Original Joe's - San Francisco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 124 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 Che Fico San Francisco restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Panhandle / USF
Booked 90 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 Scoma's Fisherman's Wharf restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • North Beach
Booked 94 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 54 Mint restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • SOMA
Booked 15 times today
54 Mint offers a delightful authentic Italian dining experience that leaves a lasting impression. Located conveniently for a pre-show meal at the Golden Gate Theatre, it is applauded for its delicious food, especially the smelt starter and the amatraciana pasta. Patrons rave about the helpful, knowledgeable staff who give great recommendations and can converse in Italian, adding to the restaurant's Italian vibe. Reviewers have also praised the restaurant's relaxed atmosphere and the attention to detail in their service. The food is made fresh from scratch and is described as "authentic Italian" and "ridiculously delicious". These glowing reviews affirm 54 Mint's commitment to providing a high quality, genuine Italian dining experience.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Downtown / Union Square

Discover the essence of Italian dining in the heart of San Francisco's Downtown/Union Square area, where a variety of restaurants offer an authentic Italian culinary experience. From the freshest seafood dishes reminiscent of coastal Italy to robust Northern Italian flavors, each establishment showcases a unique interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine. Patrons can expect to find menus filled with delicacies such as house-made pastas, finely roasted meats, and artisanal wines, all served in settings that range from the elegantly casual to the intimately upscale. The dining scene in this vibrant area is characterized by its high-quality food and exceptional service, where each restaurant strives to create a memorable dining experience for locals and visitors alike. Whether you're seeking a lively spot with live music or a quiet corner for a romantic dinner, the Italian restaurants in Downtown/Union Union Square cater to a diverse array of tastes and preferences, ensuring a delightful culinary journey right in the bustling heart of San Francisco.

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