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Swiss Louis Italian Restaurant

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39 Pier Ste 204, San Francisco, CA 94133-1024
(415) 421-2913
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Searching for a Pier 39 dinner experience we stumbled across Swiss Louis. Swayed by the incredible views we were transfixed and failed to notice that the restaurant was pretty empty. We should have turned around at that point. But tired and hungry we went inside. Service seemed forced and false as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Rich635
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our table was located near the windows with a fantasstic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. the food was good and well-presented and the wait staff were helpful and informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Searching for a Pier 39 dinner experience we stumbled across Swiss Louis. Swayed by the incredible views we were transfixed and failed to notice that the restaurant was pretty empty. We should have turned around at that point. But tired and hungry we went inside. Service seemed forced and false as we ordered food. One meal was average while the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wanting to try a different restaurant for lunch, we checked out some of the menus as we walked down Pier 39 and finally settled on Swiss Louis, Italian and Seafood Restaurant. We arrived right at 11:00 for lunch, and were promptly seated at a table overlooking the piers, with views of San Francisco, the sea lions, and the. Golden Gate.... More 

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Hilborough, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Was looking forward to this evening out, tables very close together, choice of food very limited, had to ask about the cut of steak. Starter was a lettuce leaf with a slice of tomato. Steak ok and desert nothing special. For 65 dollars I would not say this was good value, very disappointed and we were rushed to leave at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The mussels and the linguine tasted well without any extraordinary touch by the chef. The restaurant was quite empty and no real personality in the restaurant. Bar was totally empty all time we where there. Our feeling was that staff was more frustrated over the lack of guests.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Food is San Francisco good with an Italian flare. Prices are spendy but no more than you'd expect for a restaurant on Pier 39. It's located on the 2nd level of Pier 39 and towards the back, facing the Marina where the Sea Lions hang out. We had clam chowder in a Boudin's sourdough bread bowl. Doesn't get more San... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As many have said, the views are great, and the food is very tasty. Sure, the prices are higher than neighbors, but it's worth it. Portions are large. Service is personable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Top this off with a bowl of clam chowder ......and the meal is complete. I was so impressed that I came back a couple of times

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

From the moment we arrived we were treated as if we were royalty. The service was superb and the menu choices excellent. Food good and the atmosphere was relaxed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We went here twice on our stay in Fishermans wharf. Both times we were impressed with the servers, the food and the ambience. The restaurant is on Pier 39, and overlooks the beautiful sea lions basking in the sun! It also has a fantastic view of Alcatraz and the misty golden gate. The prices vary but it feels like a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Pier Ste 204, San Francisco, CA 94133-1024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: (415) 421-2913

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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