Creekwood Restaurant

4.5
176 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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What 176 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service outstanding, most dishes great,will definitely return

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

Perfect for a date night in our neighborhood. Good food and ambiance - food is in a heavier italian direction and would love to have them find a few more lighter fresh options to round the menu out.

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R
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Got there on a Sunday evening. Nice crowd and ambiance. Parking was difficult. Service was good but the food was so so for the price. We had pizza which was over spiced and pasta that was nothing great. Appetizers were great. Overall, a B.

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O
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and well prepared....service was friendly and helpful....overall an excellent experience.

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RP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service. Small neighborhood place with great flavors and an owner that really has taken the trouble over the ambiance, decor and food. The service was top notch too and they have a solid and reasonable wine list.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I asked for a slight modification to a pasta dish (leave the cream out) and I was told “the chef doesn’t make substitutions”. There is absolutely nothing on the menu that is light (not laden with unnecessary fat) and there are no actual salads of any kind.

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f
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is consistently good, well prepared. Service is slow and a little snarly. Wish there was more variety on the menu is my main complaint.

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our third visit, and while we loved the winter menu, the changes were really exciting. Yes, the room is too noisy, but the atmosphere and comfort, combined with a good choice of amazing tastes more than compensate.
And, obviously, service is friendly and attentive to all needs.

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FL
Sacramento
71 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an opportunity to try Creekwood Restaurant on Mother's Day. It was quite good . . .my dining partner and I both ordered a pasta dish, preceeded by beautifully prepared asparagus for an appetizer. We split a bottle of organic Prosecco wine, a light, slightly effervescnet white, which went well with the rich pasta; finished the meal with two different desserts . . . .flourless chocolate cake and carrot cake, both accompanied by fab ice creams. All in all, meal was wonderful. It WAS Mom's Day so it was extremely busy and the staff appeared to be quite anxious to turn the table. Ordinarily, that "rushed" feeling would be off-putting. . . under the circumstances, not surprising. We would definitely go back.

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p
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really like this restaurant! I've been twice now and on the second visit felt like they'd addressed some of their earlier issues such as noise level. The service was exceptionally attentive, from the waiter to the busboy to the owner. Enjoyed the pasta and pizza and a small but decent wine list. Love to see the neighborhood offering up such a great local spot.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen and really enjoyed watching the chefs work. We ordered the meatballs which were crispy.on the outside and so flavorful in a fresh and spicy tomato sauce. A pizza topped with mushrooms came next-perfect! We also had the asparagus with breadcrumbs and a light sauce. 10 out of ten. It was our second time at Creekwood and we'll return.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food but the cost is pretty high for what it is.

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l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Creekwood! It’s warm, unpretentious, and inviting and the food is fantastic.

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LB
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought foodie friends to intro them to Creekwood & they were impressed! What a great place. The owners are so committed to making it the best it can be & they achieve this. We love Creekwood & will continue to introduce as many friends and clients as we can.

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w
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome food, but the most amazing service. our waiter made sure we had a super special dining experience. 11/10 would recommend

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great experience! Food, ambiance, staff! Great community space! We will be back!

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ML
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for date night

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LP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Had my heart set on a few items on the menu posted online, but they were edited from the in house menu.

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JL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best overall places to eat when you combine the food, price, ambiance. The outdoor seating is very lovely. Comfortable chairs, charming plants, a westerly view....

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had reservations and were seated almost as soon as we walked in. They host was gracious and pleasant and accommodating with our request to change seats. The first course was gnudi, a little high on salt but light. The side dish- artichokes were the best dish we ate there. The main course- chicken did not have much flavor and the fettuccine was did not have a good balance of flavors (could have used some acid, I think). All in all the meal was satisfying.

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MH
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was superb. My daughter and I shared the Little Gem salad, a side of asparagus (truly delicious). We also shared two wonderful pasta dishes (fettuccine and the agnolotti). Food, service could not have been better. The noise level and ambiance was a problem for us. Tables are lined up in long row and its difficult not to interrupt and be interrupted by your neighbors, no matter how polite the crowd.

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JV
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and creative with Cal Med Italian flavors. The merguez pizza was delicious and spicy, grilled calamari was tender, delicious beet salad with citrus, and wonderful pasta. Must save room for dessert too - the carrot cake with cardamom gelato was amazing. Great ambiance and very thoughtful design. This is a neighborhood gem and a destination too! We will definitely be back.

