Puccini & Pinetti

4.1
2042 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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!!
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 2042 People Are Saying
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PC
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Do not bring your clients or customers here. I struggled to focus on the conversation because I was so embarrassed about the restaurant. Food was mediocre at best. Prices did not reflect the quality of the food. Services was fair, the server struggled to communicate - however I had a feeling he was trying his best despite the quality of the restaurant. Overall I would give this place a pass.

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Z
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we were very impressed. Service was good and attentive. Bar is very energetic and a bit loud for conversation. Bartender was accommodating even with being slammed. Food was plentiful even with split plates and very tasty! Look forward to going again.

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B
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner terrific, but bruschetta and molten chocolate desserts were killers! Back to SF in Feb, can't wait to try other dishes!

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ME
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Lunch disappointing. Limited menu. But quite tasty. Service slow

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always my primary dinner place on SFO stops. Tasty food, quick service.

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Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

I ordered poorly. The Bisteca was over cooked as it came medium plus when I had ordered medium rare plus. Even so I had zero flavor or seasoning.

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SG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had to pay 2 gratuities ! Éven if the server Paco has been very nice and attentioned to us, it was too expensive for a dinner with family

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C
Hawaii
61 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great and our waiter- Angel - is fantastic. We highly recommend this establishment.

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SD
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

P&P is a good value for the price which is in line with the area. Good food tasty.

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GS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food complimented with excellent service

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CW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great pre-theater venue. The food is good and the service is very good. Also it has a good bar. Perfect for what we needed before going to the Golden Gate Theater.

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ES
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Angel was very good at making sure we were taken care of.

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice Italian Restaurant option in the Union Square area.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Trop copieux. Bon mais pas raffiné

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RP
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner before a show, so we chose a variety of dishes to share, starting with their delicious Bruschetta - fresh sourdough served with stewed tomatoes (!), goat cheese and balsamic vinegar drizzle... very generous portions and excellent! We also shared the beet salad and Carpaccio (very good, although we would have preferred a few more capers), and ended with the mushroom risotto - yummy! Fortunately, we are all fans of arugula, which appeared on all the dishes except the risotto. We would definitely go back :)

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PG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated near the kitchen and it was pretty hot in there.. other than that, the food and drinks served are awesome..

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G
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting by the window and watching the world go by is great, food is also good and the assorted olive app is awesome. We go here every time we are in town.

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BD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They did a good job serving a large group of business colleagues. The original table the had for us was ridiculously small, but they added a table when we asked.

Diverse appetites and diets at the table. Everyone seems to really like what they ordered.

Service was good, which isn't easy for a large group.

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s
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was bad- tasteless, watery clams, terrible sauce with meatballs. service was poor. Definitely gone down in quality.

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PM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Appreciated the availability of Gluten Free beer as well as all the other gluten free food options. I really liked the fact that the food was served very hot. (none of this luke-warm BS!)

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Puccini & Pinetti is a place I frequently go because it is dependable good and reasonable. Located close to ACT, it is also convenient.

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ES
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, relaxed atmosphere was perfect for our pre-theater dinner

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M
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The restaurant was not very busy at 1:10 pm, post the lunch rush. Yet it took 15 minutes before anyone even came to the host desk to acknowledge us and seat us. The service was horribly show too. The food is overpriced and the portions tiny. I don't think I'll be back. Can't imagine dealing with this when they're packed.

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MS
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been going to Puccini & Pinetti for several years. They changed their menu. There were 4 of us dining, and we ordered 4 different meals. All of our meals were so-so, not good. Dang!!!

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CD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Took awhile to order drinks/appetizers upon being seated (about 15 min). Found out 2 waiters were on breaks. Perhaps I won't make my reservations at 5:30, instead at 6:00pm.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our Beginnings was a plate of Bruchetta and that was amazing. Services was on point and consistent. There was a drink I did not like but was able to trade it without any problems. I ordered the Rose Penne, the server did warned me it would be spicy. But I loved it and it’s the perfect spicy.

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angel was our waiter. He is a master at his trade. All the wait staff is pleasant & friendly. Easy walking distance to the Golden Gate Theater. An exceptional spot.

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SC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Early dinner reservations and the restaurant was fairly empty so we were seated quickly. Service seemed slower than it should have been given the number of patrons. Food came out quickly and was tasty. Portion size was good to hearty. Happy Hour crab cake could have used a bit more crab and less filler. Fig Pizza from the main menu is a favorite.

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OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paco is excellent. The food was superb! And their wine list is not shabby either! I love this place.

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S
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met during a protest across the street. No one disturbed....

Our waiter Elvis, the best. Good recommendations.

Soup salad, sandwich....all good.

Check it out

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N
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food seemed good. Salad was fresh, but didn't really have salad as a meal option unless you wanted to add meat. Not many dairy free options. Everyone else seemed happy though. Portions for non-salad options were large. Be warned the gentleman behind us was very upset because the lasagna dish did not have any meat in it. So if you order the lasagna, don't expect meat. It's a nice cute place, the menu is definitely for cheese lovers.

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PM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!! Tasty & yummy! Service was great!

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b
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Swift, attentive service and delicious entrees - I am.glad we paid another visit to Puccini & Panetti.

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PH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. It's been over 5 years since I've last been able to visit and they did not disappoint. The food was delicious and didn't disappoint!

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RB
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Too noisy, food uninteresting, too much money for too little quality and imagination -- we will not return

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MH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten here almost every time I’ve come up to City for theater. It never disappoints! The special of day pasta (all of us ordered) was delicious. Veggies, shrimp, fennel Sausage and Brown butter sauce.

Waiter was excellent!! Personable and attentive.

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Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must try the fig pizza - it was delicious! Linguine and clams was amazing as well.

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BA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

P&P drastically changed their menu and removed all of the good, unique dishes in the process. This was a disservice to long time customers. Now there is nothing unique about the restaurant- it feels like a tourist trap with basic food for unsophisticated palates. Sad! Bring back our favorites!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good. Service very slow

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RK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Es war sehr laut und das Essen war OK.
Etwas viel Hektik

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