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Trattoria Pinocchio is a restaurant that serves a selection of coffees, pizzas, desserts, and pasta, chicken, veal and seafood items. The restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and features a bar, heated sidewalk and floor-to-ceiling windows. It offers brunch, lunch and dinner solutions for clients seven days a week. Trattoria Pinocchio also serves a variety of wines that includes white, zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay. The restaurant hosts tour groups, events and private parties. In addition, its menu includes calamari, prime beef tenderloin, smoked Norwegian salmon, clams, mussels and day boat scallops. Trattoria Pinocchio offers gift certificates of several denominations.
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Phone: (415) 659-8898

Fax: (415) 392-1472

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Services/Products:
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
Payment method:
amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Neighborhoods:
North Beach, Northeast San Francisco
AKA:

Pinocchio

Pinocchio Sicilian Trattoria

Categories:
Italian Restaurants, Pizza, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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01/04/2015

These people right here are wonderful. I like that they are very attentive and they always approach with smiles on their faces.

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XNYER68
10/02/2010
Minestrone soup -skip it!

I liked the decor and Italian speaking waiters. Good coffee too. Waiters very nice also. BUT....
I decided on the minestrone soup as I was not that hungry. While it was tasty , I have to say I have had better soup from a can ( Progresso- Puck) Theirs was full of too many carrots and potatoes and very skimpy on the other veggies such as zucchini and peas. I think I found one or two beans and zero pasta. So basically it was bowl of potato and carrot in broth. Unimpressive!
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...view morehad a calzone, which she enjoyed and was very tasty, but at $15 for more or less an inside out piece of pizza, it's too high in price. I would not go here again, as I have found other Italian restaurants on or near Columbus Ave I liked better.view less

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madeleinebasset
05/18/2010
Fabulous Italian Food, and Fabulous Italian Hospitality

Excellent food, excellent wine list - this is coming from someone who IS Italian. Great Trattoria pricing (ie, this is not a cafeteria, nor is it a fine dining establishment, but it is well priced for what it is - a standout in a neighbourhood of great Italian food). Also - the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet - a member of our party left her handbag in a taxi and there was nothing they could not do to help - phoning taxi companies, offering free drinks, etc. This is genu...view moreine Italian hospitality, and delicious food - everything was excellent, but the pastas really stand out!view less

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04/08/2010
pinocchio doesn't lie

Excellent food and attentive service; this family owned and operated Italien restaurant is a real find, with heated outside tables for watching the passing crowds; all dishes are made to order; mid-day specials and a very broad menu makes this one of our favorite stops in North Beach.

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LisaV833
05/18/2009
0 stars

Nasty owners/managers.\r
Giovanni, who i was told is the owner, completely bad mouthed us in Italian thinking we didn't understand what he was saying.\r
I also heard him call one of the hostesses a Bi### and misstreating another employee. \r
I think miserable people who treat others like this don't deserve my business or yours no matter how good the food might be. \r
what an a##!

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cookingwife
11/02/2008
Here' top pasta restaurant in SF? yes if you're NOT Gourmet ! and you need to order 1 food per per

my first SF, we found this restaurant as SF top pasta restaurant voted on San Francisco Chronicle in a guide book at Hilton Hotel room. trip=eat yammy food !!! we were really looking forward to eat super tasty pasta. I'm really picky for food, first bite is everything to me. we sit down and order drink... ask recommended pasta to waiter, as his recommend I ordered ""Tortellini Boscaiola"", and tried to share with my husband because I'm very small apatite, BUT he requested to order 1...view more entree per person !!! YES each person have to order food in this restaurant. there's no sign to notice about it in front of door and write about it small in menu. we didn't mind to order 2 plates, but this restaurant policy made us really feel bad. \r
this restaurant is not supre high class.\r
how about top pasta in SF ? ""Tortellini Boscaiola"" clearly too much light taste cream sauce and lasagna sauce was too sour because too little cheese. who voted this pasta is top in SF ?\r
I never believe guide book again.
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wavewriter
09/04/2008
Great gnocci & sausage ravioli

My Italian-American boyfriend & I went here on a whim one afternoon for a late lunch because Cafe Sport wasn't open yet. We were drawn in by the atmosphere, a glance at the menu & available sidewalk seating. I don't usually just walk in to a place like this, but we were pleasantly surprised. Started with the calamari. The marinara sauce was delectably spiced, the calamar lightly breaded, not greasy. We ordered the gnocci with gorgonzola cream sauce (me) & the sausage-stuffed raviolis w...view moreith mushroom sauce (my bf). Both pastas came with a salad starter. Once we realized that the salad mixta was not dressed (a bit odd), added our own balsamic vinegar & olive oil, & lots of salt & pepper, it was quite nice. We also had bread to dip in the BV and EVOO. \r
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The gnocci were really nice. They were light & virtually melted in my mouth. My BF, when he tried them, said they were ""almost as good as his nonas"" - high praise indeed. His raviolis were actually the better of the two. I don't usually eat meat, but I might make an exception for this. The aroma wafting off his plate told me immediately that they would be good. The mushroom sauce combined with the perfectly seasoned sausage stuffing were to die for. The pasta itself was, I believe, a tomato pasta, which my BF usually does not go for, but he enjoyed this one just fine and he is a very picky eater, Overall a lovely meal, on a lovely day in the city.\r
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As far as drinks go, I asked the very attentive (but not overly so) waiter for a recommendation and he proffered a lovely Sauvignon Blanc, which complimented the gnocci perfectly. A glass of Pinot to finish & he bill came to $97, including tip.\r
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My main criticism is that the bread was dry and tasteless and, for me, good bread is a MUST (hence the 4 stars instead of 5). I didn't even go inside the restaurant, so I have nothing to say about the interior atmosphere. Bottom line, this place is worth trying & I will return.
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toninoilbello
08/21/2008
take away the italian flag from this restaurant

I am italian from Siena and i write for an important italian news paper called ""Il Messaggero""di Roma,i use to go in the restaurants or wine bars to see how those people in the foreing countries use to lie about the italian kitchen and the mediterranean diet,well i have never seen in my life a restaurant worst then this trattoria pinocchio,from when we have came in on the 15 of august for lunch at 12,30 and the owner was sleepping on the chair outside the patio for the pasta prepared...view more before and then just boiled again few minutes after our order and the little ants walking under our table,closer the door ,and don't forget the wines italian unkown labels at too hight or too low temperature,don't ask me about the bread,and to finish when the owner has realized that we were from italy he has said that we can also pay by cash and lower price,is this waht you can give to your citizen for italian restaurant?view less

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