Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar

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$31 to $50
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Zingari is a Ristorante with rustic Italian soul food around house-made pastas and roasted or grilled meats and fish. With a classic aperitivo bar and live jazz everyday, Zingari is a warm, lively place to sip your Negroni and dine on Pappardelle and Ossobuco. Our Ristorante is a place for you to restore and feel at home with your guests. With three distinct, contemporary Italianate dining parlors, Zingari is truly a unique event space for the most discerning guests and one of the best restaurants for private dining in San Francisco.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Our Ristorante is home to your family and friends on this day of thanks, offering a three-course tasting menù for $85 per person. A children's menu, gluten-free and vegan selections are available. ​​A credit card is required to hold all reservations. We look forward to serving you.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

​Our Ristorante is home to your family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, offering a three-course menù prezzo fisso for $85 per person. A children's menu, gluten-free and vegan selections are available. ​​Credit card required to hold all reservations. We look forward to serving you.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

​Our Ristorante is home to your family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, offering a three-course tasting menu for $85 per person. A children's menu, gluten-free and vegan selections are available. Credit card required to hold all reservations. We look forward to serving you.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Indulge in flavor, fashion and fun with a New Year's Eve Dinner Party, featuring a four-course tasting menù and champagne upon arrival for $125.00. A children's menu, gluten-free and vegan selections are available. ​​Live jazz will begin at 9:00 pm. Credit card required to hold all reservations.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1802 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food quality was ok. Dessert was 1/2 portion.

JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service food and music. Great night out. I recommend the fig crostini and butternut squash kale risotto.

K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with a friend here. The service staff was funny, pleasant, and really gave some great recommendations for food to order. Thank you!

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Expensive italian. Service poor, take forever to complete main entree for the table and charged 20% service directly

LA
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived in San Franciso on Thursday evening and I went to Open Table and selected Zingari, what a pleasant dining experience. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, so much that on Sunday evening we came back with our friends who also loved the food and ambiance in the restaurant.
Food was very good, the wait staff was great, I would recommend this place to all I know who may visit San Francisco.
Lynne Aron

FD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible experience. Maybe it was an off night because it was a Saturday night and there was a high school reunion. Everyone seemed overwhelmed.. it took over half an hour to get drinks at the bar and the bar only has 6 seats (but the bartender also has all of the patrons of the entire restaurant to take care off we were told). Took over an hour for the food to arrive, medium rare lamb chops came medium well. Food is actually pretty good. Table next to us waited two hours for their food, gave up and left. Raj the manager and Suey the busboy were the bright spots. Mandatory 20% tip added to the bill.

TP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Really nice piano trio. We chose this restaurant because of the live jazz, and it didn’t disappoint. Food was quite good, servers tried hard but were overmatched. The kitchen seemed to be inundated. Everything took too long. The restaurant doesn’t seem equipped to handle an extremely busy night.

SP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing service there. The owner of the establishment was on hand stopping by our table and checked in throughout dinner. He was so pleasant! The food was really good.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was quite outstanding as was the service
I was very impressed that the owner greeted everyone
It’s so personal there
And omg
The music!!!!
The music is fantastic
Stop by and talk to the pianist/trumpet player Bob
He’s amazing

E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our six month anniversary and I got to surprise him and pick a restaurant. I looked high and low for the perfect spot.... booked other places, cancelled, booked more places and cancelled. I was waiting for the perfect spot to hit me.
I stumbled upon Zingari and I was immediately intrigued. I once again cancelled a reservation booked Zingari and sent my boyfriend an invite. He too was intrigued. I usually miss the mark with my choices but we were both in agreement on Zingari. We loved it! We loved that we both had plenty of food options- I am vegan and he is omni. The food was delicious, the ambiance was fantastic and the staff was attentive and we never wanted for anything. I loved our waiter! He was great, had a fantastic personality and made our night perfect!
We have found our special date/ celebration place! ❤️

MA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful evening with superb music and delicious food !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Neeraj is my college classmate and he’s the new owner. He gave us great service, as did the rest of his staff. Jazz made it a fun experience!

CS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been here many times (whenever I go to a play at the Geary), so obviously I love this place. The folks who work here are all kind, considerate and efficient. The food is delicious. They make good cocktails too. It''s not the cheapest place around, but it's well worth the money

I don't go into the part that has the Jazz, but I'll bet's great too if that's your sort of music.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s so nice restaurant. Food was very fine. They had a good selection of wines. The atmosphere was comfortable. We enjoyed so much!

FS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Spaghettini with meatballs were good. The bread- not so good.
It was stale and they charged me $1.50, even though I left it on the plate. The bread was very stale- did I mention that yet? The glass of wine was good though. Service was prompt and courteous. It was across the street from my hotel.

