Puccini & Pinetti

4.1
1994 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Cozy
This modern Italian grill features a lively, upbeat air of activity throughout the bar and dining room.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday to Thursday 11 am to 10 pm

Friday 11 am to 11 pm

Saturday 10 am to 11 pm (Brunch service from 10 am to 2:30 pm)

Sunday 10 am to 10 pm (Brunch service from 10 am to 2:30 pm)

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Phone number
(415) 392-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Avery Holt
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Private party facilities
Banquets and parties over 10 people should speak to Mariza Sabino
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Private party contact
Mariza Sabino: (415) 394-0596
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Catering
We have a semi-private area in the rear of our restaurant that can accommodate parties up to 55 guests. To reserve this space and for more details please reach out to Mariza Sabino at Mariza.Sabino@metwestterra.com

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Cross street
Cyril Magnin
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Parking details
Suggested Garage: Ellis O’Farrell garage or Mason /O’Farrell garage.
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Public transit
One block from Powell Street Cable Car line, Muni, BART, F line and many busses.
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Entertainment
Easily one of San Francisco's best happy hours!!
Great place for pre or post theater dining!
Walking distance to some of the best shopping the City has to offer!!
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Special events & promotions
Wondering where to go for lunch? Weekdays, we offer a "quickie lunch" with a different option everyday. We also offer a three-course meal for $18.00 and if you feel like a glass of wine, just add $3.00!!!

Lots of good reasons to join us for lunch!!
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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

What 1994 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Members of my group needed to eat gluten-free and the staff did a superb job of providing them exactly what they needed without compromising the quality of the food or the service.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
3.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Its a nice restaurant close to Union Square. Had a nice bisteka and salad and a glass of wine. Service was fast and very good.
But I fount it very over priced.

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SG
1 review
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I compliment your staff on the quickness of getting the food to our large 12-person group! Your food was good but sadly our waitress did not treat everyone at our table with respect. One of my daughter's asked for ranch dressing to go along with her pizza and the waitress scoffed at her and actually wrinkled up her face and looked disgusted and said we do not serve ranch dressing with pizza! I realize that this waitress was from another country and possibly in a different culture they might handle it differently but it still is not good to leave your guests feeling disrespected and irritated by your waitress's poor behavior.

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h
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place and wonderful food. The waitstaff and management were very responsive when an external disruption interrupted our lunch, and took great care to make us comfortable.

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Tampa
4 reviews
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent gluten-free options

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D
Los Angeles
20 reviews
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed lunch at Puccini & Pinetti. But the spaghetti, which was very good, was a huge dish. One serving was more than enough for two people.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My 32nd Birthday! It was very nice! The food was great and my friends enjoyed it as well. Server was a little slow for our speed but he was very nice.

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C
Hawaii
57 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and the food and service continue to be very good. I would recommend this place to everyone.

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SL
Portland
22 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I had an early business lunch but it turned out that lunch is not served on weekends, only brunch. There were few pasta dishes available as a result. I had the linguini with clams. There was a lot of liquid in the dish. The focaccia was freshly baked. Service was great.

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C
San Francisco
33 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good brunch food, good menu. I’d go back.

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KJ
Cincinnati
4 reviews
2.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow. I think this restaurant could be a good one but they need to hire more servers if they want attract a lunch crowd. Not every lunch can take two hours! We did like the lunch break special. That's a great idea for streamlining for faster service.

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food!

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f
San Francisco
32 reviews
3.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We ordered the garlic fries however the ones on the bottom were cold and not fresh. They placed the hot fresh fries on the top of the cone. Very disappointed with this. the meatballs are good.

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GL
Chicago
5 reviews
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the pork chop with sauteed green beans. The house red wine was very good.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
3.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Stayed in SF overnight for business. Restaurant was close to my hotel and they gave me a nice table even though I was solo. Had minestrone, pizza margarita and two glasses of wine. $53 before tip. A little over priced for what it was, but service was good and I felt welcome.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
2.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The food is not worth the price point. The support staff was friendly but our waitress was not good. Took the order for our kids and then came back 15 minutes later when their food was already served to take our order. Not professional either, she loudly called out a declined credit card to the table next to us. Food was not authentic Italian, sauces tasted like something from a jar. Cheese platter seemed like it was bought at Costco.

