This two-Michelin starred Nob Hill restaurant has been the standard bearer for refined high-end Italian dining for more than 20 years. The offerings are both classic and contemporary, the dining experience is elegant and intimate, and the wine list (a Wine Spectator Grand Award winner) is robust.
“…one of the best high-end Italian restaurants in the Bay Area” – San Francisco Chronicle
“For years, devotees of chef-owner Suzette Gresham-Tognetti's high-end but soulful Italian cooking have been swooning over her incomparable Parmesan budino (pudding). [...] Classics pepper the menu but there are also some cutting-edge touches, techniques, and flavors. Dinners are prix-fixe, with three, four, or five courses and at least six choices within each course. Tognetti also tempts with a seasonal eight-course tasting menu.
The cheese course is not to be missed, with rare cheeses from Piemonte, and other regions, rolled tableside. Co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini and his son, Gianpaolo oversee the service and the roughly 1,900-bottle list of Italian wines. The room, in a former chapel, with gorgeous wooden vaulted ceiling and terra-cotta and pale-ocher palette, is refined but never stuffy—and neither is the service. […] This is a true San Francisco dining gem that is worth every penny.” – Fodor’s
“I am a purist at heart. I adore food and nothing brings me greater joy than sharing my passion for Italian cuisine. Very simply, I pour my heart and soul into the dishes I create and enjoy relaying my love for food to other people.” – Suzette Gresham-Tognetti
Acquerello is the Italian word for watercolor.
1722 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109