Montesacro SF

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Pizzeria

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Montesacro is the first “Pinseria” in the United States.
It resembles old Roman “Fraschette” offering a wide selection of artisanal cheeses and cured meats, cold dishes from Roman tradition and a modern take on Pinsa, a low fat, low calorie and easy to digest flat bread made with a blend of rice, soy and wheat flour imported directly from Rome, all GMO free.
Our wine list represents mostly old world regions. We carry wines that are made from grape varietals native to their respective areas. We feature smaller producers of less known wines with a focus on organic, biodynamic and natural agriculture.



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viprobertc
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!
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APS889
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite "hidden gem" in all of SF. Been coming here for the past 6 years or so and as a person who has both worked, owned, and invested in restaurants this one is awesome.

I am a huge fan of the charcuterie options with many cheese and meat options that you don't find every day. Pinsa's are incredible and rival some of my favorite NY and BOS pizza spots. They are delicious and I highly recommend the pepper, guanciale, and egg one.

The atmosphere has a rustic NYC or Boston North End feel which I love. Its not too quiet but perfect for conversation whether its business or a date night out. The wine list is great with a wide selection of both Italian and US wines all reasonably priced. The staff while attentive are not over bearing and are quite friendly.

The only thing to be aware of is that the location it is in can be a bit shocking for those that aren't familiar with some of SF's homeless issues. It's in a less than desirable area so I would not recommend walking there after dark and instead use uber or a taxi to go to and from the spot.

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DebraC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The location is perfect if you are going to the theater.

The owner was attentive and delightful. We had several dishes, and shared family style. Everyone was delighted with the food.

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vipBillM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is our regular spot now for dinner before shows. With a curtain time you can't book a 20 course meal, but still we appreciate a great experience. Been here now a few times, I think we'll stick with it.

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KarenL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Except for the city jackhammer noisily drowning out our indoor conversation, it was great. Would like to see less dust in display items. Food and service were great.

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vipCkesty
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Food was great, staff had great recommendaions on the menu and everything we ordered was fantastic. Will definitely come her again. Perfect location for going to a show at the Orpheum.

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kathleenr
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, location and service, fun ambiance, the 5 of us had a nice evening.

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KrisNeg
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before a BroadwaySF show! You don’t want to miss out on the neighborhood gem.

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vipJeffS
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was the ‘busser’. He could not have given us better service! I think I will ask for him the next time, instead of the regular guy in the hat.

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MichaelK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We enjoy going to Montesacro for an early dinner before theater. Pizzas are outstanding, service is prompt and friendly and the whole restaurant has a nice vibe about it. Shame on San Francisco government for allowing the neighborhood to go from bad to worse.

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vipChrisN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there on March 5th. The trout Pinsa was the best thing we’ve tasted at Montesacro. We’ve been there several times but this time, the dough was light and crunchy and help enhance the texture of the trout.

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Leslie
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing staff! Great little hidden gem :)

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Onlythebest
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We walked there and it was easy to find, but at 5pm, many homeless tents were already set up for the night so we had to walk through ALOT mentally challenged and drug addicted humans. It was a little sketchy. But it was worth it. Relaxed atmosphere, seated right away (we arrived earlier than our reservation) We enjoyed some of the salami selections and tried the pinsas. The margarita pinsa with prosciutto was amazing, while on the casal bertone pinsa, you couldn't taste the honey and the guanciale was a little burned. When asking about what to order the server told us absolutely no changes or substitutions. I personally don't eat cheese, and they wouldn't allow me to order a pinsa without cheese, so that left me to order a salad. (which was tasty). Would we try again, probably.

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TracyL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan options, while few in number, were excellent.

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Diner29
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was fast and friendly; we tried 5 different pizzas and one was outstanding, 3 were ok, one definitely missed in flavor. The dough is good. Wine selection OK. Neighborhood is not the best. Montesacro is still the best dining option around the ACT Strand theater so I’ll be back.

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vipAndi
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! We come here often. The atmosphere feels like we are in Italy. The Pinsa’s are fantastic. Get more than one and try as many as you can.

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MLY61
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always delicious. Convenient location to walk to the theater. Reservations are a must if you have time limits.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A definite “find” near the theaters. The area is rather sketchy but once inside this cute little restaurant, all is good. The pizzas were light and flavorful and there is a great selection of wine. Would definitely go again!!

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JeannieL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit pricey but worth the occasional splurge because the Pinsa is so good.

