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Financial District
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220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Battery)
+1 415-955-1919
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location to meet up with friends. The Wine selection is good, menu is average. I enjoyed the Brussel sprouts, sun chokes and mushrooms.

Thank MorningGirl1
United States
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had dinner last week. Reservations are a must for dinner - it gets crowded. We had reservations and yet had to wait for over 30mts. Space is very crowded and inspite of the reservation, they squeezed us - pretty pathetic into a table for 4 - we were 5. Well - we could hear each other - that might have... More 

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Boston, MA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Wandered away from the office for what I hoped was a quick meal. After a long wait, wandered into Barbacco, where I needed to wait for dinner. The hostess was nice as she could see I was agitated. Was able to get sat at the bar pretty quickly and had fair service..but the room was very loud. The burrata appetizer... More 

Thank navi_jen
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Expensive for an everyday lunch - if someone didn't take me there I may not have gone on my own. Glad I went though. The food was fantastic. The hearts of romaine salad had such a great anchovy dressing. The heirloom tomato salad would have been perfect if not for the watermelon which had no business in the salad. The... More 

Thank CaitlynsMom
Eugene, Oregon, USA
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Even if you have a confirmed reservation for a table from OpenTable, they will first try to seat you at the bar. They seem to have a complex algorithm to decide who gets a table and who gets to sit at the bar. I recommend requesting that you will for the table. It does come through in a few minutes.... More 

Thank SammyTheFoodie
Sacramento, California
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213 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great food. Try the butternut squash soup-different from the usual. The black cod special was outstanding. Excellent service.

Thank MTLtravelerRD
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Terrible service. They said we would wait 20 minutes for a table ended up waiting for ONE hour! And they didn't even sit us on a table but at the bar!!

Thank Maria O
Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Really surprised by the ratings here and perhaps I had a bad experience but nothing went well here. The restaurant was dated and noisy. The service was fine but nothing special. However the food was terrible. I ordered 2 dishes and both were below average. So many better places in SF. Try Tadich Grill next door if you're in the... More 

Thank Englishguy85
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Really good Italian place in downtown San Francisco. Has a more swanky location next door (Perbacco), but this little brother is just as good and more informal (many seats are at the bar). Original and uniformly excellent pasta and risotto plates.

Thank Riccardo C
Bath, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My meal was really great here but my girlfriend didn't enjoy hers, seems like a bit of a hit and miss place, some dishes are good some aren't, worth a gamble though if you're in the area !

Thank jackmoore93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Public Transportation: Embarcadero Bart Station, Embarcadero Muni Station and all lines that run through Market Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-955-1919

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

Neighbourhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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