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Awards and Recognition? We Have that Covered
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2013
  • OpenTable Diners' Choice Winner 2011
  • Voted one of Top 5 Parties and Groups Restaurant - San Francisco Chronicle
  • Voted one of Top 10 Italian Restaurants - CitySearch
  • 2.5 Star Overall Rating - San Francisco Chronicle
  • CitySearch 2006 and 2007 Editorial Winner-- Family-Friendly Dining
  • Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant - San Francisco Chronicle
  • 2011 Outstanding Employer/Business Award - San Francisco Office of Economic Workforce and Development
"Excellent value; pleasant, casual service; good pizza and pasta; devil's food cake is a showstopper."

- San Francisco Chronicle
"Puccini & Pinetti is lively and approachable, with home-style Italian cooking prepared in an exhibition kitchen, and whimsical wall murals depicting high energy scenes of a lively cafe."
- San Francisco Buzz
"It's fun, it's reasonably priced, and the food is good. No wonder Puccini & Pinetti is often crowded. It's a comfortable neighborhood sort of place in a downtown location just a few blocks from Union Square.
- Cyndy Ainsworth-Sally's Ports O'Call
"Puccini & Pinetti is San Francisco's Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant.

All restaurants may call themselves kid-friendly but some are especially comfortable for families and offer a good chance to give children a restaurant experience. Among our favorites for dining with children is Puccini & Pinetti. This Union Square restaurant has a kids' menu, with choices like "puzghetti" spaghetti with butter and cheese, pasta nachos and a grilled cheese sandwich. Servers give young diners an activity packet with pictures to color "hidden picture" games."

- San Francisco Chronicle

See what our guests are saying about Puccini & Pinetti

Our customers love us. See what they have to say and recommend about San Francisco's neighborhood Italian Restaurant.
Individual Rave Reviews
"Somebody here really knows how to cook!"
- John C. Alessco
"Superb service, excellent wine selection and cuisine! We'll be back!"
- Judge William Moser & Carole D. White
"The food was superb! Yaser who was our server was so helpful with everything and gave us excellent service. It was a perfect evening with perfect food! Thank you! Our best meal in San Francisco! No kidding!"
- Sarah Staho
"We sat at the prep bar, and really enjoyed the talent of the chefs. The food and service was excellent! I had a great dining experience!"
- Brad & Chris Klein
"We're visiting from Canada, and on the way to the theatre we stumbled into your restaurant. What a terrific highlight to our trip! The service was great and the atmosphere was delightful!"
- The Collingwoods
"The service was excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodated us well. The food was delicious! Overall, this is a great restaurant."
- Nicole Samanez
"We regularly eat at the bar before going to A.C.T. The hostess and bar staff have always been very gracious in accommodating our needs -- even with an 8 o'clock curtain! It's one of our favorites -- for both food and service."
- Lorraine Leber, San Francisco
"What can I say about this place other than it is simply the BEST place for happy hour downtown!"
My coworkers and I have been there so much recently that we are now on a first name basis with the servers. One might think we are alcoholics but really we are more in love with the appetizers and low prices. Wine and champagne only $3?! Gourmet snack plates ranging from $4-8?? Yes please!!
The bar area is small but we are usually able to find a spot no problem. The energy is good but it isn't ever too loud so we can still have decent conversations. The staff is always super friendly, attentive and on top of things.
No matter how many I throw back, or how much I stuff my face, I never seem to spend more than 25 bucks. And I always feel like I got way more than my money's worth at this place.
"It is really no wonder we have become regulars here!"
Alissa A., Fremont, CA (Yelp)

Groups That Can't Wait To Come Back

"On behalf of Chartwells School Dining Services Team, I would like to thank you for the superb dinner you graciously provided us with in February. The presentation, service and attention to detail were outstanding, and the food was beyond delicious. I wish you could've heard the wonderful comments all of my colleagues made after the dinner, and even now after all these months!! A special thank you, too, to all the wonderful wait, wine and bar staff on duty that evening -- for such a huge group, everything went off without a hitch!! We were truly impressed with Puccini & Pinetti and will definitely visit again and again!!"
- Felicia Lombardo, Compass Group
"My husband's 50th birthday party at Puccini & Pinetti was terrific. The food was great, the atmosphere was lively and fun, and the service was outstanding! The staff went out of their way to ensure that our party was a big success!"
- Lydia P. Howell, MD, University of California, Davis Medical Center