Che Fico

4.6
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737 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great every single time. The food is great and ambiance is beautiful!

AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, diverse menu, and excellent service. On the noisy side.

ED
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully fantastic. My 3rd visit and have enjoyed every one. Never disappoints.

m
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant...every dish is a flavor surprise
We love Che Fico!!! Wish it was easier to get in we would eat there much more often!!!

E
San Francisco
170 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special. Great menu, food that is exciting and different (don’t miss the cauliflaur sfromata, pineapple Chile pizza, Nero pasta). Sophisticated service, slightly slow in pieces. Too full for dessert but loved the rest of it.

v
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always amazed at the quality of the service. I expect the food to be excellent and it does not disappoint. Amazing service is rare and they are consistently excellent.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I loved the triangoli vegetarian stuffed pasta, but to be honest, I was not wowed by the bolognese, it was barely saucy and had little flavor. Our pizza choices were more of a miss as well. Since the prices are so high, it was more disappointing to have a so-so pasta and one pizza in particular that was sloppy, soggy and not well balanced.

TH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

In particular the sommelier was great. She was very knowledgeable and able to perfectly describe and pair wine for our meal.

JP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The food was pretty good, but this restaurant was so unbelievably loud. I couldn’t hear my dinner partner speak most of the time. I’d never go back

OJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It took a while for our food to arrive. And it was noisy; could use some sound baffles.

KW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Che Fico! Excellent service, unique food, and trendy ambiance. I will be back again.

OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative, novel, and amped-up food that never plays it safe and often hits it out of the park. You will pay for the opportunity to dine here, but this electric modern take on Cal-Ital food (and outstanding cocktails in a crowded bar area) is worth the splurge.

N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third time's the charm! They have definitely ironed out the kinks from the last two times I have visited.

w
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails! Great food great ambiance and great service! If you don't like loud music you've been warned....don;t go. Its hip great for groups and constantly popping

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

My tab was already almost $800. I felt it was really disrespectful that an employee came back after I paid the tab and passively aggressively suggested that I didn’t tip enough. It was overall a great experience but that last tidbit caused the meal to end on a bit of a sour note. Our first server Robin was fabulous and we really enjoyed the great time that we spent with her time there. Truly our second server was alright as well. I cannot stress enough that it was so so disrespectful for her to come up to me and suggest my tip was inappropriate. I also want to state that the SF mandate was already included into our tab.

ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The Valentine's prix-fixe menu was an utter disappointment. The lasagna and the branzino, whcih we were very much looking forward to, were in our opinion ruined my the excessive amount of extremely bitter chard and winter greens. To make matters worse, one of the side dishes that came with the main course was an entire bowl of bitter broccoli rabe. I understand (and appreciate) using seasonal ingredients, but in this case our meal was completely forgettable. Sadly, the price was high, so we won't be forgetting any time soon.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the Valentines menu!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, ambiance, and wine. Service is great as well. I would try the squid ink pasta!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Drinks delicious
Pizza tasty
Pastas a bit salty

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SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Getting our food was really slow and while our waiter was very friendly when he was talking to us, it felt like he barely checked on us. We had an 8:00pm reservations and our mains didn't get to the table until after 9:30pm. Food was fine but nothing was out of this world. When the check came it felt expensive for what we got even if not more so than other similar restaurants in SF.

PD
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Must order the Pineapple Pizza and the Ragu Pasta!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for everything

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food In Sf!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening. We we’re looking forward to trying this restaurant for a long time and it was worth the wait. The server was excellent. The only criticism is the broccolini dressing was a tad too strong and the porchetta at times had too much salt rub packed into certain parts. But we’ll be back for sure. Thanks!!

AS
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Che Fico is always a wonderful experience. The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and attentive, the Italian wine list is full of great unique labels and the atmosphere is always lively. I can’t imagine a better place to spend time with friends.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration. We loved the presentation and our waitress was very attentive. Wonderful!

MW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at Che Fico and I was very impressed. The food and service were excellent and it's a great space and "look". The only problem is the noise level. It's so loud you practically have to shout at your friends across the table. Otherwise, I will certainly recommend Che Fico to friends and look forward to a time when I can go again myself.

TT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had a 9:45 pm reservation and they were sold out of 2/4 entrees as well as a myriad of other items throughout the menu. No alternatives were available and as we are pescatarian, that meant eating a cheese pizza for dinner. The food came out in an odd order. First salad, then the small appetizers, then pasta and pizza. The bowl of olive pits was left on the table the entire meal. We had to track down the service staff for fresh plates. Overall lousy experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it every time I go!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Heavy food that was very expensive and moderately tasty

EL
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish! Creative yet accessible menu. We ordered several things and they were all on the smallish side so we got to share a lot of different dishes and flavors. Can hardly wait to go back!

H
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I have been to Che Fico three times now, the first two times had absolutely amazing service. The food is always amazingly delicious and I would recommend it any day. When I went on Wednesday, 1/29, the service was very much lacking. Our server seemed distracted and didn't really care to talk us through the menu at all. Our reservation was at 7:45, and it was 8:05 by the time he showed up at our table for the first time. He then took forever to take our orders for every course, we would try to stare him down and he would not pay attention to us. Our dinner plates were cleared at 9:00 and we were finally given dessert menus at 9:30, after trying to flag him down multiple times. We noticed him in a corner chatting and giving people hugs for a good 5 minutes of that time. I expect more from Che Fico. I'll definitely be back, but hopefully will not have this waiter again.

SA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks, and service. It was a hip/fun ambiance, but a bit on the noisy side.

NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. Food was delicious. Really good :)

JP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pricey ok Italian food. Interesting flavor combos. Very loud music and loud conversation.

DG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The dishes we had make me want to return to for more of the same AND all the dishes we didn't try. Cool space. Very loud.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Noise level is deafening. Feels like a loud bar. Price to experience not a great value.

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was excellent! Food=delicious; Service was attentive; very energetic crowd, a bit noisy

K
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my husband's birthday and we enjoyed all the dishes we ordered from the cauliflower sformato, mozzarella, fusi istriani and the best sausage w/shaved mushroom was my favorite! Our least favorite was the crispy pasta which was just as the name says - crispy. The cocktail - Death in the Afternoon was so refreshing that I didn't even get tipsy after drinking the whole thing. Ha!