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Che Fico Alimentari

4.6
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143 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Che Fico Alimentari is an extension of Che Fico, looking to transport the Italian experience of stopping in to your favorite neighborhood shop for a sit down dinner, snacks with friends or to simply buy wine and dried pasta to bring home.
You can order take out and delivery for dinner nightly starting at 4pm!
We will be introducing outdoor dining availability with limited seating. Tables are available to reserve for 90 minutes with the possibility of extension if no other guests are waiting. While we are offering reservations for the table, we do ask that you place orders at the door.
Please plan to observe social distancing rules and wear a mask to protect yourself and those you interact with.

We are excited to have you back in our seats!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 143 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omg, the food here is insane!!!! Also the service is on point. Incredibly accommodating. They were able to get us in last minute for my dad’s birthday dinner (on a busy Saturday night) and even modify the ressie with grace and kindness. We will be back for sure!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Che Fico has outdoor, socially-distanced dining down to a science. Thank you to that entire team for taking this seriously! I felt safe the entire time (unlike some of the other outdoor options in SF...) in my self-contained booth with a heating lamp. Servers do a great job of keeping a safe distance. Food was outstanding as usual- we had the suppli, polenta, bavette steak, cacio e pepe and mascarpone cheesecake.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in the city. Highly recommend!

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting with plenty of space. Liked how they do the multiple tables with one being a serving table

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Dash
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nowhere near as good as Che Fico. The suppli are fabulous, but the rigatoni amatriciana (large chewy pieces of guanciale in a generically spicy tomato sauce) and pineapple pizza (needed meat, better/less cheese, and did not benefit from the chili), left a lot to be desired.

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vipHannah
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff has adapted so well to the new rules during Covid and still provided amazing service and high quality of food. Made for a memorable meal out to one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipAjwsf
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Based on 1 dinner, the food was carefully prepared and above average. The suppli were perfectly fried and thoughtfully presented/garnished. The tomato sauce incorporated into the rice was somewhat over concentrated and tasted like tomato paste. It lacked a fresh taste. The polenta was rich and creamy, but the vegetables served with it were undercooked/woody. Likewise, although the steak was perfectly cooked, the accompanying greens were ridiculously undercooked. Cocktails were slightly on the sweet side overall. The wines by the glass were well chosen and were a better option. Service on disposable paper plates and distanced was not as unpleasant as I expected. However, the pricing is over the top. This is not the value I expected for this price point....however, maybe we all need to readjust our pricing expectations due to the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was cold when served.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual even outdoor. We crave Che Fico! We missed them soo much!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Miserable experience. Seated at southernmost parklet which got more wind than the others - we watched other patrons enjoy their meals while the wind blew good portions of our chopped salad onto the floor within moments following its arrival to our table, the tray holding our pizza nearly met the same fate. The cost of our meal including tip was about $130 - really poor value (chopped salad, pizza, prosecco) and spendy for the 5 or so minutes we stayed after our food arrived - the wind kept blowing everything off the table despite our futile attempts to anchor all down with cups and bottles - so it was a matter of either staying and losing the rest of our meal to the wind while freezing to death or leave to save what was left and to thaw our fingers. I also thought the tip was generous as it was effectively self-service canteen style: as we had to order at the cashier, as we had to bus our own tables, as we had to eat from paper plates, as we were miserably cold and windblown and while others were happily eating. And while I absolutely respect the stringent measures taken for the sake of employee health and safety, I found it to be completely overpriced for a completely unhappy and subpar experience. I was really excited to see that Che Fico had reopened and was offering outdoor dining, I was very happy to revisit but this last experience has left a bad enough impression that I am hard pressed to return.

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Bastion
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had the focaccia, eggplant caponata, and chopped salad. The focaccia had a great flavor, caponata was decent, and the chopped salad was nice but a tad too acidic. The total with tip came out to be around $50 which we did not feel was a great value. We were hoping for pasta on the menu but they said they were not currently serving it. A bit disappointing.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our first dining out experience since March at Che Fico, and it was wonderful! The precautions the restaurant are taking to keep all of us safe are exemplary. Kyle, who helped us order, was so friendly and knowledgable about the menu. The food was wonderful...the pizza and chopped salad are both huge, and so tasty! We also tried the prosciutto wrapped Asian pears, the suppli, and the eggplant caponata. Everything was excellent. Even my picky tween was raving about everything. This is the perfect outdoor dining space to feel safe, and to enjoy incredible food in a casual setting. We can't wait to go back.

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CatieP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible and the service is so friendly! We took visiting family to their outdoor dining for a special treat and they can't stop raving about the food. One of our favorite spots in the city!!

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RaviR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

The food was extremely expensive and not very flavorful. Everything was served in disposable plates. You had to order at the counter and then bus your own table.

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vipJoshuaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, though it's a shame COVID has forced them to restrict their menu options. The focaccia is incredible.

