Domenico Winery & Osteria

4.8
347 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Domenico Winery is a family owned and operated boutique winery located in San Carlos, California. We specialize in Italian varietals and have been making award-winning wine for more than 20 years. Our vineyard is located in the Sierra Foothills in Amador County, California, where our two estate wines, Syrah and Primitivo, are grown. Join us for wine tastings, lunch or dinner at our Osteria, public events, and private celebrations - we are the SF Peninsula's premiere private events venue! Visit Domenico Winery for our new restaurant: the Osteria at Domenico Winery. We're serving up cicchetti (Italian small plates), pizza, our award-winning wine, and more social dishes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 347 people are saying
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Jenn
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our wine tasting and dining at Domenico Winery & Osteria. Everyone are very friendly. They wee so nice to let us switched table from indoor to outdoor. Wine tasting was fun and the food were very good. Highly recommended.

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MariaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a nice time and outdoor. We liked the food a lot of places that we usually visit food is not the same and we believe because of covid and staff changing but that's life right now. We had good food here today. We had not been out in 3.5 weeks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! We hosted my brother and his family and the service and food was great! We will definitely be back.

LG
vipLaurieG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef, great menu selections and outstanding wines! Join the wine club!

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KatyC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining perfection. Felt safe and warm. Food and service was excellent.

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CarolynG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful over all. My dining mates thanked me for bringing them there. They said it was like a gem hidden and locked away. :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual!!

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LizzieD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No need to travel to Healdsburg for dining, when you have Dominico's in your back yard. Modern interior "winery" ambience in black and white with Edison bulbs - outside offers fire pits in table centers and heaters under covered wrap-around patio. We loved the warm yet minimalist setting. Very clean/chic. Now, for the best part, the food was fabulous: Modern gourmet, we sampled a variety of dishes and enjoyed pizza, wonderful corn chowder, meatballs in red sauce as appetizers. We split "perfect" salmon and butternut risotto with arugula drizzled in lemon sauce. Intriguing wine selection. A place to be visited for sure. This is the NEW SHOW IN TOWN. Four energetic seniors enjoyed our group "December Birthdays" celebration at Dominico, for a first visit. We will coming back repeatedly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside with a heat lamp and had the delicious white and red pizzas. It was a fantastic meal.

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vipGayle
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, as usual

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stephanieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. The food and drinks were great and the service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love Dominico. The food is amazing and the wine is good+. Ambiance is a result of the fact that it's incredibly popular so there's always a crowd. It's a bit loud but that's okay! What you hear is the overwhelming success of a family who put their heart and soul in to a place that is truly great.

Domenico Winery & Osteria
Responded on December 24, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Our family is moved by your words. As the world has been navigating through the past 21 months, your acknowledgment has made it all worthwhile and brings a beautiful close to 2021 for us. From our heart and soul to yours....Happy Holidays!

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vipLadyG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was excellent .. can’t wait to go back

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. The food is delicious, the owners are the sweetest people, the design of the establishment is beautiful. I’ve eaten here for brunch and dinner and every single item is unique but traditional and absolutely amazing.

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vipSpSs
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Excellent food. Service @ bar is not as good as a table.

Wish they had better indoor dining arrangements. A bit cold and they only really have high-tops.

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PamB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such and outstanding surprise. I do not ever review but really we just found our new "place".
I have been here for events when there was no restaurant and it was a pretty wine room style local. With their added new restaurant they spared no cost and it is luxurious and homey.
The pizza and pasta that we had were really good with a great spicy red sauce on the pizza. Got to try wines from their friendly bartender and brought home some delicious olive oil to give for holiday gifts. Amazing outdoor seating with stellar heating. (even took our coats off in 45degrees)
I want you to go, but I want this to stay my little secret.

JA
vipJoAnneG
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Love the food and wine but our server was slow. Seemed a little bit pricier then last time we were there too.

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GaryFranklin
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great specialty prepared Italian food you won't find anywhere else

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ClaudiaC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always at ease and always have a wonderful time- Natasha is fantastic!
All are sooo nice and attentive!!!

Thank you!

Happy Holidays

LG
vipLGnGB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mouthwatering pizzas, pastas and much more! Huge fresh salads and the perfect wines to pair! We sat outside on a very cold night and it was absolutely perfect with all the heaters on the patio! Definitely a gem of a casual dining experience tucked away off the beaten path in San Carlos. We'll certainly be back soon!

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JudyG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy brunch at Domenico Winery & Osteria. The food is excellent and the service is top notch!

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page
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, all was wonderful !
One of my favorite places!

