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“Friendly Italian Restaurant”
Review of Spiazzo Ristorante

Spiazzo Ristorante
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Ranked #699 of 5,801 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ulloa
Transit: Muni Lines K,L,M @ West Portal Station, and Bus Lines 48 & 19.
Description: Spiazzo Ristorante is a warm, welcoming place to go for fantastic Italian cooking. We offer exquisite daily specials, as well as an extensive wine list. Our wood-fired pizza oven emits enticing aromas, while our warm ambiance transports you to another time and place.
Reviewed November 28, 2012

It is very quiet at lunchtime but the food is nice - Caesar Salad is good as is a frittata. We had dinner there as well and the pasta with clams was excellent. It is a family run business and a good place to bring kids as there is plenty on the menu to please. Dinner is busy and there is a good local trade which is very important when you are a bit off the tourist track. We will go again!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We used TripAdvisor.com to find a good restaurant, but it turned out to be in a neighborhood we weren't comfortable visiting. After another visit to TripAdvisor.com we came up with Spiazzo. It's in a darling little neighborhood and it was a nice, quiet spot. Our server, Gabriella, was adorable and we had a great time visiting with her. The food was some of the best we had while we were visiting San Francisco. The service was great, too. We were still sitting at our table chatting when we realized that the restaurant was closing, but no one was trying to run us off -- they were just letting us enjoy our visit. We will definitely visit Spiazzo again!

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We ordered takeout and the meal was hot, generous and delicious.

I ordered the Pizza Napoletana ai frutti di mare. It was wonderful. The flavors had a party in my mouth and my mouth was very happy. The chef was generous with the amount of clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, peppers and tomatoes. It was outstanding!

We also ordered Penne all a Campagnola, Ravioli Naturale and an Insalata Etrusca. Everyone raved about how good their meal was. The salad was shared.

If you are looking for Italian, Spiazzo Ristorante is an excellent choice.

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2  Thank TravelerGe3
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

We went there as a family with multiple generations. Everyone enjoyed the food. I didn't rate it excellent because I didn't feel it was over the top, but definitely good and i would go again.
It's located in the West Portal/Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. It's not a tourist area, which in my opinion makes it more authentic and appealing. Mostly locals. For such a place to survive, you must have repeat customers from the neighborhood.
We had our kids too, and even they had a decent time. We had everything from Chicken to Seafood, to Pasta, to salad and they were all tasty.
Last but not least, it was affordable. We spent around $230 for 9 people.

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

In Italian Spiazzo means "patch" as in a patch of grass. While there is no outdoor accommodation here, the restaurant does manage to transport one away from the reality of West Portal Ave. It does so with good honest cooking, attentive service and sticking to basics. Particularly love the gnocchi and polenta with mushrooms and garlic. The daily specials are truly just that ....last trip had the lamb meatballs which were on the specials list and they were delicate in texture with a robust sauce. Winning combo. For the most part this restaurant is not frequented by tourists as West Portal is not on the tourist beat. No need to run to North Beach with Spiazzo close by.

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