Poggio

4.6
3780 reviews
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Italian
Poggio, from the Italian translation for 'a special hillside place', offers seasonal Italian cuisine. The daily-changing seasonal menu features locally grown ingredients and items from the large display wood-fired rotisserie and grill and wood-roasting oven.
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n
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff was very gracious and the food excellent once it arrived. Our waiter was a bit overwhelmed so there were long wait times for things to arrive, may have been that they we’re understaffed. Special thanks to the hostess who changed our table twice, with a smile. Overall, a great place and always a good time.

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place! Always do. My favorite. And I live in the city! The view of the city from here is spectacular. The pork chop is my go to request.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three friends came to celebrate a birthday.
Our lunch was delicious. Liver, our waiter was perfect. - wonderful service and delightful.

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AV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, good atmosphere, the food hit and miss. Octopus overcooked.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I've been to Poggio's in the past and recalled a better quality of food. The salad was OK but the cheese ravioli was heavy and mushy and tasteless. My partner didn't enjoy his dish either. The wine prices by the glass are outrageous--and the quality poor. It seems the standards have declined. I wouldn't go back.

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Eat here frequently and never disappointed.

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Poggio lunch took 1.5 hrs to get our food and it was because we nudged someone. I love the food at Poggio and it has been a staple for us for years, but my last two visits, the waitstaff must have smoked some pot
before their shift, because both of them had serious attention deficit problems. This women didn't ask if we needed more drinks, including water for 1.5 hrs.... not kidding or exaggerating. Very disappointing and for one of our guests, it was her first time, so seriously bad impression...

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C
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very authentic Italian experience. Food was delicious.

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S
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in a comfortable venue. Service was good and food was outstanding

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MP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to eat

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j
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

As always at Poggio, our meal was fabulous! The octopus appetizer was outstanding. We each had pastas that were delicious. What was strange this visit was the service. We waited at least 20 minutes before we were able to order an appetizer. The service just never picked up. We felt we on a deserted island at times. This has definitely never happened to me here previously. We waited and waited for the opportunity to order dessert. Not the best overall experience.

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KS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and the best service I've had in a long time. I believe our server's name was Adam. Polite, friendly, professional. Every bite of food was delicious too.

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n
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poggio has become a go-to celebration spot for Mother's Day and birthday celebrations. Great bar, attentive, but not intrusive service and delicious food. Most recently I enjoyed their Risotto with Dungeness crab and daughter had gnocchi on a bed of lamb ragout.

It is a pleasure to take in the beautiful surroundings, conveniently situate on the ground floor of the Casa Madrona. We will return!

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top Italian restaurants in Marin! Great food!

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JM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Poggio's. Our server made excellent suggestions. We thought the wine, appetizers and entrees were all excellent. All in all, a 5-star from our group.

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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and food. The only unfortunate part was sitting across from a loud, very drunk party of six. That’s not the restaurant’s fault but it dampened our evening.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

NYE was fantastic! Amazing food and drinks. The atmosphere was great among everyone both staff and customers. I really like the Christmas ornaments and helium balloons that you walk into everywhere in the restaurant.

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CA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going on New Years eve for a few years. The place looks festive and beautiful, the menu has gone up somewhat but is not outrageous. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious.

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SA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poggio never lets us down! Even on NYE when it popping it is always stellar! We so appreciate that it is always a 5 star experience.

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L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about Poggio. The ambience, food, service, location and especially Tony the bartender.

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PD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing. I have been going to Poggio's for a New Year's Even late lunch for some time. This year was such a disappointing experience. Service is always slow, even when the restaurant is quiet. I ordered a glass of sparkling rose and it came in a small twist off cap bottle! Like a split that you would buy from Walgreens. Turn off. The pasta was good but the pizza that followed (fungi) tasted like sawdust. I think chef had the day off to prepare for the evening onslaught and it showed. It is extremely rare these days to find a restaurant that serve consistently good meals.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The baked cauliflower appetizer dish with capers and chili was delightful. Tried 2 different pizzas and flavors were fantastic. Only negative was the burnt crust areas of the pizza tarnishing the flavor at times. Overall - good experience

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D
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like Poggio. The food is always above average and often excellent. The chef seems to have a really good sense of what works well together and his dishes are always well constructed without being fussy and complicated. Always fresh ingredients as far as I can tell and authentic dishes. The space is very nice and the service is consistently good. Their pasta is excellent but this time I had the grilled tout which was very nice. Not spectacular, but perfectly cooked and nicely paired with lentils and fingerling potatoes. The pasta with clams was very good as well. They comped us a wonderful panna cotta with huckleberries for our anniversary which was very nice of them and the stand out of the evening. This is our go to place in Sausalito and will remain so. Thanks Poggio!

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TH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, the service was impeccable & the ambience is so pleasant

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CC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The grilled octopus was delicious and the affogatto was fantastic. Well worth driving from the East Bay.

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DS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, especially since the Christmas decorations were still up, and the service and food were exquisite!

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LS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really fun time with heartfelt service. We loved how easy it was to order straight forward dishes. Server welcomed our wish to share.

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OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 3 meals were outstanding! We will go back again when we're in the area.

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S
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Poggio is a restaurant which has consistently offered well prepared Italian cuisine for many years. The staff are unfailingly helpful and upbeat. The room is welcoming and ,usually, it is easy to hear one's dining companions--not a trait which many busy restaurants can deliver! I love the Carpaccio, special pasta dishes and, of course, Affogato for the finishing touch!

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g
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We chose Poggio primarily for the wonderful warm obvious Christmas ambience . . . simple, stately, and absolutely gorgeous! Street parking was not too difficult on this Wednesday winter night. Seats were comfortable. The food was excellent, maybe 4.5 (the four of us shared a bit of everything, I very much enjoyed the pear salad and was glad I ordered seared scallops); the candied orange with vanilla gelato topped with espresso was fun, innovative, and yummy. Service was noticeably friendly and accommodating (although not so Italian). Very busy for dinner on Dec 26, and my side of spinach savoy was on the bill but was not served so I had to point that out. Noise level became moderate by 7p, and I'm glad because the white noise drowned out the opinionated man sitting behind me (who remained less than pleasant for two straight hours); but I could still hear our tables's conversation. When it's cold and late at night, it can be problematic that the restroom is outside and up some stairs; strangely, the men's restroom was locked around 8pm that night (with two men trying to figure out how to access), so we drove home to use a restroom.

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MD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu choices and wonderfully prepared meals, with an old school-classic style dining room.
Service was terrific and so was the wine list.

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IH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so nice to our dog too!

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DD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always enjoy Poggio, especially during holidays. Enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner, although I felt rushed through meal. A little inconstant with entree portion sizes. Two meals were very generous, two were a bit skimpy for the price. Will return, as quality and atmosphere are always good.

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P
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner tradition. We had a great table and a Fantastic server, Deborah. We will ask for her in the future. The appetizers and salads are varied and a nice size. The pork chop with polenta was delicious as was the short rib. Also has a great bar.
Will go as often as I can!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious as always. Service was perfect. Festive decorations. Perfect for a holiday get together with family.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Poggio’s as usual does nit disappoint. Just an all around great place for lunch and dinner .

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SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Poggio for 14 years ... every year around the holidays ... a tradition with us! Always have a great meal and good time.

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EJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down our favorite restaurant in the north bay. Poggio always is a wonderful experience and the food is absolutely first rate.

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L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. Our server Marta was exceptional..

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