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SamC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many brunch places just do basic fare that you could probably make at home: omelettes, scrambles, sandwiches. Domenico, on the other hand, has an interesting, varied menu that you won't see elsewhere. The food, service, and space (with options for indoor and outdoor dining) are excellent. The only downside for me was the espresso drinks -- proper steamed milk is silky and delicious, but Domenico serves airy fluff with its cappuccinos. Still, it's very hard to find excellent food and coffee in one place, so Domenico is highly recommended!

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vipHeatherK
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Hidden Gem!! Had the Porterhouse for two and it was delicious. The owner stopped by and added some of there family's olive oil from Italy to drizzle over steak and then it just became even more tasty and decadent. The food is great, the staff is so fun and the family is the best!! Then there is the wine - so many to chose from and all so good. I always leave with a few bottles and take to them to family events and friends houses and everyone love them. This place is a do not miss!!

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GuyF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners Dominic and his wife were awesome very gracious and very engaging
Michael I think he’s the Vintner he was handling A special event in the other room but yet he had time to talk to us about some of the award winning wines And gave us a couple tastings
Kelly was very attentive even though he was training of a new colleague
The chef personally handed us our food I’m sorry I cannot remember his name but his food was incredible
we started with the crab cake’s them the minestrone soup very tasty and was piping hot.
my girlfriend doesn’t appreciate gnocchi but she devoured gnocchi with pumpkin
I had a pork chops with brussels sprouts, bacon and a puréed sweet potato fantastic we bought two bottles of wine one Chardonnay and one Irpinia Agilanico
so they had a X-Mas Special if you buy two bottles of wine you get the third bottle FREE at equal value ( score )
I got the Domenico Zinfandel one of Michaels recommendation
This is a real gem and as Yogi Berra said
“ nobody goes to that place anymore it’s too crowded “
Thank you for a wonderful time and happy holidays to all
Guy & Carol

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going there the family that owns it are the sweetest people and lovely to talk to. They are so accommodating

JM
JohnM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Domenico's! We have dined here multiple times now, and it never disappoints!! We love the apps, the main entrees, the pizzas... and make sure to save space for their awesome desserts!!

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KristinG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food wasn't amazing, but not bad. Truffle Mac N Cheese was the favorite of all 7 of us. The service wasn't anything spectacular considering there weren't many people when we got there. Tried finding our waiter, but I guess we were handed off to someone else. Wine was OK. New experience, but probably wouldn't be back.

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West
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to try some good wine, good food, and enjoy a clean open air space to visit with friends and family. Patio is perfect and welcoming to bringing Fido which is super important for us.
Desserts are always scrumptious and difficult to choose just one ... so we choose many ...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Osteria. First time there for Brunch. It was great.

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vipDessertfirst
San Francisco
195 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The space is very inviting - indoors and outdoors. Their staff is accommodating and kind. The food is always SO GOOD! We moved out of the area, but still are members with the wine part of their business, so we opted to drive down from the city last night to have dinner and pick up our case of wine.

Win-win.

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service not as good as usual but there were several big tables in.

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VivianK
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Domenico. Outdoor dining was well set up and very comfortable. The food was excellent. Parking can be a little challenging.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary. The food and service are always excellent here and did not disappoint last night either! They were so thoughtful to send a dessert on the house for our special day.

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DabbiP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Moderate noise coming from the kitchen as we were seated on the very last table outside; otherwise everything was great!

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JudyG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to brunch at Domenico Winery. The food is always great, the staff super friendly and the atmosphere fun.

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Buddy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting and it was very enjoyable. Great service, good food and wine. I am planning on coming back with another group of friends.

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RickW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value in the state. A must go to restaurant for great food and wine. The owners are extremely knowledgeable and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a 5:45 reservation on a busy Saturday evening. Owners were very friendly, informed us seating was limited, was not pleased with our table, but was told we would have to wait until 7:30 for a different table??. Service was good, food was average. and it was a little noisy. Will probably try it again, only make sure that our table is outside.

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monaontherun
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We lucked out that the owner/management was dining near our table! They were able to get a heat lamp and when that didn’t work out, found out they have blankets! Not our waiter but another worker got a new propane for the heat lamp! Made the experience more rich and allowed us to enjoy the delicious food - got their special pizza and tried their new salmon dish! We ended up buying 3 more bottles of wine! I highly recommend joining the wine club to enjoy the perks! Since checking out the restaurant about a month ago, we have revisited once a week! We love that they change up the menu by adding/changing items up a bit! We have observed many events/ weddings, I feel that their waiters are overwhelmed or maybe just tired by the time we dine! We understand but we are valuable customers, too.

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You can order delivery directly from Domenico Winery & Osteria using the Order Online button. Domenico Winery & Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 226-5420.

Domenico Winery & Osteria is rated 4.8 stars by 347 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.