Zingari Ristorante

★★★★★
  • 501 Post St .

    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Cross street: Mason Street

    Map & Directions
  • 415-885-8850

About Zingari Ristorante

Hours
Lunch: Tues-Sat 11:30a-2:30p Dinner: Sun-Thu 3:30p-10:30p, Fri-Sat 3:30p-11p Jazz: Sun-Thur 7:30p-11:30p, Fri-Sat 8pm-midnight

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My girlfriend and I enjoyed a lovely meal here for her 29th birthday. I made reservations because we were in the city and this looked like a classy Italian place with live music. It did not disappoint. We shared a lobster ravioli special

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My girlfriend and I enjoyed a lovely meal here for her 29th birthday. I made reservations because we were in the city and this looked like a classy Italian place with live music. It did not disappoint. We shared a lobster ravioli special

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This was unexpectedly delicious! My friends and I went here and they were very helpful with one girl who was on crutches. The tomatoes in our appetizers were fresh and the mussels delicious. The ravioli was homemade. The waiter gave us

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This was unexpectedly delicious! My friends and I went here and they were very helpful with one girl who was on crutches. The tomatoes in our appetizers were fresh and the mussels delicious. The ravioli was homemade. The waiter gave us

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Fantastic food with absolutely impeccable service.

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Fantastic food with absolutely impeccable service.

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Very nice, with attentive but not obtrusive service.

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Very nice, with attentive but not obtrusive service.

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Nice ambiance and staff. I heard a great news on Friday and decided to celebrate by myself. I stopped by Zingari for happy hour but ended up staying through dinner. Since I was dining alone, I sat at the bar. The bartender was so sweet

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Nice ambiance and staff. I heard a great news on Friday and decided to celebrate by myself. I stopped by Zingari for happy hour but ended up staying through dinner. Since I was dining alone, I sat at the bar. The bartender was so sweet

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The whole experience was unforgettable. The service was very attentive and the staff was very knowledgeable and kind. The food was incredible the flavors were exquisite and presentation was absolutely beautiful. The ambiance was lovely as

3
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The whole experience was unforgettable. The service was very attentive and the staff was very knowledgeable and kind. The food was incredible the flavors were exquisite and presentation was absolutely beautiful. The ambiance was lovely as

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The wild boar ossobucco was outstanding. Service and ambience were excellent. Don't let the fact that it is in a hotel deter you.

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The wild boar ossobucco was outstanding. Service and ambience were excellent. Don't let the fact that it is in a hotel deter you.

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Predictably outstanding in all aspects, as usual, as well as reasonably priced for the location.

3
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Predictably outstanding in all aspects, as usual, as well as reasonably priced for the location.

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The mushroom soup was an outstanding appetizer and the seafood risotto was excellent. The risotto was properly cooked and was very flavorful. I highly recommend this Union Square gem. I will definitely return the next time I am in the

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The mushroom soup was an outstanding appetizer and the seafood risotto was excellent. The risotto was properly cooked and was very flavorful. I highly recommend this Union Square gem. I will definitely return the next time I am in the

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Warmly greeted by the host and server, Leon. Food and service were outstanding. The crab cakes were delicious and the penne con pollo perfect.

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Warmly greeted by the host and server, Leon. Food and service were outstanding. The crab cakes were delicious and the penne con pollo perfect.

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Great food and service in an intimate, elegant setting with live music, 364 days of the year. What's not to like?

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Great food and service in an intimate, elegant setting with live music, 364 days of the year. What's not to like?

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My wife and I have been to Zingari several times. We had an important business dinner and chose Zingari based on our past dinning experiences. We asked for a quiet table when we made the reservation.They totally took care of us from the

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My wife and I have been to Zingari several times. We had an important business dinner and chose Zingari based on our past dinning experiences. We asked for a quiet table when we made the reservation.They totally took care of us from the

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We had apps and drinks at the bar one night before returning to the hotel. They advertise a happy hour which looks very reasonable and the food we had was delicious. It's the hotel restaurant/bar for the Donatello, so you'll have to deal

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We had apps and drinks at the bar one night before returning to the hotel. They advertise a happy hour which looks very reasonable and the food we had was delicious. It's the hotel restaurant/bar for the Donatello, so you'll have to deal

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We stayed a week at the Westin St Francis right on Union Square.... and after a full day of "shop till ya drop" it was 9.30pm and we needed dinner, so we walked one block from the hotel to Zingari. I wasn't expecting too much here I'll be

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We stayed a week at the Westin St Francis right on Union Square.... and after a full day of "shop till ya drop" it was 9.30pm and we needed dinner, so we walked one block from the hotel to Zingari. I wasn't expecting too much here I'll be

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If you love great food, service and prices, go here. And it is in a great Hotel, The Donatello, Location, Rooms, Service.

