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Ranked #59 of 5,925 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Marina District
Cross street: Laguna & Octavia
Transit: MUNI #41 & 45
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Working our way thru the seemingly endless small restaurants in San Francisco we were steered to Capannina. As a party of 4 on a Saturday evening we enjoyed the high pitched buzz of the restaurant even if it made conversation challenging. Tables are close with little room to spare but it works with prompt, friendly, attentive service. The menu leans to seafood but with enough meat choices to satisfy. Traditional fare like buffalo mozzarella, arugula and prosciutto coupled with squid ink scallop risotto made for delicious appetizers. For entrees soft, flavorful veal was well prepared; 2 enjoyed great pasta choices from vongole with linguini and short rib stuffed pasta while one tried a generous cioppino with lobster, scallop, swordfish, mussels, clams and calamari; a real treat in a rather mild tomato based broth. A win for all 4 choices.

The wine list was extensive, Italian whites in abundance at a reasonable 2x or less markup; our Greco di Tufo was a 90 per WS for less than $50

Overall the food (quality and preparation) and wine choices rank with the better Italian restaurants in the city; we'll return.

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Thank fcarr
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant....food and menu excellent. The wait staff
attentive and knowledgeable

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Thank Mere75
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

A wonderful menu, great delicious fresh food, unfussy and cooked perfectly. This restaurant would suit European visitors as the portion size is realistic and appetising (not gigantic as so many US restaurants serve). Great Italian staff who understand and appreciate their restaurant. Would definately recommend this wonderful restaurant which isnt in the most obvious spot but is well worth the trip. Best restaurant in SF in my opinion!

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Thank Julie L
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Using multiple on-line review sites, including this one, we made a reservation for the Monday before Thanksgiving. We were delighted! This restaurant was welcoming and had a friendly, attentive staff. I thoroughly enjoyed the braised beef. Tender and with a truly delicious sauce. My husband had a very generous portion of veal piccatta. The wine list had some good selections. We liked it that people who apparently live in the area started to arrive and were known by the staff. Always a good sign in a restaurant. We will definitely think about returning on our next visit to San Francisco.

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Thank Wizard49
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

We are walking on Union Street at 9:00 p.m. in the rain, looking for a late dinner and a warm environment. What a surprise to find Capannina and its welcoming staff and most incredible food. The pappardelle with wild boar ragu was truly one of the best dishes ever tasted, including in fine restaurants in northern Italy. While we "stumbled" across the restaurant, it will be on our required list any time we are in San Francisco. It is rare when a meal is so good you can't stop talking about it, hoping to re-live the experience.

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Thank foxieCalifornia
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