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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
11:30 PM
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Piccino

4.8
977 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Limited Snack Menu
Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 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
Chandler Diehl
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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, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 977 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Piccino always delivers a great experience. The pizzas are always tops and the salads are fresh and inventive. This is my go-to place when I'm meeting folks in SF or on the peninsula. The location is good for all.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food. The octopus was outstanding. The sea bass was well worth the wait. Watching the chefs perform their magic from the bar was so much fun and they are masterful operating like a fine orchestra with the exec chef as the maestro. Well done!!! Highly recommend making an OpenTable reservation. The place was packed even on a Sunday night.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We arrived early but were seated immediately. I recommend the Luna Rosa (drink) -- light and refreshing. In terms of food, everything is interesting -- we went with the octopus, which was beautifully grilled. There is a meatball dish -- sounds boring, but it was a standout. The service was outstanding -- I wish that I could name the young woman who was our waitress; she was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Delicious food , as always!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The star of this restaurant is the food. Delicious for all dishes we ordered. This could become my favorite San Francisco, and we don't even live nearby. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had great and friendly service at the table. The food was delicious. It was perfect for our get-together.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food, wine & service. We were able to linger over dinner and dessert for 3 hours, which was lovely. We’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was delicious as usual, but for the first time, our server had a poor, ungracious attitude throughout. The kitchen timing was off so we waited for one entree to be served while two of us sat with our plates in front of us. No explanation, no apology. We had to continually ask for water. Server was simply inattentive and uncaring. Piccino deserves better.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant. The asparagus pizza is amazing!!

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

overly expensive
untrained employees
dry pizza
overcooked brussel sprouts
*hot* white wine
terrible experience happened for the 3rd time...
I won't give it a try again although I live right next to it...

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Consistently excellent! Warm service, creative food, great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Best service, tentative and professional. Excellent Mediterranean fish, and butterscotch desserts was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It had been awhile since last dining @ Piccino and it was as good as my prior visits, the staff was friendly and very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was inventive and incredibly delicious. So, so good! Great wine list and unique non-alcoholic choices. Rebecca, our server was delightful. The overall vibe was cool and welcoming. Not too dark to read the menu, and not too loud to hear each other, but lively and fun. With all the great choices of restaurants in SF, we usually try to visit different ones, but we will be making it a point to return here as soon as possible because it fantastic. (Oh, and do not miss desert!!)

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

always the best! now we go to both Piccinos. :-) Piccino and Noon All Day.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We love Piccino for great value, cozy ambience, delicious food. We enjoyed the squash soup, brussels sprouts and foccacia and a pizza bianchi with the fresh lemonade and petit chablis. The desserts are also good but we were stuffed. Thank you Piccino!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was delicious. Service was outstanding! Going back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I eat at Piccino several times a month. It is the perfect place for me to meet my SF friends and relatives for lunch since I am commuting up from the Peninsula. The staff is always very attentive and friendly. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is always very pleasant. I would highly recomend Piccino as a fun spot for lunch or dinner South of Market.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Delicious pasta and pizza. I also had the butternut squash soup, which was delicious. They didn't have any specials, but they have pizza and pastas that rotate on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Been to many occasions, each visit we never disappointed, with fresh ingredients, depth of flavors and attentive service makes dining experience
Pleasurable.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Delicious food and fabulous environment!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was yummy, and they were kind enough to let us know what had dairy and offered to adjust the dishes (since one of us was lactose intolerant).

Thank you guys!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Not the first time I have eaten there which should be interpreted as speaking positively about the quality and value of eating here. We had two appetizers, warm burrada with a yummy sauce and octopus with a sauce that almost like eating lobster. We also had pasta that looked like deconstructed Mac and cheese but was actually a squash sauce—very tastey. We shared a pizza with sausage and pizzas at Piccino’s are always good. We had dessert, though one could hardly say we were still hungry, zeppoles with a great sauce of apples. I highly recommend their lemonade, lemony without being sugary.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I would highly recommend making a visit to this restaurant! I really liked everything about the place - especially the service. The staff was very friendly, attentive, and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

They ran out of basil and the focaccia bread wasn’t hot but overall good experience

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Pizza with asparagus and smoked mozzarella was really tasty.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food, lovely service sat outside with our family dog-great experience lots of charm

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

One of the best experiences. Daniel and I were there to celebrate our dads. February 28th is a special day for us as it's my late dad's birthday and Daniel's father passed away on the same day last year. we felt so well taken care of through the entire evening (Thank you, Leslie!) Everyone is so nice here. Thank you for the corner table. our favorite spot. food is amazing and soothing. my tummy always feels peaceful after eating here. wine selection/suggestion is always good. we love Piccino.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Consistently good food and good service. Very noisy during peak times but other then that we love going back to Piccino.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Portions are small and it’s not really fine dining but more quality casual dining. Let’s remain humble... Good care for the dishes from the kitchen but nothing really exceptional, some flagship dishes are still missing, and dishes that could be staple dishes bringing back to grandma or family cooking memories are a bit tiny lacking of sides at least. A few simple pasta with polpettes would not hurt. Service, location, decoration and ambiance are solid.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I love the ambience at Piccino. It is the perfect spot for a Sunday dinner or weekend brunch. The squash soup is exceptional as is the pizza bianchi.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great! Good food Nice People

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First of all, when I made the reservation, I did not notice it was only brunch on Saturdays or I would not have gone there. I do not like brunches. I was looking forward to Italian food for lunch. The portion on our appetizer was delicious but tiny which made the price even higher. My "salad" came with a few pieces of sliced celery completely smothered with dry, finely grated Parmesan or similar cheese. It was described as a Ceasar-type salad and there was no lettuce or other greens I could see. It was inedible as it was just like trying to eat a forkful of grated Parmesan, and I sent it back and ordered eggs. The regular coffee was not to my taste, and they do not offer refills.
I'm sure others like the restaurant as there were many people there; however, I will not go back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Business or party or friends and family getting together, this one-of-kind beautiful place - una palazzina gialla! - is the place where to go to enjoy real delicious and simple food. That is the main thing about Italy: semplicità!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My fifth visit and it is just as astounding as the first. The food was superb, the desserts creative and perfect. Beautiful interior and marvelous ambiance. The staff was attentive, informative and pleasant.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We were greeted by a lovely Persian hostess who did everything to make our lunch experience perfect. . The gentleman gave us a
good Italian white wine. He was knowledgeable and accompanying. Even though you were very busy at lunch. We shared the smoked trout,
which was cooked perfectly. We will always return.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

perfect as always! everyone is friendly, charming, and helpful. great wine selection. food is divine.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

the food was great, I will definitely come back.

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