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Pompei's Grotto

$$$
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Fisherman’s Wharf
Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
(415) 776-9265
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place for food

Had lunch at the restaurant, which mostly focus on fish and seafood. Food was very good and well presented. We also took advantage of the Happy hour deal. Was pleased to be served by "experienced" waitress rather than high school kids. Prices in line with the restaurants in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Fulvio P
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Venice, Italy
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Good for:
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch at the restaurant, which mostly focus on fish and seafood. Food was very good and well presented. We also took advantage of the Happy hour deal. Was pleased to be served by "experienced" waitress rather than high school kids. Prices in line with the restaurants in the area.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were very excited to go to this restaurant. We were seated pretty quickly. The waiter took our order and half an hour later brought us cold soups, the incorrect drinks, cold bread. We than asked to speak to the manager, which we did. Strangely enough instead of apologizing and offering to stay and accommodating us he said nothing and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had dinner at Pompeii Grotto twice on our trip to San Francisco. Food was very good and the service was excellent. The waiters were pleasant and efficient and all in all it was a lovely experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good place to get seafood in a cozy decor. Service was ok but food came fast. Wine was good and at a decent cost. I would recommend going there if you don't like crowded places.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped at Pompei's very hungry after an afternoon of touring about on foot and both had classic fish dishes and a tiramisu for dessert. Bottom line: Expect a solid meal, but don't expect to be dazzled. I suspect the dishes have been cooked the same way for the tourists for many years and have served well. We left happily... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ordered the spaghetti with shrimp and crab, pasta gamberitta, the seafood stew was also delicious. The service was great. Reasonable prices. We would recommend it and would definitely go there again.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great Italian dinner. very friendly staff offering very good level of service. Location is easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Looking at other reviews and seeing the restaurant a couple of times, I think you can have a bad or good experience, based on waiter and what you order. We were pleased with how it turned out for us. I realise Fishermans Wharf is a constructed tourist area however they have done a reasonable job and its not too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were walking the wharf looking for a place with many menu choices and the possibility of getting seated quickly at 5pm. Found Pompei's Grotto. I had a shrimp dish, and she had the fettucini alfredo. We had to call the manager over to tell her that it was the best fettucini alfredo we've ever had. She told us they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Pleasant pasta meal but nothing special. Staff nice. Nothing to make me want to go back for a second time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: (415) 776-9265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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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