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Cinecitta Bar and Roman Pizza

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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663 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2811
+1 415-291-8830
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, this restaurant no longer exists. It is out of business, completely shut down. A different restaurant has taken over the location (not a pizza restaurant).

Thank SuzieeQQ
San Francisco, California, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

The pizza here is great but I would like it to be a little less cooked. My pizza was just a bit to cooked and right on the verge of burnt. Next time I will just ask for a less cooked site.

1 Thank Michael M
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

A MUST EAT! SF has so many options that it's oftentimes very hard to choose. We picked this spot merely based on the Groupon that we found (and the fact that my beau loves Italian). This was by far one of our top 5 favorite restaurants we ate in all vacation-long. Be sure to order their bruschetta!

Thank Anna F
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

During our SF summer trip we stumbled upon Cinecitta based on a tripadvisor review. This little place surprised with super thin roman style pizzas in real gourmet combinations of toppings. It was so good that it was unanimously picked as the place for lunch our last day when we usually visit the place we liked the most for the trip.... More 

Thank Fantito
Ellensburg, Washington
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent pizza. Like really excellent. I had the Genovese. Great crust, great toppings, great sauce. Barragita llena, corazon contento. En serio. Good beer and good wine too. The outside isn't a whole lot to look at. The inside is quaint and the other tables had animated conversations. Really festive atmosphere. Not a dress-up nice place. Go wearing jeans and maybe... More 

Thank Antoinette D
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

The place is a living proof that good cooking is not genetic. You can be Italian and yes, be a terrible cook. Generally speaking this is not a problem, unless you open a restaurant, and that''s the Cinecittà case. A few pictures of old Italian movies add some flavor, but not to the food, and don't save the worn out... More 

Thank Goldbaer62
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Went in for a lunch and ordered two pizza's, a salad, two glasses of house wine, one lemonade one coffee and one vanilla ice-cream. The food was fine, nothing outstanding but it came to over $96 which we thought was pricey for what it was. We were charged $8 for two small scoops of vanilla - Ben and Jerry's at... More 

Thank Jez h
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

My wife, 12yr old and I had dinner here last night. It's a tiny spot looking onto Washington Square Park and doesn't look like anything special from outside, but my what fantastic pizzas - beautiful, delicate thin crust affairs so unlike their hulking US cousins. Our only disappointment was that their celebrated tiramisu had sold out and we had to... More 

Thank GHDownie
Cable, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very good pizza in a cozy atmosphere. We ate here as part of a food tour, and it was great. Very friendly.

Thank Sarah L
Payette, Idaho
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had read about this place and had wanted to try it because when in Italy I so enjoyed the pizza, very different than anything you get in the states. It was just like I had in Rome, I was so pleased. It is probably more than most want to spend on a pizza though, but if you don't mind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 663 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2811
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-291-8830

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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