Pesce e Riso
PESCE E RISO means “fish & rice” in Italian, which are the building blocks of Japanese cuisine and lend itself beautifully to Italian cuisine. We want to create an exciting, relaxing & memorable environment for you to enjoy while dinning in the company of your family and friends.
Update- Due to the current and on going situation of COVID-19 in the city of San Francisco, we decided to do a temporary closure for the remaining of March to protect our employees and community. We will keep updates on pesceeriso.com and OpenTable for the returning of regular business hours. Thanks for your support and understanding.
Absolutely fantastic! A new dining experience with food that was delicious, surprising in the combination of flavors and so filling. The service was incredible, we celebrated our anniversary here and can't wait to go back.
LOVED the tuna tartare appetizer, the entrees were amazing and that panna cotta was perfect!
Great establishment with clean interior. Excellent service and ambiance. That said, their fusion needs some work, in both their dishes and interior design. Some flavors and textures didn't come together well. At times, it felt like I grabbed a little of two separate things and shoved them both in my mouth rather than then arriving prepared in one dish. While tasty, the roll tasted like a regular sushi roll. The Japanese-American flavors overpowered whatever Italian elements they tried to incorporate. Still a delicious dinner overall.
The space offers little noise insulation, so you either need your outdoor voice, or get real close to your date.
They ran out of one of the signature dishes
Wonderful service and amazing food - will definitely be back
Great food, service and experience for Valentines Day special occasion.
Lovely place! We’ll be back. Amazing.
This restaurant is diamond in the rough!
Amazing personal service, which is a nice departure from fighting for your waiter’s attention!
The food and wine recommendations were fantastic.
Gluten free options available:)
We will definitely go back!
Delicious, creative food. This is fusion cuisine done well with the best of both Italian and Japanese.
We love the food in this restaurant and the staff are great.
Excellent service ! Incredible food !!!
My partner and I were really pleased !!! Thanks Pesce e Riso Team
Pesce e Riso is a neighborhood gem, with an extremely talented chef, who expertly fuses Asian and Italian crusine with grace and flavor.
We went here for X-Mas Eve, Feast of the Seven Fishes. The food was fresh and clean tasting, The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Will be going back.
The food is like non other. Italy meets Japan and its a beautiful marriage!!
We enjoyed everything we ordered. Really like their tuna tartar and arancini tuna roll.
We went to Pesce e Riso for our anniversary dinner while in San Francisco and we were so happy that we did! We got there a little early and they were able to seat us immediately, which was great because it was raining and it would have been cold & wet waiting outside (it's a cozy restaurant and there isn't a waiting area really). There's a good ambiance and even though the restaurant was packed it wasn't too loud to have a conversation. They even surprised us with two glasses of champagne on the house for our anniversary - it was wonderful!
The food was amazing. Somehow I had missed that it was Italian-Japanese fusion and so that was a pleasant surprise. We had the tempura misto appetizer which was so tasty - I'd never had tempura fried asparagus and it was amazing! Especially dipped in the aioli sauce - yum! For our entrees, we had the ribeye and the risotto, both were excellent, along with a delicious side of cauliflower. We were stuffed by the end of the meal.
The service was great - everyone was friendly and the orders were correct and showed up quickly. The waitress was attentive and the host stopped by occasionally as well. They also have a great wine list. We will definitely come back next time we are in San Francisco and would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal.
The food was very good as was the wine selection. Very unique fusion of japanese and italian food. The ambience was lovely!
Wonderful little spot in North Beach that isn't your typical Italian restaurant. Everything we had was delicious.
Great food, reasonable prices, the owner is very congenial.
This is a little gem of a restaurant. Each dish was unique and varied in its flavor. Even our three teenage daughters loved their meals. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The only minor minor fix would be the temperature. The restaurant was quite cold inside. I would highly recommend that you give Pesce e Riso a try. You will not be disappointed!
Wonderful Thanksgiving meal with excellent service. The octopus was amazing as was the whole branzino. We’ll never celebrate Thanksgiving without grilled octopus again!
Food was inventive and delicious (really really really loved the Arancini roll), and the staff was even better. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Will be back!
Incredible meal! we really enjoyed everything. One of the best seafood restaurant in the city.
Excellent meal, a fusion of italian & japanese. A great concept! Good wine list, service .
Excellent as always !!! I love to come here when there’s a new menu . Ana , our waiter is superb!!!
This was a last minute booking on a busy night in North Beach and man it worked out! Ambience from the hardwood floors to the wine racks and window to the street. Eclectic fusion of Japanese and Italian food prepared with skill, thought and respect, combining ingredients in interesting ways. Risotto, tempura, pasta, fish, oysters all realistic portions, interestingly curated wine by the glass list and an amazing server (originally from Eastern Europe) who was thoughtful, conversational and helpful. Through her we learned a little of the chef’s journey through different cultures and cuisines. Will definitely make this a destination place for trips into SF/North Beach.
Very nice experience, definitely recommend this place and we will be back.
We loved our meal at Pesce e Riso. The service was perfect and the food was excellent. The chef pays attention to every detail and that is evident in the taste and presentation. At this time there is beer and wine only which was fine for us.
Had a wonderful dinner with friends and family here. Food is superb, and so is the attention and recommendations of the staff. Will definitely be back!
I've always passed by this place and wanted to try it. I was impressed with the menu and flavors! Similar to The House next door in terms of size and types of dishes. Keep in mind that some of the tables are the kind that are stuck next to other people. That didn't bother us but it makes it kind of loud with everyone talking over each other. The octopus, broccolini and risotto were excellent!
Fleet Week dinner out. Took a few minutes to “get” the Japanese/Italian fusion theme - but it all worked! Great flavors all around.
I loved the fusion Italian and Japanese cuisine. The arancini appz was amazing. The agnolotti dish was delish! I’d go back for sure. If it wasn’t for parking situation in north beach neighborhood I’d be here all the time! I promise to come back to try other dishes in the menu.
Food was outstanding and way beyond my expectations. All the ingredients were fresh. Environment is good. Highly recommended and will definitely go back.
We loved this neighborhood restaurant. Very good and friendly service. The food was delicious. Great ingredients and creative fusion of Italian and Japanese dishes. I highly recommend. We really wanted to find a good restaurant in North Beach that was not touristy. Excellent.
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Incredible!! Chef is so talented as he has great ideas for Italian food combining with Japanese Ingredients. Everything tastes fresh and plating is beautiful. Really enjoyed eating there.
The confluence of Italian and Japanese flavors and cooking techniques was revelatory and not overstated at any point. Delicate use of unexpected flavorings like dill flower or shiso leaf and the meeting of carpaccio and sashimi were inspired and delicious. Thoroughly recommended.
I went with my friend, it was such a delightful surprise. The food was excellent, setting was lovely. Would definitely recommend it!
Understaffed which means slow service which also means stressed workers
This restaurant provided a wonderful mix of Italian and Japanese flavors. We will definitely return.
Pesce e Riso is rated 4.7 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.
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