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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.
415-392-5500
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 162
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  • 246
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy Accident

We were searching for a place to eat in Union Square and it can be hit or miss when you don't have a plan. We passed by this place on a Friday evening and it was really busy so we decided to go in. We got a seat at the bar which had full service food. The drinks were great.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
CA_dreamer__103066
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Carpinteria, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The food was lovely but our experience was marred only through the over zealous and pushy waitress. We felt rushed and frequently belittled through our food choices. The food was tasty but over priced.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Mediocre food with astronomical prices. One appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert was well over $100 and we walked away unsatisfied. Would be fine for a soup-and-salad lunch. Don't recommend for a full meal, though.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were staying in the Park55 and this restaurant is right next to it. It has a warm, friendly casual atmosphere and you can eat at the bar if you choose. We made a reservation the day before using Open Table. It is 7 years since we last visited SF and ate here - and we weren't disappointed the second... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were searching for a place to eat in Union Square and it can be hit or miss when you don't have a plan. We passed by this place on a Friday evening and it was really busy so we decided to go in. We got a seat at the bar which had full service food. The drinks were great.... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, but a little loud. I don't know why restaurants are designed these days for maximum acoustical reverberation, but it was hard to hold a conversation. However, the food was excellent and the location convenient. A friend selected it, so we didn't make this choice. It's not hard to find great Italian in San Francisco, so I'm only marking... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visiting San Francisco for a conference with my family along, and we wanted a restaurant close by with good food and nice but casual atmosphere. Chose this based on reviews on several websites and were pleased with our choice. Made a reservation using Open Table about an hour in advance and were seated immediately upon arrival. The food was quite... More 

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Livermore, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Though we are frequent visitors to San Francisco, this is the first time we have gone to this restaurant. Food was pretty good, and the prices reasonable. The bruschetta was quite good, would definitely order it again. Our waitress sat a party of 16 right after we ordered, so she was quite busy. However, she still managed to provide us... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I are San Francisco locals. On Saturday June 20, 2015, at about 6pm, we decided to grab a bite to eat before going to see a show. We were in the mood for Italian and stopped by what appeared to be a nice restaurant. The place was nearly empty, there were at least six open two top... More 

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

Mr. Dean J., Thank you for your time and for providing us with details of your experience while visiting our restaurant, as we are not proud of the situation you encounter with. I want to formally apologize to you and your wife for Saturday’s interaction, as it is not Puccini & Pinetti’s style or approach. Our Saturday nights are always... More 

Manteca, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you are looking for great service, awesome food and reasonable price. Visit this great restaurant. Have been coming here for a couple of years. Is a 2 hr drive for us. But worth the trip. The short ribs are amazing. The chocolate truffle cake to die for.

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Cortez, Colorado
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When we walked in the noise level was very high. Many people enjoying themselves very much. But that did not detract from our experience here, rather just made it more memorable. The food was excellent and the service was also very good. Located across the street from Parc 55 hotel so it was very convenient for us to boot.

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Additional Information about Puccini & Pinetti

Address: 129 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2109
Phone Number: 415-392-5500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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