Emmy's Spaghetti Shack

★★★★★
  • 3230 Mission St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Cross street: at Mission

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  • 415-206-2086

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I liked the garlic bread very much

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★★★★★

I liked the garlic bread very much

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I LOVE Emmy's!! Great food and service. Well worth the wait, as it's usually busy. :)

3
★★★★★

I LOVE Emmy's!! Great food and service. Well worth the wait, as it's usually busy. :)

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My boyfriend and I went to Emmy's for the first time this weekend after hearing about its fantastic spaghetti and meatballs. Unfortunately, we made the mistake of showing up at around 8:30 on a Friday night, so we had to wait for almost an hour.

When we finally got a table, we were served pretty quickly. We both ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and got a small order of garlic bread. Both were delicious. The noodles were good and the sauce was nice, but the star of the show was the meatballs. The meatballs were awesome.

Also, going to Emmy's will make you cool. This is definitely a very San Francisco restaurant, equipped with a dj and dim lighting.

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I went to Emmy's for the first time this weekend after hearing about its fantastic spaghetti and meatballs. Unfortunately, we made the mistake of showing up at around 8:30 on a Friday night, so we had to wait for almost an hour.

When we finally got a table, we were served pretty quickly. We both ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and got a small order of garlic bread. Both were delicious. The noodles were good and the sauce was nice, but the star of the show was the meatballs. The meatballs were awesome.

Also, going to Emmy's will make you cool. This is definitely a very San Francisco restaurant, equipped with a dj and dim lighting.

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Any place with laundry hanging from a clothesline, a dj and raisin bread blue cheese warm pear brushcetta deseves 5 stars!

And, of course, this little pasta shack has f**ing fabulous spagetti.

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★★★★★

Any place with laundry hanging from a clothesline, a dj and raisin bread blue cheese warm pear brushcetta deseves 5 stars!

And, of course, this little pasta shack has f**ing fabulous spagetti.

Pros: Excellence

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I frequent this restaurant when I am feeling taken advantage of by other restaurants. At Emmy's you are guaranteed a decent if not fantastic meal. I find comfort in the daily specials, 80 percent of the time the chef hits the mark and

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I frequent this restaurant when I am feeling taken advantage of by other restaurants. At Emmy's you are guaranteed a decent if not fantastic meal. I find comfort in the daily specials, 80 percent of the time the chef hits the mark and

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I always take someone to try out this little place. Stumbled on it by chance and have always loved it since. Keep on doing what you do best...cooking great food and serving up good drinks. No reservations so be prepared to chill for a

3
★★★★★

I always take someone to try out this little place. Stumbled on it by chance and have always loved it since. Keep on doing what you do best...cooking great food and serving up good drinks. No reservations so be prepared to chill for a

Pros: Ambience, Food, Uniqueness

Cons: Parking, Number of seating available

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I pride myself on making spaghetti and meatballs but I gotta give it up to Emma's recipe! I've been there a dozen times and I've never been disappointed nor have I tried anything else on the menu! And the portion are big enough to last

3
★★★★★

I pride myself on making spaghetti and meatballs but I gotta give it up to Emma's recipe! I've been there a dozen times and I've never been disappointed nor have I tried anything else on the menu! And the portion are big enough to last

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So a buddy took me there a few days ago. It was the perfect spot to go with some friends, enjoy a meal together, and chat it up while enjoying some amazingly delicious food and getting a tad of a buzz. The atmsphere is fun and chill, and

3
★★★★★

So a buddy took me there a few days ago. It was the perfect spot to go with some friends, enjoy a meal together, and chat it up while enjoying some amazingly delicious food and getting a tad of a buzz. The atmsphere is fun and chill, and

Pros: Excellent Food, Bernal Heights, Hot Waitresses

Cons: N/A

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Great place on Friday night. A little loud with the DJ but makes for a fun atmosphere. Menu doesn't have a lot of options but you don't need it b/c the spaghetti and meatballs are amazing.

3
★★★★★

Great place on Friday night. A little loud with the DJ but makes for a fun atmosphere. Menu doesn't have a lot of options but you don't need it b/c the spaghetti and meatballs are amazing.

