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For 2
Sun, 2/18
7:00 PM
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Booked 45 times today


2888 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies (46)
  • Good for a Date (33)
  • Neighborhood Gem (32)
SPQR is a Northern California restaurant inspired by Italian cuisine and wine.

An acronym for Senatus Populesque Romanus, SPQR translates to “The People and Senate of Rome” and was the emblem of the Roman Empire.

We strive for a balance in offering the highest quality of food, wine and service we can for each guest’s experience in a relaxed, fun, and inviting atmosphere.

If you would like to dine at our Chef counter please mark your reservation. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions as we will try our best to accommodate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 771-7779
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Accarrino
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Cross street
Between Bush & Pine
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Public transit
Muni 22 Fillmore, 3 Jackson, 38 Geary & 1 California.
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Gift Card
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2888 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Crowded, average food. Salty.

daniloplacer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Pricey, but great for a special occasion/date night.
Small dishes, you may leave the place hungry.

vipAmesEats (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Incredible, creative food. Highly recommend!

1.0  Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I have eaten some appetizers and drunken at SPRQ . So we came back. We were very underwhelmed. We didn't send anything back because every dish was off. The roasted cabbage salad had crummy croutons and these salty mini fish sticks. None of the flavors melded. The brusheta special was a pile of stuff that you could not eat comfortably by hand or by knife and fork, plus it didn't have any flavor to speak of. The gnocchi we ordered was just plain weird. They were shaped like like alfalfa pellets you feed a rabbit, and there was a bunch of other stuff in there that we could not identify and just didn't taste well together. The ink spaghetti with octopus, didn't really have any octopus and used to much ink. It was difficult to eat. The only good thing we had were the oysters. Finally when someone orders a few appetizers, we don't want them brought all at once. I made it feel like a fast food joint.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Packed, server was nice but had a ton of tables to look after. Foot was great but super salty.

JB11 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

They were able to seat us early. Good wine, delicious pasta. Will be coming back again soon.

Toonces (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We saw SPQR reviewed on Check Please, Bay Area and were excited to try the homemade pastas. My husband I were not real thrilled with either pasta dish, he had the sweet potato gnocchi and I had the lamb ragu. The dishes seemed to have too many ingredients that did not go together well. We both had a first course and were disappoint with those, as well. I had a deconstructed Caesar salad with charred cabbage, kale and 6-minute egg. The cabbage was cold, but the kale was room temperature and that just didn't taste right. The 6-minute egg was cooked well, but it was cold as well.
The staff were helpful, but not real friendly. We live in Oakland, and there are so many fantastic restaurants there, we would not drive back to the city and pay those prices for that food. Sorry, we so much wanted to enjoy our time.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Unusual, creative, delicious food. Stuff one won’t find at other places. Worth every penny for its somewhat pricey menu.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Mathew the Chef is absolutely great and is always accommodating in every way! One of my favorite places in SF!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good food. Even on a weeknight this place was packed to capacity. It’s very noisy and the tables are practically on top of each other. The wine list is extensive and when we asked the waiter for some help he didn’t really have much to offer. Dessert was the highlight of the meal.

LittleDaniel (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

A truly amazing meal. All the food was on point, the server was helpful in guiding us through the menu and we were spoiled by attention from the manager and the owner.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Get pasta meal (5 pasta courses) with wine pairing - great value, if you like unusual, out of the ordinary food. We just had it, all 5 were good, and 2 of them really amazing. That is available onlyvTue, Wed and Thu, and it's best to seat at the counter in front of the kitchen.

vipxxxxxx (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Compare to 2015 the wine list has declined markedly and the pastas-while still inventive- seem to be a little too edgy and not as good.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Was supposed to go with my mom but I booked the wrong date so my friend came with me instead. Since my mom wasn’t there I paid the bill and was very happy with how reasonable the price was for such an unbelievable and delicious meal. Very generously poured glass of wine! I will be rebooking for the weekend that my mom actually does visit so she can enjoy!

Mikieats (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Even though it was my birthday (I've had many), and we knew the noise level would make it hard for this old man to hear his wife across the table, we booked. It was loud when we sat down and through part of the meal. But ah, the pasta with truffle was superb, the Braida wines complemented our dishes. Our waitress was polite, informative, and missed nothing. If it weren't so far away from Sacramento, we'd eat there more often.