Casa Orinda

4.8
1579 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 1579 people are saying
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vipRichw
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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PaulN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
74 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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MondayNight
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!!!

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Hank
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner with four guests. All different entrees, all equally outstanding. Service was excellent. We were rushed for time and the server made sure we were accommodated and made it out in plenty of time. Looking forward to returning when not rushed to REALLY enjoy the restaurant.

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vipChristineR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy environment with great comfort food!

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Vernie
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a nice meal at Casa Orinda! Our waiter who has served us before is kind and excellent about checking back on any needs we have! Food is always delicious and the portions are nice and large- enough to have to bring home for another meal!! Love this “time warp” known as Casa Orinda!

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MichaelM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service tonight. Food was excellent. Fried Chicken, Sole Almondine. Chicken wings, Caesar salad.

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Fungjones
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian in an incongruous Wild West setting. Lots of older people eat here, which makes sense, because the menu is right out of the 1950s, the 1950s done right. The room with the fireplace is best.

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vipRMFisher
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best and most consistent high quality comfort food in San Francisco's East Bay. Wonderful.

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vipTimH
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Casa. Old school vibe, great bar (albeit, bartender Cynthia is the only one that does not shake bourbon), delicious entrées which include specials which are changed often. My only complaint is that they have drastically raised prices – probably to compensate for covid closure. But it can be pricey for a family.

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StevenH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful old fashioned place with outstanding prime rib and large menu. Food is excellent.

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viptutu
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at Casa Orinda!! Food, service, everything was fantastic!

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DeborahW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have happily relied on the Casa for years for relaxed atmosphere and excellent fried chicken. Service as always was lovely and professional, and the martinis well mixed. Thank you, C.O.

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vipAnitaZ
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening felt safe from the moment we entered when our Covid vaccination was confirmed. Service excellent and as usual every course was delicious. The special fried chicken was awesome as was the rack of lamb. The special BLT wedge salad was great
Nice bday dessert with a candle.

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vipJrst
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Casa Orinda is one of our favorite casual places to eat. Great Italian food, good service, comfortable, iconic place. Valet parking included

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ChristopherM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service and great food it was just a bit to noisy for me other than that a great experience.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Great food and wonderful service. A real gem.

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Grammy06
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Asked for private table on open table but hostess was going to seat us near bar- too noisy..so then took us to private type room- much better. I thought they would have reserved a private table already as I noted it was our anniversary. Glad we ended up where we did. Nice and quiet. Friendly waitress and server. Great food! Very generous with the prime rib cut, which we had to take home !

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bwaks
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best Buffalo wings ever superb Famous Fried chicken, cheese burger and Prime rib

old school done right

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Jane
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in town and back at the Casa after a long time away...Great food, fantastic service...always good

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JenniferA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yum. Best fried chicken anywhere.
Hard not to order the prime rib instead.
Reminds me of the places my parents took me to when I was young.
Love this place. Need to go more often

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vipElle44
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Back here again
really enjoyed the Chicken Marsala
had for the first time
with rice and mushrooms Marsala wine
A Winner.....
have with white wine and Enjoy

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vipnick
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great service. Good specials on the menu. Well made cocktails

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RossT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to have the pork chop back. Yummy Waitress was fab.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and fun atmosphere. Minestrone soup is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Was awesome good

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LeslieD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner and server were outstanding. We really enjoyed our dining experience.

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WilliamD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The real only problem was THEY didn't my reservation for 6pm last night from OpenTable, of course blaming OpenTable is easier than blaming a software problem on their end. Great dinner Great Service but should have bread pudding on their dessert list with ALL those other decadent desserts right??? Ended walking to Loard's to get a scoop of ice cream, near by...valet parking was excellent as well...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night!

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vipMichaelM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a crowdnlleas

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CheriseS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Customer service was wonderful atmosphere was Was wonderful.

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vipLydiaG
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends for a Saturday night out. Food was delicious and so were the cocktails. Serve awesome. Thank you.

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vipTahoeLocal
Central Coast
87 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Casa is solid… steady… reliable… it hasn’t disappointed once in the many decades I’ve been enjoying it. A definite “go to” choice!

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vipAllenH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipnick
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go with the daily fresh salads and desserts. Any veal dish

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MoragaLHM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great traditional old time restaurant. Table was ready as reserved. Menu rarely changes. I like the giant slice of ham and eggs. I saw a lot of Fried Chicken and Prime Rib.
The Fireplace room is the place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

filet mignon - mmmm good!

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 1579 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.