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SPQR, San Francisco, CA
SPQR, San Francisco, CA
SPQR, San Francisco, CA
SPQR, San Francisco, CA
SPQR, San Francisco, CA

SPQR

4.4
4.4
3208 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are offering dine in reservations, takeaway and delivery service. For reservations, please visit our website spqrsf.com.

Call for pickup: (415) 771-7779
Email inquiries: info@spqrsf.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 771-7779
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Accarrino
  • Private party facilities
    With our limited size SPQR doesn't have a private room but does offer large group dining for groups of 6 to 15 guests with a 3-4 course created by Chef Matthew Accarrino. We also are available for Lunch and Dinner buyouts for groups up to 33 guests where we will provide a spectacular experience from start to finish. If you wish to book any of these please email info@spqrsf.com
  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Heights
  • Cross street
    Between Bush & Pine
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Muni 22 Fillmore, 3 Jackson, 38 Geary & 1 California.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,208 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 1.7Value

NoiseModerate

3,208 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came here for our first anniversary and this is my third time here and the service is always amazing and the food is even better!!! We have the most amazing food every dish was perfect! Can’t wait to come back again and again!!

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  2. AnzhelikaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good and tasty Interior is romantic I recommend it

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  3. wirelessbluedog

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food; We had the octopus and the sformato appetizers, the abalone, mezzaluna, canadeleri, and sea urchin pastas, and the pork chop. Everything was superb and flavors were amazing. The sformato, canadeleri, and pork chop were particular favorites. Great service with extremely knowledgeable waiter. Definitely worth a visit

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  4. KaliforniaKajun

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delightful dinner at SPQR. The food was really good and very creative and we thought the service was incredible. Too often, we've been turned off by smug or meh treatment and I feel at this level service is equal if not more important than the food. It's so nice to be greeted by the host and having him be concerned that our table isn't ready and provided complimentary prosecco! He was so on top of it and proactively dealt with it. We had no complaints. We ended up seated, by accident, next to friends we had not seen in a while. The pasta selections were magical. We tried the sea urchin dish, the bolognese special and the raviolo. Wine pairings were excellent. The space is small, but we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. I hope to go back soon.

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  5. DavidS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very disappointing. The pastas were underwhelming and surprisingly unimaginative. Haven’t been to SPQR in a few years but used to love it. The kitchen need a refresher. Wine list and service were great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch with tasting menu made available. Full portions were quite large. Lovely environment.

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  7. time

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and super tight wine list. More on the expensive side.

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  8. BertE

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    While to taste of the food was outstanding, our pasta dishes where cold. We have dined here several times and this is the second time we experienced cold dishes. Unfortunately we were attending a performance and thus where short on time, or we would have sent the food back to the kitchen. Service was also rather slow.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Excepté l’entrée octopus, les plats étaient peu assaisonnés les pâtes trop cuites et aucune harmonie ni générosité dans les plats La salade avec beaucoup trop de pommes et des dates ne fonctionne pas du tout Les gniocchi pas bons du tout Les lasagnes aux champignons étaient trop sucrées Les pâtes aux brocolis étaient fades avec beaucoup trop de brocolis La carte des vins faible et trop chère Je comprends pas du tout l’étoile Michelin et l’engouement pour ce restaurant

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  10. AlexaV

    Portland

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was overpriced. Server rushed us

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around

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  12. KarenC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is incredible. Space is crowded and lively. One of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city

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  13. peter

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    love the room size, perfect hostess and server...our friends from Portland and my wife and I would have liked a more choice for lunch, same as you offer at dinner perhaps !! P.S. the version of your luncheon lasagna was interesting, but missed the mark for us

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Service and food was absolutely wonderful!

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  15. Abko

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The pasta tasting menu was fantastic. The portions are huge, so I ended up having to take the last course home.

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  16. AmyT

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Used to love SPQR for incredible pasta, quiet experience. Most recently: tables are an inch apart so your neighbor's conversation dominates. NO privacy. Sitting at bar is better. Food on recent visit nothing special, odd thin minimally flavored pasta dish, dry unintegrated veggie starter, expensive wine by the glass. Starter, pasta dish, 2 glasses wine = $113 + tip = $135. For one person! Disappointed. Nice efficient knowledgable servers.

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  17. LaurenG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful meal.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I waited for the waitress for 15 minutes, although the restaurant had only three customers. The tasting dishes were too large and accordingly prepared for a very long time, I spent two hours on a regular lunch. The only restaurant where I was charged $ 7 for boiling water in a cup.

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  19. KRS1

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible food and service!!! Our waiter came to our table maybe 3 times in the course of our meal! Food sooo awful and super expensive! Do not recommend...and no liquor license ...

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve wanted to go to SPQR for a long time. The food was delicious and the staff was on it. The spacing of the tables, however, is too close for comfort. It seemed like the diners on either side of us could hear our discussion as we could certainly hear theirs. I don’t expect to feel like I’m in a private room but the restaurant should respect that customers are going to socialize as well as eat. I only saw the front part of the restaurant so maybe the back is better. I ate every morsel on my plate but overall, I couldn’t wait to leave.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Small table shoved in a corner, way overpriced for the location, service and food.

