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Poesia, San Francisco, CA

Poesia

4.8
4.8
2158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Owned and operated by Francesco d'Ippolito, and staffed by an experienced, multi-cultured family of hosts whom are all passionate about the experience and concept, Poesia is the latest addition of authentic Italian cuisine to call San Francisco its home.

Nestled in the middle of the vibrant and colorful neighborhood of the Castro, Poesia features the finest in hand-made, traditional ingredients and pastas, combined with meticulous preparation and presentation that is second to none.

It is with every intention to give our patrons a warm, intimate experience with superior attention not just to our menu, but to the relationship we have with every guest.

Our hearty and delightful dishes will embody the passion and zest of Italian cuisine coming from the owner's home of Calabria, teasing your palette with rustic herbs and fruitful aromas.

Poesia. Italian for poetry, yet the embodiment of an experience that is so much more.

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Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 252-9325

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Marcello Franceschini

  • Private party contact

    Francesco: (877) 824-0339

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Castro

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Nearest Muni station: Castro (at Market). Upon exiting Muni station, proceed one black South on Castro Street, then head East (left) on 18th.

  • Entertainment

    Our restaurant may accommodate up to 40 guests comfortably, with a full bar to provide traditional and unique drinks of choice. Featured on one of our walls are projected Italian films from the era of Dolce Vita, bringing us to a time of romance, passion and lively humor.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers and Salads

  • Olive Marinate$8.00

    Marinated cerignola, castelvetrano, and gaeta olives

    • Bruschetta$12.00

      Garlic spread homemade bread, cherry tomatoes, oregano, basil, Sicilian EVOO

      • Tonno Piastrato$20.00

        Seared Ahi tuna, avocado, lime zest, cucumber, red radish, sesame seeds

        • Burrata$20.00

          Fresh burrata from Andria, cherry tomatoes, Taggiasca olives, toasted pine nuts, Sicilian EVOO

          • Giardino di Verdure$20.00

            Variety of different flavored vegetable garden, smoked eggplant, grilled lime fennel, orange carrots, mint zucchini, roasted tomatillo, braised onion (it may vary on chef creativity)

            • Vitello Tonnato$19.00

              Pink sliced veal, fried Sicilian capers, albacore tuna aioli, crunchy celery

              • Tagliere di Salumi e Formaggi$26.00

                Selection of imported Italian cured meat and cheeses, served with homemade marmelade

                • Insalata di Fichi$15.00

                  baby mix lettuce-frisee salad, figs, goat cheese, roasted walnuts, honey-lime citronette

                  • Cavolo Capuccio$15.00

                    shredded green & purple cabbage, pink lady apples, toasted hazelnut, italian gorgonzola cheese, raspberry vinaigrette

                    Pastas

                    • Fusilli Integrali al Pomodoro$19.00

                      Wholewheat corkscrew-shaped pasta, Italian San Marzano & Corbarino tomatoes sauce, fresh cherry tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano

                      • Fusilli Arrabbiata$19.00

                        Senatore Cappelli pasta with spicy tomato sauce

                        • Ravioli di Zucca$23.00

                          butternut & kabocha squash filled home-made ravioli, butter-sage sauce, parmigiano-reggiano, aceto balsamico modena IGP

                          • Tagliatelle al Ragu "Della Nonna"$25.00

                            Home-made tagliatelle, bolognese beef-pork ragu, Parmigiano Reggiano

                            • Agnolotti al Plin$25.00

                              Home-made pinched pasta. Veal, pork, rabbit, spinach and Parmigiano-Reggiano filling. veal reduction sauce

                              • Paccheri ai Frutti di Mare$25.00

                                Mancini linguine, seafood ragu (mussels-clams-prawns-squid), organic tomato-seafood sauce

                                • Tagliolini Neri con Gamberi$25.00

                                  home-made squid ink pasta, wild Gulf prawns, spicy broccoli rabe, yellow cherry tomatoes, braised shallot, crustacean sauce

                                  Entrees and Sides

                                  • Trancio di Pesce alla Griglia$38.00

                                    Grilled wild-caught fish filet (depends on available market), chickpea pure, Taggiasca olives panure, sauteed asparagus & snow peas

                                    • Carre' di Agnello$42.00

                                      seared australian rack of lamb, roasted yukon golden potatoes, grilled vegetables, sauteed organic grapes, demi-glace

                                      • Filetto di Manzo$38.00

                                        grilled filet mignon, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, roasted organic cauliflower, sauteed organic hen of the woods mushrooms, rosemary olive oil

                                        • Cavolfiore Fiorentino$9.00

                                          roasted Florentino cauliflower

                                          • Cime di Rapa Aglio Olio e Peperoncino$9.00

                                            garlic-spicy sauteed broccoli rabe

                                            • Caponatina di Verdure$9.00

                                              soft garlic sauteed zucchini-eggplant-bell peppers-red onions

                                              Desserts

                                              • Tiramisu$10.00

                                                Classic Italian creamy eggs-mascarpone cheese, coffee soaked savoiardi, cocoa powder

