Precita Park Cafe

4.6
98 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Precita Park Cafe, is pleased to offer their vision and passion for fresh, made-from-scratch food, and their dedication to community and customer service that is second-to-none. Native San Franciscans and visitors alike are sure to enjoy a wide craft beer selection, California wines and cuisine that pays homage to the abundance of California's fresh local foods. Not to be missed: house-made pastas and pizzas.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner:

Monday 7:00am - 5:30pm - No Dinner Service

Tuesday - Thursday 7:00am - 9:00pm

Friday and Saturday - 7:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

DINNER SERVICE BEGINS AT 5PM
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Phone number
(415) 647-7702
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Tyler Warner
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Catering
Please inquire within. info@doloresparkcafe.com. Thank you
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alabama St.
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Special events & promotions
Please inquire@: info@doloresparkcafe.com. Thank you
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 98 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Incredibly nice servers! I originally requested a table outside but she reserved us a backup spot indoors when she realized the evening was getting cold and we might prefer to be inside, which we did. And really friendly and attentive and helpful the whole evening. Made for a great experience!

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Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place for locally sourced food and vegan options. Good menu selection. Decent craft beer on tap. Very friendly service. Food was good.

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F
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff here are always exceptional -- friendly, fun, not intrusive or overly formal. The brussel sprouts made my usually-vegetarian friend cry out, "Delicious1"

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JN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for Rainbow Pride night where all the food was rainbow themed. It was delicious and super fun. The staff was attentive and went out of their way to meet all our needs. It's a friendly neighborhood place that serves food a cut above your expectations. We will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a nice find, the Mac and cheese was excellent, also enjoyed the burger

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Hangar steak and the burger

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderfully warm experience and felt very looked after by the serving staff. The food was excellent and came incredibly quickly (make sure you go with a big appetite!).

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EF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Precita Park Cafe for brunch and this was our first time trying dinner--the number of options were fantastic for pleasing everyone, and we especially appreciated that some came gluten free automatically (e.g. the mac and cheese).

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delicious, laid back experience and not overpriced. I love the cafe-European feel of a neighborhood restaurant that always feels welcoming and less pretentious. We ordered the steak and fish dishes which were both excellent along with the brussel sprouts which were amazing.

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a
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Took some extended family here for a casual birthday dinner (mom's) and felt very embarrassed for having done so. Service was abominable, and the restaurant was freezing. Pizza looked like frozen store-bought pizza, perhaps because it was about 60 degrees inside and the cheese solidified immediately. Will not be going back.

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g
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I’ve never experienced a sit down dinner where, in the middle of the appetizer, waitress comes by to offer to “box up” the remaining appetizer because the entree is ready. We told her just leave the entree and we’ll make room on the table. Same thing happened with the dessert. We weren’t done with the entree and she brought out our desserts. Usually I hate slow service, but felt rushed this time. On top of all that, I was double charged for my beverage. Food was tasty and well presented, but doubt I will go back.

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EM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Precita Cafe is one of our favorite neighborhood places to eat. Good good and great service. One example of the service: it was very cold outside the night we went and without us asking, the hostess brought brought us cups of hot water to drink and warm up while we got settled. Nice touch!

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JB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great! Only complaint, we were there late-ish on a week night. Waiter just left check after dinner, didn't even offer dessert. If you are open until 10pm and it's only 9:30pm you don't rush your customer out.

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AG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Low key, great food, awesome service. Ate here 4X now in 2017.

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AG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here 3 times for dinner. Great casual spot for healthy dining. Vegan friendly as well. Awesome Bernal Heights neighborhood place with lots of local patrons.

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TB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

All ok but burgers well under cooked, even when you order well done or medium.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was so great for our friend's birthday. Scribe Chardonnay recommended from our server Morgan. The fish dish, pizza and salads were all delicious. A wonderful neighborhood experience without all the pomp and 'tude

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always delicious. Always great service. Pizzas are first rate.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Precita Park Cafe! Unpretentious, wholesome fresh meals with craft beers and higher end California wines.
Pros:
Pasta always tastes super fresh. Classic Italian
Kids personal pizzas are popular with our kids
Chicken with lemon sauce also delicious


Local Brew black lager (Yes!)
Ottos Chardonnay

Servers are friendly

Cons:
Service can be spotty when busy
Walking in servers can be a little too casual as it can be confusing when walking through the door

Overall, a casual go to inviting place with great food and affordable for San Francisco

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SW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this neighborhood cafe! The food is good & the place is very comfy and happy. I've been going here for years & it's gotten fancier over time. It's not expensive, but it's no longer cheap.

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t
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I live very near the Precita Park Cafe, so it's an easy solution for last minute get-togethers with neighborhood friends or a quick bite, good glass of wine on the way home from a long walk. All their pasta and pizza is homemade and good. They offer small healthy items like locally sourced wilted seasonal greens and small interesting salads. Their specials are usually very good, fresh, healthy and creative. It's one large room, very echo-ish and can be full of neighborhood families and kids, which are quite welcome. Outdoor seating overlooking the park is lovely on a nice evening.

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MR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! Great atmosphere and right across from the park. Very kid friendly with great food too. Love the beer flight.

