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Zingari Ristorante & Jazz Room

4.4
2262 reviews
$50 and over
Italian
​Sip your Spritz or Negroni while you dine on Pappardelle and Ossobuco with aperitivo music or live jazz. Our Ristorante is truly unique and one of the best restaurants for private dining, best vegetarian restaurants, and best live jazz restaurants in San Francisco. With house-made pastas and roasted or grilled meats and fish around Italian wine and classic Italian cocktails, Zingari is a warm place for you to restore and feel at home with your guests. ​

Our Ristorante has three beautiful Italianate Dining Parlors, each possessing a distinct sense of place— The Venetian Room, The Florence Room, and The Piano Room. We look forward to serving you. From Italy with love. All welcome.

Experiences

  • Live Music & Dinner

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    There’s nothing quite like an evening filled with live music and well-balanced cocktails as you sip your martini and dine on pappardelle and ossobuco. Zingari Ristorante is a San Francisco jazz-happy staple and 'Excellent Restaurant and Bar With Live Jazz' by SF Eater. There are two seatings for dining with live music in The Piano Room: reserve at 6:00 or 9:00pm. To dine with the music, a $10 'Support Live Music’ ticket is requested. Tickets purchased for an experience are non-refundable. We look forward to sharing good vibes!
  • Sam Cady & Christmas Day Dining

    $25.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Make Christmas Day dining more vibrant with Sam Cady Jazz Trio. Dine on pappardelle or ossobuco as you sip on your martini with your family and friends on this holiday. Zingari Ristorante is a San Francisco jazz-happy staple and 'Excellent Restaurant and Bar With Live Jazz' by SF Eater, offering a three-course menù prezzo fisso for $90 per person. There are two seatings for dining with live music in The Piano Room: reserve at 6:00 or 9:00pm. To dine with the music, a $25 'Support Live Music’ ticket is requested. Tickets purchased for an experience are non-refundable. We look forward to sharing good vibes!
  • Joyce Grant & Christmas Eve Dining

    $25.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Dine on Christmas Eve with pappardelle or ossobuco as you sip on your martini around your family and friends and live music with Joyce Grant. Zingari Ristorante is a San Francisco jazz-happy staple and 'Excellent Restaurant and Bar With Live Jazz' by SF Eater, offering a three-course menù prezzo fisso for $90 per person. There are two seatings for dining with live music in The Piano Room: reserve at 6:00 or 9:00pm. To dine with the music, a $25 'Support Live Music’ ticket is requested. Tickets purchased for an experience are non-refundable. We look forward to sharing good vibes!
  • Joyce Grant & New Year's Eve

    $25.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Dine on New Year's Eve with pappardelle or ossobuco as you sip on your martini around your family and friends and live music with Joyce Grant. Zingari Ristorante is a San Francisco jazz-happy staple and 'Excellent Restaurant and Bar With Live Jazz' by SF Eater, offering a three-course menù prezzo fisso with one glass of champagne upon arrival for $125 per person. There are two seatings for dining with live music in The Piano Room: reserve at 6:00 or 9:00pm. To dine with the music, a $25 'Support Live Music’ ticket is requested. Tickets purchased for an experience are non-refundable. We look forward to sharing good vibes!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2262 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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TraceyM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at Zingari! We were a sorry if time celebrating a 60th birthday. Food and service was fabulous!!

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vipHungry2eat
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved so many of the dishes. Great interaction with the band. Truly enjoyed our night out, the staff was warm, this reminds us why SF food is always part of the things to do in California.

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YvonniaB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Jazz was very nice

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LindaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Charming atmosphere, great food, great service, live music, and valet parking. Loved it!

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vip51foodie
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great holiday celebration with work friends.
Dinner at the upstairs Jazz room was a wonderful experience for the 9 coworkers. We had an excellent meal and the jazz was great and the service was spot on.

We tried and enjoyed nearly every starter on the menu and the polpo and bruschetta were among the favorites. Top entrees included the osso bucco, the short rib pasta dish and the salmon. Great wines, amazing desserts and some of the best gelato I have had this side of the Atlantic!

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TomF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was remarkable. We were waited on without being overbearing. It was a quiet visit because of Covid restrictions But previous visit assured us that that was the place to spend our special event. We enjoyed every minute

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KathyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had salmon, which was perfectly prepared. Also enjoyed martinis.

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CherylR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We had dinner in the piano room while listening to the Sam Cady Trio. It was a really wonderful experience. I will definitely return. The only issue (relatively minor) is that the restaurant does not serve decaf coffee in any form. So the dessert was disappointing.

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SarahM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated far from the musicians and the crowd was noisy. Only complaint

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I regret going to zíngari for Thanksgiving super small place music terrible and laud and they charge me almost $70 for music supposed to be $50 but they add a $10 service charge and taxes just for music. Then the food was terrible they didn’t have available some stuff on the menu my daughter have to eat spaghetti because they didn’t have anything else vegetarian my bill was $250 + $70 for the horrible music, for a total of $330 for some spaghettini and 2 tiny pice of lamb the Pellegrinio sparkling water was $10 overall terrible they took 55 min to bring the food, I can perfectly give them a 0 . Do not go to zingari if you want to have a nice dinner, it’s obviously the owner doesn’t try to change anything, so many complains about the food and the service and is still the same nothing change.

