Ristorante Il Porcino - Fremont

4.9
203 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are a small cozy family restaurant. we have excellent Italian food; Pasta, daily fresh fish, meat dishes, spaghetti meatball, lobster ravioli, Cioppino and veal, chicken dishes, and more.
For the full menu please see http://www.ristoranteilporcino.net/dinner-menu.html
We are closed for Lunch because of COVID 19
We are open to taking out and patio seating from Tuesday to Sunday
Make your reservation for the patio
from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm


What 203 people are saying
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FrancieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Very relaxed venue. We did not feel rushed. Spent 3 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food. Sat outdoors in the beautiful weather.

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lindal
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Porcino is an excellent place for quiet dinner for two or for a group dinner. The wine selection is great and the service is wonderful. Awesome food too! We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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Ginger
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service. My second visit there; plan to go back.

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vipSherryV
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!

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vipHaroldK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Il Porcino is and has been a favorite of our family for several years. The Branzino fish special was great . Highly recommended

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vipRussH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our date night place to go......always great service (Matt and Anisa) and we have the branzino almost every single time. White fish which is tender and healthy. Past few months we ate outside where they have set up[ a tent and heaters......making do in these crazy times.

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DianaH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very well prepared and tasty. Service was in a heated tent in the parking lot.

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vipRussH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Regular customer and always satisfied with food and service. Due to COVID there is only outdoor dining so it is a little chilly but they have heaters now so doing the best they can. Branzino (fish) is ALWAYS great and cioppino is delicious too. Anisa (owner's daughter) is always friendly and attentive when we are served by her!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Covid precautions, exquisite food and service. We are now making monthly reservations. Absolutely delicious food!

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vipRussH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Matt (owner) is always engaging and friendly when we eat there. The food and service is always great. It is tough in these times and eating outdoors isn't the best but they are making the best of it. We are loyal customers and look forward to eating there again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but some appetizer and most of the main course dishes came out hot and others were literally cold.

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vipFremontCA
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to get back to the restaurant again, even if it is outside in the breezy parking lot! Food is great as usual.

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YasamanD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is good but the outdoor seating needs to improve.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Nice neighborhood Italian restaurant. Quality home cooked meal.

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vipChristina
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Due to COVID, we were the only customers eating outside so service was excellent. So was the food. Can't wait to see more people here in the future.

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vipMarilynW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant did a great job with COVID safety measures: temperature check, socially distant outdoor tables , menus under plastic tablecloths, staff wearing masks & gloves, customers wearing masks except when eating and drinking. Excellent service and delicious food. We enjoyed ourselves on our very first meal eating out since Shelter in Place started and we will go back soon!

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vipsliderwally
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very good dinner on the patio.

Staff was amazing.

We had melon appetizer - quite refreshing on a summer day.
We had pasta for dinner.
All were expertly prepared.
Food was amazing.

We very much enjoyed our dinner,

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MinhN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service as always. Thank you for taking the extra steps to ensure our safety!

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Joanie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food and service. I will be returning!

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NicholasM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I have been going to Il Porcino ever since Matt closed his satellite restaurant at the Fremont Hub some years ago. One of our favorites restaurants, if not the favorite. We actually introduced some of our friends to the place, they are lifelong Fremont residents and had never been aware of it, and they loved it as well.

Some people may be put off by Matt's seeming gruffness, but he has a heart of gold underneath that tough exterior and can be very charming, and the food is by and large excellent, I have never had anything that I disliked there and that is saying something! I grew up in the Philly area and ate a lot of Italian food growing up and as an adult (I look forward to my visits back there!), and Il Porcino could successfully compete with pretty much any such Philly restaurant. We look forward to more trips to enjoy the cuisine and the ambiance!

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MargueriteM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice wait staff. enjoyed the special red snapper.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service.

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MikeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We showed up a few minute before our reservation and were promptly seated. Our waiter was very pleasant and we enjoyed our food very much.

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EleanorZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went with a party of five. We were greeted and welcomed. The Service person was attentive and the food was GREAT!

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AvikS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The restaurant could not manage the rush during Valentine's day and we're backlogged in their seating the reservations. On am average folks with reservation were waiting for 1 hour behind their reservation time. This may be an one off but can be taken into consideration in the future

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MB66
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had a reservation for 8pm but did not get seated until 9:15. Other people who had reservation at 9 and 8:30 got seated before us and it looked like the host was seating guests Randomly. The main dishes were good but the salad was cold and so was the bread. The host did not apologize for the late seating.

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JenniferK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service were everything I could have hoped for. The reason I marked down was because of the reservation process and how reservations were handled on what I can only assume is a known busy day.

Specifically, this is a very, very small venue. The process to secure a table online involved putting down a credit card and the time slot was secured. However, when I arrived for the reservation a few minutes before my reservation time, I found out they were still attempting to seat people with reservations from an hour and a half earlier. That meant that we had to stand outside in the cold for another hour and a half with a whole bunch of other people in a similar predicament before we were seated. Just as we were about to give up, we observed people who arrived much later with later reservation times, being seated immediately. When I went in to inquire what happened to our reservation, because I complained, we were seated.

The food was really delicious, the ambiance was sweet and the restaurant has potential of being a favorite place, however I will never trust another holiday or important event to their reservation service. I have to believe they purposely overbooked the night and allowed for reservations far exceeding a traditional 10% buffer and that seems really selfish and wrong to leave so many patrons stuck on such a busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was way overbooked. We ate somewhere else

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JeffS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! We were there for Valentine's day and they had added a couple of extra tables so it seemed a little tighter and slightly noisier than normal, but it was still a very comfortable space and great food!

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LeonardL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine's Day evening seemed to overwhelm the staff and kitchen but staff remained friendly and responsive. Noise level rose quickly after our early arrival. A huge crowd was waiting outside when we left following our dinner. Our meals were good, including crab cakes appetizers. We were pleased with our meals and spumoni for desert. We plan to return.

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JanetC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant for years. We love the food and service. This is our favorite place to celebrate something. Authentic Italian food that is delicious.

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HaraldS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here on Friday for Valentine's day. They had rearranged the restaurant for maximum seating capacity. And it was completely full. Despite of that, the service was good and the food as usual excellent. We come here often for "no occasion". We always enjoy it a lot.

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vipExcellent
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent dinner experience-food & service.
Will go back when in the area.

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Puli
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good, especially, the dedicated Vegetarian menu and the large selection of wine, different from most other Italian restaurants. At the end they ran out of Cannoli when we ordered desert. Other than that very good though a bit on the pricier side for Fremont standards

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vipPatR
San Francisco
187 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was okay, calamari was too crispy and rubbery. My scallopini porcini didn’t go well with the Mariana sauce. Two other veal dishes and chicken were good

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Ginger
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, outstanding service. Will recommend to everyone.

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FelipeG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great meal. Great time. Thank you Il Porcino!!

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Nita
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, always have a great meal here. Will be back.

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You can order delivery directly from Ristorante Il Porcino - Fremont using the Order Online button. Ristorante Il Porcino - Fremont also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ristorante Il Porcino - Fremont also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 791-7383.

Ristorante Il Porcino - Fremont is rated 4.9 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.