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Vico Cavone, San Francisco, CA

Vico Cavone

4.4
4.4
159 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Vico Cavone offers an authentic Neapolitan dining experience, the only one of its kind in San Francisco. With each visit, guests are transported to the warm city streets of Napoli. Our menu features traditional Neapolitan home-cooked “street” dishes inspired by family recipes and using house-made pasta, as well as an interesting selection of imported and domestic beer, a large wine selection and unique craft cocktails. Located in the diverse and vibrant Castro District, Vico Cavone is a comfortable everyday hangout for our LGBTQ family and its allies. Our mission is to offer the warmth, the hospitality and the comfort of a local Neapolitan establishment, and to run our business with honesty, compassion and a commitment to the community. Come join us!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 226-7800

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

Experiences

  • The Queens' Brunch - Holiday 2022 Edition

    Dec 4, 2022 only
    The Castro's biggest monthly event is scheduled next for December 4. THE QUEENS' BRUNCH: local and celebrity Drag Queens serving legendary performances for our guests. Bottomless mimosa specials, brunch menu featuring filosci and saltimbocca...and of course, our true Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas. Tables fill up fast, so make your reservations early. Parklet seating is HIGHLY recommended (not only by us but by our many happy guests who have joined in the fun previously).

Offers

  • Tueswine Tuesday's

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Come explore our broad and diverse selection of bottled Italian wines...ALL AT HALF PRICE! We are pleased to offer our entire list of bottled wines all day, every Tuesday so that you can feel free to try something new. And nothing goes better with a delicious bottle of Aglianico than a true Neapolitan San Daniele pizza...made with only the freshest ingredients and baked in our wood burning pizza oven.
  • The Happy Monday's

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    What's better than Happy Hour in the afternoon? Happy Hour ALL DAY LONG! Every Monday, all pizzas are 20% off PLUS we're happy to offer our weekly Happy Hour drink menu ALL DAY: APEROL SPRITZ $10 + House Wines by the glass $8 + Well Cocktails $9 + Vico's Specialty Cocktails $10. Come start your week the Very Vico way!
  • Gift Card Give-a-Wednesday's

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Every Wednesday, purchase $100 or more in food and beverages, and receive a $25 Vico Gift Card which you can use on your next visit. Share the Vico experience with your friends and family...or maybe keep it for yourself...it's all your choice...and it's all Very Vico.

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What 159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Francisco

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. b

    benvolio

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rigatoni with braised meat is amazing. Service is always good here. Staff and owner were very friendly.
  2. KL

    KerryL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff! Delicious food. I went for their Thanksgiving prix fixe menu and it was so tasty and so fun! Good wines too. All around great time.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Terrible pizza
  4. SF

    SFODiner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Olive Garden in the Castro. If the food were better, I might give it another try.
  5. i

    idhfood

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and friendly service especially from our main server Markie.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All dishes were good. Service was great!
  8. b

    benvolio

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience as always. Love this place.
  9. J

    Jimmy

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been to Vico Cavone a number of times. This time we decided to try the Pizza Fritta. Not a fan. The pizzas there are great! Especially the Margarita and spicy salami.pizzas. Meatballs are a good appetizer. Service was slow but we weren’t in a rush so not a problem. Cocktails very yummy. Especially the Espresso Martini that we had for dessert! Will be back but will stick with the pizza!
  10. TS

    TristenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place and the owner is AMAZING. A must experience place.
  11. JF

    JohnF

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall our experience was okay. Service was okay, I ordered a pizza which was only sliced down the middle, I had to send it back to be sliced so we could share it and it wasn't hot. My friend ordered a pasta dish, the pasta was way over cooked and there was more onion than meat in the dish. Our server not once came back to our table to ask how everything was and it really wasn't crowded so he should have.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful good with excellent service. Always enjoy myself here.
  13. JH

    JamesH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The welcoming hostess greeted us kindly and quickly showed us to our table. Alessandro was our server. He has good energy, is friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our meal. The back area was lively and full, the front area had seats available, outdoor seating was full. Do not assume they are not busy if you walk by.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was fine thought nothing really blew us away.
  15. DC

    DanC

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, very helpful service. The menu is interesting and Neapolitan. Try the pizzas. The other dishes we had were adequate but not flavorful enough.
  16. SF

    SFDiner

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excited to have tried this new restaurant in the Castro. We were a group of 7 for dinner, seated in the spacious back room. Everyone in the party was thoroughly happy with their dishes. We mostly got pizzas (which were big), but the salmon was also ordered. Service was attentive. We look forward to going back to try out their brunch.
  17. E

    Etnaboy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish scored. We decided to go vegetarian and would never have missed the meat. Everything was yummy and filling. Saved us a visit to Naples. Everything is right here in the neighborhood. We sat outside to avoid germs. Their parklet space is nice and cozy.
  18. C

    Coleman

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Lovely spot with charming service on a late summers evening al fresco. The food however is just so-so if they can up the cuisine game to a higher level it will be golden...
  19. K

