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.
Our service was pretty bad once it got busy but the food is great.
Food was great!! Monty, our waiter, made great starter recommendations. (Focaccia & Grilled Veggies) We were visiting our daughter who had previously enjoyed a meal here with friends and wanted us to experience this gem. Two appetizers, carpaccio, 3 pizzas and a bottle of wine - we ate and ate and ate!! Everything was delicious!!!!
Good food casual place.
Really loved this place it has a great energy about it!
Great restaurant!! Perfect meal before seeing a play
Montesacro SF is a gem of a find right out of an old Italian deli story. It's rustic charm is paralleled by a delicious menu. I tried the wine and food pairing; the winemaker from Sicily was pouring that evening. Overall, a wonderful find in SOMA.
Charming, authentic Italian vibe. Amazing food and wine. We will definitely return soon!!
Awesome, as usual!
Probably the best pizza I’ve had in SF
I wish I could give six stars to this gem of a restaurant! We were 45 minutes late (horrible traffic from the Peninsula) and they held the table for us and managed to feed us in just under 35 minutes so we could catch a 7 pm show. The bacon and Sardinian honey pinsa was outstanding—my new favorite comfort food and the best antidote to sitting in stop-and-go traffic on 101. The beet salad, equally so. Our waiter was unobtrusive, efficient, and got us out of there in time for the show. We will ABSOLUTELY be back so we can bask in the atmosphere and explore more of the menu. Te amo, Montesacro!
Great food, service, and atmosphere. Our 4th time here and will coming more
I made a mistake and thought I booked for next week. But I have eaten here many times and brought my out of town guests here. The food is excellent and fresh. And the pizza so tasty but not heavy
This was my second visit to Montesacro. My first experience was so amazing that when we had a special event going on in the city, my first thought was to book a table at Montesacro. Once again... amazing experience. Can't wait to find and excuse to go again.
Love this place more every time I go! 💕💕💕
Montescaro was completely wonderful. It felt like a hideaway in time. We tried flavors we would never usually order and everything was fantastic down to even the coffee. You experience Montescaro, you dont just eat there. Very highly recommend it. Its hidden so be prepared to step over SF's finest locals to get there but it is totally worth it.
I love their flat brad, but the size is pretty small. Salad was just ok, but dish with burrata and asparagus was very good. Overall, considering the cool decor and delicious flat brad, I would go back and would recommend this place to friends.
Location is a little sketchy, so best transportation is taking an Uber or Lyft ride and get dropped off right in front of the restaurant.
A nice hidden gem!
The service was warm and friendly. The space feels like a restaurant in Rome.
We asked to leave the sausage off of the special pinsa of the night, so it would be vegetarian and the kitchen refused to "allow" it. We didn't ask them to make something special, just to leave the meat off. Arrogant!
The salads (arugula, cauliflower) were okay. The Margherita pinsa had flavorless tomato sauce, leaving the whole thing pale and flavorless.
I would not recommend Montesacro!
Kitchen closed mid experience. Server said they were short staffed so he forgot to mention the all important information that the kitchen closes at 2:30 regardless if you are in the middle of eating. I think it was extremely lame and hugely disappointing, but I could see why this place is known for being very solid.
Montesacro makes you feel like you stepped off a San Francisco street and into a Roman osteria. Their burrata, acchiughe and pesto starter is mind-blowingly good. I've been back for it 4 times! The pinsas are also noting to sneeze at with the correct amount of toppings on an ethereal crust. Oh, and don't forget the espresso after. One of the best I've had outside of Italy.
Always a pleasure to dine at Montesacro Pinseria. The pinsas are to-die-for, the wine list is strong, the desserts tasty, and the service good. There was, however, one drawback on this particular outing -- the lack of any whole salmon, tuna, or other fish pinsa, which they usually have. This would have made the Bristol Bay Wild Smoked Sockeye Salmon pinsa a star, which though still good with the lox-style smoked salmon, would have otherwise been perfect with the amazing crescenza cheese, XV00-cured zucchini, poppy seed, and dill . The Roman Ghetto Sheep's Ricotta, Chocolate and Wild Cherry Tart was subtley flavored and all the more delicious for it.
Great wine list. Knowledgeable staff. Authentic/delicious food. Pistachio dessert is a must.
