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Zingari Rooftop Ristorante

4.2
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1947 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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. Our Rooftop Ristorante is truly a unique event space and one of the best restaurants for group events and private dining in San Francisco.

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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
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
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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JamMan
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice rooftop spot. The service was great and the food was really good too. I recommend the homemade pastas. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but well worth it for a rare meal out during covid.

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PatrickJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food
Awesome service
Great atmosphere
Can’t wait to go back.
Krishan and Neeraj were super nice and went above and beyond
Thank u so much
We coming back soon

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vipAndyB
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing find. Great rooftop spot and truly tasty food. Service was perfect and extensive wine list.

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vippeninsulagal
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is pretty good, cocktails are excellent. Service is slow, but I'm sure part of that is because the kitchen is elsewhere in the building.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Delicious food! Loved it!
We will definitely will be back!

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davidh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a jewel of a spot atop the Donatello hotel just the place for these times

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The server and owner was rude and very curt. Repeatedly rushed us to choose drinks and food because the “kitchen was closing in 5 minutes” despite us having reserved a two hour block, as required by the restaurant. After taking our order, the server didn’t come back until we got up and walked around, looking for someone (we were the only patrons in the whole place) to refill our water and to get the check. After bringing the check, they disappeared and we, after waiting 15 minutes went to the elevators to let ourselves out only to find the doors had all been locked and lights turned off. Would not pay that high dollar price for that kind of service again. Shame because the rooftop had pretty views of the city.

Zingari Rooftop Ristorante
Responded on August 3, 2020

Many thanks. Your review, however, is exaggerated and unkind. You were welcomed after arriving late to 8pm last seating. We requested to place food orders. We are sorry to learn about your sense of entitlement. We explained the facts: public transportation hours are reduced. COVID. Our team does not have the privilege of a car, so use public transportation. Therefore, Chef needs orders earlier. Our wish always is to be attentive. We chased you to give warm farewell. Bring gratitude to SF.

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vipNadia
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and music absolutely outstanding.

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RileyK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with helpful and friendly staff. Met and exceeded all our expectations.

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JeannineB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They opened the rooftop in June and seem to be following all protocols.
Thought it was weird when the waiter took my empty cocktail glass and didnt ask if I wanted anything else to drink. Did the same with my husband. 1 drink max? Not impressed with the salad, but meatballs & both pasta dishes were very good, would go back for those. Cheesecake was a complete disappointment.
First time ever experiencing an automatic 20% tip applied to the bill(for 2 people). That is our usual tip, but what do you do if you have bad service & don't feel that 20% is appropriate?

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vipKelz
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing but failed on service. Our waiter was inattentive, kind of rude, was rushing us to order, didn’t explain anything about the food and didn’t acknowledge our birthday celebration. AND added a huge tip to our bill automatically even though there was only 2 of us. The rooftop was cold and they offered no blankets like the other restaurants I’ve visited with the same ambiance. If not for the food, I will give this restaurant a 1 star overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food took a while to come out, but it was absolutely delicious. The outdoor seating was comfortable and the staff was really nice. I’d definitely go back for another meal because the food was so tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zingari offers the most incredible food we’ve ever tasted! We had a lovely lunch on the rooftop where we could see all around the city. The weather was perfect San Francisco weather with sunshine and a light breeze and our server was warm and friendly.

We ate pasta that made me tear up at the memory of my Nonna and wild boar that melted when your spoon touched it.

Tyler joked that we would come back every day for lunch. However, if we didn’t live so far away we might be tempted to go broke to eat here every day.

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davidh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

you are currently on the roof, plan accordingly, food is excellent, wine list is strong, and the cocktail program is strong, eat out, support small businesses, it's a great space to do both

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cold, but super awesome! Thank you so much!

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MatthewW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With only a few SF restaurants open for outside dining, I gave Zingari a try—first time visit. Seems they have moved the downstairs restaurant service to an outdoor perimeter patio of what is probably a rooftop bar. It works well...pleasant enough space, good music, attentive service from the manager during a fairly quiet weekday lunch. The food was very good—handmade pastas are a standout. Overall, a good meal and nice to be out to a restaurant again!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was cold bring a jacket

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JaneK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was very average/poor especially given price. Rooftop with no view and very small with seats around edge of building. Also had to ask for bread which is usually a given in Italian restaurants. Best thing was Super Tuscan wine! Would not recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

First let me say, the food was amazing! It was there first first days open and they didn’t have a good system in place. We waited so long to order, food came before drinks, there was an hour between courses, they didn’t have the wine on the menu and it was just a huge mess. I have lots of empathy because I worked in the business so I could only imagine how much they’ve struggled. They also need to provide blankets or really good heat lamps above each table. It’s SF, you cant do outdoor without lamps. Hopefully they’ve worked it out in the last two weeks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Ordered food at 6:45pm, main course didn’t get to the table until 8:30 pm and the meat was incredibly dry for both dishes. Would not recommend

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Katev
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic atmosphere. We were greeted by the owner who took us upstairs to their rooftop dining and checked on us several times. Our waiter Alex was super nice and accommodating. Overall superb experience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating our 15 year Wedding Anniversary. Service was excellent! Made our special evening better special and romantic. Food and drinks were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was amazing, but the deserts seemed poor quality and did not live up to or even match the descriptions.
No berry coulis with cheesecake and the crusted mousse cake was just a piece of cake.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great atmosphere. Will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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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OpenTable Diner
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.

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tblee
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).

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APS889
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was top notch.

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vipPaulD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food.

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vipSalT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will come back, for sure

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KenzieG
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!

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mamatoall
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.

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Eat4Yum
San Francisco
16 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.

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BrandenH
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.

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Juleegem
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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vipMrnSD
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!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Zingari Rooftop Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 885-8850.

Zingari Rooftop Ristorante is rated 4.2 stars by 1947 OpenTable diners.

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

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