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Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop

4.3
2030 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
​Welcome to our Rooftop Ristorante.

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. ​We look forward to serving you.

From Italy with love. All welcome.
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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

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Dine on turkey or ossobuco as you sip on your martini. Three-course menù prezzo fisso for $85 per person. SF Eater called Zingari one of the best restaurants 'Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in San Francisco'. Small children order a la carte. Gluten-free and vegan selections are available.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Indulge in flavor, fashion and fun with a New Year's Eve Dinner Party, offering a $125 per person three-course menù prezzo fisso with a spritz for aperitivo and a glass of prosecco for a toast. Selection of gluten-free, vegan, children friendly dishes are available. We look forward to serving you.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Dine on Pappardelle or ossobuco as you sip on your martini. Three-course menù prezzo fisso for $85 per person. SF Eater called Zingari one of the best restaurants 'Where to Eat Out on Christmas in San Francisco'. Small children order a la carte. Gluten-free and vegan selections are available.

What 2030 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebra
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zingari food has always been excellent. But the creative way of staying open during the pandemic is a real accomplishment. I’ve had two very well prepared and served meals here on the terrace while a guest at the hotel. I’d love things to be normal, but since they aren’t, you can’t do better than authentic Italian food and cocktails made with love and care.

JC
vipJeanneC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was attentive, romantic atmosphere. Very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a surprise party for my fiancée and it was the best pasta we’d had since Italy. Not an exaggeration. The wine list is impeccable, the staff was beyond helpful, and the ambiance with the fun “club” music made it a treat. Felt like we really went “out” for the first time during quarantine. Couldn’t recommend enough, will be back soon!!

JC
JeremyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice place. great view from the rooftop. well done during covid.

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EmmaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at zingari was AMAZING. Went out of their way to be accommodating. The food was next level, bombbbb Italian. The rooftop was fair protected great views, heaters and even blankets if needed. Cannot recommend enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We has very nice weather, not much customer, therefore it was quiet. Quality time with friends. Great place, will definitely come again!

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Apple
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant has a nice rooftop. The food is not bad, but nothing to write home about. We were a big party and tried many things on the menu. The dessert unfortunately was not good at all. The waiter recommended the bread pudding, which was the worst bread pudding I have ever tried. The service and ambiance was nice.

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vipBuffy
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was outstanding particularly the gnocchi; service great and a nice place on the top of the Donatello Hotel; highly reccommended

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vipCarol
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

were originally supposed to eat in the "Rooftop" but weather was bad--they moved us to
the restaurant area on the 2nd floor. It was very enjoyable.

RJ
RickJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and outstanding food. A beautiful dining spot in downtown SF. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the servers are respectful and kind. The food is authentic and absolutely delicious. The owner Christian is an absolute joy to be around. I will definitely be back soon.

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Motbuys
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We went there for restaurant week with price fixed menu. We got there and found out almost everything on menu had a upcharge . My suggestion was just charge more for the fixed price dinner. Then we were told we both had to order the price fixed and one could not order off the regular menu. The salmon was good, the pasta cold. I would not go back.

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Harrison
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and homemade pasta. We'll certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, service makes a great impression.

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Likeable
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just DELICIOUS !!! The waiter(s) were so helpful and attentive .. can’t wait to go back!!!

CM
vipCynthiaM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Rooftop dining is always fun. Would definitely go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was very average. Not worth the price. Took a very long time to get our appetizers and meal even tho the restaurant wasn’t busy. Ambiance was nice but won’t be returning because of the average food.

JG
JenniG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and good service. Would definitely go back.

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vipMlovely
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We went for the SF restaurant week.
Service and ambiance was fantastic.
The Tonno was a big portion, and tasted great! + $6
The grandmother’s pasta short rib was also great. +$10
The bread pudding was hard and chewy.
The chocolate mousse was fabulous!
There were a lot of extra charges on the menu for the restaurant week.
We paid an average of $100 per person with wine (15-18), tax, sf health and 20% tip.
The $40 sf restaurant week for dinner is a fit deceiving.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server victor was fantastic! The food was delicious. We had the veal and pappardelle pasta dish and both we’re so tasty. It really has a lovely, upscale atmosphere. A little hard to see the full city view with the wall being on the higher side when sitting but still a fabulous view, perfect for a rooftop experience.

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vipMartin
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The rooftop was nice, great fresh air and great food. Not ideal to sit in the high chairs but the experience, the service and the food were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good size portions. The cocktails were pricey, though

AM
AineM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare rooftop find in San Francisco! Great atmosphere and excellent service. The food and drinks were delicious.

