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Trattoria Pinocchio

401 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
+1 415-392-1472
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“gnocchi” (39 reviews)
“poached pear” (5 reviews)
“cannoli” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small little restaurant with the old school Sicilian vibe. The waiters are thick in their accent but attentive to your every need. They make their dishes fresh (they told us this) and the Linguine Pescatore was excellent. I did replace the linguine with the gluten...More

Thank DonNY845
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gnocchi with chunks of mozzarella in the sauce was delicious. One of the other customers started singing Italian songs acapella and got huge cheers from everyone.

Thank Lea B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

it was the best italian resturant in san francisco , the food was so very tasty , the atmosphere was great and the waiters are the best .

Thank rhett069
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Ate her with my 13 year old daughter and her two friends for dinner on a Friday night. Greeted warmly when we entered. Daughters gnocchi was excellent. So was the pesto and the pasta mare. I had the lemon chicken. Although the sauce was flavorful,...More

Thank travlmama
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

After living in Italy for 3 years and visiting Italy multiple times since, we were wonderfully surprised at the authentic Italian atmosphere, hospitality, and warmth of the trattoria. Antonio our waiter was gracious and very helpful in our meal selection. My wife had the Gnocchi...More

Thank craig b
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited last evening after walking out of a nearby restaurant due to noise. Selected the place due to ambiance and menu. Walked in and greeted very warmly and seated at a table for two by the window. Able to enjoy the...More

Thank varlerw2
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went for lunch on a recommendation, we are visiting SF and heard good things about the North Beach area for dining and hanging out. Trattoria Pinocchio has a nice lunch selection which includes salad and bread. The food was amazing and I say if...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had dinner here last week. Service was good, and the food tasted good, but, my son became violently ill a few hours later. Two hours in the bathroom. Bad seafood?

1  Thank Nannidear
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was probably our favorite meal that we had while in San Francisco. Hands down the best gnocchi I have ever had. Great atmosphere, too.

Thank Ashley1919
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A really enjoyable meal in the Italian quarter with good friendly service. We both had pasta and a delicious house wine. Definitely recommend this restaurant

Thank CWR42
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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.16 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-1472
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