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Penny Roma is the newest culinary creation by co-chefs Ryan Pollnow and Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water Hospitality Group, bringing 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 Wine 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! We hold a portion of our tables each night for walk-in diners, and start taking names for our waitlist at 5:30pm.  If we are on a wait when you arrive, please join us in our adjoining Flour+Water Pasta Shop for a glass of wine while you wait. We will gladly text you when your table is ready.

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.



Public pasta classes will be listed on our Tock page and announced first to our mailing list.

Private pasta classes depend on chef and private dining room availability.

Inquire further for pricing and scheduling.