Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar

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1828 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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.

Zingari means gypsies in Italian, and refers to the people, or nomads, who live and travel through Europe and other parts of the world. They are renowned for their rich culture and dazzling aesthetic; their songs, poetry, and dance convey mystery and romance. The Zingari people remind us to travel light and carry a smile—to be open to discovery and new delights. ​Cheers, a toast to Italy, and welcome to Zingari Ristorante.
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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. Credit card required to hold all reservations. We look forward to serving you.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1828 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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MM
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were surprised to be one of only two parties in the place. The food is excellent as is the service so the place should be busier!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good service! Food was excellent! Price a little high given the portions for each dinner.

MR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a great experience at Zingari! Great food, excellent service and good vibes. We were seated in the bar / lounge this visit which was fine with us as we enjoyed the piano and singer. It was noisy so if you don't want that volume be sure to request a table outside of the lounge. The food is excellent, nice wine and cocktail offerings. Service can't be beat - so many attendants catering to your every need. A+ fish, chicken, pasta, meatballs ... all dishes were excellent. If we'd saved room for dessert I'm sure that is delicious too.

WS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant to end our shopping day. Everything was perfect.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok. A bit pricey for what you get. The jazz music was no where to be found. Restaurant was clean. Employees were knowledgeable. The Thanksgiving options were ok.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We went there for Thanksgiving. We paid too much for what we had. Extremely over priced and the food wasn’t spectacular

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great, but the food was very unimpressive for the price point.

l
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent thanksgiving meal!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and food!!

TA
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our reservation was for 8:15 and they sat us at 8:30. This wasn't that bad as it's a busy week however, we ordered and the food came to the table at around 9:40pm. This is the second time I've been there and I was supposed to come back again on Thursday but I'm not sure now. Delicious food but definitely lacking in service tonight. I heard a few other tables say they waited even longer than we did. The first time I dined here, the service was incredible and personable. Tonight it was very poor. Not at all what I expected. We shall see...

DL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service. will return, a nice place to go before theatre.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wine hospitality - music was great but a little loud to be prepared for that. Otherwise highly recommend!

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Overpriced and poor inauthentic Italian food

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I recently visited Zingari with a group of colleagues for a business dinner. Very disappointed with the service and overall quality of our meal. Drinks and food took a very long time to arrive each time. The food was mediocre at best for the price and all of our desserts were burnt. One of my colleagues that specified her allergies to the waiter several times ended up getting severely ill during her meal and had to leave half-way through the dinner. It was clear that the food was not prepared correctly and with the necessary care and the waiter was not knowledgeable enough on the menu to be able to advise on what was safe for her to order or what modifications were necessary. When this was then communicated to the staff they were very defensive and dismissive. Overall we had a negative experience and I would not recommend Zingari to others.

KW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best meal we had the entire time we were in San Francisco! We loved it! The owner was extremely friendly and so was our waiter! We will be back!

g
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little deceiving about jazz and dinner. Very few seats where you can hear the Jazz. We couldn't hear it where we were but exceptional service. Really good and interesting menu. Great wine selections.

KB
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this place. Great service, our waiters were engaging, knowledgeable and funny. Very attentive. The food was divine. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent menu options. Great food. Live jazz was a plus.

G
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious cuisine. Very pleasant elegant setting. Friendly, courteous and accommodating service. Looking forward to introducing others to this most lovely gastronomic experience.

WG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the jazz show. Food is good, typical Italian flavors. My risotto de mare was of good portion and the seafood ingredients were unusually tiny. Service was great.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group of 14 folks and we were seated in their wonderful room in the back. We had the entire space and it was a dream. Paired with the amazing service and delicious food, it was even better than we all expected. We'll be back for sure.

AC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zingari was a zinger for a celebratory birthday lunch. We had a small, comfortable room nearly to ourselves, with no rush, and attentive, personable and informative service by Aleksandar. Each appetizer, pasta and main course on the menu was imaginative and unique, offering an appealing variety of choices for every taste, appetite and preference. The papardelle with beef short rib ragu was a show-stopper -- chewy noodles as only homemade can be, and a rich but not cloying wine reduction sauce with the beef. Abundant portions all. While we only dabbled on the cocktail list, the wine offerings would appeal to any evening crowd looking to perfectly pair their food and drink courses. We will definitely return soon for a romantic dinner and jazz that is offered most every night of the week.

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, amazing jazz!

CA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner, the service, and my seat which was excellent. Definitely a place I would go again for dinner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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

KD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very nice and attentive. All three of us had excellent meals. This was my second time there and I would go back again.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our OpenTable reservation wasn't in the restaurant's reservation book. However, it was no trouble getting a table however.
The service was a little slow and backwards - the waiter first brought our half-bottle of wine that was to be for dinner, before our cocktails. And the cocktails arrived after the appetizers.
Would still recommend, the food was excellent - the fig bread appetizer, the raviolis, the pappardelle pasta, the chocolate mousse dessert, as well as the dessert sherry.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

K
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening with superb music and delicious food !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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