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CHIAROSCURO

CHIAROSCURO is contemporary restaurant that combines traditional values with a modern air. Inspired by the black and white films prominent during the Italian Neorealist movement of the 40’s and 50’s, CHIAROSCURO’s clients will experience a level of service that constitutes a class of its own and an atmosphere that will express a simple yet charming air. The design is reminiscent of a terrace on the Mediterranean Sea or a street in Rome and offers visual stimulus that sets it apart from the rest. The homemade pastas, bread, and a menu out of an Italian dream will draw you in by the succulent taste of rich dishes that will leave your palate begging for more.
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347 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(347 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 347 reviews
5 stars
(192)
4 stars
(93)
3 stars
(29)
2 stars
(28)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • fit for foodies(188)
  • special occasion(151)
  • romantic(115)
  • notable wine list(86)
  • neighborhood gem(76)
  • great for lunch(67)
CHIAROSCURO Reviews List
Review 1 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Romantic, great service, and fun food combos.

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My friend and I both ate off of the restaurant week menu and added the wine pairings. The first two courses and dessert were wonderful, an absolute feast with creative food combinations and prepared extremely well, perfect even. The main course however, fell a bit short when compared to the rest of the meal and dining experience. It was a little disappointment after having such a wonderful experience with the first two courses. This was true for both my meal as well as my friends meal. Both mains were somewhat boring in comparison. The braised short ribs were cooked well but lacked flavor. Even the sauce was bland. The stuffed squid was similar as the flavors all seemed dull. I don't mint food that is delicate or subtle but when following two other courses of very strong flavored food, the mains sort of lost their place. Service was absolutely perfect and the wine list was comprehensive. The wine pairings our server chose went great with each course,"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/28/2016
 2007
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Review 7 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Service was rude. I asked if I could have a dish without meat because I'm vegetarian and they refused. I had to pay the full $65 price even though there was an entire main course that I did not get. The waitress didn't even apologize or acknowledge that it would be frustrating, they just kept repeating (rudely) "the menu is fixed and we won't change anything""
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2015
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Review 8 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
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Review 9 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
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Review 10 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great birthday celebration

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Waitress was fantastic, wine recommendations was perfect match to the food we order. Foods were great. We have a great night"
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 14 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2001
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2001
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2001
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tasty food. Excellent presentation.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"food was great, and the portion was good. We felt great and full after lunch."
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
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Review 18 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This restaurant was in the spirit of San Francisco restaurant week. They offered amazing selections, incredible quantities and everything was delicious. Presentation was excellent, everything was hot. Choices were also available on their regular menu. They didn't just make up some special menu for a restaurant week disappointment. We were delighted."
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
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Review 21 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best lunch ever!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went for restaurant week and had a fabulous lunch. Wonderful food, great service! Wine is expensive."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A modern take on classic Italian fare.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This is my go to place when i find myself in San Francisco during rush hour (s). Chef marries classic Italian flavors with modern presentation and culinary techniques."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2003
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
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Review 27 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2013
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Review 28 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 29 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2009
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Review 30 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome...From Start to Finish

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Had an awesome meal with outstanding service and fantastic food."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2015
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Review 32 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Just okay food at a very high price.

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
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Review 33 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

An Italian Foodie Restaurant featuring Roman food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Very nice place. Very comfortable decor and really well done, and the staff was incredible. You can see the working kitchen. Just be aware that this, at least to us, was a "foodie" Italian place, meaning its not your usual Italian restaurant. We saw it on the SF area TV show "Check Please Bay Area" and saw the triple pasta dash and had to go. It was wonderful! We did not realize that it was a 3,4 or 5 course affair. Our fault for not checking. We assumed we could just order what we wanted. Pretty much had to get a dessert which broke my diet even further. The food was extremely well prepared and presented but again, its not your typical Italian place by any means. I have eaten in Rome a number of times so having Roman food in SF was wonderful."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 36 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2014
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Meh.

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Perhaps because we used a Travelzoo coupon we were treated sub-human. Service was minimal, food presented was not as described, and entree temperature was barely warm. Portion size was okay, the restaurant atmosphere was charming, but the wine list was not to our taste: an emphasis on sweet wines. Even with the discount, the quality of the food does not merit the cost."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
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Review 38 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Really disappointing

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The chef tried to do way to much with various flavors, such as granola with steak and duck. The charcuterie plate was just meat with honey poured on the plate - no crackers or bread or other condiments. The seafood pasta had 5 mussels and what appeared to be two quarters of a small scallop. We left before dessert, which was included in the $80 tasting menu, because none of them sounded appealing. There are too many good restaurants in SF to waste your money here."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
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Review 39 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/29/2015
 2012
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Review 40 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/14/2013
 2008
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Review 41 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Mediocrity

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
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Review 42 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good dinner but...

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I've been numerous times at Chiaroscuro, the food and especially the service are always good. This time the service was as impeccable as usual however the food although overall tasty was not as delicious as in the past - the pork belly in my appetizer was totally over fried, the size of the portions of Trilogia pasta ordered by three out of four people in my party (per my recommendation) were very different, all dishes were over salted (joined opinion of all four), finally the black tea I ordered was so strong I couldn't drink it - I do like very strong tea but this was not drinkable. One more comment - the middle table closest to the kitchen is very poorly lit, it does not have an overhead spot light (like other tables) or even the candles, it would be nice to have more light to see the colors of the food on the plates.
My review may seem a bit too negative but in fact the food was generally tasty, Trilogia is still my favorite and all of us enjoyed the evening at Chiaroscuro."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 44 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 46 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food is overpriced, dinner is only with three or more course option"
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2012
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Review 47 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Impeccable service in an intimate setting

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My husband enjoyed the pasta sampler and I, the osso buco. I wished I had ordered the salad he had with the egg and prosciutto. I ordered the butternut squash soup with creme fraiche. Although the presentation was nice - poured from a silver pitcher - and the flavor was good, the soup itself was barely warm.
Service was attentive and not intrusive. We had a performance to get to and our serving staff made sure we received our meal in a timely fasion."
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good pasta

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The risotto is a bit too salty. The other pasta dishes are very good."
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 49 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for CHIAROSCURO
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/28/2015
 2003
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