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Farina
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3560 18th St San Francisco, CA 94110
3560 18th StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
(415) 565-0360farina-foods.com
$$$Italian Restaurant, BarToday Closed
Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 7:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 7:30 pmThursday ClosedFriday ClosedSaturday ClosedSunday Open 24 hours
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Authentic Italian restaurant brings to San Francisco the simplicity, elegance and style of the culinary tradition of Liguria in a contemporary casual-chic atmosphere.
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Sleek trattoria attracting a hip crowd with handmade pasta, Neapolitan pies & other Italian dishes.- Google
"The pesto sauce was very basily and a tad bit creamy."
"The focaccia in the bread basket is amazing."
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Laura Healy
a week ago
As someone who has been going to Liguria, in Italy for 35 years, This is the most genuine Ligurian food I have ever tasted outside of Italy. The pesto is "basily" because that's exactly what pesto tastes like in Liguria. The Focaccia is spot on also. It may be pricey but you pay for what you get and anyone who criticizes this food has never been to the Ligurian region of Italy. Criticize whatever else you want about the place but you cannot fault the food for it's authenticity. It may not be what you are used to but it's the real deal.
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Sherry Li
2 months ago
Came here with a small group of friends. They ask for a credit card to make a reservation at Opentable, but they're pretty flexible about changing the group size and time. Since there were a few of us, we were able to try a bunch of different dishes. Service was generally good, but tended to lag towards the end of the night. APPETIZERS The burrata was amazing. Definitely a must have. The calamari was okay -- the batter was well seasoned but I thought there was too much batter. It got kinda heavy and I wanted to save room for all the other delicious things we ordered. Asparagus was great -- the sauce it came with was really good. We also got this fennel salad, I think, that was also good -- very refreshing. PASTAS All of them were really good, and we tried 5-6 different kinds. Memorable ones were the pesto and the ricotta and eggplant dumpling one (forgot the name). My pappardelle with lamb ragu was good, but I thought some of the other pastas were better. The taglierini with dungeness crab was also very good. My least favorite was the carbonara, which I thought was bland and heavy.
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Juan Ten
9 months ago
Fast service and the food was decent but the portions were incredibly small and way overpriced. The bread tasted like rubber. Go somewhere else.
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Rope Wolf
a month ago
Your politicking sucks. Don't worry dykes won't be stopping in anymore.
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A Hoyt
in the last week
Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food in generous portions. Our waiter was incredibly helpful, friendly, and quick.
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Grace G
11 months ago
Handmade pasta with walnut pesto. Colorful, buttery smooth, and hits you just at the right spot when paired with a glass of good red wine. Start with antipasti, chat up a storm with your friends over wine, and make your way through pasta, main dishes, and dessert - just like in Italy. When the weather is nice out, opt for the beautiful rooftop seating!
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Andy Martone
11 months ago
We had a decent meal at Farina. But for this kind of scratch, I expected something memorable. Our $14 cocktails were good. Not amazing. The foccacia appetizer was good, but again, not amazing. It was an interesting take - thin flat bread with melty cheese inside - but I felt it was dominated by the cornmeal it was cooked on. Our pasta dishes were both excellent, especially the gnocchi. Overall this was a good meal, and if this were a two dollar sign restaurant I'd have left feeling okay about our meal. But at this price point I expect to be wowed, and I wasn't. And the real kicker - when the bill arrived, they added a $3 service charge per person, *plus* 5% for Healthy SF. I'm sorry, this is so tacky, especially for a restaurant with $30 pasta entrees. It left me feeling nickel and dimed when we left.
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marco trivellato
4 months ago
Authentic pizza napolitan style with fresh ingredients. Strongly recommended to anyone who's very demanding in terms of Pizza quality.

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