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Puccini & Pinetti

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Union Square
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129 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2109 (Cyrill Magnin)
+1 415-392-5500
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in San Francisco for a psychology meeting, and a foodie colleague (Also a Tripadvisor wonk) said that we had to go to Puccini's. I stated with green salad. They are usually boring, but not this one. It was excellent! For my main I had the Mushroom Risotto: crimini mushrooms, mascarpone, parmesan, arugula, cherry tomatoes, truffle oil and sea... More 

1 Thank rmgordonphd
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is moderately priced for SF but none the less a waste of money. Everything was poor, from the food to the service. We did not finish our meal. Calamari is better in Salt Lake City than here (that is saying a lot). Pasta was horrible, salad was unremarkable. .. Save your money!

Thank giovannonislc
Santa Rosa, California
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323 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great -- I had a ceasar salad and the delicious short ribs. The decor is a bit bright, and the sound is too loud. Service was perfect -- quick, friendly, and informative. A great wine list with many served by the glass. Prices are good for the area.

Thank Scott95401
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant / bar located beside the Abri hotel. Open kitchen to watch the cooks. Good assortment of apps., pizza, calamari, all good.

Thank tripdbl
Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Abri Hotel and went for dinner with my with and 2 kids at this restaurant. The portions are large and the food was very good. The sea food pasta I order was excellent! And the service was top as well!

Thank ccardieri
Danville, Illinois, United States
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is attached to a boutique hotel and does not have the touristy crowd. the food was authentic and innovative. We ate until we were stuffed and no room for dessert. The dessert menu was very nice but there was no way I could do it justice. This is also another must return to place next time in S... More 

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Manlius, New York
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in on a Friday night without a reservation, it was crowded, and I was offered a seat at the bar. I was rewarded with the best spaghetti and meatballs, and the first to even come close to Mama's. The bartender was friendly and attentive, and I took my third meatball home. It's unusual that I can't finish my... More 

Thank beasdaughter
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a solo meal consisting of risotto and red wine. Lots of patrons and plenty of energy in the place.

Thank CPFleck
Warwick, Bermuda
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was on a corner near our hotel so we went for an early supper on our first jet lagged evening and it was excellent. Try the bruschetta- it's delicious! The food was good and the service very good. In fact, despite the amazing number of choices for restaurants in San Francisco we went back for a lazy lunch... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a place that wasn't too far and would accommodate vegetarians. This had proximity on its side. Service was average, long wait despite reservation, and the food wasn't particularly great. Chicken marsala was ok, and we've had better frozen flatbreads.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2109
    (Cyrill Magnin)
  • Public Transportation: One block from Powell Street Cable Car line, Muni bart, F line and many busses.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-5500

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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