Americano Restaurant - Hotel Vitale

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792 reviews
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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, please email americanorestaurant@communehotels.com.
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AB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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E
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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H
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Good work

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CL
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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BS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous bartender Adam ! Great service , food & cocktails.

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R
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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FM
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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B
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner!

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a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice, something for everyone except for the noise (which was a birthday celebration (and they all wanted to become hearing impaired)). Food was exceptional (dessert was good, didn't rise to level of mains or apps).

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It can be hard to find restaurants in San Francisco that are quiet enough and refined enough to have a pleasant business meal. Americano is perfect, with service that was attentive but not intrusive, thoughtful menu, convenient location, and good food. I'd highly recommend the private room for a group of eight to twelve.

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BM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Good location, good food. Service is really slow.

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j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, as was the service. It was pretty noisy, mostly coming from the bar area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I probably will not go back to Americno. It clearly is not what is used to be. I told the bar server I wanted to try one of the drinks on the drink menu, minus one of the ingredients. He informed that could not be done because the drink was already pre-made in a batch! Well, call me old fashioned, but I always thought a bartender could mix a drink of any kind, as long as the ingredients were on hand--which they were in this case. Then, the martini I ordered definitely did not come in a chilled martini glass--the drink was warm. Given what they charge for a drink, both of these instances are not ok with me. The dinner was ok, but not the high quality I have had there in the past. The pork chop was over cooked. There was no type of carb, such as bread, with the entre. nor was bread even offered. Again, that just isn't the service I want for the amount they charge. SF has a lot of restaurant alternatives, and until I know Americano ups its game, I will go elsewhere.

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BM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location, a big expensive, service is a bit slow. Food is very good.

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SM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location and excellent service. Lunch menu is limited, but good food.

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The entree selection was small and the food choices were not to our tastes. The worst part of the meal was that the staff repeatedly came by and removed our dishes and silverware before we were finished. They took away our bread oil and we had to ask to replace it. They also brushed the tabletop several times while we were eating. The room service breakfast was also a joke. We ordered two meals, they only brought one, and when they brought the second breakfast, they forgot the silverware. Overall, the Americano Restaurant was the worst dining service that we have ever experienced.

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DL
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for early morning breakfast with business colleagues or friends. Great selection of traditional and contemporary breakfast fare.

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A
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance! Perfect setting for a business lunch. Not noisy at all for lunch.

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JQ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was mixed and service was slower than ideal. I think it was the loudest espresso machine I've ever heard.

And my Open Table reservation didn't exist with the restaurant.

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c
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jorge was great!

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j
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. She assisted my 12yr daughter to create a mix of a couple dishes that were on the menu to meet her expectations.

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m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Location is a great part of the experience here. Food was pretty good but there are extremely limited options if you don't want pizza, panini or pasta. There are no regular protein entrees, only salads with protein added.

Server didn't really understand a few things we said. I wish they had tablecloths too, sometimes it feels like eating in a bar, even in the restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother's Day brunch was great. Nice atmosphere,friendly staff and great view if all the activity in the Embarcadero. I fmgot the buffet, she got the 3-course preset menu. We both had mimosa's. The best part if the experience was that our kids (almost 4 and almost 1) were made to feel welcome and celebrated along with us. We'd definitely do it again.

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D
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good and service was amazing. Very limited menu, not sure if I would go back but food was good. Hostess was a bit snooty/snotty. We had reservations at 5:30 and got there at 5:27. She told us to step to the side because the restaurant didn't open until 5:30. I get it that they don't open until 5:30 but maybe a better phrase would have been "ok it will be a few minutes why don't you have a drink in the bar and I will come get you when your table is ready". Just felt a little rude.

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect and convenient place for business meetings. Reliable fast service always. Friendly staff

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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate outside, very enjoyable!

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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a great destination for lunch near the Embarcadero. There is plenty of seating and it's a lot less noisy than other spots where you can't even hear the person sitting across from you. In addition to a nice ambiance and cool art, the food and drinks are excellent. I always order the crispy artichoke & Brussels sprouts appetizer, and usually one of their salads. I've been here 5-6 times and have found the dining experience to be very consistent.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great, and they even provided dessert with a candle for my friend’s birthday. I indicated that it was a birthday lunch but I didn’t know if they would do anything special, so it was a really nice surprise.

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m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Checking in near the bar, the noise level was bomb-like loud. Once we got back to the table, it was more quiet, but still there is a din in this restaurant. For being a Wed night, it was clearly a hot spot.

The food and service were very good. Overall, it's a good place to eat but probably a better place to drink.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I selected this restaurant looking for a quiet atmosphere to have a business conversation over a meal. The food was okay, not overly tasty rather a bit bland. My co-worker had the same experience. I would only return if I need a quiet place again for business but not returning based on food quality.

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EV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for cocktails and super delicious appetizers and more. The bar scene is crazy vibrant spilling out on to the huge patio along the Embarcadero, but if you want a quite conversation, you can have dinner in the back of the dining room. Nice spot.

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LP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a Friday night dinner. The bar was very lively. We sat one table back in restaurant which made it a little more noisy.
I suggest asking for table further back in restaurant. Delicious appetizer of artichoke and brussel sprouts. Mushroom pizza very tasty !
Nice attentive service. Great view of the ferry building. Valet parking.

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