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About Venticello

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.

1257 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:pm - 10:00pm
Closed Tuesdays

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 922-2545

Website:
http://www.venticello.com/

Entertainment:
N/A

Parking Details:
There are 2 parking garages within walking distance. Street parking can be tough

Public Transit:
We are very close to the 1 California Bus Line and we are literally on the Hyde Street Cable Car Line.

Private Party Facilities:
Venticello is available for complete buyouts and partial buyouts.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Venticello is available for complete buyouts and partial buyouts.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Ring in 2018 at Venticello wth a special 4 course, pre-fixe menu.
$85 per person excluding tax, gratuity and beverage.

Venticello Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Cozy (30)
Good for a Date (29)
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Romantic (27)
Special Occasion (20)
Authentic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Scenic View (7)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Just love Venticello ! Perfect for special occasions and dinner before or after a concert !
Thank you for being such a continued awesome Resturant !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Healthy, Special Occasion, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and ambiance! For us a Xmas time favorite after the Xmas concert at Grace Cathedral!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Pretty cramped. Did not get a seat upstairs overlooking that requested during reservation. Pasta was good. Steak was okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very beautiful and quaint location. Ambiance is just ideal in the heart of historic/picturesque Nob Hill

Food is delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Didn’t offer any special dessert for Anniversary which was a bummer, but overall delicious food and great experiencd

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We’ve dined here many times and this was not our best experience. The food prep was not good and our server did not appreciate our honesty. We’ll be back, but hopefully, the food will be back to the old standards.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

First time dining at this restaurant......will be back.
Service, food and ambiance created at delightful
evening dining out. Recommend the rack of lamb.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Love this charming corner spot with terrific food!
Wood burning pizza oven, wonderful pasta and a terrific pork chop! I’m getting hungry just writing about our meal!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place, limited menu. Pork chop was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We live in NH and love this restaurant; we try to come here when we visit my Aunt who lives around the corner. The food is always fantastic, and the staff are really friendly. On this night, the place was filled with theater goers, and was a bit noisy with all the conversation, but the ambience was still charming. The staff moved quickly and meals came out in good time. Our server asked if we were in a hurry to get to the theater, we weren't and told her our food could come at a slower pace so the kitchen could serve the other patrons quickly. Our meals still came out without much time in between courses. And the Tagliatelle with Duck Ragu was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Venticello is a terrific Italian restaurant in the beautiful Nob Hill area of SF. Meatballs were just delicious. I think I could have ordered more of the meatballs and that would have been a terrific meal. They come with a wonderful tomato sauce, and it's a nice portion of about four or five meatballs. And the shrimp dish appetizer was wonderful as well. Again, those two dishes made a great meal. But then we had the beat salad and that was also superb. The entrees we had were the skirt steak which they slice into nice size pieces on your plate. It's served with greens and potatoes. It was scrumptious. And the lamb chops were super delicious, too. Finally, the biscotti and vanilla gelato were excellent desserts to finish the meal. Oh, we definitely want to go back to Venticello. And it's crowded so the people already know a great restaurant in SF! Oh, parking is rough in this neighborhood. So be prepared to walk up a long hill or take a taxi. The good thing about walking up a long hill to the restaurant is that after dining, you walk down the long hill and that's a lot easier. How do people live on such steep hills? If I lived that close to Venticello, I'd live on the hill, too.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Healthy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Exceptional evening. Food was amazing as was the service. Highly recommend for an evening out as a couple or with friends.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We really enjoyed our first visit to Venticello. Food was great, the service by Tom was outstanding, and the whole evening was really enjoyable. One downside: the place is not large and was packed out, so the noise made it hard to hear my spouse across the table. That one small nit kept me from rating it 5 stars.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I was so glad to find Venticello open on a Monday for a business dinner. The ambience was lovely as usual, my client and I could talk easily without shouting, and the food was superb. My beet salad was delicious, the whole fish Branzino was perfectly cooked; moist and flavorful. My client enjoyed his salad and gnocchi, too. While our server was young and less experienced, he was very responsive. I look forward to future dinners at this unique, cozy spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've eaten this restaurant a number of times and have always had a great meal. This one wasn't up to par, but I chalk it up to bad luck. I'll be back!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Venticello is an amazing experience. Fine dining, great service, fantastic menu, wonderful atmosphere. A special gem sitting atop Nob Hill.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall, the food was good & our waitress was awesome. One thing was disppointed - their complimentary focaccia bread. It was always fresh, soft, & freshly out from the oven, but this time even we asked for some fresh ones, but still cold & hard.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was wonderful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is a great spot. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and very San Franciscan. The Washington street cable car runs alongside the restaurant. The food is fresh and Italian. Service is attentive without being too intrusive. I've been there 4 times now and will go back many more times. They haven't had an off nite yet.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Cute little place with good food