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If you love great food, service and prices, go here. And it is in a great Hotel, The Donatello, Location, Rooms, Service.

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Our best night out while visiting San Francisco.\r
Pre dinner cocktails with live jazz was a lovely way to start our evening.\r
Melt in your mouth pasta, friendly and efficient service and a warm atmosphere made our dinner experience

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Our best night out while visiting San Francisco.\r
Pre dinner cocktails with live jazz was a lovely way to start our evening.\r
Melt in your mouth pasta, friendly and efficient service and a warm atmosphere made our dinner experience

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We chose this restaurant because it was located in our hotel. Had lobster ravioli with all the trimmings. Excellent service, great service! We made reservations! Good place to dine

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We chose this restaurant because it was located in our hotel. Had lobster ravioli with all the trimmings. Excellent service, great service! We made reservations! Good place to dine

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Lovely place and fine service. I had the risotto which was delicious. My wife had the ravioli which was also very good. We had an excellent meal and enjoyed the ambience. The manager even came to check if everything was fine. We payed

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Lovely place and fine service. I had the risotto which was delicious. My wife had the ravioli which was also very good. We had an excellent meal and enjoyed the ambience. The manager even came to check if everything was fine. We payed

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I went to this restaurant firstly with my girl friend for her birthday then three days later with my husband and both times had the best service and food I have had all holiday. If you want to spend about $120 for a special dinner, this is

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I went to this restaurant firstly with my girl friend for her birthday then three days later with my husband and both times had the best service and food I have had all holiday. If you want to spend about $120 for a special dinner, this is

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We were at the Zangari Ristorante on July 4th for dinner. We were seated right away. The service was excellent. The food came in a very reasonable time and was delicious. We will return to this restaurant.

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We were at the Zangari Ristorante on July 4th for dinner. We were seated right away. The service was excellent. The food came in a very reasonable time and was delicious. We will return to this restaurant.

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No sense in repeating others: worth every penny. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Limited menu: fresh ingredients, well-prepared, artfully presented. Impeccable service. Not a morsel went unappreciated.

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No sense in repeating others: worth every penny. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Limited menu: fresh ingredients, well-prepared, artfully presented. Impeccable service. Not a morsel went unappreciated.

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Expensive. And then some. But if you are ready for it, the food is almost worth the expense. My wife had the macadamia nut encrusted fish. I had the lobster raviolis. Wow. None better in my experience. The crab cake appetizer is wonderful,

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Expensive. And then some. But if you are ready for it, the food is almost worth the expense. My wife had the macadamia nut encrusted fish. I had the lobster raviolis. Wow. None better in my experience. The crab cake appetizer is wonderful,

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we had a great experience at Zingaris with our daughter and granddaughter the staff was very accommodating annd the food was excellent. I had the braised shortribs with pappardelle pasta, wife and grand daughter had the spaghetti and

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we had a great experience at Zingaris with our daughter and granddaughter the staff was very accommodating annd the food was excellent. I had the braised shortribs with pappardelle pasta, wife and grand daughter had the spaghetti and

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Wonderful dinner, lovely decor and music to dance to. We had fine service and were not rushed.

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Wonderful dinner, lovely decor and music to dance to. We had fine service and were not rushed.

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My husband and I were looking for a quiet dinner and excellent food. Definitely some of the best Italian we've ever had! Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and wine he paired for us was excellent. Place didn't feel touristy; very

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My husband and I were looking for a quiet dinner and excellent food. Definitely some of the best Italian we've ever had! Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable and wine he paired for us was excellent. Place didn't feel touristy; very

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Food is excellent! Love the Penne with Chicken, the ravioli, and the Risotto. Service is Old World impeccable. If you can get a reservation in the Jazz Lounge, have dinner there. Or go in for a cocktail or a late night coffee. They have

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Food is excellent! Love the Penne with Chicken, the ravioli, and the Risotto. Service is Old World impeccable. If you can get a reservation in the Jazz Lounge, have dinner there. Or go in for a cocktail or a late night coffee. They have

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I have been visiting my brother who lives in San Francsico for years, and we always plan to make reservations at Zingari. We both love to sit back and listen to live entertainment, especially jazz, and we have always enjoyed consistently

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I have been visiting my brother who lives in San Francsico for years, and we always plan to make reservations at Zingari. We both love to sit back and listen to live entertainment, especially jazz, and we have always enjoyed consistently

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My parents brought me here when I came to visit them because they know how much I love Italian food, or should I say fine Italian dining. This was perfect for what I was in the mood for and I can't tell you how much I loved this place.

