Che Fico

4.6
356 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
California and Italian fare from EMP alums in a stylish neighborhood restaurant.
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CE
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, service, ambiance. Loved every dish. Favs were the mortadella, black truffle lasagna, bigoli nero, and mushroom sausage pizza. Wine selection was also on point. Very happy. Would love to come back next time I’m in the city.

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JY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and engagement and the staffs went out of their ways to make us feel special and well taken care of. I only wish making the reservation wasn’t so difficult but it makes sense knowing how popular this place is. The food was divine and we can’t wait to come back to try other menu items.

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G
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was great, specially the Suppli. It was amazing. Service wasn't great, host at door were great, waiter took a long time to bring food to the table. I believe he might have forgotten about our pizza, since it was brought to us 1 hour later after constant reminders. Food was good, plates are definitely to share. I would come here only for the food. I was actually thinking about coming and taking it to go. The ambiance is pretty bad. It is CRAZY loud, too many people in there. And you literally have to scream on the top of your lungs to be able to say something. Very loud, slow service, good food.

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EN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was my second visit to Che Fico and I was disappointed again given the hype. The first visit was lovely except there was an issue with the pizza oven and our pizza came out 30mins after the rest of our food.

This time the servers were not friendly and the food was ok. Pasta was amazing but splitting it was only two bites shared between us and the pizza was not well put together. Pizza crust was supper yummy, but inside bits were wet and the heavy toppings slid off.

Wine was decent and affordable by the glass but I had a simple gin and tonic at the bar waiting for my friend and it was $16! A bit overpriced and over hyped. There are better places in the city that are easier to get a table at.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food, service, and overall night was great. Every single item we ordered was amazing. It was pretty loud and very casual for the price point. Our table was sandwiched between two others - we bumped elbows a few times.

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KC
London
72 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's my 5th time here and the food always amazes me. I finally tried the lemon chicken for the first time and it was so juicy with delicious herbs and lemon honey. Try it if you have not! The only thing is that Che Fico does not make any gluten free pasta which I think should be on the menu.

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RB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the food so much we stayed long and missed our play!

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

Delicious food & excellent service! Thank you for a great birthday dinner!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Poor price to quality ratio. Food mediocre at best. Will not return

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b
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner for two on a Wednesday night with a 530 res. Our server was fantastic. He recommended several things from the menu, which we ordered, and they were all delicious. The porchetta and budino were highlights. The rest of the staff was also great. I would definitely eat here again.

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Creative and interesting menu. Timing of dishes great.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Eh. A ton of hype, relatively mediocre food for the price. Service was middling, but not ill-intentioned. Apps were boring, though the beef tongue was a highlight. Bolognese was greasy and mealy. Pizza was weird - intentionally burnt and too-thick edge crust is a selling point? Give me Del Popolo any day of the week. Interior was loud, overwrought and obviously designed for social media. Cocktails, though, were outstanding!

If prices were cut 30% and one didn’t have to wait a month for a reservation, it’d be worth an occasional passable meal. As it stands now? Pass.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything we picked on the menu was delicious. Really nice staff. Overall a great night and will definitely go back.

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s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Would I recommend Che Fico to a friend? DEPENDS.
The place has a very hip and trendy vibe. But it is pricey. Two people for dinner (app, shared pasta, shared pizza) and drinks, tip and tax, about $200- easy. This is not for everyone.
I will be honest. I have been looking forward to our dinner here. Maybe it was the hype. I had really high expectations. We ordered the Pineapple pizza and porchetta. The crust of the pizza was a bit burnt but I just looked past that. The pizza itself is very thin, so you cannot pick it up with your hands since the cheese will slide off. $20. The skin of the porchetta is very good. Super crunchy. This savory, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast was served with a nice citrusy salad on top, and we really enjoyed it. However, it was just too much food for two. $45. That is all we had, and water (we don't drink alcohol). After tax and tip, it came close to $100. As what I said, this restaurant is not for everyone.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ordered a salad, pasta, and pizza to share. Gelato too and coffee too. The food is tasty and high quality, the salads are great, the pasta is cooked al dente, and the pizza crust is unique. The space is fairly huge and stylish. Overall would recommend and would come back again, though between Che Fico and a Mano in Hayes Valley, I'd give the edge to a Mano.

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KC
London
72 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drink though we were a little surprised that they don't make gluten free pasta while some other restaurants do. My biggest beef was that we waited more than 30 minutes to be seated after the time of our reservation. We will still go back for their food because it's yummy.

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SF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and our server was amazing. Great wines and delicious cocktails. The restaurant had a fun vibe!

