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“Amazing find in San Fran!!!!!”

Pazzia Caffe and Trattoria
Ranked #473 of 5,860 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Cafe
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: SoMa
Reviewed 6 February 2014

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. The service was just over the top!! The owner and the wait staff were very personable, helpful, fun, energetic, and just down right welcoming. The menu was fresh and exciting. The specials for the night were excellent and the staff knew and were willing to recommend what they were most proud of on the menu. We ate here 3 times after we found this gem. Twice with just 3 in our party. The third time my husband organized a group meal for 16 people!! This tiny little gem was amazing with both the small party and the large. We made reservations all three evenings. This wonderful place is in the process of expanding the seating space so there will be more room in the future. Just lovely. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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1  Thank Ehrm
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

From the outside it looked like nothing special, but once we were seated everything from the cordial welcome, courteous service to the excellent and tasty meal was nothing short of exceptional. We really enjoyed the ambience, the friendliness of the staff and not least their delicious Italian food from the minestrone, via the pasta to the tiramisu. And for a change the cappucino was hot! The Machiavelli Chianti wine was tasty, but a little on the light side so if you prefer a more powerful wine try something else like the Amarone. All in all an absolutely fantastic experience and we will definitely come back next time we visit San Francisco. Price including tips: around $95 per person. Not cheap, but worth it.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Great food, great service, and just downright friendly. We struggled to find a good place for dinner and trusted Tripadvisor to point us to the right place and it didn't disappoint. Not a very big place, and we lucked out with a table (it was pretty busy). Service was spectacular: there when you needed them, not there when you didn't. Food was above average, along with good coffee and dessert. Our kids loved it too, we still talk about it months later. A memorable moment: as we were leaving the owner came to say goodbye and introduced our daughters to his daughter...now when was the last time that happened to you ?

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1  Thank MyGirlsDaddy
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Six of us had dinner together at Pazzia on a Thursday evening. We had made a reservation for 7:00 and the restaurant was full. We could smell the food as we approached the restaurant from a half block away. The experience we had here was really great. The welcome was warm and enthusiastic. Our server was focused, knowledgeable, and got everything right. The food was really good. I had spaghetti carbonara which was off the menu and my friends had beef or scallops or grilled fish. The spaghetti sauce and ingredients took me back to Venice, St. Mark's Plaza, where I first had the dish. Pazzia's version was so similar in ingredients and taste as the one in Italy. The wine list is very extensive, and Italian. This is not a large restaurant so a reservation is advisable. Everyone in my group really liked Pazzia. I think you will too.

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Thank rwaites
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Julia and Jacopo, who are from Florence, Italy have recently joined the staff. Their warmth and skill enhances the atmosphere and upgrades the service. Our group of four enjoyed the beet salad, the mussels, risotto, pizza, pasta and the carmel creme dessert along with delicious beer. The service was excellent. All the food was delicious. It is small so we were near our neighbors which allowed us to visit with them if we chose to. We think it is a hidden treasure.

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Thank Barb K
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