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Incanto - CLOSED

1550 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131-2048 (Noe Valley)
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Noe Valley

90 reviews from our community

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English first
Napier, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was the one restaurant I wanted to go to after watching Chris win Top Chef Masters. We were sadly very disappointed with our experience there. First it was difficult to get there, the lady I spoke to said take the Metro, I did tell her I was on crutches. Very scary going down the escalator while on crutches, just... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Incanto is one of my most reliable go-to places for great meals. They specialize in parts of the animal you might not normally find at a fancy restaurant. Don't be intimidated by names you don't know or bits you haven't tried; ask and the friendly servers will explain, explore and you will be rewarded. (Sample conversation: "Is that 'blood panna... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This place it a lesson in loosening up and trying new things. Nothing is what you expect it to be, so you just have to let yourself be surprised. Note that the menu is largely based on pork, and there are a lot of dishes with "strange" (at least for me) things like tongue, bone marrow, snails and such. I... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

From hering to duck, squid sauce and stuff I have never heard of before (I am not a culinary expert) that'll make a person like me think "uh oh, will I like any of this". The answer is yes! The food is delectable, perfectly sized portions and delicate yet full of amazing flavors. It is a more expensive dining experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Fantastic menu, no steaks. Different flavor combinations when eaten together bite after bite is a explosion of flavor, each ingredient complimenting each other from appetizers to desserts, crazy deliciousness! Brilliant!

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Beaconsfield UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Quite a big restaurant with a large bar area. Very casual, stylish décor. Very busy and would advise pre booking especially at weekends. Menu is very different to the usual Italian and we asked our waiter for advice and suggestions which he was happy to provide. We shared a very tasty starter - an interesting cold meat platter, which was... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We started with great wine, had several special appetizers, the special liver and onions for me with flavor galore and flam for desert. How could anyone ask for more? Very elegant but casual interior. Service was professional and kind. My wife and her cousin enjoyed very special hand made pasta dishes. A Very Special Evening.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Wanted to try the restaurant for a long time...having seen Chris , The Chef, many times on TV , and being fascinated by his talents and personality, its a shame I waited for so long. So, asked if my boyfriend wanted an adventurous/fun birthday dinner, he was up for it, and so did I! Its not your regular Italian restaurant.... More

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Pittsburg, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Wow this place is great! This is not your ordinary boring Italian Restaurant. This place has lamb, tongue, pig belly fat spaghetti. It's an amazing place. The food and flavors are out of this world.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I have been hearing wonderful things about this restaurant for years on the Food Network. I finally was able to get reservations for a Monday night with two friends (although even on a Monday we had to wait intil 8:30). The restaurant is in a quiet part of Noe Valley, a bit away from the restaurant row on 24th. It... More

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