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Pesce e Riso - Permanently Closed

4.7
4.7
243 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
PESCE E RISO is a neighborhood Italian restaurant with a Japanese twist in San Francisco North Beach District.

PESCE E RISO means “fish & rice” in Italian, which are the building blocks of Japanese cuisine and lend itself beautifully to Italian cuisine. We want to create an exciting, relaxing & memorable environment for you to enjoy while dinning in the company of your family and friends.

Update- Due to the current and on going situation of COVID-19 in the city of San Francisco, we decided to do a temporary closure for the remaining of March to protect our employees and community. We will keep updates on pesceeriso.com and OpenTable for the returning of regular business hours. Thanks for your support and understanding.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 am–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 872-9997

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Lin

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Cross street

    Columbus Ave.

  • Parking details

    Fresno St. Public Parking. Vallejo St. Public Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, View, Wine

What 243 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. F

    Foodlover

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! A new dining experience with food that was delicious, surprising in the combination of flavors and so filling. The service was incredible, we celebrated our anniversary here and can't wait to go back.
  2. J

    Jean

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    LOVED the tuna tartare appetizer, the entrees were amazing and that panna cotta was perfect!
  3. B

    Banana

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great establishment with clean interior. Excellent service and ambiance. That said, their fusion needs some work, in both their dishes and interior design. Some flavors and textures didn't come together well. At times, it felt like I grabbed a little of two separate things and shoved them both in my mouth rather than then arriving prepared in one dish. While tasty, the roll tasted like a regular sushi roll. The Japanese-American flavors overpowered whatever Italian elements they tried to incorporate. Still a delicious dinner overall. The space offers little noise insulation, so you either need your outdoor voice, or get real close to your date.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    They ran out of one of the signature dishes
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and amazing food - will definitely be back
  6. BD

    BruceD

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and experience for Valentines Day special occasion.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place! We’ll be back. Amazing.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is diamond in the rough! Amazing personal service, which is a nice departure from fighting for your waiter’s attention! The food and wine recommendations were fantastic. Gluten free options available:) We will definitely go back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, creative food. This is fusion cuisine done well with the best of both Italian and Japanese.
  10. JS

    JulieS

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food in this restaurant and the staff are great.
  11. LC

    LucaC

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service ! Incredible food !!! My partner and I were really pleased !!! Thanks Pesce e Riso Team
  12. JM

    JohnM

    Berlin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pesce e Riso is a neighborhood gem, with an extremely talented chef, who expertly fuses Asian and Italian crusine with grace and flavor.
  13. LD

    LoisDM

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for X-Mas Eve, Feast of the Seven Fishes. The food was fresh and clean tasting, The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Will be going back.
  14. KB

    KB2014

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is like non other. Italy meets Japan and its a beautiful marriage!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything we ordered. Really like their tuna tartar and arancini tuna roll.
  16. LC

    LoloCG

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Pesce e Riso for our anniversary dinner while in San Francisco and we were so happy that we did! We got there a little early and they were able to seat us immediately, which was great because it was raining and it would have been cold & wet waiting outside (it's a cozy restaurant and there isn't a waiting area really). There's a good ambiance and even though the restaurant was packed it wasn't too loud to have a conversation. They even surprised us with two glasses of champagne on the house for our anniversary - it was wonderful! The food was amazing. Somehow I had missed that it was Italian-Japanese fusion and so that was a pleasant surprise. We had the tempura misto appetizer which was so tasty - I'd never had tempura fried asparagus and it was amazing! Especially dipped in the aioli sauce - yum! For our entrees, we had the ribeye and the risotto, both were excellent, along with a delicious side of cauliflower. We were stuffed by the end of the meal. The service was great - everyone was friendly and the orders were correct and showed up quickly. The waitress was attentive and the host stopped by occasionally as well. They also have a great wine list. We will definitely come back next time we are in San Francisco and would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good as was the wine selection. Very unique fusion of japanese and italian food. The ambience was lovely!
  18. CR

    ChrisR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful little spot in North Beach that isn't your typical Italian restaurant. Everything we had was delicious.
  19. ED