Pros: food, music

Cons: wait

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Good food - - nice waitresses (pardon my chauvinism) - - too loud ambience, (because of the "hot" people) - - - this is San Francisco.

3
★★★★★

Good food - - nice waitresses (pardon my chauvinism) - - too loud ambience, (because of the "hot" people) - - - this is San Francisco.

Pros: Deliriously good time

Cons: Getting home

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I liked the food at Emmy's, but I don't recommend going there with anyone you want to have a conversation with. The drinks were good, and the food was reasonably priced and innovative, but the volume of the music and other diners was quite

3
★★★★★

I liked the food at Emmy's, but I don't recommend going there with anyone you want to have a conversation with. The drinks were good, and the food was reasonably priced and innovative, but the volume of the music and other diners was quite

Pros: good prices and innovative Italian

Cons: extremely loud

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Go to Emmy's NOW! Eaten there dozen's of times. Pefrect for mid 20's to early 40's people who want a truly honest and special restaurant. Kids from The Mission, The Haight, Hayes and Cole Valley flourish here for great

3
★★★★★

Go to Emmy's NOW! Eaten there dozen's of times. Pefrect for mid 20's to early 40's people who want a truly honest and special restaurant. Kids from The Mission, The Haight, Hayes and Cole Valley flourish here for great

Pros: Neighborhood Hangout, Chimay Red and Blue, Bar Next Door

Cons: Parking, One Bathroom

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I have been wanting to come here for over a year. I was SO happy and surprised at how awesome it is.
The venue was pretty small and cute...parking was hard, but doable...the wait was only about 15 min and we got to sit at the bar and get

3
★★★★★

I have been wanting to come here for over a year. I was SO happy and surprised at how awesome it is.
The venue was pretty small and cute...parking was hard, but doable...the wait was only about 15 min and we got to sit at the bar and get

Pros: atmosphere, FOOD!, originality

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It can be rough to acclimate to the Mission if you spend the majority of your time on the north side of our fine city. But if you can manage to venture past the 20th and Mission block you are guarunteed great food and a dining experience

3
★★★★★

It can be rough to acclimate to the Mission if you spend the majority of your time on the north side of our fine city. But if you can manage to venture past the 20th and Mission block you are guarunteed great food and a dining experience

Pros: ambiance, food, originality

Cons: the wait, cash only

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Finally made it over to Emmy's, by Tuesday 7pm this small, funky restaurant was full and we had a 10 minute wait. Started with a mussel in cream sauce with peas dish, very nicely done. Dinner was the signature spaghetti and meatballs:

3
★★★★★

Finally made it over to Emmy's, by Tuesday 7pm this small, funky restaurant was full and we had a 10 minute wait. Started with a mussel in cream sauce with peas dish, very nicely done. Dinner was the signature spaghetti and meatballs:

Pros: Spaghetti/Meatbulbs, Fresh ingredients, Decor

Cons: Small menu, Noise levels

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I would never take my mom to Emmy's. The neighborhood is iffy, the parking is terrible, the music is loud, the service is minimalistic, and the wait is almost always long. However, I love it! It's dark, the music is great, the decor is

3
★★★★★

I would never take my mom to Emmy's. The neighborhood is iffy, the parking is terrible, the music is loud, the service is minimalistic, and the wait is almost always long. However, I love it! It's dark, the music is great, the decor is

Pros: Funky ambiance, Great music, Good food

Cons: , Long waits, Hard to hear

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Food is good, although the menu is limited. We had a party of three and we all split the beef filet salad, crab risotto, and the spaghetti and meatballs. It was all very good esp for the price paid. Great DJ which set a different

3
★★★★★

Food is good, although the menu is limited. We had a party of three and we all split the beef filet salad, crab risotto, and the spaghetti and meatballs. It was all very good esp for the price paid. Great DJ which set a different

Pros: Great Food, Great Music, Great Value

Cons: Long wait sometimes

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I've been to Emmy's twice and had a great time both times. I think you go more for the ambience than the food.
My spaghetti was fine, but nothing to write home about. However, the DJ on Oct. 3 (a Friday night) was outstanding. She

