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“The pasta is really great, but very small dishes”

Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana
Ranked #1,180 of 5,767 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Mission District
Cross street: Guerrero & Valencia
Transit: Bus # 33 Dolores and 18th Bus # 22 16th and Guerrero Muni line # J Church and 18th Bart 16th and Mission Bus # 14 Mission and 18th
Reviewed December 21, 2012

This place is really nice, a little bit noisy, but we survived, the waiter was really nice, and they have a good service, the reommendations were very good. They have a menu that changes all the time, but a few dishes are always there, we ate one of the most well know dishes from the menu, one with a famous pesto that won something, and it was really really good, the only problem is that the portions are very small (average price for a pasta 25-29 dollars), and we are 2 fit people, and usually do not eat like savages, specially pasta at night, so in that sense you have to order an entrance or a dessert. If you are pasta lovers, you have to go and try the food, if you do not like tiny portions a little bit pricey, then look for another place. We might consider going back one day, but when really want to enjoy a good pasta and are not hungry.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I really enjoyed this restaurant. Nicely decorated with an open atmosphere. The pasta is made on the spot, and my family enjoyed their dishes. I ordered the bison steak and it was to die for! If it's on the menu, order it medium rare and you'll be happy! Cappuccino was the best I've had outside of Florence, no kidding! Yummmm.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Do not miss the Pesto, and also their pesto liquor at the end...unique, perhaps the best worldwide. Worth the cost of a nice meal with your best.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This restaurant is overpriced, servings are meager, and the quality of food was poor. There were six people in our party and we were all dissatisfied. I ordered minestrone soup which was a small bowl of mush with not one recognizable vegetable. It was a mixture that looked like it had been in a pot for a week. We were disappointed. The one positive is its location.

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Thank Alexandra7376
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

The pizza at Farina is probably the best pizza we ever had. This was our first time eating at the pizzeria part of Farina, and it was the excellent. We ate a while back at the Italian restaurant part of Farina, and our very high expectation for the pizza was exceeded. If you like a great pizza, you will love this pizza. Price is commensurate with the quality. It is probably the best pizza ever and 5 stars out of 5 stars.

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Thank Jeffrey K
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