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Osteria

4.4
982 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 982 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food here s just horrible. It is not the same as it used to be unfortunately.

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LilyJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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lucyv
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing as well as the staff & service

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BillB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Most of the dishes were fantastic, really good! A few were not. I did not like the mushroom salad. The squid ink shrimp pasta was great!

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vipREB2001
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating with heaters

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service!

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KatH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food. Menu descriptions are very brief so you need to assertively inquire about any food allergies, I learned the hard way.

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Jimbofoodie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my go to restaurant from day one. Has consistently quality food in a friendly atmosphere. Been eating there for over 30 years.

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alanh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place for lunch in downtown Palo Alto. Good food, attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a nice dinner.

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Craftygal
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Bread is delicious. Service overall good but had to flag down our waitress a couple times.

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Paulamalu
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I finally got up enough nerve to order something besides my favorite "Linguine Tutte Mare" that I find irresistible. My wife did order that and enjoyed it thoroughly but I ordered "Scappolini del Vitello" (veal scappolini with artichokes) this time and was very happy with the choice. We split a "Tiramisu" for desert and it was authentic. (We lived in Italy for a year.)

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KarenL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria is more than just a restaurant; you feel like a dinner guest with dear friends! Waitstaff are genuinely friendly and engaging. Food is exceptional! Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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brianb
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had lunch with a friend not seen in years who was visiting the US. The restaurant provided a great ambiance for this purpose with its comfortable and reasonably quiet setting on the street now closed to through traffic. The beef agnolotti, caprese salad, and bread with olive oil dip were delicious. The service was very friendly and attentive. All in all a very positive experience.

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BrianG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always in the service was great

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vipBerkeleyRepers
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific place for a special meal. Attentive staff and good food!

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vipTomH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and our waitress was so patient with us. Good dessert too. Had the chocolate hazelnut flan. Oh boy! That was a treat!

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Manila2015
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Reataurant out of 1st bottle of CA wine ordered — And we were told as we started 1st course. waiter suggested another which was $100 more — we chose another bottle in our price range. Ordered spinach salad — which never arrived. Waiter said he forgot.

My Veal was excellent!

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vipdiana
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

The restaurant tables had no candles (electric are fine) and the outdoor eating area was totally dark. How could people eve n SEE the food they were eating!!!
And they had a few little lights, on the ground at the entrance way. None near the top of the overhand.

Osteria
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are adjusting the lighting for Fall/Winter mode to allow for more sparkle of lights and large flaming heaters. We welcome your return!

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Skiman
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Service attentive, wine girl perfect.

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gary25
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After many years since our last visit to Osteria, we decided to try it again. We were very pleased with the food and experience. Our meals were very good and pasta (papparadelle alla Bolognese and ravioli) done perfectly al dente. The wine list had a good selection of Italian reds as well as new world choices. We chose a quiet outdoor table in the parklet on a chilly night but the nearby heaters kept us warm. Service was excellent, attentive, and well paced, and prices were reasonable. Osteria is a very nice neighborhood restaurant worth trying; we will return sometime soon.

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MikeH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, too-brisk service: too eager to clear the table...

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LibbyT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect experience. Food never disappoints, and the service is that of a well-established confident restaurant.

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anonymous
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good with a large outdoor seating space. Service a bit uneven but the some staff was new so coming up to speed. It was also a busy night so challenging to keep up. A warm welcome from the host and the usual warm bread to start.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food combined with great service made for a fun enjoyable evening.
If you want real Italian food choose Osteria.

Osteria
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for the positive review. On behalf of all of us at Osteria we are thrilled to earn your five stars! We can't wait to serve you and your guests again soon.

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KurtK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very sweet Italian place.

Osteria
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review. Love, Osteria Toscana

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and somehow the service was even better! Felt like a family owned traditional Italian restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Appetizer and pastas are great, the desserts were just okay - we order the tiramisu and it was too sweet and nothing impressive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and amazing service!

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viptaryn
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Osteria
Responded on October 20, 2021

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
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
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 on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jimbofoodie
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
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 on October 20, 2021

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 on October 16, 2021
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
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome food in a good neigborhood. Attentive service.

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Susan
San Francisco
19 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
9 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!

FAQs

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 982 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.