Che Fico

4.6
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704 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
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4.5
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4.6
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SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

DG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

K
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

WC
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good to great but the next tables conversation was only poor— unfortunately some tables so close you are committed to joint experiences with folks not of your choice. Also loud and little control over timing of dishes. Ask for a booth or walk in to the bar seating and you will have a better experience. Avoid if you are on salt restriction.

JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience with Che Fico was wonderful from the very start. I requested adding one more to my existing reservation and Laura was so accommodating and helpful and it all worked out beautifully.

The space is large and inviting and the overall ambiance is inviting and warm . Madison, our main server is knowledgeable about the menu and the wines which helped us to put together a tasting menu which included one of their amazing pizzas, a chopped salad and two pastas, the Bolognese and the Triangoli that we all absolutely loved and we finished the meal with the delicious/rich Bittersweet Chocolate Budino for dessert.

We were all in agreement that each dish we ordered was genuinely excellent! We are all looking forward to returning and experiencing more of their menu.

MS
Frankfurt Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice spot and excellent service! Food is overrated! While burrata and pasta were OK, lasagna (the most expensive dish on the menu) was terrible!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food! Service can be a l

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have dined here once before and thoroughly enjoyed the food. On this occasion the food was very salty, especially the greens and pasta with sunchokes and lemon. The service was great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I’ve been here 2-3 times and every time, the service has been inconsistent. The actual food servers have been great. I’m talking more about the Somms/Floor Managers or Supervisors. Each time, my experience has been that they are very pretentious and condescending. Like, zero desire to be warm and engaging with the guest. I’ll probably not go back or recommend based on my recent visit.

SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Over-priced and slow service. We were seated late and the next day I had horrible stomach pains from the greasy food. Not worth the price either.

T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start with Madison and Laura at the welcome desk to the bar experience with Rick, Samantha and Matthew while we wait for our great table, onward to Kyle's great smile and energy helping us make decisions about deliciousness (lamb pasta, Yummy Pizza, Salads with farmer cheese) we just love love being at Che Fico! The food is definitely out of this world and what keeps us coming back, but we know for sure, that every link in the chain matters - and it is apparent at Che Fico that the attention to detail is on all counts the very best.
We always look forward to our next time! See you soon, Riva & David Berelson

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burrata was some of the best I have ever had in my life.

TO
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food always good...one guest thought the bolognese pasta was a bit overcooked

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Pasta was absolutely delicious. We did not care for the suckling pig entree — a bit of a disappointment after it was recommended.

ZA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long long time, everything was delicious and perfectly timed!

SH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go in knowing that it is very busy and loud but great service and delicious

LR
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Worth to do once to see the scene. Food is way too salty and if you get a bad table you’re literally on top of your neighbor and can’t hear your dining partner. Ambiance and people watching is superb. Better ways to repeatedly spend $200.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Highly over rated , pasta was sooooo salty. Margarita pizza on par with dominos.

PM
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was slow service from the get go. It took almost 30 minutes to receive our cocktails and they started to bring the food. We had to ask them to hold off on the food so that we could enjoy our cocktails a bit. The ambience is lovely with the wood and open kitchen. It is very noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation. The food was hit or miss. We ordered four items and two were excellent and two were lackluster in taste. The wine list by the glass is interesting and we were able to have some nice wines to go with our meal. The price for a meal for two was over $280. For that amount everything should have been first rate. I would neither go back nor recommend.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most everything was great. The chicken entree was not good. Bland, bad flavor and seemed perpetually undercooked despite cooked more. Wet, squishy texture.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Rushed to order most expensive item

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waiter forgot multiple things we ordered, was not the most friendly, food was good, not amazing. Was super excited since I heard such amazing things, some of the portions were absolutely ridiculous for the price. Would not come back sadly.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great menu, great room, and generally a great crowd. We were initially seated by a couple having something of a tiff, and asked for a different table. We landed at a booth, which was wonderful. The food was superb, drinks great, and the Sangiovese by the glass was grand. I can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicioso!

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our server was passively displeased with us and in a rush for us to leave. Sadly, my date noticed too, and that’s what he’ll remember of our experience there. Also, we were seated in front of the windows in the bar area and it was super loud.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a part of our order getting messed up with a lengthy delay the overall experience was still superb. We’d recommend Che Fico to everyone we know.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of the year!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice. Loved the food and they handle food allergies well. Only drawback is that it is loud. And the service could have been more attentive.

CI
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Kind of overrated to be honest. The chefs selection of house made meats was a rip off. The pastas were good, not fabulous at all. The place is good but it’s not living up to the hype. And the service was meh especially at this price.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nous étions venus manger une Pizza mais malheureusement, ce jour là, il n’était pas possible d’en commander !
La burrata et les pâtes au ragoût que nous avons commandé à la place furent une bonne découverte !
La nourriture quoique très bonne reste tout de même tres chère pour des plats simples et traditionnels en Italie.
Le lieu est superbe et le concept original.
Le service et l’accueil sont très professionnels !

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C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love Che Fico! The food is fantastic and the service is always great. On this visit, they were not serving pizza because of a dough mishap, but our server recommended a ton of great alternatives and we didn’t even miss it. :) He did forget a few items here and there (a side, an order of extra bread and all of the post dinner coffees/teas) but honestly we were deep in conversation and it didn’t make a dent in the night. Will definitely return again and again!

L
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Che Fico's food is phenomenal. Super creative, amazing flavors, delicious ingredients. It is a bit too loud and servers could be a bit more attentive and friendly, but overall great experience.

J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food “slightly” over salted, but still delicious.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful pastas worth getting everything on the menu!

g
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

SERVICE WAS IMPRESSIVE -- ENJOYED A LEISURELY DINNER - NEVER RUSHED ---- GRATED CHEESES WERE EXCEPTIONAL -- RARE TO SEE A WHOLE GRILLED FISH ---THE "ROCK COD" WAS PERFECTLY CHOSEN