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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
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Meal and Service I've Ever Had

I dined here with my mother and sister. As soon as the door swings open for you, someone appears behind you to grab your coat. We had the pix fixe menu, when our waiter discovered we were from Hawaii, his eyes lit up and he had such a great conversation. He added another dish to our meal. Each dish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Honolulu, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I dined here with my mother and sister. As soon as the door swings open for you, someone appears behind you to grab your coat. We had the pix fixe menu, when our waiter discovered we were from Hawaii, his eyes lit up and he had such a great conversation. He added another dish to our meal. Each dish made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We came here to celebrate my son's college graduation. It was truly the best meal I have ever eaten. We had the prix fixe menu. Every dish was amazing. They also bring you many small treats in addition to the courses you order, and they were all special. When they learned we were celebrating my son, they brought him an... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Visited this Michelin 2 star for the first time in 10 years. Quality of food was exceptional but pricey. We ordered the 4 dish menu but was quite filling especially since we received a lot of complementary high quality small bites. Service was very attentive and was not disruptive. There is no valet parking available so allow time to park... More 

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McLean, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My wife and I consider ourselves "foodies" and have eaten at some great restaurants all around the world. We found Acquerello by accident during a visit to San Francisco - but what a happy accident. One of the best meals we have had, anywhere, in a charming and romantic setting. Multiple wonderful courses along with lots of little extras thrown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

When I first got the appetizer, I thought that I was going to feel bad that the portion was visually small. I ordered the steak tartare, and I expect to be served as much beef as a hamburger at the least. It was probably a little more than half of that. But combined with the accompaniments, it packed the flavor... More 

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Sugar Land, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This restaurant is exceptionally good in every way except that the portions are too small to make a meal for a grown man. Each of the appetizer, pasta, and main course dishes contained approximately four bites. The failure to provide enough real food (desert doesn't count) to make a satisfying meal is a ridiculous oversight for a prix fix $180... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Husband brought me here for my 40th birthday! Amazing place.. the food we ordered, the chef samples they brought out.. ate lots of little bites and felt full but not stuffed! the cuttlefish tagliatelle was simply delicious!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We came to SF to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary. We have very warm welcome from the front staff and really love the artisan atmosphere. Food is good and perfect for couples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We celebrated our wedding anniversaries here! It was just perfect from start to finish. The food was exemplary, the service excellent and the wines exceptional! Worth every cent, looking forward to our next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I ever been! Wonderful service and excellent food and the most extensive a detailed wine list with one of the most complete list of Italian wines. If you are a wine lover, you should stop by.

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Additional Information about Acquerello

Address: 1722 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: +1 415-567-5432
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 95 - 185
Cuisine: Contemporary, Italian

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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