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Panta Rei

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$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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431 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901 (Stockton)
+1 415-591-0900
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a chilly, foggy Tuesday night with a two thirds empty restaurant, it took almost an hour to get our pappardelle Verdi and tortelli manzo.. Both dishes were actually quite satisfying once we got them There was a large table with a tour group in the otherwise empty space, so that may have occupied the kitchen. Go before 8:30... More 

Thank jrftrav16
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not have a reservation but managed to get the only free table. The Bruchetta was the best we have had and the Home made Lasagna excellent. Fortunately we ordered both dishes to share as otherwise there would have been a lot wasted. Obviously a very popular restaurant but well worth a visit if you can get in.

Thank Peter H
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can late. Yet they still sat us for dinner. Very friendly staff with amazing food. Perfect Italian when your in a hurry. Had the rice balls to start. Soooo good. Had a cute corner spot to watch the busy street

Thank Vav22
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place was like New Italy. .The food delicious, light so very tasty! Service with Matt wonderfully helpful. 5 Star price was good especially when you sit taste and enjoy. Kitty

Thank Kitty V
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lasagna was so rich and creamy. Also loved the house bread which was like fresh croutons. Yummy!

Thank Ashley F
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187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great seating indoors and out for this chic eatery. People watching here is big especially during their happy hour. Try $3 bellinis. Pappardelle with duck breast out of this world. Moist and tender duck along with thick noodles in a brandy sauce makes this a go to item. Salads are average. Creative desserts like homemade cheesecake tort and Panna cotta... More 

Thank David O
Danville, Illinois, United States
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Perfect weather, wonderful food, great service. Davide was our server and he was very knowledgeable. It seems the menu will change slightly on a daily basis, check before you go. I had the Prix Fixe and that included smaller portions and 2 glasses of house wine for $50.

Thank janecS1001XO
Baguio, Philippines
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Called about 3 weeks ago to reserve a late luncheon for 11 people. The person who took the reservation said we're all set. When we arrived, they were not expecting us. We waited while they put together several tables. Good thing there were not a lot of people eating then. They were attentive and nice. The food was good. The... More 

Thank Jennifer D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We just stumbled upon this place as we needed a last minute reservation on a Saturday night! It had good reviews so we went. We were all surprised how good everything was from the lentil soup, burrata (amazing!), risotto, pasta, ravioli and of course dessert! The staff was friendly and we did not feel rushed. The only issue we had... More 

Thank natashanyc
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I was on my way to another restaurant but it wasn't my cup of tea so I wandered down Columbus and saw this place. Asked a couple eating outside if it was good and they said yes. I had the Cesar salad and the wild boar ragut. Awesome

Thank 294kk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-591-0900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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