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Emmy's Spaghetti Shack
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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3230 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
3230 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
$$Italian RestaurantToday 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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Vibrant spot for pasta, other Italian standards & cocktails in an offbeat, hip setting.- Google
"Order the spaghetti and meatballs or the great fish and chips for the grown ups."
"Orange Blossom Martini: very nice."
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Eden Brown
9 months ago
Emmy's is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It's edgy, fun, drinks are strong as hell, and the food portions are large and in charge. The quality of food is impeccable and the menu is outstanding. It's really California/Italian fare with a non-annoying hipster twist. It's best to go during the weekdays and before 9 pm to avoid the crowd. It can get pretty loud in the restaurant so don't bring noise sensitive people. Parking is typical SF parking but since it's in Bernal/Mission area you can find parking up the streets but it's not always as easy. Great place for friends, co-workers and families that like an open loud environment. Restaurant is way tiny so don't bring the football team.
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Gary Brown
a month ago
They need to get over themselves. They act like the customer is lucky to eat there.
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Tina C
a year ago
The quality of the food isn't the same as it was compared to two or three years ago. People tend to rave over the Spaghetti & Meatballs but it doesn't match up to the $15 price tag. The portions are large but I didn't find anything to run home and rave about. It comes with two large meatballs but found it to be a bit dry and the sauce tasted like your average tomato sauce. It's a small cozy restaurant with a few tables and booth seating but it's def. not an ideal spot for larger groups.
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Kyle Weatherholtz
2 months ago
Cool place. Decent bowl of spaghetti and meatballs; lackluster service.
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eric greatwood
4 months ago
The old location was 5 stars. Now the service has gone to shit. Hour wait, no refills unless we harassed them. And had to hunt down the server to pay. Hopefully next time is better or we won't be returning.
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Rebecca Martinez
a year ago
Hands down the best spaghetti and meatballs in SF! I love this quaint little rockin' place, from the amazing food, the adorable aprons hanging over head, and the great staff. Every time I come here I have a wonderful experience. Warning: there is almost always a long wait, but the awesome bar next door always makes the wait speed by. The Caesar salad is genius and so much fun since they take the full romaine leafs and simply add dressing, and cheese so you eat them like little salad boats. I always have leftovers to take home and enjoy again the following day (or later that night). Its also a nice walk from the busy mission/24th street area. I love going in small groups so we can eat family style, (but not too large of a group that we can's be seated).
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Max Heinritz
a year ago
Delicious food. Perfect for carbo-loading the night before a run, as I just did. The spring greens salad was light, fresh, and simple. A clean start. For mains, my companion and I split the spaghetti and meatballs and the rasta pasta. The former was an above-average incarnation of what you'd expect for the classic dish. The latter was a fresh take on pasta primavera with a light cream, lots of fresh veggies, and moist juicy chicken pieces. I preferred the rasta. The flavor of the meatball dish was more powerful, pronounced. The rasta was more subtle, delicate. Service was prompt. The ambiance is kinda grungy bar with chalkboards and Christmas lights etc. Not a fan. Nit: I wish the bread served at the beginning of the meal was warm.
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Nalani Ngoon Warde
a year ago
Small seasonal menus keep food delicious and priced well. It's cute and funky inside, hand-written menus, aprons strung across the restaurant, booths along two walls. Service is always great. Food is delicious comfort food, portions are huge. Garlic bread: buttered with herbs and garlic, crispy toasted. Not smothered in cheese, but buttery, garlic-y and perfect. Barry's Caesar Salad: 3 of us shared this, it was HUGE. Dressed perfectly, with super crisp Romaine. It's a great salad to share between 2-4 people. Spaghetti and Meatballs: Someone in another review mentioned the "meat boulders" which made me laugh... and then we saw the meatballs, they're HUGE. I really enjoyed the tomatoe-y sauce. The meatballs were delish too. A meatier-style meatball, it didn't seem to have a lot of bread inside if any. Fettucine with Spicy Italian Sausage, Roasted Cauliflower, Parmesan Cream Sauce, topped with Herbed Bread Crumbs: really, really yummy. The cauliflower and spicy sausage balanced the richness of the dish. The bread crumbs were added some crunch. Yum. Doughnut: So good. So good. So good. Orange Blossom Martini: very nice. Not too sweet, citrusy and clean. The High Roller: super nice. We could smell the vanilla, we could taste the lemon. There were 3 of us: we ordered a small garlic bread and Caesar salad to share, 2 spaghetti and meatballs, one fettucine, and the doughnut to share. We went home with half of the fettucine and a whole order of spaghetti and meatballs, which is fine if you like leftovers (which we do). The only thing: it was way too loud for us inside. I've worked at restaurants for years and years, including ones that always have the music too loud (the result is that I'm a little hard of hearing, I swear, and it was still too loud for me in there!!!). Maybe it was just that night? At any rate, we found ourselves leaning across the table and yelling a bit. If the volume of the music could go down a bit, I think that it would have made a unique and special experience the perfect experience.
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