2227 Polk St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.797289 -122.422193
Sunday through Thursday 5:00-10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Russian Hill
The food here is so creative and fresh... – Pesce is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. They have a great selection of fresh oysters (try a vodka shooter here!) and a decent wine list. You can't go wrong with any of their seafood dishes. I love the seafood soup (not the cioppino). The orzo/crab salad is delicious as well. Their menu changes all the time, so try something different. Service is usually good also. Great food, great wine, great service, great ambiance!
Good Tapa's great Value – my boyfriend and I had reservations at Pacific Catch, and arrived there via cab only to decide that it looks like Taco Hell, so we decided to make a back up plan. We caught another cab and went to Pesca, we walked in and was seated imedaitely. The decor was clean and kinda hip, the bartender was full of personality, and they bought our first drink on the house!
We were seated promptly, and ordered a multiple tapas, the Crab pasta dish was great, big portions. The veggies were the best the green beans with lemon zest. The grilled asparagus and sole with capers in a garlic lemon butter was the best.
Only draw back was a homeless man stuck his head into the door and scared me to death by sneaking up on me and asking for money. He was quickly asked to leave by the bannister. Easy to catch a cab going back to the hotel in the finance district. Good meal total tab was $115.00 for 2 people and we had 8 cockatils / glasses of wine.
Think Venice without the pigeons – This place is so authentic you will be looking over your shoulder for the pigeons...the dishes here remind us of Venice, and the fact that they offer the small dishes (cicchetti) encourages you to try everything....best dishes are (remember the menu changes frequently) halibut fixed in a variety of ways....octopus both in cold salad and warm with potatoes, grilled sardines...truely amazing...and the best selection of Italian wines a small restaurant could have
Excellent seafood, great service! – I am new to the area and thought I'd try a hand at seafood small plates. All of their seafood is the freshest. Highlights were scallops with chanterelle mushrooms and truffle oil and fresh clams and oysters. The bellini cocktail was also delightful. Was very pleased and all of the positive reviews below are all right on!
One of my favorite "small plate" places in the city – This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I love the small plates. It lets you try different things without overstuffing yourself on one dish. One of my favorites is this fresh crab tower. It's is very refreshing. It has lemon and avacado mixed into chilled fresh crab shaped into this little tower. Unfortunately it's seasonal. They also make very nice cocktails and use fresh ingridients. They use fresh fruits rather than mixers for many of their drinks. I guess raw oysters is pretty much the same wherever you go, but they always have a nice selection and I always order 6-12 on each visit. The service is always good.
Great place. I wish there were more restaurants like this in the area (maybe there are).
Great Local Hub for Two or Stag! – This is a great restaurant that is medium priced considering its neighbors. Can get a little crazy on Fri & Sat with the noise level too high and the fallout of drunken Russian Hill personas after a sporting event. Most often than not, you can get a seat immediately at the bar. Don't expect great service from Reza, unless you're a pretty girl. The other female bartendar is very cool and has great suggestions. Favorite Dish: Drunken Tuna (which is off the menu right now)
Small plates - big plate it's all good – Had dinner on a Thursday night. We were able to sit quickly and enjoyed the evening. The server made a great wine recommendation that went great with our food. You have to try the swordfish rolls. They were out of this world! The oysters and crab linguine were great too.
Very good seafood small plates for lite dinner or larger plates for full meal – I have gone to Pesce a few times and have not been disappointed. If you just want a light dinner they have reasonably priced small plates or full size dinner plates. Loved the sardines, if you don't mind the bones and the fish stew was very good too. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, very unpretentious, great neighborhood place.
Excellent all around – Finally a mid-range restaurant in SF that delivers. My friend and I ordered the smoked fish sampler plate (particulary fond of the sturgeon!) and the crab rissotto tortino, which I have since attempted to recreate chez moi (close, but not as good as at the restaurant!). Both were fresh, tasty, well-prepared and serve by a nice but non-intrusive. Very satisfied.
User review by lotsofmoney – The raw oyster was fresh, the crab was really good, and you have to try the sidecar. It is the best drink I ever had at a restaurant.
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