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My parents brought me here when I came to visit them because they know how much I love Italian food, or should I say fine Italian dining. This was perfect for what I was in the mood for and I can't tell you how much I loved this place.

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I went there to meet a colleague for a drink, ended up ordering a few apps, and staying for quite some time. Later, we ordered dinner. It was totally unexpected. I thought I would be there for 30 minutes, but that turned into a little

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I went there to meet a colleague for a drink, ended up ordering a few apps, and staying for quite some time. Later, we ordered dinner. It was totally unexpected. I thought I would be there for 30 minutes, but that turned into a little

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We have been enjoying Zingari for years, as it has always been on our "must dine" restaurant list in San Francisco. Whether you are living in the area and have never had the opportunity, or passing through, this is an excellent choice if

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We have been enjoying Zingari for years, as it has always been on our "must dine" restaurant list in San Francisco. Whether you are living in the area and have never had the opportunity, or passing through, this is an excellent choice if

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I am the kind of guy who likes hanging at the bar, having a few drinks, apps, and maybe stay for dinner. This place rocks! Having live music makes it even better. I've never had anything that I didn't like, and I can eat Italian food all

3
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I am the kind of guy who likes hanging at the bar, having a few drinks, apps, and maybe stay for dinner. This place rocks! Having live music makes it even better. I've never had anything that I didn't like, and I can eat Italian food all

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My wife and I loved this place. I couldn't decide what to order because every time one of the servers were delivering food to another table, I kept seeing some awesome food that I wanted to try. Don't go there once, plan on going there a

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My wife and I loved this place. I couldn't decide what to order because every time one of the servers were delivering food to another table, I kept seeing some awesome food that I wanted to try. Don't go there once, plan on going there a

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Thanks, Zingari! I had a wonderful evening. My family and I really enjoyed dining in your restaurant, and it's just what I needed. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the area.

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Thanks, Zingari! I had a wonderful evening. My family and I really enjoyed dining in your restaurant, and it's just what I needed. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the area.

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I love 5 star restaurants! I met some friends and had a few drinks and apps, but had another engagement so I couldn't stay for dinner. I'm definitely coming back for dinner after all the great things my associates had to say about this

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I love 5 star restaurants! I met some friends and had a few drinks and apps, but had another engagement so I couldn't stay for dinner. I'm definitely coming back for dinner after all the great things my associates had to say about this

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I took my wife to an early Valentines day dinner this past Saturday, The place was packed. At the time we had made our reservation we requested to be seated in the Piano Lounge where they feature Live Jazz, However when we got there, we

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I took my wife to an early Valentines day dinner this past Saturday, The place was packed. At the time we had made our reservation we requested to be seated in the Piano Lounge where they feature Live Jazz, However when we got there, we

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This is my new favorite. When I come to San Francisco, I will be sure to visit this restaurant. I love Italian food and northern style is my favorite. I love jazz, and they had live jazz which put them at the top of my list, fast!

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This is my new favorite. When I come to San Francisco, I will be sure to visit this restaurant. I love Italian food and northern style is my favorite. I love jazz, and they had live jazz which put them at the top of my list, fast!

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We came from Austin, Texas and stayed at the Donatello Hotel and was very pleased. No complaints. We dined at Zingari and it was just what you would expect. With all the restaurants in the area, it was a good choice. This way, we could

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We came from Austin, Texas and stayed at the Donatello Hotel and was very pleased. No complaints. We dined at Zingari and it was just what you would expect. With all the restaurants in the area, it was a good choice. This way, we could

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I have been dining at Zingari for years, and was offended personally when I read some of the insane reviews. People look to reviews and I understand that, but I've never thought of actually writing one myself. Some people are so caught up

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I have been dining at Zingari for years, and was offended personally when I read some of the insane reviews. People look to reviews and I understand that, but I've never thought of actually writing one myself. Some people are so caught up

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This is definitely a five-star italian ristorante. I have no idea what these other people are thinking by complaining, unless they are snobs. Of course a restaurant like this is busy, everyone wants to eat at such a nice place and listen

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This is definitely a five-star italian ristorante. I have no idea what these other people are thinking by complaining, unless they are snobs. Of course a restaurant like this is busy, everyone wants to eat at such a nice place and listen

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This is a popular restaurant and can be very busy. When we go there, we are sure to make reservations to get in early, especially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. As busy as it can be, the service always surpasses my expectations. The