3
★★★★★

I've been to Emmy's twice and had a great time both times. I think you go more for the ambience than the food.
My spaghetti was fine, but nothing to write home about. However, the DJ on Oct. 3 (a Friday night) was outstanding. She

Pros: atmosphere, dim lighting

Cons: basic food, long wait

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But I love eating at Emmy's. Yes, the service is rude. Yes, the cash-only policy is ABSURD! Yes, there are better more polished meals to be had in this city. But when you want lively and tasty no-frills food and a decent cheap glass of

3
★★★★★

But I love eating at Emmy's. Yes, the service is rude. Yes, the cash-only policy is ABSURD! Yes, there are better more polished meals to be had in this city. But when you want lively and tasty no-frills food and a decent cheap glass of

Pros: great comfort food, good prices

Cons: rude service

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I originally went there because its closeby and I read a review about the spaghetti being only $6. I'd say entrees average at least double that, if I remember right. Be prepared, what the 'spaghetti shack' name implies may catch you off

3
★★★★★

I originally went there because its closeby and I read a review about the spaghetti being only $6. I'd say entrees average at least double that, if I remember right. Be prepared, what the 'spaghetti shack' name implies may catch you off

Cons: wait for table

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mmm so good. the risotto was excellent. the service fair, but not horrible. the dj was perfect. the spaghetti and meatballs, pretty darn good. the chocolate cake - f yeah! so good, so very good. the mac and cheese was pretty good too.

3
★★★★★

mmm so good. the risotto was excellent. the service fair, but not horrible. the dj was perfect. the spaghetti and meatballs, pretty darn good. the chocolate cake - f yeah! so good, so very good. the mac and cheese was pretty good too.

Pros: lighting, risotto, dj

Cons: size

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Used to LOVE this place!! USED TO...Don't ever be so bold as to send something back though! The cook will make you feel like scum and try to punish you by refusing to fix your order, still charging you for it, and THROWING it out so you

3
★★★★★

Used to LOVE this place!! USED TO...Don't ever be so bold as to send something back though! The cook will make you feel like scum and try to punish you by refusing to fix your order, still charging you for it, and THROWING it out so you

Pros: good sauce, cheap, better than starving

Cons: bad service, vindictive cook, like her food or ELSE

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Listen, if you want class and sophistication, there are hundreds of restaurants - go to one of them. If you go to Emmy's, expect a funky, unpolished, jeans-n-hoodies, cash-only scene with hit-and-miss service. But damn, it's GOOD and

3
★★★★★

Listen, if you want class and sophistication, there are hundreds of restaurants - go to one of them. If you go to Emmy's, expect a funky, unpolished, jeans-n-hoodies, cash-only scene with hit-and-miss service. But damn, it's GOOD and

Pros: Good food for cheap, Sizeable portions, No Marina types

Cons: Iffy service

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the experience: hostess - rude, heavily tatooed, long wait for what? spaghetti and meatballs? service - rudimentary; ambience - full of people who shouldn't be eating carbs; food - some of the worst i've had; value - good, but

3
★★★★★

the experience: hostess - rude, heavily tatooed, long wait for what? spaghetti and meatballs? service - rudimentary; ambience - full of people who shouldn't be eating carbs; food - some of the worst i've had; value - good, but

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This grossly overrated food joint boasts ridiculously unprofessional and silly service with food that is ill conceived and badly prepared. The reviewers of this junk joint must have dead taste buds, endless hours of time and be hopelessly

3
★★★★★

This grossly overrated food joint boasts ridiculously unprofessional and silly service with food that is ill conceived and badly prepared. The reviewers of this junk joint must have dead taste buds, endless hours of time and be hopelessly

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to the guy who saod it punched his credit card - where did he eat? they don't take plastic! emmy's is great, the servers are hot punk rawk chicks with a friendly smile, the food is a totally fair deal - delicious and priced to move, and

3
★★★★★

to the guy who saod it punched his credit card - where did he eat? they don't take plastic! emmy's is great, the servers are hot punk rawk chicks with a friendly smile, the food is a totally fair deal - delicious and priced to move, and

