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Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana

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3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1624 (Guerrero & Valencia)
+1 415-565-0360
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is laughably bad! I'll never go there again! I should have asked my friends before going; Afterwards, all my friends shared their equally horrible experience there. Their bruschetta was ridiculously small with three tiny one inch square toasted pieces of bread with a demitasse spoon full of chopped tomatoes on top, which amounted to a bite of "safeway... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant serves excellent Northern Italian cuisine. It is very pricey though so be prepared. Five of us hadsimple pasta entrees, no salads, no anti pasta, 3 glasses of wine and two children' s cocktails. The bill was $243.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I loved the quality of this meal. The meat, cheese, pasta and meat dishes were all excellent. Plenty of choice, a variety for all tastes. The award winning pasta is delicious, as are the burrata dishes. Great service, slightly expensive wine but a lovely meal.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Been here many times. With family. With ladies. Its good for all. Their food is really tasty. You would like this place.

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Tulsa
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A client recommended Farina to us on a recent business trip to SFO. We all ordered something different for sharing purposes. The focaccia is WONDERFUL! Light and flaky. The handkerchief pasta with pesto was the lightest, most delicate pasta I have ever eaten and I would order it again in a heartbeat. The Pappardelle con sugo di coniglio - homemade... More 

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San Jose, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had a pleasant dinner; service was good; we got a good deal on a coupon for $40 worth $80 of food. Had two salads, two meals, two desserts, 3 coffees that cost us total of $130 for which we paid $90 total! Good food, good service, bathrooms are on the 2nd floor, a good hike away! - they have... More 

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I give it 5 stars for the pasta. Never tasted anything better than their fresh pasta. Perfect for a meal before a show at The Marsh theatre.

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Queretaro City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I asked a friend, Where do you go for a dinner if you have just one day at San Francisco? And the answer was Farina. It's located on an area that is not very tourist but the service and food were very good. The owner talked with us and was very friendly and always wanted to do his best

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Gabrielle and Martina really made our party special with their attention to service and offered suggestions for wine and special champagne. The food is authentic and delicious. The private room upstairs overlooking a huge outside terrace is a plus for SF! Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in SF ( I know, I am italian American and my dad... More 

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California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Perhaps we ordered the wrong dishes. My fish was swimming in a salty broth with soggy vegetables. $34 for this tired dish for salt lovers? Exaggeration. My companion had pesto that was very mild and barely ok (relative to our homemade pesto), also at a steep price. The bread was excellent. I wish we had a focaccia instead, based on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1624
    (Guerrero & Valencia)
  • Public Transportation: Bus # 33 Dolores and 18th Bus # 22 16th and Guerrero Muni line # J Church and 18th Bart 16th and Mission Bus # 14 Mission and 18th
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-565-0360

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mission District
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