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Che Fico San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Award-winning

Che Fico San Francisco

4.6
4.6
1661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Che Fico, is a new California Italian restaurant from Chefs David Nayfeld and Matt Brewer in San Francisco's NOPA neighborhood. The food focuses on Italian cuisine through the lens of California. It’s our vision of Northern California as if it is a region in Italy, our connection to the region, and our love for Italian culinary practices. The rustic, market-driven menu features handmade pasta, pizzas, antipasti, housemade salumi, meat, and fish plus dishes from the Jewish-Roman heritage known as “Cucina Ebraica.” The beverage program focuses heavily on both Italian and Californian wines with a cocktail program that utilizes a variety of spirits, amaros, and seasonal ingredients. Che Fico is a place to gather with friends and enjoy warm hospitality, food, and drink, through an approachable menu and convivial ambiance.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 72 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 416-6959
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    David Nayfeld
  • Catering
    Che Fico offers a full line of onsite and offsite catering and private dining for your events, please contact us for more information.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    North Panhandle / USF
  • Cross street
    McAllister
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    SF Muni 5-Fulton 24-Divisadero and 31-Ocean Beach stop within a block of our front door. We a short Uber or Lyft ride away from Civic Center BART stop as well.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,661 Reviews
  1. cookingmdmom

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Trendy dining with creative menu and inflated prices. We celebrated my husband’s birthday here after a long hiatus (6 years)! The cocktails are $20, a regular margarita pizza is $32, a salad is $25, a pasta with no protein is $34! The food ranged from good to fair, nothing great. Decor is open and pleasant, and the noise level is acceptable. With these prices, we won’t be back unless we win the lottery!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This time the service was amazing and the food was too

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening at Che Fico. Our server Karen was excellent and recommended to us great options. The food was delicious and our cocktails tasted great. The focaccia and tagliatelle were to die for.

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  4. Alex

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant! Everything on the menu was good. The space is beautiful. Extensive italian wine list. Highly recommend!

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  5. ChrisM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, family style eating. Food excellent, Service excellent

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  6. Zeke

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole fish (rock fish) was good as was the asparagus. The campanelle and tuna app were very underwhelming. Everything is overpriced.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, the squid ink and lasagna were standouts.

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  8. FY673

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been going to Che Fico for the last 6 years and it is always as good as the time before. Consistency is the key. Good food, fresh ingredients, great service, wonderful bar, innovative menu and an amazing group of people running the show from the front of the restaurant all the way to the back of the kitchen. Can’t wait to visit again soon.

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  9. kayteedee

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, cocktails, ambience -- on point! Che Fico a wonderful concept, but the service continues to be erratic. For everyone here who is serious about their profession--be it temporary or long-term--there are people here who seem to be from central casting for the role of "most incompetent server". Were they hired 5 minutes before the restaurant opened tonight? Che Fico would be better off with QR codes or a giant, regularly updated chalkboard that patrons could order from. I would actually prefer to pay $32 for a pizza if I could pick it up from the counter myself rather than deal with people "working" here who would clearly rather be anywhere else.

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  10. LoraB

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and food!! Service was also very good. They even have a gluten free pasta!

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  11. HenryK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but a very stiff, grumpy server. Her attitude severely detracted from the experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Man o man… Mediocre experience. Sat at the bar with friend. Great bartenders, awesome drinks , 5 total Ordered two appetizers…; Focaccia, excellent; Arancini good bite. Ceasar salad…; drenched in mayonnaise basically, awful. Vegetarian Lasagne…, beautifully displayed, lacked taste, needed more béchamel and parmigiana reggiano. Value: $260.00 with tip Not a great experience for price point.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is great. Service is terrible. Very long time waiting for food. And finally when food is ready found the waitress got the food wrong. Waitress didn’t notice tea pot is empty until being reminded. Waitress wouldn’t listen to me even when I say excuse me. Not sure it’s the noisy background or generally ignore me

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  14. Jeff

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool vibe. 4th time going to Che Fico. Its consistent. Pizza is solid. Underwhelms a bit compared to the price point / restaurants in the same tier.

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  15. KathrynS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Last night’s meal meal with my husband and a friend from NYC was wonderful, much improved over my November dinner. We sat in a booth which helped with noise. Our waitress was great as well as the rest of the team. She made excellent recommendations for the special focaccia, gem salad, house-made salumi and pasta (bolognese and the crab). Appreciated their knowledge of the Italian wine. Looking forward to going back more frequently.

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  16. Hungry4life

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 4th time dining at Che Fico and it just keeps getting better and better! Best Italian food in SF.

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  17. BaileyB

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! My first time visiting Che Fico. Loved the asparagus and the focaccia and the pizza… really I had a wonder time with my guests and I look forward to the next time.