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N
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a neighborhood treat. Great food. Great Value. Always leave feeling satisfied

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

This cafe was not a decent food experience. To begin the service was totally inadequate. Our order was delivered as incorrect. We ordered risotto but they brought us gnochi? We had to ask twice to have our water glasses refilled. They sat the only other diners that came into the place at a table right next to us while there was an empty restaurant full of empty tables.

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PW
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

My wife and I live just up the hill and have been going to PPC since it opened. We usually just walk in and have a good experience; quality wholesome food with quick and friendly service. This day we made a reservation because my mom was with us and wanted to be safe with the bigger party. It started off great with the waiter being helpful. We were completely surrounded by tables with screaming kids, but I know this is a family place and don't hold that against the restaurant. We then proceeded to wait 50 minutes for our food. The waiter did check in on us a few times and apologize. They were as courteous as the could have been. But this is a neighborhood cafe for a nice-casual meal. If the kitchen is that backed up, we should have been warned ahead. We were all very hungry and would have made a different plan..weren't looking for a long dinner. I really expected something to be comped on our bill for the crazy long wait. Maybe our burrata or one of the beers comped would have been a pretty standard gesture in this situation at most restaurants (I made a living as a server for several years so I know from professional experience). But instead of something comped .... we actually had a drink we never ordered charged to us; kind of a kick in the gut at that point. Staff need some training on how to handle busy times.

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h
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious and casual, love the emphasis on homemade items and large picnic table seating!

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V
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and comfortable atmosphere. The food was incredible. I highly recommend this cafe.

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r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The menu looked great, but what a disappointment. We were two of six people in the restaurant. Our food took forever and was cold. Service was slow. And, it was really expensive!

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LR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very cold! And service was incredibly slow.
Food ok - cherry tomatoes were on everything.
Tomato/cucumber/mozzerella salad - mozzerella tasted like store bought and/or frozen cheese - hard and tasteless. I assumed it would be fresh.
Prosciutto pizza was good.

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The night we went (with a reservation) they had only two servers and were very busy so the service was a bit slow but they kept checking with us and we were fine with it. The noise level is high... hard to hear the conversations. Everyone in the place is having fun. Great limited menu. Yum. Great place for breakfast, too.

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RR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All food items seem to be super delicious. Everything we ordered, specifically the mushroom-infused burger, was a delight. Nice open and family-style atmosphere.

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SF
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Looking for good creative dinner that would work for an omnivore, a gluten free eater and a vegetarian and not be too expensive I just happened across Precita Park Cafe. I nearly ruled it out, since its sister cafes didn't have a dinner, and the decor is that of a coffee place with some food. Wow - I was really amazed. Delicious dinner, interesting choices, very fair prices. The wait staff was warm and authentic. You won't go here for the atmosphere - because it really is designed to look like a coffee cafe - but you'll be surprised and delighted by the high quality food with fresh ingredients.

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m
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The precida toast was delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

We have eaten at Precita Park since it opened. It had been once a week in the beginning.
Once chefs changed the food started to become a bit precious. Our weekly visits became monthly and then every 3 to 4 months. Last week we had dinner on a Saturday night. The noise from the kids mixed with the brass forward jazz to make the noise level un comfortable.
We ordered a Margarita Pizza with light cheese. When it arrived it had no sauce. It did have light cheese but no sauce. We didn't have time to wait for another so we asked for it to be boxed up ( we always find someone hungry who is happy to have the gift of food.) We paid and asked for the take but it had been tossed out. I do not think we will be back. This is another disappointing
meal in a place we used to love.

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y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked the burger on my first visit, but it didn't live up to my expectations this time. Everything else is good though, so you should definitely try this place out if you are looking for a good food in a cozy cafe.

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TB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband wanted pizza and they had pizza and other items. It was close to where we were staying and we were tired. They didn't have a pizza my husband wanted - so they made him one!! IT WAS FANTASTIC!! The cooks were going to make it for their dinner. They need to put it on the menu.
I had the roasted chicken. It was the best chicken I have had in a very long time. So juicy and flavorful!!
I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.
Service was great!!
It is on a corner in a neighborhood with a small park across the street.
WHAT A FIND!!
We will eat here again when we are in town.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I usually love this place but thought the food was a little

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V
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great find. Nice location with exceptional food. Unfortunately, too many parents with screaming children. What is wrong with the people who can't teach their children how to act in public. If you raise them without rules, they act like savages. Get a clue and pay attention. You are ruining everyone's experience. What will you do with these animals when they get older?

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D
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

When I first walked in, I thought it would be a perfectly fine but generic neighborhood restaurant. I was wrong. It is something special. The food was excellently prepared from local produce. It was delicious and very well done. I'll definitely come back. A great neighborhood gem that is worth the trip.

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was really pumped to find this place. I've lived around the corner for like 2 years and never even realized this was here. I'll be back often. *Good* vegetables, well prepared, and an excellent beer list, in a low-key place that was not super busy. I hope the latter changes so it'll be around for a long time, but in the meantime I'll revel in the quiet atmosphere because I'm selfish like that. Woo!

The trout with succotash was a particular win.

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