Cesario's

4.6
915 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJosephA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day. Great good. Ample portions. Wide selection of food. Quiet efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Server was very nice. Food was really mediocre. We were very surprised given level of reviews. Only reason we don’t give higher for service is 30 min wait for our reservation and then trying to turn our table

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was wonderful. Had the chicken piccata and squash ravioli and was very flavorful. We have been to this restaurant on several occasions with a reservation and they have always been very good about seating my family shortly after the reservation time except today. We were a bit disappointed with the over an hour wait pass our reservation time and the food delay.

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vipGreg
Seattle
153 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great quaint neighborhood corner restaurant except it is in SF near USquare. Excellent service, extreme value and made food upon request off menu. A great cannot miss place

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KaySG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Stick to the Italian menu -- the salads were disappointing, as was the ministrone.

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Aptbroker1
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My first time at Cesario's, and I was super impressed! The beef strogonoff was the best I have ever eaten (and I have tried many versions, homemade and resto)! The mixed salad was wonderful as well. The atmosphere is really wonderful, homey and exotic at the same time. The owner and my waitron were both attentive and friendly. Overall, I was happy and satisfied by my meal. I can't wait to bring my wife with me the next time in San Franciso!

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lisaakio
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome customer service. Sweet people working there. Make a reservation bc the place is crowded. The food was amazing and quick

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KathyS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 2 amazing dinners here during our week long vacation in San Francisco. Super close to our hotel, charming locale, delicious food. Portions were generous and everything tasted delicious. Both nights we started with caprese salad- pure freshness! Just the right amount of basil and balsamic!
The 2nd visit I had minestrone and a chicken Caesar. Both were delicious. Soup was hot and veggie filled. Salad had lots of chicken and just the right amount of dressing. We finished off dinner with a fabulous fruit dessert- with a fancy name I can’t remember!

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vipAnnie
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good neighborhood find. Food OK, portions large. Place was cramped and very dated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was terrific food and service.

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TomM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Cozy, locals favorite.

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FEFS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bolognese, ravioli, parmesan, and desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and the ambiance were great. The servers were very friendly and accomodating. The only drawback is that the food takes too long to come out. Overall, the restaurant is cozy.

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RobinK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful paella! Service was outstanding. We had a person in a wheelchair plus a baby in our party and the staff made accommodations in their small space. We had a great evening.

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EricaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Arrived at 7:45 for an 8:00 reservation. Had to wait until around 8:30 for a table. Service was fast and friendly and food was spectacular. You can get food this good for 3x the price in the city so I was very happy with our bill. I left my debit card and the restaurant returned it the next day. Thank you.

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Bette
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming "old Italy" place. The staff was very welcoming...great location! The food was delicious....one of our friends who was with us had the ravioli and said it was the best he had ever had in his life!! We had a great table, great service!! I had the vongole and had at least 2 doz clams...delicious!!

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vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
210 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Started with the Pear Salad (good), then the Truffle Gnocchi(outstanding), then the Tuscan Chicken(very good), finished with the Tiramisu (tasty)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
210 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised, have gone the the theater next door many times and this place was always crowded pre-theater. Finally got to try Cesarios as my after Burke Williams Spa Day eatery (Puccini&Pinetti) has closed. Had the Lobster Ravioli, Steamed Clams & Mussels, the Garlic Parmesan bread and the Limoncello cake. Have found a new after spa dining place. service was great, COVID-19 was followed. I will be back.

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ShenitaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant has the best Italian food in the Bay Area. We were a large party of 13 and everyone enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be returning here again when we visit San Francisco. I give Cesario’s a 5 star rating!!

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Sonomamaestro
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Paella and salmon piccata both wonderful and generous. Service was outstanding. COVID cleaning very evident, however it was a little crowded and tables not spaced far enough apart for my taste. We would definitely go back.

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vipJohnM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Eve, was very attentive. She recommended the perfect entrees for us. Loved the Cesar Salad!!

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vipSeafood
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best veal parmigiana in many years! Wonderful meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorites- always good service and great food. Small authentic Italian restaurant- worth visiting.

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Chuko
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time enjoying good company in a fun environment with delicious food. The staff was very good too. We look forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 10 year reunion with my 2 best friends from high school. We ate here for our last night in San Francisco! The food was out of this world! We had many glasses of wine, a four course meal, & never felt rushed once! This was during covid & we all felt very comfortable with the space between the tables. Everything was very clean and the waitress was phenomenal. We were even able to take 2 wine bottles back to our hotel. 100% recommend Cesario’s as a small family authentic Italian cuisine!

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LucyG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had to wait almost 20 minutes for a table even though we had a reservation at 8pm and there were still people with 7:30 reservations waiting. We also sat for a good 20-25 minutes before a server came to our table to get our drink order. The restaurant is not very large and both servers passed our tables numerous times and didn’t say anything. The food & drinks were subpar. Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They wouldn’t sit us although we confirmed the appointment twice. On top of everything they were extremely rude

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TonyA
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was denied service because they overbooked their tables. I showed up right on time but all the tables were already taken. They did not apologize for the inconvenience or anything of that sort. I had to drive all the way back with my partner. I hope OpenTable does something about these reckless businesses and do not ruin other people's special days.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

they canceled our reservation without telling hs

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Reservations were canceled along with all indoor dining. Was given option to sit outside near an sliding door that automatically opens and closes anytime you move. Food was cold! Soda tasted like carbonated water. Waitress was not happy and criticized the menu herself. Would never dine here again, overall just a horrible experience.

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Roxydeva
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal was stellar. The seafood paella special was so full of seafood, there's no way at 22$ they are making any money. Drinks were super good, and 8$!!
Will definitely be back. !!

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TraceM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Very friendly staff ensured all of our needs were met without being intrusive. I really appreciated the reasonably priced martinis. I’ll be back.

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evelynej
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and wonderful service. Cute and quaint restaurant with nice ambiance. Would definitely go back!

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TeriG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite local places. Good food, excellent service and reasonably priced. Check out their specials!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great abs service is always fantastic! Such a great neighborhood restaurant...

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RachelD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Italian food, was delicious! Servers were attentive.

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vipJeneenG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta dish I have ever had!

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vipRodh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

A very good local Italian restaurants with great food and wine selections with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Just another cheap joint with high prices. Don’t go there

FAQs

Cesario's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Cesario's is rated 4.6 stars by 915 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.