Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Financial District – No.4 – Chiaroscuro – 94111 – US

Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Financial District – No.4 – Chiaroscuro – 94111 – US

Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Financial District – No.4 – Chiaroscuro – 94111 – US

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Category: Italian  

550 Washington St
(between Columbus Ave & Hotaling St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District

(415) 362-6012



Health Score: 
90 out of 100
Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pmMon-Thu 5:30 pm – 9:30 pmFri-Sat 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Good for Kids:

 NoAccepts Credit Cards:



CasualGood for Groups:


Price Range:

 $$$ Takes Reservations:



YesWaiter Service:

YesOutdoor Seating:


NoGood For:



 Beer & Wine OnlyNoise Level:


Intimate, Romantic, ClassyHas TV:


NoWheelchair Accessible:

YesAbout Chiaroscuroabout_usxchef

Menu for Chiaroscuro

Antipasti e Insalate

Animelle Di Vitello Con Vellutata Di patate

Crispy veal semolina sweetbread, yukongold potato puree, crispy parsnip, kale chips, fresh shaved horseradish


Seared scallop, lemon pea puree, braised carrot, spicy tempura, bruleed lemon fluid gel

Polpo Con anguria al profumo di basilico

Grilled octopus, basil compressed watermelon, pickled watermelon rind, balsamic reduction, citrus segment

Barbabietole E Mandorle

Roasted baby beets, citrus-golden beet puree, nicasio foggy morning cheese, petite mix greens, toasted almond, beet chips, pickled micro cucumber


Tomato carpaccio, basil croutons, burrata cheese, avocado mousse, arugula, crispy guanciale, basil oil, balsamic

Degustazione Di Salumi

Tasting of imported italian charcuterie, house pickled vegetables in extra virgin olive oil



Paccheri Ai Frutti Di Mare

Scallops, savoury clams, roasted fennel, celery heart, zucchini, cipollini onion, roasted citrus sauce, anice powder

Ravioli Ripieni Con Mozzarella Di Bufala Affumicata

Ravioli, smoked buffalo mozzarella,’nduja, corn, english peas, cherry tomatoes

Cavatelli Al Basilico E Gamberi

Crispy potato, yellow wax beans, prawns, basil pesto, pine nuts

Pappardelle Alle Salsiccie E Olive Taggiasche

Italian sausage, cipollini, taggiasca olives, cherry tomatoes, fresh ricotta

Gnocchi Alle Noci E Tartufo Nero

Walnut- porcini powder potato gnocchi, chanterelle mmushrooms, truffle parmigiano sauce, shaved summer truffle


Tasting of three classic roman pastas: spaghetti carbonara, rigatoni amatriciana, vermicelli cacio e pepe chiaroscuro s signature pastas



Bistecca Di Manzo

Bavette steak, russet potato puree, mushroom ragu’, pearl onion, truffle demi-glace

Duetto Di Coniglio

Smoked pancetta wrapped rabbit tenderloin, blueberry goat cheese, rabbit leg croquette, figs, rosemary, shallot, red wine demi-glace, roasted fig, pomme souffle’, hazelnut salt, fig reduction

Guanciale Brasato Con Carote Affumicate

Braised pork cheeks, smoked carrot puree, tomato agrodolce, reduced balsamic, crispy bread

Pesce Del Giorno

Ask your server for details



Select three cheeses from our house list of Italian and Californian cheeses. cheeses will be served with seasonal house-made accompaniments.



Tortino Al Cioccolato

Choccolate souffle’ with awarm choccolate heart dusted with imported vanilla powdered sugar

Sfogliata Di Frutta

Light layered italian pastry baked with seasonal fruit complemented by almond praline chantilly cream

Semifreddo Alla Frutta Secca

Mix nuts semifreddo (semi-frozen dessert) served with chocolate, pistachio cream, candied nuts


House made cream puffs topped with warm dark chocolate sauce and filled with chantilly cream

What’s Popular Here?


Kay R. I hate to leave negative reviews but I just found the food here to be overpriced and unforgettable.… Read more


Sahar S. Wow, where do I start? Location is really great. Right smack dab next to the Transamerica tower.… Read more


Lauren M. We came here for a work lunch midweek, I had actually never noticed the place even though it’s only… Read more

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