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Americano Restaurant and Bar

8 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1227 (The Embarcadero)
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Ranked #351 of 4,857 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
Cross street: Embarcadero
Transit: Muni F line will deliver you to the back of the hotel Two block walk from Embarcadero MUNI/BART station ( walk East on Market and make a right on Steurat Street then left on Mission. Hotel Vitale is on the corner.
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79% Recommend
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Concord, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We dined here on Christmas and thus ordered from a special prix fixe 3 course holiday menu with choices within each course. All selections were excellent. Our entrees included Liberty duck breast, butter braised black cod, and the vegetable medley. Appetizers consisted of Tuscan kale soup and gnocchi with braised oxtail. All dishes were excellent. Desserts were sticky toffee pudding... More

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Munich, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

an absolute must when you are staying at the hotel or passing by in the area. Food is absolutely great in this place. Staff is super nice. Can only recommend hopping in for a glass of Napa whine and some Pizza/Pasta/Burger.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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240 reviews 240 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Mar 14-15, 2014 We enjoyed it so much that we returned the next morning. We had a choice of either Perry's or Americano Restaurant for breakfast. We definitely made a right choice, though Perry's on another visit would be fine. It has the look and the service. On one day I had the short ribs with 2 poached eggs, and... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Indoor and outdoor settings with views of the wharf make this place worth the stop and for an over priced beverage. It's busy with lots of energy. Pizza is quite good as well.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location. Most underrated for dinner because their bar is so popular. But the food is very good. Pasta's and pizzas are great.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

And good presentation too. Except I found the restaurant staff little stressed out, they should have pleasant smiles on their faces at least.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Venue excellent with good views of the Ferry Terminal and Bay Bridge - definitely special on a night visit. Good rage of wines by the glass. Tapas selection for 'lite bites' but also larger dishes such as pizza. Not overpriced for location.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Healthy fresh menu for the small and large appetite. Service was great and surrounding are a good standard. We ate there twice while staying at the hotel

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Detroit, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

With a fun and, this being San Francisco, funky view of the harbor and the Embarcadero, the atmosphere on the porch is worth pursuing on warmer days and nights. The food is also good, and the wine tasty. The Italian dishes can be unique and the wine selections eclectic, and not overpriced for the area. However, this is probably not... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I was staying in the Hotel Vitale and came down for dinner one evening without my wife, who was ill. All I had was the hamburger, but it was one of the best I have had. After dinner, I asked the waitress if she could get me some toast for my wife. Not only did she accommodate this with no... More

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