Che Fico

4.5
541 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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HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable with my son.

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Looking forward to an anniversary dinner with friends on our vacation. Wanted to change time of our reservation, left two messages and no one called or answered the phone. Our concierge had the same issue. Hostess was lovely. Our server was disinterested and absent, never cleared our plates or asked if we wanted more drinks. Our food was lackluster. Salami was 4 slices of three different meats, no olives, bread or accoutrements. Bolognese sauce was extremely salty. The "special" veal chop was served rare, sent back to recook and it was returned correct temperature but it was tough. Not a prime cut of meat. Reviews here have been mixed and now I know why. Many other choices, such as Coquetta which was wonderful.

TS
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is a reason this place is packed. It’s fabulous on every level.

AC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was soooo good! Highly recommend the agnolotti. And the wine was amazing too!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

After waiting for months to get a decent reservation, the atmosphere and clientele was not as expected. It was pretty loud and the whole experience seemed over hyped for what you get.

EB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will always get a good meal at Che Fico. Cocktail are excellent as well as all the homemade pastas and pizzas. You can go to Che Fico fairly reasonable or completely splurge. Chicken is amazing!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the service atmosphere and the delicious food and beverage program!

SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The music was disliked however!

j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service but I'll probably never go back. Why? Because the noise level is way way too loud, and we dined were there early. Even though we wanted to stay and have dessert, the noise was ear-splitting so we left. Tables too close to each other made things worse; we could hear the entire conversation of the tables on either side of us. And then on top of the general noise level from their open kitchen, concrete floor, etc., the restaurant plays extremely loud music. I even took out my hearing aide but it didn't help.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The pasta was great. We had 3 pizzas and one was great the other two were meh.

d
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal and the service was great! Some of the portions are on the smaller side for the money but everything was damn delicious!

B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The server was great. The portions are very small for the price. The taste of the food is very good. THE KITCHEN SUCKED! From the time we received our pasta to the time our two (actually only one came out) entrees arrived, the time gap was 40 minutes. This is after already being there over an hour. Obviously, they lost our order somewhere. The manager came over and made the usual comments that the food was coming, 15 minutes before the food actually was served. Then, they tried to shove the food onto the table and said to eat it after we asked them to cancel the entrees! Empty excuses irritate me. Tell me the truth and don’t insult my intelligence. We told the manager we had a play to get to. She told us we should have let them know...basically blaming us for their slow kitchen. We allowed two hours for dinner! Would we return? After the way we were treated, NO. Lots of hype and they don’t know how to handle a simple problem. SF is a foodie town and there are lots of far superior restaurants that appreciate our business. They still charged us for everything but we 4 small cookies to go.........

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! This was an amazing meal. We tried the market salad, the suppli, the mafaldine with pesto, the porchetta, and the crostata. Every bite was so delicious -- so perfectly executed and seasoned. Great, thoughtful service. I was especially impressed by how well the family-style plates were timed -- often this is not done well, and it was perfect. Can't wait to go back!

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best food in town! Che Fico never disappoints. The pizza's are phenomenal, the salads are unbelievably delicious, and the pastas are so unique and different, like nothing I've ever tasted. It's really hard to get a reservation here but it's worth it!

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Very very noisy. We had to wait outside in line even with a reservation. Portion size was very small with a high price tag. All in all we won’t be returning.

OT
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have eaten here several times over the past 6 months. My most recent visit unfortunately was somewhat disappointing. Although the foodwas good, it was more bland and less flavourful than in the past. Pastas were served warm rather than hot. I ordered a wine from their provided list only to be told that they no longer have it. I asked to speak with the sommelier to make another selection and she seemed put off having to speak with me and mostly gave me attitude. Overall, very mediocre experience. I suspect, like some restaurants in SF, Che Fico thinks it no longer has to go the extra mile for it's customers. Most unfortunate.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Could not change reservation to an early time with the restaurant even when trying to contact them through phone and email 2 weeks prior to the reservation date. I only received a response 4 hours before my reservation time.

Wait staff was very slow and server was awkward.

Food was very good, decor of the restaurant was nice, music set a good atmosphere.

JW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Crowded sitting with noise and overwhelming ambiance. Not personal. Otherwise food and service was amazing!

O
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Want to give a shoutout for my waiter Daniel -- whenever I travel away from SF I realize at what a high bar our restaurant service staff operate at, and he topped out this standard with care, knowledge, and assistance. Food and drinks were great again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

If I were writing this for the last time I visited Che Fico, I’d be giving 5 stars. I liked everything I ate that time so much I knew I’d be back. (It’s been so long since I went last that I don’t remember exactly what I ate, unfortunately, but i promise it was amazing.) But their menu is seasonal (a good thing, guarantees fresh ingredients), and this second visit was not as satisfying. I wasn’t a fan of the bigoli with pancetta or the warm Romano beans, and the tagliatelle with bolognese didn’t stand out either. The heirloom tomato salad was amazing though — if you looked up a definition for the phrase “bursting with flavor,” there would be a picture of that dish.

Basically, check the menu before you make a reservation if you can. Seems to be hit or miss depending on the season.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

See private note...

y
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time here, first time sitting High Top -- it's such a great experience. Of course, first time booth seating was more comfortable but for the two of us, the High Top was just fine. The menu is focused and delicious. Utilize your waitstaff to provide insight and recommendations. Overall, really enjoyed Che Fico & will continue going there for special occasions.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food are always outstanding!

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

Horrible service, no recognition of special event

w
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food was on the salty side and portions were very small... we had a great server... extremely friendly and accommodating... over all was good!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food.

WW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. On par with Francis, Oma Station, State Bird Provisions.

WL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, industrial style. Had a table at the window looking to the street and enjoyed the food.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Salty! And I don't mean that like a dig, the service was great. But the food was salty so be prepared!

S
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So good!! Everything we had was delicious! Get the focaccia!

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated us really late, 25 mins after reservation. Made up for it though, with delicious food and outstanding service.

PO
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome thank

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food and service wonderful
can’t wait to come back

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was overly slow, over 30 minutes to take our order and about an hour until we got our first plate.

CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Incredible food, innovative drinks, attentive front desk staff.
Some of the waitstaff seemed inauthentic, frustrated, and lacking some skillset.
The food however, was a fresh take on some amazing classics

RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always Che Fico delivers! The service this time wasn't great, drinks took a long time to come.
But I'll definitely be back!

SP
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

They were out of Pizzas and the entree I was going to order. My chicken was under cooked.

A
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Loved the location. Loved the seats we had at the bar. Loved the appetizers and the salad. Did not love my entrée (but that is my fault - I ordered the wrong thing). It took more than half an hour to get MY entrée. Then we waited at least another half an hour to get my husband's. That is completely outrageous! I was finished eating by the time his entrée arrived. That said, my husband loved his food. I have never been to a restaurant that didn't bring our entree's out together. But, at least we were comped some wine and a dessert. I will go back and try it again. And it was a special occasion....it was my birthday. I chose that place to celebrate.

LG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than Olive Garden.

HK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely time at Che Fico. It was my boyfriend's and my anniversary and you guys did not disappoint!

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