Italian Restaurants in Hayes Valley

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

$20 $12

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Italian Dinner at Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Downtown

Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes full of fresh ingredients, such as penne gorgonzola, pork tenderloin scallopini, and calzones

$40 $24

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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 55% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$40 $18

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$15 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Beer at Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Multiple Locations

House-brewed beers complement vegetarian, seafood, and specialty pizzas topped with Brazilian-style chicken or marinated shrimp

$20 $15

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Italian Food at Cinecittà Ristorante & Bar ($30 Total Value)

Cinecittà Ristorante & Bar

North Beach

Native Roman crafts dishes from her grandfather’s recipes, particularly specialty pizzas with toppings such as brie, spicy salami, and clams

$10 $5

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Light Italian Dinner for Two or Three-Course Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Volare Trattoria (Up to 59% Off)

Volare Trattoria

North Beach

Italian and Californian wines complement Sicilian-inspired crab cioppino; appetizers and desserts highlight entrees of sautéed prawns

$84 $35

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Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 48% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

$67 $38.50

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Italian Food for Two or Four or More at Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano (Up to 38% Off)

Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano

North Beach

Regional Italian dishes such as salmon risotto, penne pasta with smoked pancetta, gnocchi baked in gorgonzola sauce, and margherita pizza

$40 $25

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Patxi's Chicago Pizza is a Best Pizza of the Bay Area establishment that caters to indulgent pizza partiers and intimate diners alike. Printed on resilient pizza dough, Patxi's menu features a build-your-own arsenal of toppings, such as feta cheese, green bell peppers, Italian sausage, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, salami, zucchini, soy cheese, and much more, available atop Chicago–style crusts ($14.45 for a 10" before toppings) and thin crusts ($9.95 for a 10" before toppings).

511 Hayes St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Stacks: A User’s Guide

Large Portions | Classic American Breakfasts | Homey Atmosphere | Several Bay Area Locations

Sample Menu

  • Sweet breakfast: full stack of banana macadamia nut and coconut pancakes
  • Savory breakfast: housemade crab crepe with chives, jack cheese, and avocado
  • Lunch: half-pound bacon and cheese Angus burger

When to Go: Stacks is opening for breakfast and lunch every day starting at 7 a.m. If you’re not one for long lines, stick to the weekdays—weekend brunch tends to get crowded.

While You’re Waiting: Sip on complimentary coffee and iced tea.

Inside Tips

  • The friendly atmosphere is genuine and has been cultivated by owner Geoffrey since Stacks’ inception in 1992. His goal: to “hire happy, nice people, train them well, and respect them like your own family.”
  • If the San Francisco location is too bustling, head over to Stacks in Burlingame or Menlo Park or visit the sister franchises in Redwood City and Campbell.

501 Hayes St
San Francisco,
CA
US

The neighborhood eatery offers a fresh menu of authentic Italian fare for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Start with an order of oregano-, lemon-, and olive-oil-marinated olives ($6), savoring the flavor-infused spheres while a herbivorous tablemate noshes on the grilled polenta cakes with Manchego cheese, mushrooms, and red-wine sauce ($8). Personal pizzas, such as the prosciutto pie with gorgonzola cheese and balsamic reduction ($12), please orbital eaters, while plate-bound diners can feast upon house-made pastas, such as the butternut-squash ravioli with brown butter, sage, and mascarpone ($14). Other entrees include a decadent pork osso bucco ($18) with potato puree and aromatic vegetables under a port red-wine sauce and a filet of sole with veggies and mustard-seed and caper-berry aioli ($18).

602 Hayes St
San Francisco,
CA
US

In Focus: Il Borgo

  • Specialty: rustic Italian cuisine
  • Critical acclaim: Gayot named it one of the city’s best Italian restaurants.
  • Items that are homemade: the breads and pastas
  • Must-have pasta: lasagnetta—lasagna rolled up and filled with mozzarella and prosciutto
  • Must-have entree: vitello al marsala—veal in a wine sauce
  • Best dish for sharing: any of the pizzas
  • Best way to pretend you’re in Italy: Pull up a chair by the mural of a cobblestone street.
  • Best reason to visit your favorite ATM: Il Borgo prefers cash to cards.

500 Fell St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Four Things to Know About Mazzat

Mazzat serves classic Lebanese cuisine in a warm setting tucked into a corner of Lower Haight. Here are a few more things to know about this cozy-chic eatery.

  • The menu is filled with traditional dishes. Choose from Lebanese favorites such as tabbouleh, falafel, and kebbeh.
  • Don’t expect appetizers. Mazza are small plates intended to be shared, similar to tapas. Larger plates, including Lebanese-style pizzas and wraps, are also available.
  • You can get your caffeine fix. Mazzat’s coffee bar brews cardamom-scented Turkish coffee to order, and it also mixes up espresso drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes.
  • It feels like a wine bar. This intimate restaurant is illuminated by pendant lamps and twinkle lights, and bottles of reds and whites line one wall.

501 Fell St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Four Things to Know About Dobbs Ferry Restaurant

Though it has all the qualities of a California bistro, Dobbs Ferry Restaurant also has a few East Coast strands in its DNA. The result is a marriage between two very distinct places. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you visit.

  • It's named after the owner’s hometown. Scott Broccoli hails from the small village of Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, New York.
  • Italian dishes anchor the menu. They include rigatoni with braised pork sausage, meatballs from a family recipe, and a handful of rustic pizzas.
  • The ingredients are mostly organic. The restaurant touts its personal relationships with local farmers, fishmongers, and other purveyors.
  • The attached bar has it all. There are eight beers on tap, plus specialty cocktails and shots. Vintage concert posters line the walls, and small bites satisfy hunger every day of the week.

409 Gough St
San Francisco,
CA
US