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Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale

4.1
4.1
761 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Americano is designed to encourage a communal dining and imbibing experience. We suggest starting with a few bites for the table alongside some selections from our crafted cocktail menu or distinctive wine list. From there, our menu offers the opportunity to taste a bit of everything or enjoy a traditional full entree. Our question to you is, "How would you like to dine?"

Please note that a limited menu will be provided for parties of 12 or larger. To book a private space or to make a reservation for a large party on the patio, please email americanorestaurant@hotelvitale.com.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar & Lounge Mon–Fri 11:30 am–12:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 278-3753

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jill Hanson

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Embarcadero

  • Parking details

    Hotel Vitale's Valet rates:<br />$15 for the first hour<br />$3 each additional hour<br />$57 Maximum charge<br /><br />Covered parking garages in the area:<br />185 Steuart Street<br />77 Howard Street<br />169 Spear Street

  • Public transit

    Muni F line will deliver you to the back of the hotel<br />Two block walk from Embarcadero MUNI/BART station ( walk East on Market and make a right on Steurat Street then left on Mission. Hotel Vitale is on the corner.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 761 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Americano restaurant is great for any occasion. The food and drinks are delicious and ambiance is amazing!
  2. DM

    DMDM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This has a nice atmosphere in a great part of San Francisco. Very tasty food and attentive waiters. You'll enjoy yourself there and get a good meal.
  3. HV

    HeatherV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ordered the hamburger, which was excellent and the Frisco Pizza. I liked the pizza but wish the cheese was spread out more and not in area to create a blob. For dessert, we had the apple tart and it was OK. The tart was under baked and the apples were inconsistent in doneness. Other than that, everything else was very good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Bring back the Brussels sprouts! Overall, price point is a bit steep for quality
  5. TT

    TrevorT

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent venue for a business lunch, or casual dining. Have eaten there many times and always very satisfied. Thank you.
  6. MJ

    MarkJP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food has always been memorable each time I’ve dined at Americano. Some of the tables can be very close to other patrons b this last time I got a table in the back by itself which was perfect. I highly recommend the Express Lunch as it gives you a little of everything (but plenty to fill you up). You get soup, salad, and choice of a pasta dish from the menu or a panini. All the food is great but I highly recommend getting the soup. For some reason their soup has always tasted better than any other restaurant I’ve visited.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excelente lugar para cenar la víspera del Año Nuevo!
  8. KJ

    KimJ

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Wildly overpriced even by pre fix holiday standard for mediocre food and zero ambiance. Service was fine but not exceptional enough to make up for an otherwise uninspired meal. Would not return or recommend.
  9. P

    Puzzlepiece

    Boise

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was bland. No seasoning, salt or herbs. Not worth the investment for New Years Eve. Service was hurried and not friendly but his assistant was helpful and more friendly. I expected much more. Beautiful location and was the perfect spot to walk to the water and watch fireworks.
  10. MM

    MarilyM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    New Year’s Eve get-together for 9 friends. We anticipated a great time but service was low par. Our waiter was really good and trying very hard and very knowledgeable BUT his service partners didn’t quite know what was going on and made it challenging for our waiter. When we asked for bread, service partner said, “I’m not your waiter.” A trained service person would say, “Let me get your waiter.” When the food was served, there were missing flatware so we had to wait and flag service. No one was around we had to flag the front service person as good was getting cold. Same thing when dessert was served, no flatware. Our patio location was not full unless there were more patrons in the main dining room but that should not excuse bad service. I think that’s the problem with prix fixe and required 20% service charge. No incentive for the waiter’s service partners to support his efforts. Really made waiter look bad. He made it up be offering us tea and coffee for the 3 of us who appreciated the extra. Prix fixe was good value. Prime rib was excellent. The prawns were overcooked and shell was sticking to prawn skin, we sent it back and were offered quail instead.
  11. CJ

    CoachJohn

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My experience at Americano restaurant for NYE was a little bit below average due to the following... Closing Hours: Upon checking in for our table, I asked one of the hostesses if it would be okay to stay until midnight for NYE and at first they stated that they would close at 1000pm. My reservation was at 845pm, which did not make sense as usually there is at least 2 hours for dining. Additionally, the wait staff did not know the official closing time and just kept referring to the bar making a last call possibly around 11pm. The restaurant stayed open until midnight, but it was a little uneasy not knowing if we were going to have to leave. Food: The prix fixe menu was of a decent value at $85, but nothing special. The appetizers were standard, but the mains were mediocre. I ordered the prime rib and unfortunately it was too salty. My wife ordered a prawn plate that could have been better if the prawns were shelled off and maybe offered a bit more than 3 pieces. Dessert was just standard. Attentiveness: The wait staff was friendly and did their best to serve as efficiently as possible. We definitely appreciated their service to serve patrons on NYE. However, for some of them not knowing when the restaurant would officially close was a bit concerning. One person apparently managing the staff allowed us to stay after we asked, which was much appreciated. Overall: The place was good for the location to celebrate NYE and see the fireworks at the Embarcadero, but it was lacking in some areas. The food could have been better and the staff could have been better informed about the closing as it was apparent that some did not know when it would shut down. The ambiance and set up of the restaurant is very nice, but the food is what should be the attraction. Unfortunately, my experience of the food was not so good. For that main reason, I cannot recommend the restaurant, but I hope they can improve since it has a lot of good potential to be great.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food poor quality , was served Luke warm . I wAs not informed of set menu , despite asking when booking was the menu a la Cart . Servers were rude , removed plates wile other guest still eating. Beef did not have a jus a described was the resting juices only . No decorations for New Year’s Eve . Extremely disappointing.
  13. MA

