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Brindisi Cucina di Mare

88 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Downtown)
(415) 593-8000
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Ranked #1,153 of 4,937 Restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Pine & Kearny
Transit: Muni, Montgomery Bart Station
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.
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71% Recommend
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The World
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288 reviews 288 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Brindisi Cucina Di Mare, 98 Belden Pl., SF, CA 94104, tel. 415-593-8000, web: http://brindisicucina.com/. We went for the Dine About Town lunch for $18.95. We had the Tagliatelle with boar and the roasted chicken. The tagliatelle was good and had lots of boar. The roasted chicken was on the dry side. Dimitri liked the potatoes. Our server, Cathryn was good.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a family dinner with two kids. The Belden Place alley was recommended by our hotel concierge, and Brindisi seemed to offer something for everyone in the family. The dinner got off to a bad start when a giant cockroach attacked my wife. There was some drama as the staff chased the bug around the table and the restaurant... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I highly recommend Happy Hour at this little hidden gem. Although the Happy Hour menu was a bit limited, drinks were half price and the pizza and meatballs we ordered were quite good. There was a European feel to the location with outdoor seating and a view of people dining at several of the other restaurants in this small lane.... More

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Vallejo, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Belden Place is a great little slice of San Francisco and feels like Europe when your dining al fresco under awnings. Brindisi is one of several restaurants clustered on this alley and overall it's just average food. We had a meal that was not very memorable. The pizza was average and not fresh and the entrees expensive. The server seemed... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Showed up on Thursday 19.06.14 evening around 21:30. Few people in the place. Very nice staff, polite and caring. Food was absolutely DELICIOUS. Took Bisque soup and scallops. Highly recommend the place

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The service is slow, the food was very dissappointing and the prices were high. I was so dissapointed that we wasted our time and money eating here with all the other places to go to.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had just returned to our hotel after a night visit to Alcatraz and asked our concierge where we could get a late bite to eat and they gave us directions to the hidden alley which contained a row of about six restaurants. We decided on the walk there that we should go for Italian and walked past all the... More

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Tel Aviv
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166 reviews 166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Of three dishes we took only one (chestnut pappardelle) was good while the other two were not exciting. Service was good but slow . The alley where the restaurant sits is nice although a little crowded. There are many restaurants in SF, try and find a better one...

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Chicago, IL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Tucked in Belden Alley with some other inviting restaurants, Brindisi truly feels like something straight out of Europe at its most enchanting; all that's missing is flowerpots in the upstairs windows and some hanging laundry. This is a restaurant specializing in Italian-style seafood, and it's very fine. In Italy I'll often ask the server simply to "bring me dinner" --... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The place is a little hard to find but worth the time to look for. Family style Italian food, family style service (but still professional). Lobster cioppion (recommended by the waitress) is delicious. We also had homemade spaghetti with fresh crab meat. And because the soup of the lobster cioppion is so good, we put the spaghetti into it and... More

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