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Allegro Romano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Russian Hill
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1701 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94109-2110
+1 415-928-4002
17:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

From the time we arrived to the time we left the owner was on the restaurant floor making sure all the guests were well taken care of. Rose petals on the table and roses for the ladies add a touch of romance. Nice choices on the menu.

Thank Luv2Traveland2Golf
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants anywhere. Owned by two Italian brothers, who own two restaurants (one in San Fran and one in Rome). Fresh simple awesome. I first visited with my wife, on the recommendation of the concierge at the Ritz. It is small, and quaint, and homey. Lorenzo greeted us at the door, wearing a food... More 

1 Thank culinarymatters
Rockland County
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

From the reviews it looks like a battle is raging between local devoted loyalists and some cranky trolls. For the record, the host is energetic, welcoming and authentically Italian. The food was well prepared, especially the tiny asparagus appetizer. Osso Bucco was good but sauce not very complex. Fettuccine nice with black truffle grated right on top by owner in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This restaurant had been recommended and of course I wanted to see for myself. We should have known from the word go what it was going to be like. The owner was not so accommodating when my husband complained his chair was broken. From then on, it went further down hill. My husband did not receive the right food and... More 

2 Thank Lisa P
Reno, Nevada
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I was really looking forward to taking my friend that were visiting from Singapore and Mexico City. Our hotel concierge gave this restaurant high praises. He called it a hidden gem. After the experience we had it should just be hidden! There are too many things to go into however I will say, Everything from the moment we stepped into... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Excellent food, down home ambience. We were not rushed and enjoyed dinner and company. Food was ample, tasty and well prepared.

1 Thank BobJane4945
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Reservations are a must, Rome inspired menu, food is delicious, service good, sit in the window seat. Street parking is a challenge. Lorenzo is the Rome born, colorful owner.

Thank SDTraveler515
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Great neighborhood dining location you don't want to miss. Lorenzo the Chef and Owner is hands on and passionate about the diners experience. So awesome - food is best ever. Venue is so intimate. Highly recommend!

Thank FoodiefromPA
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Thought my grandmother made the best Italian ever, with me coming in second. Boy was I wrong. This place has it all. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Great food. Good wines. If I were ever to come back to San Francisco (highly unlikely due to the rest of the trip) Allegro Romano would be the reason why.

Thank Mike W
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The food here was ok, very few vegetarian options and really heavy mains. Our experience overall was fine until the owner behaved extremely rudely to my group. We were celebrating a friend's birthday, her parents had traveled over from Ireland especially for the occasion. At the end of the night we gave Lorenzo four credit cards to split the bill,... More 

1 Thank Jennie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94109-2110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-928-4002

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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