With four private dining spaces (Dough Room, Test Kitchen, Thirty Twelve and Butcher Block) as well as the availability to do a complete restaurant buy-out, flour + water creates a tailored experience for each guest.View Private Dining Details
Flour + Water in the Mission will always be one of our all time favorite Italian spots.
The scarpinocc was one of the best pastas I have ever had
Amazing amazing amazing! Cannot say enough about this place, grateful to have gotten a last minute reservation.
Very good restaurant
Pasta and pizza were really fabulous.
My husband and I went to Flour and Water with a couple of friends to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was warm and festive on a rainy night. The pastas were interesting (we weren't familar with most of them and the waiter did NOT make us feel like morons for asking questions). In fact the staff was upbeat and friendly all night. We loved the crunchy dimensional chicory salad. Good bev selection.
Our visit to Flour + Water was nothing short of exceptional. We arrived 15 minutes before our 7:15 pm reservation and were pleasantly greeted and told our table was ready. We opted for the pasta tasting menu with wine pairings. The very first dish the Halibut crudo with charred citrus, fennel, pickled onion & chili oil set the tone for our evening.......excitement and anticipation. Each plate and wine pairing were described artfully and presented with enthusiasm. The service was outstanding despite being served by several individuals. This wasn't a problem, I was just surprised that each individual was equally vested in our experience.
I know from experience and research that it is very difficult to score a reservation at Flour + Water but it is worth the effort. I began my search 3 weeks prior to our trip to SF and was unable to find an opening before 10:00 pm however I persisted and was fortunate to find the 3/9 7:15 pm Friday evening opening on Open Table a few days before.
Fantastic..had the tasting menu, with wine pairing..3-4 different servers...all awesome e and knowledgable. (;30 reservation not a problem...table was ready, and never felt rushed.
Absolutely amazing. Simply one of the best restaurants in the city.
Tried the pasta tasting menu. It’s a good way to try many items on the menu. Food was pretty average. Definitely have had better pastas. Service was not good. We had a bottle of white wine which they offered to keep on ice for us. However they didn’t keep the ice bucket near our table and took 15+ minutes to track down a server who was able to give us our bottle for a second pour. Ended up just keeping the bottle on the table after that. Just one example of the many issues we had with the service. I don’t think I’d go back, not just due to service, but there is better Italian food with fresh ingredients and pastas in SF and surrounding areas.
What a fabulous evening! Wonderful service. Delicious food. Energetic music. From the Pizza to the pastsas to the veggies it could not have been more authentic and had our tastebuds dancing!!
I've been coming to Flour + Water since it first opened, and it has remained consistently good. Dinner a couple of nights ago was no exception. But as much as I liked the food, the service was even better. Everyone was consistently nice, and I appreciated that.
One suggestion: I like to order at least one item from every section of the menu and share everything. How many items depends on how many people. With two people, we were well supplied with two starters, one pizza, and one pasta. We could easily have worked in another pasta but it we chose not to eat past hunger.
Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable atmosphere. Most importantly, amazing food. As a first time visit, do not pass on the tasting menu. Great variety, portions, but just keep in mind that everyone in your party has to participate.
As always excellent pasta. We had the trout crudo for starters -- also excellent -- tasty and great presentation on the plate.
Everything was outstanding!
Cute restaurant! We arrived early and the hostess was friendly and accommodating. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Food was great- we had vegetarians and meat- eaters in our party and everyone left happy and full.
From beginning to end the food was flavorful, and creative. Crazy delicious. Service was on the ball.
Downside: Buying the pricy bread for the table is not okay but we did to try it. Should serve one each free then the customer can pay if they want more.
We will be back for the thought, well prepared food.
As always, amazing food followed by amazing service. Pasta at flour and water is always next level which keeps me coming back for more! Shout out to the awesome playlist as well.
Such a cozy wonderful restaurant; incredible food, great service and a charming atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Brought wife and son for wife's bday. Great referral from friend. Food was great and staff very friendly. We will be back.
Exquisite food in an intimate setting, with excellent service.
We'd had this restaurant on our list for a long time and were excited for our first experience. The halibut crudo and octopus starters were delicious, but pretty common dishes at other similar restaurants. The pizza had the biggest hype and biggest let down. The center of the pizza was soggy and overly chewy. Ingredients were fresh and flavorable, but texture-wise it was a dud. We actually got engaged after the meal, so I will always remember the experience. I gleefully announced we were engaged and our server seemed stunned - no congratulations, no offer to take our photo (thankfully the table next to us offered) - absolutely nothing. Pretty awkward. It didn't kill our happiness of course, but they missed an opportunity. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone or eat there again. There are way too many AMAZING restaurants to give this place a second thought.
Exceptional service and one of the best meals we have had in the Bay. Every bite was delicious and we will definitely return soon to eat more of the amazing pasta dishes!
