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About Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale
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, please email email@example.com.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Italian, Californian, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar + Lounge: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 12:00am, Saturday 4pm - 12:00am, Sunday 4pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Hotel Vitale's Valet rates:
$15 for the first hour
$3 each additional hour
$57 Maximum charge
Covered parking garages in the area:
185 Steuart Street
77 Howard Street
169 Spear Street
Muni F line will deliver you to the back of the hotel
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Americano features a private dining room that accommodates up to 16 guests. Our full dining room will accommodate up to 80 guests. Additionally, we offer contract spaces in our bar, lounge and patio areas.
Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale Ratings and Reviews
I bring guests here frequently because it's easy to visit and the food is very reliable and delicious. Not what one sometimes expects from hotel dining, but this is a very nice exception. The bar can be crazy busy in warm weather and at Happy Hour. I've had the least positive experience then -- so many people and not enough staff. But for a meal, everything is exactly on the money. Grilled cheese and tomato soup on a rainy afternoon was my most recent delicious experience. Great salads and pizza. Good place to bring a client when you need to speak privately.
I love to have this place for business lunches. Drinks in the evening can be fun but the bar can fill up quickly. Staff is friendly and the menu is simple and reliable. They have a nice $20 express lunch. But the capstone is really the quiet atmosphere which allows easy conversion. Really nice for a business lunch.
This is one of my go-to restaurants in downtown SF - lovely on a sunny day for lunch and great dinner spot for our book club. It is spacious, making it easier than in many restaurants to hold a conversation. Also the food is excellent and the staff is attentive.
Looked for an Italian restaurant in the Embarcadero. This had good reviews. It was the night before the SF Marathon. Party of 6.
First off, it's not an Italian restaurant. 3 pasta dishes to choose from. Food was good, but the portions were quite small. One person ordered the heirloom tomato salad. There were only 3 slices of tomato on it! My daughter ordered bread as one of the appetizers because it didn't come with the meal! I think we all left there hungry.
I would not go there again. Nor would I recommend it to anyone.
It was the SF Gay Pride Day Parade. I booked online for 6 guests. We arrived about 20 early for breakfast. It was very busy day, Google have their contingency for the parade participant on the same restaurant out in the patio so there are so many guests but they are all jubilant and celebrating the day. We were seated at our table right away with very friendly host, the server came right away and ordered our meal. The food is fantastic over all, nice portion, fresh and good presentation. The value is great. The ambiance is fresh, nice view, and friendly wait staff.
Definitely recommended for locals or tourist alike.
Good lunch menu options at moderate prices. Great patio seating. Waiter was not attentive on this visit. Most meals well prepared and tasty, however hamburger ordered medium was delivered near raw and inedible. Waiter failed to check in after service, so no chance to fix before lunch time ran out. Appropriate deduction of price from bill, but diner didn't get to eat lunch.
This place used to be one of my favorite breakfast spots for business. Food was great, service was great and it was quiet. Went back for the first time in years and looks like it has now been discovered. It's great they're busy but they're now serving mass market style. When I asked to sub fruit or salad for potatoes, which is a basic ask these days given our health conscious lifestyles, I was tersely informed they don't do substitutions. I realized why a short while later because the food came in three minutes... it was so fast that there had to be an assembly line in the back. Check was placed at our table before we finished eating.
You should come here if you're in a rush. They will definitely get you in and out whether you desire that or not.
They allowed us to change our reservation time. At dinner the burgers were big and delicious. The Garganelli was a disapointment. It tasted very bland and lacked flavor. The pasta tasted like it was straight from the boiling pot of water with no sauce or seasoning. Even after adding salt and pepper it still needed something to help it out-none of us cared for it. The cocktails used burgandy cherries instead of maraschino cherries--they were super good. At breakfast, even though we were guests of the hotel and our booking included breakfast, they would only seat us at the bar (even with our 6 year old child), stating that they were fully booked because it was Mother's Day...yet, half the restaurant tables were empty. But on the plus side, after we were seated at the bar, they found a table for us (even though we didn't ask them to) and we were able to move to a much more comfortable spot. The breakfast was very good-salmon & eggs Benedict were stellar and each meal came with a dressed green salad instead of fruit. The hot chocolate was made with foam instead of whipped cream which our child didn't like, but the adults did. In short, breakfast was pretty good, dinner hit and miss.
We had a great brunch here! Would definitely recommend to anyone in the Embarcadero area. I found Americano when I was looking for a brunch place near the Ferry Building for me and my family who were visiting. I've found that most of the places in this area are overpriced and not that great. I decided to try Americano and it surprised me! The food was good, it was less expensive than I expected, and they were able to take a 5 person reservation the night before. Inside, it was quiet and we had great service. My parents liked it and said they would love to go back when they visit again.
Was in San Francisco over Easter, so after researching options, selected this restaurant for Easter brunch. Service was excellent, but especially for the cost ($35), buffet selection was very poor. Hot items were limited to scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, and sliced beef. Lettuce leaves were put out with a sign indicating a fresh greens salad, but it was lettuce only, with no dressing. I happened to catch a server while he was re-loading one of the items, and he offered to bring me some salad dressing. There was a bit of fruit, some bagels and rolls, and lox and cream cheese.
Very disappointed with the buffet overall. Would have thought that for an Easter brunch there would have been broader selection of hot dishes and perhaps at least an omelet bar.
Always good for a business meal since there are places in the restaurant where the noise is not overwhelming and you can have a conversation. The service was excellent, as always, and there is always a wide variety of food selections to choose from, including daily specials.
This will always be my number 1 place for any kind of lunch -- business, special occasion, birthday, date. Service (from Marie as hostess, through manager, to all the servers) are first rate, and the food is excellent no matter the choice. I have 2 special occasion lunches this week, and I've booked them both at Americano. Why go anywhere else?
Still my favorite place for lunch in the FIDI/SOMA area. Beautiful surroundings, great view, delicious food (flat iron steak salad is a favorite), and best of all, the all-time best staff. From warm greetings by Marie, to excellent waitstaff (thanks to Grover this time ), to always being acknowledged and welcomed by house manager, it always feels like the place I should be.
Went for Valentine's Day during their chef special. Loved the ambiance of the place but it was extremely expensive for the food we were served. While other tables had water left at the table, we had to ask every time we needed a refill. The dessert was delicious, food was good, and the drinks were well made. Just wish there was a bit more for what we paid.
Reservations were a snap via OpenTable, so definitely appreciated the availability of seating when looking around at 11 am for a noontime lunch. Serving staff was quick and attentive, though there was definitely a slowdown once more people started showing up around 12.15.
Steak salad was seasoned well, but the medium rare steak came out on the high side of medium, just short of well done.
Would consider this as an option if back in the area, but a bit leery of food quality now.
Service was poor. The server checked in on us once. We had to flag ppl to take care of us and eventual the cocktail waitress stepped in to assist.
The food was decent. I'd suggest going with their simpler fair. My steak was cold and the potatoes unseasoned. I didn't send it back bc I didn't want to deal with it.
The pizzas are probably the better route. The baby gems salad was good. I'd eat that again.
My favorite place in the Fidi/Soma area. When I want to celebrate, or be alone after a bad day, or treat someone to something wonderful, Americano is where I go. Ambience, food, and servers/greeters/managers always provide first class service and the libations are always superb. Lots of choices in the area, but I always choose Americano after considering the others.
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