Frascati

4.9
1981 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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vipKarenD
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great as usual. The owners are so welcoming and appreciative of our business. I look forward to the time when there's full capacity allowed as the space between table does not make for the warmest environment - not the fault of the restaurant owners as they need to follow protocol.

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GJ949
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. A must for any foodie!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, owners are fantastic.

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vipDiana
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous neighborhood gem of a restaurant. The food is excellent and the entire restaurant staff from the owners to the servers were welcoming and attentive. You must try the homemade ice cream and sorbets. It’s a must visit restaurant in San Francisco.

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vipMGrW
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Meal, Super Friendly family run restaurant. They reall care about how the food tastes. Octopus Salad and Burrata are must orders. Bolognese pasta is the real thing!

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed this experience with my wife. The duck risotto and desserts were excellent. The gnocci was very soft and didn't really hold together like gnocci I've had previously. Salad was underdressed and the grilled bread didn't really stand up to the rest of the salad - it was oddly like white toast. Waiter didn't seem to know much about the wine, but otherwise very friendly and good service.

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SfDiner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dessert! Lovely old San Francisco ambiance on Russian Hill!

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JackM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 experience with a great staff. Made us feel very welcome, with good food, in a warm atsmosphere

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vipStephanieC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Frascati was fabulous from the warm welcome to the delicious meal to the amazing homemade ice cream!

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vipKentA
London
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a true delight; dining inside on a rainy, cold night. What joy to enjoy the culinary treats inside this fine establishment, after such a long hiatus! It appears that the long Covid pause did not adversely affect the food, the service, nor the owners' enthusiasm for providing a joyful and complete dining experience. It continues to rank as my favorite SF restaurant!

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BradH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally one of my favorite places to eat anywhere.

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DuncanK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate indoors for the first time in months so that was very exciting. The menu is filled with great options. The filet mignon and salmon were delicious. The owners work the floor as hard as the other staff and couldn't be nicer. Frascati has been in the neighborhood for a while and there is a reason it has lasting power!

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

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in San Francisco!

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vipMMJT
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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vipJanetSF
San Francisco
26 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.

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TMarino
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLaurenM
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.

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GreggR
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.

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MsMCT
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.

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vipSteven
San Francisco
148 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.

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LPG77
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!

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PaulL
Las Vegas
7 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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vip1ClassChic
Orange County
49 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.

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OmarP
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

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

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

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tinaC
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipLorenN
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.

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CandyP
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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant!

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

Food was just ok given that it was rated 5 stars

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vipfoodlover
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.

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vipPammy
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with delicious Italian food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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RocciB
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 !

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LisaandShawn
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.

FAQs

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

Frascati is rated 4.9 stars by 1981 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.