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About Piccino

When we opened the doors of our tiny restaurant in December 2006, our goal was to make Piccino as welcoming as the home of a close friend, our food as simple and beautifully executed as possible. We're honored that Piccino became a thriving hub of the community. In May of 2011, we moved from our original space into a new home (dubbed The Yellow Building) on the corner of 22nd & Minnesota Streets.

Our menu still features the classic and seasonally driven thin-crust pizzas and polpette Piccino is known for; our salads and soups use the finest organic produce sourced directly from small local farms. Piccino's menu has expanded to include more small starter plates, house-made pastas, contorni (vegetable sides), and special entrees of meat, fish, or poultry. Seasonal desserts and expertly made coffee complete our daily offerings.

1001 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week, 11am-10pm.

Lunch: 11am-3pm, Mon-Fri
Brunch: 11am-3pm, Sat-Sun
Limited snack menu: 3-5pm
Dinner: 5-10pm


Cross Street:
22nd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 824-4224

Website:
http://www.piccino.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is relatively easy in our neighborhood - you can usually find parking within a couple of blocks, and there are no meters to feed. After 6pm, you can also park in the MUNI lot across Minnesota Street from us.

Public Transit:
Caltrain: 22nd Street Station
MUNI: 48 Quintara stops at 22nd & Minnesota Sts.
22 Fillmore stops at 20th & Tennessee Sts.
KT Ingleside/Third St stops at 3rd & 23rd Sts.

Executive Chef:
Chandler Diehl

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Piccino Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Local Ingredients (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Authentic (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Healthy (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Seasonal (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Organic (12)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

the food was great, I will definitely come back.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Dogpatch is still playing catch-up in the fine dining arena but Piccino was touted to us as a place worth a trip. As it happens we had business in the area so we chose it for lunch. Piccino has a very nice vibe, a combination of casual sophistication and new age spirit. The place is bright and open and the seating is comfortable. Noise level was a modest buzz. Service was friendly and professional. We started with the radish and kohlrabi appetizer, which was interesting but not totally successful. For entrees we shared the funghi pizza (acceptable), the strozzapreti with squash (flavorful but quite rich) and the chiocciole with fennel sausage (excellent, but a little spicy). We found carafes of some decent, slightly obscure wines ( a syrah and a chardonnay from producers we never heard of). At $37/pp wine tip and tax included it was not unreasonable for a creative meal, although not a bargain. We will return when our travels take us to that part of town but I don't view Piccino as a destination restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesomeness healthy friendly warm great wine wonder conversations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was good everything. We kinda did a la carte type of thing with the food we ordered.
Nothing was left on the table nothing!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

came here for lunch and it was amazing. every dish from appetizer to pizza to dessert was beautifully presented and a taste sensation. so i made dinner reservations to send a good friend off to NYC. And blah. nothing was terrible, but nothing was particularly noteworthy either, except for the service which was attentive, accommodating & not over-bearing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Had a really great meal on a nice date.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The restaurant exceeded expectation. It is a very relaxed pace, and the staff is courteous, attentive and very helpful. Each dish had an unexpected flavor twist that made every bite an adventure. We were so relaxed and enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Fancy place ! Pleasant people looking after you ! Food as such was ok but not great! The sun choke dish was good , that was something I have never had anywhere else. The soup was pretty bland lacked flavor . The main entree vegetarian pasta dish was good ! The non alcoholic pear beverage was too sour for my taste!

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our waitress was super knowledgeable of the menu and provided answers to all our questions. She was honest with her recommendations and we couldn't have had a better meal. Definitely plan on going back very soon. Other staff members were also very attentive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was not as good as I remembered it to be a while back. Service was slow.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious, as always. Piccino is my favorite go-to for every occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

OVerall, it was a good experience. However, the food was not of the highest quality. Some dishes were great but some were average. I wish there were more dishes lower in carb value for those who are health-conscious.

