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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Looking for the best Italian food in San Francisco? We created the ultimate list of the top Italian restaurants in San Francisco by examining the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Find everything you need to know about the finest Italian restaurants below.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Flour + Water

Italian
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Fiorella -Clement

Pizza · $19 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Italian · $30 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Seven Hills

Italian · $36 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

a Mano

Italian · $17 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack

Italian · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Bernal Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Montesacro Pinseria SF

Italian · $20 avg. main dish
San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Venticello Ristorante

Italian
San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Pizzahacker

Pizza · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Bernal Heights
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Piccolo Forno

Italian · $12 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

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 31320 spots across San Francisco, analyzed 1095134 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1539 lists and articles from the likes of Only In Your State, TimeOut and Thrillist – applying our Feastfox magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Only In Your State - 10 Italian restaurants that serve pasta to die for, TimeOut - The 10 best Italian restaurants in San Francisco and Thrillist - The Absolute Best Italian Restaurants In San Francisco 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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