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“Very nice, great location, it was nice.”

Trattoria Volare Caffe
Ranked #2,896 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Very nice, great location, it was nice.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Busy tourist area lends vibrancy to the atmosphere. The windows / walls open up creating a flow to outside. The very large screen tv was convenient during the giants game, but is it a sports bar or restaurant?
First the food, very nice. I was pleased that they have a melon and prosciutto appetizer, either with or with out mozzarella, this is a favorite of mine. The chicken piccata was also good, fairly priced and portioned. Olives and bread served on the side as well, nice selection of wine. Nice enough, just not great. Maybe that is why I could get reservations last minute on a Saturday night.
The staff was fun, but perhaps not as genuine as they pretended. A sign out front encouraged beer drinkers to come in and watch the game, but staff then complained that seven people sat at their table and only charged up $27. So, sports bar or Italian restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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montana
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cippino to duy for”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

First found this place about 15 years ago when I last visited the City. Great then and so went back. Same super atmosphere, super fresh seafood cippino and my wife thought about leaving me for the dreamy Italian boy who served us. Great little hidden gem on Columbus

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nothing Great”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Went to lunch on our vacation in San Francisco. We both order the chicken breast, it was dry and nothing great. Skimpy quantity on the side dishes as well. The service was very slow considering there were only us and two other tables with customers. The price was high compare to other italian restuarants in the area. I thought the server, I think he was the owner as well was kind of a snob. Based on the food and cost, not worth it. Many, many, other better places to eat for lunch. Not recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, service and lovely views in the sunshine.”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Enjoyed a lovely couple of hours, watching the world go by and enjoying our italian food. Service was prompt and friendly and the staff kind and caring. Top marks.

Visited October 2012
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Olten, Switzerland
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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Only one word: terrible”
Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

It is better to fast than having their frozen or frozen-like pizza. And though they know that the tip is from 15 to 20 they tried to tell us that the compulsory tip was from 20 up. To be avoided!!

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