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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 34
    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:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Atascadero, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 16 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
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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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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

seattle
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I travel to San Francisco a lot and have the pleasure of lunching in the FiDi where great options abound. Just found another gem in Brindisi. Authentic Southern Italian all the way from the attentive wait staff through the excellent menu full of many seafood delights. The pizzas are great as well, and the soup of the day....marvelous. Stop by... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your very kind feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you come back again with your colleagues! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There are numerous restaurants on this little stretch of alley, but we are very happy we chose this one. After visiting Italy, I've sadly (?) become a bit of a snob with regard to Italian food, and this was excellent. Great bruschetta, wonderfully thin, flavorful crust on a minimalist pizza, simple but excellent service. I admit, the rowing class in... More 

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Thank you for your great feedback! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time visiting us and hope you will come back again! More 

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

At the end of a row of eateries in the small, and easily overlooked, side street of Belden Place, we had an excellent seafood meal in this well managed authentic Italian restaurant. The service was attentive but unobtrusive, the staff knowledgeable and the food superbly cooked. It is not the cheapest place to eat in town but it was worth... More 

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

Steve, thank you very much for your feedback on your experience with us! It means so much to hear that our guests are thoroughly enjoying themselves while they're here. More 

marblehead,ma
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

just had a great meal at Brindisi- the risotto de mare was out of this world. Alfredo was out waiter and was very attentive. Give this restaurant a try you will not be disappointed.

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

Thank you Jerry! Coming from Marblehead (my uncle lives there) your seafood compliments mean a lot. We hope you will dine with us when you're next in town! More 

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Additional Information about Brindisi Cucina di Mare

Address: 88 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 593-8000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pasta

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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: Doing business, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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