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Kuleto's

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Union Square
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221 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2205 (b/w Geary & O'Farrell)
(415) 397-7720
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Stanwood, Washington
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with the service and quality of food while in town on a business trip. Truthfully, we only had dinner at Kuleto's because we were exhausted from travel and didn't want to venture out of our hotel to eat. The main dining room felt a little stuffy so we passed through and grabbed seats at the bar which led... More 

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Thank SkinCareCasey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had dinner here one of the nights while stay at Villa Florence. The Salmon was amazing my wife had the Tortellini which was really good as well. Service was on point they kind of have an let alone and enjoy attitude. They tend not to bother you as much but are a look away if you need anything

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Thank Tanveer S
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here on the second night of our honeymoon and it was wonderful. Food was delicious and having just visited Tuscany days before, it felt really authentic too. Our waiter was attentive and made sure we were happy. He even came out with a chocolate mousse & candles to congratulate us!

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Thank Jane H
Washington, DC
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kuleto's, just below Union Square, has been a mainstay of my trips to San Francisco since the 1980s. It consistently serves delightful meals of uniform quality, with an Italian emphasis. You can't go wrong here.

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Thank DCPeople
Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As residents in the hotel, we would have visited this restaurant way more if the service wasn't so odd. When you entered via the hotel, you had to walk to the front to be seated...no direction to do that, and the bar staff seemed annoyed that you didn't know where to go. Staff was very stand-offish on all 3 of... More 

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Midlands
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335 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a lovely restaurant setting, the menu is limited but with very good food. But the service was the slowest I have ever experienced. We were seated and the waiter said i'll be right back with bread, 10+mins later. Then he said let me get you a drinks menu, 5+mins later, i'll be back in a minute to take your... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for lunch. Nice location right off union square. It's located right off the lobby of the Villa Florence Hotel. First off, the architecture inside is amazing and the design and decoration of the place in point on. High ceilings, crown moulding, airy and light feeling. I tried two dishes there which I loved. The branzino was perfect. Super... More 

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Thank Ted L
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed this upscale restaurant. The food was very good -- veal -- was great, service was good and a nice list of wines by the glass.

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Thank Sadiejo2013
Frisco, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to other reviews on tripadvisor we expected this place to have great food, but were very disappointed. Our waiter was snooty, hardly paid attention to us after taking our order; he was curt and couldn't be bothered. The food was so-so; if you are looking for meaty red sauce you'll have to go somewhere else. The décor is beautiful... More 

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant to us, my husbands veal scallopini were tasteless and my linguini with clams were the worst I have ever had.....they had bacon in them which made the pasta greasy, there was no garlic or hot red pepper flakes This is definitely not a genuine Italian restaurant,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $60
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2205
    (b/w Geary & O'Farrell)
  • Public Transportation: Bart @ Powell & Market
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 397-7720

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