    EdwardD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, reasonable prices, the owner is very congenial.
  20. SL

    SLO5

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is a little gem of a restaurant. Each dish was unique and varied in its flavor. Even our three teenage daughters loved their meals. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The only minor minor fix would be the temperature. The restaurant was quite cold inside. I would highly recommend that you give Pesce e Riso a try. You will not be disappointed!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Thanksgiving meal with excellent service. The octopus was amazing as was the whole branzino. We’ll never celebrate Thanksgiving without grilled octopus again!
  22. SD

    SebastianD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was inventive and delicious (really really really loved the Arancini roll), and the staff was even better. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Will be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal! we really enjoyed everything. One of the best seafood restaurant in the city.
  24. GT

    GezaT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal, a fusion of italian & japanese. A great concept! Good wine list, service .
  25. LC

    LucaC

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always !!! I love to come here when there’s a new menu . Ana , our waiter is superb!!!
  26. J

    John

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a last minute booking on a busy night in North Beach and man it worked out! Ambience from the hardwood floors to the wine racks and window to the street. Eclectic fusion of Japanese and Italian food prepared with skill, thought and respect, combining ingredients in interesting ways. Risotto, tempura, pasta, fish, oysters all realistic portions, interestingly curated wine by the glass list and an amazing server (originally from Eastern Europe) who was thoughtful, conversational and helpful. Through her we learned a little of the chef’s journey through different cultures and cuisines. Will definitely make this a destination place for trips into SF/North Beach.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience, definitely recommend this place and we will be back.
  28. JM

    JannieMay

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal at Pesce e Riso. The service was perfect and the food was excellent. The chef pays attention to every detail and that is evident in the taste and presentation. At this time there is beer and wine only which was fine for us.
  29. GK

    GenieK

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner with friends and family here. Food is superb, and so is the attention and recommendations of the staff. Will definitely be back!
  30. MM

    MariaMe

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've always passed by this place and wanted to try it. I was impressed with the menu and flavors! Similar to The House next door in terms of size and types of dishes. Keep in mind that some of the tables are the kind that are stuck next to other people. That didn't bother us but it makes it kind of loud with everyone talking over each other. The octopus, broccolini and risotto were excellent!
  31. N

    Nickname

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fleet Week dinner out. Took a few minutes to “get” the Japanese/Italian fusion theme - but it all worked! Great flavors all around.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I loved the fusion Italian and Japanese cuisine. The arancini appz was amazing. The agnolotti dish was delish! I’d go back for sure. If it wasn’t for parking situation in north beach neighborhood I’d be here all the time! I promise to come back to try other dishes in the menu.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and way beyond my expectations. All the ingredients were fresh. Environment is good. Highly recommended and will definitely go back.
  34. B

    Bill

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this neighborhood restaurant. Very good and friendly service. The food was delicious. Great ingredients and creative fusion of Italian and Japanese dishes. I highly recommend. We really wanted to find a good restaurant in North Beach that was not touristy. Excellent.
  35. DP

    DavidP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very Good. . . . . . Charactersssss sssss ssssss sssss ss
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible!! Chef is so talented as he has great ideas for Italian food combining with Japanese Ingredients. Everything tastes fresh and plating is beautiful. Really enjoyed eating there.
  37. B

    Bulosan

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The confluence of Italian and Japanese flavors and cooking techniques was revelatory and not overstated at any point. Delicate use of unexpected flavorings like dill flower or shiso leaf and the meeting of carpaccio and sashimi were inspired and delicious. Thoroughly recommended.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my friend, it was such a delightful surprise. The food was excellent, setting was lovely. Would definitely recommend it!
  39. S

    Soda

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Understaffed which means slow service which also means stressed workers
  40. MP

    MichaelP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant provided a wonderful mix of Italian and Japanese flavors. We will definitely return.

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Pesce e Riso - Permanently Closed is rated 4.7 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Columbus Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    North Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 am–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Fresno St. Public Parking. Vallejo St. Public Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Lin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, View, Wine

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