To fulfill AltoVino’s mission to offer the heart and soul of Italian dining – quality and experience – for the best deal in town, Kelly runs a no-waste kitchen and Villani offers 150 wines by the bottle and 20 by the glass and quartino Dinner is served six nights beginning at 5:30.
Love this place. So good!!! The ambiance and food are delightful.
Put off by the service but loved the food. Would only go back to sit at bar and avoid the service issue.
Great food and service! Got the stuffed olives and I don’t even like olives but they were delish. Also ordered the fruit salad, Ragu, and some delicious ravioli. All was amazing. Had a wonderful waiter who gave great selection on the wine list. We even stayed half an hour after closing and he was so kind about it even when we tried to rush. Loved our experience here!
The neighborhood restaurant was delightful. The food was creative and delicious. We felt welcomed and very happy to be there. The staff is amazing.
Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful food, service and ambiance in this comfortable restaurant.
We were so impressed. The service, wine list, wine suggestion and food was so good. Hoping to get back to Nob Hill for dinner again soon!
I probably shouldn’t say anything because this is s neighbored gem that we love and go to often - we don’t want the reservation to become impossible! The good is consistently outstanding. They change the menu with the seasons so there is always at least one thing new when we go, if not the whole menu. The staff are really nice and gracious, not just because they know us. I can’t recommend Altovino strongly enough.
The food was amazing and it was such a magical evening
Great neighborhood spot, with delicious and different pastas. Great ambiance, very cozy.
Incredible service. Sat outside, so lovely.
The food just keeps getting better at Altovino. Lucky me, I can walk there -- but it's worth a drive across town too.
Fabulous dining experience
Superb! Amazing. Will 100% go there again.
Everything was excellent like I was in Italy
This is a romantic restaurant in ambient setting. The whole experience, from getting seated to dessert, was wonderful. The only minor negative was that it was challenging to find a substitute for grains.
Food was great, atmosphere was awesome
Love this restaurant! Authentic Italian cuisine, beautiful atmosphere and great service. I keep coming back. Grazie!
The food was amazing and so was the service. We had overall an great time celebrating my man’s birthday. Grazie mille!
Unfortunately they sat us at a table right next to the bathrooms and the entry to the kitchen. It ruined what would otherwise it would’ve been a decent dinner
We enjoyed outstanding service, wine list, appetizers, pasta, and espresso. What an incredible meal. Thank you, Altovino!
This is the 5th time I've had the pleasure of dining at Altovino and am continually pleased with the spot on service, the beautifully prepared food and the cozy atmosphere.
We had been traveling and we were looking for a quiet, high quality meal in a cozy setting and Altovino hit that (and more) on all cylinders! The staff were super helpful, the wine list was great and the food simply killed. Couldn't have scripted the night any better. No wonder the locals were all pouring in!
Fantastic all round dining experience.
A great neighborhood find. The food is better than many of the well known Italian restaurants downtown or in North Beach.
Food and wine delicious as was the service
have eaten here 8or 9 times since it opened in 2018......everything on the menu is well-prepared especially the pastas and beefsteak fiorentino…..very good Italian wine list......charming owner
AltoVino was a fine place to have dinner, but the service really was subpar to poor on the night we were there.
For example: (1) we had a table of 6 and only ever received 3 menus; (2) we had to walk to the host stand to get wine lists because we never were brought any; (3) it took over 20 minutes for service to come to our table to take our drink orders; and (4) when we would try to flag down waiters to receive service, we would always be told “we’ll let your waitress know.” The restaurant seemed unprepared and understaffed for a busy Saturday evening.
Always the best pasta! Great service
Outstanding Italian food & wine. Great service, as always.
The food was excellent from appetizers to dessert! The service was wonderful and it is now one of our favorite restaurants !
The food was excellent from first course to third course, they were all excellent. We went on a Saturday night at 8:30 and the restaurant was full and became a little warm by the end of the meal. That was the only part of our experience that was not the best. We are from Phoenix and were visiting San Fran for the weekend. We are familiar with being warm and the restaurant was rather warm by 9:30. Otherwise food and service was excellent. Highly recommend and the next time we are in San Fran, will go again.
It's rare to find a neighborhood spot with such extraordinary food. This was my third visit and I can't wait to return.
Heirloom tomato salad was perfect. Good service from friendly waiters. Nice ambiance.
Date night perfection! Food,ambiance, service!
Food was exceptional. Service a little stuffy.
Nice, cozy and very good food! All I was looking for!
Great food, excellent help with wine selection and overall outstanding service. A real gem!
Friendly staff proficient in wine pairing.
Kudos to chef Nick Kelly!
They accommodated a larger group and were very helpful. It just was a bit hit and stuffy that day.
The food was great as always.
Food was top level. From the basic ingredients to overall composition of the course.
We were at a less than busy evening. Still service was top notch.
Overall value was great because the food can compete with good Italian restaurants anywhere (including Italy). And most prices were only on the medium to medium-high range.