Casa Orinda

4.6
1381 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Casa Orinda has been serving the finest Western and Italian food in the area for the past 84 years. We are famous for our fried chicken, prime beef, and classic Italian pasta, chicken, and veal dishes -- everything being made from scratch in our kitchen using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

Our full service mahogany bar is a popular stop for locals and visitors looking for a nice refreshment and a hearty meal in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. We have three dining rooms, each with a slightly different character afforded by our hand-formed brass hearth fireplace, Western original art collection, famous antique gun collection, and alluring floral arrangements.
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Foodlover123
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fried chicken and chocolate cream pie! Valet parking is very appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was my husbands birthday. We loved the Fried Chicken. We came with kids and they put us in a total separate dining room which was great.

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vipRobin
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's an institution. They don't try to be "hip", they don't change the menu or the furnishings. Just good people and good food!

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vipTheresaA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Orinda has taken special care to provide a safe dining experience (Covid19). I was so impressed with their health measures, while also keeping the friendly service that is the hallmark of their success. Well done, we will be back!

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TeresaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb friendly and romantic atmosphere with outstanding food and cocktails! the service is absolutely the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and the experience was very pleasant. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming especially our server Marty!

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Can not believe your restaurant ( according to our waiter ) does not have authentic Tobasco sauce for your clam chowder. Although I personally like chulula sauce. But only for eggs and Mexican food. We ate at your restaurant Friday, Nov 6, 2020

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CarolynB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like “Cheers” but with food. It’s great to be recognized and remembered. Comfort food that is all homemade. Love the fact that even the whipped cream on desserts is made with a whisk! Who does that nowadays? Amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with Covid challenges, Casa Orinda was in good spirit, dinner was tasty! We enjoyed eating outdoors.

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RJ12
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The kitchen (and bar) haven't lost a step in these trying times.

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TomM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was wonderful to be back at one of our favorite restaurants. Food was a good as we remembered. We will be back.

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elenat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Orinda never disappoints.
We sat outside and had the Special Seafood Linguini.
And the Chicken Marsala!!!
Our hostess, server and Valet were all excellent.
I used to work there over 30 year as ago..Salad girl was my title. I also worked with Jairo, and the sweet lovely lady that worked at lunchtime. I can't remember her name, sorry, it started with an L. Leola?? I also worked with Pon. Hi Charlotte, Hi John. Sorry we missed you. Love you guys. Elena Tyrrell (Menge)

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TeresaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing and welcoming atmosphere with extraordinary cocktails and wonderful food, matched by excellent service always.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place with great food and wonderful nostalgia.
The whole family loves the Casa. Food was delicious. The prime rib is the best. Margaritas as well were fabulous.

CJ
vipChooseJoy
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific service! As always, the food was delicious; especially the Petrale Sole Almondine...

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amyg
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best fried chicken around...pasta dishes are beyond good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my friend’s birthday and she wanted fried chicken. I remembered that you have really good fried chicken.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Came for Prime Rib advertised, didn’t have it. So I chose NY steak, they were out.

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TeresaC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere and welcoming staff throughout, amazing food and the bar drinks are superb, so nice to be able to dine inside again!!

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vipruthie
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not underestimate the tent in the pkng lot . We had a great meal but then we are prejudiced - coming here for years -LOVE it

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled that Casa opened for inside dining...An excellent dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great!!!

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ChrisE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Have been to Casa Orinda many times. The food never disappoints. One issue this visit: Sat down at 545 to have dinner before a seven o'clock show at the Orinda Theater.
Promptly were served drinks and placed our dinner order.
Salad came right away. 30 minutes later I told our waiter we had to get going. He advised that our dinners would be "right out."
The dinners showed up ten minutes later, about 40 minutes after we ordered.
Strangely, the table adjacent to us sat down right after we did, yet they were done eating before we got our dinners. And they ordered the same dinners we did.
So, if you have any time concerns whatsoever, tell the hostess and the waiter.
Otherwise it was great!

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WaltM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can you say about a place that you have been going to for 50 years. This place is home and the food is ALWAYS first class. Everyone from the Parking Attendants at the front door to the Bus Boys who clean your used plates off the table treat you with respect and care!

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vipMichaelM
London
70 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great birthday dinner at Casa. So good so kind. Love spending my evenings at your restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time! The hostess was lovely!

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ToddB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a Birthday dinner there for our 89yr old father who loves this place. The service was terrific and was very patient as it took our father some time to digest the menu and they made his cocktail just as he likes it. The food was great and the place was only a little noisy as the room was pretty much full. we always enjoy coming there.

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Charlie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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JerryC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had reservations at 6 PM and they were packed. When offered we elected to be seated upstairs which is decidedly less ambience but nice a quiet. I may always ask to be upstairs. Service was the usual. Wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I took my Mother in law here for her. day dinner. I live in Sacramento and she lives in Walnut Creek. I used this app to look for Prime rib places as that is her favorite and came across this place. I made reservations for 5pm and thank goodness I did! By 6pm the place was packed and full. She ordered the prime rib and I has the fried chicken and my hubby has the chicken parmesan. OMG THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND HUGE PORTIONS! The service was great and fast. The restaurant inside is dimly lit so it takes a minute for your eyes to adjust. Drinks from the bar where good and strong. Make your RESERVATION Today!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband love coming to Casa Orinda, so do I!

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GypsyLouise
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I’ve eaten here a lot, over the years. It’s really good chicken—which is pretty much all I’ve ever ordered. However, this time the chicken wasn’t hot, not even warm and that was a bit of a disappointment for me. Our biscuits were also a bit underwhelming and the honey was slow to flow... as in no go. Sure. I could have asked waiter to attend to our needs but I just wasn’t up to the complaint. I decided, instead to put it here. I’ll give it another go.

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vipMichaelM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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LizOB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Casa Orinda! It’s old country charm is perfect for small or large groups. The service is wonderful and the food is always delicious. Highly recommend!

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vipKathyK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Gene is the best server in the business!!!!

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SidneyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic as always. Casa Orinda is one of my favorite restaurants.
Thank you,
A Very Satisfied customer.

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ShiraL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was not nearly as good as the last time we ate there. The prices were higher and di pd not include a salad.

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vipMarty
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun old established restaurant in Orinda

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cdlovessweets
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and friendly service. This restaurant is good for a nice dinner out. It's try loud and always has been. Not suggested for families with young children. Lovely dining room with an old world feel.

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BobS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great fried chicken....famous for it! Always delicious...ambience is basic....noise level high....

FAQs

Casa Orinda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 254-2981.

Casa Orinda is rated 4.6 stars by 1381 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.