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187 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Celebrating 100 years in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, Castagnola's has been a city mainstay for almost all of that time. Along with its idyllic location setting along the scenic waterfront, it offers excellent wine, authentic sourdough bread from the local Wedemeyer Bakery and coffee roasted specifically for the restaurant.

Castagnola's menu features its trademark local seafood dishes, including the famous "Crab Louis" with a mountain of crab atop crisp romaine and a blend of tomato, carrot, hard-boiled egg and dressing. However, delectable meat, pasta and children's dishes are available too. Online reservations are suggested for this popular favorite, and you can explore the full menu on the restaurant's website.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Steak, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 776-5015
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Enjoy private dining overlooking the wharf and fishing fleet with the city skyline in the background. Seating for groups of 40 up to 200 with private bar and a surrounding deck area. Additional features available include, Public address system, projection screen, and a dance floor. Special menus are available to suit most appetites and occasions. Please contact us to make reservations.
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Private party contact
Bob Brooks: (415) 776-5015
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Cross street
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Parking details
Validated parking is available at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor streets in the Triangle parking lot. The restaurant is one short block west on Jefferson street.
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Public transit
The northwest end of the "F" line trolley is located across the street from the restaurant.
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Live music in bar/lounge Wednesday through Sunday during Happy Hour.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipManuel (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on May 6, 2012

Food was blah! My mistake was not to read any reviews before booking. Prices were high on relation of quality and taste of the food.
Wine list was really poor, and on top of that, 2 out of 3 sparkling wines listed were sold out!
The highlight of my evening was the server's assistant (busser) he was very polite, and very attentive, I saw him more than the waiter.

vipDrGO (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on March 27, 2012

Service was good, and food was acceptable but not fantastic. Maybe a bit pricey for what you get. More creativity would be nice to revive this historic restaurant.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on March 24, 2012

Sadly this is one of the worst restaurants I have ever been to for AMBIENCE. The reason is that there is a bar right next to the dining area with a piano player/singer who can neithor sing not play piano but was incredibly loud and obnoxious. It totally ruined what would have been a reasonable but not outstanding dinner for a group with 3 young adults. Even thw waiters were embarrassed and said it was awful. I think you should really let people know there is a bar next to the dining area with LIVE music. I would never have made this reso if I had known this.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on March 11, 2012

Located on Fisherman's Wharf with a view of the water (not the bay). We have waited a while to write the review to see if we still felt the same about our experience. We do. They were out of one of the pasta entrees we ordered. It took the server quite some time to tell us after placing our order. Our entrees did not come out at the same time and it was as if they were avoiding us in the mean time. We had to flag down another server to fill our water while we waited for the second meal. Also, our dessert was ice cold (and it wasn't ice cream)! We ate it, laughing the whole time because no one was around to do a quality check.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 23, 2012

Food way overpriced. Service slow. They charged me both Service Charge + 18% Gratuity automatically for a party of 2.

vipAndrew (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2012

Food option and quality was ok and expensive for the price. Had an awful lounge singer at the bar that made conversation difficult.

local (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 29, 2012

Very disappointing- felt like a tourist trap. The hostess on the phone was very helpful getting us a specific table, after that everything was downhill. The yelling and off key singing from the bar overpowered the dining room. I felt like a very overpriced tourist trap- as the other reviewers said- I should have known as soon as I walked in. This restaurant is past it's prime and very overpriced.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2012

The food is excellent and service is very good. Prices are rather high.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 7, 2012

What a disappointment. Food not what it used to be, hardly Fisherman's Wharf. Noise level was terrible with some loud bar out in front. Should have known when we walked in.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2011

we have always had wonderful service and great food