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Rocco's Cafe

1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931
+1 415-554-0522
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“linguine” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Italian
$$ - $$$
1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for breakfast with a friend. The kitchen was open and visible from the dining area which allowed me to see things were clean and food was handled properly. The dining area was decorated with all kinds of quirky things on the...More

Thank J d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What's not to love about an Italian restaurant in the City by the Bay that plays old classics like Tony Bennett crooning "I left my heart in San Francisco" while you dine on great food made from traditional recipes? Everything from the food, ambiance, and...More

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Francisco is known for great Italian Food, with most of it is centered in North Beach. However, I can't imagine that anything is better than the meal that we had at Rocco's Cafe, in the SOMA area. The place is a real throw back...More

Thank YayaShare
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This small, neighborhood Italian restaurant looks like it has been there for decades. The menu may be just as old and traditional, although I must say the fried calamari was crispy and tasty. The rest of our meal fit the description the desk clerk at...More

Thank 2bears93442
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner the other night with my dad. I got the Clams with Linguini in a creamy white sauce and my dad got the steamed clams. The service was great and the food was amazing. The clams with Linguini is one of my...More

Thank DJSparks45
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My boyfriend and I went to dinner at Rocco's on a Friday night after seeing their episode on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives a few weeks ago... SO worth it! We made reservations but asked to sit at the bar instead so we could watch all...More

Thank katielatta
Reviewed 3 April 2017

ROCCO'S IS really nice place to have breakfast and also to see a restaurant that has a lot of history. This was a family outing and my son did some research and selected Rocco's. It was on a Saturday morning and we came right at...More

Thank sicuani
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a beer and lunch while visiting San Francisco and staying nearby. Great food, friendly staff. I had the pasta with marinara and vegetables and my husband had the grilled chicken sandwich. We both loved our food and our server was pleasant and...More

Thank AK L
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

In town on Business and had to go to Rocco's before I left. Nothing beats the linguini and white cream sauce. Best I've had bar none. Staff is friendly and Don is very gracious.

Thank jdsbiz98
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Researched several brunch options in SOMA, and opted for Rocco's. Which was a great choice for Sunday brunch. Authentic American, spacious interior, high ceiling, with a great amount of love & care evident in the pictures & original memorabilia on the walls. We both ordered...More

Thank Donough O
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
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to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931
    (between 7th & 8th Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: Three blocks south from Civic Center BART station and Muni Station. #19 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Folsom inbound and 8th and Folsom outbound. #12 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Folsom #27 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Harrison (one block south)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-554-0522
  • E-mail
Rocco's Cafe was founded in 1990 by Don Dial, in honor of his Grandfather Rocco who operated a restaurant in SF's Excelsior District for over 60 years. We are dedicated to our craft and have been serving high quality food for almost 30 years! Our menu offers traditional Italian / American dishes, and Don serves over 200 daily rotating specials. We've appeared on over 10 television shows like Diners Drive-ins & Dives and more! Check us out today and we promise you'll leave our restaurant full & with a smile on your face.
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