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m
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best NEW restaurants in SF...we loved EVERYTHING... We were seated on time, all server recommended dishes were outstanding....It's rare that you come across a restaurant where you cannot find one small fault...but Che Fico is firing on all cylinders....it was just amazing....One of the managers came to the table to ask what our favorite dish was, and we were unable to answer....the flavors and presentations were off the chart!
We have already booked our next table for next month! Cant wait for some more amazing food and just an overall nice dining experience!
Thanks Che Fico, you are just what SF needs!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was incredible, wasn’t impressed with the service

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M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. But not overwhelming. Menu is great for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Fantastic flavors.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything! The Chef’s charcuterie progression was amazing along with the truffle lasagna. Service and ambiance were great. I would eat here again

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London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Truffle pasta is amazing.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wood and wine

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The salumeria chefs tasting was great. We were disappointed in the pizza....perhaps due to our high expectations. I booked a table online and was put at the bar. The gelato was fantastic.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here, Food was better than the first time! Service was great, just took a little longer than expected to get food. Love the place, would eat here again but at an early reservation time.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, energetic and helpful waitstaff, but a loud dining experience.

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Look. We went their for V-day, which brings out the crowds. They clearly weren't prepared to deal with such large numbers at short intervals. The timing for the first 3-4 courses, but then we waited, in silence and without any information, for 40 minutes for the next one. We complained. The hostess was nice to comp one of our menus and provide us with a dessert to go. Loved the food and will go back once the anger wears off.

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BC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day prix fixe. Food, ambiance, service is top notch. The pastas and smaller bites shone the brightest.

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DB
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I now understand the hype. This restaurant is amazing. It's beautiful inside with food that matches the decor. From the first antipasti to the last bite of dessert it was delicious. It's definitely a place to share plates and every plate sounds more wonderful than the last one. We had the mortadella followed by the duck liver and the focaccia. After that we shared two pasta dishes, the lamb sausage and the veal stuffed. Incredible. You should also leave room for pizza. It's one of the best I've ever had. Before going I wondered what they could do with Italian food to make it new and different. I found out!!!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I rarely review restaurants. We were so excited to finally get a seat at Che Fico. The space although very very noise is fun and beautifully designed.
We sat at the counter which was also very fun as most of the food is made and prepped right out in front.
Our drinks were delicious.
But I have to say I found the food way way over salted and I love salt. I also found the food way over season and dressed and the flavors felt way over done. It seams like a lot of reviews love the food so perhaps I have a more delicate subtle flavor pallet. We had about 6 dishes so I waited to comment to my husband about this till after the second dish. He totally agreed. He did like one of the salumi on the dry salumi plate and we both liked the suppli and the Bigoloi Nero Pasta. The dishes we had the most issues with were the orka king salmon crudo, the polenta and the rapini side veggie was over vinegar and almost inedible. We were under whelmed by the Wood fired Crostata, it was very very heavy and dense but the fior di latte gelato on top was delicious.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Would be helpful to slightly reduce the noise level in the restaurant. Difficult to be heard unless we yell out our words. Also, constant exposure to such high noise levels is likely to affect the restaurant workers' hearing in the long run. Otherwise found it a unique and satisfying dining experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great first experience with the ambiance being lively, the food unique made with love, and such a perfect date night spot.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I heard a lot of good things about this place. But I found it extremely disappointing. Food was ok, nothing special, I thought everything was salty and drenched in olive oil. The pizza was fine, but nothing to write home about.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend’s father was visiting from Italy so we wanted to have some casual fine dining experience. The food and ambience was spectacular but according to food quality it is overpriced. I enjoyed it anyways. I would go there for cocktails and for the wine list for sure!

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KK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!!!! The suppli appetizer is a must! We also got the chef's progression, which was amazing as well...can't come here with out getting a pasta dish (we got the ragu and black truffle lasagna) and pizza (margarita, sausage mushroom, pineapple chili)! To top it off we also got the wood fired chicken...everything was incredible!!! Along w the cocktails!

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s
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Every dish was flavorful and unique. Our favorite was the Black Truffle Lasagne and the Tai Snapper. Our pizza was sausage, mushroom and calabrian chili - very good with a spicy bite. Dessert was the housemate gelato and sorbetto - pistachio, fig leaf, orange creamsicle - yummy & tasty. The noise level is outrageous on a Friday 9pm reservation - the atmosphere is lively and bustling! My only concern is the value, I know it's San Francisco and everything is expensive but this meal was more expensive than it should've been for the serving sizes. I really enjoyed the food experience and will be back for special occasions only.

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PD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding what a production . Great food inventive super tasty well done!!

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SF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have mixed feelings about our first time at Che Fico. Everyone was very friendly - a great plus! Most of the food was good, but it was overloaded with dill. (The herb was on 4 of the 7 dishes we ordered.) The Guittard pasta was amazing as was the chopped salad and chicken entree. Our group of 4 ordered two pizzas (we asked if one pizza was enough and were encouraged to order two) - while the pizza was good, the second pizza was overkill and made us too full to enjoy the entrees. (Yes, we should have stopped eating the pizza...) I will probably go back to Che Fico, but know feel a bit wiser on how to order.

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AR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food. Loud room

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waited 30 minutes for our reservation.

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