Fiorella is a Neigborhood Italian restaurant in the heart of the Richmond district. We serve wood fired pizza, pasta, antipasti & Italian vino in a casual neighborhood setting.
What Insiders Are Saying
A modern pizza place that's a great addition to the Richmond.
This is a nice restaurant. My only complaint was that we arrived for the first seating and the dining room was cold. I was unable to remove my coat until half way through our dinner. The service was outstanding and the presentation of the food was lovely.
We loved having dinner at Fiorella! Everything we ate was super tasty and the service was very attentive and
Outstanding in every way!
I ordered the carbonara with guanciale pork and the “sauce” was really just a sticky coating on the pasta, this meal smelled like rancid meat. My friend ordered caciode Pepe which also had a flavorless sticky sauce. It was a disappointing experience.
Food was quite mediocre and disappointing, except for the caponata crostini--which was excellent. In terms of the sausage pizza, it had good crust, but almost no flavor and very little topping. The pork sugo pasta didn't have a lot of taste either. However, our waiter went over and above in helping us to deal with a water spill we caused that drenched one of our party. We were very appreciate of that!
Our pizza was delicious - and they donated 10% of proceeds to local elementary school art program. The salads were perfectly composed and dressed. Service is friendly and efficient. Love this place. So glad to have them in my neighborhood.
Food flavor was off on everything, salad, meatballs, pasta and pizza.
I really wanted to like Fiorella but food was a little salty for my palate. I like food with flavor but it was a
Visit with friends.
We always love visiting Fiorella! The food is amazing and the staff are great. Our daughter is named Fiorella, and they always treat her, and everyone there, like a VIP. Can’t wait to go back.
We enjoyed our appetizer (arancini) and salad (fall chicory) greatly! And the pizza was so good! Perfect crust! The pasta dish was a little salty & nothing special. The description of the almond ricotta cake sounded so good but was not a fovorite (seemed like store bought pound cake). We would return for pizza but skip the pasta and dessert next time.
Hands down my favorite neighborhood eatery in the SF Richmond District. The food, the ambiance, the service. Outstanding. I come to Fiorella every time I visit SF. Try the Spicy Salami Pizza with someone you love, maybe share the Baby Lettuces Salad and top it off with a nice glass of hearty red wine.. and maybe a cannoli for dessert. Make sure to make a reservation in advance. Popular among the locals. Allow extra time for parking if you are driving as, it's not easy to find spots in this neighborhood.
Loved the food! A few things needed a little salt and/or acid, but overall delicious. Very cold dining room with breezes coming from outdoor dining, and servers told us there was no heater.
I thought the food and wine were both really good, but our server was kind of rude. He rushed us thru our meal, didn't check on us once, he was a little forgetful, a little snobby, etc. Seemed a little too disinterested. He should just chill out a little bit. I know it was New Years Eve and people want to be out, but they shouldn't accomodate customers if they're going to treat them like that. I don't want to feel unwelcome and judged while trying to enjoy dinner.
We recommend any pizza, Nonna's Meatballs, and the Crispy Squash. The pizza crust is bubbly and scrumptious. Delicious!
Awesome pizza and all dishes we excellent! We had a group of 7, sat outside in Dec and the heat lamps were ample to keep us warm. We'll be back
Really cute venue and local spot. The food was awesome, however the service was slow. We weren’t asked if we’d like another glass of wine until after dinner was done and we didn’t get our meal until 45 minutes after we ordered it. We will try again as I think they were under staffed after the holiday.
Food was fine but Yelp over hyped it for sure... Pasta was cooked to "al dente" which is a good thing..
Excellent brunch, limited dishes but all good. Coffee/espresso selection the weak link here. Very small pours.
If you love pizza and chocolate dessert then you found the right
Service is very friendly and you need reservations since food is great.
The wine list is extensive.
I had requested outdoor seating but was seated right next to the door. Apparently there was a private party but I was not told that when seated (I should have asked for a better spot). There is a big draft every time the door opened.
Food and service were great!
Great food and atmosphere! Our waitress was awesome, attentive, fun and had great recommendations.
Good food. Good service. Great atmosphere on the heated, covered back patio while it was gently raining outside. Families and friends enjoying each other and the food. Good time.
Went to Fiorella for an early Christmas dinner date and enjoyed the ambiance, pasta and pizza, wine, and dessert. Highly recommend for a local gem in the Richmond District!
I went there with my daughter to celebrate her birthday. All of us enjoyed the food. Really great brunch would go again.
