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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit San Francisco’s best Italian restaurants. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in San Francisco. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in San Francisco!

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Flour + Water

Italian, $$$, MissionItalian, $$$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Fiorella -Clement

Pizza, $$, Central RichmondPizza, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Italian, $$, Telegraph HillItalian, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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Seven Hills

Italian, $$$, Russian HillItalian, $$$San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist

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  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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AltoVino

Italian, $$$, Nob HillItalian, $$$San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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  • TimeOut

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a Mano

Italian, $$, Hayes ValleyItalian, $$San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Emmy's Spaghetti Shack

Italian, $$, Bernal HeightsItalian, $$San Francisco, Bernal Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

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  • Eater

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Montesacro Pinseria SF

Italian, $$, South of MarketItalian, $$San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut

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Venticello Ristorante

Italian, $$$, Nob HillItalian, $$$San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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  • USA Today

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Bambino's Ristorante

Italian, $$, Haight-AshburyItalian, $$San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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  • CultureTrip

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Why is this list better than others?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in San Francisco. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across San Francisco, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Eater, CultureTrip and USA Today – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Eater - 15 Places For Gluten-Free Pizza in the Bay Area, CultureTrip - The Top 10 Restaurants In Cole Valley, San Francisco and USA Today - 10Best - Cream Rises to the Top: Posh Restaurants of San Francisco's Nob Hill to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Pinot Noir

    Experts suggest pairing a mushroom risotto with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


Interesting facts

  • A fast eater

    In 2014, Marc Owens became the proud world-record holder for eating the most cannoli by having 34 in one sitting.

Parking in the area

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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