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Bar Norcini

$$ - $$$
Union Square
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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225 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2205
+1 415-397-7700
08:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been here a couple of times. I stay at Villa Florence quite often, so end up at Bar Norcini with some regularity. Try the dried meat/cheese board. They always have great happy hour specials.

Thank belvie1
Los Angeles, CA
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Too expensive for the value provided and not good service at all. There are a number of options less than a block away.

Thank magicmard
Eureka, California
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319 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh everything. Beautiful environment. Pretend you are in Europe, unless you are from Europe! Great barista.

Thank julesofthesea
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

basic coffees and pastries everything else comes via Kuletos can be a wait. useful snack and drink but not cheap

Thank aromma
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Surprisingly good coffee and light breakfast options while watching the world walk by. Situated around a Bar in a Hotel lobby, this characteristic place offer simple options but well done by the enthusiastic staff. for those tourists in a hurry I recommend the Bacon & Egg panini with a great LaVazza cappuccino

Thank BozzaM
Mountville, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We dropped in to sample the wines at the very reasonable "happy hour" prices and stayed to try the cheeses as well. In this expensive city, this was a bargain. The only drawback was that this busy cable car route also draws some disagreeable panhandlers from the nearby tenderloin area so it is advisable to sit inside to avoid them.... More 

Thank travelerbillk
Paris, France
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

we stopped here to look at the passing parade of people, have a glass of wine and anti pasta. All were good quality and we moved inside to dine on the superb veal.

Thank 201460
Jakarta, Indonesia
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470 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We passed this bar and stop for a drink. Couldn't resist their Salumi Board which was very nice indeed. We didn't ordered anything else other than our drinks. Should try if you're in the Union Square area.

Thank Suria_Nataadmadja
Zion Crossroads, Virginia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The early morning coffee here is delicious! It is self serve and we were in and out in a matter of minutes. They offer a selection of tasty parties in the morning. We did not eat or drink here later in the day, but they have a steady business well into the evening.

Thank Priscilla C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Also in the Villa Florence hotel. When I stayed there in the past, this is where I sat to have dinner as a single traveler. The food came from Kuleto's. It was excellent. Not sure if they still do this. (Really should have asked.) This visit, we stopped for a mid-afternoon cappuccino and a sweet snack to tide us through... More 

Thank Karen L D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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