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Acquolina, San Francisco, CA

Acquolina

4.2
4.2
355 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
In Italian, Acquolina means “mouthwatering” – illustrating what happens when you see a delicious, inviting dish. This phenomenon can only happen when food is made with passion and love. For us, food “is a social matter. ” In turn, Acquolina weds a passion for food with a real respect for the community in which it stands – welcoming a mix of locals and visitors, singles and families, welcoming guests of all ages and lifestyles.

At Acquolina, we endeavor to create a vibrant and lively atmosphere where our patrons can revel in the experience of an authentic and “regional” Italian meal. The Tuscan-infused menu is meant to pair with an assortment of wines, with samplings from Italy and California. In the spirit of the Tuscan Trattoria, everything is meant to be authentic – the pasta boiler and the pizza oven came direct from Italy, brought here to guarantee a perfect plate of “al dente” pasta and a perfect slice of thin crust pizza.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 781-0331

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Avila Marco

  • Private party contact

    Dario Tobia: (415) 374-0578

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Cross street

    Union St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Late Night Find

  • San Francisco

    Late Night Find

  • San Francisco

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. S

    Spam

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I didn't reserve and didn't visit the place........
  2. TP

    TPow

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We found the Caesar salad to be watery and bland, we let the waiter know and he shrugged his shoulders. There’s only one bathroom and it created a long line in the center of the restaurant. It was also very loud and not at all how it presented online.
  3. W

    Waterbar

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food just wasn't good. Another tourist trap in an amazing location.
  4. B

    Blee

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is above average. However, the restaurant charge credit card fee if pay by credit card. This is the first time we come across restaurant with CC fee.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my 2nd time here and the food was amazing, this is still one of my favorite restaurants in North Beach!
  6. RA

    RAinSF

    San Francisco

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. We sat outside and enjoyed the people-watching while drinking wine and eating delicious food. Try the pasta they prepare in the cheese wheel. It's a great show PLUS the dish is delicious!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Good was mediocre and waiter seemed bothered
  8. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I've had a restaurant in a long, long time. Rich flavors, great service, and wonderful vibrant atmosphere. Thank you, Acquolina!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing and perfectly attentive. Appetizers, entrees, desserts, and wine selection were all fabulous.

    AcquolinaResponded on July 10, 2022We really appreciate you took the time for leaving us a 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon.

  10. MC

    MarthaC

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It’s a nice neighborhood to visit, the food was ok, nothing extraordinary and I think it was expensive. The service was good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  12. TG

    TressaG

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Caesar salad, the Burrata and marinated veggies, and lasagna. Everything was wonderful, including the service. Lovely lunch outside on a beautiful day.

    AcquolinaResponded on July 10, 2022We are glad you had a positive experience on your last visit, customer care is our priority. Thanks for sharing your review, we hope to see you again soon!

  13. PC

    PastaCharm

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Iordered the risotto with gamberi and zucchine. I had eaten that dish recently at your restaurant with pasta rather than risotto and preferred the pasta. Just saying.
  14. J

    Jack

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, a little pricey. House wine is delicious, but again a little expensive.

    AcquolinaResponded on June 21, 2022Thanks for sharing your 5-star feedback!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Far from elegant, terrible service and food was decent. I should’ve just made the dishes myself, they would’ve tasted the same. We sat down at 7:05 with a birthday reservation and we’re not even properly greeted until 7:28.. Yea lol Glad I didn’t order a birthday dessert, that would’ve been just as disappointing. A man which I didn’t get a name from came from outdoor dining to serve us inside after eye f-ing him for like 5min, bless him and he’s too good to be picking up slack of others. Forgot to mention how creepy from the boh to foh it was from the men but hey, that’s Italian for you. Save the $100+ and go across the street.
  16. TZ

    TracyZ

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Lack of service was a major disappointment

    AcquolinaResponded on June 21, 2022Thanks for your feedback, we are sorry you had a not optimal experience with our staff but but we still appreciate that we brought this episode to our attention. We will examine it carefully and ensure it does not happen again.

  17. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Made reservations, showed up early. Table not available, had to sit outside where it had cooled down. Server never came back during the meal, empty drink glasses most of the meal. Very bummed!
  18. DS

    DavidS

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their salads are exceptional. Make sure to get the dressing on the side and you can really enjoy the fresh tomatoes vegetables and kale. The pastas are homemade and the meat is super. Love that spaghetti and meatballs. Great outdoor dining.

