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Since 1991 Cesario’s has been serving fine Northern Italian and comfort food. We have an extensive global wine list. We are located close to the theater district and Union Square.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Italian, Seafood, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 4:00pm, Friday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a selected menu for all occasions. Please contact us for more information.
2 parking garages within 1/2 a block of the restaurant. 500 Mason and 660 Sutter garages.
1 block from the Powell/Sutter Cable Car stop. #2 & #3 Muni Bus Stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Available to book entire restaurant for private dining. Available for up to 50 people.
Private Party Contact:
Alex: (415) 624-9142
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Private Room, Wine
Cesario's Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I have been to Italy many times. Cesario's reminded us so much of restaurants we've enjoyed in Milan and Florence. The atmosphere, the food - even the owner - authentic! We both ordered the salmon with white wine and capers, served with risotto and sauteed spinach: excellent! For dessert, my husband had a wonderful Tiramisu, and I had creme brulee'...Yes, it's a well-known French dessert: but it, too, was absolutely delicious! So, if you're looking for an authentic European dining experience (as opposed to one the many "ethnic-inspired-cooking-show-eateries" that are sweeping the nation) - then do visit Cesario's. Real Italian, right in San Fransisco.
This resturant is conveniently located close to Union Square, and that is where we are usually staying. It's nice to be able to walk and not have to find parking or pay for Uber. The food and service are excellent, but it is quite pricey for our family of five. Regardless of the price we will be back!!
We were 10 minutes late which I understand, but first they denied I had a reservation, until I pulled it up on my phone. Then they did not seem to know what to do until they finally offered us a table that seemed to include two other guests who were already sitting at the table. It was clear they had given my table away and said we would have to wait even though the restaurant was not very full. So we left and found another restaurant that would appreciate our business. I will never return.
Although I've eaten lunch here several times, this was the first time I had dinner here. The lobster ravioli were still excellent; I ordered seafood risotto which had lots of seafood in it but the rice was not as creamy as I would have liked - a little dry. Usually their canolli are great but I found the shells a bit had this time (they don't make their own). I will always go back though as it is right next to Marines' Memorial so is very convenient for programs there. There are only about a dozen table in the restaurant so make sure you make reservations or you will have a long wait!
I've eaten here several times. The food is always authentic and the staff always friendly and helpful. It's a small restaurant in San Francisco, which means they have to turn around tables and fit in as many as possible, so it's a little tight spacially and sometimes you may have to wait even if you make a reservation. All in all, this is not a restaurant for uptight foodies, it's for people who like a lively atmosphere, authentic Italian quality food, and not caring about the small stuff.
Hey thank you Cesario's. We returned to your restaurant twice during our holiday in San Francisco and had great meals both times. We had been to Cesario's on a previous trip a couple of years ago and found the service, atmosphere and food to be as good the second and third times around! We will be back again. Thank you. Regards, Ally and Mike
Actually dined here twice during 5 days in SF. The first time because it was late (9:50 pm) on Wednesday night and we could see it from the hotel door. Restaurant closes @ 10:00 pm. We were jovially greeted and assured of no problem with late arrival. Food and wine were first rate, service was amiable and efficient. So we came back three days later and als had a very nice meal.
What a lovely downtown restaurant. Staff was attentive and food was freshly prepared and very good. A problem with my entrée (which might have been my fault) was rectified swiftly and with a smile and lots of concern. We enjoyed a very lovely meal before heading to the Hotel Rex for a cabaret show.
We had a 6:30 p.m. weeknight reservation and were glad we did. The place was almost full when we arrived. It's small -- seats about 50. Terrific pear salad on the menu and we both had a special: lamb shank provencal, quite good. We could see that all portions are large. Reasonable wine list. The kitchen is somewhat open to the dining room and some sound carries, but it wasn't a negative for us. Well run by the maitre'd and the service was warm and professional.
Over priced, below average food that was served on a cold plate meaning it cooled very quickly. I was also sat next to an open window that accelerated the cooling of the food. I was about to be sitted on a corner table (I had booked) when another server told a blatant lie to seat a couple there, who hadn't booked, not very impressive.
The only positive would be that the servers were very attentive.
I wouldn't go back personally, even the Cheesecake Factory would be a better option than this !
Good Italian food. The tables were a little small and too close together. I am glad that no one was seated next to us. we picked a couple of favorites for dinner ( Veal Saltimbocca and Veal Marsala) we were not disappointed in either case. Our server was friendly and attentive, assisting with the menu choices.
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