In San Francisco, it’s a challenge to find an Italian restaurant that stands out above the rest. Their amazing Italian district can make the decision too overwhelming for a passing tourist craving pasta or pizza. Don’t worry, we’re here to drop this helpful guide on the best Italian restaurants in San Francisco.
Top Review:“Absolutely awesome Italian. After a full day of SF sightseeing, we had takeout – lasagna, tagliatelle, calzone, noodles for the kids, gnocchi, tomato & burrata salad and roasted tomato salad. All fantastic. Decided to take out and eat back at our hotel, which was perfect. It was all “gone in 60 seconds”. Kids loved the noodles, we loved the burrata and lasagna, and the gnocchi was awesome. Thanks Italian Homemade for a great Italian dinner! Try it!” – Tim L.
Top Review:“This was such a fantastic dinner! My squid ink pasta was really something else… delicious and flavorful and left me wanting more!!! The next time I’m in SF, I’ll definitely want to come back here and try the other pastas. The appetizers and desserts were also very good, especially the salad and panna cotta. But the pastas were definitely the stand outs.” – Nina H.
Top Review:“The hype is worth it. Best pasta in SF! Surprised they are not on the Michelin guide. I got the fresh run farm tortelli, vegetarian friendly. Pizza is tasty too but pasta really stands out. For two people, we each got a pasta dish and split a pizza, which was just the right amount of food. For special occasions they print out cute place settings which was a nice touch. Outdoor dining area was well constructed and warm, stayed dry during heavy rain.” – Judy S.
Top Review:“After trying 55 places since May 2022, A16 is a top shelf Pizzeria. Easily one of the Best in the City from a legit real pizza perspective. After 55 places since May, A16 is in the upper range of Pizza that only 5-6 other places of said 55 can relate to. And pretty much the 4 of those 5-6 are the Gods of San Francisco Pizza. These truths proven by trying their Pizza and experiencing it on your tongue are self evident. And yeah, this is for the cheese not even the Margherita yet. Based off how well done the cheese is, I bet a lot of stuff here is good.” – Tiaga N.
Top Review:“Fabulous from start to finish! Beautiful ambiance, comfortable seating and tables are nicely spaced out. Service was impeccable. I haven’t had this kind of service in ages. Everyone from the maitre d to the sommelier to the waiter to the young man who brought the bread….there was a server for everything! As for the food it was spectacular. Everything was complex and delicious. I highly recommend the Wagyu beef! We ended with an Afogatto which wasn’t the usual I’ve seen in other restaurants. It was very creative and delicious. The portions of food were plenty for us to walk away satisfied if not leaning toward the full side. We enjoyed everything except the duck might’ve been too sweet with the sweet nuts on top. I had a taste of my husbands duck and preferred my Wagyu beef” – Laura M.