Kuleto’s embodies the vintage charm and refined class of historic San Francisco. Lavish marble floors and cathedral-like vaulted ceilings greet diners and immediately plunge them into an atmosphere of sublime sophistication. A 40-foot-long carved wood bar is a highlight, transported from the Palace Hotel and steeped in a history that precedes the 1906 earthquake. While the atmosphere is almost regal in its ostentation, Kuleto’s Northern Italian-inspired menu embodies the satisfaction of a home-cooked meal, albeit with masterful execution. Kuleto’s is an exercise in true sensual gratification, an immensely pleasurable feast for the eyes and the taste buds.
I liked the wine selection, the feeling of just enough formality but not too much. Our dinners were perfect. It was busy, but we could still talk to each other in a normal voice.
Three girlfriends went to SF for shopping and enjoyed a 2 hour lunch with excellent service, excellent dirty martini's and superior food. We were not rushed and allowed to sit back and enjoy.
Very quaint restaurant with a personal feel for it. Make sure to make a reservation, they are usually very busy. Food was a good size portion and the desserts were amazing.