Salumeria is a deli and larder that showcases a selection of Italian inspired house-made salumi and prosciutto with a Northern California sensibility.
Service wasn’t great. Server very unfriendly.
This is my favorite restaurant in the city! Amazing flavors in every dish & wonderful service.
Awesome New Year’s Eve! And Karine was a spectacular server!!!
Quality food with a big plus for any pasta dish.
It was my third time being there. The food used to be better. This time it was salty and expensive. I was not able to have it.
Amazing food, great service but except for the date on the receipt you wouldn’t have known it was Christmas Eve. Just a minimal vagueness of the holiday season in decor and none in music. Don’t need to have 7 foot tree, flashing lights, and jingle bells blaring but a slight effort and some holiday atmosphere would have been appreciated.
Excellent restaurant!!! The food and service were outstanding. Overall we had a very good experience.
Definitely we will be back.
I've been to Central Kitchen twice now. The initial time I liked it but nothing really stood out though their pastas are genuinely refined and what I liked the most. This recently outing, I was indeed disappointed. Flavors were okay. My pasta which was a farfella with mushrooms and short ribs(I cant recall though it was 3 days ago) had a so so texture. Portion was unbelievably small for $24. A good appetizer size but not dinner portion. That's my main gripe. Plus, I like things warmer during the winter, not super hot but not room temperature. On a cold night. Room temperature gets cold too fast.
My husband had pork loin. He is a lean, 5 ft 10 inch guy. He is slim and doesn't over eat but it was barely enough to fill him. We had a beet salad to share. It was so small. Not meant for sharing. We thought 1 app to share and each a main would be enough. But we were hungry.
Though tasty was the pork and the beet salad...unfortunately the petite size could be addressed.
I think for such a casual restaurant, you need to order a salad or bread, a pasta and an entree EACH to be full.
My husband and I left the restaurant not full and we actually had to go get crepes for dessert because we were a tad but "hungry". I mean I got a strawberry crepe with chocolate and a scoop of ice cream and whip cream. Then I was happy and full. He had to get a banana, ice cream and whipped cream crepe.
For $80 for two. It's not that much...but for the weird texture in the pasta. And the small small pork entree. And NO wine. It was so much more than we imagined for a simple casual Monday night dinner. So many other options in the city. I would go to Flour and Water instead.
Amazing experience from start to finish. Excellent service and beautifully prepared delicious vegetables. The duck breast was fantastic too.
Everything was excellent except one farfalle pasta dish. Will definitely go back.
I came here with friends to enjoy a holiday dinner and it was absolutely phenomenal. The food was delicious and their wines even better. Everyone was very friendly and the ambience is very nice.
Overall food was good not excellent. Per portion size is on the smaller side but ok for one person with an appetizer. Our waitress recommended the pasta dishes since they are a sister to Flower&Water. I thought the pasta dishes were good but not excellent. Good ambience.
Great service and great food and drinks!
AMAZING! We cannot say enough about this place. YOU HAVE TO COME. We are from the south of Italy, so we use to eat well, healthy and tasty. But this place is to try. The best experience along all our California Trip. We took a testing choice from the chef, accompanied by the suggested wine for each course. It was excellent from beginning to the end. Also our waiter was professional, discreet and friendly. don’f Miss Central Kitchen if in SF!!!
We got the pleasant ridge cheese selection from the larder- very good! Would have loved to know which cheese was which 🤔. The basil campanelle was excellent, the favorite dish by far. The king salmon was cooked to perfection but we were not crazy about the sunchoke/mushroom conservative sauce. I enjoyed a Indian Springs aperitif cocktail. The service was great and the ambiance was lovely
We had a great time! Decided to go with the chefs choice for dinner and we were so happy we did. Service and food were amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
My husband and I are trying a new SF restaurant every month, and Central Kitchen was our November pick. The environment is casual and very basic, which is fine. The food—the most important element of the evening-was merely good. No one in our party of 5 had a rave review for their entree, and the several appetizers we tried were unexceptional. All 5 of us agreed on a “B” grade for CK.
Servers were pretty unaccomodating. Food was good but nothing really special. Server was not very polite.
Loved every thing we ordered. Ambiance was great and our server gave us great recommendations, we were not disappointed.
food is still great but the background music was much too loud
The service is what really stood out. Very attentive staff checking on a regular basis. The food was outstanding. We partook in the tasting menu. The highlights were the fry bread with burrata and the dual pasta course. Pasta with 'marinara', meatballs, with crispy breadcrumb and chili flake topping was on point. Only downside was the lamb course was well done and a little tough. I should have just stated our preference on meat temperature ahead of time.
Absolutely loved this place - will be going back again!
Excellent, friendly service. Amazing food in a comfortable environment.
Still dreaming about the Seared King Trumpet mushrooms!
Top notch food, service, and ambiance - the meal was unbelievable! You will not be disappointed!
Nailed it!!! The staff, food and ambiance!!
The food was outstanding. Our server was a bit deprived of personality but the brilliant and lively person who brought our food was AMAZINGLY gracious and efficient.
One thing: the music track playing was way too loud. Loud conversation, loud acoustics and loud music. It would have been just perfect with lower volume music.
We love going back there again and finding that the food gets better and better!! great experience!
The food was unremarkable and only memorable for its unsurpassed banality. The worse tatare ever, limp blistered peppers, a pork porterhouse that was without flavor, and there is better roasted chicken at Andoniway. The chocolate custard was the only balanced menu item tasted.
Our dinner conversation included the frustration of eating out, paying hundreds of dollars for a "I could have had a burger" meal, and my apology to my friend with a promise to make good on her birthday dinner.
Go elsewhere (McDonald's) or stay home and eat something frozen.
Excellent menu! Great service. Food was exceptional. Very knowledgeable about coeliac friendly options!!
One of our favorites for Californian cuisine. Love the ambience and fun vibe, and service is friendly and prompt. We went for the “let the kitchen decide” menu and our group enjoyed it very much.
Great service, delicious food and good ambiance. Nice converted warehouse. Good vibes.
Food was very good. Didn’t love the sweet brown butter sauce with the trout but fish was cooked to perfection and yummy. Great trumpet mushrooms and Brussel sprouts dish. Service was excellent.
Pretty looking food, though some was lacking in flavor and texture. Falls just on the side of too precious rather than plentiful. Best: lamb raviolini. Worst: a rubbery, flavorless pork terrine.
The food was amazing with great vibes. I came for my anniversary and was happy with my experience
Though decent food, it was disappointing compared to our first visit a few months ago. The music in the restaurant was unnecessarily loud - so loud you had to yell to speak across the table. Dishes presentation was just ok and most disappointing was the pork loin entree. It was so tough and dry we had to tell the server twice before she returned the dish to kitchen. The pastas remain good.
Wasn’t especially busy but waited an hour for our entrees.
Had a great time at Central Kitchen while celebrating a special day with my girlfriend. The food and drinks are always great there, and the staff even went out of their way to help us celebrate a special occasion when they found out the reason for our date.
What a beautiful evening.
Highly recommend the 'let the kitchen decide' menu, plenty of variety of food without leaving one feeling stuffed.
Loved how the waiting staff worked as a team, rather than your table having just one waiter, everyone got involved and was on the ball.
The restaurant was so noisy and the music so loud that it ruined dinner. We will not return.
Great experience. Staff really stood out.. they work as a team which I really appreciate.
Food was awesome.. chicken approaching Zuni status and pork loin served at the perfect medium.
We'll be back with out a doubt