Che Fico

4.7
792 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Che Fico, is a new California Italian restaurant from Chefs David Nayfeld (Eleven Madison Park) and Matt Brewer (Hogsalt Hospitality). Che Fico features handmade pasta, pizza, salumi, wood fired meats and other dishes utilizing local California ingredients as if the Bay Area was a region in Italy. We have a robust craft cocktail program as well as an excellent wine and beverage program featuring local California and Italian wines and beverages.
For all diners 12 years and older, you will need to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Please alert all members of your party.
Please plan to observe social distancing rules and wear a mask to protect yourself and those you interact with.

We are excited to have you back in our seats!
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vipdarcyc
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect about this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Great and reasonably priced wine recommendation by the server. Counter seating with a view of the street from above was a refreshingly different ambiance from the usual SF hot spot. Will return for sure.

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vippms13
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Excellent food but they play loud annoying music which is not necessary.

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vipJenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Great experience. Highly recommend sitting at the counter. Fun to watch the staff in action!

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vipPBateman
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good things. Food, service, ambiance all fantastic. Staff and management showed an extra effort to welcome people back to this cool spot. Glad they are back up and running.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was great! Would recommend. The lasagna wasn’t my favorite although it’s supposed to be a top choice. I preferred the other pasta dishes.

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Nestle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

excellent service. appetizers were also excellent as well as the pizza. we got the Bolognese which was less than subpar - oily, unseasoned, and canned-meat taste.

they upsold their wine menu which was also subpar.

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vipNicolaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I was craving Pasta and Che Fico was highly recommended. The pasta was meh! The whole branzino was delish and the service was great.

It was very disappointing and wish I knew in advance there was a 10% charge for dining indoors. Note to Che Fico and OpenTable maybe you should let your patrons know when they book a reservation there will be a 10% charge for dining inside.

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JodyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I know there is a class of people who don’t care about the price but for me this was damned expensive. Also, trying to say that the dishes are family style but then giving you a single portion, or worse half a dessert, only amplified the issue. Then you get the bill, they’ve already given themselves 10% of your bill as a kind of luxury tax so you’re left figuring out a gratuity on top of a gratuity they already took. I probably won’t be going back.

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SteveS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Exceptional in-house Salumi.

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viporac
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have loved Che Fico from the beginning. Although only recently reopened and only Friday and Saturday, it is fantastic. Different menu with a few old favorites but the new fishes were great. Same great ambiance and wonderful service. Welcome back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had anything less than superb at Che Fico. The cocktails, food, service, and ambience are top notch. Everything is homemade with high quality ingredients. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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vipMelissaN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the service bar in front of the salami station. It was so fun to interact with the staff and watch all of the starters go by.

The staff was warm, attentive and knowledgeable. The atmosphere and interior is one of my favorites in all of SF.
Loved the warm lighting and wallpaper, the tile, the hanging herbs and hoshigaki! I want live here.

The cocktails were perfect. Loved that the wines by the glass included several selections from Sicily.

And the food was incredible. Perfectly crispy suppli with a decadent interior. The polpo with pork belly and potatoes was masterfully prepared.

We were so happy to share the green lasagna with duck ragu and the tagliatelle bolognese. The pizza crust was a dream! Perfect amount of bite, bubbles and elasticity. We loved it!

We didn’t need any dessert, but had to try the zabione and apple tart with pairings chosen by our server. So glad we made room for all of the hospitality that was on offer. Thank you for a beautiful and fun evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was amazing upstairs. Service was great as well. It is a little pricey for the small plates however everything truly tasted amazing. The servers were extremely knowledgeable as well. Would definitely go back.

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vipAdrian
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food. I really enjoyed dinner here

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

My wife and I went for our 5th anniversary because we’ve always loved their pizzas. Unfortunately we happened to go on the first night of their new limited menu, which has only 2 white pizzas - one covered in radicchio and one with Brussels sprouts. We asked if there was any way to make something else and we’re told no (even though they have a full pizza menu downstairs). Plus, with their new “10% dine-in charge” plus tax plus tip, a personal pizza is $42. I actually went to the bathroom to call other restaurants mid-meal. Sadly, it’s not worth it anymore.

