Frascati

4.9
2023 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.9
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca is the best!!! You must meet her and her husband - they are simply fabulous and after 17 years in business are better than ever!

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vipRLF3
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Loved the linguini and roasted red pepper soup.

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vipFoodess
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We were seated upstairs, where there were wafts of smoke, from the cooking fires below. My husband had the Brussels sprouts appetizer, which was fine.. followed by the Fettuccine Bolognese, which he said was wonderful. I had the Octopus appetizer, followed by another appetizer, Gnocchi, with peas and mushrooms. The Gnocchi appetizer was a sufficient portion, as a main course..Both were quite good.. No bread was served, nor did we notice any on the menu. We concluded our meal with the Blueberry/Apricot dessert, which was served with a scoop of ice cream. The dessert was delicious. Service was excellent.

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vipBayC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. We shared 6 dishes and all were very good to excellent. Fantastic service and wonderful owners/staff. A very enjoyable evening.

JP
JoannaP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years, before and after the changeover to new owners. It has changed but remained absolutely excellent in every respect. We'll definitely be back on our next trip to San Francisco.

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vipWill
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual.

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DanielG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and conversation.

MK
vipMattKelley
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. John and Rebecca have created a great local vibe while managing to treat everyone like part of the family. Strongly recommend.

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vipEmmaS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years and the experience is always top notch. The food is consistently very good as well as the service. This little gem in Russian hill is a classic and one of my favorites

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VaVisitor
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and other dishes in a nice cozy atmosphere. The service was attentive. The only downside is parking in the area is very hard to find. Uber here.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t our first time but it was outstanding as always. If you haven’t tried the watermelon salad, you’re missing out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve enjoyed in downtown SF. Promptly seated by Rebecca, the owner, who was warm and gracious as a host.
Abbie was our server and he was amazing! Knew the menu intimately and made the evening go amazingly smooth, as all dishes arrived at just the right pace.
Can’t wait to go back again next time we’re in SF!

LB
LoriB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious dinner. Everything we ordered was marvelous. From the watermelon salad to the pasta dish, corn chowder and pan seared salmon. Flavors were incredible. Thank you.

LB
vipLindaB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. We both had roasted chicken (second time) and it is the best I have ever had - and I order it everywhere!!!
Service is excellent and husband and wife owner team is fabulous. We will be back!!

DM
DavidM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frascati's is an absolutely wonderful restaurant. It is family-owned. The owners are incredibly kind and generous. The food is amazing. I highly recommend the gnocchi appetizer. It contains so many different flavors. The pastas are fresh and flavorful. The wine list is fantastic with wines from California, Oregon and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful dining experience here last night! The owners are so sweet and take such good care of their guests! Some of the best Italian food I’ve had in a whole, the gnocchi appetizer was incredible! Also a really good wine list. THE DESSERTS ARE TO DIE FOR! And the owner makes all the ice cream herself! One of my favorite places for Italian in the city.

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Tammim
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was yummy!

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KathrynS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow the service and food were amazing! Rebecca, one of the owners, makes 25 flavors of sorbet and ice cream! Whoa! What a lovely way to spend and end an evening. Very romantic and intimate. Big fan!

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vipdianeb
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent menu, delicious food, charming ambiance, and reasonable prices. and that house-made ice cream!!! fabulous!

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Sardini
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of five all had different dishes: all were superb! The half chicken was a huge hit, the salmon perfectly cooked with perfectly crispy skin, the pork chop tender and tasty, and our Italian-American family all thought the pasta dishes were fantastic, authentic, and that the homemade noodles were a perfect consistency. Then dessert... fabulous! Rebecca, the co-owner, was our server; she could not have been more warm, welcoming, informative, and humorous. We'd come back just to visit with her again. Also, we all enjoyed the warm, comfortable interior and lively atmosphere. A winner!

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vipBryan
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just the best place ever, and I go every chance I get. Great food, amazing and welcoming hosts, wonderful ambiance. The place has a special place in my heart.

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vipEricJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our all-time favorite neighborhood restaurants in Russian Hill. Family owned and operated and it shows! John love, laughter, and comfort food. We’ve never had a bad meal and I’m quite sure we’ve tried every single thing on the menu. Eat here, you won’t be disappointed! Make a reservation before you go but save one for us! ❤️🔥🙌

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vipBobSD
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It had been months since we were last at Frascati (due to the pandemic), and we were so happy to be back. Jon and Rebecca are such wonderful hosts; the food is creative and well-executed; and the atmosphere has that vibe that makes neighborhood restaurants like this so enjoyable. Always a good experience.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overrated: cute ambiance and interesting menu, but not well executed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best evening spent at Frascati! The service, the food, everything was fabulous. Romantic atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! Everything we had was delicious, great service. The desserts are not to be missed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super super fresh! Romantic ambiance and delicious dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation at 8:30 but were able to be seated at around 8:15. The service was timely and our waiter was helpful but not overbearing. Food was outstanding. One waiter saw me trying to figure out what kind of tea was the English breakfast tea I ordered after the meal and brought me the tea packet to take a picture of which was very kind.

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ssamii
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food!
I cannot emphasize how great the food is. Fresh, cooked to perfection, and delicious. Frascati is a keeper. I know it’s a neighborhood place and parking is murder on non hill, but we still make it over there just for the food and friendly service.

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swfoodie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience and delicious food! We highly recommend this neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect! Ambiance, taste, service !

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vipSteveT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipSophiaC
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic, great service, great ambiance, flavorful food. Truly a Russian hill gem.

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
344 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town and decided to try Frascati and boy was it a delicious dinner. From the service to the attentiveness to the food was all five star. The in house pistachio ice cream was to die for. Everything was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful evening! When back in SF, we’ll be back.

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AlanP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were delighted with Frascati. It has a neighborhood bistro feel. The owner and his wife are host and hostess are friendly and accessible. The menu is varied and all dishes by our group of four were excellent. We would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very underwhelming. Noisy. Worse champagne drink I have ever had. My first course on the menu was out and I was notified when they brought my husband salad. Manager assumed we were sharing a salad and when I informed her they were out of what I ordered, she just left. Food was not seasoned well. Vegetable stalks could not be cut with the butter knife offered. Manager didn’t care. She did the talking & never asked me what’s I didn’t like. I should have kept my original reservation at a wharf restaurant. This place was not worth the trip fare to get there. The concierge highly recommended this place & I will inform them to stop. This experience made my special day less enjoyable. I will blog it in my hospitality & tourism writings.

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ArdisB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent neighborhood or special destination restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, a lovely dining experience

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jefft
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out frequently and this was one of our best experiences in any city ever. Owner, Rebecca, was our waitress and was wonderfully attentive and personable. Rebecca makes their desserts herself - we had the blueberry cheesecake which was fantastic. If I could give this restaurant a 6-star, I would.

MB
MattB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met clients at the restaurant for 6pm tuesday reservation. Service was effective and timely, the food was amazing. There is not a bad dish in there. Try the risotto! Wine was good and desserts were perfect. Try the patta cotta! Food bill was very respectable.

FAQs

Frascati offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 928-1406.

Frascati is rated 4.9 stars by 2023 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.