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  22. AutumnB

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful. Perfectly thoughtful plates, attentive and respectful service, and the best playlist for a fun and relaxing evening. Would recommend to anyone looking for a really good meal in an unpretentious yet elevated atmosphere.

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  23. DanaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I've ever had in my life. I can't wait to go back!

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  24. GarthK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SPQR has been one of my favorite places in SF for a long time. The ambiance is intimate and the noise level is low enough that you can actually have a conversation. The wine list is extensive, so I always just ask for a recommendation. This last time, the server brought out a beautiful Barbaresco, and he happened to have worked at that vineyard and helped make an earlier vintage. The food is fantastic, especially the pastas. Personally, I like to order a few antipasti and a couple of pasta dishes, but if a secondi looks especially good then I'd go for it. I don't have a sweet tooth, but this is one place where I'll get dessert, and I'd highly recommend getting whatever wine they have paired with it. This last time, it was a spiced dessert wine with a toasted bready Italian cake that was absolutely perfect. SPQR reminds me of a place you'd find in New York: great food, great wine, great service, great atmosphere, and no silly trendy stuff. I love this place.

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  25. HealthyFunFood

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - so delicicous! The pasta with truffles was unbelievable - full of flavor! Every bite was completely enjoyed. The entire evening was delightful. Service was terrific. All in all a great experience.

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  26. JonC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been awhile since I’d been to the restaurant and was happy to go back. The food did not disappoint and was excellent as always. Service was a little awkward right at the start — perhaps the waiter was having an off night when asked about a specific wine selection. That gave me a little worry at the outset for how the remainder of the meal might go, but it sorted itself and the recommendation was quite good, so just a minor kerfuffle in all. There’s a casual ease to the restaurant in that it delivers great food, but doesn’t have a pretentious or precious approach. Definitely adding it back into my repertory.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pastas are delicious! They use seasonal fruits and veggies. Service is so friendly. Ambiance is calm and inviting.

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  28. Aslure

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My girlfriend’s dish had a piece of crab shell. Was not overall pleased with the dish, was expecting to be blown away with risotto. They did have a great A5 wagyu appetizer!

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  29. Foodlover

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. The food. The wine. The ambience. The music. The service the service the service. They make you feel simultaneously comfortable and special. One of my favorite places, if not my favorite, in SF

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  30. AlisonM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food in cozy neighborhood spot. Very hospitable service

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  31. Endperle

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5/5 Gorgeous experience.

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  32. BernalDad

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken liver mousse with Quince Marmellata was succulent. The bucatini with bleu cheese was rich and satisfying. The pecan pie dessert was a nice way to finish off the evening. We had a lovely bottle of wine from Verduno in Piedmont. Our server was polite and attentive. While I had not been to SPQR before, I will certainly be back.

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  33. LarsS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Living mostly in Europe and following Guide Michelin guidance frequently. Eating at Guide Michelin star or Bib Gourmand restaurants several times a week, it surprises me that SPQR got one star. Mediocre at best.

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  34. Anuraag

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation toward the end of the night. Ordered 4 courses between three of us. Antipasti courses came out right away and were excellent. Not too long afterward, waiter brought out new plates and silverware and we assumed the pasta dishes would soon follow. At that point almost 40 minutes went by without the food coming out or the waiter checking in on us. It finally came out via another server and a brief apology, but the dishes were definitely lukewarm. They brought us dessert on the house but overall it was a poor experience, especially for my mom who was visiting.

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  35. Italian

    Minneapolis

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SPQR did not disappoint! The food was fabulous, as was the service! Nani was our waitress, and was great. She gave us wonderful recommendations, on both wine and food. Would highly recommend, and will definitely dine there again.

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  36. DougieFresh

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, smart and welcoming service!!! Loved my dining experience at SPQR!!!

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  37. MarkR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great appetizers, fresh mozzarella with mushrooms and zucchini with prosciutto Cocoa pasta with veal chunks and roasted broccoli and gnocchi were the main course dishes. Both tasty Attentive waiter.

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  38. Jasper

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Heavenly evening, just like the earlier two times I have been here——for a gluten-free person like me, the real potato gnocchi is perfection—--this time with a Dungeness crab sauce that was out of this world.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow and restaurant was cold. Food was good, but portions were small and overpriced. Not worth the money IMO.

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  40. BootsW

    San Francisco

    218 reviews

    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars here for a good reason: it's an outstanding experience.

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FAQs

SPQR offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 771-7779.

SPQR is rated 4.4 stars by 3208 OpenTable diners.

SPQR does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for SPQR

1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Bush & Pine
  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Muni 22 Fillmore, 3 Jackson, 38 Geary & 1 California.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matthew Accarrino
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 771-7779
  • Private party facilities
    With our limited size SPQR doesn't have a private room but does offer large group dining for groups of 6 to 15 guests with a 3-4 course created by Chef Matthew Accarrino. We also are available for Lunch and Dinner buyouts for groups up to 33 guests where we will provide a spectacular experience from start to finish. If you wish to book any of these please email info@spqrsf.com
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