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“Surprisingly good!”
Review of Pompei's Grotto

Pompei's Grotto
Ranked #466 of 5,741 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We had to find something quick after walking out of another restaurant, we chose a table outside..we had crab and avocado and linguine with clams..all really tasty and fresh! Good service too!

Visited August 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We had a very good dinner and got there in time for happy hour. The drink menu was a bit restrictive for happy hour but adequate. We both had fish and chips and they let us substitute a salad for the chips (healthier). The fish was very tasty! For dessert we shared the brownie sundae which was to die for! Definetly save room for this scrumptious dessert! The only downside was the service was slow. It took a very long time between ordering, being served and checking back with us. They have indoor/outdoor dining but we chose indoor due to a lot of street noise. It was quite pleasant and quiet indoors. Romantic.

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Pearland, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“So so....”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The service was great. My wife got the Angelina and she said it was delicious. It was recommended by the waitress. I got the chicken parmesan and it was salty. Chicken was thin and the linguini was bland. 3 stars for the server.

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Ancaster, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice meal, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in San Francisco, traveling as a group of 7, ranging in age from 8-74. Finding restaurants that have something for everyone, was sometimes challenging, but not here. Everyone found something to choose on the menu & we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We also liked the charming, laid-back atmosphere of the restaurant & it's location on the wharf, not far from our hotel. I would definitely eat here again on my next trip.

  • Visited August 2014
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Bargara, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh seafood”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday night with no booking and bad jet lag and were greeted then room was made for us by very competent and cheerful staff.

The shrimp was simply the best I've had for many years while the pan fried fish was greeted with acclaim by my spouse. And the drink prices were, by Australian standards anyway, low.

Definitely a restaurant we will go back too during our stay. But we'll book it.

  • Visited August 2014
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