Montesacro SF

4.7
1023 reviews
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Montesacro is the first “Pinseria” in the United States.
It resembles old Roman “Fraschette” offering a wide selection of artisanal cheeses and cured meats, cold dishes from Roman tradition and a modern take on Pinsa, a low fat, low calorie and easy to digest flat bread made with a blend of rice, soy and wheat flour imported directly from Rome, all GMO free.
Our wine list represents mostly old world regions. We carry wines that are made from grape varietals native to their respective areas. We feature smaller producers of less known wines with a focus on organic, biodynamic and natural agriculture.



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MD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Will definitely go back. Our waiter was helpful and friendlym

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great place for after show. Pinsas (pizza) are creative and delicious. Service is great; servers are friendly and enthusiastic about their food. Area is a little sketchy but definitely worth the trip.

LH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian atmosphere. Food seemed very authentic - delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and fluffy dough makes for something wonderful called a pinsa. Lucky to have found this gem.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Second time we’ve been here. We live in San Jose and it’s conveniently close to theaters. Service is quick so we can make it in time to the theater and enjoy a wonderful dinner.

h
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood authentic Italian specialty restaurant. Food and service was excellent.

BN
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Unfortunately in a sketchy alley, but doesn’t bother us. Our go to place before theater.

E
San Francisco
185 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't know how we've missed this place going to the theater. Loved the ambiance and food. Attentive, but not clingy service. Authentic italian food. Look forward to going back!

GW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Very small so it can be loud. Enjoy it immensely

a
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED the food and the service! A must visit in SF! We will be back for sure.

D
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Third time here. Stick with the Pinsa. We started with the Panzella. It was very disappointing. The tomatoes were bad. It is tomato season, there is no reason not to have great tomatoes. These were flavorless. They must have come from the refrigerator, they were very cold. You don't store fresh tomatoes in the fridge. They were hard, tasted like they were from a hot house. Terrible. There was not much bread in the Panzella. Wish we had sent it back. The Pinsa was good, though I don't know why they don't slice it before they serve it. We had the Maranella. Service was fine. Decor is OK. However, you have to go through SF's worse area to get to it

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend!! The food was delicious..the waiter was very patient with helping us chose the best wine & great with his recommendations. My husband is very picky & highly opinionated & this was a thumbs up from him!! I will definitely be back!!

h
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here many times and Montesacro never fails to shine. This time my boyfriend's parents came along and they liked it. We now begin all of our dinners here with burrata e acchiughe, and the expression on the parents' faces when my previously picky boyfriend told his father to try the anchovy with the burrata and the pesto was priceless. Thumbs up all around for the antipasto! We also loved all three lovely pinse: our favorite Casal Bertone, the surprisingly rich vegetarian Centocelle, and the special (it had some sort of prosciutto or salame on tomato sauce.)

In a nutshell: one of my top five restaurants in SF and a habitual haunt for me.

MB
Philadelphia
397 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, authentic. Shared 2 of the flatbreads, a salad and cheese. And a nice red wine.

LL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service was attentive. Pinseria was very light and crispy.

NM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great staff and delicious Pinsas! And we ordered three to taste a variety! Will always keep coming back!

TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really enjoyed trying pinsa. The staff were very responsive and helpful and gave good food advice. I liked the decor, it had a lot of charm. The interiors are hard surfaces so don’t count on intimate conversations if it’s busy. Food was brought very quickly and the pinsa perfectly hot and crunchy.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is an excellent Pinsa place in the city. Food quality is pretty good. If you like Italian prosciutti and cheeses this place is for you, they have a wide variety of both, but their signature dish is the Pinsa. Honestly, the quality of the Pinsas in this place is as good as the one you'll get in Italy. It is highly recommended!

AS
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Pizza and salads. This is not your ordinary pizza place. It is obvious that great care is taken with the food. Everything on the menu is of the highest quality and expertly prepared. I felt like I was transported to a small trattoria in Rome! The location on 6th St is edgy...good to take an Uber...

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST PIZZA EVER!!!! AND GREAT WAITER!!!! A MUST!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service , you won’t be disappointed !