DK
vipDKdiner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Zingari. Wait staff were all nice and our busser was very sweet. Started with ricotta crostini,burrata and polenta. All were delicious. My fave was the polenta. The short rib pasta was amazing. Great flavors. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The rooftop is fun views of the city buildings. There are heat lamps so we were warm though still dress appropriately if it’s cold out. Drinks were tasty too. It is pricey for pasta so plan on spending some but to us it was worth it. Would go back again! Also we were celebrating two birthdays and they brought tiramisu with candles which was a nice touch

SB
SumanthB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pleasant change, decent food, slightly over priced drinks

DS
vipDianeS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I was excited about enjoying a rooftop dinner at a highly rated Italian restaurant with my husband and daughter. What we experienced was quite the opposite.

We arrived right on time for our 8:30 reservation, very hungry! We were told to sit in the lounge, a waiting area of tables with used water glasses scattered about.

After waiting 20 minutes after our reservation time, watching other parties being called to their table, we decided to ask if we had been forgotten. Every person we asked we were pushed off to someone else, with no one taking responsibility. After getting more hungry by the minute, we asked the gentleman taking people to their tables. He reluctantly took us even though we were not even next on the list.

We were seated indoors next to the bar tender with the music way too loud. When I asked if we could sit outdoors like we had specifically requested, we were told, this is the best you are going to get.

My 20 year old daughter was looking through the wine menu and our server abruptly took it from her and asked if she was old enough to drink. She was only looking at it, not ordering a drink. It seemed for some reason he was in a hurry every time he spoke to us!

Long story short (or shorter) the calamari was awful, the gnocchi was delicious (one highlight) the carbonara was terrible and the salmon was good. The carbonara was so bad I couldn’t even eat it! They were actually kind enough to take that off our bill which was very kind.

Lastly, before leaving, I went to the restroom where there was no toilet paper and for an upscale restaurant, it was a disgusting disaster!

Unfortunately it was not the experience we were expecting and we will not be returning.

SL
StephanieL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was so tasty! They are not ready to be open in a post-COVID world. The waiting area was too small and we waiting over 20 minutes to be taken to our table, even with a reservation. The tables didn't seem to be 6 feet apart and the narrow patio doesn't allow for distancing when servers are walking by to another table. The servers and staff were running around in a frenzy as if this was their first day open - all the processes must be new now. On the way down we were instructed to share a small elevator with another party, which seems like it should be optional. Everyone did have on masks and the servers were friendly. Overall, the food was delicious and they need to perfect their processes for this new normal.

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UmairK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Customer service should be improved. We have to remind them of items we order on more than one occasion because they forgot.

DB
DaveB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great view of the city. Staff was very friendly but the drink service was slow and the wine was overpriced.

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Briok
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had a reservation for 8:45, wasn’t seated until 10pm

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Zingari for my 31st birthday dinner with a girl friend and it did not disappoint!!! We were running late due to our Lyft’s kept getting assigned a new driver. I called the restaurant to explain and they were so easy to accommodate by pushing our reservation back 15 minutes. Upon arrival we were greeted at the door and taken to the elevators. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We were told outdoor seating was about a 30min wait and we decided to get drinks while waiting. The lemoncello drop was great! Once our table was ready we were taken to our table and had such a great experience with our server, I believe his name was Jamie. We ordered the gnocchi al Gorgonzola to start and shared the carbornara and spaghettini con polpette. The gnocchi and carbornara were AMAZING!! I am definitely going to return just for those dishes!! If you’re considering this restaurant, do it!!

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Mike
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The host waiting for you and bringing you up to the restaurant and sitting you down was really classy. Drinks could be better. Food was good.

DA
DAJMD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, open during COVID. We would go back again.

JC
vipJimC
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We found the food to be quite good; the open air roof top ambience was nice on a warm evening ( a rare event in SF); the service was friendly but sow.

JS
JimS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal with excellent service. I highly recommend

PG
vipPGlocal
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an upgrade to have the restaurant available outside on the top floor of the Donatello Hotel. We are hoping that option will continue even as things return to normal.

JZ
JudyZ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Zingari Rooftop and the food was excellent. We had two appetizers, and three different pasta meals. The service was great and the pre-meal Old Fashion cocktails were just the correct level of strength. We will be back again soon.

JR
JesusR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really expensive for no reason.
Food s not that good. The only thing I like was the spaghetti but even for as small of the portion is ridiculously over priced. The salmon risotto tasted like someone cooked regular rice and salmon was not fresh. The baked chicken was not good and the potatoes were over cooked. My bill came out to $180 dollars and the food was terrible overall. On top of that I had to wait over an hour for my food and when it got there they apologized and said they were having problems in their kitchen. Never again and if I had time I would stand in front of this place and discourage as many people as I could from spending there money there.

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SaharS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great drinks and great service!

CB
CreedB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was excellent and fun, well organized.

FAQs

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 2030 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.