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Kuleto's

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Union Square
Italian, American, Pasta
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221 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (b/w Geary & O'Farrell)
Bart @ Powell & Market
(415) 397-7720
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delish!

My family was here from Scotland and we took them to Kuletos for dinner. I have eaten here many times with co-workers, but there were five of us and a really good 11 month old. The waiter was very attentive, our food was delicious. Highly recommend the caprese salad, ahi and pappardelle bolognese.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Davis, California
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great ambiance with dark wood and high ceilings. Very nice bar area. Wait staff is professional and accommodating. Pricing is a great value for the quality. Ordered a wine on the list and it wasn't available. They substituted a similar but more expensive wine for the same price. That's a sign of a restaurant that cares about their customers.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Pastas, veal Scaloppini, duck were excellent, but service was hurried and sloppy. Main dishes came immediately after appetisers, waiter dribbled the wine down the outside of my glass, plates were whisked away without asking before we were finished. Time for management to restore the elegant service seen here in the past.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My family was here from Scotland and we took them to Kuletos for dinner. I have eaten here many times with co-workers, but there were five of us and a really good 11 month old. The waiter was very attentive, our food was delicious. Highly recommend the caprese salad, ahi and pappardelle bolognese.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A local friend brought us to Kuleto's for lunch. It is definitely an Italian style restaurant that presents well prepared, beautiful and flavourful fare. I had squid-ink fettuccine fruit de mare, which was loaded with shrimp, mussels, clams, fish and, of course, squid. The colours of the seafood showed brilliantly against the black fettuccine. Service was professional, prompt and smiling.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Kuleto's served my girlfriend and I one of the best breakfasts we've ever had. The menu offers plenty of variety and the freshness of the food is palpable.

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I hadn't been here in many years but liked it then and still like it after my recent visit. They make their own pasta which is great but every dish the five of us had was really good. We had an appetizer that the waiter customized so we each had one of the items-the salumi de la casa which was... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wasn't expecting such an amazing meal. All fresh and home made. Do not pass this spot up. I will be back for more amazing food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our family of four all tried different meals. I consider this to be modern Italian food. Each entree was just superb. The short rib ravioli was just amazing. The hangar steak was very tender. The risotto was the best I've ever had. Just terrific. Dessert was over the top. Truly our best meal in San Francisco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I visit 1-3 times a year and food and service is consistently good. If I am alone I sit at the bar and chat w the bartender and other diners. Leave room for the cannolis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of my favorite SFO restaurants. Food is consistently good especially the pappardelle with duck ragu. Been eating that dish for 10 years. Feels like coming home every time I'm here. Great wine list and service with a smile!

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Additional Information about Kuleto's

Address: 221 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 397-7720
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
    (b/w Geary & O'Farrell)
  • Public Transportation: Bart @ Powell & Market
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 397-7720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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