La Stanza Cucina Italiana

4.3
211 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
2020 We newly remodeled a warm and cozy Italian Sicilian restaurant we have two chefs owners in our kitchen preparing house made pasta and bread everyday please come and join us and taste our house made dishes. Angelo Cucco is from a small twon in Sicily and Miguel have ran a few kitchens in the peninsula come and let us make you feel a home

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 211 people are saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.0
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRJC2016
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don't miss the amazing risotto ball appetizer! La Stanza offers exquisite dishes at a reasonable price... a sweet spot between ordinary restaurants and $$$$$ fine dining.

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Mimi
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic daily specials... the best "Italian" food in town for sure! (Actually Sicilian.)

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vipjudic
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends’ 60th wedding anniversary.
Wonderful delicious food. Friendly service. Our favorite place in town.

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vipMaria
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, great service, lovely setting. Fantastic.

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vipjudic
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly, attentive staff.

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vipRheii
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic Italian cuisine. Pasta dishes are Devine.

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VickieB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Authentic Italian cuisine, Italian owned, homemade bread, homemade pasta and the best egg plant parmigiana I have ever had. Do not miss this spot if you want great Italian food.

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PeteG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good service, but food not terribly memorable, especially at these prices, Restaurant front door kept failing to close, and various patrons had to keep getting up from their tables to close it ... really?!

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SandyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time there and we just love it! Thank you for the great food and our waiter is the BEST! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought an exchange student from Italy to this place. His exact words were , “Not as good as my Mom’s cooking but close!”

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DonnaW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petrale Sole was fresh and delicious. Service was excellent and we were given a complimentary Tiramisu which was also delicious!!

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LisaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will be back soon

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PatM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have eaten Italian cooking in this area as well as throughout Italy. My meal Saturday was one of the best ever! Good helpful service. The noise level made it somewhat difficult to carry on a conversation. I'm sure adjustments can be make fairly easily. Go there. You won't be disappointed.

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HeatherT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La stanza is a great Italian restaurant. Each dish is made with attention and care. Also, the wine list is very nice. I totally recommend it.

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vipseabolt
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

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vipgcdiner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Their food and ambience is over all pretty solid, but missing the flavor of their predecessor Piccolo. I wish they had warmed crusty sourdough or french bread. I prefer butter or balsamic and oil to the topping they offer. Their pasta is clearly homemade but the marinara sauce lacks flavor and character (needs salt and garlic). Its a lovely place and its fairly new so I'm sure they are working out the kinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience - the service was impeccable, the dining area ambiance warm and cozy, and the food was simply outstanding. Will definitely be back soon and highly recommend!

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JTIRBY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good homemade Italian pasta. The service was excellent. I would definitely return.

RJ
vipRJC2016
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian dinner we’ve enjoyed outside of Italy. Exquisite food at reasonable prices. Can’t wait to go back. A true neighborhood gem.

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vipKathleenI
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is very good - the only improvement I would love to see is for them to have a real authentic red sauce on some of their dishes instead of adding cream. We had the rigatoni and sacchetto, the sacchetto especially would be enhanced with a rich red tomato sauce - cream just dulls and masks the flavor of what is being served. The wine list is very good and overall we really enjoyed the dinner and our waiter but would have preferred our sauces to not have cream in them.

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JulieK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little neighborhood place, very pleasant ambiance. Small but that was great - not too loud or too quiet. The wine by the glass selections were very good - I had the Nero d'Avolo. I had the agnolotti and they were delicious, and the red sauce was fresh and lovely. My friend had the brussels sprouts and a kale salad both of which were also good.
Highly recommend!

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vipTrina
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to have a tucked-away neighborhood Italian restaurant where the owner often speaks Italian with the customers and the dishes exhibit a light but authentic touch.

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DaveK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

New name, new ownership, new menu but still great authentic Italian food in a neighborly restaurant setting.

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vipoliver
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

just opened and needs to get a few bugs out but I'm sure it will be great.

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vipPAfamily2
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was extremely warm and friendly, and we enjoyed our meal overall. We were three people dining: my husband, my 10-year-old, and myself. We liked almost everything we ordered, including pasta with red sauce, arugula salad with pistachios and citrus, veal main course, and tiger prawns in butter and wine sauce. The only exception was the Caesar salad, which was surprisingly bland, with no discernible taste of lemon, garlic, or anchovy. Pricing was good for food and wines by the glass. We would return if we were in the neighborhood.

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vipStephanieE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went the first night they had dinner service and was expecting some hiccups but everything was very tasty and the ambiance was very comfortable. I'd go back.

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mauram
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice small Italian restaurant. Good service & excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. I would return in a heartbeat.

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vipsmile
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly nice and cozy gem

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vipoliver
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

simple trattoria like you'd find in italy. great food and service.

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vipAnnM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated right away in the main room for our Saturday dinner reservation at 6:30 pm; the small place was already completely packed, and they were seating others in the overflow room around back. Service was personal, prompt, and excellent.

Our bruschetta was delicious! I had a lovely salad to start and the night’s special salmon for my entree, which was just the right size (not too big) and cooked to soft perfection. Husband had a yummy pasta dish, which showed that the chef really knows how to prepare authentic, elegant yet simple pasta that hits the right flavors and doesn’t overwhelm the diner. Affogato for dessert was fine but nothing special. Looking forward to coming back with family on another visit.

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viplovetodine
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food!

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vipJuju
Sacramento
64 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a hidden neighborhood gem with friendly service and delicious food. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a weekly night out. Small and cozy, not really suitable for a large party. Some table for outside seating, but not the best location. Regardless of space, the food is well worth the visit.

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vipSonnyj
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time to the restaurant. Picked it based on reviews on Open Table site. Those reviews are spot -on. Great little spot. We will be back

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ShawnF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my 56th b-day. Wouldn’t have spent it anywhere else. Folks are great and maybe just check to see if you can be seated immediately before 7pm.
The noise level picks up the later it gets.
Great wines to pair with tasty daily plates and the separate specials menu.
We received a compliment Tiramisu with two spoons for my wife & I to share.
Perfect Evening!

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Yozone
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy ourselves at this lovely, cozy restaurant.

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Baygal
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Piccolo Ristorante Italiano. The food is delicious and it feels like some of the cafes in Florence I used to go to, unpretentious, warm and quiet. It is run by Italians who make their own pasta. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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vipJoanC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood gem, the food was delicious.

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FletcherJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. While it's an Italian restaurant, they do have great food that's not pasta (I am Keto). The young lady that seems to be hostess/waitress/catch all did a great job handling the entire floor. She was quite friendly. The food came out in a timely fashion. My wife says the desserts were great - good enough for me to give up Keto for the night... but I didn't give in. They use their own Olive Oil which you can't apparently buy here. The place is small, so I encourage you to consider reservations or getting there early. And the prices are quite reasonable, given the area.

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Kawaii
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

family own restaurant, can be chaostic when the place is getting busy.
The food is very delicious, reasonable price and good quality.
Portion was right, the vege were so fresh and sweet.

The desserts were mediocre, the panna cotta sauce taste like a nightquil, but the panna cotta itself was really good.

FAQs

La Stanza Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 326-1314.

La Stanza Cucina Italiana is rated 4.3 stars by 211 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.