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Pantarei

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Columbus and Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-591-0900
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11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always a good sign when a couple of elderly Italian men are perusing the menu and wine list at the next table, and another good sign when you decide to attempt to recreate a dish at home. In fact, last time I was here, in 2009, I recreated another dish (fusilli with an Italian sausage, sage and garlicky tomato... More 

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Petaluma, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We saw a sign out from for 3$ mimosas and that is all we needed to stop in. We were going to meet our daughter and boyfriend but could not pass this up. They were more than happy to open a bottle for us and give us a delightful stop. The atmosphere looked very nice and the food items on... More 

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Portland, OR
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was strolling by this place on a trip to SF recently, and it was around 2PM. I really wanted some carbonara for a late lunch, but it did not appear on the outdoor menu. A waiter asked what I was looking for and I told him. He said it would be appearing on their dinner menu in a couple... More 

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Herent, Belgium
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Was looking for a place to dine with my girlfriend in the Italian area in San Francisco and we chose this restaurant as it appealed nicely decorated. Seated close to the door was a bit chilly as the door remained open, but still doable. We were promised another table but unfortunately that message was not passed to the one seating... More 

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Thank Broderik
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited this lovely spot for a delayed anniversary dinner. Not only was the food hot, delicious, and served quickly, our server, Chiara, was delightful and personable. To say a restaurant stands out in Little Italy is a huge compliment because there are many wonderful dining options there, but this one is our favorite. We will definitely... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this little Italian restaurant on our walk back to our hotel in San Francisco. What a fantastic find! He had the homemade lasagna which was superb, and I tried the Tre Pasta which was also very good. We both thoroughly enjoyed the cafe style outside dining and all the night lights and atmosphere of... More 

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Thank Jill S
Canberra, Australia
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303 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

It certainly is a very Italian restaurant, with quite a range of dishes and wines, including a good selection by the glass. It was very cold outside and also a little cool in the restaurant itself. The service was friendly and very good. The decor is light and warm, and the noise level very good, although we were told that... More 

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Mierlo, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Pantarei is a great italian restaurant, The menu isn't all that big but what they have is really good The food presentation was great, the food itself was amazing! We had a blast with our waiter Sergio, compliments to him for a great evening! Pantarei is one of the better Italian restaurants around, its really worth your time.

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Thank Djesper
Level Contributor
48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We ate here after a long day exploring the city. Overall dishes seemed expensive, however we had a groupon so this was offset somewhat. Both myself and my partner chose pasta dishes which were tasty if not breathtaking. Service however was very good.

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Thank saz848
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

After a long day we were in the mood for some tasty Italian pizza and this ended up at Pantarei. The place is in a great location and we got a good spot, but the food was a disappointment. Pizza done in a different way can be great, but we basically ended up with two chunks of dough with too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Columbus and Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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