flour + water

Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
$ $ $
2401 Harrison St (at 20th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 826-7000
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 12:00am
5:30pm - 12:00am
5:30pm - 11:00pm

Although this San Francisco restaurant claims to specialize in house-made pastas, their pizza is formidable. Baked in a wood-fired oven, the thin-crust pizza at Flour + Water blends Old World tradition with modern refinement, according to chef and co-owner Thomas McNaughton. Pizza toppings vary depending on what’s in season, making dining experiences unique, but Flour + Water’s textbook Margherita is amazing. Heirloom tomatoes, basil, fior di latte, and extra-virgin olive oil… if only the simplicity implied by the restaurant’s name could be duplicated in restaurants across America.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015





  • Since it opened, F+W has been making waves with its sophisticated pizzas and pasta, but even more impressive is that it's lived up to the hype. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Line up outside the door like a schmuck before 5:30pm in an attempt to get a table.
  • Always ask (very nicely) for the half order of pasta. No matter how busy they are, the chef tends to allow it. That way, you can get a wider variety of amazing pasta.
  • all you need is the margherita pizza (jon is making history)
  • Artisan Neapolitan pizzas here are the headliner to some, but intellectuals know the antipasti, pastas and secondi here are the real brain food. - Inspector
  • Authentic and beautiful Neapolitan pies are made with the freshest ingredients in a young, modern space. The pizza man is a former law student, and good friend of mine, who left it all to concentrate
  • While it may sound odd, put an egg on your pizza. I'm a convert
  • Pasta. Pasta. Pasta. This place is unreal. Trust your waiter, get pasta.
  • fresh pasta, but rotates too frequently for a specific recco, super good. lost by the italian wine list? ask and specify a price range, they're super helpful and gracious
  • They let you do half-size orders of the pasta! Take advantage of this to try a bunch of different pastas.
  • Always get a fresh egg on your pizza. It doesnt matter which pizza, the egg makes the pizza experience. - Seth
  • An herbed fettuccine swirled with brothy chanterelles was the most stunning, though a two-pocketed ravioli (half corn pure, half braised oxtail) was a conceptual rival.
  • Try the Pork Shoulder Agnoltti Dal Pin
  • incredible homemade pastas
  • Well, Im sure it takes more than flour and water to make the Borgias-worthy meals they make here!
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST NEW RESTAURANT
  • Great pizzas and serious pastas at this Mission District destination. Get a reservation or show up early.
  • Line sucks.
  • 7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the whole wheat pasta with hen and liver is delicious. Yum!
  • Try the Squid with smoked pork belly.

Nearby places

3010 20th St (at Florida St)
2790 Harrison St (at 24th St)
620 Treat Ave (at 19th St)