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Date
Mon, 4/23
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11:00 PM
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Flour + Water

4.7
1706 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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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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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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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Catering
Please contact the restaurant at events@netimeas.com or via phone at 415-826-7005.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th Street
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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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Additional
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 Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.7

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

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 1706 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wife’s birthday

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Best overall restaurant in SF! Housemade Pasta & Pizza was to best I have ever had. All items on Menu are fresh and have amazing flavors. Cool, hip old world wine list. Great music playing in background. Not too loud. Team service was very consistent.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

music was too loud - - - - miss old menu I recognize this encourages shared plates we did enjoy -

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

This was the best meal we had on our weekend trip to San Francisco. We heard about this place from mutual friends where we live in Chicago that have been here in the past. Great vibe and nice staff. We had the pea leaf arancini, clam and nduja pizza, ramp cresto de gallo pasta, and panna cotta dessert. They also let us have the strawberries and blood orange black pepper sherbert from the tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing - everything was enjoyable, the food, the music and ambience, and the service! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a delicious Italian meal that isn’t too heavy!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I waited a long time to get a decent reservation date and I had heard so many people rant and rave about this place that I was so looking forward to try it but I wish I had saved my money instead. Everything we had was not very good except for the bread “which you have to pay for unlike at most restaurants” but at least it was good...very good. My wife had the vongole pizza and you could not even taste the vongole. Not enough of them in the pizza and overpowered by super spice whatever that souce was. My Aleppo sorprese dish was too al dente and and the fresh sweet peas too hard...not blenched enough or cooked enough and not sweet. A total dead appointment for us both.
I hate spending a lot of money on food that I don’t like and here in San Francisco we have too many options so I’m never going back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I absolutely love Italian food and I consume it frequently. This restaurant had a wonderful selection of dishes and incredible service. The only part of the entire evening that was not appreciated was that we were charged $10 for 8 slices of bread. Quite ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was unreal.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I absolutely love this restaurant. This was the second time I've been to the restaurant and I have been wowed each time. The restaurant does really well to take what is in season and bring out the flavors with innovative dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The tasting menu and pairings were outstanding, the servers attentive, knowledgeable and friendly!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Flour+Water was exceptional! Also, there was a mix-up with my open table reservation, where my 7:30 reservation was switched to 10:30, though I never received a confirmation email about that. There was something wrong with the app at the time. Anyway, as busy as Flour+Water was on a Saturday night!, they accommodated me and my guest right away. I was so grateful. Our server/bartender was sweet and knowledgeable, attentive but not over bearing. The food was exquisite! We ordered the Wagyu Beef Carne Cruda and Asparagus Alla Carbonara to start, and the Black Garlic Campanelle and the Seweed Spaghetti as the main dishes. I can't say there was not a dish I wanted all for my own because it was so good! Oh and we got the lemon poppy seed cake for dessert. YUM!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My girlfriend and I were celebrating her birthday. We did the pasta tasting menu! Each dish was amazing. Pasta was so simple and perfectly executed. The salumi tortellini en brodo was heaven in a bowl! Their taleggio scarpinocc with aceto balsamico dish is a staple. I suggest the tasting menu. Won't be disappointed. They even put a candle for my girlfriend's dessert!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This place gets me every time. Always incredible food, unique wine list, and outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excelllent food, pasta and pizza were delicious. Servers are top quality, great wine recos. Best resto of 6 we did this week.

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Do not do the tasting menu. Needs work here, definitely not a Michelin rated restaurant. Server was awesome but food was lacking.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I've been to F + W many times. The appetizer and pasta offerings were superb but I was disappointed to see that they've stopped offering main courses or vegetable sides. Somehow, the meal felt less substantial. I'm hoping that this trial run at a reduced menu ends soon. I miss their amazing fish!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Finally been to this restaurant after living in SF for 4 years. It was pretty much what we expected (we did the tasting menu); pretty good food and experience, but weren't totally "wow'd." The price for the tasting menu is reasonable. Very crowded and lively atmosphere, which I enjoy.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Flour and Water was our favourite restaurant in the 3 weeks we have been travelling in Canada and SAN Fransisco. The food was subtle and exquisite! Loved the playlist! Have it now on Spotify, and the service was just right! We want flour and Water in Perth!!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great pasta as always. Service was prompt and very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I didn't know pasta can taste so good until I came here.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Love this place!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We enjoyed very much the restaurant and we were positively surprised that the restaurant accepted a so late (10:45PM) booking.
The only issue is that as soon as we seated, the waiter told us that we should order asap because kitchen was about to close. My point is, if a restaurant accepts to attend clients so late, it has to have some flexibility when people arrive to give them, at least some time to see the menu, the wine list, and etc.
But the overall impression was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My favorite in SF. If you can do it, go for the pasta tasting, the best in town. and they'll do a vegetarian version, which is fantastic.
This time we split the pasta with balsamic vinegar (spectacular) and then I had the seafood spaghetti and my husband had something with meat. I could not have loved my pasta more. Don't hesitate to ask the waiter, and don't refuse to order a recommended plate because it sounds odd (ie balsamic). you won't be sorry.
great wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This place is special. The food has huge flavor and each dish was absolutely fantastic. Very fun and inventive menu and just crazy delicious. Great ambiance and vibe as well.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always fun

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This is an extraordinary restaurant. We ordered a wide selection of pastas to eat family style. I can scarcely find the words to describe how good it was. Each dish was fresh, carefully crafted, beautifully presented and simply one of the most delicious pasta dishes I’ve ever had. I’ll leave it to a more eloquent writer to explain why, but each recipe was both unique but comforting and just right. Finally, I’ll note this menu is great for vegetarians too. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and expert. A truly great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The scarpinocc was one of the best pastas I have ever had

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Came for our anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a special night. We enjoyed the tasting menu everything we very delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Amazing amazing amazing! Cannot say enough about this place, grateful to have gotten a last minute reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Very good restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Pasta and pizza were really fabulous.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

Recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Absolutely amazing. Simply one of the best restaurants in the city.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

As always excellent pasta. We had the trout crudo for starters -- also excellent -- tasty and great presentation on the plate.

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