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Piccino is a standby, in every sense of the word.

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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (50)
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Casual (28)
Local Ingredients (25)
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Healthy (23)
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Special Occasion (18)
Cozy (18)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Romantic (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Organic (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 12 hours ago

We always enjoy dining at Piccino’s. Food is delicious, and the service is great!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food is delicious. The octopus is a must have. I had to order it twice.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it. Great ambiance. Great unique food and knowledgeable and friendly server.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a good experience here before. This brunch visit the service was inconsistent, food was delayed and undercooked. Disappointing meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Still a fave. I have now been to this restaurant at least a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Always love the creative seasonal foods as well as the old standards. Tried a pickled tomato appetizer this time that was surprisingly yummy. Soups are always good too. The service is always great and I always enjoy the restaurant's vibe. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Incredible food (chicken w polenta, fennel sausage pasta). Been here 3x this month.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Such high quality food and wonderful services from everyone!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A wonder meal. Finally tried it after living on Potrero Hill for 30 years. Delightful and best seafood squid ink spaghetti ever. This from someone who eats out in SF and worldwide often for 40 years. Best house made fennel sausage. This will be our weekly Italian dining room after Aperto on 18th and Connecticut closed 3 May this ago. Would recommend this to anyone who appreciates finely prepared and creative food.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Piccino is outstanding their food is always creative and fresh - right now the burrata with pesto is the ultimate.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful experience in every way. A plus review.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been here many times and find that there are always improvements with the recipes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is great - wonderful ambiance. Expert service. A truly perfect evening.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, creative & unique. Excellent service, clean, comfortable Easy parking.
Outstanding, and original wine list.
Loved, loved, loved this place.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Every dish is absolutely perfect and the staff go way above and beyond every time. Great place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Such a nice space, but—-once again—-a disappointing pizza. I won’t order their pizzas any more. The ‘za was nice and thin but clearly needed more time in the oven. It was so soggy, I had to eat with a fork and knife. Couldn’t pick it up.

The green salad needed more dressing, though it tasted very fresh.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was superb. Hostess was friendly and our sever Zack was awesome! Wonderful night! Thank you Piccino. One of my favorite SF restaurants.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Super easy making reservations on OpenTable and when I called to confirm it went through, they were glad to double check. As soon as we walked in, me and the girls were warmly greeted and seated at our table within minutes. Their menu is printed daily, and offer some of the freshest seasonal items that are locally available. Their staff is friendly and extremely personable - they ask if you would like anything on the menu explained and will let you know if what you've ordered is sufficient for your party. We ordered the mushroom pizza with an egg added, the pesto burrata + crostini, and the seared trout. I cannot say this any other way, but the food was amazing. The pizza was thing and crispy to perfection; the egg was huge and yolky just how we wanted it; the burrata was creamy and smooth and covered in this delicious savory pesto with roasted tomatoes and warm crostini on the side; the seared trout was perfectly cooked - tender, juicy, flaky - with a golden crispy skin!! We topped it all off with some mimosas and a bottle of their white. We're GOING BACK FOR SURE! Mahalo Piccino!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It's one of my favorite spots

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was great, service was not. There were four of us, three received dinner and the fourth received it 15 minutes later. After asking for water and the other meal after 10 minutes, the waitress said it was coming and brought some crackers. But, again, the food was really good. When we were done, and asked for the check, nothing happened. 5 minutes go by. 10 minutes go by. Nothing. Then someone comes by and again asks if we want dessert. We say no, but we want the check. Nothing. It is a small place, not too packed. Just really inattentive wait staff. I would recommend it, but I would also encourage Piccino to place a greater emphasis on service.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was my second time at Piccino and it was just as amazing as the first. This time we sat outside, which was really nice and quiet. The food and service was incredible. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Been to Piccino twice now. Server takes quite a long, long time to initially get to your table so patience is required.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

great service. Lovely pizzas. Superb salads. Thumbs up!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had the best pizza ever here. Lovely neighborhood spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 10, 2017

disappointed in the food.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great ambience and food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I love the convenience of the restaurant. Parking is generally easy and access easy from the netherworlds of suburbia. Love love the food but find salad prices ridiculous. $10 for a baby lettuce salad is beyond the realm. Wonderful waitstaff

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love this place, love this food, love this everything!!! Best octopus I've ever had in my life and the wine staff is in-freakin-believable!!! If you don't go here, you're missing out!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great handmade pasta dishes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We love this restaurant with its unusual, imaginative cuisine!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Lovely lunch in the shade outside...impeccable service...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent neighbor place with surprisingly easy parking on a Saturday. Apparently much harder to park weekdays. Waiter was charming, informative and a pleasure to behold.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our evening dining at Piccino was absolutely divine. Waittress/waiters were very knowledgeable about the food AND wine! Service was fast (noted they didn't even write anything down) and we were a table of 7! Food was fresh and delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Gem in the neighborhood! Inviting, open and comfortable space. Great food made from fresh ingredients with that "just right", "perfect" taste. Friendly atmosphere and great service.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Light, well prepared food. Great thin crust pizzas. Very pleasant room but a bit crowded and noisy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Three of us went here before a Giants game. Ballpark prices are so expensive it makes more sense to go to a nice restaurant rather than eat at the game. The restaurant is in a cool, up-and-coming neighborhood and the interior of the restaurant has a nice, hip, vibe. Waitstaff was friendly and engaging. For food we split a salad make of burrata, beans, and cucumber with a very citrusy dressing--excellent. We also spit two pizzas--the bianca and the salciccia which were very thin crusted and very, very good. We finished up with the the beignets, which were piping hot and served with a sort of icing to spread on them that wasn't too sweet and had crushed pistachios sprinkled over the top. Overall experience excellent and will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very good food, interesting menu, modern "tech" decor, somewhat pricy. We had the radish salad,refreshing and tomato salad beautiful,heirloom tomatoes and shared a margarita piazza. The piazza was just ok, needed more care.
The service was good, friendly and efficient. We found the noise level distracting, fortunately we had a late lunch and the sound level improved.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Every dish is so amazingly good. We now have a rule that we have to all share our dishes because it is so hard to choose what to eat since everything is so delicous!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Really enjoy this restaurant! There's not many restaurants I like to return to but this one I do. I highly recommend everything on the menu!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

When we politely ask you to make a no sauce cheese pizza for our young child.. and you charge us for a "Margherita pizza with only cheese" for $14.. that's a joke. And it's ridiculous because the rest of the table's tab more than made up for the trouble.. that and 1.5 hours to finish a meal. No thanks.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was our second time here. It is a magical place, and this second visit was even better than our first. We had the eggplant purée as an appetizer, and then two pasta dishes, and then we shared the chicken main course. Wow! Wonderful food. The service here is attentive, but not stuffy. The vibe is friendly and homey. We love this place.

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