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Rocco's Cafe

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1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931 (between 7th & 8th Sts.)
+1 415-554-0522
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here at the recommendation of the hotel clerk and I was not disappointed. I had the mac and cheese special which had ham and bacon in it. Came out nice and hot and was delicious. Service was friendly and prompt. The menu looked extensive leaving me to wish I had time to sample more.

Thank Robert W
Sean C, General Manager at Rocco's Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for the love! Just curious, what hotel did you stay at? Very happy to see that they recommended our awesome spot! More 

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is done to perfection. You can really tell the folks in the kitchen know what they are doing and enjoy putting on a show for you. We ordered a multitude of dishes over several visits and it was all wonderful. HIGHLY recommend this place for just great food.

Thank leigh c
Sean C, General Manager at Rocco's Cafe, responded to this review

Don wanted me to reach out and thank you for this amazing review. We appreciate it so much, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and hospitality was even better! We were greeted with a warm welcome upon entering the restaurant and seated very promptly. We really liked the atmosphere with music playing in the background and TV's playing all of the sporting events for the night. I highly recommend.

Thank Jeff R
El Monte, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A co-worker recommended Rocco's Cafe so my wife and I decided to check it out for dinner on our first day in SF. The staff were very friendly and helpful with our questions and suggested a great glass of white wine for my wife. She had the Angel Hair Pasta, it was delicious! I had a Center Cut serving of... More 

Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Forget those snooty food critics who rave about the ambience, sauces and plate beautification... Here is a restaurant (not just a cafe) which has offered good, honest fare year after year! Their daily/weekend specials are excellent down-to-earth hearty meals with no old or dying ingredients, all served in an atmosphere that is both comfortable and retro. I hate giving such... More 

Thank MNbearpassion
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Large choice of dishes. There were four of us and choosing was the hardest part. But we were all extremely satisfied. Truly exceptional food, friendly service at correct price. I highly recommend and will certainly return next time I'm in San Francisco.

Thank firstminute
Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were in for a convention, but walked only 15 minutes and found this local Italian joint. Classic Italian fare but no baked Zito or lasagna. Great fried calamari, spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread. Good beer selection... It seems all of sf does.

Thank pcg123
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Rocco's is a neighborhood restaurant outside the tourists area of San Francisco, yet only a short distance from downtown. An artist friend suggested lunch there after I visited his gallery. The restaurant is decorated with metal signs and other memorabilia. Around 2:00 PM in the afternoon, it was pretty busy. After gems told "everything is good" my guest suggested the... More 

Thank Bryce S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

A long time local favorite in the SoMa part of SF. Saw on the Food Network (DD&D) and thought we would give it a try on a recent visit. A little TLC would probably spoil the ancient decor with sports pictures and SF events from early and mid 1900's. Open style cooking with bar stool seating around the cook area... More 

Thank Craig K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We went to rocco's for the first time. And we're we AMAZED. This little cafe had HISTORY IN IT. Memorabilia of San Francisco everywhere ( loved it ) even pictures of the 1906 earthquake. Just amazing. Just like the place the food was AWSOME. I had the eggs Benedict's the hollandaise sauce was perfect and delicious. My friend had well... More 

Thank Steven B

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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$ 15 - US$ 25
American, Italian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3931
    (between 7th & 8th Sts.)
  • Public Transportation: Three blocks south from Civic Center BART station and Muni Station. #19 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Folsom inbound and 8th and Folsom outbound. #12 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Folsom #27 Muni Bus stops at 7th and Harrison (one block south)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-554-0522
Rocco's Cafe was founded in 1990 by Don Dial, in honor of his Grandfather Rocco who operated a restaurant in SF's Excelsior District for over 60 years. We are dedicated to our craft and have been serving high quality food for almost 30 years! Our menu offers traditional Italian / American dishes, and Don serves over 200 daily rotating specials. We've appeared on over 10 television shows like Diners Drive-ins & Dives and more! Check us out today and we promise you'll leave our restaurant full & with a smile on your face.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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