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Emmy's Spaghetti Shack



18 Virginia Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

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(415) 206-2086

Hours

  • Sunday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Monday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Friday: 5:30 pm - Midnight
  • Saturday: 5:30 pm - Midnight

Cuisine: Italian Restaurants

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4.4 of 5.0 from 119 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Reviews

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  • Ellie I.That marinara sauce was incredible. Also, pinball machines!!

    55555 by Ellie I.


  • Mike VGot to get the spaghetti. Surprisingly good.

    55555 by Mike V


  • Katherine M7.30pm Reso

    22222 by Katherine M


  • Bikash M.Excellent spaghetti and meatballs! Expect a wait at this popular neighborhood spot.

    55555 by Bikash M.


  • Jane DongSpaghetti / meatballs is a classic - meatballs definitely the highlight. Garlic bread was good but not super memorable; mozz balls are a must have. Risotto w jalapeño has more kick than you expect!

    55555 by Jane Dong


  • Chris L.They don't do take outs on Friday and Saturday. Sucks since I live across the street. :(

    33333 by Chris L.


  • Annie 🌺 LLoved the zoodles! Packed with flavor. And the traditional spaghettis are super yummy too!

    55555 by Annie 🌺 L


  • Kate Y.Zoodles are delicious if you're looking for something low-carb, otherwise, get the traditional spaghetti and meatballs.

    55555 by Kate Y.


  • Mikahla VicinoConsider sharing one dish of spaghetti with a friend.

    33333 by Mikahla Vicino


  • LorcánAlways appreciate a venue that goes all out for October.

    55555 by Lorcán


  • Max W.Spaghetti and meatballs. Nothing else necessary.

    33333 by Max W.


  • Song-My T.Quirky fun restaurant with delicious spaghetti and meatballs. Gets crowded so make a reservation if possible.

    55555 by Song-My T.


  • Ty CStick to the spaghetti and meatballs.

    33333 by Ty C


  • Chloe DSpaghetti and meatballs were fantastic 🍝 service is a little slow, but worth the wait!

    55555 by Chloe D


  • Luis VMeatballs & Spaghetti

    55555 by Luis V


  • LorcánZoodles and garlic bread! <3 Salads are worth it for the price, as well.

    55555 by Lorcán


  • Byron W.Really great prices and delicious food! Quick, friendly service. Highly recommend the classic sketti n meatballs!!!

    55555 by Byron W.


  • Pratheeksha ADat menu tho

    55555 by Pratheeksha A


  • Whitney LMeatball sandwich

    55555 by Whitney L


  • Nick SI have literally never had food from Emmy's that I didn't thoroughly enjoy... and I go there a lot.

    55555 by Nick S


  • Asha J.Spaghetti and meatballs! The portions are very generous, not to mention delicious. Staff are great too. Definitely worth a visit.

    55555 by Asha J.


  • Jeff R.Kids eat FREE on Monday & Tuesday from 5-7pm. Awww yeah!

    55555 by Jeff R.


  • Peter ABest spaghetti and meatballs in the city

    55555 by Peter A


  • Veronica B.Everything is good! Very kid friendly.

    55555 by Veronica B.


  • Bommy ChaSpaghetti is nothing fancy yet well-cooked and comforting. Ask for no meatballs if vegetarian. Orecchiette is fantastic: kind of an upscale mac & cheese. Free focaccia so skip the cheesy garlic bread.

    55555 by Bommy Cha


  • Fran DThe Spaghetti is so good, both with/without the meatballs

    55555 by Fran D


  • Kevin B.It's a lot of spaghetti.

    55555 by Kevin B.


  • Gustavo R.Confirmed: spaguetti and meatballs!

    22222 by Gustavo R.


  • Kris E.Spaghetti and meatballs! And peanut butter thing for dessert!

    55555 by Kris E.


  • Anna J.Spaghetti with meatballs are amazeballs!

    55555 by Anna J.


  • David SteinBest spaghetti and meatball in sf.

    55555 by David Stein


  • Josh W.Spaghetti, meatballs, and a glass of wine make for divine dining. The wait is worth it, and the garlic bread? It's weaponized in all the right ways.

    55555 by Josh W.


  • Vlad JThey hipsterized Italian restaurants

    55555 by Vlad J


  • Katie Z.Basic spaghetti is delicious

    55555 by Katie Z.


  • Melon L.People talk about the spaghetti, but the meatballs are where it's at.

    55555 by Melon L.


  • Tyler B.Order up a huge plate of spaghetti and meatballs. The portions are enormous.

    55555 by Tyler B.


  • Pete P.The Orecchiette with asparagus is one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had.

    55555 by Pete P.


  • Alex Lnot a lot of vegan options but the garlic bread has oil instead of butter 😏

    55555 by Alex L


  • drew t.With 'spaghetti' in the title you know it better be good. It is.

    33333 by drew t.


  • Elisa H.Food was good, but it took an hour to arrive after we ordered it.

    22222 by Elisa H.


  • Scott H.Yum, yum, and yum. Great for families of you go early enough.

    55555 by Scott H.


