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Permanently Closed - Aperto

4.2
719 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies (967)
  • Great for Lunch (390)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Aperto sets aside certain tables for walk-ins, if you do not see an available time for your reservation, please call the restaurant directly.
Aperto is a small neighborhood Italian restaurant right in the heart of San Francisco's Potrero Hill. We are dedicated to serving the best seasonal, local and organic products that we can find and we feature Fulton Valley Poultry, organic pork & lamb, local and wild caught fish. We take great pride in our food our service and our wines. Our menu changes with the season and we also offer great daily specials on our blackboard. We offer over 16 wines by the glass, as well as full and half bottle selections of domestic and Italian varietals. During the warmer times of the year we have an outside seating area where you can soak up the sun and take in the beautiful views of the city.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 252-1625
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Laura Guagliano
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Private party facilities
Buy out of entire restaurant, minimum of 25 guest max. 45
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Private party contact
Laura Guagliano: (415) 252-1625
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Catering
Please contact us directly for details.
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Cross street
Connecticut
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Parking details
Easy Street Parking
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Public transit
22 Fillmore
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
3.7
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Yummy meal - friendly and cozy. Great place to take friends and easy parking!

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HappyTimes (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

Aperto and its sister-restaurant Bellanico are perennial favorites; we love the food, service and the care that's taken in choosing wine pairings. Thanks again...we'll be back!

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Robert (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 29, 2017

A wonderful little neighborhood restaurant with a very friendly and efficient staff. Four people tried three different entrees and we were all very pleased with what we ordered!

This was our third visit and will definitely not be our last!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 28, 2017

I had a dinner with family - tapas style. We loved every single menu item! Great place!!

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Mick (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 26, 2017

cauliflower fritters were good but had a little too much mashed potato; everything was excellent: Arancini, tomato basil soup, tagliatelle pepata, butter beans/rapini/cippolini, hearts of romaine (Caesar salad)

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vipJGKA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Always enjoy this underrated gem! Wonderful food and a friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 20, 2017

What a wonderful dinner! Carlos and the rest of the staff truly know how to make you feel welcomed. We ordered all of our items family style and what a great idea it was. The short ribs are on pint and hands down it may be one of the best short ribs I have ever tried. We can't wait to visit again

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Marsha (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

My husband and I love each visit we make here. Each dish is unique, flavorful, but still 'takes' on dishes we like. I love all the extra touches given to each dish to make it different enough that we never feel we can easily stay home and have the same food.
On this visit, we loved the stuffed clams in a fantastic broth.
Also the burrata cheese with beets to pile on delicious bread.
We both ordered and enjoyed one of the daily pasta specials.

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Libby (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

Wonderful meal with very inventive dishes, and great service. The ambiance is warm, casual and convivial.

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ECMonties (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2017

Had a great experience here when we met friends for dinner. We benefited from the restaurant being less than 50% full on a Wednesday night. Our server, Anton, was very attentive and kept our Prosecco flutes charged throughout the meal. The butternut squash ravioli, clams spaghetti and the spaghettini special were all excellent as were the olive oil/almond cake and amaretto creme brûlée special. Will definitely return.

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vipbugzie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 8, 2017

This is a neighborhood staple, but it still delivers -- especially like it for lunch, when sun fills the room. Servers are always sweet and helpful and, now that they've included their brunch options on weekdays, there are almost too many options. Only not "exciting" if you don't value consistency, quality, and commitment to community.

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vipAnnie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

I went for Sunday brunch. The coffee was mediocre, but the table wobbled so much I was clutching my coffee cup the whole time there. Apparently all of the tables wobble a lot - the folks who sat down next to us ordered juice, and their table wobbled so much that the juice almost overturned onto our table.

I ordered the short rib hash. The short rib was not fork tender, as it should have been, and my poached eggs on top (not a special order, but what was on the menu) were tiny, maybe twice the size of a quail egg. And one of the poached eggs had only half of its yolk - it had broken while being poached, and half the yolk drained out while the other half was completely cooked.

The cornbread muffins that came gratis was also just ordinary. The staff had to be chased down to get refills on coffee, and the coffee accoutrements were cleared from our table while we were still drinking the coffee, so we had to chase down staff again for stirring spoons and Splenda.

I would only recommend this place if you want a quick bite in the neighborhood - the food did come out quite fast. I found nothing special - kind of disappointing considering how long the place has been open.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Recommended by a local for good food. Given I am from out of town, I gave it a go. Food was just ok.Flavors were lacking. Cauliflower fritters were too mushy and would have been better with some texture left to them. Their dipping sauce was lacking some flavor. Salad was overly mayonnaise like and again lacked flavor. We also had the pasta dish the waiter said they are most known for and for me, it was just ok. I personally wouldn't go back.

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2223 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Most was good; the red wine risotto needs to be reworked. Like dropped. Glw

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2017

Always excellent - a SAN FRANCISCO gem! We've been going to Aperto for more than 15 years and it never disappoints. Delicious pastas, roasted meats and veggies. Flavors are clean and fresh. Love this place.

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