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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Homemade Pasta in a modern setting

With a thoughtful wine list and homemade dishes, it is easy to like Farina. The night we were there the roof was closed but it looked charming. Be sure to order pasta, it's made fresh and amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
CaraMHutchins
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palo Alto, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The service was attentive but the food was so-so. I ordered the pork chop which came out quite dry. The ambience was nice but still couldn't compensate for the food quality.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went for an early (5:30pm) Sunday dinner recently and the service could not have been worse. The restaurant was nearly empty and we arrived with 3 adults and one toddler. We had to ask 3 times to get milk for our toddler. At one point, our waiter totally disappeared. He was gone for about 15 minutes and no one... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I don't believe I have ever used that harsh a term for a restaurant but trust me this one is a stinker! Service doesn't live at this restaurant. That may not be the true story but the person we were given to serve us sucked. She spent 25 minutes wrapping the bread in cellophane never checking back to see if... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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187 reviews 187 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

With a thoughtful wine list and homemade dishes, it is easy to like Farina. The night we were there the roof was closed but it looked charming. Be sure to order pasta, it's made fresh and amazing.

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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

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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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