Flour + Water in the Mission will always be one of our all time favorite Italian spots.

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About Flour + Water

Fresh house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, and house-cured meats. It’s all about simple and authentic Italian food rooted in the south, executed with skill, expertise and old world standards of care. The defining goal of the restaurant for its ambiance and style of service is to make everyone feel welcome. "We feel very strongly about creating a ‘come as you are’ atmosphere in the restaurant."

2401 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday- Saturday: 5:30pm - Midnight

Cross Street:
20th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 826-7000

Website:
http://flourandwater.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant at events@netimeas.com or via phone at 415-826-7005.

Executive Chef:
Thomas McNaughton

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Flour + Water has three private dining spaces available: Test Kitchen, Dough Room & Butcher Block, with the largest having a capacity of 16 seated and 25 standing. The menu is highly seasonal and changes every day, so our chef prepares a special menu just for each group based on the best of what's available that day.

Inquire with our Events & Marketing Manager, Erin Riordan at events@netimeas.com or via phone at 415-826-7005 for pricing and further information.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Please join us for a special night celebrating New Year's Eve. Our team has created an elevated $125 per person tasting menu to ring in 2018.

Cheers!

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Private Dining

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.

Flour + Water Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Organic (7)
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Late-night Find (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
People Watching (5)
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great but it was overpriced for what it was.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was fantastic and the service was incredible! Small little spot but well worth the money spent. Would recommend and plan on going back ASAP!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Extremely disappointed with our experience. It took over an hour from first to second of 5 courses to be brought. When it did come it was cold and bland. Courses were very similar in taste and presentation. I’ve gotten more attention at McDonald’s. Paid for my friends dinners because I chose the restaurant and was too embarrassed to let them pay that much for such a disappointing experience. Additionally, the music was blaring, which could have been overlooked if we were satisfied with the food and service. We will not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It took us months to get a reservation because Flour + Water is so popular. It was totally worth the wait. Food was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fantastic pastas and sauces. We ordered 3 different ones and they were all in the yummy-to-amazing range. Will definitely go back to try their pasta tasting menu.
Only downside: the music is too loud for a date.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Perfectly made pizza, unique salads, and great service! Can’t go wrong.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Tried the pasta tasting with pairings and it was delicious. Every course presented was excellent and well prepared. A lot of great flavors. Reasonably priced for tasting menu.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very pricey food. I would only recommend it to someone with not picky taste. Very unique items on menu.

Tags: Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We've been here many times but first time bringing my in laws. They weren't impressed because our prix fixed menu took 3 hours even with us coaxing the staff saying it's past 10pm on a Sunday. Our waiter forgot about us and it took 15-20 minutes between courses towards the middle. We saw several tables come and go before we even finished dinner. Also, the majority of the food we got was overly seasoned and we asked them to not add as much salt/cheese on top. It's sad to bring my in laws to one of my favorite go to spots and disappointing them.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we were both blown away by how amazing the food was. The roasted squash antipasti dish with their home made ricotta was MIND BLOWING. And their kale trenette dish was incredible.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was great, as usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a good time. One serious problem is it is so dark you need a flashlight to see the color and texture of your food. Really a problem since a big part of dining is also visual. I don't know if this may have been a temporary problem given we came right around the end of daylight savings, but was really a problem.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food - excellent. Service - joke.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fantastic meal. Came in after reading their cookbook and it did not disappoint. The pastas were all perfectly cooked. The fungi pizza was earthy, savory and balanced. Awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent creative fresh food. Music is loud. Service was great. Only gripe is the policy of not seating until full party arrives. Staff was very polite about it but it set a negative feel to the place.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I was in town from Denver and had planned to dine here. My expectations were exceeded and I definately recommend the pasta tasting menu. The flavors were phenomenal, I loved the casual but extremely knowledgeable service. And amazing pairings with the tasting menu as well, I left wanting more!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant is a lot louder now - they blare music. I am 34 and love to go out, but it's too loud now - it's like they're trying to make it a club. Also the type of music was not suitable for parent age diners.
Food was delicious. Pasta dishes aren't especially large

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Low lighting to be able to read the menu. Very loud music, making conversation difficult. Team table waiting isn’t very smooth.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was very unique and flavorful. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had the pasta tasting menu and every course was sublime. We also sat at the bar and availed ourselves of the extremely knowledgeable people there to guide us through wine pairings. Highly recommended.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Mushroom pizza was great. Chicory salad average. Walnut pest was great. pork shoulder pasta was average. Service was terrible. Music playing was absolutely terrible and loud.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Consistent very good quality pasta dishes because the pasta is made in house.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food, friendly service. We enjoyed it!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food as well as service. I loved the chestnut pasta dish - my favorite. Was very tasty food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Hands-down the best Italian restaurant in San Francisco. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Each and every bite is unreal.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Such a wonderful meal after a very very long day. Thank you!

Tags: Organic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The. Pasta. Is. Insane. And. The. Pizzas! Wonderful wine list too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

VERY DISAPPOINTING, given it is so hard to get reservations, Menu is confusing as everyone at the table needs to do tasting or no one gets to do it. SERVICE is the worst I have ever experienced. Waited 45 min before order was taken, another 30 minutes before food was served. their system of having no one waiter and it is a group effort creates chaos and confusion with wait staff. Not sure if I caught everything that was ordered due to the timing, frustration, lack of attentiveness. When it requested that food be brought since we waited almost 1 1/2 hrs, the waitress suggested it was my problem with timing, Go figure! Food was very good, not great! flavors were confusing much like the service. Yes, it is popular, and will continue to draw crowds as the hype supersedes the food. It is restaurant trying too hard not to have attitude and in its effort is being driven by attitude and not service. Fits perfectly into the NEW SF: attitude, crowds, hype, good enough food, trendy ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Good italian food. The hostes where very nice, but the waiters where a little stressed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

It was my first time here in probably 3 years and it was honestly a bit of a disappointment. The negatives: Service wasn't great - it felt like two people were serving us, they didn't take the initiative in bringing us our leftovers/flowers stored with them which resulted in us standing awkwardly at the front of the restaurant for a while. The pasta, which I assume was homemade, tasted like it had dried out before cooking.

That said, the occasion was an anniversary dinner and the ambiance was wonderful for that! Also, the pizza was delicious, and they were kind enough to give us a taste of their fancy butter :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Delicious innovative, fresh food. Delicious wine by glass selections

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Schweiz)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The pizza was to die for! My hubs and I also both did the pasta flight and everything was delicious and super interesting. Enjoyed the service as well. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent service and food, the staff was very accommodating to our 2 kids. The pastas were very unique and delicious. The desserts were amazing. Would definitely come back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I used to love every dish here, last time the dishes were more near perfect but not quite perfect.
Some were too sour some too salty but still way above most Italian places in San Francisco

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We went for your tasting menu on my boyfriend's birthday and it was perfect! The wines in the pairing were all excellent and thoughtful and we felt treated to a continual flow of delicious for 2+ hours.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The service was astounding with everyone supporting and providing help, but the food itself was unimpressive. And the wine selection by the glass was average ; had to order 3 different ones to finally land a somewhat decent wine. I came in thinking this would be the best place in SF, but maybe I set my expectations too high. At least this is out of my checklist. It's sister restaurant is awesome though.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Waiter was rude and was rushing us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The pasta was delicious. The pizza was too thin and weighed down by the toppings (which were just cheese and tomatoes). It's the only pizza I've ever had where the crust was better than the actual topped pizza.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My favorite restaurant. ALWAYS delivers. The best pasta in a city filled with great pasta.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything was outstanding - small plates, pizza, and of course pastas!

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