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Venticello Ristorante

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1257 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1409
+1 415-922-2545
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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1257 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1409
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Reviewed March 4, 2015

We booked a table for 8 people to find no table once arrived because of overbooking. After much protest and wait we were offered a table. The manager was grumpy and actually rude and the service below average. The food was not worth the price...More

2  Thank Salem631
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quaint place with excellent service and a good wine list. Had a light dinner. Burrata special very good, though not as creamy as I have had elsewhere. Caesar salad also good, though portion was on the small side. Pappardelle with wild boar disappointing. Boar was...More

2  Thank Zedd97511
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely little restaurant. Nice staff, great service. Beautiful food clearly made to order with fresh ingredients. Fairly expensive, but you get what you pay for.

1  Thank Kirsteen M
Reviewed January 28, 2015

I wish our dinner at Ventcello had been better . It was a bad dinner. Perhaps our expectation were too high. I had the Cappacio and Gnocchi. The Cappacio was great, the Gnocchi was over smothered in Garganzzoli (?) ...just too much. My wife pizza...More

1  Thank ALLISONMidland
Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant in a lovely neighborhood. The food was delicious, service could be better. The prices are a bit high for Italian food.

Thank Fraeulein_Cornelia
Reviewed January 19, 2015

Venticello is the fancier sister to the Nob Hill Café located nearby. The Beet Salad and Pappardelle with Wild Boar were both amazingly delicious. The Gnocchi with Gorgonzola was pronounced as 'the best I've ever had' with perfect, light gnocchi in a delicious sauce. The...More

Thank nylady21
Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had a delicious meal atop one of SF's hills. We interrupted dinner to run outside to watch the fireworks display (as did most of the other patrons) but this was handled perfectly--our next course came when we sat back down and was fresh and...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed December 29, 2014

A Chirstmas Eve tradition-in-the-making. We'll be returning for the warmth & congeniality of the environment, the creativity & tastiness of the cuisine, and the welcoming attitude of simply everyone on the staff. A delightful experience.

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Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Good food, good wine and great recommendations on where else and what to do in san fran.. Would definitely recommend... Had the scallops, capaccio, t bone and meat balls between us and all were fantastic...

Thank Alastair S
Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I had one of our first dates at Venticello many years ago and had not been in for sometime. But the quality is still the same as it was those 16 years ago - excellent food, service, ambiance, and just a great...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $80
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1257 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1409
  • Public Transportation: We are very close to the 1 California Bus Line and we are literally on the Hyde Street Cable Car Line.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-2545
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