Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Come join us for Thanksgiving at Americano. We will be offering a 3-course prix fixe for $75 per person, $105 with wine pairings.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Come join us on Christmas Day at Americano. We will be offering a 3-course prix fixe for $75 per person, $105 with wine pairings. 2pm-7pm

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

GS
San Francisco
9 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.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

k
San Francisco
8 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.

HB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 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.

KK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Highlight was a delicious squid salad.

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 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!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

l
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on August 23, 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.

L
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on July 27, 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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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

LW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 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

KP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Restaurant did not provide request for a view and gave us table in back room

V
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 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.

DB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average food, limited menus, novice service

Price to quality ratio out of line

MM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch express options. Fast, quality, and good!

R
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 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.

LL
Seattle
6 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!

B
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best pizza in SF. LOUD bar crowd after work. Would like to see a bigger red wine list.

B
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best pizza in SF. LOUD bar crowd after work. Would like to see a bigger red wine list.

B
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generally a typical fancy hotel restaurant. Very stylish, some typically Bay Area quirky art (pictured of people on the ceiling). Prices are high — $20+ for pizza and pasta dishes, upwards for mains. Wine glasses between $12-17.

But food was surprisingly tasty. Crust on flavorful pizza was delightfully light and chewy. Noodles, yes, the noodles themselves were perfectly prepared and delicious, and so was the sauce. Dessert very nice.

Best of all though was the wine. I do mind paying near bottle prices for glasses but less so when the flavor of each of our wines was characteristic yet imaginative. A joy to the palate. I will definitely visit again. Great service.

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Colleague had a big in her food.

e
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Went for a birthday weekend getaway and heard about a great patio for dining so decided to make a reservation. Didn’t need one for a Sunday evening as they didn’t serve in the dining room. The food was delicious but very sparse. Ordered a pizza and bolognese dish that combined we thought could be shareable but wasn’t. In terms of overall value, I wouldn’t recommend going there exclusively for the food - there are a lot of competitors who offer more at similar price point but probably a good spot for cocktails after work hours for a local.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Staff seemed off that day. Party of 10. One of our meals was clearly forgotten. But typically love having work lunches here. Old Fashioned’s with grilled cheese.

AB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lunch meeting at it was right in the middle of the heart of San Francisco. The parking access was very easy to find. The process with the reservation was very easy on OpenTable. I was very pleased with the interior design and the set up was very clean. The server was very knowledgable of the menu and very helpful. The cook did an amazing job with each meal that it was very well presented and indeed great taste. I was very pleased with the experience and would recommend this location for any other business dining.

TG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our meal at Americano was very good. We had a really good thin crust pizza and delicious salads. The service was excellent and they have a nice wine list. The bar area is noisy but quieter in the dining area so we could have a conversation. It looks like a nice place to grab a drink after work. Bonus was valet parking so we did not have to drive around forever looking for a parking spot.

E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great breakfast spot for a large group. Menu had something for everyone. Table was comfortable with a fantastic Bay Bridge view. Service was on point! Highly recommend.

H
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice I liked it and your staff were great.

Good work

CL
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience...service and food. Highly recommend.

RH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was good. The only negative was that we were there for dinner and being dark outside, we couldn’t see anything. I was hoping to see the bridge and the water. Probably would have if it would have been over lunch.

BS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous bartender Adam ! Great service , food & cocktails.

R
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, good service, delicious, but short menu for lunch.

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good but nothing impressive. The food was decent but the falcon was average

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely space, delicious and promptly served food. It’s such a great place!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Indifferent maitre'd and waitstaff. Had to find my own table as maitre'd was busy socializing with kitchen.
Wanted a quiet corner table for business meeting; they lied and said it was reserved...remained EMPTY during my entire breakfast meeting. Waited forever for waiter to acknowledge me for water and drinks/menu...had to go up to maitre'd to ask for service.

FM
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation 2 days before a business lunch only to get there and discover that they were closed for renovations....

B
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bartenders provide excellent service for drinks, wine, and food. The pizzas here are some of the best this side of the Mississippi. Italian sausage is good with a little spiciness. The cheese burger is very generous in size with good flavor and plenty of juicy tenderness, bun is house made. French fries are fresh and crispy.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner!

a
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my go to for offsite meetings and meals. It is casual but nice, busy but not too loud, and has options for most dietary requirements.