Love it! Good food, good wine, good service. Enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the food is delicious.
Fiorella had a varied menu of oven baked pizza pies. The chicory, pear salad was refreshing and clean on the palate. Our service was excellent and the waitress had some good wine suggestions to go with our dishes.
The restaurant was small with a bar that accommodated meals and table seating as well. The wall paper is decorated with mini- portraits of local Bay Area luminaries--a lot of fun to see how many you can identify!
Outstanding pizza and pasta. Creative appetizers. Great staff.
Outstanding neighborhood restaurant, very casual,
but food and service was exceptional. I had a burrata toast and my husband had chicken liver toast, both scrumptious. I had a fungi pizza, the best Ive ever eaten. We had a bottle of white blended Italian wine that was dry but had an appetizing fullness. Can’t wait to return
Service was great. Greeted immediately. Beverages offered. Nice menu selections if you love pizza and pasta. Salad was small but fresh and tasty. Food served soon after we ordered. Will go back again soon.
the garden isn't really a november evening option... it was way too cold and the food took a while to arrive. but still a great restaurant for an easy night out.
Hands down the best pizza in SFO! Service is great but make reservations at least two weeks ahead.
Super disappointing experience. Rude staff, including the manager who blamed us for not knowing their kitchen was closing. We had reservation, on for a weekend afternoon lunch, and not one that was labeled "tiny window right before kitchen closes and our entire staff stops providing service"
Informed kitchen was closing 5 minutes after we were seated, with zero care about if we ate and clear vibe from multiple staff members that they didn't want to be seating another table. Food was rushed out all at once and then proceeded to ignore our table for remainder of meal (30 minutes). Pizza would have been good if it hadn't been cold by the time we ate it though.
Unfortunately I had my first blah experience at Fiorella. The calzone was not cooked properly and the stuffing which was spinach, ricotta and sausage was raw. While the waitress acknowledged it she did not offer to put it back in the oven or take it off my bill. The rest of the meal was good - however no real gluten free/protein options here.
Food was delicious! Food came out fast! Good to call for reservations!
Fantastic as always!
Pizza mediocre. Server sweet but messed up our order twice.
I have been to Fiorella twice and absolutely loved it. The Neapolitan pizza style and pastas are amazing. I REALLY enjoyed the squash blossom and suppli appetizers. Everything is so fresh. I don't typically eat gluten or dairy, but make the exception here because the food is so light and fresh it's worth it and doesn't impact me. Mainly though I just love the really nice, elegant, but grounded neighborhood vibe that this place exudes. As a Bay Area native, I really appreciate the local celebrity wall paper and down-to-earth servers/staff. I highly recommend coming here.
This was my first meal back at Fiorella in about 15 months. It has always been a noisy restaurant with an energetic vibe, but the ambiance has suffered in the past year. The tables are not arranged in an orderly fashion. There are 3 tables bunched together so you can hear everything at the next table and then there is a wide gap between other tables. The first indication that there has been a decline in attention to detail is the really unattractive A frame sign outside the front door. It is even missing some letters. The food was so so, nothing to write home about. We ended up sitting at the bar because the only table available was near the front door and right next to a big noisy table. We were away from table noise but there was the frequent unexpected bang of dishes in the kitchen. If I went back I would request the back patio. Not sure I will go back as the Richmond is finally getting some other good and cute restaurant!
After all the hype about Fiorella I left feeling a bit underwhelmed. Because of the hype I may be a bit too harsh, but the meal I had was surprisingly uneven. Unlike so many places, the starters were weaker than the main course. I had a panzanella which was basically a gloppy mess, too liquidy with slimy peppers and microscopic specs of meat (beware the tiny olives, which are hard to see and not pitted - you could break a tooth). My partner's green salad was something we could have thrown together at home. The pastas, however, were great. I had classic spaghetti with pepper and it was wonderful - creamy, spicy and salty. My partner had a seasonal squash pasta which was equally delicious. The place features Italian wine, which I don't know at all, so I asked the server and the valpolicella she recommended was excellent - dry and just a touch sour, it paired perfectly with the peppery, salty pasta. The wine list was exceptionally well priced, with lots of by-the-glass selections. (Service was quick and very knowledgeable, btw).
I know pizza is the main attraction at Fiorella, so when I go back I'll give it a try. I live in the hood, so I'll probably return at some point, but I wouldn't drive in from elsewhere for the place. My advice is skip the starters and head straight for the wine.