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“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Flour + Water

Flour + Water
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Ranked #259 of 5,642 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mission District
Cross street: 20th Street
Description: Fresh house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, house-cured meats. It’s all about simple and authentic Italian food rooted in the south, executed with skill, expertise and old world standards of care. The defining goal of the restaurant for its ambiance and style of service is to make everyone feel welcome. "We feel very strongly about creating a ‘come as you are’ atmosphere in the restaurant."
San Francisco, California
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215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Twice now I have frequented this restaurant and both times I was really impressed. The food is really good! Pasta is their specialty, I would never order pasta at a restaurant because I think, "it's pasta, I can do it at home," there's no way I can do THEIR pasta dishes at home! The pizzas are very good, cooked by open flame. They use excellent ingredients to make really great tasting food. There's always a line, but worth it and also worth the wait to get a reservation.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Awesome food & wine with friendly handsome staff! Perfect on the wallet as well. We didn't have a reservation (recommended) but we Sat at the bar where we'd prefer, so we could see more. The bartender was great at helping with wine selection and supplying their fresh made bread!!!

Visited December 2013
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Emeryville, California, USA
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Wine and Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

What a great place to have dinner. Excellent ambiance, superb food and some delicious Italian wine (Chianti Clasico). Don't miss out!

Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth the hype?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

I lived in San Francisco for 25 years,and I saw the ups and downs of the dot-com era as well as the accompanying restaurant "hip" years, which still apparently live on. Flour and Water is nothing to wait in line for, especially in San Francisco. There will always be places with quirky light bulb filaments and water pitchers, but, in the end, is the food worth it? If you're a San Francisco hipster needing to add Flour and Water to his or her list of dropped names, then by all means spend the night there, drop a couple of hundred dollars on tasting menus for your and your friends, and feel like you've been given a privilege to do so. If you're just needing a good pizza or other pasta dish, you can do better.

  • Visited January 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1,774 reviews
1,396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 947 helpful votes
“Always Fantastic...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Whenever I'm in town I make it a point to come here... always a treat. I love the feel of the place... so laid back, great attitude of the staff/servers... and great chow. I particularly like their pastas, sides (veggies), salads... and one of the entree's if it appeals. Well chosen wine list... most small producers. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Visited December 2013
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