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Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana

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3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Guerrero & Valencia)
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
(415) 565-0360
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quick dinner

Dropped in with friends and family (6 persons) to eat a quick dinner. Service was excellent, and the food was served quickly. I ordered a pizza with Italian ham and arugula. Unfortunately they had cut the pizza before serving it, which made the crust soaking wet instead of crunchy. Also the crust... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
sbglasius
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Ry, Denmark
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ry, Denmark
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Dropped in with friends and family (6 persons) to eat a quick dinner. Service was excellent, and the food was served quickly. I ordered a pizza with Italian ham and arugula. Unfortunately they had cut the pizza before serving it, which made the crust soaking wet instead of crunchy. Also the crust was burnt badly around the edges, and the... More 

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Genoa, Italy
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A true a vivid part of Liguria , a costal region in the North of Italy , moved to San Francisco. The first time i went to have dinner in this place i was curious but skeptical at the same time. A cousin's owner , one of mine best friend , suggest me to come to test it saying it... More 

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San Francisco area, CA
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stopped here on a Friday night on our way to another restaurant. We sat at the bar and had a cocktail, their menu looks really yummy. We both had the Basil Supreme cocktail, wow, was it good. We will definitely be going back for dinner soon. We stepped upstairs to use the restrooms and peeked at the outdoor patio,... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I may not be an expert on Italian food but growing up Italian, living there for years and traveling there frequently does give me some experience. I can tell you from my experience that the food at Farina is authentic and it is as good as any of my favorite spots in Italy. My father ordered the spaghetti with pesto... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I loved the food here - the most authentic Italian outside of Europe. The burrata starter was fantastic, the more simply main course of sausage pasta was hearty, and the wine was excellent.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We shared appetizers and everything was delicious. Great pasta too. One of the best restaurant we went in during a 1 week trip in san francisco. Service friendly.

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Munising, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
    (Guerrero & Valencia)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 565-0360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mission District
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