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Capannina

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Marina District
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1809 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Laguna & Octavia)
(415) 409-8001
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Calgary
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic, fresh Italian cuisine. Small, charming space that was very popular, yet it wasn't noisy. Very good customer service. Good wine list. Great selection of pastas, seafood dishes and salads. Amazing olive tapenade dip for bread! If you love Italian food, you should love this place!

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Thank DwayneKCalgary
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't eaten in enough Italian here to say this is the best Italian , but it gets my vote to be. This is perfect in every way. The ambiance is neighborhood elegance. The tone of the room is vibrant, a gentle buzz makes you feel your part of something special. The food is simply excellent. A great sauce, graces... More 

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Thank CliveWatkins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Great ambience, and genuine Italian cuisine. Food and service was outstanding. Very enjoyable weather you're dining with friends, or having a romantic night out.

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Thank George F
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This restaurant is traditional Italian but that is why it was so good. The food we had here was fantastic.Go here if you like good Italian food.

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Thank Katie L
Tucson USA
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

And if you've been to Italy, you know how rare that is when you get back to the States. The food was superb and so was the service. Excellent wine selection, not just the ubiquitous Californian wines no matter what you're eating. The waiters are pros, lots of Italian in the room. The whole ambiance felt like Italy. Great place.

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Thank redwinterTucson
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service as always! Special treat was truffle risotto and veal scallopini. The waiter was a kick and our guests were blown away.

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California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

What a little gem! I needed to find a dinner spot on Union St, and picked this one based on it "looking cute". I saw a quiet, intimate atmosphere, and classy decor. Well, I sure lucked out - the food was amazing and the service was superb. I had the tri-colore salad, mixed seafood grill, and gelato. Each dish was... More 

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Thank offandabout
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite Italian restaurant so far, very fresh and the sauces are done to perfection. Great selection of wine. I tried several of the dishes and they have delivered each time.

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Greenbrae, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you get a table at Capannina consider yourself lucky. the restaurant is a great neighborhood find with excellent food and great service. Enjoy.

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Thank Al C
Boca Raton, Florida
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

When my waiter talks to me with a strong Italian accent, I know I'm in the right place. He was very helpful in recommending dishes to us, and his suggestions were delicious. Very good food and service, Nice wine list that was reasonably priced. Will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
    (Laguna & Octavia)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI #41 & 45
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: (415) 409-8001

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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