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Osteria

4.4
952 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our vision is to insure a quality dining every time you eat with us. Osteria's purpose is to provide 'Culinary Contentment.' Whether you are choosing to enjoy an Osteria meal at home, your business via delivery, or in our dinning room, it is our pleasure to assist you. We believe in preparing fresh, whole food, as an essential to our customer's well-being. We are focused at providing you, our family and friends, with a traditional Tuscan cuisine, which pleases the palate is healthy, and progressive. Whether you are gathering with family, friends, co-workers, or entertaining clients, we happily offer our assistance. It is a privilege to serve you, grazie!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Sun 11:00AM - 12:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 12:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 952 people are saying
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viptaryn
New England
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great outdoor patio. Will definitely return

Osteria
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive feedback. On behalf of all of us at Osteria we are thrilled to earn your 5 stars. So glad you enjoyed our outdoor dining along Ramona Street. Please let us know if we can assist you or your guests with a future reservation. We look forward to your next visit!

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Zebra
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food and setting. Great place for everyday dining or special occasion. A classic!

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PhilA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome destination, great service. Just go there, you will be happy.

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Jimbofoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Osteria is my neighborhood "Cheers". Have been there over 1,000 times and it never fails to please. Always get the same table and server. Food and ambience are wonderful.
I am treated like a loved family member. GO!!!

Osteria
Responded 3 days ago

Wait. Did you say over 1,000 times? We are so thrilled to have you as a part of our Osteria family! From all of us, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bruschetta, a very good Appetizer as a light Tapas meal, or for sharing. Polenta w/ Shitake Mushrooms excellent, but less convenient for sharing. Both Raviolis (Vegan Squash and Beef Short rib options) excellent!

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vipChristineW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night in Palo Alto. Warm and outside dining. Wonderful.

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BenA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome food in a good neigborhood. Attentive service.

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vipSusan
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were wonderful as always!! One of my favorite places!

Osteria
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback. On behalf of all of us at Osteria we are thrilled to earn your 5 stars and so happy to be one of your favorite places! Please let us know if we can assist you or your guests with a future reservation. We look forward to your next visit!

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SusanS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The person that seated us was rude; we waited about an hour for our dinner; no one
checked to see if that food was fine, until we were almost finished. we waited about 15 minutes to pay... will not return in the near future.

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None
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marvellous, considering Covid. Great food & service.
Outdoor seating is in a blocked off street (only choice).

Osteria
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback, on behalf of all of us at Osteria. We are so happy you enjoyed our street side dining along Ramona Street! we appreciate your 5 stars, we hope you will join us again soon!

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RobertE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent...attentive, polite, knowledgeable. Violet was a real addition to our dining experience. Thank you!

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Melvin
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

My wife and I agreed that the food was not very flavorful given the cost. We don’t plan on returning as there are other Italian restaurants in the area that have better food for a comparable price. However, the waiter was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for the second time and was stunned by the experience. Our server Robert was outstanding at every level of customer service. The staff recommended we sit at a certain table which I can’t remember the number but by the end of the night I was convinced to sit there from now on. I had the chicken parmegano and my girl had the bolognese. Both dishes were to die for! Absolutely recommend this restaurant to every and any italian lover!

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ValW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great out door dinning and the service was perfect. Friendly service and the food was great.

Osteria
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback, on behalf of all of us at Osteria , we appreciate your 5 stars and we are so happy you enjoyed our wonderful street patio, service and your meal. We hope you will join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful fatti a casa pastas combined with excellent service and comfortable outdoor seating. Gotta go to Tuscany to brat it, and even then, it’s a horse race.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Terrible food. I ordered fettuccine with prawns. The noodles were over cooked and they were stuck together when served. It’s had no taste. Very bland. Only had 4 prawns on the fettuccine. The waiter never offered any cheese as a topping for the fettuccine. I also ordered a drink with dinner which never arrived. Also, the heat lamp next to our table wasn’t working. They needed more gas for the lamp. By the time they replaced the gas, we were leaving. Lousy service and lousy food. Will absolutely never come back.

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Spunky
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Overpriced and servings skimpy and below expectations. Waiter was really nice. Bread and olives/olive oil great.

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sidneyl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice setting and good food for the price! Waiter was great!

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lana
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was very good as usual, however service was much worse than usual. What happened? We almost left...
The plate I was given saw much better times about 100 years ago. I would not use it for under the plant pots. Waiter asked: what's wrong with it? My son said : look at it...
Then waiter spilled waster all over our table and menus folder, rushed away not bothering to wipe it or bring other menus. My son was blamed
for ruining the menus folder. Waiters were pretty bad, not attentive, not trained, BAD. Maybe we had just a bad luck.
However the food was very good.
I would give them another chance. Maybe they have a hard time because of Covid

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Ackme
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our sever Francisco
Food recommendations were excellent.
Food presentation and quality were highest quality.
Wine recommendations were perfectly paired.
Seating outdoors was fun, safe, and comfortable
Everyone on staff was very responsive, engaging, and professional

Osteria
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback. On behalf of Francisco and all of us at Osteria we appreciate the love! We hope you will come enjoy another meal with us again soon!

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vipTristaH
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dinner Experience. We've been coming here for decades when we are in town, and always are delighted. 1st time since Covid though, and sat outside in the expansive outdoor patio, feels very European :) Wonderful service, charming and attentive server, took care of us all evening. Wonderful bottle of wine, Brought me delicious biscotti with my coffee at the end of our meal when I choose to pass on dessert. Very sweet :) I love the hearts of palm salad here, I had the veal piccata, was wonderful, my husband had Osso buco & that was delicious as well. We Will return, and highly recommended :)

Osteria
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for the positive review! On behalf of all of us, we apprecitate it very much :) The Veal Piccata is truly an Osteria classic. We look forward to your next visit!

