Salumeria is a deli and larder that showcases a selection of Italian inspired house-made salumi and prosciutto with a Northern California sensibility.
Food was superb. Have not been there in years, glad I went back.
The food is excellent. Our service was not great. It was confusing as it appeared we had two servers, and it was unclear whom to ask for things. We asked for assistance with the fan (it was on full speed and it was really windy on our table) and the noise (the music is blasting in there - feels more like a nightclub!) but then the server would forget and we would ask the other person if she could help. Our main server was not very friendly. Both people tried to take our drink orders. I think it might make sense for Central Kitchen to just assign one wait person to each table? The food is just beyond amazing, so it was totally worth the mediocre/confusing service and we would try it again.
We had theater tickets and they got us in and out without feeling rushed or pushed. Food was excellent, too!
Food was excellent. Service was exactly average. Barely nice and felt rushed
This trip we tried the "let the kitchen decide" with wine pairing. Wow, awesome.
Waitress should find another career. She disappeared for an exceptionally long time and when asked what was up she said, with attitude, that she was on a break and that she deserves to do that.
Neighborhood gem! Glorious food, cool vibe. Wonderful service. Great tunes. Will be back!!
Amazing food, ambiance and service. A favorite spot for sure.
My 30th birthday party
It use to be sooo good! This past visit our dishes came out cold, they forgot an app and we received it at the end of our meal and the menu just isn’t very exciting anymore. We didn’t stay for desert...our server made it clear we had stayed long enough.
Overall. great meal and atmosphere, but the music was so loud that it was really difficult to have a conversation with our dinner companions. We asked to have it turned down, which they claimed they did, but it remained loud throughout the evening.
Wonderful food - amazing flavors. The food was so fresh and so intelligently accented it was hard not to order seconds. The kitchen was able to make vegan preparations of a number of dishes and they were stellar as well.
Michael Bublé concert! Special night for my
My duck and my friend’s ribeye steak came out cold.. had to force ourselves to eat..
The food and ambience was amazing. The food portion was unfortunately to small. I would definitely go again!
Central Kitchen is a great neighborhood gem tucked into the streets of the Mission. Great ambiance and an excellent place to entertain, or just have a relatively quiet meal for two. Love the selection of appetizers -- the chicory salad in particular. Entrees also well prepared. Particularly enjoyed the salmon with a nice puree that very much complemented the dish. Go -- you will enjoy.
Loved the vegetable-centric tasting menu.
Food was delicious. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer questions around diet restrictions as well as make recommendations for our gluten free companion
Overall it was very average for a trendy SF restaurant that came highly recommended from a friend.
Pasta - both duck and the pork belly - was delicious. Everything else, especially the pate and cauliflower starters, were so so.
Freshest food and best meal I’ve had in a restaurant in years!
We loved it. The music is way too loud. But the owners know it. #turnover
Music was much too loud to allow enjoyable conversation so could give only three stars for ambiance. Too bad as it is a lovely space. The large selection of vegetables is a real plus on the food side. While we ordered two different pasta dishes, they each seemed to have the same basic sauce with different meats. At the prices charged, we would not have expected this. The service was exemplary.
Service and ambiance were great, but the food was mediocre. We hyped ourselves up for this experience after reviewing their menu. Unfortunately, several of the dishes had odd flavors and the polenta was bland with an off putting texture, and the corkage fee was $25! The best part was sharing a bottle of Bartholomew Park Cab (2004) and catching up with friends we haven’t seen in years.
Central Kitchen is a must during SF Restaurant Week. The food is amazing and there is so much of it. I said after last year's visit I will return and after this visit, I will.
I'll attempt a stand out dish: the pate from the first course (from the larder) comes to mind. Oh and the fry-bread. The cauliflower from the second course had a wonderful nutty flavor and while the roast chicken from the main course was delicious, the potatoes were like nothing else I've ever tasted - rich and creamy. Desert was mission impossible after everything else, but I ate some anyway. So many complimentary flavors and textures.
Wine by the glass from the menu filled the bill.
I just talked myself into another visit. Go!
What a wonderful evening, great food, pasta to die for and great service. We did the tasting menu (highly recommended) and were very happy. Will always come back!
We decided to try this place out for Restaurant Week, but won’t be going back. It’s sad when the best thing you can say about a place is their great ambiance. Service was a snail’s pace but management apologized. None of the food was *bad* just unremarkable especially for the price point.
We loved the restaurant week menu with amazing wine pairings. Wonderful variety and flavors!
We went for the Restaurant Week menu and were definitely not disappointed. The food was excellent and we were stuffed afterwards for sure. The highlight of the night was the dessert, which is not a course I usually think of. This dessert, though, was everything a good dessert should be - rich, creamy chocolate custard topped with a scoop of coffee ice cream, deliciously crunchy toasted almonds, and a perfect oreo/caramel/salt crumble. Yum!
Service was what defined the night. We had a late reservation and were seated promptly. The restaurant was packed. Service was smooth, with the team checking in often, especially when they felt on their own that we had waited too long for the next course - we had not noticed, but super appreciated the proactive hospitality.
We will definitely drop by again in the future!
Amazing fixed price menu for restaurant week. We had the best waiter, which was the cherry on top of a fantastic meal. Can't wait for our next visit!
Sports bar ambience with circular bar at the center of the restaurant, surrounded by blaring TVs at every angle. The booths at the periphery are rather cramped and small. Food is well prepared, big quantity and tasty. Service could be improved with no greeters at the door and no staff in sight for a good while.
It was our first time dining at Central Kitchen. The food was great but we especially appreciated the attentive service. I recommend the fry bread with burrata and the pasta dishes. Would not order the polenta again though. Definitely will return!
Great pasta dishes and duck breast!
Loved the fried bread
Creative matching of ingredients, precise cooking and beautiful presentation. Great taste in general. The restaurant itself looks beautiful and cozy, however the noise level is way too high (vicious circle between loud and energetic music, and patrons having to speak over the music) and doesn't match the quality of the food nor the design of the restaurant.
Birthday dinner. Arrived at 5:30. Timing of food to table was incredibly sluggish. Spent most of the evening commenting on how slow everything was. Server was wonderful and apologetic. We were literally the first people to be seated after opening so it was confusing. Requested a birthday candle, didn’t happen - but at that point we had been seated for over 90 minutes so we really just wanted to leave. More apology. Brought another dessert that we didn’t want to compensate. $166. It was really just a painful dinner - so sorry it was a special occasion - we won’t be back.
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.