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Venticello
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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1257 Taylor St San Francisco, CA 94108
1257 Taylor StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94108
(415) 922-2545venticello.com
$$$Italian Restaurant, Mediterranean RestaurantToday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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Northern Italian dining in a cozy old-SF-home setting with cable-car views from the large window.- Google
"The pork sausage had a lot of flavor and wasn't drowned out by the tomato sauce."
"If you're looking for a hearty Italian meal without frills, this is perfect."
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Hadley Chilton
a month ago
Just what we wanted in authentic Italian light-ish supper. The boar pappardelle was pretty good, the pizza bases were nice and ingredients seemed fresh. The service from some waiters fine but the maitre d' seemed at pains to offer simple pleasantries. Yeah we were the only family in there and most were thirty to sixty something couples but our kids caused no fuss by anyone's standards and we're went quite early meaning they can turn the table after us. Shame that something as simple as a negative attitude of one or two can let the restaurant down a bit.
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Eugenia Leggett
6 months ago
Charming. Impeccable service and outstanding quality of food. Presentation was beautiful, simple and elegant. The small size of the restaurant allows it to have a distinguishing charm and provide a warm dining experience. My only regret is that we do not recall our server's name- such that he could be honored. We thank our travel agent from North Carolina for this suggestion and 6pm reservation. A must!
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Sherry Li
a year ago
There is practically a horde of Italian restaurants in Nob Hill and Russian Hill area. I would describe Venticello as classic, but not super inventive. But they get the basics down really good. Service was pretty awesome. Our waitress was attentive and came by frequently, but not too often that we'd get annoyed. Food was pretty good. As I said above, not terribly inventive, but delicious nonetheless. If you're looking for a hearty Italian meal without frills, this is perfect. Soft focaccia bread with olive oil/balsamic is provided when you sit. I wish the bread was warm and crusty, but it wasn't too bad otherwise. The eggplant rollatine appetizer was very good. Smothered in tomato sauce and packed with flavor. Yum. For entree, I got the fettucine with pork fennel sausage in a tomato cream sauce. This was really good. The pork sausage had a lot of flavor and wasn't drowned out by the tomato sauce. Portion was pretty good size. Slight spiciness in the sauce.
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Alessio De Vecchi
a year ago
Two stars for the black kale salad. Outstanding. Everything else was, to put it politely, poorly executed. The arancini were WAY too salty. The pizza came out burnt - it can happen, but.. - and wether the dough was completely bland, the sauce was extremely salty. Also, no buffalo mozzarella. The fresh mozzarella they use is tasteless. The service was anyhow fair.
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Bryan Mooney
4 months ago
Loved this place! We stay nearby just to have dinner there. The ambiance, the food, the service is all superb. I want to use this place in a setting for one of my books. Bryan Mooney Author
Angie B
8 months ago
Very nice restaurant but don't order the Cioppino! The menu reads "mixed shellfish, white fish, crab, calamari, in a spicy tomato brood". What I was served was, four medium size prawns, four or five clams (with some shells missing clams), and a small amount of white (the size of rice) fish or crab ? (could not tell what it really was)in a very soupy thin sauce. If we had not had guests with us, I would have sent it back. If you want a very nice Cioppino, try Tadich Grill on California Street.
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Jim Adcock
a year ago
Loud. Elderly crowd -- we were the youngest one's there -- which is saying something trust me. I was going OMG here we go again when my "simple mixed green salad" showed up and it was excellent. And my char-grilled Bronzino (Bronzini) was as good as fish as I've had anywhere. So, happy happy happy! And service to continental standards.
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Andrei Damian
4 years ago
Great service, really generous portions, nice atmosphere. A bit on the pricier side but pleasant experience overall.