                                                • Cannolo Siciliano$10.00

                                                  Classic Sicilian style cannolo, Bellweather farm ricotta cheese, orange-chocolate filling, pistachios

                                                  • Mousse al Cioccolato$10.00

                                                    Callebaut dark chocolate mousse, hazelnut cialda, crumbled amaretti

                                                    • Sorbetto$10.00

                                                      Fruit Vegan Sorbet

                                                      Cocktails

                                                      • Moscow Mule$15.00

                                                        Vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, mint

                                                        • Classic Negroni$15.00

                                                          Occitane Gin, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Campari

                                                          • Black Negroni$15.00

                                                            Bombay Sapphire Gin, Cynar, Campari

                                                            • Aperol Spritz$15.00

                                                              Aperol, sparkling wine

                                                              • Spaghetti Western$15.00

                                                                Espelon tequila, triple sec, spicy chili syrup, lime juice

                                                                • Dante$15.00

                                                                  Haku vodka, fresh basil, lemon juice

                                                                  • Pomegranate Spritz$15.00

                                                                    fresh pomegranate juice, select, sparkling wine, olives

                                                                    • Poesia Negroni$15.00

                                                                      Italian Gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, fresh pomegranate juice

                                                                      • Campesino$15.00

                                                                        Fresh black berry Mojito

                                                                        • Ellis Island$15.00

                                                                          Makers mark, sweet vermouth, strega

                                                                          • Last Word$15.00

                                                                            gin, chartreuse, lime juice

                                                                            • Smoked Paloma$15.00

                                                                              Mezcal, pineapple juice, fresh mint

                                                                              • Espresso Martini$15.00

                                                                                Vanilla vodka, Kahlua, Espresso

                                                                                Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                What 2,158 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                4.8
                                                                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                • 4.8Food
                                                                                • 4.7Service
                                                                                • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                • 4.5Value

                                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                                1. JT

                                                                                  JosephT

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Always a great experience at Poesia. Service and quality is wonderful.

                                                                                2. f

                                                                                  frenchsf

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  It's always a joy to return to vibrant, fun, lively Poesia -- brava!

                                                                                3. b

                                                                                  bethb

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  47 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  47 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  GREAT atmosphere, lovely staff and solid, tasty food. Love the vibe there, very neighborhood, local.

                                                                                4. MT

                                                                                  MyrickT

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great Italian food in a charming, intimate setting perched on the second floor. I usually get the pasta which is always very yummy but this time tried their filet. The steak was so tender and perfectly cooked! Save room for their delicious take on tiramisu (in a glass cup) and cannoli - or better yet, order dessert to go so you can enjoy at home!

                                                                                5. AC

                                                                                  ArthurC

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Birthday. Great service and attention to the birthday boy!

                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  Poesia is high quality, authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of the Castro in San Francisco. Francesco is the owner and is a doll. Definitely a neighborhood favorite.

                                                                                7. RL

                                                                                  RobL

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Wonderful outdoor Patio. The Quartet was even more Special. Thank you !

                                                                                8. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                  Disappointing. Food was overcooked as well as overpriced.

                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Wonderful place. Made my early Mothers Day dinner with my son feel like a special occasion

                                                                                10. a

                                                                                  angelas

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Beautiful experience! DELICIOUS meal! Love the Dante cocktail, pasta, steaks, duck, appetizers were all excellent! Lovely ambiance and atmosphere! Staff are wonderful, fabulous service! Francesco never disappoints!!

                                                                                11. KE

                                                                                  KayE

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  thank you poesia cooking and wait staff--a perfect evening!

                                                                                12. g

                                                                                  guyabouttown

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                  overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                                  Food is always great. Francesco was delightful. Espresso martinis are wonder. Excellent wine selection.

                                                                                13. RS

                                                                                  RobS

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Love this place. Food is always gorgeous. Service attentive but not rushed and they created a great space on the patio.

                                                                                14. DH

                                                                                  DougH

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  The food was delicious. The atmosphere was terrific. Service was a little slow but it worked for us. We were in no hurry. A truly wonderful meal.

                                                                                15. LT

                                                                                  LoriT

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  If you are looking for a really great vibe and authentic Italian dishes, head to Poesia. The restaurant was recently remodeled with a beautiful outside deck and cool inside colors and ambiance. The dishes are delicious!! You won't be disappointed!!

                                                                                16. C

                                                                                  Clbmission

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                  I am a fan of Poesia but my last night's entree of rabbit/veal/spinach tortellini was only so-so and not worth ordering. The liver pate on crostini appetizer was quite good though.

                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The food is cooked perfectly every. single. time. It’s mind blowing and I keep coming back for more. The chicken liver mousse and duck are my favorite go-to’s. Cocktails and wine varieties are amazing as well. The service is always welcome and great. Bella is fantastic and always takes care of us. The decoration and ambiance gives it a intimate vibe. Candles and a movie projector that shows black and white movies, I believe, sets the mood. The dining experience reminds me of dining in Europe; there’s no rush when it comes to appreciating good food and great conversations. Already looking forward to the next dining experience!