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Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish my husband had been here! Great experience!

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1 review
4.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good experience. Unfortunaly, my table was on a bad spot. No view and very near from waiters space.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just an average restaurant. It was Mother’s Day and we had brunch. It was nothing special.

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Washington DC
1 review
3.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Very noisy, the place was only about half full but the kitchen noise, the bar noise and the patron noise belied this.

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f
Chicago
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

P&P is our go-to pre-theatre restaurant! The food is always delicious, the servers always friendly and helpful, and they always get us out of there in plenty of time for our show. We love this restaurant!

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c
San Francisco
137 reviews
4.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a fabulous place to dine before or after a show. Friendly service and tasty dishes. This visit we had the Chicken Marsala and Frutti di Mare linguine. Both came to the table nice and hot, very generous portions. Table bread is served upon request, do ask for it because the focaccia comes with a tasty tapenade. If you are too full for dessert, choose the adult beverage dessert, like the Port and Cream - port wine poured over a vanilla ice cream, went down sweet and easy!

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San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came here for colleagues’ bday celebrations. Happy Hour has nice, string drinks. Didn’t have too many options for HH food. Food was excellent, perfect portions. Waiters were attentive. Overall good experience. I’d recommend as well as come back.

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c
1 review
2.0Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

disappointed with Margarita pizza. Too heavy with too much tomato sauce - had to ask for parmesan. Made reservation and noted Special Occasion but it was never recognized by staff. Great location but I would have to say overall the visit was mediocre.

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1 review
4.0Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food they were able to accommodate my party of 10 same day reservation. Good pizza for kids meal. The seafood pasta was good and for dessert a root beer float how is that?

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KB
San Francisco
13 reviews
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our visit was punctuated by constant attention by the serving staff. The hot water was always replenished with a smile, the table was always quickly cleared and cleaned after someone finished with the meal and the food was delivered hot and quickly after ordering. Loved the ambience and the ability to have a conversation with friends. A place to recommend for the fresh food and the atmosphere that encourages conversation and friendships while eating and drinking.

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PP
Minneapolis
10 reviews
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so great and I was eating alone and the server recommended 1/2 serving it was great.

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a
San Francisco
1 review
4.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed the physical plant, the service but found the food too salty for my taste and I do eat out quite often. both the entree and side dish of brusel sprouts were over salted
the sorbet was delicious and a good palette cleanser after too much salt.

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I specifically requested for a seat close to the entry/egress, but the hostess did not have a clue about such a request. What’s the point of indicating such a request on the online reservation when no one from the establish reads it?

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S
San Francisco
98 reviews
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Met a friend I had not seen in ages to catch up. Had portobello sandwich with soup of the day butternut squash...delish

She had prosciutto sandwich and we had a good catch-up.

Lovely place, good service and excellent food.

Check it out

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KV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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MC
Anchorage
45 reviews
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great Ceasar salad. Very hopping place. Service good considering how busy it was!

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RR
Miami
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for some great Italian served in a comfortable atmosphere. The meal was delicious and the service was excellent. All in all a great experience!

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s
Sacramento
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a must dining experience for us every time we come to San Francisco. The food is always excellent and the service is as well. Next time you're there ask for Angel. He is a great server.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amy was amazing! So thoughtful in recommendations. I wish her the best in learning the guitar!

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BH
1 review
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the Italian dishes were authentic and delicious!

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GC
San Francisco
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice waitress and the host was very nice offering the "kids" menu to our daughter with special needs. He nicely wonder if she wanted the crayons and order from that menu. Vey nice. We came at a weird time beach lunch is not offer on Sundays but we made it just in time to eat from the brunch menu

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
1.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waiter was clueless. Did not know specials or menu.
They were out of wines on their list.
Asked for Penne Vodka and was told we had to buy the vodka at the bar!
Table of 10, and was told they could only split the bill 4 times. Finally was able to after complaints. Then automatically added 20% to the bill!

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WF
San Francisco
26 reviews
4.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food at this place. I went with the special which was Cavatelli pasta and also included garlic, corn, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, fennel sausage and browned butter. One of the best pasta dishes I can recall! Wife had the Chicken Marsala which was fantastic. we split a delicious warm spinach salad. This is a very tasty place!!

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San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal experience.

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