Puccini & Pinetti

4.1
2165 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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service wasn't anything special. Waitress must have had a shift change during our meal-never saw her after placing our order. Food was decent; warm spinach salad was the highlight. Everything seemed appropriately priced except for the steak-they marked that up considerably and although I ordered it rare, it was medium-rare to medium.

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TP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine, the food, the service....this place is the most underrated restaurant on yelp Ive ever been to....FANTASTIC. The staff is AMAZING, GO!

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J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at this restaurant 4 times after attending a play or musical, and each occassion was a pleasurable experience. We had our usual frito misto to start, and spaghetti with meatballs entree. For dessert, we enjoyed (inhale) the tiramisu and a latte for me. They make the best lattes i have ever tasted. I am sure we will go again and again.

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L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My granddaughter’s 18th Birthday and we have a tradition of lunch and shopping in SF. She loved the restaurant and Cole to Union Square for shopping. Perfect and loved the food

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GS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Italian food in San Francisco is a multiple choice decision. We really enjoyed or meal and experience. Try it

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MM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised by this spot which based on its location, i presumed catered more to tourists than locals. Very good fried calamari, (happy hour price is fantastic!) and mussels. Margaritas and mojitos were on point (again, great happy hour prices). One of us had short ribs, which was one of the most tender and well cooked versions I've had in a long while. I didn't try the other dishes my friends had, but everyone was happy. Relaxed atmosphere, and attentive servers. Would recommend for anytime, especially for a pre-theater spot or happy hour.

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J
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We both had their thin crust pizza. Crust was similar to flatbread. Noise level low and service was great.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Puccini & Pinetti had a nice atmosphere and even nicer food. Everything was good, presented well, and tasty. For my taste, there was too much dressing on the Caesar salad, but that didn't stop me enjoying it.

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MK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Tasty food. Front hostess was kind of impatient and rushing to seat us any where even I indicated at my reservation no high top. We had to wait for a booth

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K
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

This used to be a very good restaurant, but service has gone downhill. They totally messed up a simple candle in a dessert to celebrate a birthday. I won't be coming back.

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LL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service great. Food delicious.

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BG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

An adequate but very limited wine list and, oddly enough for an Italian restaurant, almost no Italian wines.

The risotto was excellent.

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RR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Four of us dined. The Beginings were very good. Portions were generous. Bruschetti was tasty, the Friotto Misto was nicely fryed and tasty. The Main courses were a mixed bag, the Frutti DiMare and Chicken Marsala were both very ordinary and lacked enough interest in the flavors. The Risotto Primavera on the other hand turned out very nicely. The Creme Brulee was good. We had glasses of red wine, Cabernet I think, and it was a nice vintage.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hair in multiple dishes. Atrocious

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PL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Party of 5. Great atmosphere. Great food. Close to bart and shopping. Great wait staff...we will be back!

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K
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

No I would no recommend this place. Restaurant is fine, waiter is good, but the food is boring and the price is way too much. The only thing I liked was the house wine and the shaved steak appetizer was only ok. My seafood pasta was boring, not a lot of flavor, the sauce was not special in any way, the pasta was itself taste like store boxed pasta. My husband's spaghetti was boring, he was hungry and he couldn't even finish his food. For $100 bill for two meal, an appetizer and a glass of wine, it shouldn't taste like something from Noodles and Company. I would have gladly gone to Noodles and Company for fast food pasta if I have known this place was going to taste like it. This restaurant was one of the few places that was not busy so we ended up here because we didn't feel like waiting an hour at other places, thinking about it we should of just waited in line at other places or should of gone to a fast food place.

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PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
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
63 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
79 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
6 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
14 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
8 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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OT
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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OT
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
123 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
55 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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