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, great service, Italian accents galore.... Piscas are fabulous, and quite large. Wine selection was excellent also. Will definitely be back.

AA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best vegan pizza ever; great ambience; wonderful attentive service. No wonder why reservation is essential.

n
San Francisco
192 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Always a fun place for lunch. Really nice Carpaccio and Tor di Quinto pinsa. Just plan on walking the last two or three blocks to their front door as quickly as possible! We will go back, it is worth it.

JS
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Will definitely return! A little gem!!

1
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Celebrating our nephew’s 21st birthday who was visiting from Philadelphia.
Meat & cheese plate were superb. The best quality of both + our waiter was extremely helpful in guiding us with our selections.
The 3 of us each ordered our own pinsa & we knew we’d be raking leftovers home but wanted to try as many as possible. We had the Margherita, the Casal Bertone & the Centocelle. All so yummy & dough so light & tasty.
Our nephew will return home & we will return for another delicious meal very very soon!

BD
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Centrocelle, Margherita, and Special pizzas. The crust was chewy and light and the toppings delicious. The wine was also fantastic, as was the service. We will be back.

w
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Funky, fun, and good food and service. It is very busy with an eclectic atmosphere. Service was
exceptional, food was delicious. Great location if you are going to the theater.

B
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a remarkable restaurant indeed. It is such a surprise to find it off 6th street in San Francisco, to say the least.
The food is quite amazing. Fresh high quality ingredients , flavorful and [most of all] really delicious.

KB
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small Italian restaurant in 1920s bakery. Great food. Had lunch before Hamilton.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great rustic ambience, delicious authentic Italian food (so said the Waitpeople from Italy). Great service. Good wine. Tasty pizzas. Not the best if you are gluten free.

g
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice host, really dodgy area, pizzas overpriced and small. £80 /$98, for 4 x 9" pizzas, no alcohol. We had to stop on way home for more food. Many better available.

S
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. I have been many times. Great pizza, pasta, panini, great environment, great staff and not too pricey

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a jewel in an otherwise bad area!! But it’s worth the trip. We tried 5 different types of pinsas.. all delicious!! Food comes out so fast that it’s perfect for pre-theatre dining! Will be back!!

SC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pinsas are interesting but the special we had was very dry. The individual parts were excellent but no sauce or melted cheese, so very dry. We asked for some meat to be added and the server refused. Really? So we had to order meat on the side and put it on. We ordered a tomato salad without onions and he almost refused to remove the onions-changes the taste profile. HOW ABOUT ALLERGIES ETC??? No pastas, no soup. Odd menu. Unusual local dishes. Excellent wines. Lower reviews for negative attitude of waiter and dryness of pins. Dessert (chocolate cherry ricotta cheese tart) really terrible and inedible. No iced tea. Not "organic" enough. so enough already...great salume though.

CB
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, the ambiance and the service!

CS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the “pinsa” here! the flatbread is memorable, the ingredients are always fresh and yummy! They have a great wine list. The servers are attentive but do not hover. Staff is friendly. I have to admit that getting through the couple of blocks surrounding the restaurant is somewhat sketchy, it is worth the trip :-)

AG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this spot but it’s location is not for the faint of heart...

FP
Sacramento
155 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

THE BEST PIZZA, possibly in the world, definitely in the US. Actually, it's a Roman Pinseria, and the pizza is pinsa similar to an ancient flatbread. But I have been to Rome, and this pinsa beats anything I've gotten there. The crust is light, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the toppings are nothing short of amazing. We shared a Cotto e Bufala starter that was an unusual ham and buffalo mozzarella and was delicious. We also shared a pinsa that had egg and lardons and was like a breakfast pizza. It was so delicious, I am still dreaming of it. For dessert, we shared the Budion al Cioccolato Piccante, a spicy chocolate mousse with a divine texture and a kick of heat at the end. Wine selections are interesting, many wines from Italy and France that are delicious and not what you find on every other menu in the city. Service was perfect from start to finish. Really, my only complaint is that it was astonishingly loud when we were there. It's a tiny restaurant and there were several large groups, and conversation was difficult. But totally worth it to have that pinsa, and we definitely plan to return.

o
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Our server was attentive and the food was phenominal!

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