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Review of Uva Enoteca

Uva Enoteca
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Ranked #1,073 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury
Cross street: Steiner
Transit: 22 Fillmore
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“How did we find this place?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

I don't know how we found it but it welcomed us late on our first night in SF; a great pizza and excellent salads. Great atmosphere too!

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“An exercise in slow food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

I chose Uva Enoteca for (double) date night this week because I'd been meaning to go back and I had recently purchased a Living Social coupon. Our sangiovese wine was good and fairly priced. We sampled meat, cheese, and veggie small plates - they were all good, but nothing wow'ed us except for perhaps the formaggio de miele which was pleasantly soft and sweet. We shared the boar pasta which was very good as well with a flavorful sauce and a crunchy consistency due to the cheese and panko combo cooked in the skillet. For dessert we shared the chocolate budino with a granola square. The budino was delicious and rich, but the granola seemed out of place with the rest of our meal. It was more like something I'd eat for a healthy afternoon snack. After all, it was a granola bar. Even though we were enjoying ourselves, we had to wait longer than I would expect to place our order and receive our food. Warranted our waiter did check in to see if we had any questions and we weren't yet ready to order at that time, had I realized we'd have to wait another 5-10 minutes even to order wine, I would have kept him there until we were ready. Once our complete order was placed and our wine was served, we'd practically finished a bottle before our small plates were brought. It really should not have taken as long as it did to put slices of meats, cheeses, and prepared veggies and olives on a board and get them to our table. I was worried that with four of us we weren't going to get full on what we'd ordered. As it turns out, with the time we waited in between courses, our hunger was satisfied and our appetites decreased. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and answered our questions patiently and thoroughly and I really appreciated that he came by to top us off from a bottle of sangiovese that was "left over." He was great and deserves a stellar rating. The flow of the restaurant with multiple servers on hand during an only semi-busy night, not as much.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank abbywhoo
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London
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wish there were places like this in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

We really liked the flexibility and quality of this place. Great wines by the small carafe with good advice as to which ones work best with the food. Imaginative range of antipasti, with especially strong veggies, and then brilliant pasta. Relaxed and good service. What's not to like?

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Thank LondonOpenminded
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san francisco
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147 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A trip to Italy in hip SF"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Full disclosure. We're oenophiles. So when a restaurant delivers great wine at reasonable prices, AND great service AND a fun atmosphere AND fabulous food we go back. We've been there 3 times now. We're always happy w/their vegetable plates (roasted veggies) and pizzas. As busy as they are, they always seem to be able to take us - even at the last minute. Does it help that my hubbie *checks in* on 4 square? : ) Highly recommended for a relaxed, local style, hip SF eating exp.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank joan g
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san francisco, california
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great restaurant and ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

We love Uva Enoteca. It has a great ambiance and energy and the food is excellent. We're vegetarian and we are always able to find great things on the menu to eat. The staff is very friendly and give great recommendations. Excellent selection of wine and cheeses and the menu changes depending on what is in season.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank onshapiro
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