Altovino

4.8
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378 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Seasonal Italian dishes from rotating regions (heartier Northern dishes in winter, Tuscan dishes in spring and Southern fare in summer) and an unmatched list of carefully selected, little known Italian alpine and volcanic (alto) wines along with Tuscan and Piedmontese classics characterize the offerings at AltoVino. Tuscan-born owner and sommelier Claudio Villani curates both unusual and classical wine pairings with Chef Nick Kelly’s offerings.

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.
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b
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and wine.

LT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and our waiters were fabulous! Their menu recommendations were right on. We had such a fun night. Thank you!

BB
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really innovative Italian menu. Monterrey sardines for a starter. Dishes and ingredients that were new to me. Delicious Italian wines from producers that were new to me too. I loved it. A big reason I dine out is to have something different. This menu hit the bill. Perfectly. Great service and staff. Energetic feel.

f
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is inspired, the flavors interesting, complex and robust. The pasta is not to be missed. and the little fried olives bursts of heaven.

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner!

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PC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic wine list and amazing food
Hand made pasta
Amazing

PE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Altovino. The salad and pasta were fantastic

RR
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service throughout. Food was exceptional and very generous portions. Beautiful design...modern yet classically tasteful.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Nob Hill. Incredible value for truly authentic cuisine! Lovely staff who will make you feel so welcome to be there!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service, excellent suggestions

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in San Francisco. By all means go to this great place. Excellent service, great food and beautiful ambiance in this classic SF place.

JW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem! Terrific service and tasty dished fit for foodies.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altovino is a neighborhood gem. It never disappoints. We have taken friends, business people, and recommended it to neighbors. Everyone loves it. The menu changes seasonally and is always inspired. Pastas are delicious, well everything is! Try the fish baked in salt crust. It is heaven. The wines are fairly priced with a nice selection.
Claudio, the owner, greets everyone with a warm smile.
This is a favorite of ours in SF

DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were wonderful. My husband and I went for dinner while on vacation. I especially enjoyed the strawberry spritz and vanilla gelato.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early fans of Ino Vino, and were thrilled to see the evolution to Alto Vino, an elevation of experience in every way. Although the food and ambiance are top of the line, the ambiance remains relaxed and welcoming, quite a feat! Til the next time, we’ll be thinking of the singular meal and great time we had. The bass and hanger steak were superb, preceded by a smoked salmon and roe starter to die for, and of course never miss the stuffed fried olives to start!

DL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. So good!!! The ambiance and food are delightful.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Put off by the service but loved the food. Would only go back to sit at bar and avoid the service issue.

IH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

NF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The neighborhood restaurant was delightful. The food was creative and delicious. We felt welcomed and very happy to be there. The staff is amazing.

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful food, service and ambiance in this comfortable restaurant.

KG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and it was such a magical evening

LL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot, with delicious and different pastas. Great ambiance, very cozy.

V
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. Sat outside, so lovely.

SF
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food just keeps getting better at Altovino. Lucky me, I can walk there -- but it's worth a drive across town too.

OT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience

S
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Amazing. Will 100% go there again.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent like I was in Italy

C
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was awesome

MP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Authentic Italian cuisine, beautiful atmosphere and great service. I keep coming back. Grazie!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and so was the service. We had overall an great time celebrating my man’s birthday. Grazie mille!

JH
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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

SJ
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed outstanding service, wine list, appetizers, pasta, and espresso. What an incredible meal. Thank you, Altovino!

MM
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round dining experience.

s
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great neighborhood find. The food is better than many of the well known Italian restaurants downtown or in North Beach.

CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine delicious as was the service