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Rocco's Cafe

1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931
+1 415-554-0522
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“chicken marsala” (11 reviews)
“linguine” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For traditional American \Italian chains you don't get much better. Good quality great tasting food no matter what the meal. Have been for breakfast and dinner and both were fantastic. Newsstand outs for me were the steak eggs and home fries for breakfast. For dinner...More

Thank FoodLover25Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome! We had a tasty salad and awesome main courses. Staff is polite, friendly and quick. The only (small) minus: tables stand very closely together so it was a little hard to stick to your own conversation. Prices are reasonable.

Thank mcinar2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! Such friendly staff. The food was so tastey and filling. Definitely stop in here if you are in San Francisco.

Thank Aalleecciiaa
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Good, solid Italian food here and would recommend it. Not the best ever as some reviewers say, but they are not trying to be that. They open for breakfast and stay open all day. Isn’t that nice? You will have a very good Italian meal...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Rocco's is in an commercial area of SF, surrounded by warehouses and small/medium businesses. It's not a touristy place because it's off the beaten path. Rocco's flourishes because of a devoted local following. The decor is lots of fun -- every inch of wall space...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had eaten our way through plenty of food on our 2-wk trip and have to say this def ranks as one of, if not, the best. Simple warm hospitality, great service, awesome food, and fantastic cosy ambience. My wife and I sat at the...More

1  Thank Reuben C
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Super cool cafe in SF. Owner knows Italian food. Decor is very SF and filled with a traditional Italian family vibe. The food was delicious and made with care. The owner is the main chef and greets the guest too. That is a nice touch....More

Thank Biglaugh
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Being new to the neighborhood we stopped for lunch at this Italian cafe on a recent Saturday afternoon. The menu is very extensive however I opted for the classic eggplant parmigiana with a side garden salad. My partner had grilled chicken over angel hair. My...More

1  Thank bruzsusan
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The staff is very friendly. They provide very good service and are accommodating with special requests. The owner is frequently in the restaurant and says hello to people. It's a family owned business. I like to support these family restaurants. The Italian dinners are excellent....More

Thank Paul05274
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Sunday Brunch in San Francisco. Lines, lines, lines, all for some eggs and a lot of preciousness. We stumbled upon Rocco's because I was trying to remember a different place on Folsom and what a find. Great breakfast and lunch, terrific waitress and staff, helpful...More

Thank plscottie
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
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Drac W
29 December 2017|
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Response from Paul05274 | Reviewed this property |
Well, polenta is gluten free. Maybe they can give you that instead of pasta. Cheers,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931
    (between 7th & 8th Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: Three blocks south from Civic Center BART station and Muni Station. #19 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Folsom inbound and 8th and Folsom outbound. #12 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Folsom #27 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Harrison (one block south)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-554-0522
Rocco's Cafe was founded in 1990 by Don Dial, in honor of his Grandfather Rocco who operated a restaurant in SF's Excelsior District for over 60 years. We are dedicated to our craft and have been serving high quality food for almost 30 years! Our menu offers traditional Italian / American dishes, and Don serves over 200 daily rotating specials. We've appeared on over 10 television shows like Diners Drive-ins & Dives and more! Check us out today and we promise you'll leave our restaurant full & with a smile on your face.
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