Pros: delish, value, service

Cons: crowded

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We LOVE LOVE LOVE Emmy's. They have kickin music playin all the time (sometimes DJ's), INCREDIBLE wine & cute waitresses too! The Spaghetti & Meatballs is a classic you can never go wrong with... their apps & salads are great and the

3
★★★★★

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Emmy's. They have kickin music playin all the time (sometimes DJ's), INCREDIBLE wine & cute waitresses too! The Spaghetti & Meatballs is a classic you can never go wrong with... their apps & salads are great and the

Pros: great music, cute waitresses, yummy wine

Cons: usually a wait

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This little (and I emphasize little) restaurant is perfect for those who want an intimate meal. The staff is great and the decorations very warm and full of expression. The wait is horrific at times, though. Come early, there's no

3
★★★★★

This little (and I emphasize little) restaurant is perfect for those who want an intimate meal. The staff is great and the decorations very warm and full of expression. The wait is horrific at times, though. Come early, there's no

Pros: pasta, food, atmosphere

Cons: wait, small, crowded

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Emmy's ROCKS!! The ambiance is charmingly shabby-chic, the DJs always play a wide variety of fantasic music that everyone will love, the waitstaff wonderfully jolly, efficeint, helpful and fun, the food is mostly great AND THEY SERVE 40's

3
★★★★★

Emmy's ROCKS!! The ambiance is charmingly shabby-chic, the DJs always play a wide variety of fantasic music that everyone will love, the waitstaff wonderfully jolly, efficeint, helpful and fun, the food is mostly great AND THEY SERVE 40's

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Emmy's is my favorite restaurant in the city. I think I spend more time at Emmy's than in my own kitchen. Sara's food is killer, all the servers are hot, the music is great, and the crowd is always hip. I've eaten and worked in many

3
★★★★★

Emmy's is my favorite restaurant in the city. I think I spend more time at Emmy's than in my own kitchen. Sara's food is killer, all the servers are hot, the music is great, and the crowd is always hip. I've eaten and worked in many

Pros: inexpensive, hot servers, good music

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The spaghetti and meatballs were out of this world. The wine was fantastic. The service was excellent. And yes, it is reasonably priced. $70 with tip for two which included 2 glasses of wine, 1 app and 2 entrees. I would definitely go

3
★★★★★

The spaghetti and meatballs were out of this world. The wine was fantastic. The service was excellent. And yes, it is reasonably priced. $70 with tip for two which included 2 glasses of wine, 1 app and 2 entrees. I would definitely go

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

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Once again it's better at home. Or maybe I'm just not cool. And it's not what I call chaep or that good. I know of a much better place at 19th & Valencia. Called Valencia Pizza & Pasta. It's cheaper and much better!

3
★★★★★

Once again it's better at home. Or maybe I'm just not cool. And it's not what I call chaep or that good. I know of a much better place at 19th & Valencia. Called Valencia Pizza & Pasta. It's cheaper and much better!

Pros: blah, blah, blah

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We eat at Emmy's regularly. The food is great and
varied, thoughtful, well-balanced flavors, sometimes
adventuresome, never pretentious. There are always at least a couple good vegetarian options (ovo-lacto). The wine list is short, but

3
★★★★★

We eat at Emmy's regularly. The food is great and
varied, thoughtful, well-balanced flavors, sometimes
adventuresome, never pretentious. There are always at least a couple good vegetarian options (ovo-lacto). The wine list is short, but

Pros: Great, varied food, GREAT value, Good wines

Cons: Parking, Seats need repair, Music a bit too loud.