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vipTomR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and staff was very accomodating.

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ArthurY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience. Good food, friendly caring service. Will go back soon.

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vipSymphonygoer
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was uncomfortably rushed in the beginning and then slow at the end. But food was served hot, so no problem there. May have been a function of not enough servers for the number of patrons eating.

Would recommend the restaurant, but with comments about the service.

Osteria
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, sounds like our pacing was a bit off, sorry about the lack of consistent acing throughout your meal. Glad your food was hot and delicious! We hope we can have another opportunity to provide you and our guests with some stellar service in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haven’t been to Osteria in twenty years. Busy in a Friday night but made reservations and sat inside so we were seated timely. Ordered the Paparedelle d’Osteria and my wife ordered the Agnolotti special. Both sauces tasted great but the paparedelle was a lot thicker than I remembered…not delicate as before. The agnolotti probably could have been cooked a minute or so more. The service was great and our waiter was fantastic! Pricey but probably would go back again.

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vipCatchmecc
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

Delicious yummy food!

Always a treat

Osteria
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the 5 Star review. On behalf of all of at at Osteria we are proud to earn them and we appreciate your business! Please join us again soon for more yummy food and excellent service! Osteria Toscana

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Nulla
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Before the pandemic, this was our favorite Italian restaurant. The food last night was mediocre at best, and sufficiently below our expectations. That we do not plan to return in the near future.

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vipKnowsHowtoTravel
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Osteria has been one of our favorites for years and years. Thank goodness, they survived Covid!
We had a lovely dinner Friday night. There's a new page of Chef's Selections that had some interesting items. The beet salad had spinach, ricotta crostini, and a delicious dressing.
But 2 things have changed:
- the bread isn't the same. It used to be kind of a non-sour, sourdough bread. Nice and chewy inside, crackly crust outside. Osteria - please bring back your bread!
- the caprese salad used to come with the MOST amazing dressing. It was a pesto, green in color, with garlic, olive oil, crushed pine nuts, and we were told "20 secret ingredients'. We were disappointed that the caprese now comes with some kind of too sour vinaigrette:( Osteria - please bring back the pesto dressing you used to serve!
We love the servers, especially "Irish"!

Osteria
Responded on September 3, 2021

We are so thrilled to be a favorite for years and years and we thank you for continuing the Osteria tradition. The bread is the same we have served for over thirty years so either we ran out and had to make a quick replacement of the sourdough was extra sour that day, as it can vary just slightly. And the dressing yes! That is our famous beloved "house dressing" or "verde dressing" all you need to do is ask and we can bring you a little bowl on the side. We hope you will join us again soon!

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vipRaymondM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

After arriving promptly for our 6:30 reservation, we were seated outside with menus and brought bread and water. The restaurant was neither full nor especially busy and the tables near us that were occupied were being properly served with serves walking right past us to do so. After sitting for 30 minutes waiting for a server to take even a drink order we got up and left which also went unnoticed. We understand the current staffing challenges restaurants are facing but we've not had such an extreme experience anywhere else. There was no evidence that the staff was overloaded and we saw some standing around showing more interest in their phones than in serving us.

Fortunately we were able to walk in to another restaurant down the street and were immediately seated and attentively served.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's a wonderful place, but they don't believe in salt.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Ate outside
Inside much better
Are used to go there all the time something happened I don’t know but the food was not very good before it used to be delicious maybe 2015 years ago

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vipMike
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Osteria has a very large outdoor dining area which is great for diners concerned about eating indoors.

It was a Saturday night and they were very busy, our waiter is a professional was attentive.

The food was excellent as always.

Osteria
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for the positive feedback. From all of us at Osteria we are so happy you enjoyed everything! We hope we an welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Rick and Francisco are perfect hosts.

Osteria
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback, Aren't Rick and Francisco the best? We are so lucky to have staff members that are so passionate about service and hospitality! We hope we can welcome you back again soon!

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vipAnon
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Francisco was a friendly, very professional server. We are always glad to dine at Osteria.

Osteria
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for the 5 Star review. On behalf of Francisco and the whole team, we appreciate the postiive review and your business very much. We look forward to your next visit!

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vipRonA
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The spinach salad and gnocchi Alfredo were excellent. The Osso Buco was good, but we prefer less tomato. Service was very good. Prices have gone up.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with an amazing server, Robert M took care of us and he was really polite and attentive. We had a small issue with our wine and he fixed it in a heart beat. Would definitely come back and would love to have the same server. He really made our night 😃

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vipboom21
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with hubby♥️

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WeekendDad
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I used to come here 20+ years ago, and it’s as good as ever. Great service from friendly old waiters. Probably the best panzanella (bread salad) I’ve ever had—perfect textures on the bread and veggies, and tons of flavor without too much vinegar. Mains were beautiful and flavorful, as was dessert, which came with outstanding fresh brewed decaf coffee. The only blemish was waiting a long time for the check because they got slammed. We had tickets for a show and had to hustle out of there. Will definitely consider returning the next time we are in Palo Alto.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and the service provided from Francisco was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, but the service of all the staff is beyond awesome.

Osteria
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. On behalf of our entire team, we appreciate it very much and we are thrilled you enjoyed our friendly staff! Please let us know via private message if we can personally assist you with a future reservation or special request. We hope we can welcome you and your again guests soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Osteria using the Order Online button. Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 328-5700.

Osteria is rated 4.4 stars by 952 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.