E
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Tourism trap.
These folks figured out exactly how to get the most money for the least effort, food and wine costs. Yet charge super high prices.
Start with the Wine list. The vintage wine they claim to have in the wine list was wrong on two wines. The markup on the lousy wine that we ordered with six times retail. That bottle sells for $10. They sell it for $64!
Pasta dishes were tiny in portion size and $30 each! Not too much taste. To top it off, there is a ”mandatory” tip of 20% on all party sizes. Just 3 of us splitting dishes was $207.000!!!! This is practically theft. Plus, they let in families with screaming, noisy kids. North Beach is around the corner for fabulous Italian food, next time. See photos. Tourist trap to avoid.

C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I ordered a very expensive amarone, usually a very robust wine, the quality of the bottle I got was something you would find on the bottom shelf at Safeway. I sent it back, after a discussion, and got a Brunello that was recommended, but later found that they had charged me with both bottles. As it turns out, the Brunello was not that good either. So, spent over $300 for two $20 wines.

Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar
Responded on September 24, 2019

Chuck: Firstly, many thanks for dining with us. We are grateful for you sharing an evening with your new family at our Ristorante. Secondly, we are certain your memory and knowledge of what you ordered and the history behind what you is inaccurate. You first ordered Amarone. You didn't enjoy it, so we happily suggested another wine and served it. We offered the Amarone complimentary. It still displays on the check but is described as comped. Both wine's producers are quality producers.

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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service and great food. One of my favorite Italian restaurants in the Bay Area.

OT
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great jazz. Wonderful pasta.

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P
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as always. Convenient to Marine Memorial for dinner after events in their theater. And I can always seem to be able to get a table at the last minute.

s
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

decent ambiance, good service but food was just ok. ood was underseasoned and unremarkable,which was surprising.

S
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

d
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zingari Ristorante offers exceptional service and consistently great food in a variety of interesting combinations. The recommended items on the menu pleased my palate.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staffs are so kind and we had enjoyed diner with nice music on Friday night. Staff are all handsome specially our server so my girlfriend loved him lol

T
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good experience. We wound up eating at the bar as the Cards were playing our home team. Bartender Luis was nice and engaging and took a lot of pride in his work.

The food was great! My wife and I split Nonna’s Bolognese and the wild boar Osso Buca. Both were fantastic.

Shortly after our dinner was served a jazz trio started up in the bar. They were quite good and enjoyable! Our only regret is we don’t live in SF and so can’t become regulars here.

BG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Would rate higher except no attempt is made to silence loud talkers in the Jazz room. I had to ask friends of the bartender to be quiet so we could hear and enjoy the music. People who want to talk instead of listening should be seated in one of the other rooms away from the Jazz room and bar or be told to shut up.

L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. We were greeted nicely as soon as we entered the establishment. Our waiter was excellent! He was attentive, easy to talk to and pleasant. Our meals were served promptly and quality and quantity was very good. The music was very nice and was NOT played too loudly! Overall the atmosphere was really nice. We would try this restaurant again. I also would definitely recommend it.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too many opportunities to do better ... $1.50 for bread service when entrees are $20-$40? We ate in the quiet dining area, but there is so much hard surface that it is noisy if there is just one loud table.. suggest some tablecloths as well for dinner... something that simple would have made the experience better. Food was good, but not memorable and when you add in the noise, bare wood small table and not even being offered bread.. well, we would not go back.

J
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good music.

H
Edmonton
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of three went here for pre- theatre dining.... we shared the Brussels sprouts as an appie and then had the prawn/scallop linguine, crab ravioli and seafood risotto.... the service accommodated our schedule, the staff was warm and welcoming, and the food was very nice.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved the jazz trio.

JN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had a quiet business lunch here. The food was outstanding. The service was also very good. Nice people. Attentive.

JH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great food was great

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we were treated like family! The owner came by personally to greet us, and before we knew it, we were reminiscing as if we had known each other for decades. The wine was spot on, the dishes were so artfully put together, and all the flavors were so delicious! We were never rushed, and in fact, our waiter escorted us to the bar area so that we could enjoy the live jazz music that was just beginning. Excellent!! We will definitely be back!!!

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Restaurant was billed as a jazz club - played horrible pop music much too loudly. Food was bland at best. Overheard other diners near us (also note-said diners were literally 12" from us) with the same complaint. Please don't jam people together like that for dinner - impossible to have a conversation.

J
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an exceptionally nice restaurant located on the balcony level of a hotel. Very comfortable; great food and music.

WM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Phoenix and needed a place for entertainment and food. Enjoyed the live music and general ambience of Zingari's. Would go again.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Overall was a great experience. Our server/waiter presented an issue, but the manager cleared everything up professionally and peacefully. Would recommend to visit 👍

P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere is graceful and amazing.

There are two sides, closets to the bar with wonderful live jazz, or on the other side that is great for quiet and more intimate conversations conversation.

The host and staff make you feel like a VIP. The menu offers a lovely selection of unique dishes

Wonderful evening at upscale sf prices

JM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The worst experience I had in a restaurant. The pasta was over cooked and too spicy. If you want to dîner in an Italian restaurant, definitely choose another one.

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