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Panta Rei

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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431 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901 (Stockton)
+1 415-591-0900
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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164 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seating indoors and out for this chic eatery. People watching here is big especially during their happy hour. Try $3 bellinis. Pappardelle with duck breast out of this world. Moist and tender duck along with thick noodles in a brandy sauce makes this a go to item. Salads are average. Creative desserts like homemade cheesecake tort and Panna cotta... More 

Thank David O
Danville, Illinois, United States
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Perfect weather, wonderful food, great service. Davide was our server and he was very knowledgeable. It seems the menu will change slightly on a daily basis, check before you go. I had the Prix Fixe and that included smaller portions and 2 glasses of house wine for $50.

Thank janecS1001XO
Baguio, Philippines
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Called about 3 weeks ago to reserve a late luncheon for 11 people. The person who took the reservation said we're all set. When we arrived, they were not expecting us. We waited while they put together several tables. Good thing there were not a lot of people eating then. They were attentive and nice. The food was good. The... More 

Thank Jennifer D
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We just stumbled upon this place as we needed a last minute reservation on a Saturday night! It had good reviews so we went. We were all surprised how good everything was from the lentil soup, burrata (amazing!), risotto, pasta, ravioli and of course dessert! The staff was friendly and we did not feel rushed. The only issue we had... More 

Thank natashanyc
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I was on my way to another restaurant but it wasn't my cup of tea so I wandered down Columbus and saw this place. Asked a couple eating outside if it was good and they said yes. I had the Cesar salad and the wild boar ragut. Awesome

Thank 294kk
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

didnt eat here but was persuaded to stay for a drink as the bellinis were $3!!!! lovely seating outside with overhead heater accompanied by the bellinis helped with a serious amount of people watching. food being brought out looked lovely!

Thank nokidsintow2014
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place was not our first choice but it was New Years so we didn't have too many options. My daughter wasn't that hungry so she only ordered a salad. At first the server told us we all had to order entrées (it was a New Years thing), he checked with management and we were told it was ok not... More 

Thank Irv D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Very Friendly staff. Good wine list. Kids had steak. No pizza which was a nice change. We sat outside at first under the heaters but moved inside once the placed had cleared. We had coffee and waited until close to midnight and then walked to telegraph hill to watch the new year fireworks.

Thank Bernie D
United States
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457 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

An Italian restaurant can be judged on it pasta - and here it was perfectly al dente - the sauce was excellent and the grilled chicken very tasty. The bruschetta was also excellent - perfectly crispy bread. Service was friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Traveling_a_lot4fun
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I found Panta Rei on OpenTable.com and saw that they had great reviews, so decided to try them out. I'm glad I did. I had the Pappardelle Verdi All'antra. It is duck breast in a brandy cream sauce served over pappardelle pasta. The duck breast was exquisite! I also had the calamari and zucchini appetizer, which was good, and a... 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$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-591-0900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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