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Best San Francisco Italian Restaurants


Looking for the best Italian food in San Francisco/Bay Area? Below you'll find our picks for some of the best Italian restaurants in San Francisco, Marin County and beyond.

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SAN FRANCISCO

54 Mint Italian
13/20
Dining Room at 54 Mint, San Francisco, CA 16 Mint Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Sleek Italian restaurant capitalizing on its reputation for salumi and fresh-made pastas. More...

Amarena Italian
13/20
2162 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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An under-the-radar Russian Hill venue for classic Italian dishes and dressed-up favorites. More...

Americano Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at Americano, San Francisco, CA Hotel Vitale
8 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Embarcadero views, an after-work scene and Italian-influenced cuisine. More...

Aperto Italian
13/20
1434 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Cozy restaurant serving solid Northern Italian fare with Californian touches. More...

Bacco Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Bacco, San Francisco, CA 737 Diamond St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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A cozy restaurant serving authentic Northern Italian food. More...

Beretta Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Beretta, San Francisco, CA 1199 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Sophisticated and open late, this Italian nightspot features pizza, seasonal small plates and first-rate cocktails. More...

Cafe Tiramisu Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Cafe Tiramisu, San Francisco, CA 28 Belden Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Simple Italian fare is perfect for light dining while people-watching at one of the outside tables. More...

Cinecitta Bar & Roman Pizza Pizza
13/20
663 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Thin and crispy pizzas in North Beach, served up Roman style. More...

Cupola Pizzeria Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Cupola Pizzeria, San Francisco, CA Westfield San Francisco Centre, 4th Floor
845 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Cupola Pizzeria serves fresh Italian fare under the dome at Westfield San Francisco Centre. More...

Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Italian
11/20
18 Virginia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Neighborhood restaurant with homespun Italian and Californian food served up in large portions. More...

Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana Ligurian
13/20
Dining Room at Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, San Francisco, CA 3560 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This rustic-chic Italian eatery serves Ligurian cuisine including hand-made pastas and traditional focaccia. More...

Firenze by Night Italian
13/20
1429 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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A neighborhood favorite since Sergio Giusti brought authentic cuisine from his native Tuscany nearly 20 years ago. More...

Gialina Italian
13/20
2842 Diamond St.
San Francisco, CA 94131
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The pizza-tossing pride of Glen Park, a family-friendly village sliced in half by I-280. More...

Il Borgo Italian
13/20
500 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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This unexpected Hayes Valley winner is reminiscent of New York’s Little Italy, Boston’s North End---or Rome’s Trastevere. More...

Il Cane Rosso Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco, CA San Francisco Ferry Building
One Ferry Building #41
San Francisco, CA 94111

Hearty Southern Italian counter fare at the Ferry Building. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
13/20
Levi's Plaza
1265 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Casual Italian restaurant with a beautiful patio on Levi's Plaza. More...

Jackson Fillmore Trattoria Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Jackson Fillmore Trattoria, San Francisco, CA 2506 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Chef-owner Jack Kreitzman’s love of Italy shows in the food at this little Pacific Heights dining room. More...

Locanda Osteria & Bar Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Locanda Osteria & Bar, San Francisco, CA 557 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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A venture from the couple that brought San Francisco Delfina and Pizzeria Delfina delights with a decadent spin on Roman food. More...

Magic Flute California
13/20
3673 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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A restaurant perfectly at home in classy Presidio Heights. More...

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Italian
Quick Bite
556 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Wonderful coffee drinks, delicious focaccia sandwiches and a lemony ricotta cheesecake are specialties of this spirited North Beach original. More...

North Beach Restaurant Italian
14/20
1512 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Northern Italian cuisine in North Beach from longtime chef-owner Bruno Orsi and co-owner Lorenzo Petroni. More...

Original Joe's Italian
13/20
601 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Classic, colorful Italian restaurant that woos the city's politicos, business big-wigs and socialites to its red vinyl booths. More...

Osteria Italian
14/20
3277 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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A good place for relaxation and well-prepared Italian standards such as veal scaloppine, scampi or calamari steak. More...

Palio d'Asti Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Palio d 640 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Sleek Italian eatery has good house-made antipasti, crisp brick oven-fired pizzas and baked eggplant Parmigiana. More...

Pane e Vino Italian
13/20
1715 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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For standout lamb chops, house-made Italian sausages and a wine list offering a good selection of Italian vintages. More...

Piccino Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Piccino, San Francisco, CA 1001 Minnesota St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Calculatedly rustic neighborhood hub draws local crowds for its thin-crusted pizzas. More...

Pizzeria Delfina Pizza
14/20
3611 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This always-packed pizzeria offers traditional Neapolitan-inspired pies plus specials, all bursting with local ingredients. More...

Pizzeria Delfina Pizza
14/20
2406 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
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A second location of Craig and Anne Stoll's popular Neapolitan pizzeria. More...

Pizzetta 211 Pizza
13/20
211 23rd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Thin-crust pizza devotees from around the city make a special trip to this 23rd Avenue eatery. More...