    AcquolinaResponded on June 21, 2022We are incredibly grateful you enjoyed your last visit and found the time to leave us a 5 star review. Hope to see you soon!

  19. g

    greenwithenvy

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved dining alfresco and the food and service was wonderful! Busy corner made it extra enjoyable
  20. DS

    DavidS

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had two salads and the spaghetti and meatballs with some lovely Chianti wine. I think the best thing about this restaurant is the food and great service. Their outdoor dining is comfortable although it’s on a little tilt. Great fresh pasta.
  21. L

    Luvtoeat

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing friendly staff with professional waiters, authentic Italian food that is delicious and beautiful ambiance! Lots of outdoor seating looking out over Washington Square Park.
  22. A

    Aber

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great restaurant for a group! Good food, atmosphere, service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Hosts kept asking us to put away our food in to go plastics. Felt like they were trying to get us out

    AcquolinaResponded on May 1, 2022Sorry for the inconvenience. We are certain that it was an isolated case, we hope to see you again!

  24. l

    lawrencej

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    There was a cold breeze coming in but staff half-closed the door. The parmigiana special was fantastic and the heirloom tomatoes were ripe Eve tasty
  25. RE

    RayE

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Soooo goood . Great food n service was on point . Will put this spot in north beach on my rotation. Thank you !

    AcquolinaResponded on April 19, 2022Thank you so much for this review, We are really glad you being our customer. For any information or need we are at your disposal!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just amazing! The absolute best service and the best lasagna I’ve ever had. Would recommend it to everyone!

    AcquolinaResponded on April 19, 2022We really appreciate you took the time to share your assessment with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  27. KC

    KyleC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Hands down changed our opinion on the place. My wife and I went for Valentine’s Day dinner years ago and it was amazing. We went for my moms 60th and the waiter ruined the experience. No personality, rude, forgot our drink order 3 times. It was shocking. Then after 20 minutes waiting for the bill I decided to ask for a manager and they never apologized. Won’t be going back there ever again.

    AcquolinaResponded on April 19, 2022We are dismayed for the negative experience with our staff on your last visit. Customer service has always been our top priority and we will use your feedback to internally investigate and make sure it won’t happen again. We are convinced that it was an isolated case, so we hope you may give us another opportunity to provide you with an excellent experience.

  28. JC

    JCov

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Lots of North Beach options, so I would skip this place. They don’t have a liquor license. The food tastes bland. The pasta had the most bland tomato sauce. The mushrooms on the steak were gooey and tasted bad. Tiramisu is ok but something is off. The bartender has no idea what he is doing in terms of wine pairing/wine knowledge and no hard liquor so it’s better just to go to another place on this strip of great Italian eateries. I should have noticed the rows of Kendall Jackson wine on the bar shelf and stayed away. The wine list is very limited. This meal was about $200 for one person in restaurant week and not a good value. The servers did not have a restaurant week menu but rattled off something that I did not understand and the table next to me also told me they did not understand how it worked after their server explained. The salad looked great in the pic below but was mainly olive oil flavored lettuce and no seasoning or balsamic.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    They have a credit card processing fee
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food

    AcquolinaResponded on April 9, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again

  31. JE

    JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. The corkage fee of $25 seem a little high. I was expecting more in the $15 dollar range. Other than that it was a great experience.
  32. CS

    CarolynS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We sat outside in the cold wind but the heaters kept us warm and there was a lot to look at. I ordered hot bread and olive oil with my wine but it came with the pizza. The entree of pasta and langostino was served cold. The server was friendly. The ambience indoors seemed like more fun than being outdoors.

    AcquolinaResponded on April 9, 2022We apologize for the negative experience on your last visit. Customer service has always been our top priority and we will use your feedback to internally investigate and make sure it won’t happen again.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Birthday Leilani
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous Italian cuisine! The ingredients were fresh and deliciously prepared.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing food!
  36. RA

    RAinSF

    San Francisco

    209 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was outstanding, as usual, but the service was lacking last night. We felt like we were ignored, but we still had a great meal.
  37. a

    avid3

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Not a good place for dinner, if you are in North Beach there are so many better places!
  38. LC

    LoriC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meals. The outdoor seating is well heated making dining very comfortable. Service was good. Authentic Italian dining.
  39. S

    Sonoma

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    mediocre restaurant across the board. not worth the trip
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was mediocre at best. Very expensive for the quality.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Acquolina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Acquolina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 781-0331.

Acquolina is rated 4.2 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Acquolina

1600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Union St.

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Avila Marco

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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