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Flour + Water

1662 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (25)
  • Neighborhood Gem (23)
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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."

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Everyday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 826-7000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas McNaughton
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Please contact the restaurant at or via phone at 415-826-7005.
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20th Street
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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 or via phone at 415-826-7005 for pricing and further information.
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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.

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What 1662 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great meal!

leee49 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

vipKateK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Such a cozy wonderful restaurant; incredible food, great service and a charming atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Rolo (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Brought wife and son for wife's bday. Great referral from friend. Food was great and staff very friendly. We will be back.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Exquisite food in an intimate setting, with excellent service.

MissE (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overpriced! The food was mediocre. We paid premium prices for bad food because it was Valentines Day. We will not be going back.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fixed price menu was fantastic, though a little on the pricey side. Strongly recommended for special dates.

Glitterbomb (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was sub-par and the food wasn't much better.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

FrancisI (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Lauren (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

GrumpyY (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing food. My tastebuds were ALIVE - I won’t forget my meal