The pinsa was delicious as was the beet salad. We shared everything, which is great for tasting more items. We also had the mortadella stuffed pinsa, which is great for non cheese eaters. Noise level is not good for conversation! Water refill was very slow. Overall good though!
I've been to Montescaro twice - after theater with my daughter. It checks all the boxes, and the food is insanely delizioso, but it's really the staff that sends this review over the top. They take me back to my Italy travels, where in every restaurant you are treated like you have just returned home, and they use every detail in food and love to keep you there. With unintrusive eagerness, the waiters take time to describe the region where the sopressata was made or to reveal a secret from the cheesemonger. Then they leave you to savor. We usually get a formaggi and salumi board and one or two of the inventive marinated vegetables and insalates. The relaxing, chic "old" tavern inspiration is warmly social yet not crowded or noisy. This place sets a new bar.
Nice pizza and salad options. Good size portions to share!
I was very disappointed as I must have misread the menu. I expected entrees other than pizza. Most items had meat. I don’t eat meat. I expected more fish. Only 2 items offered fish. We ordered the mixed player of cheese and meats. It was skimpy for $28. Only 3 small hard blocks of cheese and small amount of bread on it—not good variety. The pizzas were good. The wine was good. The table was too small for all the plates and glasses.
Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
delicious food with interesting combinations of flavors
Italian charcuteries served in a cozy, rustic setting. We got the salumi and cheese platter with a chef's choice of three salumi and three cheeses. We also got their version of a pizza, which has a thin crust including soy, called a pinsa. Waiters dumped the salumi platter on the table with no explanation of what the chef chose. Pinsa was fine, if bland. Beer never came. Plates were loudly stacked, banged, and taken away with less care than at a Waffle House off of I95 in Georgia. The waiter actually stood by the table once and farted while smirking. Service was not just negligent; it was some oof the worst in San Francisco.
Really loved the relaxed atmosphere and homely feel. Service was attentive and genuine. The maranella pinsa was the star of the show. The dough was really light and not filling like most pizzas. I would definitely recommend to a friend and will return the next time I’m in SF
We had a reservation for 7:45 on a Thursday night and were not seated until 8:20. We were seated at the bar to wait, and ordered a drink because we were not expecting to wait 30+ minutes for our reserved table. When the check came, we were a little disappointed that those drinks had not been comped and there was no apology for the wait. It would’ve been nice to at least be acknowledged that this was not typical for them/not acceptable.
Was not given the chance to choose dessert as they were about to close. It takes 10 mins to eat dessert.
Amazing pinsa - almost better than in Rome :D (and I'm from there)
We ordered a burrata appetizer and prosciutto pinsa, both were quite good although pinsa lacked flavor on the side where there was no prosciutto. The crust was flaky and perfect consistency. The chocolate mousse to end the meal was not too sweet and tasted a bit peppery. I look forward to returning and trying more pinsas.
Loved the pizzas. We had 2 the margehrita and lamb one for 3 of us. Salads were great and we had an burrata cheese with some of the meat delicious.
The desert with pistachio and chocolate was baked and absolutely delicious. The Parmesan cheese and honey was good also but not out of this world.
Went for a lunch which can get loud; however we stayed at the bar so not too bad.
It’s one of the only 3 places I eat pizza in San Francisco and my favorite.
Not to be missed.
Since the walk through the neighborhood is dicey, it might make some people run. I loved the funkiness of it paired with great food! I'd like to see them invest in more comfortable chairs. The green ones are quite horrid.
This is a great place to eat before heading to the Golden Gate Theater. Great pinzas (flatbread) and salads. I love this place. Don't be scared off by the locals hanging out on the street. They're usually harmless and will leave you alone.
Alex who was our server was amazing! She gave us 3 great recommendations and all were a hit- a great wine was given as well. Great spot and will be back.
A hidden gem. A super comfy fine dining experience. The pinsas are phenomenal - never did I ever expect to crave tuna on a pizza. Mind blown. Also, do not miss the espresso and the pistachio spread dessert. Also, wine, wine, wine. Just go already.
Food was delicious and service was great and fast. We had a show to go to so limited on time but they were quick without any hassle. Will go again to try more of their menu!
Before theater on market st