I will return, however, to try their pizza.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Every dish was delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was fantastic as always. We love the octopus salad although it could stand to be a more generous portion.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Never disappointed when I come. Love this place!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Superb squash soup, excellent light pizza, and an amazing olive oil cake with citrus - one of the best desserts I've had in years. And friendly helpful service. In a pleasant historic building, you can't go wrong here. Not inexpensive, but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

absolutely great first time at Piccino! Took an out-of-town friend, needed a warm cozy place for a good long chat, and we had that and more. The food was excellent, authentic yet updated, and we liked every single dish we had. Also, the service was perfect - that hard to get balance between attentive and "overly present". Knowledgable and friendly wait person. Would definitely recommend and will go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

we had such a great dinner! It was our first time at Piccino and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Had the Indian spiced cauliflower pizza and the octopus. Both amazing. Terrific service as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Really great - one of my favorite restaurants in SF

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Our server Kate has us keep coming back for more and more of this delicious food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

good food, nice staff, beautiful to be there as the sun sets and the light changes as it bounces off the walls.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We chose this place to celebrate the life of a dear friend who died very recently. It was perfect; the server ensured we had everything we needed. She even was able to suggest options that allowed us to choose food and drink we definitely enjoyed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Piccino never under delivers. Great creative food, staff and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall a very pleasant experience. Mushroom pizza was delicious, two pasta dishes were great(Chiocciole and Strozzapreti), seared octopus was tender and delicious too, although on a small side..In mains-sea bass was delicious. Desserts were actually a big disappointment for me. It would be so nice to finish with a great dolce! We had a roasted pear with some crumble&ice cream and second one was beignets. The pear was so uninspiring..the scoop of ice cream was a best part of it..and the price $18 was not justified at all. Beignets-a spoon of sauce that came with 5 beignetts tasted good, but overall-nothing to write about..Maybe we picked the wrong ones! Although both were recommended by the hostess/waiter. The wine selection is always very good and reliable there.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Consistently excellent food. Family visiting from other major cities are often blown away.
Sadly, service this time was subpar (and unusual for Piccino).
Other, veteran servers appear to be continuing their attentive service. Our newer service still has a way to go.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We brought our 16 month old son and they were very accommodating of a small child. Delicious food and great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 6, 2018

After reading the reviews I was like you can’t go wrong. The reviews were right! 5/5!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Relaxed atmosphere, table was ready, we were able to relax and take our time, competent staff.
Parking not a problem !

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is a really nice place for lunch or dinner for 1 or 10. There is nice bar seating around the kitchen and large community tables for larger parties! It's a really nice, warm, well lite space! We had a 6 olock reservation and the Restaurant was completely full but the middle of our dinner but wasn't too noisy or loud. We didn't have to yell to talk to one another.

I love that there is a daily menu. There are lots of great options and there is something for everything. We went for more vegetables. We have two salads, a pasta and fish. Everything was really tasty, fresh and light! The puntarelle salad we had was nice and it was finished with shaved tuna heart on top but it was a bit over dressed! The beets weren't that special but tasted good. The entrees however were excellent! Strozzapreti which was a sauce of squash and pine nut and I'm not sure what else topped with cheese and it was amazing!!! Lots of depth of flavor and flavors that went so well together. It was cozy and delicious yet elegant. Then we had the sea bass which was perfectly cooked and paired with chick peas and sun chokes and citrus. Great flavor profiles there too!
The service was excellent as well! Our server was great!! Looking forward to going back again or dinner and brunch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and exceptional service. Will certainly be back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A perennial family favorite for us. A bit pricey for everyday, and now that we don't live nearby we save it for special occasions. Their Italian dishes are out of this world, both the comfort food and their more innovative creations. The pizzas are superb too. The wait staff knows the wine and beer lists and a sommelier is on hand if you need more info.

Reservations are generally necessary in our experience but you may get lucky as a walk-in.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Th restaurant is nice and the food is delicious. I’m definitely coming back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The appetizers potions were so small, we all started laughing. The portions were too small for the price. The wine prices were higher than the top four dollar restaurants. It’s just too expensive for what they serve. The service was great and the people were nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service, wait staff very informed on menu ingredients and wine list. Quiet, but not dull, so easy to have conversations without shouting. Food great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food and service is reliably good here so I enjoy bringing colleagues here. The service is friendly and efficient so we were able to order and eat in a little over an hour. The room is bright and not noisy so we could converse easily.

The only downside is the parking in this neighborhood which has become worse as the area has developed. I would come more often otherwise.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

There were six of us celebrating a birthday. Unfortunately they forgot about the birthday and brought a dessert with a candle after we had eaten our desert which was disappointing.

The service was exceptionally slow - we couldn't seem to get our waiter interested in taking our order - for entrees or dessert without tracking him down - and then the check took forever.

For those prices, I expect a higher level of service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Three of us had a birthday lunch and we three first ordered the "Little Gems salad" which in the past has been great and perfectly dressed. Well, this time it was neither "Little Gems" nor well dressed at all. Hope they go back to the real thing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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