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Zingari Ristorante & Jazz Bar

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2156 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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Experiences

  • Live Jazz in The Piano Room

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    LOVE. Guess who's back? Live Jazz everyday! Welcome to The Piano Room. Reservation required. $10 reservation ticket for dining with live jazz music. The Piano Room has two seating windows: 6:00 and 6:15pm or 8:30 and 8:45pm (two-hour seating). We look forward to supporting live music and sharing good vibes. There’s nothing quite like an evening filled with live jazz and well-balanced cocktails as you sip your martini and dine on pappardelle and ossobuco. Zingari Ristorante is a San Francisco jazz-happy staple and 'Excellent Restaurant and Bar With Live Jazz' by SF Eater. Big hug, many thanks, and we look forward to serving you.

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 2156 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdriesm
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was very poor: calamari were overdone (more burned grease than actual calamari) and the pasta carbonara was all but authentic: looked and tasted like mac and cheese. The wine was ok. Staff made you feel like they wanted you out, pronto. I paid extra for piano bar with live music and was stuffed in a small room with no music whatsoever. One of the worst experiences in a long time.

And before anyone counters: I am European and have been to Italy over 20 times. This food is not Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a great time! and amazing food, we will definitely come back

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HollyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for the jazz and paid extra to be in the piano room. No jazz just Beyoncé and rhianna. Food was just ok. Thought the whole experience was overpriced.

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vipSamRod
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

T E R R I B L E. Place smells like Raid. It is not rooftop. Food was a shame. Our focaccia looked like leftovers from 3 days ago and the reheated. None of the dishes were made with fresh Pasta. The carbonara was greasy, oily, nasty. And of course overpriced. I am a tourist in SFO and feel like I was robbed. Not recomendable.

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vipPaulD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid food in a functional space.

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JessicaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner and easily accommodated a group of 10 week of (this is June, 2021, before things opened). They did a wonderful job with my allergies (dairy) and were so kind in general. The live jazz was excellent. Only complain- the room I was in was loud (reverberation)

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vipcraigh
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Nee & Christian were absolutely FANTASTIC. You HAVE to try this place.

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vipJakeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We didn't actually sit at a rooftop for the piano bar experience, which makes sense; however, the name is somewhat misleading. The space is much too small for jazz - we couldn't hear each other speak, and my ears ached a bit afterwards.

Definitely overpriced, but that's FiDi!

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vipBenjaminW
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We made reservations and got seated in a timely manner…Our order was taken but the waiter came back twice to ask us what we ordered…maybe write it down ? We waited an hour to get our food one of which was completely incorrect. ….chicken dish instead of seafood. The food quality was good but waiting so long and getting the wrong order was not the final insult…the restaurant has a 20 percent gratuity and is unacceptable for the service we received.

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vipLiveLaughLoveNDance
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose the venue for a birthday celebration and wanted to be close to the music. Other rooms offer a more quiet setting. Entire staff was attentive, food and cocktail delicious, kitchen cognizant of allergies. Pro tip: complete your evening and dessert at the rooftop.

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Sharnee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible staff and music. Thank you it was so awesome.

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vipDiana
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Staff not wearing masks. Shrimp was over cooked and tasted frozen. Definitely not fresh. Maybe top 5 worst dining experiences in SF. Portions were small and not rewardingly tasty. Small dining room. Photos are not representative of reality. Creepy vibe. Just creepy.

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Purp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish was fantastic. The server was attentive and the manager or owner took the time to come over and check on us as well. Would go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Ok place. Nice view from the rooftop. I will try their downstairs restaurant next time. Thank you

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DarleneW
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, good portions, and the tuna was very fresh.

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Mendes
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ruined my one year anniversary. The server was extremely rude

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Over priced, terrible food, horrible, slow service.

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TessH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely appetizers and cocktails that will charm you. Warm personal service. Easy parking.

There’s jazz there too - swanky and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live jazz band makes the experience so memorable. Food was delicious and servers were attentive but not overbearing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

KR
KimberleyR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was ok considering only one person was waiting the tables and tending the bar but the insult was adding on a 20% gratuity.

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vipAnthonyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Experience was not good. Seating area was terrible for having a reservation and for the price and what was advertised. Dark and dingy. Wood tables like a pub. Excessively narrow room overlooking street and JWMarriot check in. Far from a pleasant atmosphere. Had wait very long for drinks, had to ask for and pay extra for bread at an Italian restaurant.

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ArtieS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food very good and varied menu. Ambiance good. Central location. Service a bit slow. Waiter just wanted to take orders with no insights, suggestions or commentary on food or wine options

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vipMollyM
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop lounge and restaurant for live jazz!

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JohnL
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and live jazz! Loved my Osso Buco and the Gnocchi pesto.

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Saildocmeister
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately definitely up to is past standards - would not return

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JasonW
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Amazing Jaz performance, food was OK.. nothing special

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a wonderful staff. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Post COVID service was lacking, but understandable given the pandemic. For automatic 20% gratuity the service should be much better regardless if the dining room is open for business.

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DanielaC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server Ryan up on the rooftop made our experience amazing. Food was so simple yet so delicious! Definitely appreciate everyone there and the amazing experience it created of San Francisco!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My husband ordered the Boar and loved it. I ordered a mushroom pasta dish that I wasn’t crazy about. The room was really tiny and there were no windows with the tables very close to each other. The room got really warm and uncomfortable. Good live music. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Could be better. No enough servers.

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MarieC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine was divine. My waiter was very attentive and informative. Wonderful experience, thank you.

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vipPhiW
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Bad and good. First course, featured octopus. Served two paper thin slices as side issue to center chick pea paste. Ridiculous. Complain and item taken off bill. Main course was 2 different pastas for wife and self. Very good and creative. Loud jazz in other room but was very listenable. Would not return due to start of meal. Other restaurants in SF.

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Berly
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good, but not outstanding. We ordered several appetizers and shared for dinner. The cauliflower and gnocchi were really good, but the fig toast and mushroom polenta aren't memorable. Wines and cocktails were a bit overpriced even for SF. The cost of the glass of wine my friend ordered was equal to the total cost of purchasing the bottle in a SF wine store. I wouldn't say no to going again if someone else is choosing, but I would look at other options before suggesting again.

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RosalindaG
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent as well as their drink selection. The seating was a little closer than what I would've liked, but overall great experience and would go again without kids.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The room was very noisy. I heard the kitchen noise better than the person speaking to me from across the table.

Food was okay. Appetizer was small and dry. I asked more salmon medium rare. It was well done.

I sent back my Aperol spritz as it was not measured correctly. Too much Aperol which was bitter and overpowering. Waiter did a great job of fixing it.

Waiter was great. Food was not.

Disappointing Mother’s Day out.

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AlexeiB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day. We were supposed to be seated on the rooftop level. It looked very pretty. Due to remodeling this was impossible. The space was cramped downstairs. The food was alright, except the bisque for the price. The drinks were fine.

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

Zingari Ristorante & Jazz Bar is rated 4 stars by 2156 OpenTable diners.

Zingari Ristorante & Jazz Bar 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.