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About Piazza Pellegrini

Serving up delicious Italian fare, Piazza Pellegrini has something for just about everyone. The pasta arrabbiata is a particular favorite with diners, but many also love the authentic Italian pizzas served. There are plenty of options for dessert Piazza Pellegrini as well, including the ever-popular crostata di mele topped with vanilla gelato.

Guests are welcome to dine in the dining room, but there is also an outdoor patio area with heat lamps to make dining comfortable for most of the year. Make sure to sample a glass or two from Piazza Pellegrini's extensive wine list, which includes authentic Italian vintages.

659 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Filbert St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 397-7355

Website:
http://www.piazzapellegrini.com/

Catering:
We offer customized menu for any size party.

Parking Details:
Complementary parking for customers. Parking lot is located behind restaurant. Enter on Filbert St.

Public Transit:
Union Street & Columbus Avenue (Muni)
Mason Street & Filbert Street (Cable Car)

Executive Chef:
Gino Biradelli

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Piazza Pellegrini Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (362)
Great for Outdoor Dining (258)
Fit for Foodies (200)
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Romantic (128)
Good for Groups (122)
Special Occasion (105)
Kid-friendly (89)
Notable Wine List (82)
Great for Lunch (74)
Hot Spot (65)
Late-night Find (47)
Scenic View (40)
Great for Brunch (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2015

We were looking for a great italian food and we found it. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious! It is quite loud in the restaurant, but otherwise great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2015

You know it's a good Italian restaurant when a lot of the patrons are Italian! Great food, service and value, we would definitely eat here again. Make sure to try the beef carpaccio and the carbonara. Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2015

There is nothing more pleasing and satisfying then have a dining experience where both the food and the service are top notch. This restaurant makes you feel welcomed from the second you hit the door, throughout dinner and even on the way out. There are hundreds of places on can chose to dine but when you hit a home run like Piazza Pellegrini it makes for a fun and memorable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2015

I would go back in a heart beat, and have recommended this to several friends already. I loved everything about this place. And, as a bonus, there is a place for parking! Imagne!! In North Beach!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2015

Our family truly enjoyed our first experience here. The service was superb, the food was delicious! Very Authentic Italian. We asked for some substitutes on the menu and our waiter was happy to oblige our needs.
Bread was fresh, great olive oil, loved my award winning pasta with meatballs and pancetta! My husband had the Petrale Sole, also a hit! We shared a sausage/mushroom pizza and a caprese salad which were very good as well.
We definitely plan to return. Don't miss out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Busy, crowded, lively -- our waiter, Esteban, gave outstanding service! The capellini was truly al dente with a most delicious sauce. . . Piazza Pellegrini is always our choice when we go to Beach Blanket Babylon!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2015

We went here for lunch with friends who were visiting San Francisco. This was a great North Beach find where the food was delicious and the ambiance was just right for enjoying a nice midday meal. The menu offered many nice Italian selections and the service was attentive and friendly. Prices were reasonable for San Francisco and we were delighted to find out there was restaurant parking. If you want a pleasant, relaxing meal and you like good Italian cooking then I recommend you try Piazza Pellegrini.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 27, 2015

yum very fast but very tasty

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 26, 2015

This was the worst service experience I have ever had at a restaurant. There are so many issues from the fact they were out of bread to the waiter throwing away my friends' dish that she had asked to be boxed up then agressively rubbing her arms and telling her to "just relax" when she tried to figure out where her food was that to say this was a disappointing experience would be an understatement

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food3
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 24, 2015

This was our first time at Piazza Pellegrini. The food and service were both outstanding. I loved the lasagna and would highly recommend it. We will definitely return the next visit to San Francisco to try other dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2015

Have had dinner at Pizaaz twice now and both times we have enjoyed it. We arrived early for our reservation and grabbed a table by the window. It's nice to people watch . The place can get very warm and if you hit the unusual warm day in SF you might find it too warm, which was the case for us. But the food was very tasty. Had to ask for parmesan cheese (which was a little annoying because the place was empty). But all in all a good dinner. Bill for 3 was $116 which included one margharita pizza, chicken dish special, and Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo. Five glasses of wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Great wine list! Delicious pastas. Charming servers. We'll be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 4, 2015

We ate early on the 4th of July - we were visiting San Francisco and found the restaurant on Open Table. It was an easy walk but more of a "neighborhood" spot and away from the crowds. Service was excellent. food was delicious and everyone in our family loved it. The Tiramisu was a huge hit! The staff was so friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2015

We come back when we are in North Beach. The service is always good. They make good suggestions . The specials are always excellent and they give you a lot of food. Do make this a stop when you are looking for good Northern Italian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2015

This was a random find on Opentable and I was very happy with everything. The food was extremely delicious and everyone who served us was so welcoming. We didn't feel bombarded from the staff and they never let us be without water or food for very long. Amazing little place in North Beach to relax and have some great food! I will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 18, 2015

Small authentic Italian bistro. Great place to people watch on the patio, and perfect location for dinner before Babylon or for dessert & coffee after (but make sure to make reservations!). A big plus is the small parking lot behind the restaurant!

