Crowded, average food. Salty.
Pricey, but great for a special occasion/date night.
Small dishes, you may leave the place hungry.
Incredible, creative food. Highly recommend!
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.
Packed, server was nice but had a ton of tables to look after. Foot was great but super salty.
They were able to seat us early. Good wine, delicious pasta. Will be coming back again soon.
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.
Unusual, creative, delicious food. Stuff one won’t find at other places. Worth every penny for its somewhat pricey menu.
Mathew the Chef is absolutely great and is always accommodating in every way! One of my favorite places in SF!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.