Ragazza Pizza
13/20
311 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Neighborhood artisan pizzeria draws long lines every night of the week. More...

Ristobar Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Ristobar, San Francisco, CA 2300 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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This casual, neighborhood eatery is an authentic Italian restaurant, wine bar and salumeria. More...

Ristorante Ideale Italian
14/20
1309 Grant Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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The daily-changing menu includes simple Roman specialties. More...

Seven Hills Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Seven Hills, San Francisco, CA 1550 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Every dish is eye-popping at this neighborhood jewel with a deceptively humble vibe. More...

Sociale American
14/20
Dining Room at Sociale, San Francisco, CA 3665 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Upscale Italian-inspired dishes like chicken under a brick and short ribs over polenta are nicely matched with a well-chosen wine list. More...

Sotto Mare Raw Bar
13/20
552 Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Raw bar and fishermen’s daily catch specials in a charming old-school ambience. More...

Tommaso's Italian
13/20
1042 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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This family-owned North Beach tradition pulls fabulous pizzas and calzones from the well-used wood-fired oven. More...

Tony's Pizza Napoletana Pizza
14/20
Dining Room at Tony 1570 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Expect a wait --- but it's worth it for Tony Gemignani's pizza. More...

Vega Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Vega, San Francisco, CA 419 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Bernal Heights restaurant serving authentic Italian without the fuss. More...

Venticello Italian
13/20
1257 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Romantic Nob Hill eatery. More...

Zero Zero Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Zero Zero, San Francisco, CA 826 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
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This SoMa pizza place sets a high bar that even extends to desserts. More...


EAST BAY

A16 Rockridge Italian
14/20
Dining Room at A16 Rockridge, Oakland, CA 5356 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

Oakland's sister restaurant to San Francisco's A16. More...

Benchmark Pizzeria Pizza
13/20
1568 Oak View Ave.
Kensington, CA 94706

Serious pizza served in classy yet family-friendly surroundings comes to quiet Kensington. More...

Bucci's Italian
14/20
6121 Hollis St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
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This warm restaurant features a fresh and approachable menu that includes pizzas blessed with a crisp crust and tasty toppings. More...

C'era Una Volta Italian
13/20
1332 Park St.
Alameda, CA 94501
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Solid establishment for Italian cuisine in Alameda. More...

Cugini Italian
13/20
1556 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
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Expect fine homemade pastas and well-crafted wood-fire-roasted pizzas and meats. More...

Dopo Italian
15/20
4293 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
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Arrive with an appetite for clean and simple Italian flavors---pizza is the star. More...

Gioia Pizzeria Pizza
Quick Bite
1586 Hopkins St.
Berkeley, CA 94707
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Foldable, thin-crust pies and slices with seasonal toppings. More...

Mangia Mangia Italian
13/20
755 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
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Sweet, romantic Mangia Mangia offers consistently good Italian fare. More...

Oliveto Cafe Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Oliveto Cafe, Oakland, CA Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
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A neighborhood café inspired by the home kitchens, bakeries and farms of Italy. More...

Oliveto Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Oliveto, Oakland, CA Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
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An inspired rustic Italian menu featuring house-made pastas and legendary charcuterie. More...

Pizzaiolo Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Pizzaiolo, Oakland, CA 5008 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
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The food-centric Temescal district is home to this standout pizza joint. More...

Postino Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Postino, Lafayette, CA 3565 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Creative, well-prepared Italian dishes and a refreshingly priced wine list amidst the ambience of a vine-covered brick building. More...

Prima Ristorante Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Prima Ristorante, Walnut Creek, CA 1522 N. Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Italian cuisine, topnotch desserts and a jazz pianist Wednesday through Saturday evenings. More...

MARIN COUNTY

Osteria Stellina Italian
14/20
11285 Hwy. 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Chef-owner Christian Caiazzo has turned tiny Point Reyes Station into a destination thanks to his rustic Italian cuisine. More...

Poggio Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Poggio, Sausalito, CA 777 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Elegantly designed Italian restaurant featuring seasonal dishes in addition to artful pizzas. More...

PENINSULA

Donato Enoteca Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Donato Enoteca, Redwood City, CA 1041 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Chef Donato Scotti’s enoteca stands among the top Italian eateries on the Peninsula. More...

Mezzaluna Italian
14/20
459 Prospect Way
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Enjoy wood-fired pizza and decadent seafood pastas at this attractive Italian restaurant. More...

Osteria Italian
13/20
247 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Longtime favorite for skillfully executed Italian cuisine in downtown Palo Alto. More...

Osteria Coppa Italian
13/20
139 S. B St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Spacious Italian restaurant serving up creative handmade pastas that run the gamut from traditional to exotic. More...

Quattro Restaurant & Bar Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Quattro Restaurant & Bar, East Palo Alto, CA Four Seasons Hotel
2050 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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East Palo Alto enclave appropriate for a power breakfast, elegant lunch or upscale dinner. More...

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