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This is a popular restaurant and can be very busy. When we go there, we are sure to make reservations to get in early, especially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. As busy as it can be, the service always surpasses my expectations. The

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If you love jazz and italian food, then you will love this restaurant. My family made reservations to celebrate my birthday since those are the two of my favorite things in the world when relaxing, in addition to good company. The night

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If you love jazz and italian food, then you will love this restaurant. My family made reservations to celebrate my birthday since those are the two of my favorite things in the world when relaxing, in addition to good company. The night

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Best Northern Italian I've had in a long time. Loved the jazz, the wine, and the company. My friend has been trying to get me to come and visit so that she could take me to this restaurant for a long time and now I see why. This is a

3
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Best Northern Italian I've had in a long time. Loved the jazz, the wine, and the company. My friend has been trying to get me to come and visit so that she could take me to this restaurant for a long time and now I see why. This is a

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My wife really wanted to enjoy some live jazz, and in searching around the San Francisco area, we found Zingari. What a night. The jazz was so relaxing to listen to, that we stayed for a long time and had dinner. It may as well have

3
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My wife really wanted to enjoy some live jazz, and in searching around the San Francisco area, we found Zingari. What a night. The jazz was so relaxing to listen to, that we stayed for a long time and had dinner. It may as well have

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Excellent wine, great appetizer and dinner menu, and legit Tiramisu. Try it for yourself!

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Excellent wine, great appetizer and dinner menu, and legit Tiramisu. Try it for yourself!

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Very good food, the pizza with lots of olives and the variety of 1950 wines. Recommend it! My favorite was the thick crust pizza with pepperonis, tomatoes, pineapples and of course the quick melt cheese..

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Very good food, the pizza with lots of olives and the variety of 1950 wines. Recommend it! My favorite was the thick crust pizza with pepperonis, tomatoes, pineapples and of course the quick melt cheese..

Pros: Nice environment and nice food

Cons: No bads here

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for dinner. Had dinner there with co-workers from Australia. It was nice and mellow. We sat in a corner table so maybe that had something to with it. But overall good food and service. Nothing super special but still good.

3
★★★☆☆

for dinner. Had dinner there with co-workers from Australia. It was nice and mellow. We sat in a corner table so maybe that had something to with it. But overall good food and service. Nothing super special but still good.

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Zingari Ristorante is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco, not only the food is great, the customer service is excellent. You get to be treated special by the owner himself. The menu selection is awesome. The restaurant itself is located in the heart of the city, close to tourist spots and walking distance to beautiful hotels and shopping stores. It is a must to visit, when you are in the "city by the bay".

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Zingari Ristorante is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco, not only the food is great, the customer service is excellent. You get to be treated special by the owner himself. The menu selection is awesome. The restaurant itself is located in the heart of the city, close to tourist spots and walking distance to beautiful hotels and shopping stores. It is a must to visit, when you are in the "city by the bay".

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While visiting the city we were anticipating a wonderful dining experience at Zingari's. Lo and behold it was a disaster. Times like this you wish you could refuse to pay the bill. In short, the food was marginal in flavor and taste but I ordered an expensive chicken pasta dinner and after digging around I found 3 tiny pieces of chicken. After asking the server if this was a reasonable portion (ha!) she said no but made no effort to get more chicken or take the dish back and prepare it again. After asking for more chicken it wasn't until the end of my meal that a small dish of a few more chicken pieces showed up. Incredible! SAve yourself a big disappointment and skip this place.

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While visiting the city we were anticipating a wonderful dining experience at Zingari's. Lo and behold it was a disaster. Times like this you wish you could refuse to pay the bill. In short, the food was marginal in flavor and taste but I ordered an expensive chicken pasta dinner and after digging around I found 3 tiny pieces of chicken. After asking the server if this was a reasonable portion (ha!) she said no but made no effort to get more chicken or take the dish back and prepare it again. After asking for more chicken it wasn't until the end of my meal that a small dish of a few more chicken pieces showed up. Incredible! SAve yourself a big disappointment and skip this place.

