Puccini & Pinetti

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2149 reviews
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Contemporary Italian
This modern Italian grill features a lively, upbeat air of activity throughout the bar and dining room.

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Sun 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 4:30PM - 5:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:15PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM

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PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was spot on! The wait between the courses was acceptable. The food was delicious and the portions were generous!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was just mediocre except for the well made carpaccio. Feels very touristy and attached to hotel Abri. Not impressed by the food or ambience. Music was loud and rock style which is not prone to a nice Italian meal.

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J
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Convenient place for lunch on our way to see a matinee musical. The staff was very accommodating to make us an item that is sometimes a special, but not routinely on the menu.
Will be back again!

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RK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our server, Amy. Very pleasant and efficient. Can we always be assigned to her table? Food delicious and a good value. Always manage to get us out in time to walk to ACT.

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DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place for dinner prior to seeing the play at the Geary theatre. We shared bruschetta, Caesar salad and a pasta dish. We told them we had tickets for a play and we were in and out in 45 minutes.

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r
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoy dining here after going to the theatre or when bringing friends to the city. I would appreciate more vegetarian entrees. We really liked the mushroom dish they used to have.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good

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g
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Obviously a busy place in a good location for the theater.....not impressed

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AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a comfortable restaurant where a group of friends or family can gather and feel at home. Our appetizers--pizza and mussels--were delicious. One person ordered salmon as an entree and it was very good. Four of us ordered steak: two were done as we requested, two were over-cooked but not so much that we would send them back. Service was excellent. The restaurant's house red wine was surprisingly good. Ambience is a bit worn-looking, but comfortable.

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J
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, awesome experience, food and service. Elvis was and probably been the best server (friendly, funny, professional, not pushy and with a nice pace in checking up on you),
Food was really really good (went there for a business lunch with 4 local people and all were impressed.

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SF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food. Staff accommodated our group as extra guests joined unexpectedly. Highly recommend

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my salmon dish quite a bit. My husband said his pasta dish (frutti di mare) was average.

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LD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great friendly staff .

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Correcto. Lo mejor el servicio de Elvis!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre theatre

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was extremely good and pleasant. The food was great, the calamari and rock shrimp appetizer were very crisp, grease free and delicious as was the linguine and clams I had. Keep up the good work!

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EA
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They added a Shrimp app. that was outstanding
Had a round burger patty on a retangular bun with lots of bread at each end. NOT GOOD. But the meat was prepared as asked. Had Garlic Parm fries, asked for extra of each and got it.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always reliable for a good happy hour as well as great comfort food dinners (Chicken Marsala = yumm!). I have noticed a host/ess tendency to wanna seat you at least attractive table, though, while plenty others still seem available. However, they do not make a fuss once you tell them you'd like to be seated elsewhere, so overall, service is good and free of attitude. P-)

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MH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to before and after shows at Orpheum! Nice walk and easy access to BART at Powell

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L
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We were very disappointed. Food was overpriced and mediocre. Will not be back.

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RR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place is a tourist Italian spot. Nothing too special it at least does the food well. There’s better spots in the city for Italian. This one is in a busy intersection and takes forever to get there.

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V
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best spaghetti bolognaise anywhere. One of our favorite places.

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G
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok. Nothing to write home about.

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M
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was theater night out

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, great service! A must when your in San Francisco. I will be back!

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G
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food over-priced so I wouldn’t go again. Waiter didn’t bring bread until asked. Cold temp in restaurant/dining area.

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LW
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Puccini and Pinetti is a good pre-theater spot, since the food is generally good and the service efficient. Alas, my favorite dish there is only seasonal, the Tuscan Lasagna. There is usually at least one fish dish on the menu.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday celebration! Food was excellent and service was above and beyond expectations!

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UL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I took a customer to lunch here at 1:15pm on a Friday, and the place was nearly empty. The waitperson was friendly and upbeat. We were served bread with bruschetta and my guest nearly broke his tooth when he bit into a piece of olive pit. We split a spinach salad which was overdressed to the point of being soggy. Each of us ordered the risotto with rock shrimp and while the shrimp had good flavor, overall the risotto was too salty. A shared dessert of crème brulee was good and we both enjoyed the coffee.

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h
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

With the noise level just tolerable to have a conversation, we enjoyed the happy hour specials and very quick service for our meals. We were able to get tho our 730 curtain without much trouble as well. Thank you

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre Theatre dining

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JL
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice informal air, but almost too informal for the price point of the food (think Denny's for the décor). Food was good and service was very good (attentive but not too engaging). We ate here before seeing a show at Golden Gate Theatre; for that it was just right.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrate Birthday dinners amongst four lady Friends from work. Our second visit to Puccini’s was the last day of Restaurant Week when’re there was a Pre fixe menu.

We all opted for the Short Ribs with seasonal salad and Tiramisu for dessert all for 40.00 each. Bam! It was fantastic!
The short ribs were oh so tender atop smooth mashed potatoes and gravy with baby carrots and turnips.
From the warm salad to dessert and attentive service makes this establishment a must try for anyone.
It will definitely be a belly and tastebud pleaser for sure!

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MB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They did a great job accommodating our large party - both from the flexible seating arrangements to getting the food out quickly. It's clear they have a customer focused approach to staffing and managing complex large groups. It was a tad noisy for conversation but hey, it was a large group. Thanks to all the staff for making our dinner a great event.

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BN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation before going to the theater and had excellent food and service. I ordered off the restaurant week menu which ended up being a good deal for $40; Caesar salad which was good, short ribs which was excellent/melt in your mouth tender and the tiramisu, probably the best I've had in a long time. Wife had the rock shrimp risotto and choc truffle dessert which basically was a thick hot soufflé. Both were excellent. Will definitely come back.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a hidden gem in a very busy area. With excellent food and excellent service, it is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch before a show.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The penne was delicious. It was expensive, but everything was very good.

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San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, great location and service

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HF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

This is NOT a three or four star restaurant. It’s the place you go when there aren’t options. I hope open table folks will be more thoughtful in who they give a high star rating. Fish was over cooked and pasta was a small portion. Servers are working it more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. I suppose they are getting an out of town crowd attending theater events but people please , SF is a foodie heaven so let’s make sure we are recommending those that deserve praise.

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l
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Close to the Golden Gate Theater, open through the afternoon to accommodate a matinee. Servers are very friendly and helpful and the food is very good with reasonable prices.
The saffron risotto with rock shrimp was excellent, also the salmon.

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