  • Ives VidalThis place is perfect, the best meatballs of San Francisco (yes, include all of them)

    55555 by Ives Vidal


  • carmelo IGroovy. We like it.

    55555 by carmelo I


  • Sasha SolomonTheir jalapeño drink was surprisingly good.

    55555 by Sasha Solomon


  • Brett L.Home to the last of the rockabilly waitstaff in San Francisco. (Where did the rest of them go?)

    55555 by Brett L.


  • mariosgeeThe new location right next to B of A it's roomy and cozy.

    55555 by mariosgee


  • Kevin WSpaghetti and meatballs of course.

    55555 by Kevin W


  • Jymmi ONew location down the street at 3230 Mission St. Get the Mango Serano Michelada. Super spicy and delicious.

    55555 by Jymmi O


  • Ros d.That spaghetti with meatballs. Don't be shy about sharing!

    55555 by Ros d.


  • John D.Great little local spot. Spaghetti is delicious. The wine list is surprisingly good.

    55555 by John D.


  • Daniel KaufmanHands down best meatballs and spaghetti on the planet.

    55555 by Daniel Kaufman


  • Ricky BThe meatballs are exceptional as was the pasta. The staff are relaxed and friendly, the cocktails are the icing on the cake.

    55555 by Ricky B


  • Tye ChaitAwesome spaghetti and meatballs! One entree was large enough for two of us

    55555 by Tye Chait


  • Melanie C.I love spaghetti and this place does it right. Excellent wine pairings and a cool vibe.

    55555 by Melanie C.


  • George H.Meatball Sandwhich is dope.

    55555 by George H.


  • Anthony M.Holy shit so good

    55555 by Anthony M.


  • Rick BI was unexpectedly disappointed. A little expensive for what it was. Food was good, wine was good but left with a feeling of real let-down.

    33333 by Rick B


  • Scott S.The flat iron steak, served with dino kale and mashed potatoes, is a flat out delicious paleo meal. A pleasant surprise for a spaghetti shack.

    55555 by Scott S.


  • Ian SpiveyDon't overthink it. Get the spaghetti!

    55555 by Ian Spivey


  • Angie H.Perfect spot for a mountain of spaghetti and red wine.

    55555 by Angie H.


  • Gaurav B.Small place and could be a wait sometimes but Amazing meatballs and try out the salad as well. Everything on the menu is delicious.

    55555 by Gaurav B.


  • Sarah S.We weren’t sure if we stumbled into a dive bar or a kitschy “Italian” diner. Turns out, it’s a little bit of both. Simple but perfectly executed food + complex cocktails = a perfect, casual evening.

    55555 by Sarah S.


  • MG S.Spaghetti and meatball, obviously.

    33333 by MG S.


  • Louis B.Save some room for the off-the-menu donut+ice cream+strawberry concoction. Scrumptious.

    55555 by Louis B.


  • ken baldwinspaghetti and meatballs are great here... cool lil hipster hangout too. in the mission.

    55555 by ken baldwin


  • mariosgeeThe spaghetti and meatballs highlight the meatballs, the spaghetti and sauce eh..too basic. I do recommend trying it, mom and pop restaurant with a yuppie clientel.

    55555 by mariosgee


  • Lowell C.Spicy tequila cocktails

    55555 by Lowell C.


  • Myriam C.Try their spaghetti and meatballs ! Amazing ! to die for!

    55555 by Myriam C.


  • John L.Forget everything else. What you want is the spaghetti with meatballs. Seriously. Don't lie to yourself.

    33333 by John L.


  • alyceSpag. Balls. Nuff said

    55555 by alyce


  • Maya F.Get the 40 oz spaghetti & meatballs.

    33333 by Maya F.


  • Amir N.Gorgeous place. The food however is something they should work on. We had the spaghetti and meatballs, Olive Garden does a better job making those :(

    33333 by Amir N.


  • Alfred D.They will only seat complete parties so make sure everyone is there!

    55555 by Alfred D.


  • BrianGet the linguine!

    22222 by Brian


  • Willo O.Cute waiters + delicious wine/cocktails + mouth watering ceasar salad (share 1 between 2 people) + best spaghetti & meatballs you'll ever have in your life!

    55555 by Willo O.


  • Steven T.You can order the spaghetti and meatballs spicy!

    55555 by Steven T.


  • shalzers M.Spagghetti and Meatballz and a full bar, who could ask for me. Try the Shalzerac if you want a cocktail with a kick.

    55555 by shalzers M.


  • Abner B.Chocolate Truffle Cake with seasonal poached fruit, Mitchells vanilla ice cream and Carlos's amazing rum sauce

    55555 by Abner B.


  • Abner B.Tiger Prawn Device is delicious. It's big enough to be an entree.

    55555 by Abner B.


  • Nathan M.Screw house of prime wank, Emmys has my fave steak in SF!

    55555 by Nathan M.


  • Laurence B.Here's a tip: if you go to Emmy's and they tell you the wait is 60-90 minutes, go somewhere else. It's not worth the wait.

    22222 by Laurence B.


  • Penny Y.Go to the bar via the secret entrance near the bathroom

    55555 by Penny Y.