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2015

We tried a number of times to come here without reservation and had a long wait hence left. This time we made a reservation upfront. Very efficient and worth while. Gnocchi was amazing, Dessert also great. We will surely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2015

gave me impression were not expecting us at all. Had to wait anyways when i arrived and i arrived on time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2015

Great arugula salad, warm Italian bread, Pasta Puttanesca, Chicken Piccata. Table looking out on the street scene. This was an unexpected pleasure - the outside signage is overpowering and touristy. Very enjoyable lunch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out at piazza pelligrini before a show at bimbos. One couple in our group was a little late but we were never rushed or felt pushed to start ordering. The food was great and we plan to return and bring more friends with us.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This was such a find. My waiter spoke Italian and really explained the dishes. I'm an avid restaurant gooer and this was a pleasant surprise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 13, 2015

The food was very good, the service and ambiance fantastic. The family that runs this is exceptionally nice and accommodating. We loved our experience in "little Italy" and after going to several restaurants over our 3 day weekend in the city, this became our favorite find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2014

We have eaten here on Christmas Day 4 out of the last 5 years in San Francisco. We always make a reservation to be sure of having a table. This year we sat outside under the heaters, and though the table was small, it was still a fun dining experience. The food is consistently good, and the wait staff is courteous even though they are crazy busy and working on a holiday! Plus, the people watching is great when you are seated outdoors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2014

We love Pellegrini's. The staff is so friendly, helpful, offer great service. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, and the food is ALWAYS excellent! I would recommend Pellegrini's for any event (we even had our wedding reception there!).

Enjoy!!! ... you can count on it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2014

It wasn't a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but it was an excellent one. We started with a Caesar salad, which was flavorful without too much dressing (which we prefer). The penne pasta alla Puttanesca was a hit for my wife, who already wants to go back and have it again. I enjoyed the chicken picatta. Service was solid. Great location and a great meal. Our kids loved it, too...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2014

This authentic Italian restaurant has excellent food, a manageable menu, and a solid wine list. I found it a little strange that the calzone, which is listed as a sausage calzone, also randomly has mushrooms in it, but the staff was effusively attentive and offered a re-fire.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2014

Homemade pasta, great selection of dishes, Italian speaking waiters, great service, large wine list, great North Beach location---this restaurant has it all! Highly recommend it to visitors and locals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 17, 2014

We were only in San Francisco for 3 days and we had dinner there twice. It was a favorite new find. Roasted chicken was great as was the pasta. Food and service were outstanding. We did not eat outside it was always full. Would recommend to anyone visiting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2014

our waiter was personable and fun to talk with. We did not feel rushed. The online reservation was excellent--we felt you were waiting for us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2014

Two of us ordered the spaghetti with clams which was VERY disappointing; very few clams, very watery, insipid sauce. The
spaghetti with meatballs was equally ordinary. We all remembered the food to be better. Perhaps they have a new chef.
Will not likely be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2014

First time here, and we had such a great time! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Pasta and chicken dishes were well prepared, and the insulate caprese appetizer was perfect. House red was the perfect accompaniment to the meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2014

We had a guest in town with dietary restrictions. We provided her with several options for an Italian dinner and she chose Piazza Pellegrini. She picked the Cappellini con Pomodorini and was very pleased with her meal. Success! My husband had the special Fettucine with salmon and argula. I had the Dungeness Crab homemade ravioli. Both our dinners lacked seasoning and were quite bland. I had expected lump crab in the ravioli but it appeared to be chopped, mixed with a binder and was dry. The deserts: Gelati e Sorbetti, Tiramisu and the Torta Caprese (flourless chocolate cake) were all standouts. The Pellegrini may be good a good bet if you need to accommodate a wide range of tastes, but not if you prefer a more flavorful meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2014

We were treated like royalty & doted on, as is the norm in authentic Italian restaurants... sitting outside is a delight, food was spectacular, & wine was great. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2014

The food was great. The service good as well. Great location. My wife and I had scouted a place for a romantic dinner and made a reservation on Open Table. We then went by the place around 2pm and asked if we could have a table by the window for the evening. We were told they would hold it for us. We arrived 15 minutes early an watched then give our table to two others. I asked and was told "that couple took your table". I replied no, you gave that couple our table. No other tables for two were available so we waited at the bar. After 45 minutes they offered a large table for 8 in the middle of the place but said we would have to share with other couples. The food was good, the service good, but they did not honor our reservation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 23, 2014

I was looking for an authentic Italian restaurant in North Beach and found it! The wait staff was friendly and helpful in getting food out quickly for my kids! My husband and I shared a delicious farfale with smoked salmon pasta. Both of my kids enjoyed a smaller portion of pasta with arrabiata sauce! All was so good. I felt like I was in Italy!!! I would definitely eat their again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2014

Great food, service, wine, and atmosphere in this neighbourhood gem

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2014

We selected this restaurant for a special occasion/romantic dinner, based on the reviews, and nothing was special about this restaurant.
The bottle of wine we selected was two years older than the vintage listed on the menu; the bread was hard, the olive oil tasted off; and the dinners were overpriced for the quality and quantity of food you should receive at a North Beach Italian restaurant.
It was pretty disappointing and we would not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Delicious food with a friendly staff with a nice mix of locals and visitors

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Love this place - worth trekking in from the East Bay!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

We love to go here and eat before we go down to Cobbs for comedy. The crab cioppino is VERY good. The 2 person tables are a bit small, but cozy. Quite a bit of traffic on the street, but fun to people watch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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