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Been here many times, and was there again the other night. But after seeing some bad reviews, I felt I had to put in my 2 cent! The waitstaff was super friendly and actually had a personality compare to other waitstaffs around town. The

3
★★★★★

Been here many times, and was there again the other night. But after seeing some bad reviews, I felt I had to put in my 2 cent! The waitstaff was super friendly and actually had a personality compare to other waitstaffs around town. The

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i went to emmy's spaghetti shack several times when it first opened and found it to be quite quaint. the staff was friendly and the spaghetti was fabulous for the price. i hadn't gone in awhile, and now i've been back twice in the past

3
★★★★★

i went to emmy's spaghetti shack several times when it first opened and found it to be quite quaint. the staff was friendly and the spaghetti was fabulous for the price. i hadn't gone in awhile, and now i've been back twice in the past

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I went to Emmy's when it first opened. I had read a review in the Bay Guardian raving about the food. I was quite disappointed. This place is nothing special. I ordered pasta with prawns. I got 4 prawns and about 1/8 lb of Pasta for

3
★★★★★

I went to Emmy's when it first opened. I had read a review in the Bay Guardian raving about the food. I was quite disappointed. This place is nothing special. I ordered pasta with prawns. I got 4 prawns and about 1/8 lb of Pasta for

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Although I had a pretty good service experience (waitresses were prompt but not overly talkative), I have to agree with some of the other food ratings. I ordered the spaghetti with meatballs. The spaghetti was overcooked but the meatballs

3
★★★★★

Although I had a pretty good service experience (waitresses were prompt but not overly talkative), I have to agree with some of the other food ratings. I ordered the spaghetti with meatballs. The spaghetti was overcooked but the meatballs

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Seated quickly, but the waitress was rude and seemed annoyed that we asked questions about the extremely limited menu. Overall, the food was fine, but certainly not worth the hype. I would have much preferred a quick (we waited for food

3
★★★★★

Seated quickly, but the waitress was rude and seemed annoyed that we asked questions about the extremely limited menu. Overall, the food was fine, but certainly not worth the hype. I would have much preferred a quick (we waited for food

Pros: hip, good music

Cons: very dark, not near much

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the host was terrible during last two visits. i mean blatantly rude. service is not great - meaning not quick, but at least it was reasonably friendly, which is much more than i can say for the host. i was embarrassed to have brought

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★★★★★

the host was terrible during last two visits. i mean blatantly rude. service is not great - meaning not quick, but at least it was reasonably friendly, which is much more than i can say for the host. i was embarrassed to have brought

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one of three restaurants in the city open till midnight on mondays that also has alcohol. fabulous food that takes a loooong time to come, but for prices that low, it's ok. waitstaff is also slow, but friendly and accomodating. my large

3
★★★★★

one of three restaurants in the city open till midnight on mondays that also has alcohol. fabulous food that takes a loooong time to come, but for prices that low, it's ok. waitstaff is also slow, but friendly and accomodating. my large

Pros: value, atmosphere, food

Cons: slow kitchen

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What a total, utter disappointment. Categorically unimpressive. Music blared so loudly that we had to scream at each other. It was turned down briefly, only to be turned back up moments later. The surly servers treated us with an "I'm

3
★★★★★

What a total, utter disappointment. Categorically unimpressive. Music blared so loudly that we had to scream at each other. It was turned down briefly, only to be turned back up moments later. The surly servers treated us with an "I'm

Pros: "Cool"

Cons: Overpriced, Poor quality food, Loud

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My friend and I had dinner here on a Monday. Believe it or not, there aren't many restaurants open on Mondays in the Mission. The food was great, the service prompt. I'm definitely going back.

3
★★★★★

My friend and I had dinner here on a Monday. Believe it or not, there aren't many restaurants open on Mondays in the Mission. The food was great, the service prompt. I'm definitely going back.

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I had such a great time here -- the ambiance and music were fabulous, plus I have no problem waiting a long time for food as long as the mood is right, and I've got bread, olives and beer to tide me over. A great place to take a date,

3
★★★★★

I had such a great time here -- the ambiance and music were fabulous, plus I have no problem waiting a long time for food as long as the mood is right, and I've got bread, olives and beer to tide me over. A great place to take a date,

Pros: Intimate

Cons: Tiny

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The affordable prices may be the lure, but it's the tasty homespun Italian food and funky, easy-going atmosphere that keep the Mission/Bernal Heights locals coming in droves. No-nonsense spaghetti (with or without meatballs) anchors a…

 

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