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Permanently Closed - Panta Rei

466 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Panta Rei has been a favorite neighborhood destination for over 12 years. Located in the heart of North Beach, we combine contemporary and traditional Roman cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar and specialty cocktails. Surrounded by windows with outside seating on the corner of Columbus and Stockton, the main dining room has a prime view of this bustling Italian neighborhood. Only a few minutes from the Financial District in downtown San Francisco, it’s the perfect location for a lovely dinner or an aperitivo at sunset during our cocktail hour.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm (winter months: lunch only served Fri - Sun); Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 591-0900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alessandro Iacobelli
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Private party facilities
The Saletta is an elegant private dining room, perfect for any occasion, be it a large business meeting, small wedding reception, or company holiday party. Your dinner event will have complete privacy with your own sidewalk entrance, full bar, flat screen TV and projector capabilities.
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Private party contact
Esperanza Poletti: (714) 345-3816
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Cross street
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Parking details
Download the ZIRX app to park with ease at Panta Rei. Ask staff to enter promo and your first park is free!

Two Public Parking Garages are located in close proximity to the restaurant:

Vallejo Street Garage
766 Vallejo Street
(between Emery Ln & Stockton St)

North Beach Parking Garage
735 Vallejo St.
(between Emery Ln & Stockton St)

There is also limited street parking available.
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We have large, flat-screen TVs and often have gathering for the major European Soccer matches.
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Special events & promotions
If you are inquiring about a private event, please email:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 466 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

We were able to make a reservation over the weekend, and luckily got seated outside which is where we wanted! The atmosphere was great, the amazing weather definitely helped play a part in it. The food was good, portion size was good, and I would definitely come back to this again. We came here to meet a few friends (4 of us total) and the noise level was great.

vipLovefood (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

The menu was really limited. Service wasn't consistent and took time when I wanted to order. I ordered the bruschetta, it was good but the mozzarella was just plain sliced on the side. I've had better mozzarella from the supermarket. The involtini was cold when served and tasted bland. I heard the table next to me also comment similarly when thy left have their pasta. The focaccia didn't look like focaccia it was the same as the calzone. Overall pretty average.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

This restaurant has my heart. I moved to San Francisco for work from New Zealand as an timid 23-yr-old, who had never dined alone in a restaurant, let alone lived solo in a big city, with not a single local person to call familiar. I landed at noon, checked-in to my AirBnB, and decided to take myself out for dinner in this new town I had to quickly learn to call home. When I walked past Panta Rei, the first thing I noted was it's prime corner location, and clever architecture designed to seize every inch of sunlight the day had to offer. The second thing I noted, was the Maître D' noticing me. He gave me a smile, then asked if he could tell me a bit more about why HE loves the food at Panta Rei! And he continued to do so, mostly in Italian, then translating it in English for me. His passion and authenticity sold me to not just grab a solo-table, but also let him decide my entire order. Considering how friendly the service staff were, I didn't feel like I was dining alone at all!
My absolute favorite was, and still is, their Tiramisu. Don't leave the restaurant without trying it, because I promise, your visit will be worth it :-)

Love2eatout (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Delicious! We'd both go back! The service was good.

vipsfmama (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

Likely the worst place to go in North Beach. I can only think the good reviews are from tourists who aren't familiar w the better NB restaurants or people who have no idea what good Italian food tastes like. I had been years ago when I lived in NB and was underwhelmed. Of course I got sucked in this time by the 1,000pt reservation and should've known better. They have this offer to get people in the door bc the food is just not good.

I had the salmon, my husband had the pizza. Holy semolina. Not the kind of pizza you're hoping for in NB. My salmon was overcooked and while it had grill marks, I don't think it was grilled. I don't even want to think about it. Dinner for 2 was $85 after tip which was a complete waste of money. We won't return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Can never decide which pasta to get, they are all so good!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Amazing. True Italian. Great authentic ambience

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

The dishes we ordered were flavorful with fresh ingredients. I had the risotto with white asparagus. My husband had the gnocchi with marinara. We also shared a Caesar salad. We were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would recommend highly.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

Authentic Italian dishes, very friendly and accommodating staff.
Great location and they offer outside seating as well which is great for eve/nights!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

Horrible service. Took forever to waitress to take order. Food finally arrived 40 min later and cold. Then had to remind 2x to get the check which took forever also.

Thomas (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

Best lasagna I've ever had and the staff was outstanding! Excellent location and the decor was very original. Loved it!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

We had excellent house made pasta dishes and a wonderful waitress from Florence. She corrected our understanding of what pane cotta is. Another time to sample more dishes.

vipWineandDine (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

This is a very average restaurant. So many great Italian restaurants with fantastic homemade pasta, this one is just OK. There were at least 12 empty tables available and the hostess decided to seat a loud party right next to us. We couldn't even hear one another, so we finished our meal quickly and left to have our dessert elsewhere. We can't think of a reason why we would ever go back again.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

A very friendly atmosphere. Food was tasty and well prepared. I will definitely go back.

Hawaiiwoowoodiner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

Food, service, and price all excellent. Would recommend others to try