Osteria Cucina Toscana
We have been to Osteria on numerous occasions and like it very much. The food has gotten better and better over the years. This time, however, the service was very very slow. Never had that experience in the past, so it was probably a fluke. Overall, I would recommend Osteria. Great food, friendly service. Generally ontime for reservations.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
nothing fancy--just GREAT
Osteria has been around for over 20 years and is consistently excellent for the price. Not fancy, no real view but after probably 40+ visits never disappointed or had anything but great food, great service. Best its the type of "homey" place that you end up talking to the total strngers at the next table and have a wonderful evening.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Italian Food
This restaurant is a neighborhood restaurant for adults who like excellent food and who appreciate solid service and a friendly environment. They have a great variety of Italian food choices and a strong wine list. We always walk out of this place happier than when we walked in.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not a high-income person so I eat at this type of restaurant only for special occasions, in this case a combined family birthday and anniversary celebration. The food was excellent, though the desserts are a bit pricy compared to the other food. The service was good and friendly. We had a late reservation and they didn't (even subtly) pressure us to leave after the restaurant closed. We appreciated there were gluten-free options for the pasta dishes, given one member of my family has a gluten-free diet.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd go again
Everything was good and I would go again; but nothing sent us to delirium
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
this restaurant is always consistant both in its excellent food, and wonderful service.
we have always had a wonderful experience and return time and time again.
we recomend it to others who want a comfortable place to meet and eat, reasonably priced food, good wine list and the best gnocchi anywhere.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The pasta and veal dishes are extraordinary. We find Osteria to be consistently excellent. Dining there is a real treat.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good SF Italian food
Went as a recommendation for good food and music. That night was the Acoustic Bistro Show, which featured 3 local artists. Food was very good, the Calamari Steak was the best I've ever had. Good wine selection, prices were average to high. Our bill for two people came to about 100.00. The music was excellent, 3 very different singer, guitar players. Keyan Keihani was the standout, a future superstar in the making. Overall, very enjoyable, great food, great music. One small negative was the food server, not very attentive, seemed like the service was sub par. The hostess and rest of staff was great though.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have lived in the neighborhood for years and have only frequented this "gem" for about three years. The service is extremely friendly, the ambiance casual yet with a touch of class and the food always good.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We made a reservation due to proximity to an event and it was open Sunday night. We were seated right away and the place is well appointed and comfortable. Began with bruschetta. Tomatoes had been sitting too long in vinaigrette; sour and tough. I had tomato gnocchi, we shared calamari, and my husband had the shrimp pasta special. I thought the gnocchi were very good, delicate - not gluey, with a simple light and tasty sauce. I liked the calamari too though the portion seemed small. I did not taste the pasta but my husband was underwhelmed. The waiter attending us was excellent. The timing of the food was great. I am not sure if we ordered wrong or if it was Sunday night but, though the food was good, I expected more.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Inhaled the light and fragrant linguine with clams while coveting my mother's veal scaloppini....excellent service and food.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been coming here for 30+ years and it never fails to please us. Delicious food always beautiful plated, great service, lovely room.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been dining at this restaurant for many years, when it was on Chestnut and called Le pergola . Warm, friendly, great food!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here before an event at the JCC (and were running late). Wonderful food, warm and friendly service. They were very speedy with our
order and food without making us feel rushed. Came back for dessert after the event! A cozy and delicious night!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot. Everything
Great neighborhood spot. Everything as expected: quality food, stellar service, sat us right on time, etc. I love places like Osteria. Zero pretense. Classic movie theater across the street (The Vogue), so it makes for an ideal date night. Looking forward to our next visit.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
always a pleasure..
Love this restaurant and always have. The hostess/manager/owner could not have been friendlier and more accomodating on the phone. We received a reservation for 5 at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Fresh salads, fresh delicious salmon entree and consistently the best cappelini pomodoro in town. I hope this restaurant lives forever. A restaurant surviving this long deserves its success.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Neighborhood Italian Restauran
We frequent this restaurant once or twice a month and always enjoy it. It is a very reasonably priced and has a nice traditional Italian menu.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
If they only had a bar...we'd
If they only had a bar...we'd eat here much more often. The food is always good, the staff is very nice and they have a nice wine list. Trouble is, I like a martini before dinner!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Osteria, a gem
the Osteria is a neighborhood gem in the Presidio/Pacific heights neighborhood.
the main menu is filled with delicious homemade dishes and the specials are just that, special.
Let the waiter guide your pallet when you dine there, the wait staff know their food and wines..
always a joy...
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relaxed atmosphere with great
Relaxed atmosphere with great service and food. Reasonable prices. Love this place!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM