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Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop

4.3
2102 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Sip your Spritz or Negroni while you dine on Pappardelle and Ossobuco with aperitivo music or live jazz. Our Ristorante has three beautiful Italianate Dining Parlors and Rooftop, each possessing a distinct sense of place— The Venetian Room, The Florence Room, The Piano Room, and The Donatello Rooftop. With rustic Italian soul food around house-made pastas and roasted or grilled meats and fish paired with Italian wine and classic Italian cocktails, Zingari is a warm place for you to restore and feel at home with your guests. Our Ristorante is truly unique and one of the best restaurants for private dining and group events in San Francisco. ​Zingari means gypsies in Italian. From Italy with love. All welcome. We look forward to serving you.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2102 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKelliF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were disappointed that the rooftop was under construction.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The appetizer and service were great, made up for the main course. Main dish not worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There was no heads up that the rooftop was closed. I went for an anniversary date and was very dissapointed. Food was not that great either. Overall, an experience that is not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good menu. Service was excellent. Atmosphere inside was lacking , roof top is best weather permitting but food gets cold up there quickly. My veal was over cooked. Noise level was tolerable.

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ChristyL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great service and good food! WOULD COME BACK !!! I’m

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KristenB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lots of choices for such a small restaurant. All authentic Italian IMO

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had to make a reservation at the last minute for my friends bday. Found this place. food great. Dirty martini great. Ates was our server and...you guys, while everything else is great, he’s superb. Seemed like a really busy night for the whole place and we got there at the end of the night but we felt well taken care of! I’d definitely go back to banter with him and have a second great experience!

Thank you Ates!

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vipSressa
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Looked forward to Italian dinner. Pasta was pretty bland. Soup was very good. Service was ok, they had to go up and down elevator for outdoor dining. Very cold so they provided blankets. Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Acapulco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Comida buenisima, el lugar no está tan bonito

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vipJenniferM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. Service was great. Very attentive. Unfortunately, the atmosphere on the rooftop was disappointing. They are under construction and are doing their best to make it work. I look forward to going again when there is indoor dining or construction is completed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff. Christian really took care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Musique trop forte. A cause de travaux, l’espace étroit. Très bonne nourriture et service agréable.

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Leanne
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food great, drinks great, land loved the music. However the rooftop is under construction, so not too glamorous. Although they have fairy lights to compensate which helps. If you have a special night planned you may want to check it out beforehand.

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ShelliJ
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant and we were thrilled. Very respectful, friendly, attentive staff. Not only was our waiter, Miles, outstanding, but various other staff regularly checked on us as well. The food was delicious and the environment was very warm and inviting. Highly recommend Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop, we will definitely be back!

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PaulB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Maitre d' was very helpful and checked up on us regularly during the course of the meal to make sure if we needed anything. Will dine on the rooftop next time

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Gaby
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dinner we just had at the rooftop of Zingari! Out server Luis was phenomenal. We went with his recommendations - lamb chops (yum!) and the Osso Bucco (double yum!) and with a great Barbera. We had a cool corner table and felt like total VIPs. Already planning next month's dinner stop here again so we can try the rest of their menu offerings.

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JoanE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner on the roof top. Servers were really nice too.

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vipMurali
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot downtown SF. Excellent service & food too.

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LanceA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The "rooftop" dining is make-shift for the pandemic. Don't assume (like I did) that this was a permanent installation of an outdoor restaurant. They took advantage of every spare space for a table in an area that is made for building maintenance. Also, I knew it would be cold and called ahead to ask if there were patio heaters. The host replied, Yes, we have them - yeah, but there wasn't enough to go around. Friggin' freezing up there. Since the ambience was DEFINITELY not there I feel they should lower their menu prices commensurate with the experience. I feel they RAISED them to make up for the loss. Hmmm...
Final note, there was a notice with the bill announcing that the 20% gratuity was tacked on so they could split the tips to the cook, host, and dishwasher. It was not clearly written so I had to ask how it was divided. Fifty percent goes to the waiter and the other 50 to the other 3. Our server was good so I wanted to designate some more money for him. I just added more to the tip so he could get a cut of it.

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop
Responded on March 22, 2021

Many thanks for your feedback. It’s always our intention to make it nice. Please message our owner at neeraj@zingari. We would grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and make it right. Gratitude and best wishes. Note: Gratuity is the divided in the same manner in most independent restaurants. Servers tip out their team resulting in same share. Service charge allows a payroll administrator to distribute equitably (living wage) and eliminating issues (theft between colleagues)

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Luis, was exceptional and made the experience for us. The food was exceptional and the vibes were great - I ordered the pesto gnocchi and we shared the burrata, tuna (so good!), and calamari appetizers. My friends ordered the veal and said that Zingari was the best restaurant we'd been to in San Francisco. We made another reservation for next weekend and can't wait to be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They didn’t acknowledge the birthday celebration at all like all restaurants do, but the dinner overall was nice.

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none
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not Z.ingarfi's fault, but the one by Open Table.
On March 7, Restaurants were again allowed to have 15% capacity INDOORS.
This is next to "Rooftop".

We specifically indicated INSIDE dining, OPEN TABLE confirmed.
When we got there, indoor dining was not available.
Rooftop was acceptable temperature wise, but had VERY COLD,
for longer times, when wind gusts came across.

This time around, because of varied cold spells, we would NOT have
accepted this optiom, for this time around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The music was WAAAYYY TO LOUD, we asked them to turn it down cause our table was next to the speaker and they barely turned it down ... kinda ruined the vibe .

