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Cafe Zoetrope

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


US$30 - US$40
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little vibe, strong Italian influence with some celebrity photos on the wall. Service was very good, pricey but so is everything in San Fran. I had meatballs and my friend had a pizza! It was very flavoursome! Defo recommend this place.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Arrived an hour before closing. Staff was clearly not interested in serving us. They were too busy cleaning up. Have never been in a restaurant where they put the chairs up on the tables next to you while you were still eating. There were at...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, loved the short story machine, nice waitstaff. I ordered the cream of portobello soup and my daughter ordered the prosciutto pizza. Maybe it was all the high sodium, maybe it was something else, but within 20 minutes of eating, I wasn’t feeling well....More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Amy M
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Thank you Mr. Francis Ford Coppola for this charming place in SF Your spirit is definitely here The service is very professional The Italian food here is authentic We are definitely in Roma The plate of charcuterie and cheese delicious The Gorgonzola, the Taleggio and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Saturday night, visiting San Francisco for the first time. Most of the top reviewed restaurants were full and we were looking for an interesting place to have a light dinner. We found this cozy restaurant and ordered some Italian style food. We were happy of...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ViaggioQuandoPosso
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Great service in a relaxed style. Food was very good and wine excellent. Had a custom pizza which came with a light thin crust and was very tasty

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Andy B
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I am sure there are many other better italian places in town. Most salient feature here is the Coppola winery. Place is owned by Francis, hence lots of pictures and movies memorabilia. Rude service.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 1974AAUU
Reviewed September 9, 2017

We went here for a meal on 4th September. It was okay and I gave the waiter my card and he came back with it and the check for me to sign. The total I signed for was $42.88, but when it came off my...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DF_and_LL
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Asado was very good. Pene arbiata was good. All other dishes we received were tasty. Service was excellent. Pls note that if you like the asado meat with medium, you may ask for "less than medium"

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

The Coppola connection drew me to Cafe Zoetrope. I wasn't disappointment, but also wasn't overwhelmed. They do have a good range of the Coppola wines (and a full bar). They charge a bit of a premium for the wine. The food was fine, but not...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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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.
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Betty E
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Response from LaSenora8484 | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't. In San Francisco you don't usually have a car. We walked from California and Stockton. It' s not hilly over there and it close to the financial district.
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