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vipLinaM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Servicio pésimo. Comida regular. Demorada. Cero ambiente. Hay unos músicos pero nada que impacte.
Fuimos por acción de gracias.
Nada que ver…

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Not good! Overpriced and small horrible portions of food! Rude staff snd crowded snd stressful environment. The food is ridiculously overpriced for tiny portions of disgusting food.

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vipAnthonyB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time dining here & we’ll definitely be back, great ambiance & even better drinks.

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Pretty average flavors overall, although a very good prosciutto wrapped mozzarella appetizer. Veal tenderloin was cooked properly. Asparagus side was cold. The pumpkin cheesecake had little flavor. Tasted like a frozen cake. The raspberry sorbet tasted like strawberry. Disappointing meal for the price. Cozy ambiance.

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Anneke
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It was ok, but not super. Quite expensive for what you get and no music from where we were seated

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vipDeniseP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Completely underwhelmed in comparison to my last 3-4 meals there pre-COVID. Quality of the food was less than expected. Gnocchis were oversized mutants. Short rib papardele arrived as mini slabs of meat, not tender like a short rib should be and the meat+sauce to pasta ratio too high. The timbale was predictably bland - some things undercooked (fennel and eggplant) while others slightly overcooked (peppers). The burrata with prosciutto was fine, though missed a little more oil/vinegar, and the tomatoes were off-season of course.
The service was the only saving grace, polite and efficient- maybe a little too efficient; please don’t take our plates until we are all finished eating. That’s a no-no in Italy.
Oh, and where did all the Uber friendly Italian waiters go?

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Greenrose
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was efficient.

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CeSLG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good is great. Jazz music is great. Great ambience. However, choose to sit in the room away from the piano otherwise you will not be able to hold a conversation with your company. Also, tables in the jazz room are really close together. No social distancing here.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great music!
Service was awesome
Food was prepared perfectly
Slightly overpriced
Overall an excellent dining experience

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DustinA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food was insanely overpriced, even for SF. The pastas we received were not good. The fettuccine was cut up into tiny bits like a 7 year old eats noodles and it tasted worse than dry store bought. Shrimp were extremely over cooked and it only came with one scallop. Sauce on short rib pasta was so rich you couldn’t even taste the noodles, which were so undercooked and doughy. Crostinis barely tasted like morning sweet toast. Octopus was so dry it wouldn’t peel off the plate and hummus was so dense that it overpowered the dish. Service was subpar and unwelcoming. After $175, we left more food on the plates than we ate.

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CindyL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good, nice ambiance, the jazz band and singer were very good and entertaining. It felt like a nostalgic dinner club. Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We paid for a live jazz show. We were sat in a corner where neither of us could see anything other than walls and the table next to us. Even if we turned around or tried to stretch our necks we were completely out of view. We expected to pay a lot for our experience, and are completely ok with that… but the plates were also disappointing. My partner ordered the short rib pasta and there was maybe one rib in the dish total. It was all noodle and mushroom and the dish was very expensive. I ordered the chicken and also there was hardly any meat on the plate. Not even an entire breast. The plate was also very pricey. Our drinks were fine, we each had 2 apperol spritz. Nothing crazy. After an hour there and tipping our total was nearly $300 and we both left feeling like we paid way too much for that experience, and I am now ordering delivery because neither of us got satiated.

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MP22
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place. Be sure to upgrade to sit in the jazz room... Great service and elegant dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. If I wasn't leaving tonight, I'd go back again. The food was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was expensive and disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great wonde

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music 10/10!

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MarioS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, outstanding service. It was our first time and really was very impressive.

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Raven
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really nice, quality jazz. Everything about the restaurant was great aside from how close the tables are in the piano room. Also, it's really hard to see the musicians. Half of the seats are not facing them. Aside from that, I saw people complaining about things being too expensive there, but I went there with my mom, we each had a meal, a drink, and we shared a dessert. Total price $85 with tip. Don't complain about the price if you're not paying attention to the cost of your items.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food and decor were far below its advertising and price point. Embarrassing for a special occasion.

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vipManu
London
49 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Italian cousine meets California 0km ingredients, giving birth to original and tasteful dishes. The Jazz trio is outstanding

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mikey
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was unremarkable given the price and expectations from the establishment. Service was professional but they missed a few things at our table. Overall, I’d say it was fine, but not up to expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was just ok. The musicians were on break more than they played and the service was poor. Dinner was rushed out and then we were forgotten. Overall, very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Easy to get a reservation online. Food was good but portions were kinda small. Wine list was adequate by the glass. The primary waiter was good. However, there was another one constantly inserting himself and that was very annoying. It gave the feeling that we were not welcome and that we just needed to order and get out.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience3

Really not impressed with this experience. Paid close to $70 just for music cover charge and the music was so loud we had to move. The table next to us moved at the same time. We asked to be placed where we could hear the music but be able to talk at the same time. Well that didn’t happen. We didn’t then hear any music at all.

So I booked a music and dine experience and paid for it but didn’t get that in the end.

The food was good but took way to long and overall not worth the money.

Very dissatisfied

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skirem
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A bit expensive-dinner, one beer, dessert and music charge (not including musicians tip) >$100

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JosephH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Fish bland price too high just not a good experience

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AlvaroC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice cool chill place to eat. Live Jazz music is always a plus. Definitely recommend

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vipFeedme
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a most delicious restaurant. Our waiter was superb, and attentive. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live Jazz=amazing night!

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Zingari Ristorante & Jazz Room is rated 4.4 stars by 2262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.