1434 18th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.762631 -122.397407
M-F 11:30-2:30 5:30-10, Sa 11-2:30 5:30-10, Su 10-2:30 5-9
Neighborhoods: Central East, Potrero
Very Tasty Brunch – I definately rank this establishment high on my "most favorite brunch" lists.
Hate being the party pooper but... – I picked this restaurant based on the reviews only. I called to make a reservation for 7.30pm, they said 7pm would be better which was fine. We arrived at 7pm as planned, we were seated at 8pm. Major set back. The entrees took about 40 min to get to the table, the first bottle of wine ordered (by the way wine list on the expensve side) was horrible, we sent it back and got an attitude for the rest of the evening. The food was good, not overly fantastic but good, small portions though. Aside from the fact that it is noisy, you can also share the fumes from the kitchen. You smell like you have been cooking all night when you get out, especially when you've been waiting for a total of 2 hours just to get an ok food.
Aperto only takes reservations for six or more and we go out of our way to make sure they are honored. Everything at Aperto is cooked to order, so if the dining room is full, it may take some time for the food. Generally pasta dishes are the quickest. As to the wine and attitude, we make every attempt to direct people to wine they are interested in. If you order a wine, taste it, accept it as being fine, do not come back 5 minutes later and say "This wine SUCKS!". There are more constructive ways of voicing your opinion about a particular wine. The bottom line is, we will try to go out of our way to accomodate our guest as long as we are treated well in return.
Aperto Restaurant Staff
Great Value – I went there with my boyfriend on a Tuesday night and they were packed and we got the last table. Everything we ordered was amazing and so cheap. They were very accomodating and left out the sausage in the mussel antipasti for my boyfriend who doesn't eat meat (the mussels were huge by the way). He also had the risotto which was cooked perfectly. I had the bruschetta antipasti and the orecchiette with sausage and squash. We shared a wonderful chocolate cake for dessert. We also brought our own bottle of wine and paid a corkage fee. All this food was under $80 with tip. We couldn't believe it and thought they must have forgotten to charge us for something. Great neighborhood place. We are now going to be frequent diners.
This place is great! – I have to say that I love this place. I have been there maybe about 5 or 6 times and always had a great experience there. Great food, great service, not too overly expensive. Definately give it a try.
Great Brunch! – Went for a late brunch on a Saturday, service, food and ambience was all excellent!!
Wonderful find – We just moved into the neighborhood, and had a wonderful dining experience at this inviting little place. Our food was delicious, and our server, Genevieve, was great! She even welcomed us to the neighborhood with an amazing chocolate souffle on the house. We'll definitely return!
My Favorite! – This is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The service is awsome, but the food is even better. You can't go wrong with this place. I have cravings weekly!
Pleasantly surprised! – Welcoming Atmosphere, food was excellent and service very friendly. We ended up there b/c we left another restaurant. We didnt what to expect here but to our surprise we were'nt disappointed at all. Great place for a cozy dinner without being too pricey. I would definitely go back and recommend to all my friends.
Hidden Treat! – This is a cute little place that has an amazing menu, great specials and to-die-for desserts (mostly gelato). It's worth the trip to the unsuspecting neighborhood of Portrero Hill. A great date place! Get the porkchops!
Service Still Great! Very Neighborhoody! – I've been going to Aperto for over 8years and never have I found the service to be brusque, nor the owner. The staff is always welcoming and although it can be a bit hectic on weekends, they always try to be as pleasant as possible. I will continue to enjoy their fabolous food and very NEIGHBORHOOD service for as long as they are around.
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