flour + water

Italian Restaurant, Pizza Place, and Wine Bar
2401 Harrison St (at 20th St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner, Dessert
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Shirley L.
    "Def get the squid ink pasta and the chocolate budino"(11 Tips)
    "Specialties: Pasta tasting menu, featuring five pastas, appetizer and..."(5 Tips)
    Katherine L.
    "get their set menu and try all different kinds of pasta magic"(9 Tips)
    Allan A.
    "spring veggie brodo and osso pizza were awesome."(4 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • chocolate budino
  • pasta
  • good for dates
  • wine
  • desserts
  • authentic
  • tasting menu
  • pappardelle
  • lively
  • trendy
  • rigatoni
  • tagliatelle
  • good for a late night
  • romantic
  • ravioli
  • tarts
  • fancy
  • pork
  • bone marrow
  • Alison T.

    It's all good...you can't really go wrong.

    Alison Tarwater · 2 days ago
  • Robert M.

    Close to the best, if not the best, authentic pizza in SF. And the rest of the menu shines as well. Not your typical Italian.

    Robert Martin · 1 week ago
  • Maria R.

    You're not wrong in any type of pasta, all of them are delicious. Naple's pizza dough: spectalucar :)

    Maria Rosich · 1 week ago
  • Vivian W.

    Definitely the best pasta in the city. Get a few and a pizza to share!

    Vivian Wang · 3 weeks ago
  • Craig V.

    After hearing many great things about this place, I'm sad to say it was disappointing.

    Craig Villamor · June 13
  • Carlos G.

    The pizza here is top-3 in San Francisco, maybe even number one (the crust is just perfect). Pasta made from scratch, great salumi appetizers, and a short rib fetucine to die for. Amazing service, A++

  • Runqiu C.

    Pasta texture is amazing but some dishes are overly salted (squid ink). The best was the carrot tagliatelle.

    Runqiu Cai · April 29
  • Rem K.

    Best place to wait for a table and have wine on the sidewalk. Also, pasta is fantastic.

    Rem Koning · April 23
  • Amanda F.

    I got the artichoke triangoloi...oh my god. I could have eaten 10 more servings.

    Amanda Fagan · April 5
  • Elisabeth B.

    Get the pastas. Skip the pizza. Make a reservation!

  • Ben R.

    Monday's feature local musicians DJing. Fun! Go with four people so you can try more pizza and pasta!

    Ben Russo · March 3
  • Brett M.

    No reservations? Get there early, stand in line and sit at the community table. 1st time here? Pass up the pizza and go directly for the pasta. Better yet, order the set menu. This place is awesome!

    Brett Murio · March 2
  • Russell L.

    Pizza is good - as expected for the price. The truffle/stuffed pasta we had was very salty. The appetizer/bread was meh. Overall okay but not as good as Pizzaiolo.

    Russell L · February 15
  • Christian T.

    Get the pasta!

    Christian Trapp · February 3
  • Kate G.

    Amazing food!! The bread has great seasoning on it!

    Kate Gwilt · January 31
  • Grace J.

    Pasta is incredible, same with the kale salad. Pizza, not so much. Crust was too soft and bland.

    Grace Jones · January 18
  • Josh W.

    Date spot by Brendan Lucid

    Josh Wentz · January 17
  • Viviana d.

    Approved by the italian

    Viviana de Micheli · January 16
  • Lisa P.

    Go with the pastas. Pass on the pizza. Crust is soft and lacking flavor. Pasta kills it.

    Lisa Picard · January 12
  • Morgan B.

    Pastas over pizzas (but all fantastic)

    Morgan Beller · January 2
  • R N.

    Italian restaurant!! pffff

    R N · December 30, 2014
  • Iris N.

    Reservations! Or come before it opens and wait in line because they have limited amount of communal table seating for first come first service basis. Pizzas and pastas of course!!

