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Puccini & Pinetti

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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129 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2109 (Cyrill Magnin)
+1 415-392-5500
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Today
10:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Hours:
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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I dinner here on Thanksgiving Day. The food quality was poor for the price. The ravioli and the chicken Marsala were $35.00 each., but neither were worth the money. I couldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Thank Chris L
London
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time eating at Puccini, the last time was several years ago and it has fallen off since then. The food was still good but not as good as we remembered! Portions can be very big so order carefully. The service is very good as well but overall the restaurant is getting the feeling of a large... More 

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Thank GKimb
San Francisco, California
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663 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on a two-year quest to find an affordable, reasonable quiet, not-fatally-flawed spot for drinks within striking distance of the Flood Building, where I take Italian on Thursday nights. For two years I have overlooked P&P, but a recent visit for drinks there was great. Large selection of wines by the glass. The food smells good and that's... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at Puccini & Pinetti as part of a very large group. Dinner was arranged by the conference I was attending. We had a set menu with two salad choices, three entree choices, and two dessert choices. I had the Caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs, and tiramisu. Bruschetta was served as the appetizer. The service was slow. I understand... More 

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Thank AmyTravels720
Battle, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is linked to the Abri Hotel next door. We went to the bar an ordered a glass of house chardonnay only to be told they did not have a house chardonnay and offered us a wine list. When we showed our free drink voucher from the hotel, house chardonnay suddenly appeared. Not a good start. We had booked... More 

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Thank patcf100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The concierge recommended this restaurant to us and we almost went somewhere else but glad we did not. Started with the pizza appetizer, split the Spaghetti and ended with Creme Brûlée. So much food. Food was great. The service was very quick and attentive throughout the meal. Overall, enjoyable experience.

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Thank Rdive01
Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the worst restaurant I've ever visited in my life. This is ABSOLUTELY NOT italian cuisine, neither the flavors nor the products. We choose a bruschetta, and it wasn't what you expect a bruschetta to be: you have the bread and on the side some cheese and some terrible tomato. The linguini with clams was more a soup than... More 

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Carluke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day sightseeing my wife and I were in need of a refreshing drink and saw an advert in the window for 'Happy hour'. In we went, settled down for that drink, had a look at the menu and decided to stay for a meal. I opted for linguine vongole while my wife chose a simple spaghetti &... More 

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Thank Robert W
Mornington, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, poor service, ordered wine and 20 minutes later food arrived, still no wine. Server disinterested, shame as food was good.

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Thank dinky2
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Is very good Italian Food, and in a good location, but choices of pasta and main dishes are a little limited. I think what they make they do very well.

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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$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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