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop
Responded on March 22, 2021

Many thanks for your feedback. It’s always our intention to make it nice. Please message our owner at neeraj@zingari. We would grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and make it right. Gratitude and best wishes.

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Khish
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I have been to zingari couple of times. They are usually very very good in everything they do. But this time it was so not professional. The waiter wasnt having a good day? Was the kitchen not ready for the re opening? It was so loud with clatters behind doors. Felt like i was in a warehouse. It was cold too even thought i had my sweater on. We were sitting with our jackets indoor. The lamb i got was dry and tough.

This is not the zingari i know. Hopefully they get better so i can dine again.

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop
Responded on March 22, 2021

Dear Khish, Many thanks for your feedback.  It’s always our intention to make it nice. Please message our owner at neeraj@zingari. We would grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and make it right. Gratitude and best wishes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

For the price and quality of the service is not what I'm was expecting, they seated us in a corner where you can see nothing and it was a construction just next to our table, we asked to change the table and they said there's nothing available until we spoke to the manager who get us a better table so We didn't really like the dishonest of the person concerned also it was cold and there's no heaters except for the main dining area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Romantic - roof top views of the city.
Delicious food and cocktails. Limoncello drop was yummy. Ordered fettuccini with huge prawns and it was so good
Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything but the food was excellent. We expected lots of flavor and got bland Italian food. The ambiance and service was awesome and we made it the best experience but the food can use some help. Thank you for trying 🤷🏻‍♀️

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avam
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

the view was not what my party and i expected. we sat next to some construction and the wall was half of our view, we couldn’t see the city. the food was ok definitely over priced.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slightly overrated. The food was okay, with okay views of the city line around. Maybe the rooftop really lights up in the night, but avoidable if you're looking for a quaint lunch ambience. The lobby is under construction, and hindered an overall appeal of the restaurant.

We ordered rosé with a fig dish and pesto appetizer. The appetizer was probably the nicest dish we had.

The restaurant overlooked logging my reservation, and I was charged $100 ($25 per person's reservation), even after we showed up and had meal at this establishment.

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vipSanFranMan
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

People were allowed to smoke in the outdoor dining area. That’s kinda gross in this day and age. Also, they were playing ridiculous loud club music. It’s an Italian restaurant... ever heard of Sinatra?

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop
Responded on March 22, 2021

Many thanks for your feedback. It’s always our intention to make it nice. Please message our owner at neeraj@zingari. We would grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and make it right. Gratitude and best wishes.

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vipeidog
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Forgettable lukewarm food, intense loud party music (Ofer Nissim, if you’re wondering), and a rude waiter who seems to hate his job are what accompanied this $370 dinner for 4.

The ear piercing party music was not what we expected from an Italian restaurant that serves $30 dishes.

We asked multiple times to reduce the volume of the loud music, but our request was ignored by the sweaty staff that seemed on a constant rush. This level of terrible service is something I rarely experience in San Francisco.

For the food - the Carbonara was thick as mayonnaise. The salmon was dry and were not sure what it was served with but that was not a risotto. The ahi tuna smelled fishy and gamy. The only good dish was the special focaccia they baked that evening, but that can’t be enjoyed with 250 bpm thumping music in our ears.

This is not the place for $30 dishes. Save your eardrums and go literally anywhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Tons of construction

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ESuh
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This wasn't exactly what I was expecting. If you are in the mood for loud music with a European disco-tech feel to it, this might be for you. The overall food was fine, we both ordered pasta which was good. However, everyone was so jam-packed into the "rooftop" location that it was hard to hear my boyfriend talk. The server didn't check up on us once during our meal, only to bring us the cheque and our food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great and reasonably priced. Hostess’s were the down fall of the whole experience, from not making any small talk while walking you to your table. After checking in with the hostess and being asked to wait 5 minutes, she never attempted to follow up with us or get out of her seat.

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vipEdith
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were excellent. Problem was outdoors - wind blowing at first, very chilly overall, and rooftop not that attractive! Don't hesitate to ask for a blanket.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Not impressed with the dinner selections at all. I am certain Covid has much to do with my experience, but I do think they need to rethink their reopening strategy.

1. We were offered a table right next to the window cleaning contraption. When we asked to move and WE selected our table, we happen to be right above a drain pipe. Unbeknownst to us both our coats were soaked by the end if the evening. Some tables did have umbrellas to address this issue but the waiters never once suggested we pick a table with an umbrella.

2. Food gets cold quick - not their fault but not good either. Also the raviolis I ordered smelled fishy and of poor quality shrimp.

3. We asked for blankets (they promote this) and we never got one until we asked three times.

4. Not enough heaters

5. You are literally in a roof top and the spaces is crude at best.

6. Good drinks and mediocre desserts

I hope this place rethinks their Covid reopening strategy as I am sure under normal conditions it’s a good place. But for the price I recommend you wait until indoor dining starts up again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the BEST experience! The food was amazing and the service was even better. The view is also amazing - highly recommend!

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yzsa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

1.5 hour wait for first appetizer to come out. Other customers who came after were served their full meal before us. Paid full price for the whole meal (+$200). Food was mediocre at best.

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Nean
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Our waiter Randy was timely, friendly and accommodating. Food rating order (best to moderate): dessert chocolate moose, appetizer ahi tuna, entree seafood fettuccine. Cute pink blankets were provided for use during dinner.

I would have preferred that the tables were pushed against the wall because it drizzled throughout dinner, it dampened the environment.

Would have wished that for a reserved client there would have been more options to either be inside or outside.

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You can order delivery directly from Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop using the Order Online button. Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 885-8850.

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop is rated 4.3 stars by 2102 OpenTable diners.

Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/3205PJ0XX90A8/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.