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Brindisi Cucina di Mare

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Financial District
Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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88 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Pine & Kearny)
Muni, Montgomery Bart Station
(415) 593-8000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on Belden Place in the heart of the financial district. Wonderful...
Located on Belden Place in the heart of the financial district. Wonderful al fresco atmosphere, European Style. Unbeatable Italian Cuisine. The quintessential dinning experience.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Grilled Octopus Ever!

We sat outside on the patio under an umbrella and enjoyed a flight of 3 different white wines to go with our appetizer, salad and entrée. I had the grilled octopus (better than any I've had in Mexico or U.S.) and my husband had the grilled calamari with cannellini beans and peppers (also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
SunSnorkelTan
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Atascadero, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cozy, eclectic/eccentric and intimate....different feeling inside and out. If you are interested in eclectic/unorthodox Italian cuisine, this is for you. An example: under salads, you will find "Chopped Salad -- with arugula, chopped romaine, pears, dried mulberries, chopped pecans." Not your usual chopped salad but a pleasant surprise. Virtually every item on the menu has its own wrinkles/twists..."drenched in creativity."... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was looking for seafood within walking distance of the Grand Hyatt that wasn't too fancy or expensive. My son found BRINDISI CUCINA DI MARE on google. What a wonderful restaurant! The service was quick and flawless. The waiter answered all of our questions, and was, if not friendly, very patient (which is what I prefer to the fake BFF... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Such an amazing restaurant! The food is some of the best I have ever had while traveling the world! Thank you! I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends who visit San Francisco.

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Corrales, NM
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201 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Selected this restaurant after perusing the little alley with several places to eat. Location has a great European feel complete with hosts urging you in. The food was excellent starting with Baywater Sweet oysters and prime sirloin carpaccio. The pistachio crusted sole was melt in your mouth delicious with the tomatillo sauce providing just the right amount of spice. Corvina... More 

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Sydney
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We found this little gem on a freezing cold night in June. We choose it because it look cosier and more welcoming than the other restaurants in the adjacent laneway. We weren’t disappointed 4 of us dined and shared several food plates, the meatballs were amazing and the wine which the waiter chose for us was excellent. Definitely worth a... More 

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Caitlin F, Public Relations Manager at Brindisi Cucina di Mare, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us! I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Please like us on FB if you have a moment more. More 

Atascadero, California
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We sat outside on the patio under an umbrella and enjoyed a flight of 3 different white wines to go with our appetizer, salad and entrée. I had the grilled octopus (better than any I've had in Mexico or U.S.) and my husband had the grilled calamari with cannellini beans and peppers (also delicious). We had a lovely green salad... More 

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Caitlin F, Public Relations Manager at Brindisi Cucina di Mare, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves! If you have one more second would you like us on FB? More 

Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

At the end of an alley full of restaurants with outdoor seating, we chose this place for price and selection. It was wonderful. The risotto with the bounty of the sea was cooked to perfection with shrimp, octopus, mussels and clams. My coworkers (all from out of town) enjoyed ravioli stuffed with seafood. Antonio was a great server, and except... More 

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Caitlin F, Public Relations Manager at Brindisi Cucina di Mare, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to give us your feedback! I hope you come back very soon! If you have one more second, will you please like us on Facebook? More 

Florence, OR
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Interesting menu with home made pastas and organic salads. Had pistachio topped sole with a tomatillo sauce and shrimp risotto that was very flavorful and delightfully presented. Wife had scallops with pasta and pesto that was cooked to perfection. I would call this California Italian fusion!

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Caitlin F, Public Relations Manager at Brindisi Cucina di Mare, responded to this review

Thank you so much I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! I hope you will come back again soon! More 

Darwin
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Terrible service wife ordered an entree of meatballs which had no pasta for $8.00 asked if she could have some pasta as well said no problem which they added another $14.00 on top, son ordered bone in filet mignon wrong description very small steak had same meal at Johns grill twice the size for same money, I had oysters, very... More 

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Caitlin F, Public Relations Manager at Brindisi Cucina di Mare, responded to this review

Thank you. We strive to provide the best experience to our guests that we can so we appreciate your feedback. My apologies for any misunderstandings while you visited us. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We selected this restaurant for dinner out of many in a row in Belden Alley. Unfortunately, the night we were there, the pizza oven was broken, they were out of our first choice of wine and they were out of gnocchi. However, the pasta we had was excellent and they have a unique bruschetta which is to die for! If... More 

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Caitlin F, Public Relations Manager at Brindisi Cucina di Mare, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. I'm so sorry your first choices were out of stock, very rarely does this happen with such a variety of dishes. I hope you will come back and give them a try when you're next in town! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
    (Pine & Kearny)
  • Public Transportation: Muni, Montgomery Bart Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: (415) 593-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

Description

Located on Belden Place in the heart of the financial district. Wonderful al fresco atmosphere, European Style. Unbeatable Italian Cuisine. The quintessential dinning experience.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

Neighborhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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