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vipanotherrestaurantreview
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

very good but was freezing cold out so more heater might be nice. :)

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vipsonjainsf
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Che Fico has the most legit outdoor dining situation in the COVID era. It's clear their management has thought through how to safely and efficiently run their business during this time without sacrificing a great experience or incredible food.

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vipPepper1
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Excellent considering dealing with Covid. Food wonderful

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annie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cacio e pepe is unbeatable!! So delicious. Love the appetizers (so many great cheese options) and the green salad to share!

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vipcoolin113
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice date place vibe. Excellent wine list. Food was delicious all the way. Highly recommend the eggplant parmigiana, the arancini(suppli al Telefono) and the Stracciatella with blood orange.

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BernardK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal! As always, outstanding food and excellent service. Every dish was wonderful starting with the focaccia, then the lasagna. The cioppino was also delicious and the roast chicken is as good as it can get! Like Zuni, it is served on a bed of croutons and salad, but this is the tastiest and juiciest chicken ever! Desserts were also great including the fantastic Easter tart and the tiramisu. Pretty noisy, but no worse than most San Francisco restaurants

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ExploreSF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The food was flavorful and our server was friendly and gave excellent recommendations. We were a group of 4 and had decided to share our meal family-style. The Cacio e Pepe and eggplant parmigiana were particularly delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The shrimp scampi was spectacular.

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vipsmr01489
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the freshest ingredients!

JM
vipJessyM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was wonderful. I am disappointed as I noted on reservation booking it was a for birthday celebration & when I arrived I mentioned to the host that I was celebrating my friend's birthday. But when the dessert came there was no candle or recognition of the occasion.

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JoshuaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area. Cant recommend this place enough.

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vipChase17
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super solid restaurant. Casual yet super delicious. New fave! Went for an early bday dinner and everything was great, delicious food and even better service!!

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DominiqueH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food & ambiance. Service is always above and beyond.

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vipmoodyjones
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Made a reservation for valentines.
The hostess called me a couple days before and asked if I wanted to eat downstairs or upstairs. I asked if I could check the menu and If she can give me a call back in 5 mins. She said Ofcourse.

Never heard back.

Got to restaurant was sitting on the kitchen bar right by their order set up. Spent the whole dinner trying to talk over their team who was yelling orders all night.

We weren’t super hungry, so I asked them if they can charge us for two but only bring food for one as I don’t wanna throw out any food. They refused.

There was a bunch of other issues but honestly Not worth getting into.

I’ve done 300+ restos just in the last 2 years, won’t be back to this one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Honestly, I was really excited about this restaurant thinking it was going to be similar to the famed Che Fico. It was not. Admittedly a holiday is not the best to try a new place. We paid for a pre fixe meal for 3. The first course was prosciutto and mozzarella - it was literally a mound of prosciutto and a mound of meh cheese plopped on a plate. Uninteresting. Too large for a starter and nothing to marry the cheese and meet together. We upgraded to include 2 truffle lasagnas that were mediocre at best. When dessert came (as part of the complete meal) we were served 2 desserts but paid for three. And why oh why do people think it’s a great idea to serve bitter fruit in a tart. If it tastes bad and bitter, it’s just bad and bitter. Our server was wonderful. Aside from the server and the wine, dinner was an utter disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dishes. So fun to sit at the chefs counter. Can’t wait to come back!

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience3

I was ecstatic when I found a Valentines Day reservation available at Che Fico Alimentari. I have heard wonders of the delicious food and great service. However, after measly service, the overpriced menu, and the hair in my food I will never be returning. I would suggest going to Beretta prior to this restaurant.

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vipArtA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We end up being in the new addition that the restaurant build on the lower level. I would not compare to our experience we have had in the main restaurant what we end up with this new addition. People are very nice the food is great but it is not quiet the same atmosphere. Still love to dine in here.

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Noel
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Family visiting from out of town.

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vipFabunista
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pasta was too al dente, most dishes we ordered lacked flavor. Service was great.

LM
vipLouisM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our reservation was at 7:30, didn't get seated until almost 8. The appetizers were incredible. The plates of pasta were meh.

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Dick
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Have eaten there 4 times but though food had gone gown a bit.
Nice vibe even though noisy. Staff great b

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vipToby
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, staff, all is great for a wonderful time out

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Emily
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PHENOMENAL, as always. Highly recommend the Cacio e Pepe and everything else, actually.

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bvh1223
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Che Fico Alimentari a number of times, and the place never disappoints. On my last visit I had the pollo diavola, which I've passed over several other times because, well, it's chicken. But don't underestimate the value of a good chef with a good oven and a simple dish. This chicken comes as half a bird (I took about 2/3rds home with me) on a bed of salad greens tossed with their house made bread. I got to watch the chef finish my order by applying several coats of sauce and broiling the chicken to create a great exterior, both in terms of look and taste. I also had a green salad with my dinner. This place features attentive service, great food, and a relaxed atmosphere. They just keep getting busier, so make reservations or be prepared to wait.

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You can order delivery directly from Che Fico Alimentari using the Order Online button. Che Fico Alimentari also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 416-6980.

Che Fico Alimentari is rated 4.6 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.