Pros: nice view of the streets and easy location

Cons: food, service and attitude

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always using Cutysearch for finding restaurants, i was intrigued by this restaurant. i am always looking for upscale places that offer a prix-fixe menu. well after a long day of siteseeing we called to see if it would possible to get a table on saturday night for 4. we were told it was no problem and that we could just come in. luckily i did leave my name and was told we were a go for 8pm. upon arriving the hostess, who quite frankly did not seem to have a clue, could not seat us. we were then told it would be 8:30 but probably sooner. needless to say that wasnt the case as we werent seated until 8:45. then right from the start the server was VERY unfriendly and was even worse when i asked about the Prix Fixe menu (they dont offer it unless you ask). then we had to send one entree back as it was not cooked anywhere near where it was asked to be and my dish was, to me, inedible where i then proceed to send it back. the server then grilled me as to why and i told him it was irrelevent why, the fact was it was gross! he brought me the menu to try something else but at that point i was so irritated that i had lost my appetite. after the server was not at all concerned about our experience (after i told him i didnt want anything else) i then asked to speak to the manager. i informed him of our experience and that i felt he should know. i will say that the manager was very accomidating and proceeded to comp the majority of our meal and asked to please give them another chance. i will say that after observing the other server in the room, had we had him, we probably would have had a much better experience. i will add that the Bartendar was great and the manager was very friendly. unfortunately the rest of the experience was much less desirable and i would not recommnd it as you might get a very unhappy and unpleasant server or a hostess who is quite clueless.

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always using Cutysearch for finding restaurants, i was intrigued by this restaurant. i am always looking for upscale places that offer a prix-fixe menu. well after a long day of siteseeing we called to see if it would possible to get a table on saturday night for 4. we were told it was no problem and that we could just come in. luckily i did leave my name and was told we were a go for 8pm. upon arriving the hostess, who quite frankly did not seem to have a clue, could not seat us. we were then told it would be 8:30 but probably sooner. needless to say that wasnt the case as we werent seated until 8:45. then right from the start the server was VERY unfriendly and was even worse when i asked about the Prix Fixe menu (they dont offer it unless you ask). then we had to send one entree back as it was not cooked anywhere near where it was asked to be and my dish was, to me, inedible where i then proceed to send it back. the server then grilled me as to why and i told him it was irrelevent why, the fact was it was gross! he brought me the menu to try something else but at that point i was so irritated that i had lost my appetite. after the server was not at all concerned about our experience (after i told him i didnt want anything else) i then asked to speak to the manager. i informed him of our experience and that i felt he should know. i will say that the manager was very accomidating and proceeded to comp the majority of our meal and asked to please give them another chance. i will say that after observing the other server in the room, had we had him, we probably would have had a much better experience. i will add that the Bartendar was great and the manager was very friendly. unfortunately the rest of the experience was much less desirable and i would not recommnd it as you might get a very unhappy and unpleasant server or a hostess who is quite clueless.

Pros: great bartendar and jazz band

Cons: horrible service/server and less than average food

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Just a couple of weeks ago i took my wife to Zingari on Valanatines day. A friend of mine had recommended this restaurant. We both had the most memorable dining experience. Even though we were 20 minutes late for our reservation, we were greeted warmly and promptly guided to our table. Our server was most knowledgeable and seemed experienced. He paced our meal very nicely and the manager often checked on us to ensure our satisfaction. I tried the Lamb chops that was special that evening and our waiter had recommended that. My wife tried the Fish Special - Tilapia. They were both out of this world - beautifully presented and boy did they taste good. We were served a complementary glass of Champage with our Dessert and my wife was presented with a beautiful long stem rose. Two nice touches on this beautiful day. After dinner we were invited to the Lounge where they were playing Live Jazz - a pianist and a sax player combo. We lisned to few songs and thenheaded home - completely satisfied. We will certainly go back

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Just a couple of weeks ago i took my wife to Zingari on Valanatines day. A friend of mine had recommended this restaurant. We both had the most memorable dining experience. Even though we were 20 minutes late for our reservation, we were greeted warmly and promptly guided to our table. Our server was most knowledgeable and seemed experienced. He paced our meal very nicely and the manager often checked on us to ensure our satisfaction. I tried the Lamb chops that was special that evening and our waiter had recommended that. My wife tried the Fish Special - Tilapia. They were both out of this world - beautifully presented and boy did they taste good. We were served a complementary glass of Champage with our Dessert and my wife was presented with a beautiful long stem rose. Two nice touches on this beautiful day. After dinner we were invited to the Lounge where they were playing Live Jazz - a pianist and a sax player combo. We lisned to few songs and thenheaded home - completely satisfied. We will certainly go back

Pros: Warm and Friendly Service, Knowledgeable staff, Beautifully presented and sumptous food

Cons: none

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Pungent Italian cheeses and rich, savory sauces figure heavily into the menu at this Northern Italian eatery in ritzy Union Square. Calorie-watching is an almost-impossible task, unless you want to stick with Erbetta Pasticciona, the house…

 

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