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Emmy's Spaghetti Shack
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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3230 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110
3230 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
$$Italian RestaurantToday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Vibrant spot for pasta, other Italian standards & cocktails in an offbeat, hip setting.- Google
"Garlic bread: buttered with herbs and garlic, crispy toasted."
"Hands down the best spaghetti and meatballs in SF!"
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Eden Brown
7 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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Rebecca Martinez
10 months 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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Kyle Weatherholtz
a week ago
Cool place. Decent bowl of spaghetti and meatballs; lackluster service.
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stephanie hughes
a year ago
When I found my place in Mission/Noe/Glen Park, I was bummed. I thought, maaaaan, I live so damn far from the action. Are there even any restaurants here? Do people even live this far out? Do they have electricity?!?!!? But then, I started walking around my neighborhood and discovered a thriving hood of food and drink and one of the BEST discoveries has been Emmy's. Talk about a local gem! The quirky decor, the attitude and sass of the servers, the amazing drinks! The hand drawn menus and adorable aprons hanging from the ceiling, it;s PERFECT! And then there are the meatballs! Oh my mama mia! If I had an Italian grandma, she would be proud! They are ginormous and delicious and they are plated with a giant mountain of pasta and red sauce that is truly addicting! Couple that with their Ceasar salad and that garlic bread and you will roll yourself home smiling' like a fool! I take all my friends here when they visit and it's the one place I know that will always put a smile on your face! And the spaghetti and meatballs is still amazing cold the nest day! YUM!
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eric greatwood
2 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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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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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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Lisa Holden
a year ago
Looking for a cool romantic date that's not fussy? Look no further than Emmy's. The grunge exterior screams too cool for school, but the soul-snuggling italian fare let's you know this place is the real deal. Have a $5 margarita or two at the adjoining bar next door while you wait for your reservation-less table. Once in, get the garlic bread, followed by spaghetti and meatballs because that homestyle classic is anything but ordinary in this totally mission, totally san francisco gem.
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