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Cafe Zoetrope

916 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5107
+1 415-291-1700
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
916 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5107
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed yesterday

This is Francis Ford Coppola's restaurant I believe. Fantastic architecture. Good service, excellent food and efficient service and very reasonable. I was in San Francisco for four nights and I ate there twice.

Thank anorth52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here twice for lunch. The Caprese salad is to die for, but while not on the official menu, they will make it for you. The ambiance is cool - a small place in a flatiron building near Little Italy and Chinatown in San...More

Thank annie a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rally French, better Parisan impression ... nice to sit outside in the sun, enjoying an iced cappuccino- friendly service. also ... it is a beautiful building where this cafe is in!

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great old building Gives the restaurant and cozy urban feel. We ordered a pizza that came with a selection of antipasto items on the side for the toppings. It was a little odd and we not order it again, but we misunderstood the waitress. I...More

Thank dhavery
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Cafe is nice with lots of memorabilia around. The menu is limited from my experiences in NY. Lots of pizza and calzone choices at $20 a plate or more. One glass of wine, steak entree, a tea, and cannoli with tip $100. Waiter Luke was...More

Thank Tammy A
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Just happened to be in town for Chinese New Year parade and found this location was on part of the route. It worked out perfectly! Staff was very welcoming and accommodating to work us in along with their existing reservations. Great food and drinks. Excellent...More

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I first stopped at Cafe Zoetrope on business about 5 years ago and had the pleasure of returning recently as well. This is a very good restaurant in many respects, but it also has a number of subjective plusses that make it an excellent restaurant...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 14 February 2017

very cozy restaurant with really good food and excellent wine made by Copolla's family. We want on a Sunday evening, the place was not too busy. Service was also really good.

Thank Educunha
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here. Good Italian food in Francis Ford Coppola's restaurant. The walls are covered in memorabilia and photographs. The food was delicious, some specials and a variety of pastas and pizzas. Fresh good tasty food.

Thank thwaiteman
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

After walking and walking in SF and Marin we wanted a cozy warm dinner with good wine. This was perfect. Food and wine were really good. Vibe was low key. A place where you can finish your glass of wine and talk.

Thank Kirsy1
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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Betty E
Is there valet parking?
20 November 2016|
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Response from LaSenora8484 | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't. In San Francisco you don't usually have a car. We walked from California and Stockton. It' s not hilly over there and it close to the financial district.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 916 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5107
    (Columbus Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-291-1700
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