  • timoni w.After drinking margaritas at El Amigo for an hour while you wait, get the spaghetti with meatballs and the steak & kale, and go splitsies. The cocktails are surprisingly good.

    55555 by timoni w.


  • George H.Meatball Sandwich.

    55555 by George H.


  • ocean p.Less wait quicker seating times tend to be 5:30,7,8:40 or 10+later. There's a ton of kids at 5:30 so if that bugs you hit the bar and come later

    33333 by ocean p.


  • Jim C.Come with an empty stomach! Save tool for dessert.

    33333 by Jim C.


  • Mari S.Get the spaghetti and some extra balls.

    33333 by Mari S.


  • Hazel D.I've always wanted to try this place and it didn't disappoint. The Caesar salad was so simple, so good. The spaghetti & meatballs came out steaming hot. Loved it! Tiny place though.

    55555 by Hazel D.


  • Ben C.Order a drink (alcoholic variety) or you will be treated like a second class citizen. It's pretty sweet that you can get a 40 with your dinner though. They are a bit pricey however - $8 for a Mickey's

    33333 by Ben C.


  • Holger L.Maybe the best Cesar salad in town!

    55555 by Holger L.


  • Carl B.HIPSTER PASTA

    33333 by Carl B.


  • The Bold ItalicThe hand-drawn menu at Emmy's Spaghetti Shack is simple and satisfying.

    55555 by The Bold Italic


  • Emily P.It's impossible to go wrong with the spaghetti and meatballs.

    33333 by Emily P.


  • The Bold ItalicWine comes in glass carafes, perfectly al dente pasta comes in saucy, cheese-capped mountains.

    55555 by The Bold Italic


  • Shirley L.Spaghetti and meatballs and Caesar salad are the way to go :)

    55555 by Shirley L.


  • Jennifer W.Delicious spaghetti and meatballs!

    55555 by Jennifer W.


  • Jennifer W.Funky Art.

    55555 by Jennifer W.


  • SF Weekly M.SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST ITALIAN

    55555 by SF Weekly M.


  • Grace S.Spaghetti & meatballs + garlic bread is a must. Flatiron steak w/ egg and doughnut w vanilla ice cream, toffee and pecans is delicious!

    55555 by Grace S.


  • Elizabeth C.Go simple: spags and meatballs!

    33333 by Elizabeth C.


  • Nick L.Don't order a Caesar with dressing on the side, unless you like unchopped romaine, no cheese and no option for ground pepper.

    22222 by Nick L.


  • Sam H.Always get the meatballs with the spaghetti. Only $2 more and you can always take them home! (Otherwise, it would be 3x$4 ($12) just to buy 3 meatballs)

    33333 by Sam H.


  • Beverly K.Have the bartender make you one if her Pimm's/ ginger beer/ gin/ cucumber cocktails.

    33333 by Beverly K.


  • Annalee G.have a drink at the bar next door while you wait for your table. don't go if you're in a rush.

    33333 by Annalee G.


  • Suzanne A.Can get crowded but guess what!? They own the bar directly next door with amazing tequila drinks :)

    55555 by Suzanne A.


  • The FeastYou won't be sorry if you keep to the classic items like spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, and any of the fresh salads.

    55555 by The Feast


  • Kevin W.the flatiron steak is awesome. try once you've had the spaghetti and meatballs a few times.

    55555 by Kevin W.


  • Brad Q.Ain't nothin but an Emmy's G thang, 40's and spaghetti/meatballs, gangsta!

    55555 by Brad Q.


  • ViatorStaffOur favorite spaghetti in SF! Great garlic bread and good value menu overall. The funky decor and vibe makes for a great night out with friends.

    55555 by ViatorStaff


  • Andrew L.Spaghetti and meatballs, just don't try to eat the whole thing alone. Great mixed drinks and garlic bread as well, but get there early, or be ready to wait.

    55555 by Andrew L.


  • Lauren S.LOVE this place! First off, they serve 40s of Mickeys +1,000 bonus points! The jalapeno margerita is good, but spicy. The calamari, citrus salad, branzino, meatballs=amazing. Skip the beet risotto!

    55555 by Lauren S.


  • Rebecca M.Reminds me a little bit of the Supper / Frank / Little Frankie's family restaurants in the East Village, NYC. Food was delicious... albeit, the booth seating was a little slanty

    55555 by Rebecca M.


  • Mark S.Don't be a lame ass by using a spoon when eating the spaghetti and meatballs. Just roll it up on your fork like a true Italian!

    33333 by Mark S.


  • Brandi D.Spaghetti is great but it's enough to feed a family of four.

    55555 by Brandi D.


  • James Y.Try to get here early. Usually gets crowded pretty quickly on weekend nights.

    55555 by James Y.


  • Kemp M.Eat some spaghetti

    22222 by Kemp M.


  • Cat S.try the (sophisticated) gin and juice. It's tasty, girly-drink goodness.

    55555 by Cat S.


  • Drew B.Drink a Forty and eat spaghetti and meatballs

    33333 by Drew B.


  • Andrew H.Get the spaghetti and meatballs on the first trip. But the next time you go, get the fish.

    33333 by Andrew H.


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