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Penny Roma, by co-chefs Ryan Pollnow and Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water Hospitality Group, brings the simplicity and conviviality of traditional Italian dining to San Francisco’s Mission District.

The heart of Penny Roma’s menu is pasta, inspired by tried and true classics from all over Italy. Rotating selections of fish crudi, vegetable-driven antipasti and contorni, and wood-fired secondi are also prominently featured, using seasonal ingredients sourced from our favorite local farms and purveyors, capturing the beauty and bounty of the Bay Area’s offerings.

FWHG Beverage Director Samuel Bogue has created an eccentric yet unpretentious and approachable wine list balancing classic and natural wines from Italy, California and unique growing regions from around the world.

Penny Roma showcases an inviting dining room and indoor/outdoor courtyard with a truly Californian vibe, with dimly lit lights, a large open kitchen and a backdrop of whole-album playlists. We want to throw a dinner party every night and invite you to come share a meal and feel welcome in our space.


Reservations can be made up to 28 days in advance via Resy. We kindly decline reservation requests via phone or email.


Walk-ins are accepted and encouraged! The adjoining Pasta Shop space is available each night for walk-in diners, and we start taking names for our waitlist upon opening our doors at 5:30pm.  If we are on a wait when you arrive, please join our friends at Trick Dog next door for a cocktail (spirit-forward or non-alcoholic) while you wait. We will gladly text you when your spot is ready.

We can host parties of up to 10 at our Party Table located inside the adjoining Flour + Water Pasta Shop. We require participation in our Dinner Party Menu and offer two seatings per night. Reservations for this table can only be made through our Resy page. 

Book your Penny Roma reservation on Resy



Our stand-alone private dining room, The Upstairs, is available seven days a week for parties of up 32 seated guests. Parties are required to participate in a $125 per person chef’s choice tasting menu that touches on each section of our menu from the restaurant.

Standing receptions are also available for a more casual experience in the Upstairs, with a capacity of 45 guests. Inquire further for specifics on the two standing reception menu packages we currently offer.


Penny Roma was designed with full restaurant buyouts in mind, featuring an airy courtyard space that is attached to our dining room. We can accommodate 60 guests for a seated dinner and up to 80 guests for a standing reception. Our team will work with you to craft a personalized menu, timeline & more.




We plan to release tickets for our 2024 public pasta classes in December 2023. Guests on our mailing list will receive the ticket link first.

Private pasta classes depend on chef and private dining room availability – inquire further for pricing and scheduling.



Feast of Seven Fishes – December 24th, 2023

Join us for a Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes, a tradition born in Italy to celebrate the end of advent season with a grand meal. Click here to learn more and book your table.

New Year’s Eve – December 31st, 2023

NYE at Penny Roma is guaranteed to be an evening to remember, filled with sparkling wine toasts at every corner and a celebratory family-style set menu served alongside. Reserve your table here.