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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 americanorestaurant@communehotels.com.

8 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Embarcadero

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(415) 278-3753

Website:
http://www.americanorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
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

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Josh Perez

Additional:
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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Private Dining

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

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.3

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3.9

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (4)
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Casual (3)
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Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great ambiance, excellent service, delicious food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not happy with service charge of 20% being added to the bill for just a table of 2. Dirty glasses left on table. Wine pairings brought over to table late. Felt quite rushed. No I taste of marrow in the bone marrow mash. Not worth the money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wish there were more tables dedicated for dates besides the tall bar chairs with tiny tables.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I had a magical dinner here. It is a great place. Servers were friendly but not overly present. Food was good.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was cold and prime rib overdone. Disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Remains one of our favorites in SF. Probably the second or third time we've dined there and will keep going back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised with the food here. Went here for lunch with coworkers. Had the Brussel/artichoke starter that was delish and good for sharing ! For entrée I had the sausage pizza. Middle was a bit floppy but the flavors were bright and distinctive. Others had grilled cheese and soup combo. The cauliflower soup was especially yummy. Also be sure to ask for bread when you sit down. It comes warm and perfectly crusty on outside and soft in middle, and served with olive oil and basalmic. Very reasonable prices too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous food!
We had a fantastic dinner at Americano Restaurant. Every detail was meticulously handled. Loved the appetizer - a peppers and feta cheese spread on hot grilled bread. The branzino was delicious and beautiful. The "old-fashioned sundae" for dessert was anything but. Especially enjoyed the bitters toffee sauce. Wine list was spendy. The wine we ordered from Freemark Abbey was very enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our Thanksgiving meal at Americano, and it was wonderful. The food was outstanding and the service was lovely.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service and food were. Outstanding! We’re coming back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent service; despite limited menu, I always find something satisfying.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I was expecting something with better views. The salmon was undercooked and cold.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This place always delivers for a casual businesss meal - easy to converse with guests. Service is well above average, dining room is very comfortable, food is consistent if not super exciting, great location near businesses.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The warm, seasoned olives are great as a first bite!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Americano deserves to be on the radar for good food, specifically at the restaurant. Even when the bar and patio are buzzing, the restaurant is almost always nearly empty or at most half full.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Our server went above and beyond to ensure we were ordering what we really wanted.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service was excellent. We have been to Americano before & found the food very good We we're very disappointed this time. Food not well thought out. Appearance & taste needed attention

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Service was really S L O W.
Not the place for a quick business lunch.
Good for the San Francisco Vibe - Old Street cars go by - view of the Ferry building.
chicken sandwich is very tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

For a group of 8 people, I didn't expect to have to chase down the waiter... It was my birthday dinner. Horrible service. The ambiance and food was good though. The tip is included so the waiters don't care.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Breakfast is consistent, good quality and tasty. Staff is welcoming and service is good.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Service was superb! Fish cooked perfectly! Sauce could use a bit more acid and salt. Appetizers were amazing!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Amazing mushroom truffle pizza. Great location and view with very friendly service. Appreciated that server made a very good recommendation for a reasonably priced wine.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Great place for a business lunch where you can talk over lunch and actually hear the conversation. The food is high quality food and fast service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Nice outdoor seating. $20 fixed price lunch special was good! Wait people were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Brussel Sprouts with Artichoke is very good. Just the right amount of flavor and crispiness. The kale salad with prawns was very good as well. The dressing was light, yet unexpectantly tasty.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2017

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?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Authentic, Organic, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Always a good selection for a business lunch. Service is uniformly attentive and professional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Delicious food creatively prepared and served. Nice atmosphere, very attractive place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Had a birthday lunch for my boyfriend for 9 people and it was really great. We sat in a really nice and private area in the back and the food and service were great. Would definitely come back.

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