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Puccini & Pinetti

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129 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2109 (Cyrill Magnin)
One block from Powell Street Cable Car line, Muni bart, F line and many busses.
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Italian food

Worth to try. Nice ambience and food. Pasta is very well prepared. Price is not bad. Good selection of appetizers. Recommend it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Cris M
Lawrence, Kansas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Worth to try. Nice ambience and food. Pasta is very well prepared. Price is not bad. Good selection of appetizers. Recommend it!

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Los Angeles
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Recommended by the concierge of our hotel after requesting a restaurant besides Cheesecake Factory, suitable to bring our little ones. The bread with olive tapenade was delicious. Calamari, pretty good. Pizza was "ok". At the end of the day, my husband and I agreed that Cheesecake Factory is preferable.

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McKinney, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had the pleasure of having dinner at Puccini and Pinetti with two business colleagues. We found the restaurant by walking by and had a very good experience. Our group enjoyed meals including salads, rissotto and chicken marsala. The food was very good and priced well for a large city. Our server was very good and attentive without being intrusive.... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

An agent recommended this place to us for a luxury meal, the ambience was cool, the food OK, far too large a plate and so much waste, food was OK nothing to which it was built up to be. Too many different waiters attending to you, some forgetting what you had asked the other.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While on business in San Francisco, we ate here on a couple of occasions and were very happy overall with the food and service. We were sat at a table near the window, but when some of our friends arrived unexpectedly, the staff were more than happy for us to move to a comfortable booth. The beef carpaccio was outstanding... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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153 reviews 153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

To be honest, I did not have high expectations. A large Italian restaurant, near Union Square, could easily be a tourist trap. However; we did not have all that many options when we finally decided there to go and how wrong can one go with Italian? It started out quite ok, we had a drink at the bar, whlist waiting... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Dissapointing from the moment we entered. The staff was not particulary welcomming, and we were barely allowed time to open the menus before we had to order.The VOSS water came closed to our table, full, but with the seal allready broken. The water didn't taste like VOSS water at all (we're pretty used to the taste of it in Norway...)... More 

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EJV2425, General Manager at Puccini & Pinetti, responded to this review

Pal-stain E, Let me start by thanking you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for providing us with constructive feedback to help us improve; but most importantly for allowing us the opportunity to apologize to you and your guest for the less than desirable service experience and for not meeting your culinary expectations, as our goal is... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had the best bowl of pasta here- really fresh and flavoursome! I thought it was a tad on the pricy side for a simple pasta dish but it was delicious so can't really complain. Great service too.

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San Francisco, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place had a good happy hour, but the food wasn't anything special. And the portions were small for the price. I really wasn't impressed at all. But I did enjoy the wine.

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Seattle, Wa
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64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In San Francisco for a business trip and our group chose to come here for dinner. Staff were great and the food was most excellent. We tried the Bruschetta and it was simply the best I have ever had - the sauce was so good I would like to make a meal of it. I had the Chicken Marsala and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 415-392-5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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