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PRICE RANGE
£20 - £80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Better than most Italian restaurants. Was here on a business dinner with four other people, everyone enjoyed their dinner. I ordered the Vitelo alla Marsala which was very good. Atmosphere was nice. Went on a Tuesday night and the place was pretty busy, so would...recommend reservations.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

In October we ate here twice in three nights - canceled another reservation to come back we loved it so much. Superb Italian food, attentive and entertaining waitstaff. Homemade pasta in with many choices, as well as great salmon and veal. Salads excellent as well....Portions are large - could easily be shared, so that you can taste more dishes! Great cocktail bar that could make my 1930s drinks, and wine list that had perfect selections for the food. Clearly locals and repeat customers - like us. We heard about Fino from friends, who heard about it from family. And we've passed it on to others. Our current favorite SF restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

We were disappointed, given the rave reviews. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The calamari appetizer was bland. The pasta with scallops and prawns had a strange bitter aftertaste. Expensive for sure, though perhaps not shockingly so for San Francisco. Ambiance was fine, as...was the service, but what always counts the most for us is the food. We would not come back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent wait staff, fantastic food. Nice wine list. A diverse selection of Italian dishes. We felt the entire team displayed caring and wanted to provide a memorable experience.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

We arrived on a Friday night in early November at about 700pm without a reservation. We were seated immediately. In fact they don't take reservations online, only by phone. Our server Jose was so good. Funny. Knowledgeable. We spoke English, French, Spanish and of course...Italian to each other. So much fun. But really, the star of the show is the food. So good! Authentic. Tasty. Huge portions. Piping hot from the kitchen. The linguine with sausage and sweet peppers was outstanding. I will be thinking about this for a long time!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Service was excellent and prompt. Food was delicious. Just what I was looking for. If you don’t have a reservation, plan to sit at the bar.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

This was a great find. It was busy the night we were there as walk-ins (no on-line booking). There lots of locals enjoying the great food emerging from the super efficient kitchen. The team members (including Alma) were friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our...chicken with lemon and capers — plus kipler spuds and a medley of veges - with nice glass of Chardonnay. Bliss. Overall, we thought it was good value for money and a positive experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Superb authentic Italian food. We were staying in the Andrew’s Hotel in which Fino is located. The linguini was excellent with decent portion sizes.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

Probably one more of the best Italian meals. The service and food was amazing. The frutti di mare and the gnocchi were both outstanding.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

We arrived without a booking and were taken to a fabulous table and treated extremely well. Service was impeccable. We enjoyed salads and pasta and the most amazing zabaglione and fruit. Highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Family-friendly Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Portion sizes seemed to vary between the four entrees we ordered, but all were delicious. Salmon on the gnocchi special slightly over cooked and dry (was not asked how we wanted it, and we are used to medium-rare/medium; this...was well done). The other seafood ordered was cooked properly, so perhaps just an “oops”; definitely would not prevent us from returning.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

We had dinner here and all of our meals were excellent - we had two of the specials (bruschetta and scallops) as well as calamari, main menu bruschetta and bread for starters. Other mains were two pizzas and linguine - again all were very good....Service was slick and helpful and I would highly recommend Fino.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Brilliant food and service and excellent gluten free options. Was that good eat at Finos twice in two weeks while traveling through San Francisco

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023

Food was great, service was not! But I would still go. Be careful… set low expectations for your service and be happy with amazing food!!! Trying to be fair, maybe I just had a one off!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

Recommend to come here by our hotel receptionist and wow what a night! Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere nothing more to be said.

Date of visit: May 2023
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I didn’t vacation with you. Not sure what recipe you need. If you’re looking for the olive oil balsamic dipping sauce recipe from Fino Bar & Ristorante in SF, you will have to contact them.
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Fino Bar & Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5