    MitchellA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner
  14. d

    daverice3

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    #1 our server, Debbie was awesome. Anyone that has to work on Christmas Day should be rewarded. She was a delight from the minute we sat down. #2 They ran out of the appetizers that two of our party had ordered moments before, so they needed to order something else. And it was only 6:30pm!! #3 They couldn't find the wine that we ordered, so we had to choose something else. More pluses than minuses however. The food was across the board great. We had a great time.
  15. E

    Elbow

    Cleveland

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas fixed price dinner was delicious!
  16. AC

    AnnieC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Service very good birthday on Christmas Day celebration.
  17. T

    Tina

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for Christmas dinner. Pre Fixe menu was very good, with enough choices to satisfy everyone. The cost was very reasonable, and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  18. KR

    KRS1

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. We were a party of 7 and the service was outstanding. The food was great and we were all pleased with the appetizers recommended.
  19. FL

    FiaLotta

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is lovely: pizza, beet salad and heavenly flourless chocolate cake!
  20. FB

    FadillahB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was fine. The server was a bit irritated since we were the last group booked for brunch that day. She did come around by mid-service. Over all the experience was OK.
  21. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and honest people there. Highly recommended.
  22. C

    Calypte

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. Prices are reasonable. Perhaps with having dinner at the Hotel the parking ticket could be reduced.
  23. GS

    GregS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a team lunch of 8. We were treated to a dining room away from the main area which was great and unexpected. Food was very good and had several options for everyone to try.
  24. B

    Bizlunch

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was terrific. Great location. Did not rush a business meeting during our meal.
  25. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This is a “go to” restaurant for me. Unfortunately, the steak was over cooked and the salad dressing was very tart.
  26. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a fun vibe at Americano Restaurant; the service was great and the food was delicious. I had the king salmon and it was cooked perfectly.
  27. KK

    KarenK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Highlight was a delicious squid salad.
  28. PD

    PatriciaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing is ever truly perfect, but the food, service and ambiance at the Americano comes very close. The wait staff was professional, friendly and patient (some of us were 20 minutes late), made good recommendations and dealt with our mercurial food decision changes. The food: we grazed (and very well, thank you!) on a number of shared plates: deviled eggs with a sprig of prosciutto, Feta Piquillo Dip, pizzas, meatballs, squid with couscous, summer melon (perfectly ripe) and more. And then desserts: over-the-top deliciousness. Plates quietly arrived and disappeared, to be replaced by others, a testament to the service. Be sure to try the "frose". A light, airy summer cocktail!
  29. SU

    SUSAN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good but took an hour before we were able serve.
  30. l

    lindaclo

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location for views of SF Bay; friendly and accommodating staff; food is delicious but portion size a bit large; flour less chocolate cake is to die for.
  31. L

    Lori07

    San Francisco

    104 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I hadn't been to Americano in more than 2 years. In that time it has gone from an elegant restaurant to a tourist pizza joint. The tomato and burrata salad was lovely but the main courses were fair at best and fairly expensive.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food too salty, waiter forgot to bring a dish, pricey for poor quality and poor service!
  33. LW

    LouW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very limited menu, but quality was high. The deviled eggs were incredible. The wine was very good. And the service was incredible. The flavor of the main dishes was very good with very fresh ingredients. The quantity was less than I was expecting. I didn’t expect truck driver portion sizes, but the description of the item suggested that there was more to the dish than it contained. The limited menu would leave some dinners wanting
  34. KP

    KayP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Restaurant did not provide request for a view and gave us table in back room
  35. V

    Vegbrown

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The menu was pretty limited. We asked for salads because there was none on the menu. I had a green salad that was bitter and tasteless. My husband had the Caesar which was ok. The pizza was thin and pretty good. The ambience is great but the food only ok. Oh and the wine price list is way over the top expensive over three times the cost of the same bottle at a store. Most restaurants charge double.
  36. DB

    DennisB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average food, limited menus, novice service Price to quality ratio out of line
  37. MM

    MiriM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for work lunches, especially if the company is paying.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch express options. Fast, quality, and good!
  39. R

    Rezziechick

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I had a reservation and showed up early to get our table. I was seated by the hostess and sat there for 30+ minutes before anyone ever came over to take our order. My friend had to get up and go ask the hostess to send a waiter - even though a bunch of them walked past us and we tried to make eye contact and wave them down. Finally, 45 minutes after being seated we were able to put in our order of both food and drinks. No one ever came over to check in and see if we liked our drinks (or wanted a second one) and if we liked our food or wanted to order additional items. Truly TERRIBLE customer service even though it was very expensive. Good luck getting repeat customers.
  40. LL

    LeslieL

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Went for Easter brunch, it was mediocre. Manager or like person brought the coffee to the table, spilled it, no apology or attempt to even clean it up. The food was mediocre, service minus the manager was good and the menu was very limited. Price is too much for the quality. If you are going to order anything go either blueberry pancakes or avocado toast. Also note they hit you with 20% grat. I can say, if you come here after work for happy hour in the summer the place is bomb!

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Embarcadero

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar & Lounge Mon–Fri 11:30 am–12:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Vitale's Valet rates:<br />$15 for the first hour<br />$3 each additional hour<br />$57 Maximum charge<br /><br />Covered parking garages in the area:<br />185 Steuart Street<br />77 Howard Street<br />169 Spear Street

  • Public transit

    Muni F line will deliver you to the back of the hotelTwo block walk from Embarcadero MUNI/BART station ( walk East on Market and make a right on Steurat Street then left on Mission. Hotel Vitale is on the corner.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jill Hanson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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