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F
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I had a friend in town who wanted lamb and I knew Creekwood has lamb shank on the menu from our previous visit. We arrived and greeted nicely by host and seated. Waiter immediately greeted us and offered us menus and took drink orders.

My friend ordered the lamb. It had great flavor but arrived barely warm. She never spoke up though and told them. When I asked for a taste, I couldn’t believe how cold it was. A shank needs to be served hot so the fat doesn’t congeal. When we ordered it two nights ago it was perfect. So, I think that is going to be the point of my review; inconsistency.

Last time we were there the little gems was perfect, This time it was under dressed and lacking flavor. Last time the squid appetizer barely had any squid on the plate. This visit, the plate was full of beautiful cooked Monterey Bay squid. It was delicious.


Maybe they are training line cooks? But I want to be able to count on a restaurant for consistently putting out good food. I think they do this with their pasta. I will keep coming back. I think Creekwood seems worth it.

Another thing to note is Creekwood has an excellent wine list.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pizza oven was temporarily out of service, so we tried salad and pasta. Delicious. Lovely little place very near our home. We’ll be back soon to try the pizza.

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F
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our first time there and we will definitely go back. The food was excellent. The wait staff felt like they were newbies in the job. A little rough. Cutlery was thrown down hard and loud when replacing. Timing of food was off. Our main wait person disappeared a lot and we had to ask for her. None of this would stop us from coming back. Food was excellent.

Little Gems salad with the buttermilk dressing was tangy and had texture with crunchy croutons. Homemade pasta was cooked perfect and sauce coated each bite. Beet salad was yummy. Squid starter was very good. Would have liked a little more squid, but that because it was so good. Another standout was the Ribeye. We ordered medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. I want to come back and try the other pasta dishes and the chicken.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic. Service and food were incredible! Definitely coming back!

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had the fettuccine and Cameroni several times. I love the mushroom pizza and Little Gems salad. The space is beautifully done. They have installed a new sound absorption panel on the ceiling. The food and service are terrific.

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JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and wonderful staff. Looking forward to going back!

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SM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy! Everything ordered was very good. Grilled calamari salad was great!

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

While the service was good, and the wine was an excellent value, the pizza crust arrived burnt (and the burnt taste dominated); the grilled squid was not to be found (maybe my partner got' em all), the rigatoni was the best dish by far, and the carrot cake with cardamom ice-cream was generous. Final verdict; my partner, who chose this restaurant for their birthday dinner, enjoyed the experience very much.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our meal was very good. The squid was excellent. The pasta with mushrooms delicious but on the salty side. The chicken was excellent too - very moist and flavorful.

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NH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food. Parking can be tricky, but definitely worth going out of your way for.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent and service outstanding. This is a family friendly place and little kids can be loud. So if that bothers you, go later in the evening, after most kiddies’ bedtime. We love this place, and will often return, early or late, for the food overwhelms any distractions.

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ET
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! The place is fantastic
Solid menu. Will be back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and good wine. The meatballs, which many reviewers rave about as soft and delicious, were dry, overcooked and not at all soft. The sauce was delicious so the overcooking was really a shame. Similarly, the pork in the ragu was dry and overcooked. Also a shame since the pasta was perfectly al dente and the sauce flavorful. Too expensive to not take care with the meat.

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PB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, but prepare for a loud environment. The management is very accommodating. We had reservations for 4, but showed up with 6 people. They were able to make some adjustments and seated us within minutes. The pizza was great as was the risotto, meatball appetizers. The dessert... my oh my... delicious flourless chocolate cake. We will be back!

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KS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food done expertly. Wine list was excellent probably the best experience I’ve had in Berkeley besides Chez Panisse.

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MC
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pizza oven wasn’t working (sad) so we chose other items on the menu which were good to outstanding. Highly recommend the gnudi, little gems salad and the lamb shank.
Service was excellent and friendly. Only complaints are that it was very loud, and that was when the restaurant was not even full. Bad acoustics (design flaw) and a lot of noise coming from the kitchen. The other problem is with Open Table. We were unable to reserve anything between 5:15 and 8:00, but there were LOTS of tables available at 6 pm. What’s up with that? Our waitress suggested next time just call.

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GM
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, little difficult to find, sign is small and not well light, so use gps

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GB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time coming here. We will definitely be back. The pizza is perfect. The pasta is fresh. The service is attentive. The location is on the right side of the bridge to avoid all that traffic going into SF.

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