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Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana

3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 565-0360
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Ranked #862 of 4,946 Restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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