Brose
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  • Review Count
    11
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  • First Review
    March 31, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 21, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
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Bella's notorious homemade pasta, cozy & inviting atmosphere and friendly service await you. We feature cusine from Southern Italia- slow cooked sugos, braised meats and various carpaccios.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Real feel of Italia
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a welcoming spot where you are guaranteed to get friendly service and fabulous house-made fresh pasta dishes! We've dined here before, and our most recent experience was consistent with the good food and service we've had in the past. This time we shared a generous antipasto plate that included sliced salamis, olives, cheese, zucchini, greens and a perfect bread accompaniment. On a chilly summer's eve we went for truffle infused dishes that included light as a cloud gnocchi and very tasty tagliatelle. We shared a large scoop of hazelnut gelato with our cappuccinos before heading out into the foggy night. Our server was very attentive, and the owner was friendly and made us feel he really appreciated our business."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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One of San Francisco’s most romantic restaurants, the Magic Flute, has a new and exciting menu reflecting California-Italian Cuisine. Located in fashionable Presidio Heights, the restaurant with sponge-painted walls and hardwood floors is reminiscent of a family-run trattoria found in a small Tuscan village. Sunlight streams in through large picture windows in the front dining room, and after dark, Florentine wrought-iron chandeliers, imported from Europe, infuse the room with soft light. The equally beautiful rear dining room looks onto a lovely, flower-filled patio with white Italian marble tables and large Italian market umbrellas that make the heated patio the ideal spot for al fresco dining. Phil LaCavera sees to it that service is personal and attentive. The staff also takes great pride in making each party and wedding a memorable occasion. You won’t find a more enchanting ambiance for your special celebration.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely local dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2000
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I love being able to dine in my neighborhood and dinner is an easy table to snag. Service is attentive and friendly. On a cool summer night I loved the delicious beluga lentil soup to warm me up. The Caesar salad had nice plump anchovies. I enjoyed the lamb chops (a generous portion) and my husband enjoyed the special gnocchi with smoked chicken. There is a nice choice of reasonably priced wine including wine by the glass.
We return often and are always happy with our experience which is never pretentious."
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Serving the finest Argentine cuisine in the Southland, Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse offers traditional and contemporary dishes, while also fusing the various cultures of Argentina to create new ones. Only using free range meats cooked over a wood fired grill, seafood, game and homemade pastas. Also featuring the finest selection Argentine wines with some attractive California picks.<br />Fresh food, excellent service and great ambience come together at Ushuaia to create an unforgettable culinary experience while keeping it affordable.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
delicious steak and more
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We enjoyed a really good (not too sweet) house made sangria, and our server suggested a salad to share for 3 of us (instead of one salad per person which was more than we wanted). Skirt steak was flavorful, as was the paella and the salmon was also quite good. With friendly service and good food, this was a very enjoyable evening out."
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Whether you're looking for a unique restaurant near Golden Gate Park, a romantic restaurant for the perfect date, some of the best Chinese food in San Francisco, or simply a good place to get Dim Sum near Geary Blvd., the Chili House is here for you. We offer traditional and authentic Chinese Cuisine and Spicy Szechuan Specialties, as well as Mandarin Style Dim Sum. We also offer take out, which means if you're near the Richmond District you can eat some of the best Chinese food in San Francisco right in the comfort of your home or hotel.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Spicy food arrives fast
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"No lingering at this busy spot. Food arrives hot (& spicy) as soon as the kitchen prepares it, even if that means your appetizer arrives after your entree. Be flexible! Some items are very spicy and others are mild so there's a taste for everyone. Service is friendly and helpful."
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2000
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The sophisticated, elegant space of Acadia provides a perfect house for the simultaneously contemporary and classic cuisine from Chef McCaskey. Divided into a lounge space, dining room and private dining room, Acadia is comfortable and inviting, with natural elements throughout. Soaring ceilings and colors of warm neutrals, cool grays, chocolate and sage are peppered throughout the minimal space. An open kitchen and wine room reinforce the fact that Acadia is first and foremost about great food and wine, and attention to detail paid to both. A la carte and tasting menus are available, featuring McCaskey's contemporary take on Classic American cuisine. Attentive service, contemporary-classic cocktails and a global wine list round out the offerings.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Elegant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2000
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2000
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Every time we travel to Chicago we reserve a table because the dining experience is always outstanding. From curated cocktails to the fine dining this place makes for a special evening. Lobster pot pie is stellar. Foie gras and risotto appetizers were terrific. Wine markup is high but choices are quite good. The orchestrated service is a delight."
