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“Romantic Setting”

Venticello Ristorante
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Ranked #112 of 5,925 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: Washington
Transit: We are very close to the 1 California Bus Line and we are literally on the Hyde Street Cable Car Line.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Excellent food and service in a small restaurant. Especially enjoyed the risotto with crab and asparagus and the gnocchi with porcini mushrooms. A lovely evening!

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My husband and I ate here with another couple and were very pleased when the manager seemed very attentive and very polite because our table wasn't ready when we first arrived. He gave us a free appetizer and was very nice and apologetic...no big deal. Our waiter however was a different story...he was continually rude throughout the night and seemed irritated when my husband and I didn't order a drink and when no one ordered a dessert. He also refused to split the check when he brought it out saying that the computer system would not split it after he brought it out. It wasn't so much that he couldn't split it at this point, it was more of his attitude that really rubbed us the wrong way. The manager was once again very gracious and apologetic but kept saying, "I'm sorry YOU FELT this way" when we told him the server was being rude...instead of apologizing for the rude behavior of the server. He repeatedly said this instead of owning anything the server did. We had such high hopes because of good reviews but this night was a bust. Food was ok...could have been much happier choosing somewhere else.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a nice Nob Hill eatery. We sat at the bar and made friends with the host, Daniel, who is an all-around nice guy. It was quiet while we were there and we were very well treated. The food was very good and promptly prepared. We would go back again next time we are on Nob Hill.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I walked in with a party of five on a semi busy evening without a reservation. They easily accommodated us. This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The ravioli was so smooth and full of flavor. They had a great wine selection. The ambiance was neat in this relatively quaint restaurant. We were fortunate to sit in the top level and had an awesome view of the bay.

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Thank Columbus_OhioMichael
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

After Allegro Romano let us down (on the night - my son was already there) due to over booking and then refusing to recommend another restaurant, we found Venticello Ristorante (thankfully my son looked up TripAdvisor). He was able to secure a table at Venticello Ristorante for 7 people at short notice (we were lucky they had a cancellation) & the host was incredibly hospitable & accommodating. My mother's 80th was saved!

The service was prompt, friendly & attentive. The waiters were knowledgeable & not pushy

The decor was modern classic & even had water glimpses of the Bay (which we did not notice at first - we were just thankful to have found a restaurant - especially one where we were welcomed with a friendly face)

The menu was well balanced & there were quite a few items to choose from - wanted to try just about everything!!

The food - delicious! - especially loved the scallops & the gnocchi - we all had fun tasting each others meals.

All in all, we had a great night out - we felt comfortable & "at home". This is a restaurant we will go back to next time when we're in San Francisco

Oh, & as an added bonus, they have valet parking for $10!

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Thank Gillian061
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