    Kevin

    Austria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Definitely the best Italian I've had in the Castro, and very possibly the best I've had in San Francisco! Our server was great, the staff was incredibly attentive, and the atmosphere was spectaular! We'll definitely be coming back frequently!
  20. r

    rambosf

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Second time I've been here and they still have a problem with service. I was there months ago and it took 2.5 hours to eat. Not quite as bad last night, but still an issue. I'm not blaming our server for the issue. It seems to be a kitchen problem. The food was good, but the food came out at different times. We would have probably ordered more drinks and a dessert, but we didn't want to sit there any longer. The food was good enough to get me to go back, but I'll give him another 6 to 9 months to get their act together with service.
  21. r

    rgb123456

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    NOT ASCRWDED AS LAST TIME................................................................................................................................................................................
  22. m

    mercules

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great, the bread is a dream, Alessandro the owner is a great host. I am working my way through the menu, visit by visit, and last night I tried the bechamel lasagna broccoli rabe and sausage. Magnificent with the Primavera salad. Heaven.
  23. KS

    KinSF

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner at Vico Cavone. The arancini and the meatballs were tasty and tender. The pizzas we had were outstanding ! In particular, the pizza with mortadella and pistachios was amazingly good !! We are looking forward to going back !
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Wonderful place, great food, great service.
  25. EB

    EBdining

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Nice neighborhood eatery. Solid food and drinks. Not pretentious
  26. JD

    JDub

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here all the time to eat in the parklet with friends. The cocktails & wine list are great. Go soon to have the sardine special while it is available. Stay late for an after dinner tea, coffee or digestive.
  27. M

    Melissa

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, per usual!
  28. CN

    CNS1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful people, good food, good wine and a very good value in a city full of insanely expensive restaurants. Great experience.
  29. M

    Michelino

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for a Saturday late lunch and had planned on ordering pasta from the lunch menu, but since it was the weekend, we could only order from the brunch menu, which was a little disappointing because pasta wasn't available. But the drinks and the food/paninni and the service were excellent and reasonable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food but way too noisy! You can barely hear what your friends are saying!
  31. e

    eb140

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Has to ask to turn down music. Server was somewhat attentive and does not know how to read a table. Pizza was 70% dough. Eggplant parm mushy and greasy. Could not finish. Bummed as usually they are much better.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food is quite mediocre. The service was ok but not very consistent or professional. There are much better restaurants around. It’s basic and the food was not presented well at all.
  33. b

    benvolio

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love this place. Good food. Good service. Good ambiance.
  34. ML

    MatthewL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prompt friendly service and hand made pizza's to die for.
  35. s

    sfeater

    San Francisco

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is a gem. There are many great Italian places in the city, but this one is a stand out. The pastas we tried were divine (one gnocchi and one with eggplant), the bruschetta was a cut above the rest and the table bread was home made , fresh and delightful with the olive oil that accompanied it. It also has the (almost obligatory) outdoor parklet option, which is very important to me. The servers were incredibly patient with the screaming banshee children at the next table (much more patient than I would have been). Thankfully, the "enfants terribles" left early in our meal, and we enjoyed a tranquil and delicious evening from that point on.
  36. KH

    KimH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were a group of 11 and they accommodated us and welcomed us with open arms! Alessandro was amazing! He told us stories about the recipes and described the dishes well. The drinks were PHENOMINAL - the best in our whole trip to San Fran. The Pear Martini and Aperol Spritz were the big hits of the night. The food was authentic and delicious. They brought out a flaming, delicious dessert for our birthday girl, which was so special. This place and the service was a highlight of our trip! Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Los camareros fueron muy amables ayudándonos a elegir la comida y el vino. La pizza estaba deliciosa pero la lasaña era pequeña y no estaba demasiado exquisita. Eché en falta alguna pasta al estilo carbonara o con alguna salsa a base de bechamel o huevo/nata.
  38. DJ

    DJLSFO

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Give it time….
  39. b

    baba99

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The staff and wait people could not of been nicer. We felt our service was excellent. Our main was a potato, sausage, and cheese pizza. It was excellent. We started with a Caprese salad that was very good. The portion sizes were adequate and both dishes were very tasty. I started with a mandarin orange martini which was good but had too much mandarin orange flavoring and became a bit sweet for me. I had a glass of Primativo with the pizza while the wine was rvery good it was a bit warm. It would’ve been much more refreshing if it were served as red wine should be at a cellar temperature.
  40. MG

    MarieGia

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The service was okay (friendly waiters), although food was delivered before the ordered glass of wine. The food was just okay....calamari only minimally crispy with a dull red sauce, arancini with a dull red sauce. mediocre pasta. The back room was quiet and the hanging laundry was a cute decorating touch. We heard the owners were from Rome, but having been to Rome many times, the food at Vico Cavone doesn't being to compare. It's nice to have a small local neighborhood spot, but the food here is disappointing.

FAQs

Vico Cavone is rated 4.4 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Vico Cavone

4248 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2410

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Diamond Street

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

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