Il Borgo

4.6
500 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Borgo is a small gem located in Hayes Valley, with one of the best Chef’s, he comes from Milano and makes homemade pasta and bread from scratch. If you really want to go to Italy but don’t want to travel that far, stop by Il Borgo’s cozy & charming Italian restaurant where Chef Sergio Frigero will make you some of the best Italian cuisine in the entire city.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.2
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HenryV
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Gracious waitress, delicious food, good wine, and cozy atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious homemade pastas and incredible value for SF

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vipBuffy
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great little place where everything is really good especially the pizza & pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and our server (the older Italian lady) was so nice and friendly and always made sure I had everything I need. I can’t wait to come here again with family and friends.

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vipSeanF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this owner run truly authentic restaurant did not disappoint! Great food and the ownership increases your feel of being in actual Italy for dinner.

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vipSteve
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we had a delicious meal and almost a private dining room. The staff was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really tasty food and wonderful service. I just wished they would close the door as there were lots of mosquitoes coming in

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vipSeanF
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best, truly traditional Italian restaurants in the City. Located in the amazing Fell St area, it’s a small gem in a big city. The owners are from old Italy and great everyone like their premiere guests. The food quality and portion is hard to beat!

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Evan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a genuinely lovely time here on Valentine's Day. Attentive service, delicious Italian comfort food, and hefty portions all made it a very pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for an awesome price! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. Despite sitting outside in the cold due to COVID restrictions, we had such a lovely time enjoying a very homey Italian meal over a bottle of wine. We felt immediately welcomed as soon as we arrived and very-well attended to. We will definitely be back!

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Paul
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Il Borgo is a wonderful, old school, San Franciscan neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is solidly good. Support this local treasurer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and come back often. Simple straight forward delicious Italian food and friendly staff in a small cozy place with charming ambiance at reasonable pricing.

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Bridget
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place
Been coming here for 15 years
Thank you Il Borgo

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vipPoppy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super responsive to dietary restrictions- charming couple and a charming building

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess/waitress simply made the evening one of the most enjoyable dinners I have had in San Francisco. The food was very tasty and extremely well priced. Overall 10/10... we will be returning soon!

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vipJoshS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed first visit and will be back. The service was friendly and personal. The food was delicious and well recieved by all 6 people. The price point was refreshingly low. Penne, lasagnette, housemade fettuccine (fantastic), and spaghetti were fresh and flavorful. Wines were delicious. Nice neighborhood gem we don't wanna lose. Worth a visit.

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vipMarkM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance and fantastic service - what more could you ask for?!

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vipZenese
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Italian, very tasty, very affordable. Multiple antipasti, lots of vino rosso, and to each his/her pasta, and we were out the door for only $40 per person.

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vipLeDuck
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is amazing - service is very slow. Will be coming back, just don't be in a rush.

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Unpretentious, excellent food, great value. This is a place I got to frequently before seeing a concert or opera.

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Vic11
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been go to Il Borgo for years. Great Italian food, GF as well. Don't miss it

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DebraL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance, service and food. A perfect place if you are seeing a show near by.

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vipJnJK
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Il Borgo is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. The food and service are always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food made me and my boyfriend so sick. Do not get the carbonara

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vipJMBSF
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood gem with authentic pastas and friendly, professional service. Casual, good value. Not trendy or likely to be popular with those who want a vibrant bar scene. Just good food at a good price.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible. My dish looked and tasted bland.

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GeordieS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, quaint hole in the wall restaurant. Some of the best Italian food I have had the pleasure to eat. Super reasonable prices. Wonderful service. Certainly not fancy dancy - ambiance is more the local Mom & Pop restaurant. Try it, you'll like it ❣️

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MatthewG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Meh. Dull wine list. Only vaguely clean. Food passable.

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fellini
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Homey, almost homely place which has its' charms after all the sleek places. Family owned and served-sometimes underserved. Il Borgo salad is good-my Lobster ravioli was Meh! could have been anything inside, no lobster taste. Generally pedestrian food. However the homemade gelato was superb, pour espresso over it and the best affogato I've had in SF. So salad main gelato and tip will run you $35. You judge whether that's good for mediocre Italian.

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ilcalabrese
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot for great Italiano essenziale!

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vipgary
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Kind of a dingy interior - needs some freshening, but the staff are friendly and, for the prices - decent food.

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Irvin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a waiter. whose first day it was; he handled it well. Nice and personable, and the food
was very good. I'd go back.

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Minnie55
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good Italian fare and close to Davies and Opera House

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SFMike
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This gem of a restaurant has been here for 22 years serving the Hayes Valley great Italian specialities. After a great meal, the homemade Gelato is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Excellent homemade Italian food! Every dish tasted authentic and wonderful. This is a very casual place, great for small families and friends.

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vip80904
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service

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vipOregone
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I chose this restaurant because it is within walking distance to SF Symphony Hall, and the prices are reasonable. It looks somewhat humble from the outside, but it is nice inside, with lots of windows, and it is located on a corner. It has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant.

The food was great, tasty bread, fresh salad ingredients, and pasta made there. The vegetarian lasagna and gnocchi were very good.

There is a small wait staff, about two people who looked like a father and daughter, and a friendly busser. They handled the room efficiently, with only a small delay in bringing the check.

We parked on the street a couple of blocks away. I am not aware of a parking garage nearby, but there are several down near to Vann Ness Avenue. We will eat there again.

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oldschool
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and cozy. Easy walk to Symphony , ballet, or SF Jazz center. My only regret was eating all my pasta so I had no room for gelato.

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marciaC
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Always consistently good - great value - feels like home !!

FAQs

Il Borgo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 255-9108.

Il Borgo is rated 4.6 stars by 500 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.