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Rose Pistola

532 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802 (North Beach)
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Ranked #707 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: North Beach
Cross street: Between Green & Union Streets
Transit: Muni lines 9x, 9bx, 20, 30, 41 & 45 all stop within a block of the restaurant. The Powell-Mason cable car line stops about two blocks from the restaurant.
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68% Recommend
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English first
Calgary,Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We stopped by here on the weekend, and were going to have an early dinner. We had two encounters with the staff, and they were both rude, so we simply left. There are lots of really great restaurants in San Fran, with really good service, in our opinion, this is not one of them.

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Sacramento, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Every dish was excellent. We tried 4 different appetizers (the standouts were the tuna tartare and the fig pizza). My steak was perfectly done and my friend's risotto was delicious. Our waiter was well-versed and very helpful in assisting us with our wine choices. Great location in the heart of quirky North Beach. The bar looked really fun, though we... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is not easy to find a very fine Italian restaurant in North Beach despite its reputation. The food was quite average. The squid on my black ink pasta had no taste! I was not impressed.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went for lunch. Service was terrible. Ordered a chopped salad. It was already dressed with a bleu cheese unbeknownst to me. Thankfully I liked but when asked about my entree, it was hard for server to explain what I was having. After that I guess I annoyed him so I hardly saw him again. Thank goodness for the bus person.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We decided on this place after recommendations and enjoyed a main course each with sides of corn and potatoes as well as a dessert each Lovely food,very attentive staff and an added bonus that all food is freshly made on the premises and menus change frequently in accordance to what is available/in season Would highly recommend if in San Fran... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge at the Arognaut Hotel and they did good! We had a large party but they managed to accomodate us at a high seated table pretty well. A good choice of food, with great service. It was very busy but the ambiance was really buzzing.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A party of nine accommodated and fed very well. I had the Ahui Tuna which was amazing. Starter was a Strawberry salad that I would love to recreate at home!

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Grand Island, Nebraska
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great ambiance, great service, and amazing food. I'd recommend particular dishes, but the menu changes, so that wouldn't do much for you. Suffice to say these two things: 1) we were in San Fran four days...THIS was our top meal; 2) all three of us were not just satisfied, we were VERY pleased with our meals, and we ordered from... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband, grandson and I had dinner here on a visit to SF. We sat at a table by the window and had a lovely view of the activity on the street. Shirley Temples, Prosecco and a Zinfandel started us off. We went straight for the entrees with grandson ordering the Under the Brick chicken, I had the Veal Bolognese... More

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

It was our last night and the restaurant we had selected was closed, so our hotel suggested Rose Pistola and it was a great choice. Our waiter was enthusiastic and professional and the menu offered a wide selection of really different spins on traditional Italian fare. My grilled scallops were served on a bed a Beluga lentils and were moist... More

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