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Osteria

4.6
814 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
What 814 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RPAM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No enough heaters, food was no too good. The ossobuco was not on the bone.

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hungrybday
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was awesome. First night out since November.

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RonA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was cold and windy and the heat lamp wasn’t adequate. It took almost 1 hour for the main course to arrive. If we were not cold, it would have been ok.

Osteria
Responded 18 hours ago

Dear Ron, We just amped up our heaters and added a long row of wine barrels to act as a small wall to block the cold for the new outdoor space provided along Ramona Street. We hope you are warm and cozy on your next visit! We are doing our very best to keep everyone safe and comfortable! Osteria Toscana

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the team here is first class. We came with our two young boys. They ate well and had fun sitting outside under the heat lamps.

Osteria
Responded 18 hours ago

Dear Meichael, Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to serve you and your family again soon! Osteria Toscana

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vipMiriamB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding variety of good and sauces. Wonderful service. A must on anyone’s list.

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vipaudj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Lovely atmosphere!

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vipBenL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best as always

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vipCatchmecc
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing

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LisaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Italian and we really liked the flavors of the food we selected. The menu has a lot of selection and the wine by the glass was good. The wait staff was superb and they have done a nice job of the outdoor eating area, with a little music and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipJohnB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I ordered lasagna and it was cold and the wine taste old. The food was ok. The service was great.

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KazS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

NIce set up for outdoor dining. Good value and quality for the food.

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vipCafoodie
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, food and service were good. We asked for indoor seating next to a window because it was the evening .The tables were far apart and the side door and front door were opened to let air circulate . We felt safe and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere .

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Katrina
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food on an extensive menu
From appetizer to main courses and dessert with coffee, the food was great. It arrived at our table piping hot. Friendly and efficient waiter.

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had not been there for years. Used to be good. But not anymore. Their calamari steak which was a thick ‘steak like’ piece is now 3 THIN slivers of toast points like affair. Totally false advertising. The pasta was mushy. What happened to Al Dente ? Will never return to this restaurant. Total disappointment.

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lucyv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are awesome. We have been going here for quite some time & we have never had a bad experience!

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vipTaranehM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A local favorite! Service is great, and the food is delicious. Great wine list too!

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vipCatchmecc
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic

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vipKellyW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food as always. We’ve been coming here for more than 20 years and this Italian restaurant is solid. Our table next to the building and sidewalk was mediocre, no table cloth and not the ambiance of those off the side walk. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best homemade pesto gnocchi I’ve ever had. And the wine was amazing!

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vipbobp
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always delightful to enjoy a meal here. They should be opening up indoors soon as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were quite cold outside and they kept saying they would fix the heater and never did. The burrata was completely tasteless and the pasta was quite forgettable. I cannot recommend this place. For the price, it was not good value or service. We were all quite disappointed.

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NicoleB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time! We will be back!

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vipjudic
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside eating. Set up nicely done. Heaters helped take the chill off. All of us enjoyed our food.

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IDontWantToGiveYouMyReal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice romantic dinner outdoor and yummy Italian food! Tiramisu was outstanding..

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vipbobp
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside dining! Love it! Unfortunately, they are no longer open for lunch, but I can live with early dinners.

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vipOsteria
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Upon temp check, we were a nice two person umbrella table away from the busy street crowd and restaurant check-in. We brought a bottle from home to share and had wonderful house salads. Then the husband has Chicken Parmesan and I had chicken Marsala. Desert was fabulous in the form of a large pice of tiramisu to share. Would go back any day in late spring or late summer. Restaurant spent lots of money on umbrellas, street blocking fences, extra chairs, and signage.

Osteria
Responded on February 19, 2021

Thank you for your positive review! We appreciate your sharing your wonderful experience with the Open Table community and we look forward to see you and your guests again soon! Osteria Toscana

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vipAnnM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria is one of our favorite restaurants. My cousin Deb was visiting from Colfax and we all had a wonderful meal and the service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat when we are in town

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vipbobp
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now that on street dining is available here, I come back frequently

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vipFoodforthought
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good! They’ve set up a lovely outdoor dining experience and are working really hard to provide excellent service in this new environment. Wait staff is always friendly and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were greeted warmly by Ricky. We ordered wine then waited about 45 minutes to place our order. Dinner took one hour to be served and only after we asked our waiter where dinner was. We have never had this problem before. Food is delicious although the halibut was overcooked and served with too much sauce.
Waitstaff is superb. Ambience is great. Sitting outdoors looked like we could have been in Europe. We would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, drinks and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Wine and beer only. Polenta is served with the mains, not pasta.

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Traditionalist
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the "Old Normal," dining indoors at Osteria was always pleasant. Everything on the menu was and is exceptionally well prepared, and good value for money in comparison with other top shelf Italian places like Il Fornaio and Carpaccio. The Caesar salad, pasta dishes and seafood are particularly good; there are often wonderful seafood specials. They have the best bread in town, I think. Service is friendly and attentive. This review relates to an evening outdoors in tables set up on Ramona Street. The adaptations required for the New Normal were handled really, really well. My guests were delighted. Five stars chasing a sixth or seventh. Go for it.

Osteria
Responded on September 12, 2020

Dear Traditionalist, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so thrilled to keep the Osteria tradition of over 30years alive for the new normal. Our street side dining on Ramona has been a wonderful opportunity to to welcome our guests to enjoy a bit of what we are used to, creating a new normal that allows for us to be together again yet a bit further apart). Thank you for your thoughtful support. On behalf of all of us, we appreciate it very much! Love, Osteria Toscana

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vipItalianPaloAlto
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is a Palo Alto gem. The pastas are always fantastic. They built out and separated a nice dining area on Ramona street, so the place had a nice European charm (complete with music). Warm, friendly service. A classy place for a date. We had a wonderful cabernet (can't remember the name).
I was surprised this time that my squid ink and prawns pasta wasn't as superb as it usually is. The pasta was a bit matted together. But I shall surely return.

Osteria
Responded on September 12, 2020

Dear Italian Palo Alto, Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon. note* if you are ever not absolutely in love with your dish, please speak up, as we would love to offer you a new dish and we want you to be happy! Thank you for helping us keep the Osteria tradition alive!

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vipMing
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious and the service is great! Will definitely go back.

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MarkD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A good place to take a date for lunch even in times of coronavirus. White table cloth dining at fair prices.

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

Carbonara, Osso Buco and Linguine with Clams. Three reasons to go. Fab food and service. I keep coming back.

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vipTheHim
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have walked by this location many times. The inside dining is great for an intimate setting. During this Covid19 pandemic, we sat outside in a nicely lit area just adjacent to the restaurant.

This was a birthday dinner for my wife. Excellent service, attentive waiters and hostess, and tasteful food! I will be back, my wife and I enjoyed our experience and look forward to eating here again.

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DaveE
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific lunch, great service, solid meal. Caeser salad and veal piccata for me, sole with tomatoes for my wife. Highly recommend.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria using the Order Online button. Osteria also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 328-5700.

Osteria is rated 4.6 stars by 814 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.