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About SPQR

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.

1911 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between Bush & Pine

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 771-7779

Website:
http://www.spqrsf.com/

Public Transit:
Muni 22 Fillmore, 3 Jackson, 38 Geary & 1 California.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Accarrino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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SPQR Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (38)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Good for a Date (33)
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Neighborhood Gem (29)
Special Occasion (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Cozy (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (11)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

The food here is really an experience. The flavor combinations are unique and work wonderfully in your mouth. The sommelier Sam will make excellent suggestions for wine so trust him to do so. The service is personal and impeccable. It's worth every penny! Treat yourselves to a special experience

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

We loved it here!! The ambiance is lovely, it’s romantic and inviting. Most Of our dishes were truly special! Only surprise was the risotto, it was a little bland. We will definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately our last experience did not live up to past ones. We felt rushed through our meal and the food was not at the same level as it has been.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

It’s just OK, no wow factor.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food churned out by a remarkably small kitchen. Super tasty wines to go with the food as well.

Great service and prompt staff help.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent and interesting dishes - went for friend’s bday - he was very happy and content!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Everything was wonderful! David was so knowledgeable and great with suggestions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our waitress was a gem and the food was outstanding. Recommend the bucatini and burrata.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was our anniversary and our server very sweetly brought us a complimentary glass of champagne on our arrival -- a really thoughtful gesture! Thank you :)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Just love this cozy place. Each dish was an outstanding mix of flavors. Truly a special dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were disappointed with the attempt the restaurant is trying to make with the food. It’s as if they are trying to get a Michelin star by overdoing it with the ingredients. The quality of the ingredients was very good but they just didn’t go together. It used to be a simple and delicious neighborhood restaurant , now it’s overpriced and trying too hard.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Friendly service. Delicious home-made pastas with creative sauces. This was the nest pasta we have ever eaten. Anything with pork also delicious. A mistake was made bringing a wrong appetizer, and we were allowed to keep it complimentary. We knew nothing about the Italian wines, and the waiter was so helpful in a way that did not make us feel ignorant. This is a gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious! Excellent service, excellent creative food, all Italian wine list with lots of gems. Love it for Saturday lunch as it seems much easier to get a table. A bit on the pricey side, but my fault for ordering expensive wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was well prepared and tasted great. I would have preferred it if there was at least one more conventional pasta dish like a meat ragu sauce, there was a ragu sauce on the menu bloodnudlen but it was a little too adventurous for my taste,

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were seated more than 30 mins past reservation time. No one ever reached out to let us know so we had given up our seat at a bar close by. Went next door to florio and tried to gather there. Would have been very appreciated if the restaurant had let us know b/c we would have stay put where we were all able to sit together. Then left at the table for 15-20 mins before any attention. Ordered a wine we had to send back it was so badly corked. Then took staff 20+ mins to find the next bottles we ordered that was recommended by server. Finally we ordered. First food to hit the table was not meant for us. Then got food and it was “meh”. In SF there is such amazing food that we are spoiled for sure but we expected much more. We enjoyed ourselves because we were with friends and are fun, chill people. But dinner went way later then we had intended/ told the sitter so that was just annoying to get home late and keep our sitter up later than she would have liked. Do not intend to return which is sad because I have great dinners there in the past. Just felt very sloppy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a reservation at 7:30 and had to wait 45 minutes to be seated at our table. We didn’t order food until 8:40pm so an hour and ten minutes after our reservation. I heard great things about the restaurant before going and expected a more efficient, well run restaurant.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food, lovely attentive but unobtrusive staff. Beautiful homemade pasta. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the SF. I prefer to eat at the chef counter to watch in amazement and sample the wine

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Spent a very memorable and enjoyable evening with great food, wine and company. I’m very impressed with the sommelier’s knowledge and quality of service without any pretentiousness. She was very warm and friendly. The same kudos goes to our server. There was something amiss with one of our plates and she took care of it without a fuss. I’m a big fan now! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great, and the place was nice and quiet during the lunch hour on a Saturday, so that was a real plus for all of us.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Price was too much for the food quality but it was nice generally.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is over rated from yelp and some of the special plates are too expensive. For example white truffle raviolini (goat cheese inside) is 80$. But other main course are ok. I have to think twice if i have to come back here again

Presentation: very well plate decoration

Service: excellent service

Ambience: nice, fit for everyday dinner or date. Not for children

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pastas are superb but the kitchen dishes them out somewhat erratically. The pork bun special was disappointing , on top of requiring a lot of time to prepare. The super star of the evening was Brandon Nadim Howell-De Jesus, a maitre / hybrid sommelier that made excellent wine choices for us, was knowledgeable and talkative and kept an eye on the wandering waiters delivering plates to the wrong guest. Wine list was quite interesting but difficult to read because of the small fonts.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Made reservations through open table, showed up on time, had to wait 10-15 mins for a table to open and be cleared to be able to sit. Same as anyone without a reservation, so it was pointless to use open table in this instance.
The service and food were phenomenal, we had a wonderful time from that point on. Tasty high quality food, not cheap. Big praise to the chef and server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Walked in - tables are so close that you may as well be eating with the next door table - terrible way to increase profits for such a popular restaurant - lights so dim that people were using their torches to look at menu. Food was good- at times , too many flavours and fussy. Terrible experience for dining out at an expensive restaurant - pack them in - maximise your profit margins- who cares about the diner - they will still keep pouring in - not us! Dining out is an experience that includes food - not this cattle herding, pack them in as sardines restaurant

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were seated right away and when asked what kind of water we wanted, we ordered sparkling water. All the servers were busily serving dishes - after about 10minutes, we finally got the attention of a server to ask where our water was. They said they were having trouble with their machine. Nice to know, but they could have been more pro active and told us.

We saw this restaurant on check please. It looked really good on check please. Don’t misunderstand, The food was good - just not great. And, after our meal when we looked at the dessert menu, we were told the dish we were interested in would take 20 additional minutes. I noticed that the server at the table next to us had mentioned to the other table that if they wanted a particular dessert, it would take additional time, so she asked if they wanted to choose now so they could get it started (even though they were not done with their entrees). We were not granted the same service. So I would say the service is less than stellar as some people get better service than others.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The best pasta I've ever had. Amazing place!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food but 32 dollars for pasta is a bit much. Called to tell the restaurant we were stuck in traffic but just goes straight to voicemail.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing personalized experience. Entire staff treated us so nicely for my girlfriend’s birthday. They made it so memorable.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was great, one of the best deserts I’ve ever had!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

very creative menu..prepare to be challenged in making selections .excellent service ..for visitors to SF, should be on your top 5 list.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Another lovely dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a nice anniversary date at SPQR, with good wine and service, however the price point for the quality of the food is why I give this a 2* value overall. It was a good meal, but not outstanding and should be priced about 20% lower for the quality:cost.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I continue to wonder why SPQR makes the "best of" lists all the time. Each time I have dined there it has been uninspiring and this last time is no exception.
They were out of the only vegetarian, non-pasta dish on the menu. The service was lacking as it took over 2 hours to complete a 2-course brunch. Portions were tiny and the bill was over $150 with no alcohol, for brunch. Not impressed. Would not recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointing. Very small restaurant. Very cramped with no privacy at all. Food ok - not awesome. Small portions. Not worth the hype.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A fantastic evening from start to dessert! Thank you!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Table to close to each other. Hard to hear each other talk. Specials that night were good but my date didn’t care for it. I should have done the tasting menu. It looked better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food Quality and presentation out of this world.
Service was also expectional.

Well done

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

SPQR is pricey for sure, but definitely worth it! Pastas were AMAZING.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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