Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Nob Hill – No.5 – Venticello Ristorante – 94108 – US

Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Nob Hill – No.5 – Venticello Ristorante – 94108 – US

Top 5 Italian Restaurants In Nob Hill – No.5 – Venticello Ristorante – 94108 – US

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Health Score: 
92 out of 100
Mon-Sun 5 pm – 10 pm

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Valet, Street


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Full Bar
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Intimate, Romantic
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About Venticello Ristorante
Tucked away atop Nob Hill, Venticello Ristorante, is one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets.  With quaint tables, a wood burning oven and views of the bay; Venticello provides a warm intimate atmosphere that is reminiscent of a Tuscan Farmhouse.

Recognized as one of the most romantic restaurants in San Francisco, we are located just a few blocks away from the historical Mark Hopkins and Fairmont Hotels, as well as walking distance from The Huntington Hotel, The Stanford Court, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

As you walk into Venticello, you will enter our upstairs bar area. Our full and complete wooden bar is supplied with an array of distilled spirits as well as some of the finest Italian and California wines.  This allows you and your guests to enjoy any variety of beverages while hearing the Cable Car Bell ring just outside our front door.

With our parchment walls, hardwood floors and rustic features, Venticello is a perfect place for a first date, a 50th anniversary, or a corporate business dinner.

Venticello, meaning soft breeze, will sweep you and your guests away with an unforgettable experience.  You and your guests will drift away feeling as though you have just spent an evening in Tuscany.

Menu for Venticello Ristorante

Gli Antipasti


Carpaccio Cipriano

Shaved beef tenderloin with caperberries, wild arugula, aged parma in a white truffle vinaigrette

  • 9.00

Minestra Del Giorno

Soup of the day

  • 9.00

Melanzane Ripiene

Two grilled eggplant rolls with ricotta and mascarpone in a marinara sauce

  • 8.00

Antipasti Di Carne

A selection of cured meats, olives, and anchovies with ricotta cheese

  • 18.00

Scampi E Pancetta Fra Diavolo

Fire grilled prawns wrapped in pancetta with a spicy chili sauce

  • 9.00

Prosciutto E Pere Con Mascarpone

Pear and mascarpone wrapped in prosciutto

  • 8.00

Portobello Con Polenta

Wood oven roasted whole italian field mushroom over soft polenta

  • 7.00




Baby lettuce in a honey mustard dressing with toasted walnuts and gorgonzola cheese

  • 8.00


Radicchio cup filled with roasted beets, tomatoes and arugula in a tarragon caper vinaigrette

  • 9.00

Insalata Del Cuoco chefs Salad

Mixed greens with bell peppers, olives, mushrooms, bresaola and feta cheese in a tuscan vinaigrette

  • 10.00

Cesare Tradizionale

Classic whole leaf cesare with white anchovies

  • 10.00

Forno A Legna / Pizzetta


Rucola E Funghi

Wild arugula, mushroom & reggiano parmigiano

  • 10.00

Fior Di Latte Alla Bresaola Crudo

Fresh mozzarella &italian bresola

  • 10.00

Ere E Gorgonzola

Fresh pears & gorgonzola cheese

  • 10.00

Primi Piatti

all of our pastas are homemade

Ravioli Di Formaggio Al Pomodoro

Herb & goat cheese ravioli in a roma tomato, basil & garlic sauce

  • 17.00

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti in a pancetta cream sauce

  • 17.00

Fettucine Con Salsiccia

Fettuccine in a creamy fennel seed and sausage meat sauce

  • 17.00

Gnocchi Ai Funghi

Potato dumplings in a mushroom cream sauce with gorgonzola

  • 17.00

Secondi Piatti


Agnello Ai Ferri Con Salsa Di Funghi

Rosemary marinated grilled lamb tenderloins with a sweet mushroom chianti sauce

  • 25.00

Tonno Al Rosmarino

Seared rare ahi tuna with a rosemary pepper crust over a buttered spinach

  • 25.00

Filetto Di Sogliola Alla Picatta

Petrale sole with white wine and capers

  • 23.00

Scallopine Di Vitello Alla Saltimbocca

Sautéed veal scallopine with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, sage and prosciutto

  • 26.00

Maiale Balsamico

Grilled pork tenderloin medallions with balsamic rum syrup

  • 23.00

Pollo Marsala

Sautéed chicken breast with wild mushrooms and marsala wine

  • 23.00

Filetto Toscano

Filet mignon wrapped in pancetta with a roasted shallot barolo sauce

  • 29.00

Risotto Allo Zafferano Con Scampi

Saffron risotto with basil and tiger shrimp

  • 19.00




Ladyfingers soaked in espresso and marsala layered with fresh mascarpone cheese

  • 7.00

Panna Cotta

Italian dessert cream whipped with sambuca and and orange zest, served over a crème angles with fresh orange segments and mint

  • 7.00

Torta Di Cioccolata

Flourless chocolate with a toasted pecan and walnut crust over strawberry puree topped with fresh whipped cream

  • 7.00

Zabaione Con Frutta E Biscotti

Chilled sweet custard cream served over fresh seasonal berries and cookies

  • 7.00

Torta Di Formaggio All Amaretto

Amaretto cheesecake with an almond shortbread crust

  • 8.00

What’s Popular Here?


Nan L. Venticello is very small, but cozy and intimate. Great atmosphere and friendly servers. The food… Read more

Spaghetti Carbonara

Red F. Ordered spaghetti carbonara. Disgustingly salty and distasteful. I never leave such strong reviews… Read more

Panna Cotta

Maria M. Went here for a birthday dinner. It is a great place for dates and also to have a nice classy… Read more

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