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Acquerello

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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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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic mix with new style, very nice experience

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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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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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small plates and lavish service. Quiet and refined. we went with friend of the staff and got royal treatment. perhaps a bit stuffy for some. excellent Italian cuisine.

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San Francisco, California
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21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here for my partner's 50th birthday. The ambience of the restaurant is a little hard to describe. It feels small and is well decorated. We ordered the prix fixe menu, which promised surprises from the chef. They didn't lie. One of our favorite bites of the evening was a Cauliflower Custard flan. Absolutely delicious. As starters my partner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

If I could give it 4.5 stars, I would. This is a great restaurant overall, but next time, I would plan better and go to Gary Danko's. The tariff is steep in either place, ($500 minimum with a bottle of good wine) but the food is better at Danko's for us. My wife and I visited for our anniversary. They... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife ended up violently ill, curiously after being berated for asking that a dish with a main ingredient to which she is allergic and which was not identified on the menu be redone without it. The dish was replaced within several minutes by the smirking server who roundly chastised us. The rest of the evening was tense and uncomfortable.... More 

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Belmont, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Acquerello. The server, cuisine and sommelier were outstanding. We chose a variety of dishes from the menu so we could share among us. The server surprised us between courses with additional treats that were not only delicious but beautiful. Also, the room was beautiful with very good spacing between tables. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited Acquerello expecting great food and great service and our expectations were definitely exceeded. We tried the sample menu and it was beautiful, dish after dish, flavor after flavor, we couldn't decide which one we liked most. The service is professional and the atmosphere lovely. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and elegant decor. Impeccable and highly professional service that was not intrusive. Amazingly inventive Italian-themed food includes some real winners. They added all sorts of delicious items to the a la carte meals we each ordered. When we visited, the restaurant was full but (bliss these days) the five of us were able to talk in normal tones... 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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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