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For 2
7:00 PM
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2897 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 2897 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, extremely knowledgeable server when choosing wine pairing with dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Too close for comfort in my opinion. Food was delicious, staff was friendly and professional. The seating was just too cramped for my taste. We were almost on top of our neighbors to either side. I understand it’s SF and some people like to be right next to other guests and hear their entire conversation and vice versa, but not me. Can’t blame the restaurant, I didn’t even read reviews beforehand. Those are just my thoughts.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Don't miss SPQR on a visit to San Francisco. The delicious food--from starter to dessert--will delight and surprise you, showing the high level of inventiveness and ingredients.

vipOpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I went here on the recommendation of a friend. We sat at the chefs table which was interesting and fun. We had a shrimp appetizer that was good. I had the Buccatini which was excellent. However my husband ordered the Waygu beef. It was grizzly and very fatty. He was unable to eat over half of it. For over 70 dollars for a piece of meat that was more than disappointing. We shared the panna cotta and while it was good it was heavy. Will not go back.

vipSage (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

food was tasteless, heavy, and boring. pasta was a bit over cooked. They seemed to be trying too hard to be different via putting together unusual combo of ingredients. But just made it complicated and fell flat. quite pricy for what you get. very disappointing.

GovnerBrit (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had dinner at the chef's counter as part of our valentine's day celebration. The food was phenomenal and the service was top notch.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the food and service during our visit.
Thank you.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We each picked an antipasti and either a primi or secondi, and it was the perfect amount of food. When the primi/secondis arrived, we thought it might not be enough -- because the cuts of meat or amount of scallops etc. appeared quite small. But the food was rich and complimented with delicious sides, so we were satisfied. The desserts were so-so, and since we were there to celebrate a birthday, that was quite disappointing. Just bland, dry chocolate cake...But overall, I would return -- for a special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Crowded, average food. Salty.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was amazing. Sat at the chef’s counter and got to watch the amazing kitchen at work turning out gorgeous and delicious masterpieces. The service was slow, barely saw our waitress, never had my water refilled, luckily my boyfriend didn’t finish his glass so I could drink the rest of his. Ordered a glass of wine when we first placed our food orders and I finished it before the main course (had appetizers and lots of waiting between courses) and I would have loved another glass, but our server never came back to check on us, except of course to drop off our bill at the end of the night...oh and to offer us coffee after we’d already finished our dessert...I would’ve loved it

vipdaniloplacer (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

vipAmesEats (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Incredible, creative food. Highly recommend!

JOEJ (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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 10, 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 10, 2018

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