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:
Everyday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

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

Celebrate the kick-off to 2018 over a five-course tasting menu created by Chef Thomas McNaughton for $125 per person and optional wine pairings for $75 per person. Please note, our regular, a la carte menu is not available this evening.
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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (30)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Tasting Menu (21)
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Good for a Date (19)
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Casual (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Romantic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, but really loud

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely love this place! It's been a while since I've been back because I've moved out of the neighborhood but I saw a reservation and had to snatch it along with a couple other reservations for the month since there were friends visiting - a good excuse for one of the best pasta places in the city, in my opinion. Not only is the food amazing but the staff is very friendly and sweet. The vibe is warm and welcoming and sets the perfect cozy scene. The wine list is on point and was pleasantly surprised to find a Montepulciano on the list - one of my favorites. It paired well with the pasta dish that was recommended to us. Will definitely not wait so long in between visits here. Flour + Water is a treat!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The pasta just ok, pizza better. The whole envoirment can tell too noisy, we need to shout to talk, also too dark can't see the food and menu. Some pasta quite hard, overall experience not interesting. The sauce also not what I expect. I prefer food taste more important. At least I try once in here.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The pasta tasting was delicious and the service was amazing. Our waitress did an amazing job guiding our experience, explaining dishes and inspirations, asking for feedback, and keeping our table well manicured. A bit of a splurge $$$ wise, but worth every penny.

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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service was slow. Restaurant is very loud. Food is great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was scattered. None of the servers seemed responsible for any particular area. Orders were forgotten and delayed. All of the dishes seemed heavy-handed. The cuisine lacked the delicate finesse I remember having experienced there in the past.

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

Good food with pretentious service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was soooo good. I'm still thinking about every single dish in my head. If I lived any closer they would know my name by now

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

After waiting years to go to this iconic restaurant we were surprised by all the hype. The restaurant obviously caters to a young crowd that can tolerate music so loud you can't talk. The wait staff does a good job although there is no dress standard for them so some look like they dress down for the evening. We had heard the food was exceptional, but our selections were good not near what our expectations were. For example, great chicory salad with 1/4 cup dressing on the bottom, a thin crust pie so thin that it arrived soggy from the tomato sauce. The pasta entry was good, still not up to the expectations everyone says about their pasta. And finally the dessert a chocolate boudin was so hard that while tasty the texture was just too difficult to enjoy. Now your saying, well this guy is just a picky customer. Well this guy owns a part of a restaurant reviewed by the NY Times and Bon Appettie so I do know something about food. To bad it was my wife's birthday, we have been happier at Delfina's.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were there Tue Nov 28th.
The service was super slow, we waited almost one hour between the appetizers and the main courses. It's fine if the place is overcrowded but it wasn't.
They asked us if it was OK to prepare the kids' order first (2 pizzas) so they could start eating earlier (they were super hungry). One pizza arrived, the other didn't. We got our appetizers, we waited another hour and our pizzas arrived but still no info about our daughter's pizza so we told them that if they forgot the pizza was OK no problem (our son shared his pizza with our daughter).
They didn't say anything about the pizza (if they were late or if they forgot it), when our dinner was almost at the end the pizza arrived in a box and they charged us when the bill arrived.
The food was good, the service not.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love love loved it. Ordered all the pork dishes on the menu. #bestdecisionever

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Overrated food. Not worth the price or trouble.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was amazing as always, The music was way too loud and the lighting was terrible in the back of the restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

VERY loud.

Terrible service- our order was screwed up and only 3 of our 4 appetizers made it. Only 3 of our 4 pizzas were likewise brought. What came was brought piecemeal so that some at our table were eating while others looked on... Finally, my plate was whisked away before i was finished...

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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