Frascati

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Frascati is a Mediterranean style bistro, located in one of San Francisco’s most desirable neighborhoods – Russian Hill. When a guest walks through the door of Frascati, he or she is initially treated to a friendly and comfortable dining room. Frascati encompasses a truly European aura, but is also a cozy, San Francisco neighborhood bistro. This tri-level restaurant features warm colors, high ceilings, antique light fixtures and street views of cable cars clanging up and down Hyde Street. The natural light and energetic atmosphere all convey a lively spirit.

Our cuisine is inspired from the Mediterranean coast and has strong Californian influences. The menu shifts frequently to utilize the best and freshest ingredients any season has to offer. Also, we pride ourselves on all of our house made desserts and ice creams.

Of equal importance, Frascati has become known for having an eclectic wine list which nicely complements the food.

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AN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were excellent. Gem of a neighborhood spot!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in San Francisco!

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MM
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls vacation weekend. Great service and great food after a great day of exploring San Francisco!

SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great meal. Very hospitable and attentive service. Would recommend highly!

JS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local place in a wonderful part of the city! Always greeted in a warm and friendly way and great menu to satisfy anyone with particular food limitations. Highly recomend it for a nice night out.

TM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hidden gem in San Francisco!!
Outstanding service and food.

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local place. Unpretentious, upscale Mediterranean food - The menu is small but every dish (that I've had so far) is delicious. I plan to keep coming back until I become a local. Great for a date or dinner with parents. Definitely an older scene but it's not stodgy.

GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had not been to Frascati, but had heard very good things from friends who dine there regularly. So we studied the Frascati menu and website, and made a reservation. We arrived and were very warmly greeted by Jon and Rebecca Rader - the owners, and our waitress. The warm seamless service, terrific cuisine and ambience all combined to provide a wonderful evening for us. The hors d’oeuvres, the salads, the dinners and desserts were all delicious, innovative and left us happily looking forward to making Frascati one of our regular places to have dinner in The City.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great, the service was quick and helpful, the ambiance was lovely and the location was great. Highly recommend.

S
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small restaurant with not much room to navigate. Portions on the small side. Not particularly great Italian. Would not recommend.

LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute! Such a charming little neighborhood place, with great food and wonderful service. Will definitely be returning!

PL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this place time and time again and it has never disappointed with the quality of food and service. As long as this place is open for business I will always keep coming back.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food a bit above average. Servers were so rushed and a bit pushy. It was not a relaxing experience despite a nice warm environment.

JS
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chicken is the best in SF. It is never disappointing.

CC
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Frascati has a wonderful atmosphere and great customer service. However I am so disappointed that they changed their roasted chicken recipe to an oven baked herb topping dish. This was once a wonderful signature dish which drew us to this restaurant.

OP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 3 appetizers and a middle course and to main courses. All the dish were fantastic. Service was wonderful and fast, the ambiance is quaint but not very private since the place is small. It feels like being in an European bistro . The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive (just the right amount). The food was fresh and well prepared. I had the octopus salad were the octopus was cooked to perfection and it was very tender not (chewy). The gnocchi and buttata appetizers are to die for if you are a cheese lover. I also had the hand made pappardelle which they tasted very fresh, accompanied by very tender pork. Very delicious. Well worth the 5⭐️ . I was very impressed and I will certainly visit again

R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Highly recommend. The restroom could use an upgrade! :)

C
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

Owner and service amazing, ambience 5 stars, food terrific.

Want to keep it a secret!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the East Bay and make the trip to SF fairly regularly to eat at this amazing restaurant. Excellent food, warm and welcoming environment. John and Rebeccca are lovely. Makes for a wonderful evening. One visit here and you’ll be hooked.

LN
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frascati never disappoints. Their menu is solid, from top to bottom, and we have total trust in their wine list. They are friendly and helpful throughout the service.

CP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the past seven years my sister and I have spent a week in the city. We had seen this restaurant while riding the cable car each year in the evening. We were drawn to its intimacy, a true neighborhood bistro. We finally made a reservation and were thrilled that it was everything we hoped. Though the salads and appetizers looked good, we were not hungry enough for several courses. We both got the duck breast and both thoroughly enjoyed it. The cabbage under the breast added a nice contrast of texture and flavor. The duck was cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed a wonderful Central Coast Grenache Syrah. And though we didn't have room for appetizers or salad, we of course had dessert! Panna cotta for my sister and the chocolate bread pudding with hazelnut ice cream for me. I would go back just to have more of that bread pudding! The panna cotta was also delicious. Our waiter was helpful in choosing a wine and provided excellent service without hovering. We spoke briefly with the owner who was gracious and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant!

LP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was just ok given that it was rated 5 stars

f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. The duck, pastas and fish are all excellent, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the service is attentive and unobtrusive. Rachael's deserts have a home made quality few restaurants can match.

P
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with delicious Italian food.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

RB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening as we enjoyed everything from the warm welcome to the appetizers, soup and salad, main courses and the awesome cherry swirl cheesecake ! The owners made us feel very special. Thank you !

LS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our tenth wedding anniversary. Service was attentive but not intrusive, over all impressed with Service. Every course was very good, Salmon bruschetta was excellent. Salads were outstanding.

Nothing was overlooked and we will definitely visit again.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Normally we love EVERYTHING about Frascati, however Friday night both entrees were below par and the fish was REALLY disappointing. (Pear salad and apple dessert were excellent however). I love these guys and have always enjoyed going there, so I hope the disappointing dinners were just a "one off"!

SF
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While the food was delicious and our pre-request to be seated upstairs was honored, each tasty course was delivered immediately after we had consumed the last bite of the previous course. We arrived on time, ordered promptly and there were many empty tables on that rainy night. There was no excuse for the wait staff to have rushed our meal that night. Very disappointing for a restaurant we usually can depend upon for a lovely evening.

OT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with attentive service.

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

outstanding local restaurant in a residential area. Food was outstanding and service was awesome. Next time in San Franscico I am going back to Frascati.

M
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a place. Friendly great meal and atmosphere. Highly recommend the place. Delicious dishes all around bar-none.

BE
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!!!!!

OT
Sacramento
1 review