Beretta Restaurant Review

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Beretta

1199 Valencia street (at 24th)

San Francisco, CA 94110

415-695-1199

Beretta Website

Beretta Restaurant


Beretta is a contemporary Italian comfort food restaurant in the San Francisco Mission district.  They serve inventive cocktails, specialty pizzette, and more. They use organic, fresh, seasonal, and local items when possible.

Beretta Interior

The decor is modern black.  Many of the tables by the window are crammed inches apart to maximize seating. The place was filled with couples and small parties mostly in the 21-40 age range. The place does not take reservations unless you have 6+ people.  You have to wait for a seat starting around 7pm or so.

Menu pictures

Website Menu

Picks:


Beretta Spicy italian sausage pizza

Spicy italian sausage Pizza with panna & spring onions ($13) has a very very thin crust, and a good amount of high quality toppings.  Edge was not very thick nor was it very crunchy.

Beretta Spicy italian sausage pizza 4

Super Thin Crust

This is a decent pizza but not as good as Pizzeria Delfina, Giani, or A16.


Beretta Panzanella Tomatoe Salad

Panzanella with cucumber & heirloom tomatoes ($7) was a refreshing and healthy salad with very light dressing. The tomatoes were fresh and in the peak of their season.

Beretta Saffron risotto


Saffron risotto with osso buco ($14) was a smaller dish but provided good tasting risotto that wasn’t too salty. The Osso buco was very tender and flavorful.  A good balanced combination.

Beretta Bonet Chocolate Gelato 2


Bonet-Chocolate Gelato with amaretti and caramel ($7) was a good desert with rich chocolate flavor, not a lot of cream, accentuated by some caramel topping.

OK:

Boccalone artisan salumi with giardiniera, lardo, prosciutto di parma, lonza, mortadella, sopressata ($14) was a pretty big plate of salumi. The quality was ok but this dish did not have any wow factor.  The lardo was almost pure fat.

Beretta Dolores park swizzle

Dolores park swizzle ($9) with rum, lime, maraschino, absinthe, bitters was a balanced strong cocktail that wasn’t very fruity, and a little bitter.

Beretta vanilla gelato 2


vanilla gelato with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt ($7) was a really weird combination that waitress suggested.  One of us found it interesting and balanced between the creamy gelato and the subtle oil. The other person I was dining with found it interesting and not worth a second try.

Pans:
None

The service was above average with the waiter or bus boys coming by in regular intervals. Beretta’s prices are not high, so they offer good value for the dollar. Serving high quality food at reasonable prices is a winning combination.  They do add 4% to cover San Francisco health costs.

Beretta Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy Casual
Hours:Mon-Fri 530pm-1am. Sat/Sun Noon - 1am
Parking:Street
Reservations:Parties 6+ only
Prices:$9 - $18

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