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Flour + Water

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Mission District
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2401 Harrison Street @ 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-2710 (20th Street)
+1 415-826-7000
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a little find in this district this bustling restaurant is great for their pizza! I loved the one we had with bone marrow. Really innovative and it worked. Would definitely recommend!

Thank JimmyShu-lin
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this restaurant is more hype then anything. The food is ok but it's not worth all the hype. The waiters are pretentious, "hipper than thou" Nuevo missionites" spilling with "tude" and the food is typical SF fair e.g. Tasty but done a million times the same at other places. For all the hype, I was hoping for something... More 

Thank Lucia C
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pastas are fresh and very tasty. A wide variety of very different and original pastas. Probably one of the best I have tasted outside of Italy. Portions are relatively small but very well prepared. Make sure to leave some space for the dessert.

Thank JoseNelson
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our server, Maddy, made our dining experience so memorable. 3 of us shared three plates: duck tortelloni, roasted hen tagliatelle and the water buffalo bolognese as well as a margarita pizza with arugula, ALL of which were amazing. The experience is still making my heart flutter with enjoyment. Thanks!

Thank chenoak6
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120 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was one of the best meals of my entire life. I heard about it through a great local friend, & when I looked online, it seemed they were booked for the next few weeks, but then I saw text that read "walk-ins encouraged". So we only had to wait 45 minutes for a table. The staff was very accommodating... More 

Thank YogaCookie
san francisco, CA
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is deserving of a much higher rating than # 263 in SF. We've been to 400+ in the last decade and it's certainly in the top ten. We had their NYE feast and it was incredible. Can't wait til '18. The wait staff is great. Seek out Andrew.

Thank chinadochill
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I went here for dinner with friends and had the tasting menu. Everything that they served tasted phenomenal, the only problem was the speed with which the courses were served. It took forever... Having said that I would definitely go back.

Thank Markdman
South San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We went for a dinner on Wednesday night since it was my husband Bday . We decided to reserve a table a try this place which was recommended to us. At 9pm it was packed and room itself was so very dark . After we got a table we ordered a bottle of red Italian wine -$50( BTW wine list... More 

Thank Marishecka
Seattle, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

From the short notice for a private party (8), to the "final bell", they couldn't have been more welcoming. The private room has a butcher block center table (seats up to 12), the candles and table ornaments ooze charm and warmth. Wines are good, and reasonable, ($70 for a 2005 Barolo) :-) The five course menu was chef's choice from... More 

Thank H S W
San Francisco, CA
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I'd been trying to take my SO with me to this place for a couple of years. Glad we went. The food was excellent, the staff very friendly and attentive and the vibe very approachable. Wine list included lots of by the glass options. We started with the Artichoke salad - excellent I had Fungi Pizza - Amazing! My SO... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Harrison Street @ 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-2710
    (20th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-826-7000
Fresh house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, house-cured meats. It’s all about simple and authentic Italian food rooted in the south, executed with skill, expertise and old world standards of care. The defining goal of the restaurant for its ambiance and style of service is to make everyone feel welcome. "We feel very strongly about creating a ‘come as you are’ atmosphere in the restaurant."

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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