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An "Osteria" is traditionally a gathering place or tavern and Osteria Cucina Toscana certainly lives up to this meaning with the casual atmosphere and consistency of food/service. Family owned for over twenty years, we bring a taste of Northern Italy to San Francisco"s Presidio Heights neighborhood.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tu-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
Dinner: Su 5:00pm-9:00pm
$31 to $50
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Osteria features "Acoustic Bistro" every Monday night with host KC Turner. KC has presented 3 new Singer/Songwriter acts each week since February 2012. Our kitchen opens for dinner at 5PM and closes at 9:30PM. The music begins at 7PM and ends at 10PM. Reservations are highly recommended!
All parking (neighborhood and metered) is free after 6PM.
Osteria is one block north of the 1- California MUNI Bus Stop on the corner of California Street and Presidio Ave. Take the "Inbound to Downtown" if you"re coming west of Presidio Ave. Take the "Outbound to the Richmond" east of Presidio Ave.
Private Party Contact:
Gina Ghorbani: (415) 297-1776
Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osteria Ratings and Reviews
The food could be updated but it's good old fashioned Italian-all classics. Huge portions,too. The prices are fair, not cheap. They seemed to be short staffed the night we went (Sat.) & there are lots of seniors who need space for walkers, etc. It's across the street from a movie theater so it's convenient. Parking was easy.
We had a 3 person team business dinner at Osteria on a quiet Tuesday night. We joined a locals crowd for a satisfying Italian dinner and dessert. The food was very good, the service was even better and it was priced as a neighborhood regular destination, not as the destination, once a year anniversary dinner destination. My only comment was that the finishes and lighting in the dining room are due for an update but if the licals aren’t commenting it would seem Osteria would stretch that out as long as possible. Be forwarned, they serve wine but no cocktails. I would go back, for sure!
This restaurant has been around a long time and the menu doesn't change but is very consistent. The best calamari I have had. The staff is experienced and also been there a long time. The owner is usually on the premises. We were seated right away even though folks without a res were waiting. It is beer and wine only so have your cocktail at home.
We were kept waiting even though we had a reservation. Hostess brought us each a glass of wine while we waited, and that was a nice touch. Excellent food, great service, and quiet enough environment that we could actually converse normally. We will go back.
Osteria has been my favorite neighborhood restaurant for decades. Over the years it has gone through several ownership changes, but the food, service and ambiance have always remained top notch. The modern Italian cuisine is delicious--always flavored perfectly. This is not a restaurant that over-salts either.
Had a marvelous Christmas weekend dinner with family before attending a concert at St. Ignatius Church. Food selection & quality meet the picky eating habits of the 23 yo vegetarian to the 80 year old foodie in the group. Service was excellent, price was excellent. Would definitely return.
We always love eating at Osteria. Perfect can zy neughborhood Italian restaurant. Delicious minestrone soup My husband had the lamb ragu with penne pasta. Unbelievable !!!!! I had a wonderful
Eggplant parmigiana. Every time we return the owner Gina and her staff always treat us like family. Until next time Grazie
Recommend by our hotel as an authentic Italian restaurant. Clearly, it is very Italian. The server's description of the specials caused us to want all of them. The food was excellent and we're going back. The staff made a wonderful effort to see that all diners were made to feel welcome and to enjoy their meal.
Homemade Pastas are great as well as chicken ( yes, chicken _worth having even if you eat it more times than you want to admit). Gnocchi is light and airy, like grandma made, and you won't find that too many places. Probably the best in the City.
Service staff is friendly and make the evening more enjoyable. Good wines at "reasonable" prices. Try it !
Went to Osteria for the first time since moving to the neighborhood and the food was fantastic. Great neighborhood restaurant. I had the half roast chicken from the specials menu and it was amazingly moist and tender. Would definitely recommend and would go back. Great!
We eat at Osteria regularly, and had one of our best experiences. The waiter offered gluten free options to our guests, suggested wines, and accommodated a variation on a menu item for me. Our seats were relatively quiet and private. The food is tasty and predictable. We had a very pleasant and satisfying evening.
My favorite neighborhood restaurant which NEVER disappoints. The food is consistently delicious and the service always impeccable. The specials are a lovely array of traditionally prepared Italian dishes. The regular menu has my favorite--Capellini with basil, garlic and tomatoes. To die for!
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