Dined on 6/01/2014
 2000
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Voted "2013 Best Italian" by SF Bay Guardian readers, Palio is a favorite of downtown denizens looking for the perfect spot to make a deal, travelers who appreciate Michelin rated comfortable dining, and anyone seeking an exceptional group dining or private party venue. A place where historic techniques blend with a contemporary approach, and Michelin raterd "comfortable" service personally overseen daily by owner Martino Di Grande. <br /><br />Palio’s menu (including gluten free and heart healthy options) is a veritable culinary tour of Italy; emphasizing the cooking of different regions as the seasons change. Palio’s menu utilizes organic produce from small, local farms as well as sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. The Wine Spectator award winning list has always been exceptional, including a wide range of Italian varietals and California offerings. Full bar. <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quiet space & solid food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2000
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Service was slow (perhaps not enough servers). Food was good (our group enjoyed pasta dishes including meatballs and spaghetti and fettuccine with fava beans). Romaine salad was good but could have used more dates and cheese. Assorted cookies and biscotti were ok and presentation was unimaginative. Loved the French press coffee. Space is large so conversation is easy. Owner served some dishes and was very warm and welcoming."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2000
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Sociale (say - "SO-SHEE-AH-LAY!") was born in the bistros of Florence and raised here in Presidio heights. Laughter and Italian music are heard floating up from the star-lit, heated patio greeting you from the discreet garden alley below. Families and friends leaving the frenetic pace of the city behind can experience a lighter and decidedly more Italian mood celebrating in our new private dining room, the traditional room or on the patio as the irresistible scents of warm pastas, herb-infused meats, and the sweet honey and nut coated sfingi with vanilla bean gelato shake permeate the surrounding space. Bewitching and eclectic wines from Italy and California complement the weekly changing menus that Chef Tia Harrison crafts with joy and delight for our neighborhood friends!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Slow service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2000
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Dined here as a party of 4 - arrived promptly at 6:30 and didn't get out until almost 9. We only had 2 courses. Service was slow (seemed as if few servers for a nearly full restaurant) so it took a long time to order, and a long time to get our check. Also, corkage fee of $30 was surprisingly high. Food was good - portions were generous - and a few items seemed warm (rather than right out of the oven/pan)."
Dined on 5/15/2014
 2000
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Tucked in a corner of a brick warehouse in the heart of Dogpatch, Serpentine features an ever changing menu shaped by local farms and ranches. Soaring ceilings are warmed by cozy booths and tasty twists on classic cocktails. Glimpses of Serpentine's sister restaurant, Slow Club, shine through in the fresh lunch and dinner menus, the intimate bar and the candlelit room.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good lunch spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2000
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2000
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I ate the veggie burger which was nicely spiced with good fries. The iced tea was a bit weak. My friend was able to get the veggie burger on a salad. Good variety of food. Service was very attentive."
Dined on 04/11/2014
 2000
Special Features: great for lunch
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Discover Garibaldis on Presidio, the perfect neighborhood restaurant, pleasing loyal locals and jet-setters alike for 22 years. Garibaldis on Presidio epitomizes the 'quintessential neighborhood restaurant'. With a dining room stylish yet comfortable, service professional yet friendly and a seasonal Cal-Med menu loaded with reliable favorites. Garibaldis is the rare spot perfect for anything from a first date to a family supper. Devotees return again and again for the generous portions, great wine list and specialty cocktails served at the cozy, full bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Classy dining in the 'hood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2000
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I enjoy Garibaldi's for dinner! Although I'm not a regular there, I'm made to fee welcome. Met a friend for dinner and we enjoyed generously sized salads (classic caesar and a warm kale salad) as well as perfectly prepared entrees: lamb and salmon. Presentation is good, service is attentive but not cloying, and desserts are good so save room! Coffee was also good and we both appreciated timely refills."
Dined on 04/09/2014
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Grub is a casual neighborhood spot in the middle of San Francisco’s Mission district, the hot new restaurant area in the city, which is continuing to set new levels of culinary and hospitality recognition. GRUB is here for you for dinner, late night and weekend brunch. With constants on the menu like a custom burger bar, Mac ‘N Cheese bar or our seasonal small and large plates, and everything from around $6 to $16 and an international wine list from $26 to $50 a bottle, how can you miss? You are family and always welcome at one of San Francisco's newest concepts and great eateries....
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2000
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2000
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our group enjoyed the fried chicken and peanut butter waffle stack(!), eggs benedict, french toast and eggs cooked to order. Portions are generous, food is well prepared and servers are friendly and efficient. Great place without the long lines at other Valencia corridor brunch spots. And you can make a reservation if you don't want to risk waiting."
Dined on 03/30/2014
 2000
Special Features: great for brunch
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