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Venticello

4.4
1504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (38)
  • Cozy (32)
  • Romantic (29)
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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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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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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N/A
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Special events & promotions
Venticello is available for complete buyouts and partial buyouts.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1504 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.2
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vipgreenwithenvy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great ambience, food, very crowded, busy, service a little slow probably due to how busy it was.. highly recommend

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Lucia (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great restaurant. Super cozy and the staff was really nice. The food was delicious! Their pasta was perfectly seasoned and cocked al dente. Their tiramisu is a killer. Amazing spot for a romantic dinner.

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glorious (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was very good but the service needed to be a little better. I would still go again or recommend it to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

In spite of an Open Table Reservation, for which we arrived 5 minutes early, we had to wait 35 minutes for a table, with no place to sit while waiting. Entertaining guests from out of town, it was very embarrassing to wait that long. The room was so noisy we couldn't hear each other speak.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great value, friendly service

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Came for our anniversary. Drinks at the Fairmont, then walked the few short blocks to the restaurant. I’d hate to try and find parking, so glad we were staying near by. The cable car does run right buy the restaurant, so if you have access, that might be a good way to arrive.
Food was very good. We stuck to pasta for this, along with a nice glass of Italian red. The pizza oven smelled good as well.
Overall met our expectations for a special occasion dinner.

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peep (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was impeccable!! The food was outstanding and done to perfection.

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Terri (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This wonderful family restaurant is as impressive for the hospitality and sensitivity of the servers as it is for its outstanding food! I had a perfect view of the lights on the Bay Bridge and my dinner partner was just as happy with her view of the lovely restaurant and service.

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ArielK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Told the restaurant ahead of time that we were celebrating a birthday, and they did a wonderful job of making the night special. We were greeted with a "happy birthday" as well as a complimentary (and delicious) tiramisu.

Must have the eggplant appetizer (amazing tomato sauce and melt-in-your-mouth ricotta).
Excellent lamb and yummy gnocchi.

Definitely a good spot for special occasions or date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday. Service was sluggish and "spacey". Pasta dishes were good but salads were bland, especially the caesar salad. Tiramisu dessert was exceptionally good.

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