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“Good food in a casual atmosphere”
Review of Firewood Cafe

Firewood Cafe
Ranked #1,017 of 5,939 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Cafe
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Neighborhood: The Castro
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I have eaten here often when in SF and find the food and service consistently good. You order and pay at the counter and they bring the food to your table.
While the front space is great for people watching it can be a bit loud. If you want to talk grab a table in the back.

Thank Dave E
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

I enjoy the food here. It's simple and fresh. Service is efficient.

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1  Thank DERICK S
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Firewood isn't quite as good as it once was -- but it's still very good. The Caesar Salad with the add ons is about as good as it gets. Sadly, one of the add-on options was pine nuts, but they've disappeared as their price soared. The chicken is great, the free olives served as an appetizer are super and the herb roasted potatoes with rosemary are all superb. A very affordable place to go in the heart of one of the most expensive cities in the U.S.!

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Thank bluejay19golf
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

1. Very friendly Staff.
2. Not hassled into ordering fast.
3. You will never go wrong with an order of Prosciutto Pizza and their Herb Roasted Chicken...and reasonably prized at that.

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Thank CASTRO_MAVERICK
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

The food at Firewood Cafe is so fresh you wonder how they get it to you so fast. When you first enter you see chickens on the rotisserie (order their chicken, D-licious!) and pizzas being made to order. You order when you first come in (like a fast food restaurant) but the food and atmosphere is NOT fast food. If you have never eaten there, take a moment to look at the large menu. They have the best ceasar salad and what I do sometimes is order a smal cesar and get a child's pizza (it's perfect for one adult). They also sometimes have eggplant parmagian as a side dish, when they do I get they with a bowl of minestrone (homemade and it is the best). They also have a superb Atlantic Salmon which comes with potatoes and your choice of vegetables (get the Sauteed Swiss chard, white beans and pancetta, which is so good I now make it at home for myself). By the way, they have a Firewood at SFO so if you are traveling and at the San Francisco Airport, try them out, you will be very happy! They serve wine and beer too!

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Thank GaryCA1
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