                                                                                18. FB

                                                                                  FoodieBear

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Uber yummy and delightful dinner…yet again. This place is so consistent…great food, top notch service and a really nice outdoor space. I’ll be back…and soon! And OMG…eat and drink their happy hour specials! Especially the liver pâté!!

                                                                                19. D

                                                                                  Daniel

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  There are few restaurants in SF that manage to combine the comfortable, collegial atmosphere of what we locals call "old San Francisco" with the food and service of a contemporary establishment. Poesia has the feeling of an Italian family restaurant where everyone is welcome, where Papa wanders from table to table ensuring that you're being taken care of. It is inclusive without being intrusive. It is perfect for an intimate romantic celebration or a first date. I have shared memorable birthdays, anniversaries, and retirements at Poesia. You might see friends or neighbors or clients or colleagues. But you will always feel welcome. And then, there is the food. It is, again, traditional and contemporary. Simple and sophisticated. Made with the finest of ingredients and prepared by Italian hands, each dish, and I've had them all, is designed to satisfy and satiate. The wine list is complete and informative. Go once and you'll be welcomed. Go twice and you'll be family.

                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  A very nice hidden gem

                                                                                21. LS

                                                                                  LuvSF

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Everything was absolutely wonderful! The sea bass was so delicious! And amazing friendly service!

                                                                                22. LC

                                                                                  LolaC

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Poesia is a true gem! Very authentic Italian. The Dante cocktail is nothing short of beautiful. Supurb service and lively ambiance make it the perfect place to dine for any occasion or no occasion at all. Perfetto!

                                                                                23. a

                                                                                  amyt

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Lovely new interior. Yummy homemade pasta. Great vibe. Attentive server.

                                                                                24. C

                                                                                  Chilangocal

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Splendid as usual

                                                                                25. F

                                                                                  Foodie

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The atmosphere is one of the most charming of any restaurant I’ve been to in years. And the food was outstanding. The pasta is all made in house and you can tell. Absolutely delicious. I had the butter and sage dish and it was incredible. Everyone at the table was thrilled with their meals. Exceptional service as well!!

                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Such an amazing experience with great service!

                                                                                27. AS

                                                                                  AsmaS

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Such a great patio and food was excellent! Loved the ambiance and would definitely come back again

                                                                                28. P

                                                                                  Philmoreliz

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  This is my favorite Italian restaurant outside of Italy. I especially love sitting outside. Great food and excellent espresso too.

                                                                                29. PR

                                                                                  PRMAVEN

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  69 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  69 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Poesia is one of my favorite restaurants in The Castro and so glad they have beautifully reconfigured the dining rooms to accommodate for Covid safety. The food and service are authentic and impeccable. Highly recommended.

                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                  overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                  Food great Prices recently raised beyond the quality / value Service was poor - not enough staff

                                                                                31. KB

                                                                                  KBKB

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Delicious meal coupled with relaxed ambiance. Would love to bring more friends here in the future.

                                                                                32. S

                                                                                  Steve

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  We waited quite a while for our drinks at the start but the rest of the evening was lovely

                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Just yum!!

                                                                                34. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New England

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Absolutely delicious!

                                                                                35. JJ

                                                                                  JeremyJ

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                  We were told because they ran out of one of the items in restaurant week menu they wouldn’t serve us.

                                                                                36. BC

                                                                                  BarryC

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  The outdoor patio area was very comfortable. The service was great and the food was quite gourmet!

                                                                                37. J

                                                                                  Joshua

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                                                  Great decor & ambiance. However, came for restaurant week & was underwhelmed. Great cocktails, but entree was surprisingly off base. Was disappointed by the flavors & lack of attention of the servers. Feels like there’s potential here, but overall a miss.

                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Little Rock

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Fantastic food and service by Sybelle

                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                  Food arrived late. Meal was too salty and overcooked. Told server about food quality and she said I should’ve told her earlier so they could remake my meal. Remake my meal? Wait another 45 minutes or so? That’s almost 2 hours for a meal?

                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Wonderful experience from beginning to end.

                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                  • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                Poesia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Poesia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 252-9325.

                                                                                Poesia is rated 4.8 stars by 2158 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                Google Map for Poesia

                                                                                4072 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94114

                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                  Castro

                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                  The Castro

                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                  Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                  Italian

                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                  Street Parking

                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                  Nearest Muni station: Castro (at Market). Upon exiting Muni station, proceed one black South on Castro Street, then head East (left) on 18th.

                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                  Marcello Franceschini

                                                                                • Entertainment

                                                                                  Our restaurant may accommodate up to 40 guests comfortably, with a full bar to provide traditional and unique drinks of choice. Featured on one of our walls are projected Italian films from the era of Dolce Vita, bringing us to a time of romance, passion and lively humor.

                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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