    Iris Ng · December 27, 2014
  • Eater

    The opening media buzz has died down, but F+W continues to gather lines at 5 p.m. nightly, packing the house with its sophisticated pizzas and pastas served in a lively, casual atmosphere. Read more

    Eater · December 5, 2014
  • Wendy L.

    Pasta dishes are delicious but appetizer size

    Wendy Lu · November 27, 2014
  • Maybs M.

    It's all about the pasta.

    Maybs M · November 21, 2014
  • John D.

    Just delicious. Great food, great wine, awesome staff, open late.

    John Doherty · October 17, 2014
  • Christophe L.

    The prix fix menu is great, but they don't always have ravioli :( The wine pairing is 6-7 full glasses, which is actually too much.

    Christophe Lamperti · September 14, 2014
  • Adam R.

    Pasta tasting menu, hands down

    Adam Rhuberg · September 13, 2014
  • mkohpotts

    I love the tasting menu. 5 courses of pasta may seem like too much but... <3

    mkohpotts · September 10, 2014
  • Sarah D.

    Get the House Bread (need to ask for it) at flour + water

    Sarah Donahue · September 10, 2014
  • Katherine B.

    Wonderful pasta and pizza and a great selection of Italian wine. Don't miss out on the fennel pollen battered olives filled with ricotta w/ aioli on the side. Whoa.

    Katherine Barna · September 3, 2014
  • Shirley L.

    Def get the squid ink pasta and the chocolate budino

    Shirley Liu · September 2, 2014
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    Check out Flour and Water as seen on Unique Eats Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Ravi Kapur, chef of Liholiho Yacht Club, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Osso pizza. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Drew T.

    Good Margherita pie! Hard reservation to get but we'll worth the wait!

    Drew Thompson · August 18, 2014
  • Jennifer  K.

    Seasonal pastas like corn filled ravioli or anything w/ fava beans

    Jennifer  Kim · August 12, 2014
  • David S.

    Pizza, pasta

    David Stein · August 8, 2014
  • SFGate

    The Golden Gate Blend of coffee from Mr. Espresso and served in a press pot is rich and velvety, finishing the meal on a note as high as it began. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • SFGate

    Specialties: Pasta tasting menu, featuring five pastas, appetizer and dessert ($65); chocolate budino tart with espresso caramel cream. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • SFGate

    I'm not sure whether I prefer the pizza, which sets standards for wood-oven Neapolitan style in the Bay Area; the pasta, which rivals Quince's; or the main courses. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014

    We applaud Thomas McNaughton for his commitment to whole animal utilization and dedication to making some of the country’s best pasta.

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014

    If you didn’t make reservations, just put your name on the list and wait it out with cocktail across the street at Trick Dog.

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
  • Amber O.

    Make reservations weeks in advance for here! Definitely worth the wait!

    Amber Overton · July 27, 2014
  • Katherine M.

    Best freshly made pasta. Excellent pasta tasting and wine pairing menus. Good for a special occasion but pretty affordable. Make a reservation or be prepared to put your name down and come back later.

    Katherine M. · July 16, 2014
  • jonathan g.

    The Funghi Pizza is probably the best mushroom pizza in town — and that’s saying a lot in a town this full of pizza.

    jonathan gettinger · May 28, 2014
  • Diraj G.

    Good but not "live up to the hype" good. And preso of food was dismal. Dark pasta with lamb in a tiny bowl. Really? Zuck and Jobs couldn't get a reso here?! They must have had shitty EAs.

    Diraj Goel · May 3, 2014
  • Elisa S.

    Best bruschetta I ever ate in my life +_+

    Elisa Santilli · April 23, 2014
  • Jackie

    Wonderful in every way

    Jackie · March 28, 2014
  • Kelly A.

    Simply amazing food. You won't regret it.

    Kelly Andrews · March 13, 2014
  • Essa S.

    Their menu changes everyday! They do have a high chair but no kids menu.

    Essa Sharaf · March 12, 2014

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