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Ignatz49
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious panini, but bread could be a little thinner and chewier.

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vipMiri
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit. We enjoyed our two pizzas and especially the salad with endive and blood oranges. So glad we had the ice cream and sorbet trio. It was delicious. The cost was quite high for a simple lunch that did not include a glass of wine. $. It would difficult to find if you didn’t have google maps.

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vipSusanC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE! It is a true hidden gem. The food is always top notch. It's flavorful, creative and delicious. The pinsa is fantastic, and all of the sides are fresh and perfectly prepared. Great things about it include (1) the fact that it's open relatively late, so it's a great spot to visit after seeing a show at the Orpheum or ACT or any one of the nearby venues, (2) that the staff are all Italian or Italian-adjacent (or just super-hip) and emanate Eureopean-ness, while also providing excellent service, (3) they have an extensive and well-curated wine list, (4) the prices are totally reasonable, (5) I can almost always get a reservation. I went twice last week, both times getting the tuna pinsa (Garbatella), which is crazy-good. I also had zucchini, bell peppers and olives rolled around in olive oil, and some great cheeses. Their dolci are also amazing - we actually ordered FOUR for the four of us: the olive oil cookies, chocolate mousse and pistachio pinsa, and gelatto, and we loved them all. Highly recommend. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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vipAlan
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This was a great food discovery for us. The pinsa crust and toppings are absolutely delicious. We will be back often!

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bizzymamma
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

What a disappointment! After reading all of the outstanding reviews, we were really excited and our expectations were destroyed. The staff was rude, unaccommodating from the receptionist to the waiter to the kitchen to the end. Ugh! Not one smile or happy vibe. I would never recommend this place. The salad was blah. The first pizza came out burnt and 20 minutes before the others so the guests were done with the first pizza before the others arrived. They squeeze you in like sardines and then forget about you. What a scam!!!!! Never ever

Signed,
Super disappointed ITALIAN expert

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vipoldenoughtoknow
San Francisco
190 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Invited two friends who had not been there before and were pleasantly surprised to find an excellent restaurant after walking through trashy Streets of San Francisco.

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BarbaraO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very fun place, with great food. My go to place when I am in the mid-Market area, particularly before a show!

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RebaH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! I have been here about five times, and it meets my expectations each time. The food is excellent, and I like it better because the atmosphere is casual. It isn’t pretentious, just delivers quality food in a friendly atmosphere.

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IdaRae
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Monty was incredibly accommodating and had great suggestions.

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vipLosAltosMike
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming find! It's in random location, but I highly recommend it. The food was amazing, fresh and authentic. The service was outstanding and ambiance made me feel like we were in Europe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, light pinsa and incredibly warm and attentive staff.

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vipeeebee
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, kind, knowledgeable service. Great wines. Delicious food. Packed house. Just altogether fun and successful evening. You simply can’t make a mistake ordering from this menu. The four of us had beer and 2 bottles of an Italian red wine. We ordered the appetizers: burrata then the meat and cheese platter; and 2 pinsas: the Corviale and great San Lorenzo. And dessert! It was a perfect amount. Nothing was left over. We were completely happy.
If I were to find any problem, it would be that the noise level a bit high for me. But we came at 7:00; when I came before, before the theater (5:30ish) there wasn’t an issue. What a find!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance made our experience excellent! I would go back in a heartbeat. We had lunch before a show at the Orphean.

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vipRegina
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for quick bite before theater.

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (I wish I could remember his name, he had an Italian accent and earrings) was absolutely incredible. Our reservation was made for 8 people but we had 7 and he was happy to accommodate moving tables so we could feel more intimate. He explained everything beautifully and gave us honest recommendation for our size and dietary restrictions. He made my brother's birthday dinner a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant

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HungryMarty
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good and unique food. Great for before the theater, as it only about 2 blocks from the Orpheum.

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vhayes92
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful little trattoria style place with great food.
The only downside is the neighborhood where it is located - a little sketchy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinsa is incredible - crust is airy and light but with a delicious crisp. Tuna and capers pinsa exceeded expectations. Warm service and special ambiance. Highly recommended.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like walking into my Italian family’s home. The server recommended his favorites as well as the most popular items. The food was outstanding and we never felt rushed. It was a great experience all around. We will definitely be going back!

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vipstar64
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant but in a sketchy area!

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Montesacro SF does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now and Uber Eats. Montesacro SF also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 795-3040.

Montesacro SF is rated 4.7 stars by 1224 OpenTable diners.

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