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Zingari Rooftop Ristorante

4.3
2014 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 in the open air. With house-made pastas and roasted or grilled meats and fish around Italian wine and classic Italian cocktails, Zingari is a beautiful, lively place for you to restore and feel at home with your guests.

Cancellation Policy: A credit card number is required to hold all reservations. We are a smaller Ristorante and we hope you will respect our our home policy. We ask that all cancellations are made at least two days before the reservation time. No-shows or cancellations within two days will result in a per person charge of $25, which will be 100% redeemable as credit for future dining within 90 days with a similar party size. To cancel an existing reservation, please email the Business Office at ciao@zingari.com.

Support Zingari Rooftop Ristorante during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

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.

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.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 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 2014 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and good service. Would definitely go back.

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vipMlovely
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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AineM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DK
vipDKdiner
San Francisco
20 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

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

Pleasant change, decent food, slightly over priced drinks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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!

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CreedB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NatalieB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly, service was great, food was delicious and such a lovely view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb. My husband had Nonna’s recipe for pappardelle with shirt ribs. I had the crab agnolotti with rock shrimp. The food was stellar. Drinks were tasty and well balanced. It was set up nicely with distancing and careful service. We’d been here for drinks previously and will CERTAINLY return to dine again!!!

NH
NotHappy
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I was hoping for a great experience after finding this rooftop restaurant in a Google search. I was there for a special birthday, and noted that on my reservation. The restaurant staff acknowledged the birthday when we checked in, but nevertheless seated us on the "bad view" side (a giant building blocked any view), vs. the "great view" side of the city. There were tables available on both sides. The dining area is very tight. It's a long outdoor corridor - like a hallway, with a wall on one side, and a half wall on the other that is open to the view. There is not enough room for people passing by to comfortably go to their table, or for waitstaff to stand more than a foot away. During COVID, this isn't ok. The fact that there is a smoking section on the same floor, and same general dining area is crazy to me. I could smell the smoke. The food was very good, but way overpriced for what you get. Be careful, my party of 2 had a 20% tip pre-added to the bill. I usually don't look, and I'm glad that I didn't add another 20% on top of that. Plus the taxes and fees that SF charges. This was a very expensive dinner for 2 people that exceeded $160 and between us we only have one adult beverage. The ambiance left a lot to be desired.

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MorganaQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to having dinner there again. Delicious!

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NeilA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at Zingari! Our table wasn't yet ready so we had a drink at the bar while waiting -- the bar tender comped us cocktail that we had never tried before while preparing the drinks we ordered. Once our table was ready, we were lead to the rooftop with smiles and friendly service. A bit chilly outside so they gave us some blankets, perfect! We ordered four appetizers for four of us and we shared them all. Everything was amazing. Fresh and flavorful. We then ordered our main dishes and we could not have been happier -- the fresh pasta is and authentic Italian flare was a truly wonderful experience! Will definitely be going again.

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KL11
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. From the cocktail I ordered, to the meatball appetizer, to all of our entrees and dessert. The limoncello drop was fruity and tart but not overwhelming strong. The meatball appetizer was delicious, the homemade marinara sauce was incredible that we even dipped our bread in the remaining sauce. Our pasta dishes were authentic and scrumptious. I had the fettuccine alla zingara and the flavors were amazing. For dessert we ordered the tiramisu and the raspberry sorbet which were both flavorful. The ambiance was great with music playing and the wait staff was attentive and frequently checked in on us.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Get the peperdale short rib!!! Good drinks and great service.

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VictoriaR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food! Service was great but some things were forgotten or we had to ask more than 3 times, other than that everything else was great. Would definitely recommend to others.

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AllieF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

All the staff were very personable but we felt like we had to wait often to find our server. The drinks were great but the food was just good. We didn't feel like the food quality matched the price but eating on the rooftop was a very fun experience!

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Prii
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very respectful wait staff! Everyone was in masks unless they were together at their table.

JA
vipJohnA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Reccommended. Amazing food, amazing ambiance and beautiful views.

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DeacSatchmo
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome experience; the only thing I’d wish was different was more dessert options for vegans. Otherwise, everything was fantastic aside from the server pouring the remainder of my wife’s complimentary Prosecco into her cocktail before taking the glass from the table.

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DeeanaO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop experience! Good food & great service.

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AshleyA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was beautiful!! It was a very nice environment, music in the background, nice ambient lighting. The staff was so kind and attentive. They were knowledgeable of their menu items and helped a non-seafood water find something I loved. They also had a wine recommendation which wasn’t even on the menu! The food was a little pricey, ($250 for two of us) but a very nice place for an anniversary or special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service was excellent

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MichaelM
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m not sure if it was the outside seating or why, but the food was sub standard for a supposedly great Italian restaurant. Both my wife and I were not that excited by the appetizer or the main course. Maybe jus bad choices.

FAQs

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

Zingari Rooftop Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 2014 OpenTable diners.

Zingari Rooftop Ristorante 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.