Casa Orinda

4.8
1617 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1617 people are saying
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vipKeithB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Casa, great food, friendly staff and a cozy environment. Dinner at the Bar is great for you and a Buddy, dinner by the Fire great for a date night!

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KurtS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Casa Orinda has been a favorite of both myself and my Dad for years.....and it continues to stay that way!

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LarryP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The valet parking, service, menu choices and quality of food was beyond our expectations. Casa Orinda is now on our list of favorite restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for over 50 years. As good as ever!
Thank you to the friendly, hard working staff, from the valets, to the kitchen staff, to the servers. We’ll done!

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DeeDee
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Kind of a throw back restaurant with a cowboy flair. Steeped in history so ask your server for the back story.

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vipSunnySandy
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with the location of our table and the service provided to us. Everyone enjoyed their dinner selections. We'll return!

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vipKathyK
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are amazing. Gene, the waiter with the bow tie, delivers white glove service!

Thanks, Casa, for another great dinner and evening!

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vipLucas
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The enchilada specials are amazing

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vipAntoniaD
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very LOUD, hard to hear dinner companion. Generous portions. Salad was just limp/old lettuce and carrot? Place feels VERY dated.

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RockyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Orinda is one of my top two most favorite restaurants. If you like comfort food and a wide variety I have not found a better restaurant in the world and I have pretty much been everywhere in the world.

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vipLucas
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna is to die for

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vipJaimeinSF
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I hadn’t been there, Since we moved away from Orinda which was over 20 years ago. Why we haven’t been back we don’t know since we only live a couple towns over in Alamo California. Everything is amazing as it was back then. We will be back more often. Everything was just excellent

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KenC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime your looking for a guaranteed good meal, this is the place. Our 4th visit here (about an hour drive from home) and each time has been outstanding. Each item from the soup to the entrée has been great. Lot's of locals so you know you're in the right place.

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AnneJwl
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fun evening - Casa Orinda never disappoints!

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MauriceM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Casa Orinda for years and have NEVER been disappointed

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vipLucas
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the steaks!

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JeanneR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been there for some time due to the Covid-19. The food was as good as we remembered it. Had a very friendly waiter.

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Angel
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Casa Orinda is becoming our new favorite restaurant. Thank you for the great experience and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend. Food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food and service were amazing. Ambiance could use some sprucing up but it wasn’t a big deal to us! Calamari appetizer was delicious and more than enough to share for my wife and I. The prime rib was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Sliced so big I ate it again the next two nights for dinner.

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JoanW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken is absolutely fabulous ! Nice ambience with fire place

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vipCookie
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped for dinner after long day of travel. Service excellent and dinner delicious.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A local institution that I hope will never change. Great food, the best bartenders around, and terrific atmospher.

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BarbaraH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casa Orinda is old school and I love it. Competent servers, (our server was terrfic) reliable, unfussy food, full bar and a cozy setting.

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vipnone
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. Have been going to the Casa for 45 years!

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vipLucas
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas!

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BrianS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server completely ignored us, after we requested separate checks at the very beginning of our visit. We waited 20 minutes and then asked the hostess to help us. She was understanding and provided us with another server. Will still go back, the food is great!

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viplindaq
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Their food never disappoints. No matter how full it is, they do a great job handling crowds. We never have to wait for our meals.

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LeonardH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little loud for conversation and back room had poor acoustics.

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MarkF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipAde11
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Meal and staff!!

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vipBurgerMan
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Casa Orinda. It’s fantastic to see this classic restaurant thriving.

Tonight I had the fillet of sole which was a special. Perfectly cooked snd very tasty. My dining companion had the capon dore. It was another Casa Orinda classic. Perfectly seasoned and sautéed to perfection.

Delicious food snd fast friendly service!

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VirginiaL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff is very professional and the food is amazing!

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Boomer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Casa Orinda for 45 years. You cannot beat the quality and the value of their food. The bar as always provided a nice strong drink.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food excellent service.

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CHERISEM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place great food customer service is great. Lots of things to look at while you are waiting for your meal. The bar area is pleasant area to eat at also. Portion are nice and the restaurant is clean. The steak is so tender with bursting of flavor veggies are cook well with a bit of crunch o them.

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vipRichw
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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PaulN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful and delicious old school restaurant. It was crowded and the waitstaff was pushing hard, but everything was near perfect. Beef pricing was too high ($52) but other dishes were well priced.

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LauraH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I hadn’t been to Casa Orinda in years so wasn’t sure what to expect this time. What a pleasant surprise! Food was delicious - I got the braised short ribs over polenta and my guest got the chicken parmigiana. Service was terrific and the restaurant was bustling with patrons. Now that I’ve been reminded how wonderful this restaurant is, I’ll definitely go back soon.

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vipScotty
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As usual, the fried chicken at Casa Orinda was excellent. Our waiter was spread thin but he was always there when we needed or wanted him. It was nice to see them busy. So glad they weathered the pandemic.

FAQs

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

Casa Orinda is rated 4.8 stars by 1617 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.