Pesce e Riso
Chef Lin is a skilled sushi chef who fell in love with Italian cuisine while training with an Italian chef in Tuscany. Pesce e Riso means “fish and rice” in Italian, which are the building blocks of Japanese cuisine and lend themselves beautifully to Italian cuisine.
At Pesce e Riso, diners will find familiar Italian flavors with distinctive Japanese influences in a friendly, intimate space.
There were 4 of us and all items we ordered were delicious...terrific blends of flavors and very fresh ingredients. Seafood and pasta were cooked perfectly. My personal fav was the papardelli in delicate miso-based broth. We can’t wait to go back!
We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation, were made to feel very welcome and were sitting in about 15 minutes. The service was prompt, friendly and we never felt rushed. The food was innovative and beautifully presented. Everyone really liked what they ordered. We definitely plan to return.
This unpretentious little place in the heart of North Beach has apparently been flying under the radar for way too long. It is an absolute gem, its just unfathomable to me how it's not packed to the gills every night. Japanese inspired Italian, or Italian inspired Japanese, the food is outstanding, imaginative and full of complex flavors. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and knowledgeable. And it has the most affordable Brunello I have yet to find in SF! If you love Cotogna, Nico and Tosca, this place will knock your socks off - do yourselves a favor and give it a try and, like me, you will quickly be back for more!
We had a very wonderful dinner, tried a few new menu items, the salmon and lamb chop were both very delicious. Really like the wild porcini agnolotti too. very worth trying. one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city. the flavor is also very authentic.
Interesting blend of Japanese and Italian. Everything was delicious!
The new cocktail list and the ambience at the bar is very nice ! Food excellent as always....definitely one of my favorite restaurant in North beach
Great food and service. We were in a bit of a rush but they were very accommodating. We'll definitely be back.
Interesting food combinations. Nice flavors. Solid food. Very friendly staff.
Super nicand i will definitely visit this restaurant again!
Love this place, outstanding food, people, ambiance....it's our go to place in this neighborhood.
We had a wonderful time celebrating a family birthday. The food is so creative and delicious. Our waiter Marcos was so nice and very attentive.
Everyone was incredibly warm and friendly. They helped us navigate the menu and we had the most fabulous meal! Everything was so fresh and unique. Since we love Italian And Japanese we figured we could not go wrong! Well it was even better than I imagined.
We can’t wait to go back!!
Great service, fantastic food, does not disappoint!
Great staff and wonderful food. Prices are decent in relation to portion and location. Ambience is cozy and rustic, but it's the staff that makes the experience worth while. Very friendly and social bunch!
Be prepared to be impressed with top class cuisine and top dining service. From the food to the drinks everything is served with class and flavor. Don’t hesitate on coming here.
An extraordinarily rich and flavorful menu are the hallmarks of this friendly neighborhood gem.
My Husband and I love to go to pesce e riso. We are always surprised by the inventiveness of the chef. This time we got the Prix Fixe, and it is hard to pick my favorite between the tuna or the pork pasta. we always love the way they serve their oysters. The ambiance is calm and great for a romantic evening. The service is friendly and nice. We tried their new cocktails I really liked the Lychee martini.
Overall nice cozy place. A shirt but delicious menu
This place was amazing. The food was sensational - japanese and italian fusion! Whoda thunk? The service was quick and friendly and the ambiance was perfect. I will definitely be back.
Surprisingly wonderful! Delicious food, lovely ambiance, impeccable service. A little know local gem. We will be back!
Great food and service in a very captivating ambience in north beach. Very good quality of ingredients. Definitely a place to be visited for a different experience.
It was a lovely night, really like the white dragonwell risotto and the hokkaido style bread pudding. Great experience, I will definitely be back!!!
Pesce e Riso is a great spot for locals who want a twist to classic Italian. The pork sugo is so decadent and filling- I recommend it! The ambiance is intimate and the service was top notch. I can’t wait to come back to try more!!
Overpriced for what you pay for. Sort of a fusion style but with a higher price, advertised as $ but misleading as it is a menu style and a 2 person company with only 2 glasses of wine will cost you $120 !
The appetizers and main courses were excellent! The desserts however were not good. Also the drinks (coffee and tea) were insanely overpriced.
Luca is a great host and made us feel very at home in his restaurant. The food is a delicious fusion of Japanese and Italian. Recommend the pappardelle and the Skirt steak!! Will definitely be coming back.
This was hands down one of the best meals we have had in awhile. My family and I eat out a lot together and all agreed about how much we enjoyed every moment of this meal from the food to the service. The waitstaff was there when we needed them and then seemed to melt into the background seamlessly. They were overly accommodating, including letting us bring in a birthday cake, lighting the candles for us, serving it and then boxing up the leftovers. And the food was outstanding. None of the dishes were too big and they all were incredibly creative sticking in line with their Japanese/Italian fusion. I would eat there again in a heartbeat and have since recommended it to many friends visiting San Francisco.
Thank you for a wonderful evening and a delicious meal!
Great food, great service, nice spot.
Our experience in the restaurant was excellent. There is a fusion Italian -Japanese, never seen for us before.
Very hospital and welcoming. Unique cuisine. Looking forward to coming back.
A very creative menu, with a very nice blend of flavors from Italian and Asian origins. We totally enjoyed both our appetizers and two second courses. The salad was good, but not special. Service by our server was excellent. A great find in a casual location with a lively vibe.
A great find in the North Beach neighborhood. I really appreciated the Italian-Japanese fusion. The steak was remarkable and the Striped Bass Crudo will have me coming back.
Fun atmosphere and great food!
My wife and I are in town for a few days, and Pesce et Riso was an amazing find. I had never thought about Japanese-Italian fusion. From the antipasti to the dessert, the flavors of everything we ordered were well balanced and subtle. The two cuisines complemented each other and essentially became a new cuisine. Imagine going to an Italian restaurant and coming out feeling light rather than stuffed. Wonderful experience.
Really wonderful experience! tried the tasting menu, everything was so delicious!!! love the white dragon well risotto and stripbass crudo, I will definitely come back just for the tasting menu next time, good value and good wine paring too.
The tuna tartar and the risotto on the taster menu were excellent. They did forget my son's soda and to give us the correct wine for our last course however, they made up for it by giving my son an extra dessert and us an extra glass of the wine they forgot in the first place.
Great! Loved the food! Waaaay too noisy for me as I’m hearing impaired.
Fantastic first time experience! We'll definitely be back.