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We haven’t been to San Francisco since 1995. Our waitress was amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

What a great dinninng experience at Venticello, the staff went above and beyond to make us have an exceptional night. Definitely going back and will recommend this restaurant to family and friends!

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have been coming here for years and never disappointed. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Presentation was also very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The only downside was the restaurant was very warm the night we were there. Great food!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was very good, although the menu was somewhat limited. The venue is small and you are tightly seated, but overall we enjoyed it!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice little gem in the neighborhood and easy to get to by public transportation

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Over for business from the UK, were told we could only have a table at 8:30. Taxi across the City to find the restaurant was closed. Other near restaurants had over an hour wait. Went to Fairmont for dinner and concierge said that Venticello had called to say they had closed ......obviously didn’t bother calling all their guests!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is our "go-to" favorite restaurant whenever we are in town. We've gone here for an anniversary and for an evening of great service and food. Pastas are always fresh and hot. Do not miss this gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was great. We were visiting from out of town and celebrating a birthday. Everything was excellent, we will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Love the ambience and the view. Food is excellent, service always good and the wine list does not disappoint.
It is one of our "go to" places for a quiet dinner

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Incredible food! Amazing service!
The perfect date night dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sweet and delicious little neighborhood restaurant on Nob Hill, perfect for a date prior to a show at the Masonic Auditorium a few blocks away.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service was quick, but didn’t anticipate needs. Water constantly empty.
The food was good but unimaginative, nothing set the food apart. My dish might as well have just been noodles but white win sauce (I got the clam linguine). The $15 Caesar salad was very lack luster, just lettuce, cheese and sauce. Nothing notable.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We've eaten at Venticello about 5 times in the past year and a half. The last 2 times were disappointments. Food was average; not nearly as good as it used to be.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I an not a San Fran native but this is the second time I have been there in a month and I returned for the same great food, service and atmosphere. The mushroom soup was superb, the seabass very good and the chocolate tart wickedly nice. Wine advice was great too. I would happily return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was amazing. We had the grilled prawns, meatballs and caprese for appetizers and they were all very good. For entrees, two of got the fettucine with ragu, and it was so fabulous! We also got the pear and gorgonzola pizza and the bass, both of which were delicious. We would highly recommend Venticello.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was slow and rude. I hcould barely find anything on the menu to eat and when I told the waiter I wanted a simple pasta with garlic and olive oil he got offended and I had to change my order to make him happy. My husband had linguini vongele...only seven clams. A blessing in disguise as he was sick after eating it. A horrible experience.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good, service, wine and ambiance were fantastic!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Venticello has long been a favorite resturant of ours. They always had the best Caesar salad. No longer so. What happened to the white anchovies? The meat balls were amazing and the spaghetti carbanaro is perfect, but the fettuccini was to salty to finish. Overall 3 star.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Our visit to Venticello was most enjoyable. My husband's pork chop was exceptional and my fettuccine was quite good. Gelato was terrific but the espresso machine was not working. Wine list is very nice and our server was knowledgeable, recommending a cheaper wine than we were considering as a better paring. We appreciated that and he was right! This is a lovely romantic spot; very authentic Italian.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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