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1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107-3432 (22nd Street)
+1 415-824-4224
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Fullerton, California
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Herd about this place from a friend. With so many good restaurants in SF I was a little skeptical to try a place so off the radar. I must say that I am very happy I gave it a shot. Everything we ordered tasted fanatstic, The octopus, the handmade pasta and the pizza was all terrific. All the wine was... More 

Thank Harrison W
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just moved to the neighbourhood and was eating out a lot and came here one evening. I love the design of the restaurant and the food did not disappoint. You can watch the kitchen staff while they make the food which is always a bonus at a restaurant. I would come here again for a neighbourhood restaurant vibe and... More 

Thank Quills G
San Francisco, California
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting food, great wine list, comfortable room, great wait staff, easy parking. communal table. good pizza, but everything is good.

Thank kurt3650
San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Amazing handmade pasta, great sauces that are creative and flavorful. Pizza was simple but really good.

Thank 8maggie
San Francisco, CA
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226 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Modern, clean and airy decor, cute neighborhood, easy parking, very nice servers, yummy food (delicious thin crust pizza). A popular neighborhood spot. We enjoyed our dinner from the food, to the atmosphere, to the fact that we could carry on a conversation in a busy but not loud space. Would go there again if in that neighborhood.

Thank Aluor
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

First off, this place is really beautiful! It is bright, open, and airy. The service is also great- my waiter was attentive and thoughtful. The focaccia was incredible - warm, fresh, soft - definitely the highlight! I got a Margherita pizza for my main course. It was ok, but lacked flavor (or salt?) perhaps. I would still come back here... More 

Thank Rosie B
Palo Alto, California
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241 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I came in for a fast dinner and expected the same as most all the other reviewers got. Did I come in on the wrong day or did I just order the wrong thing. I ordered wild scallop, lentil, baby carrot, pancetta, salsa verde. I got TWO yes TWO scallops at $13.00 each. Did anyone tell them that three makes... More 

Thank Iamalwayslost
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Piccino was recommended to us by a colleague who lives locally and is a regular. We had a great lunch with a mix of pizzas and salads between us, perfect unfussy lunchtime food made from fresh tasty ingredients. We chose to sit outside and soak up some sunshine along with our lunch. Friendly staff who know the menu well. I... More 

Thank Victoria P
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had lunch at Piccino and really loved the food - the service was a little inattentive but overall the experience was great. Lovely atmosphere and very unique food. About 10 minutes from Union Square but definitely worth taking an Uber! The tuna conserva toast and seared octopus were amazing!

Thank Kathleen V
San Francisco
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Piccino is wonderful, fresh Italian/California food. Delicious appetizers. Grilled octopus was tender and flavorful. Wish they didn't charge for bread, however; they charge $3 for two tiny pieces of focaccia and EVOO. Thin crust pizzas always so tasty. Grillled quail came with two small well-prepared birds. Apple-date cake and pear tartine were wonderful desserts but n the small side for... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107-3432
    (22nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Caltrain: 22nd Street Station MUNI: 48 Quintara stops at 22nd & Minnesota Sts. 22 Fillmore stops at 20th & Tennessee Sts. KT Ingleside/Third St stops at 3rd & 23rd Sts.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-824-4224
When we opened the doors of our tiny restaurant in December 2006, our goal was to make Piccino as welcoming as the home of a close friend, our food as simple and beautifully executed as possible. We"re honored that Piccino became a thriving hub of the community. And in May of 2011 we moved from our original space into a new home (dubbed The Yellow Building) on the corner of 22nd & Minnesota Streets, which we share with our friends MAC (Modern Appealing Clothing), and DIG wine shop. Our menu still features the classic and seasonally driven thin-crust pizzas and polpette (Tuscan-style pork and beef meatballs) Piccino is known for; our salads and soups use the finest organic produce sourced directly from small local farms. Piccino's menu has expanded to include more small starter plates, house-made pastas, contorni (vegetable sides), and special entrees of meat, fish, or poultry. Seasonal desserts and expertly made coffee complete our daily offerings.

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