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - great service! We highly recommend it. The food is creative, interesting, and excellent. Food as good as Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was surprised by the “dine-in” fee of $10 per person. This was not the SF health mandate tax, so what was it and why wasn’t it explained when the reservation was made?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We want for the truffle dinner. It was $480 all in for 2 people. $85 for 8oz of truffle and I was given much more like 4. I ordered truffle on my dessert and was not given any. Dinner took 3.5 hours. The ravioli was not cooked enough. Some dishes were excellent and some fell short. I think we would have been happy had we gotten the truffles we ordered or if it taken less time. Overall I don’t think we will return.

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat to be back at Che Fico and they are on fire! The food was amazing - delicious, beautiful, and served with care. The wines were interesting and well paired. We can't wait to go back.

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MaxB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive, energetic and curious. Food was on point with nice wine pairings. Definitely coming back!

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PaulaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible pop of celebrating the food of the Italian Jewish community with a modern spin. As always, the food was top shelf, service impeccable and a pleasure to be in the main dining room of Che Fico once again.

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vipLarryP
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding prix fixe dinner - wonderfully conceived, outstandingly prepared. Attentive staff - chef made his rounds. Good when I ate there 2 years, even better now.

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vipthinktwice
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Glad to see them back in business. Amazing chicken, nostalgic Jewish grandma starters that made our table happy.

Don't understand if the dine in fee actually goes to the staff. Less crowded made it really pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the 3rd pop up and it was fantastic all around! Great 3 course dinner with plenty of food, real creative with just the right seasoning and texture. The chef paid a humble visit to all tables. The service was professional, warm and on point. One if the best restaurants in SF! Love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Was pretty overpriced for what we received. Our server never checked in on us. None of the food was seasoned properly. Like really no salt on anything. The dine in fee is also not a great business model.

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vipBrookstrout
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal with the new “pop up” fixed price menu. The 2 pastas were really tasty and the starters were also delicious.

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vipTheBouge
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

3 courses for $85 + dine in fee + SF taxes, just not worth it. Maybe if there was a second pasta course, it would seem more reasonable.

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nicoleSF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It seemed a bit overpriced for 3 dishes (pasta pop up). The space is absolutely gorgeous. Service for three dishes was over 2 hours, although the staff was wonderful. Just felt a bit spread out. I’d go again, but be open to a full menu instead.

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vipGerardoD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food & service, a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere

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vipMkbe
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so excited Che Fico is back! Everything from the ambiance, to the service and the food is outstanding!

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vipSethA
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I think our primary server had a bad night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was delicious the food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great modern-Italian menu. Huge Italian wine list and wonderful amaro focused cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good for *social distancing* with your partner or family. Tables are far apart. Interesting wine list. Amazing tiramisu. Service was spotty/all or nothing. Pasta tasty but in my opinion not worth the price tag. Porchetta “for two” is realy for three or four if you’re ordering starters or sides.

Overall, lovely dining room. Not blown away by the food. Fine place for pizza and wine date. If you go soup to nuts it’s going to be spendy. Not something I’d wait hours to walk in or weeks for a reservation.

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JakeK
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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AnaSofiaT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance is great but the food was very overpriced.

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SaraF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food! Their bread products, the focaccia, the pizza crust are awesome.. the pasta with Bolognese sauce.. yum!

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avidfan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

unknown to us we had one gluten intolerant and one lactose intolerant guest (from sweden!) and che fico was the perfect place. a wide range of delicious foods, a very tolerant server who was able to navigate between us and the kitchen, the cheese was all on the side and even questioned whether a little flour was added to the chicken broth. fantastic.

FAQs

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

Che Fico is rated 4.7 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.