Incredible. Worth every penny 10/10 would recommend
Overpriced! The food was mediocre. We paid premium prices for bad food because it was Valentines Day. We will not be going back.
Fixed price menu was fantastic, though a little on the pricey side. Strongly recommended for special dates.
Flour and alter exceeded my expectations. The staff was inviting and knowledgeable about he food and the Italian wine selection.
It’s commonplace in San Francisco to pay a lot for small portions for the sake of creativity or local ingredients. Flour and water balanced this approach so well. I was pleasantly surprised by the portion of our pistachio pesto and rutabaga pasta. The price was on point and we left our meal satiated but not stuffed.
Absolutely delightful. Props to the whole flour and water fam.
A dinner at Flour+Water is always a fabulous evening. The food is creative, original and timeless. The service is warm, helpful and attentive. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed and also special. They have great wines but (not surprisingly) most are from Italy and I’m not so familiar with wines outside of California. So, we asked our server to help us pick out a wine. It was lovely. Flour+water hits all the high notes perfectly— you can just relax knowing any evening at Flour+Water will be a wonderful evening. The salads and starters are bright and interesting. Of course, the pastas are the stars of the restaurant— they do just melt in you mouth, explosions of flavor, some big and some subtle— each one distinct and wonderful. It’s best to go two couples and share, so you can taste more of them. Also, don’t overlook the pizza— it’s the best pizza in the Bay Area— the crust has just the perfect amount of chew. The only negative about Flour+Water is that it’s quite popular, so even if you are interested in dining late it’s really difficult to get a reservation and if you try to just show up as a walk in you’ll have an exceedingly long wait. It’s best to plan weeks ahead and make a reservation.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Flour + Water is one of my very favorite restaurants in the world. Every time I have the pasta tasting it blows my mind.
Ambiance: Too noisy, loud music for a restaurant, you cannot hear each other.
Food: our food was too salty, don't want to have dinner at this place again
Prices: the prices are too high comparing to the offer
Service was sub-par and the food wasn't much better.
We try and eat at Flour & Water as often as possible. The food is nothing short of stellar and our only frustration is trying to decide if we should order off the regular or pasta tasting menus. The service is friendly and knowledgeable, plus the wine list is solid. Love this place!
Great service and the waiters and waitesses are happy. Food is good.
You will enjoy a special evening there. They won't rush you to finishing your dinner for the next guests.
For the price of the tasting menu (compared to similarly priced menus across the city) the amount of food was relatively small. I would have expected either more courses or larger portions overall. I would not recommend the tasting menu here based on this experience. The food overall was balanced and fresh. The service was not on the same level as other restaurants with similarly priced tasting menus, but I acknowledge the restaurant may have been busier than usual due to restaurant week.
Had 10:30pm reservations during SF Restaurant week and Flour+Water made the most of it!
I highly recommend the beverage pairing with your meal. Will definitely need to go back!
This is F + W's first foray into SF Restaurant Week. It was rocky. The food was top quality, but overwhelming in the pasta department. We enjoyed the salmon with radish as a starter. Then there were 5 plates of pasta. All in oil. No bread. No relief. I just wanted a little arugula or romaine, or maybe some of their famous cauliflower or spinach instead of one of the pasta dish. Maybe next time remove one of the pastas and serve a vegetable. Even the ice cream was served in olive oil. Tartine is just down the road. Maybe they could do some bread for you? It would have been so nice to put the sauces on.
Amazing food. My tastebuds were ALIVE - I won’t forget my meal
While the food and service were quite good, the restaurant was freezing. For inexplicable reasons, the restaurant kept many windows and the back door open. Though we asked that one of the windows be closed and eventually wore our winter coats during the meal, other windows and the back door remained open. This discomfort made it difficult to enjoy our meal.
Amazing menu!! We loved everything we ordered!!!
Hi, we were looking forward to coming in all week, & we were very disappointed. We ordered two of the pasta tasting menus with the wine pairing. We knew it was very pricey for pasta, but we knew that going in, & the restaurant was highly recommended by many people. All the wines we had were very good, a good amount for each of us & went very well with each course. Well the ones we could actually eat. The first two courses were very good, the appetizer with the sparkling wine & the beet chitarra with Falanghina. After that, all the other filled pasta courses were either under cooked(just before al dente) or overly salted, the tortellini al bordo was both. Also two of the courses we had to split at a very small table, which we thought was strange because some were served individual & some were not. We did tell our server about both of these concerns & was basically told, "well that's just the way we do it here". At that point we didn't want to stay for the dessert course, so the server took one of the tasting menus off the check, we paid & left, very disappointed with one of the most dissatisfying dining experiences we have ever had. At those prices, $75.00 per person, plus $55.00 with wines, ALL the courses should have been served individual, and we did order 2 pasta tasting menus, not one. As native San Franciscans & life long restaurant employees we thought the whole Flour + Water experience was very over rated.