Il Pollaio

Argentinian, Italian
$ $
555 Columbus Ave (Union)
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-7727



  • Ruggero Gadaldi, chef of Beretta, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Whole chicken.
  • The chicken is fabulous... Never dry!
  • If you don't like this food, there's something wrong with you.
  • Hands down! The best char-broiled chicken with the best fries! Fries feel like homemade and the chicke is cooked to perfection! A must-eat if you are in the area!
  • If you want to go all out, order the half rabbit. Delicious.
  • Yummy food love the chicken and the boiled potato with parsly good food with good price
  • Order the roast chicken! Really tasty and ask for hot sauce, which is Peruvian-like by the way. The waitress was very kind and nice
  • The chicken is perfect but the hamburger is incredible!
  • Half roasted chicken ($10). with taut, bronze skin flecked with charred bits and herbs from the marinade, and moist meat with a faint citrus flavor only enhanced with a squeeze of fresh lemon
  • Great roast chicken and a hard working staff.
  • Felt nothing but happiness after this the chicken was grilled to perfection, the potatoes tasted amazing, and the lemon added a great flavor to the whole thing. The staff were nice and friendly :)
  • Simple Chicken place surprisingly tasty for chicken
  • Chicken and fries
  • Half chicken and marinated eggplant. Combination salad is also a good side option
  • Try the Chargrilled Chicken - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Try the Italian Sausages - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Try the Rib Eye Steak With French Fries - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Don't be afraid to try the grilled Rabbit. Served with a large salad and steamed potatoes. This place has been in North Beach for years and its no wonder why.
  • Get the almond torte. It's amazing.
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2012 Winner Editorial Pick Best No-Frills DinnerBay Area chefs are renowned for their creativity and innovation, but sometimes we crave simplicity and freshness

Nearby places

423 Columbus Ave (at Vallejo St)
503 Columbus Ave (at Stockton)
601 Vallejo St (at Grant Ave)