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“Decent Italian food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brindisi Cucina di Mare

Brindisi Cucina di Mare
88 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Financial District)
(415) 593-8000
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Ranked #1,454 of 5,102 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Pine & Kearny
Transit: Muni, Montgomery Bart Station
Description: Located on Belden Place in the heart of the financial district. Wonderful al fresco atmosphere, European Style. Unbeatable Italian Cuisine. The quintessential dinning experience.
Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Decent Italian food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Dined here solo on the night before Bay To Breakers, was looking for a decent place to load up on carbohydrates prior to running the next morning. Is located along Belden Place, which is a pedestrian mall in the financial district with several outdoor courtyard restaurants. I had reserved here a table for one with Opentable at 730pm, and after initially being sort of brushed off and absent-mindedly pointed "to see her back there", was seated at an outdoor table after a few minutes. Service was a little spotty here, although it seemed to be very attentive to the two full tables around me, and I suspect this may have been related to my solo status. Had a Fat Tire beer. The beef carpaccio was very good. The homemade spaghetti carbonara with pancetta and pecorino was tasty, and not so spicy or rich that it disagreed with my intestines later during the night or the race. The dessert profiteroles were a highlight, very light and puffy with delicious cream filling. The outdoor setting would have been quite romantic with a date, a small oasis tucked away amidst giant buildings.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Burnaby, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Brindisi Delivers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

An intimate, lively restaurant whose friendly, capable staff offer delicious home-made salads, pastas and desserts. Yum! Brindisi proved such a delight, we walked from our inn and dined there twice during our week in San Francisco.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coronado, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good music and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Friendly service and delicious food, accompanied by a trio of musicians. Sort of hard to find on Belden Place, but close to lots of hotels in Union Square and the Financial District.

Visited January 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Three of us downed a bottle of wine in short order, so apologies for not remembering exactly what we ordered. I had Beef Tagliata and my girlfriend had Linguine Allo Scrigno (?) which is seafood linguine in a huge bowl with a pizza crust baked over the top. Both were excellent. My sister and nephew had who-knows-what (I think he just had the mussels appetizer) but everybody was very happy with the food. The waiter recommended a $35 bottle of Italian wine (at the lower end for this restaurant) which was very good. It was a chilly night but the outdoor heaters worked well to keep us warm. The restaurant is not cheap, but the food was so good it seemed worth it! The restaurant has a very small street presence so you have to look for it. Seating is on the side in an alley.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Try the Bucatini Allo Scrigno!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The food here was excellent. We enjoyed the Bucatini Allo Scrigno (Seafood with linguini, covered with a pizza crust top) and it was the perfect amount for 2 to share. I loved the presentation and it was fun in a bowl! The service was quick - we were back in 1 hour and there were 6 of us. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Try the lobster bisque. It was superb!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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