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Flour + Water

4.6
1639 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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."

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Everyday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 826-7000
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What 1639 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Amazing menu!! We loved everything we ordered!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined 2 days ago

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.

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Taygusta (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Flour+Water was phenomenal. I went for my birthday with a friend, and was totally blown away by the experience. The food is delicious, of course. The service was also outstanding. Having been in the food service industry in a past life, I was very impressed by the level of communication and care that the Flour+Water servers possessed. We had one minor mix-up where they gave us the wrong pasta. Before I could even say anything to one of the servers who was walking toward me, she paused and said, “I know, this is not your pasta. We are really sorry about that, but please enjoy it on us. Does anyone have any food allergies?” She already knew without me even having to say anything, literally within seconds! Such great service.

Overall a real treat, and am excited to dine here again!

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sandyN (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

The food and service was excellent!

The lighting was very dark, too dark for us (we were near the back and had to use our cell phones to read the menus). The music was too loud for intimate conversation.

Nice wine list.

Thank you.

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eroshiyda (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

What a wonderful dining experience to celebrate my 30th birthday. I will definitely come back again!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was super rushed for no reason we were the last group probably seated and no one was waiting for a table. They kept coming to take our plates away before we were finished eating and food was served before we even got water wine or bread

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vipAndrew (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

We did 2 pasta tastings (1 vegetarian). The food was all very good. I'd have to say that the first pasta dish, beet chitarra with dungeness crab, romanesco & tarragon, was my favorite of the night, followed closely by the broccoli cappellacci dei briganti with baby kale &
broccoli relish (on the vegetarian menu).

Our wait staff was all so nice and attentive. I think we will be back at Flour + Water in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Flour and Water! What happened to you guys? Been dining with you since you first opened back in 2009, and have been my go to for pasta on a regular basis. This was my first New Year’s Eve dinner with you guys and was quite excited to take my date for her first time to F&W, and looking forward to this special night at one of my favorite restaurants and starting the New Year off with a bang!

First, I was a little disappointed with our table location being that I made reservations 30 days in advance and thought that 7:45 reservation would get me a good seat in the house. We were seated right in front of the expediting/server station and our table for two was pretty much attached to the table for two to the other side of us. This made for an unpleasant dining experience with servers and food constantly bustling back and forth on one side, and feeling like we were in the same dinner conversation with the couple next to us on the other side. I feel like I could be the wedding planner for the couple next to us as I know every detail of what and how they want their wedding to be in the upcoming year!(totes to them btw)

Second, the $125 tasting menu was overpriced for the quality and service I received that night. You would think for NYE F&W would come out with their best. The courses were good but lack the quality I usually get from my regular dinners there. Service was mediocre at best, waited a good 20-25 minutes between our first course and second course. Then we got our fourth course soon after we received our third and felt rushed to eat both before our final course arrived. Overall F&W, I was disappointed with the NYE experience that you put out for me. You are one of my favorite restaurants and I know you can do so much better than this. I can only hope my next experience with you will regain my confidence otherwise I will have to let you go...

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food. Read review in Southern Living and it was wonderful food just as promised.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

A lovely evening and the pasta was on par with the house-made pastas you find at restaurants in Italy. The only negative: the restaurant is small and reservations seems to fill quickly, so it took us a couple of weeks to secure a reservation at a desirable time.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Everyday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
20th Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 826-7000
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant at events@netimeas.com or via phone at 415-826-7005.
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Executive chef
Thomas McNaughton
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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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.

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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.

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