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Pompei's Grotto

$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
+1 415-776-9265
11:00 - 23:00
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Venice, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps we were a bit late (8:30pm), but the restaurant seemed slow and tired and the food, whilst ok, was nothing exceptional

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Homestead, Florida
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165 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in on a cold and rainy Thursday afternoon. We were a little skeptical, because the place was empty. But tired feet and cold bodies urged us to go inside. Boy are we glad we did. They have Happy Hour Daily from 3pm -5pm. We had some local wine for $5 a glass and some small plate snacks for... More 

Thank Gina A
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here as everywhere was really busy and we could get in. The food was ok but nothing special. We had the chowder to start which was good, and then a Cioppino and a fish stew but to be honest they both seemed to be the same. Cost wasnt too bad for the main drag of Fisherman Wharf. Total... More 

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Waynesboro, VA, United States
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff and service were great. We had appetizers and drinks. The food was okay. The atmosphere was okay.

Thank James B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and fast service. We had their smoked salmon appetizer and grilled shrimp tacos. Both were very good. Liked the smoky flavor of the toast angles, really added to the smoked salmon.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in a great location. Convenient on Fisherman's Wharf-- which ultimately makes it a tourist trap. It's geared towards people who don't know good Italian food. I got fish and chips-- it was not good. My husband took a chance and got chicken parm. The sauce was clearly from a jar and it looked like it had melted... More 

Thank beachbum0213
San Francisco, California
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125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I'm sorry to say, we were not huge fan's of this place. The service and wait staff were excellent! It's not always all about the food!!!

Thank 4JMP
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was just a salad made in 10 seconds. Cut it in 4 pieces, put it on a plate, add some old bread, bring it to the table and ask 12$.

Thank mehari
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209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had dinner here recently and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the entire experience. The seafood linguini and the spaghetti with dungenous crab and shrimp were outstanding and served in good sized portions with generous servings of the seafood amidst the pasta. The service was relaxed, friendly and efficient and further enhanced our experience. The atmosphere was cosy... More 

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San Dimas, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We love San Francisco and have made it a point to visit the city when ever we get the chance. And being a fan of the wharf area we usually book a room close by as it has such a great atmosphere. Having said that it would only be natural for us to frequent the restaurants located there. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-9265

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

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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