Piccino

4.7
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1313 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian

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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Limited Snack Menu
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 824-4224
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Parker
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Cross street
22nd Street
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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.
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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.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious dishes - prepared with love! Soooo good!!!

AM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy an elegant environment to be in to eat the delicious food. Always a pleaseure to eat at Piccino.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

Never acknowledged our birthday notes, but others in the restaurants were gifted birthday celebratory treats

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Always enjoy coming to your restaurant, but yesterday there was an unusual delay in our entrees. An extra salad was provided as an apology (and appreciated). I think the opening of the Chase Center may be impacting service. Still love you and see you again!

s
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest service ever, food outstanding!!, wine ( Bandol rosée)simply the best!! Thank you

DF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, amazing fresh food, kinda an odd side facing into a retail store- our server from New Zealand was A++ from timing, to recommendations, to her personality

JD
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food. Servers were very cheerful and loved the wine suggestion. It took awhile to take our order but everything else was fantastic!

NW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. I've eaten there twice and the food, both times, was outstanding and quite gorgeous to behold; food as art.

I'm loathe to give such a good review as I don't want it to get tooooooo popular! But I couldn't resist.

CS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food- portions are small

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The hostess was rude and not accommodating with my infant. We love this place and we were so disappointed. Our waiter was lovely which helped turn this around but not dying to come back here again

s
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived early but we were not served in a timely fashion. Our pizza order was forgotten and we watched people around us who arrived after us being served for quite a while before the waitress came over to apologize for the problem. She offered bread but by the time she brought it the pizza arrived moments after and it was wasted. The music was a boring mix of seventies oldies. I think they could do better. We ordered crude, which was very good, but minuscule and expensive, olives, which were good, and a pizza, which was also tasty. If they had served us on time I might have a different impression.

L
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Hadn’t been in awhile. I’ll be back soon.

NK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, fun atmosphere, good fun. A bit expensive.

JN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant since they were a small restaurant at the other end of the street. The food has continued to be the best. My fav place to take friends and quest from other countries.

w
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there to celebrate my birthday and everything was perfect. From the wine, to the service and especially the food. Wonderful local atmosphere and Maggie our server was an absolute delight!

SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, all around. Every dish thoughtfully designed. Been coming here for years and it keeps getting better.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place, space, and staff. Highly highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We had a very nice time as we always do. Service was amazing!

NL
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m visiting SF after moving away to Palm Springs 18 months ago. Piccino is my favorite restaurant in SF.

SK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff is extremely cordial.

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood gem

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the experience / food

A
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful to eat at Piccino. Best pizza in SF! The room is so light and friendly as is the staff. And they put a birthday candle on our dessert.

NM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent as always!

1
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had not been here for years. We decided to give it a try again and were blown away how delicious everything was. Everything seemed as fresh as could be and the pizzas are a cracker crust - the type preferred in Rome. Somebody is paying real attention in the kitchen. It is fairly expensive but have to say it was well worth it.

CC
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent guest, one of my favorite gems in SF. Love this place!

MN
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner date for my husband. We had a great table, wonderful service, great food. This is our new favorite neighborhood dinning spot!

M
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Very attentive staff. Delicious dishes. Relaxed, hip environment. We were delightfully surprised that the recommendation of my daughter turned out to be such a wonderful birthday experience.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been her 3 times and it has been exceptionally good all 3 times. Highly recommend.

BS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, nice brunch, fun place to be, we could talk to each other.

h
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright, friendly neighborhood place, with a great menu, and helpful, efficient service.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious dinner. Crazy bill

1
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food at Piccino always surpasses one's expectations both presebtatuib abd fkavir, IOnly drawback sitting so close to tables and having to listen to their conversations a drawback to great dining experience.

MS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood gem. All the servers are amazing and the seasonal menu never disappoints.

EM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Piccino has been a go-to restaurant for our family for a number of years. The food is always delicious and the service is stellar. From the garden salad to the Salsiccia pizza, to the short rib hash (brunch), it's all good.

j
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared our dishes and they were all good. We were 6 people, not 5 as I had booked for. But they were very nice about it and accommodated us with no problem. Friendly service and a very nice atmosphere and setting. Also, not so noisy that we couldn't talk as is the case with so many restaurants in SF; in fact, we conversed to much we were the last to leave.

M
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

the food always fantastic. The space always beautiful. The service? needs a bit of a wake up call from complacency. they were passive and seemed totally uninterested. It would be sad that the restaurant fails because of indifferent service. They had NO desire to be bothered by customers.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love Piccino. Always excellent food & good service.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice
Not a free desert

BM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific pasta and very complex recipes. The polpette was exceptional. We can’t wait to return.

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