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Acquerello

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$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Nob Hill
Contemporary, Italian, Gluten Free Options
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1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619 (Polk)
+1 415-567-5432
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17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Acquerello is magical and we so loved our experience. The ambiance is pristine and romantic, the tables situated perfectly for maximum privacy. The colors and table decor fabulous and then service that was totally 5 star. The food was just divine. We all did a 4 course selection and had the veal, sturgeon, risotto, lobster and salmon offering and everything... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to this outstanding restaurant will not be our last. Everything was wonderful. We did the tasting menu with pairings and enjoyed it tremendously!

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Thank Maria B
san francisco, ca.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been dining here for over a decade, love it. Always has the best Italian wine list, prix fixe, standout food! So yummy.. the owner is a very gentile gentleman, Giancarlo.. Dining room classic..a great way to spend 3hours dining in one of SF's finest!

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Leon, Mexico
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a small restaurant with over 27 years of service, the owners are there taking care of the customers, they have a great meals with a sophisticated taste, the wine list is very extensive and the service is very good, you must visit it while you are in San Francisco Este es un pequeño restaurante con más de 27... More 

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Thank Francisco R
Toronto
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went here for a romantic wedding day dinner. The staff was so welcoming and helpful. The service was amazing and we felt very special on our day as they made sure everything was taken care of. The food was great and the wine list was extensive. Highly recommend.

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Thank CaliforniaCanTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very romantic restaurant! We had the tasting menu, of course super expensive but it was our splurge meal for the trip! Highly recommended

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Perfect special evening with 3 amuse bouche, wonderful smoked sturgeon, pumpkin seed and lentils second course, tender lobster tail, and choice of desert tid-bits--all delicious with wonderful wines. We think of this restaurant as our #1 dining experience in San Francisco.

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The food is great, various courses, including some complimentary courses from the chef. I found the food to be slightly on the heavier side, and the presentations not impressive. Maybe going in, I had higher expectations, but I am not convinced this place deserves all the accolades. The dinning room is a bit lacking! It looks like an old room,... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

In September, we had the pleasure of dining at Acquerello – and what a dinner it was! First, the restaurant is lovely, from the moment that one enters. It reminded me of a re-purposed church from the turn of the previous century, though there are a few aspects, which reminded me of a grand bank, as well. Whatever, the restaurant... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Superb in every respect. The cuisine, the wine, the service, and the ambiance were all first-rate. But more important was the attitude. It seemed like it was every person's personal mission to be warm, friendly, welcoming and attentive, and to ensure we had a wonderful dining experience. And we did!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$95 - US$185
Cuisine
Contemporary, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1722 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3619
    (Polk)
  • Public Transportation: Van Ness Avenue is serviced by Muni bus lines 42,47,and 49. California Street. is serviced by the California Cable Car line. Sacramento Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 1. Polk Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 19.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-5432
Description
Acquerello, named for its original watercolors, envelops guests in a warm and gracious atmosphere the moment they arrive. "At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests an experience of classic and contemporary Italian tastes in an elegant dining atmosphere."

The 40 seat dining room has an upscale and quiet ambiance. The room, designed by John Wheatman, highlights the former chapel, graced with arches and a rustic wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, with warm Mediterranean colors of gold and terracotta.

Acquerello's contemporary approach to Italain cuisine combines the freshest ingredients available, an innovative approach to classic Italian flavors, and modern techniques. Guests can design their own three, four or five course dinner with the Prix Fixe Menus or choose to enjoy the preset chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu.

Acquerello,in its more than 25 years in operation, has received countless accolades and awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, two Michelin Stars in 2015, and a Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list continuously since 2012.

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Staying in Nob Hill

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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