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  18. BayareML

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was confusing and seems to be on trend in the Bay area as wait staff do not seem to care about their jobs despite the 5% living wage fee their employers are charging. We came expecting a late night bite to eat with a cocktail. Our waiter heard our order of just a few things and remarked that "that will not fill you up" which I took as him trying to hint that we were not ordering enough. He took the order and we literally never saw him again. A young woman brought us our bill after asking if we would like dessert. I guess* our original waiter felt like we were not worth his time? Even with our three items and two cocktails, the bill was $150.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time I eat here. First time was amazing. This time was a disappointment. Started with the $16 small piece of plain focaccia that was delicious last time, this time it was covered in hot chili flakes(?) and was too spicy to eat. Why the chili spice? We had the $39 Beef tartare, which was tasteless and one of the worst beef tartares I’ve had. Did not finish it. We had the arancini rice balls which were pretty good. Then we had the caramelle pasta. Last time it was delicious, this time we didn’t even finish it. It was plain bad. The music was nice at first, half way through dinner changed to very loud hard rock. Weird… Hard to carry a conversation. Don’t mind that music, but not at dinner. Waitress had an attitude. Best part was that Sommelier was lovely and very nice. She recommended a good bottle of red wine which was the only good tasting thing of our dinner. We decided to not order more food and skipped dessert. Decor and ambiance are very nice. Will not go back.

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  20. pafela

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was as fantastic as we had heard from friends. The service on a Friday night made it more difficult to enjoy it, however, as we saw different wait staff throughout the evening at seemingly random moments. It was hard to get what we needed, especially after we didn’t care for the wine that was recommended. We’ll be back for sure, but maybe a little more aggressive!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good but for $240 for 2 people with one drink each I expect much better (even in SF).

    1 person found this helpful

  22. DickR

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food. Not really very Italian. Good, professional service. Friendly place. Young patrons.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. WillH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always fantastic, great wine and great food...and very vibrant

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  24. chuck

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing - you won't be disappointed. The service is great and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Be prepared to spend money though. The prices are high and there is an automatic 10% charge for employee benefits, etc. This is not a tip. Splurge worthy, yes, but buyer be prepared.

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  25. charliec

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This recent meal was the best we’ve ever had at Che Fico in the 5+ years we have been going there. We had excellent drinks to start and later enjoyed a couple of fine glasses of wine. The Foglia de Fava pizza was a wonderful mix of exciting flavors and had an amazing crust that was like no other pizza crust around. The squid ink bigoli with Dungeness had an incredible breadth of flavors and the short rib agnolotti was similarly fabulous and looked great with the agnolotti arranged perfectly in the dish. The service was so good that they even called us to let us know that we had forgotten our leftovers and could come by to pick them up. Can’t wait to go back

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  26. Akshat

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall food was ok. Food came 45 mins after we placed the order. Our waitress was a bit standoffish.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Bfoll

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is pretty good, but not amazing. Very overpriced, even for SF, as well as egregious hidden “10% dine-in fee”. Service is fine but not great.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. SimonB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, smiling waiters. Helpful with the menu. Salad, Pasta perfect. Focaccia ok not as good. As the rest. Scotch ok, not the kind I usually drink, still ok. It is very hard to reserve, we live in Sonoma and it has taken quite an effort to get a seat. I think we have it figured out now. All in all, a really nice experience. We’ll be back.

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  29. risotto

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good ideas, the dishes were unusual flavors and variations of Italian cooking, skimpy portions, prices high due to owner’s desire to use local sources

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  30. Anavi

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    They forgot one of our pizzas and then came back 30+ mins later to check if “we still wanted it”

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  31. szaislife

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza was some of the best pizza I've ever had.

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  32. lafayetteDiner

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner service at the bar/counter. Food was very good and the atmosphere fun. The only downside is that the prices are pretty high but it is worth it for a special occasion. Dress is pretty casual.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the bold flavors and the presentation are an experience of delight and satisfaction; service is professional; friendly and personable. our celebratory evening was special! our thanks to Che Fico!

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  34. Pilot89

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Che fico offers an Italian culinary experience with hits and misses. The citrus salad was tasty, but not exceptional. The tagliatelle pasta disappointed with excessive oil and a lack of flavor. However, the margarita pizza stole the show, a solid choice worth a return visit. The polenta impressed, though the margarita pizza remained the preferred option. Dessert featured a delightful apple pie crust with gelato. The overall atmosphere is marred by loudness, and the music doesn't quite align with the ambience and menu. Consider Che fico for the pizza, but be mindful of the ambiance preferences.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food Minimal service Not the che fico experience I’m used to Very disappointing

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  36. Anonymous

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in San Francisco! My absolute favorite!

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  37. Masoud

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian food , Great experience as always. Host was great to move us away from the large party we were sitting next to.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal ever in SF!!! Every course was incredible!! We will be back!!

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  39. Stella

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to Che Fico and we had heard the food was very good. I’d say that was an understatement- the food was amazing! They had a little different twist on the traditional Caesar salad with a delicious crumbly topping. The tagliatelle with ragu was hands down the best I’ve ever had! The pizza was also something you won’t soon forget. The fresh tomato sauce is so delicious I still think about how it tastes and the quality of the Parmesan cheese used is the best. Our waitress really nice and was very helpful with suggestions. The pacing of the meal was very well timed, not rushed but we were not left sitting for a long period of time. All in all a great evening with the food definitely being the star!

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  40. TALS4

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food...everything was very good. Tagliatelle was perfectly prepared with an excellent ragu. Polenta is like a dessert.

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FAQs

Che Fico San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 416-6959.

Che Fico San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 1661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 72 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Che Fico San Francisco

838 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    McAllister
  • Neighborhood
    North Panhandle / USF
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    SF Muni 5-Fulton 24-Divisadero and 31-Ocean Beach stop within a block of our front door. We a short Uber or Lyft ride away from Civic Center BART stop as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Nayfeld
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 416-6959
  • Catering
    Che Fico offers a full line of onsite and offsite catering and private dining for your events, please contact us for more information.
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