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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
11:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Venticello.
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Venticello

4.4
1491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (41)
  • Cozy (32)
  • Romantic (28)
Tucked away atop Nob Hill, Venticello Ristorante, is one San Francisco’s best kept secrets. With quaint tables, a wood burning oven and views of the bay, Venticello provides a warm intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of a Tuscan Farmhouse.
Recognized as one of the most romantic restaurants in San Francisco, we are located just a few blocks away from the historical Mark Hopkins and Fairmont Hotels, as well as walking distance from the Huntington Hotel, The Stanford Court, and the Ritz- Carlton Hotel.
As you walk into Venticello, you will enter our upstairs area. Our full and complete wooden bar is supplied with an array of distilled spirits as well as some of the finest Italian and Californian wines. This allows you and your guests to enjoy a variety of beverages while hearing the Cable Car bell ring just outside our front door.
Venticello, meaning soft breeze, will sweep you and your guests away with an unforgettable experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:pm - 10:00pm
Closed Tuesdays
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Phone number
(415) 922-2545
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Venticello is offering a romantic, 4 course, pre-fixe menu for Valentine's Day.
$85 per person excluding tax, gratuity and beverage.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1491 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

VENTICELLOS deserves a Michelin Star for for its creativity and flavors & the Legion of Merit medal for THE MOST GRACIOUS SERVIC.
Especially Tim & the Mr Ciba modem

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Michael (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Consistently reliable Nob Hill gem ESPECIALLY if you’re known to them!
Well run operation in spite of the fact you’re kept waiting in spite of having a reservation!

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vipMichellek (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

We went here for my partner's birthday because it's only blocks from our apartment. We have been living in the neighborhood for several years, but we've always opted for Venticello's sister restaurant, Nob Hill Cafe, also on Taylor Street, a few blocks away. In short: Venticello has the better ambiance, it's more romantic, and you can make reservations with them. However, we both agreed, Nob Hill Cafe is better in terms of the quality and portions of the food and the service. Our waiter at Venticello was absent from most of our meal and didn't check in to see if we wanted anything more (pepper, cheese, a refill on our empty drinks). We left feeling disappointed, particularly in the service -- given the price is more than Nob Hill Cafe but with little added value. We will likely stick to Nob Hill Cafe when needed nearby Italian moving forward.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Venticello has a cozy atmosphere, superb, unobtrusive but attentive service and fabulous food.

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vipTedM (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

This is a great neighborhood Italian restaraunt with cozy ambiance and attentive service. The food is great and I've come back here 5 times in my last 6 months.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Always come when we are in the city. Great ambiance and Great food!!
Thank you, Bob S.

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Anonymous 
3.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

I'm a fan of the Venticello, and I never miss a chance to get a dinner there every time I go to SF, either alone or not (ok, that's an average of... every two years, Europe is a long way from SF). That time however, we've been disappointed: very slow service (we were not in a hurry, but 2 hours for an entrée and a desert...), rather small serves, and above all too busy and such very noisy. Anyway, I probably come back next time.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year’s Eve. Our reservation was at 9:30pm but they informed us they wouldn’t be ready until 9:45pm. There was a noticeable and significant lull in between courses. Once we were done with the course, our plates were cleared, but we waited at least 15-20 minutes for the next course. I am not sure if they were extremely busy for the holiday and just trying to catch up. The food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent new year’s eve at Venticello’s.

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vipLoveRestaurants (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Venticello is consistently good and great for the neighborhood. There isn't a bad item on the menu and service is consistently fine, and often good.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:pm - 10:00pm
Closed Tuesdays
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Cross street
Washington
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 922-2545
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Entertainment
N/A
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Parking details
There are 2 parking garages within walking distance. Street parking can be tough
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Public transit
We are very close to the 1 California Bus Line and we are literally on the Hyde Street Cable Car Line.
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Private party facilities
Venticello is available for complete buyouts and partial buyouts.
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Private party contact
Nicole Harlan: (415) 922-2545
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Venticello is available for complete buyouts and partial buyouts.