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About Puccini & Pinetti

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

129 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian, Vegetarian

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)

Cross Street:
Cyril Magnin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 392-5500

Website:
http://www.pucciniandpinetti.com/

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!!

Catering:
We have a semi-private area in the rear of our restaurant that can accommodate parties up to 65 guests. To reserve this space and for more details please reach out to Mariza Sabino at Mariza.Sabino@metwestterra.com

Parking Details:
Suggested Garage: Ellis O’Farrell garage or Mason /O’Farrell garage.

Public Transit:
One block from Powell Street Cable Car line, Muni, BART, F line and many busses.

Executive Chef:
Avery Holt

Private Party Facilities:
Banquets and parties over 10 people should speak to Mariza Sabino

Private Party Contact:
Mariza Sabino: (415) 394-0596

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Puccini & Pinetti Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
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Happy Hour (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
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Authentic (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

It was meh. Food was fine but not great. Service was iffy. Decor: very “coffee shop” ish, which was a surprise as my lasagna was 27$.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was just perfect. We had a table for Nine and 1 Baby....We were in the back corner which was perfect for the kiddos all to ourselves......It was a quiet day which was even better!!!! My Christmas in SF with my girls in the family/Daughter in laws and grand daughters...We will go back next year for our family tradition......

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined 5 days ago

The three of us ordered different appetizers salads and soup to share . The bruschetta was outstanding, the minestrone soup tasty, the warm spinach salad excellent, the pear/Gorgonzola/pancetta pizza a taste delight and the polenta was good too. We had too much to eat and staying at a hotel, we couldn’t take the leftovers.... 😞. One in our party wanted spumoni ice cream but they didn’t have it. Oh well. A great place.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I was so glad to see Tuscan Lasagne back on the menu - that's my favorite meal here.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is our "go-to" restaurant when going to the theater. They make sure we are out in plenty of time to get to the theater. Varied menu with some real favorites and good wine selection. Sometimes they even have offers through Groupon.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went for brunch and were disappointed. I have the crab cake Benedict and while the eggs and Hollandaise sauce were excellently prepared, I believe the crab cake was a frozen patty. Not appetizing.... not what you would expect in San Francisco. My friend had the PNP omelette and said it’s simply was adequate; She had nothing good to say about the individual components or the overall omelette. Maybe they do well for Italian dinner but they were a disappointment for brunch.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Was in town for a quick weekend getaway. Decided to try this place as our hotel was right across the street. Went with my fiancé. Got Meatballs and spaghetti for $28.00 and chicken marsala for $30.00 after the spaghetti was gone we asked for a side of penne as we still had meat sauce left and were still hungry. The serving size was small, charged $18 for just extra pasta. I thought that was ridiculous, didn’t say anything and just paid the bill. Not going back.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was not very good....we were the only table in the restaurant and service slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food! Unfortunately the service was poor. Appetizer was brought to table minutes before our lunch was served. Grilled onions were forgotten and served 5 minutes after sandwich was served. Ordered a bottle of wine, waited 10-15 minutes, and had to cancel the order because we needed to make a 2 pm show time. I believe the slow service may be limited to the server we had.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nice environment and seated immediately with our reservation. Wait staff friendly and patient, explaining some of their specialty cocktails. Food good to very good but not overwhelmingly great. Good location in center i of Union Square area

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Extremely busy the night we went. Our reservation got us an ugly two seat table next to the front door. People coming, going and waiting for a table... did not make for an enjoyable visit.
And a seasonal menu came out versus the menu advertised on Open Table and website ... not great. Then the gluten free pasta was under cooked. And felt like it was an inconveniece to have to deal with food allergies even though i had indicated such on the Open Table reservation. Overall not a memorable experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Overpriced and low quality food. We ordered the $44 Steak and it was not tender, over cooked dry and with way too much fat. It came out with a huge pile of french fries and some rucula without dressing. Nothing fancy nor tasty. Didn’t meet my expectations for this restaurant’s ratings.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We ordered an appetizer pizza for $20 and it was soggy in the middle with runny sauce.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place and nice menu. Very convenient from Powell St. Station.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great location as we took BART into the city to meet friends. We all enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Big portions. Very tasty

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Dinner was fantastic. The service was great as well. The food was lovely without being pretentious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was good but I wish there were more vegetarian options.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sleepy service and acceptable food. On the bright side, you can always get a table.

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food and friendly efficient staff.
Would come back again.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent pasta and the Valrhona chocolate cake is to die for. We had 7:30 concert tickets at the SF Jazz Center, arrived at 5:45, had a leisurely and delicious dinner. The waiter was knowledgeable and kept things running smoothly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was my first time and I enjoyed the whole experience. From the moment I walked through the doors the customer service began. The food was beyond what I had expected and the portion is generous enough to ask for a doggie bag. I would recommend this as a great place for business meetings, a casual lunch with friends and for a quick lunch alone. Great place and the price is just right!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrible service. Overconfident chef and wait staff. I ordered steak and asked for steak sauce when it came out. I ordered my steak medium. Waiter told me they didn’t have steak sauce at all and that the chef felt his steaks were good enough where they didn’t need sauce. He didn’t notice that the steak was cooked well done. To top things off they double charged me $110 instead of charging $100. To think this is part of a hotel chain. Terrible terrible experience. I rated two stars because the rest of the group wasn’t as disappointed

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic food! Got a lovely little table by the window. Not a quiet place but lovely nonetheless.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We are very happy with our dinner, drinks and the service was great!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My date and I stopped in for a quick bite and shared the mushroom risotto. It was quite tasty. While seated, a couple came in that wore too much cologne for both my and my dates taste. Angel was kind enough to move us where we wouldn’t be affected by the strong cologne smell. Overall a great experience and will be returning.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Olive Garden by a different name.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Loved the variety of dishes on the menu. We had a group of 7 for dinner and everyone found something on the menu that they really enjoyed. Food was delicious and they were very accommodating to expediting our order as we had another event to attend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Joined two friends for a belated birthday splash. Sat in the booth I usually get; service
as usual very efficient, friendly, unobtrusive.

Two minestrone soups and beet salads; I had the portobello mushroom sandwich.

Enjoyed food and our conversations...

check it out...

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went for lunch on Sunday. Site online showed "lunch" and "brunch" menus. Only brunch was available, very limited options. Quality was standard - while prices were standard+. They did not meet our expectations.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Felt more like a diner than an Italian restaurant. Although the service was terrific, the menu was limited at best...with only two pasta options in total. The focaccia bread was bland, and minestrone and pizza just okay. Gnats were swarming around the entirety of my meal. But again staff terrific...though I would not go again.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best service, Paco was an excellent waiter!! Polite and funny!

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The restaurant was wonderful, and the service was great

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was not great. My gnocchi was like paste. The room feels more like a deli than a fine dining establishment.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Overall ok due to my lasanga being served cold and waiter not stopping to check in - so much promise not fulfilled

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We chose the restaurant because we had friends who required Gluten free pasta. All the pasta we ordered was excellent. We would dine here again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had the fig pizza and Caesar salad for lunch. Both were very good. Quiet location after shopping in Union Square.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was ok. Very overpriced for what the food was. I could have had a really nice meal for how expensive this was, but I guess this is now standard for San Francisco. The food was mediocre and the ambiance was ok. I would not go again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was excellent except we had a bar menu spegetthti and meatballs to go and there was a little sauce and the noodles were chopped in 2 inch pieces?
It looked like leftovers?

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good all around

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