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Acquerello

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Nob Hill
Contemporary, Italian
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1722 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (Polk)
Van Ness Avenue is serviced by Muni bus lines 42,47,and 49. California Street. is serviced by the California Cable Car line. Sacramento Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 1. Polk Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 19.
+1 415-567-5432
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Acquerello, named for its original watercolors, envelops guests in a warm...
Acquerello, named for its original watercolors, envelops guests in a warm and gracious atmosphere the moment they arrive. "At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests an experience of classic and contemporary Italian tastes in an elegant dining atmosphere."

The 40 seat dining room has an upscale and quiet ambiance. The room, designed by John Wheatman, highlights the former chapel, graced with arches and a rustic wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, with warm Mediterranean colors of gold and terracotta.

Acquerello's contemporary approach to Italain cuisine combines the freshest ingredients available, an innovative approach to classic Italian flavors, and modern techniques. Guests can design their own three, four or five course dinner with the Prix Fixe Menus or choose to enjoy the preset chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu.

Acquerello,in its more than 25 years in operation, has received countless accolades and awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, two Michelin Stars in 2015, and a Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list continuously since 2012.
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic 50th wedding Anaversery

We had a private room for 11 friends & family and it was a fantastic night, great wine, great food, great service. Everything was beyond my greatest expectations. They really know how to make a celebration special.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Thebob00
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private room for 11 friends & family and it was a fantastic night, great wine, great food, great service. Everything was beyond my greatest expectations. They really know how to make a celebration special.

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River Edge, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The room was quiet and ample space between tables, allowing for intimate conversation. My husband and I went for our anniversary and the food was exquisite, the service right on point, and the atmosphere completed the perfect trifecta. The sommelier was unpretentious and quite attentive and knowledgeable, the staff was cheerful, attentive but unobtrusive. We have dined at similar restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy eating at Acquerello when visiting The Bay City, the service and food are consistently excellent! From the gifts of the chef to each of the courses you are guaranteed a fantastic meal. It is our go to place for all celebrations and when we want to indulge in our passion for fantastic Italian inspired cuisine.

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Thank AUKTourist
Annapolis, Maryland
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Wonderful service and atmosphere. Food is prepared well and we loved everything we ordered. Staff was helpful. You can choose either three, four or five courses. Worth every penny.

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Thank Sandra A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This tiny restaurant is a gem. Mu wife and I went the first time for our wedding anniversary in 2005 and we never forgot about the experience we had. We went back again in January (I know a little late) and I have to say that we will never forget them AGAIN. Service is great, food is better. Try their... More 

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San Francisco
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Save this for a special occasion -- but try to have as many special occasions as you can afford. It is, indeed, expensive. But it is well worth it. The ambiance is elegant. The service is superb. The wine list is magnificent (although reasonable "house labeled" wines are quite good.) But, most important, the food is just outstanding. You do... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

As another review before in 15 years of living in SF I need to know 2 great/amazing restaurant through a chef in Bangkok! unbelievable! SERVICE GREAT! FOOD OUT OF THE WORLD!

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1 Thank Mark B
Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We dined here last week after doing a ton of research. We wanted something special to celebrate our anniversary. Well my husband is still telling people about this place. The food and the service was top notch. I happen to love the table set up - both facing same direction - but if you don't, I'm sure you can just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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185 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Located in the heart of San Francisco, this old established restaurant serves delicious Italian food with a modern slant

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Chicago, Illinois
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299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I thought this place was going to be incredible! Wow was i wrong. Food was 6 out of 10, service was about the same, and the decor and restaurant setup is totally cheesy. It is all couples at two person tables sitting on the same side of the table and looking at the other couples. This restaurant is no better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1722 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    (Polk)
  • Public Transportation: Van Ness Avenue is serviced by Muni bus lines 42,47,and 49. California Street. is serviced by the California Cable Car line. Sacramento Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 1. Polk Street. is serviced by Muni bus line 19.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-567-5432

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 95 - 185
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Acquerello, named for its original watercolors, envelops guests in a warm and gracious atmosphere the moment they arrive. "At Acquerello, we believe that refined luxury is always in style. Our desire is to provide our guests an experience of classic and contemporary Italian tastes in an elegant dining atmosphere."

The 40 seat dining room has an upscale and quiet ambiance. The room, designed by John Wheatman, highlights the former chapel, graced with arches and a rustic wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, with warm Mediterranean colors of gold and terracotta.

Acquerello's contemporary approach to Italain cuisine combines the freshest ingredients available, an innovative approach to classic Italian flavors, and modern techniques. Guests can design their own three, four or five course dinner with the Prix Fixe Menus or choose to enjoy the preset chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu.

Acquerello,in its more than 25 years in operation, has received countless accolades and awards, including a Michelin star in the first-ever 2007 Bay Area guide, two Michelin Stars in 2015, and a Wine Spectator Grand Award for the wine list continuously since 2012.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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