Italian >Zingari Ristorante
501 Post St., San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.788109 -122.410069
Lunch: Tues-Sat 11:30a-2:30p
Dinner: Sun-Thu 3:30p-10:30p, Fri-Sat 3:30p-11p
Jazz: Sun-Thur 7:30p-11:30p, Fri-Sat 8pm-midnight
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin
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Happy Hour Special Daily 330p to 630p And Sunday-Thursday 9p to Closing
Zingari: next best thing to being there. – The best "traditional" northern Italian cuisine this side of Tuscany. Professional, yet personable service, nice decor, both in the "Florence" room and the windowed dining room overlooking Post St., showcase the stellar preparations of the head chef. A fine wine list featuring many hard to find Italian labels makes this undiscovered restaurant a rare treasure.
Zingari is a gem. I was completely taken in by the charm, ambience, and the quality of the food of this cozy resturant situated in the Donatello hotel in Union Sqaure. I was visiting San francisco from Boston and stayed at the St. Francis Hotel in Union Square. I went out to some of the better known San francisco resturants like Postrio, Aquarillo and Farallon but none compared to the food, especially the lobster, I had at Zingari, . The live jazz music was fun and added to the charm of the resturant. The service was gracious and our Italian waiter, Massimo, provided us with hepful suggestions. Zingari is truly a SF treat.
We plan to go back to Zingari for Thanksgiving meal; the menu looks great.
That Risotto was out Of this world – I have been to this restaurant many times before and each time it gets better. I live near downtown walking distance from Zingari, and this by far is my favourite restaurant. I was there last night and tried their Risotto with Sliced Duck. I tell you it doesn't get any better. My friend tried their Veal Osso Buco and that was yummy too.
In the bar they had this lady by the name "Yoly" singing and she had the most beautiful voice. I found out that she sang for "King and I" in New York Broadway. I sat their lisening to her for an hour and I was just mesmerized by the sheer talent she had. We found out that she plays their every Thursday from 7.30 PM to 11.30 PM. I am going their next Thursday again to try their Thanksgiving day menu, and boy it looks fabulous.
Memorable Dining Experience – Last week I found Zingari Ristorante on City Search. I was taking my wife for a play and I wanted a restaurant near Theatre District. It was the most memorable dining esperience I have ever had. The food was great. We arrived little rate for our reservation, so I was worried about rushing through our meal. Our waiter, Jose sensed our anxiety and told us not to worry. He made great recommendations and we had a wonderful three course meal without being rushed. My main course, "Scampi' was to die for. My wife equally enjoyed her Monk fish. Oh, by the way they have a great wine list too. Jose invited us to the Piano Lounge for some Live Jazz. We did go back after our seeing our show at Curran, and enjoyed the Jazz music at Zingari. You ought to give this place a try, you will be pleased.
Best Italian Food In San Francisco – I love Italian Food and I have been to Italy at least five times. A friend recommended this restaurant and we went there last Saturday night. The restaurant was quite busy and we had one of the most elegant dining experience. The food and the service was simply the best I have ever received. The staff was so friendly, caring and knowledgeable. The food was simply divine. The Frito Misto, a combination of Calamari, Prawns, Artchokes and Fennel reminded me of Italy. Our Entrees were Filet Mignon topped with Foie gras, and Roasted Branzino (Italian Seabass) that was carved tabe side. Both were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody.
If only I could forget about it! – Our experience at Zingari was so horrid, that I'm actually hoping that I will be able to block it out of my mind completely. 1) Free valet parking turned into $25 parking 2) Rude, cold impersonal waiter 3) $30 for 4 small ravioli 4) no refills on water, 2 small pieces of bread 5) It was so dark that we couldn't read the menu 6) The "live jazz" was incapable of reading their music 7) We had to pay our $75 tab and head to a diner to fill our hunger.
Not Worth The Trouble – I went with my fiance on Saturday night for a pre theater meal and we were EXTREMELY dissapointed. We waited almost 20 minutes to get water and didn't even get bread.
We found out we had ordered from the LUNCH menu only after my fiance looked at his dish and realized it was not what he ordered. There was supposed to be homemade sausage in it. When he told the waitor, he said "oh no there is no sausage in this, just enjoy the basil and tomato."
To top things off, on the website it mentions that if you correctly identify what their names means, you will get a complimentary bottle of wine. But, when we got to the restaurant, there was no wine waiting for us. There are so many other, better Italian restaurants in the area, we will never return.
dirty place – As I look and observe the place I wasn't impressed at all. The place is so dirty including the Bar Area. The Table Entry was full of dust and the chairs of the dining room is full of crumbs. We went to the bar to get something to drink while we wait for our guests to arrive and the bar counter is so sticky. Mirrors are full of fingerprints and Glass window over looking the lobby of the hotel. And we sat down to look at the menu everything is so over price and an old server approach us and his really weird, he will laugh for no reason and he talks really slow. The food is okey it wasnt italian at all. I could go to an american restaurant cusine and find very similar food also. All I could say I don't recomend this restaurant at all.
Excellent Italian Dining, Moderate Price – I took my wife their this past weekend and we both had the most fabulous dinig experience. The service was outstanding. Our server, Herbert was extremely knowledgeable and made some very good recommendatins. I had Herb crusted Ahi Tuna that was served rare, just the way I wanted. My wife had a Duck Rissotto with Chianti Demi Glaze, according to her that was the best Rissoto she ever had. We certainly will be going back and also recommending this to allour friends.
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