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Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana

3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 565-0360
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Ranked #937 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Guerrero & Valencia
Transit: Bus # 33 Dolores and 18th Bus # 22 16th and Guerrero Muni line # J Church and 18th Bart 16th and Mission Bus # 14 Mission and 18th
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71% Recommend
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English first
Munising, Michigan
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A small place in the Mission District that seems to fill quickly and the noise level expands to fill the place. Superb service with a wonderful wine list (all Italian varietals!) and service that is attentive yet not obtrusive. The Mandilli is superb as well as the Ravioli, all ingredients hand crafted in the restaurant.

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Given that Farina Pizza is down the street, I wouldn't go here unless you're a real pasta aficionado and you've got a big budget. The food, particularly the pasta, is tasty. The environment is modern and spacious. But it's pricey. I would go with a group of 4 or more, so you can check out more of the wine selection... More

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Pros: Nice interior, good wines, plenty of food options including fresh pastas. Cons: Service needs improvement, dishes were under-seasoned and were off on execution this particular evening. The interior of this restaurant is beautiful and there is great potential here. Plenty of items on the menu sounded great, but missed on execution. All three entrees at our table were under-seasoned... More

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Hayward, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Food was very good ,pesto home made delicious but service was horrible,even when food is good I think the restaurant is very expensive .

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Whow, what a fantastic meal. Real northern italian cusine, great wine selection. Def worthwile to take a cab , go there, have your best Italian Dinner and get back to hotel :-)

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Dinner was great with all the dishes we had being fresh and made to order. The pasta was amazing and homemade and all dishes were beautifully and artistically presented. Unfortunately, service was poor for a restaurant of this quality and we had to continually ask for whatever we needed.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had diner in Farina this week and enjoyed every minute of it. The food was splendid and the service was excellent. Since we liked the rooftop terrace so much, we had a drink there after diner. If you are in the neighbourhood, definitely go!

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Oakland, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Brought my mom , the best Italian cook I know , to Farina last week.. She loved it (she is sooo picky) and so did I. We waited a while.. I would go a little later say 6-9 when the kitchen is humming.. We got there too early and but it was worth the wait. The soup was a great... More

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Arrived and it took the host 4 minutes to bother to come greet us. Did not feel welcome and the mood of the host was such that there was an air of stress about the place. Limited wine by the glass , limited food choice and over priced arrogance that is more ignorance than anything else. Waiters left food from... More

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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Came here for dinner last night with a couple of friends. Last time I was here was when it opened a few years ago. I remember it being good, but nothing memorable. With this visit, 2 things did stand out: the pasta was delicious and it was more expensive than I recall. The appetizer - aged prosciutto with burrata on... More

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