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The Stinking Rose

325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
415-781-7673
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Ranked #339 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Californian, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Transit: Muni Lines: 8BX, 45 and 41
Description: Garlic rules at this world famous North Beach restaurant where dining is an experience for all the senses. Charming private dining areas with unique decor: hanging Chianti bottles, glowing candles, cozy booths and chandeliers. Tureens and sizzling skillets of seafood tantalize and thrill...follow your nose to The Stinking Rose!
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The staff and restaurant was excellent. The food and service was excellent. The garlic meatballs and spaghetti was excellent as well as their zuppa. I recommend to eat here before you San Francisco North Beach area.

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Essex
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

First visit to San Fransisco.Me and my friend visited here on recommendation and we wasnt disappointed. I would recommend the Garlic Mash, Garlic Prawns which come out sizzling and also the garlic chicken served with 40 cloves of garlic!! The Stinking Rose is situated in the Italian Quarter of San fran ( I walked from Union Square ) The outside... More

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Plant City
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was recommended by our hotel for a great Italian restaurant. Placed reservation and they had our table ready. The food was subpar Italian and the staff lacked the warmth and welcome of true Italians. Italians are all about great food. But what was really missing is the gratefulness of having a guest at their business. My wife and I passed... More

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Gene M, Manager at The Stinking Rose, responded to this review

We want to show you some "wow," Rob. Sorry to hear your experience was subpar here. I'll be sure to share your feedback with my team -- especially the Italian welcome part. Thanks for letting me know. Sincerely, Frank Reyes More

England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had meal here after a long day - food fab, lots of garlic but not offensive! Made own garlic bread for starter and then pasta for mains - lovely. Great atmosphere too and staff really helpful.

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Calgary, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a very cool place in the middle of north beach where all the Italians settled in SF. It is a garlic inspired restaurant with garlic in almost every dish. The food was good and prices reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great restaurant near Chinatown. Lots of garlic and everybody enjoyed it. Great atmosphere in the restaurant.Nice waiters.

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Daventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had a great meal, food and service were both excellent great food and great surroundings definitely worth a visit if you are in San Franscisco

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Granite Bay, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food was good, service was okay (not the fastest). The worst part is being packed I like sardines. They want to take up every inch of floor space, so be prepared! You WILL get bumped into, backed into, knocked by passing "purses", and....yes this was sad....I witnessed a tray of water glasses falling on a patron while the poor... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

WOW! What a meal. We were lucky to have made a reservation and were seated at our reserved time. The service was pleasant. The food was fantastic. The garlic hot tub is a must. As is the roasted shrimp and crab (finger linking good...definitely worth the mess). I would go there again in a heartbeat.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

OMG! My mouth was out of order after that Green garlic/onion/olive oil sauce….and the 2 oven roasted garlic cloves…I would never think GARLIC would burn my mouth….but it did! I also had garlic mashed potatoes, which were OK. Not that intense but mine are better! The loads of soft garlic cloves we got were just what we needed…onto of all... More

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