Zingari Ristorante + Jazz Bar

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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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just okay, not worth the price. Risotto was more like a Spanish rice. Drinks were okay.
Overall it was not worth it, especially the 20% automatic gratuity... service and wait time was not 20% gratuity worth.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Repas très bon, mais coût global assez élevé dû aussi au fait que 20% de pourboire sont imposés sur la note 😊

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter when we went to see Harry Potter Parts 1/2. We were seated early and weren’t rushed. It’s always so good to eat there.

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good and the servers were warm and welcoming. The price of the food, however, I would categorize as expensive for what you get (approx 20-30% higher). Another thing to note, the service charge was automatically included (20%, party of 2).

AP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall a great option for those attending the Theater. The service was great with the staff and management having a presence. It was a bit quiet with no music (it is a jazz bar) being pumped through the speakers which I found odd but the ambiance was still nice (tables, floor plan, cleanliness, etc)

The food was delicious (we all had different pastas) and share an app plus the drink + wine list had a good selection. That being said I was surprised at the portion sizes compared to the price. I understand that we are in SF and things are more expensive (labor, food cost, rent, etc) but for approx $27-$34 per pasta dish I expected a bit more in quantity, these were slightly larger then you would expect and appetizer to be. So be aware that this meal can get costly especially if you do a pasta followed by an entree.

With the above being said everything was delicious and the service was great. It is also very convenient for theater goers and those looking for some great Italian. I will definitely be back in the future.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was top notch.

PD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food.

ST
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will come back, for sure

KG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, knowledgeable, and skilled staff! The food is amazing and the atmosphere and staff make this place awesome!

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance but a little pricy for Italian food. I gurss Because it’s San Francisco.

EY
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Zingari is in the city, but feels like a neighborhood place. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The service wasn't speedy, but this to me actually worked in the restaurant’s favor because it had a more European vibe and I didn’t feel rushed to plow through my food. I loved the jazz trio - their music selection and volume were perfect and truly added to the overall feel. I would enjoy going back on a night they have music and hang out at the bar. One tip- ask to sit on the music side if you want to hear it. I didn’t know to do that, but the staff kindly adjusted our location.

BH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The cauliflower appetizer and pistachio gelato were both amazing. I thought the Fetuccine Alla Zingara was not flavorful. If I was to return to the restaurant, I would not order the fettucine again.

J
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service and food was great but it's overpriced for what you get.

MS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped here before our SF Broadway show - and unfortunately before Zingari's jazz performance started. The maitre 'd (whose family has had the restaurant for decades) was wonderfully friendly and welcoming; the wait staff was prompt, helpful and also friendly; and the food was simply wonderful. We'll be back!

A
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All perfect! Just missed a tiny detail, a lemon squeezer:-). Not a big deal at all.

C
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

La comida no estaba buena. La música de Jazz buena pero el volumen muy fuerte. No lo recomiendo

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic and romantic experience for my wife and I. Great food.

h
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my go to restaurant when I have tickets to the San Francisco Playhouse. It's has excellent food and very good service. It's a little pricey but worth it and it's just a half a block from the theater.

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in San Fran. It is a great place to go alone or with a date, and the music is never disappointing. Love it!

NA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The ambiance is great if you like jazz while dining and the handmade pasta is worth coming back for. The service however wasn't stellar. Our waiter made us feel rushed and gave sub par drink recommendations. To be fair the cocktails were good just not what we had asked for taste wise. Also when getting our appetizer order wrong our waiter told us to try it anyway and we'd get complimentary wine, this might be fine for some but we'd rather get what we ordered. On the other hand, our special occasion table requests were met and the host was very accommodating. We would come back and just chalk this visit up to an off service night.

WW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Very high class feeling however, felt as if I was rushed to leave server did not offer the average amenities; bread service, non alcoholic drinks, etc. But very nice host and polite server just seemed as if you hadn’t been there before you weren’t welcome.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service.

SG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent. The atmosphere is moderate. Our side room was nice...but not particularly elegant. We heard the Jazz, but it was going on in another room...so a bit muffled...I don't know if you're supposed to request a seat near the music or if it's luck of the draw.

AJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Zingari for 15 or more years, and over that time the restaurant has been
consistently excellent.

K
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco took such good care of us ! Food, drinks and ambiance were great. Can't wait to go back.

c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

valentine’s day!

A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience! Service was impeccable as was the quality and flavor of the food. Perfect for our Valentines Dinner!!

JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Wenton valentines night. But not “celebrating “. Prow fix was over price and food was adequate at best. Deserts dry. Service was fractured between teams. Have eaten here many times in past. Tonight was a disappointment

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

A little overpriced for what it is, and definitely not where locals eat, but overall a good spot for tourists.

r
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most sensational meals I have ever had. Exquisite food and simply perfect service. Then the jazz was amazing as well. Not sure there are enough accolades for this dining experience. I can't wait to go back and will make this part of every trip to SFO.

O
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good before Geary theater theater dining venue. Food very good, wait staff professional and solid wine list.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

20% service charge added to every bill regardless of party size. The cacio e pepe was the best dish. We ordered the scallops for an appetizer. Somehow the 3 scallops tasted fine but the sweet potato mash tasted like soap. Not a hint of sweet potato not sure how that was accomplished. Scallops were $28 :(

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The live jazz only serves half the restaurant. The other half is separated

DT
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful beet burrata salad followed by delicious salmon ragout and shortrib pappardelle. Staff is very friendly and courteous and the location can't be beat. Zingari is a great place to dib=ne before Theatre.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Bad, overpriced food. Kinda felt robbed.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Wine choices by the glass and carafe were limited but reasonably good. Our server, Nikola, was excellent!!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Fresh, great presentation. They accommodated vegan and gluten free choices for me too. We started with a vegan appetizer trio of roasted veggies. We gene Brussels sprouts could taste good. I had the butternut squash risotto and my husband the lamb. We share a yummy chocolate mousse torte for dessert.

We went to see a play at Curran theatre. The restaurant is only a block away so very convenient if you are going to the theatre.

CS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always, the food was excellent, the service delightful. My friend and I come here before going to a play down the street at the Geary (ACT), and we've never been disappointed.

L
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place with live music, wonderful staff, and incredible wine list!