Pizza >Capurro's Restaurant & Bar
498 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.807686 -122.420733
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Fisherman's Wharf (North Waterfront), Fisherman's Wharf
Nice ambience, great service, tasty food – I was first lured into Capurro's as I was walking by and a live jazz band was playing. I love dining with live music! Didn't have time to sit and eat, but kept them in mind. I went back on a first date and loved it. The live band was playing again, and we were immediately and warmly greeted by the restaurant owner. We definitely felt welcome. We were seated in about ten minutes since the house was a little full (sat at the bar while we waited). Waiters were friendly, and food was great. Not to mention the food comes in large portions. A couple of weeks later a friend and I decided to try a place a couple restaurants down.. we were seated outside and were ignored for a full ten minutes, and this place wasn't even busy. Couldn't take it so we ran over to Capurro's and I received the same great service I had the first time-- seated promptly, friendly staff and our order was ready within minutes. Highly recommended if you're out on a date, or like a warm environment, friendly and welcoming staff, some live music, and great seafood.
Great food and service at Fisherman's Wharf – I don't know what Mrs snip is talking about. It's obvious she's a bitter person. Or perhaps no restaurants give appropriate service, at least not up to her expectations.
I've lived in SF for 3 years now and Capurro's is by far one of the better restaurants on Fishermans Wharf. It's one of the few places that I will actually go out of my way to eat at. I recommend the sand dabs.
Our waiter, James was very helpful in choosing them. He said he eats them about twice a week. I figured why not. They were excellent to say the least, paired with risotto and spinach. Yum!
We ate there on a monday night and were very surprised to have a live jazz band playing while we ate.
Good food & entertainment – I met some friends who were from out of town staying near the wharf for dinner and drinks here. The clam chowder was excellent to start and we split a bunch of plates. The pizza was surpisingly good, the crab cakes were ok not great, and the gnocchi was delicious. It's a lively scene, they had a string band playing the night I was there, and definitely worth sticking around after dinner. Cool place all in all.
Native San Franciscians loved it, too! – After reading all of the great reviews, I was still skeptical. After all, it's in Fisherman's Wharf, it's for tourists. Well, two SF residents an an out-of-towner found this restaurant a pleasant surprise. Two arrived 1 hr. earlier for a 6:30p reservation on Friday night. We were greeted pleasantly , but, realized we should wait in the bar area until the 3rd arrived. My guest ordered a drink from the past, a Nutty Irish, and exclaimed to the bartender that it was "delicious"! After being seated at our table, our waiter, Jeffrey, was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and recommended menu items that we optioned to order. The skewed grilled (6 large) shrimp appetizer was perfect, as was the sourdough and warm onion bread with flavored dipping oil. My guest and I are American Italian; she ordered Gnocchi in a pesto cream sauce and I the Shrimp Fettucine, (pastas are all homemade). She declared it the "best" outside of her mom's. Mine was delicious, too! Perfect portions, no leftovers, but room for a shared Chocolate Creme Brulee. As for the 3rd dinner, Fish and Chips, the fish, beer battered, delicate tender pieces, were excellent, but the chips, regular fries were overcooked, too dark and were left uneaten. One large scoop of (homemade?) vanilla ice cream, coffee with refills, rounded off our wonderful dining experience, which also included live music in the nearby bar area. The food prices were shockingly reasonable, under $30 each! Bar prices $7 to $8 ea. Well, what can I say? Anytime I'm in the area, I will stop in for food, drink, excellent friendly service and live music. I was impressed!
P.S. We took public transportation, a short walk from the "F" car's last stop. Our late guest drove and parked, no charge, behind the restaurant. Amazing!
Great ambiance, service, and quality – Wife & I stopped there based on other reviews over an anniversary weekend. A chilly walk from Pier 39, it was a pleasant place to dine and relax. The live Jazz music combo was a nice touch, although the bartender was rather staid (re: boring) but he was working alone. I had the beef ravioli, and while the taste was good, the portion seemed small. There were 25 mini raviolis according to the waiter, so that's 25 slow bites. Bread was fresh and tasty, and manager made rounds to each table. Wife had a seafood combo that she said was very good, but she did have to pick apart the clams, contrary to what the waiter implied. We had an excellent bottle of Riesling Wine (by Clean Slate Winery), and dinner total was about $60. We had plenty of open seating & didn't need the reservation (Thurs night). Convenient to transportation of cable car or Muni bus.
Best Restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf! – I first discovered Capurro's on a trip to Fisherman's Wharf with my family who were visiting from out of town--I live here in San Francisco. Capurro's made such an impression on me that I have returned on several occasions with different groups of friends and have yet to be disappointed in any way. Unlike most restaurants on Fisherman's Wharf, Capurro's is newly built and so is clean, spacious and beautifully decorated with mahogany beams in the ceiling, a fabulous mahogany bar, and big comfortable booths. There is a cosy, welcoming atmosphere despite its size. This welcoming atmosphere is not only created by the decor; Capurro's is owned and run by the Capurro family, most of whom are there all the time and are extremely attentive. Because I have been several times now I have gotten to know Paul and Lou (father and son) and they truly make their guests feel like family too. There is also a jazz trio which provides free entertainment Thursday through Sunday--I've even seen people up dancing! Most importantly, the food at Capurro's is out of this world! They have changed the menu several times since I have been going, and each time it gets better. I highly recommend the pizzas and of course, the fresh seafood which they get straight off the boat from the local fishermen. The meat raviolis are an old family recipe and are made by hand by Paul Capurro himself--they are to die for! And all their desserts are homemade also--the flourless chocolate cake and the chocolate creme brulee are a must. In short, Capurro's is the full package: excellent food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere. San Franciscans shouldn't wait til they have out of town guests to make the trip to the Wharf to see what Capurro's has to offer.
Classy seafood dining on the historic Port Walk at Fisherman's Wharf. – In Short
Bordered by a sunny sidewalk on both sides, the restaurant is well-equipped to host the tourist set in their cavernous dining room for all meals of the day. Large windows let in the sun and breeze or provide a protected view out on the foggy wharf, depending on the day. Jazz music complements the dark wood-paneled walls and the decor invokes the spirit of San Francisco in years past. An open kitchen specializes in seafood and a separate bar area hosts those stopping in for drinks and snacks.
Best on the Wharf!!! – We spent 10 days in SF and ate everywhere. This was by far the best place on Fisherman's Wharf. Its clean, comfortable, contemporary and features old pictures of the SF Wharf and Fishermen. We had a hearty breakfast, and then an amazing dinner. There was a live jazz trio and a great crowd. The owner walked around and talked to all the tables and the service was friendly, prompt and knowledgable. ORDER THE RAVIOLIS AND THE CREME BRULEE. And the best part, is that the prices are reasonable. Outstanding, we will be back!!
Great seafood and bar right by the wharf. – This reastaurant has it all. Some of the best seafood in the city right on the wharf. A great bar with happy hour and a complete selection of specialty drinks and great wine list. The best calamari as well as great risotto, if you like it creamy. Open kitchen which allows you to see the chef at work preparing all of your food fresh. Great windows on Jefferson St. that slide open so that you feel as if you are outside when the weather is nice. Very clean along with great, friendly service. Also offers the best bread and olive oil in the city, with olive oil on every table imported form Palermo, Sicily. Everyone must give a try.
Good Quick Lunch Spot – Stopped in for lunch and sat on the outside patio. I had great pizza, nice thin crust individual pizza and a nice cold IPA. I needed to back to work quickly, the place was packed and I was in and out of there in 30 mins. Nice spot and I will be back there for sure...
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