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About Osteria

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.

3277 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tu-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm

Dinner: Su 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Presidio

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 771-5030

Website:
http://www.osteriasf.com/

Entertainment:
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!

Parking Details:
All parking (neighborhood and metered) is free after 6PM.

Public Transit:
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.
http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/routes-stops/1-california

Private Party Contact:
Gina Ghorbani: (415) 297-1776

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Osteria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Business Meals (2)
Healthy (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine's Day!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We we’re warmly welcomed, seated immediately, and enjoyed a delicious, authentic Italian meal served by attentive and unpretentious staff!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Service, good, ambiance. Relaxed, casual yet serious quality.

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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service3
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A great neighborhood gem. Wonderful food and charm!

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent neighborhood Italian bistro. All the food is good, and pastas are exceptional.

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food5
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Come here often and have always been pleased with the food, service and atmosphere!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Organic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Osteria leaves nothing to chance. You always get what you expect. Interesting, good food, cooked to order, very friendly service and ambience. And, almost always bump into a friend or neighbor. We will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cozy, inviting, neighborhood favorite for years. Warm lighting, pretty decor. Shrimp with artichoke bottoms is unique, outstanding appetizer; delicious light, fresh pastas. Attentive, welcoming staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Juan is an excellent waiter. The food is authentic Italian.
This is a real neighborhood gem consistently good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Initially waiter helped us but then after that never saw the waiter. The bus person was the only one we saw till bill timw. Never a check in after food delivered to see if ok.

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food3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just what we hoped for in a neighborhood place. Simple Italian staples well prepared. Had a very welcoming vibe. We’ll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent as usual!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

One of my favorite SF restaurants for over 20 years. Excellent Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Just a wonderful restaurant when you want to have a great meal and a comfortable surrounding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food good. Lovely people. Nice time always.

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Love this place. Beautiful neighborhood spot, really San Franciscan in the old-fashioned good way we need more of these days. Good food, good wine, lovely ambience, good service and very cozy. Walked over after a movie at The Vogue. A perfect evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great evening spot. Food is very good and consistent. Staff is friendly and efficient. Great classic SF neighborhood ambiance. Street parking is usually not a problem. Salads always fresh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Osteria is a neighborhood gem. he pasta is always fresh and is yummy. The deserts are special and the service just right. I had veal scallopini with capellini. Two thumbs up!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

All ways good and some of the best pasta

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service, but acoustics rather noisy

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vip
·Dined on November 7, 2017

One of my favorite neighborhood spots. The owner is there almost every night and she stops by at each table and talks to customers. Great comfort food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time to the restaurant, We were meeting friends for drinks later and decided to have dinner. We had a delicious meal and will come back again. We found awesome parking (just one block away and didn't even have to say the "parking prayer.")

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food, nice ambience, friendly and warm.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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 !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Come here often. Food is outstanding. Staff is friendly and service is excellent. Great value and one of our favorites in SF.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dinner was excellent at Osteria Cucina! The staff are very professional, helpful and attentive. The ambiance is great for date night, or a group. Osteria Cucina is definitely a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was good. The staff was friendly and attentive. Prompt service was appreciated as we had to to go the symphony. Food was very tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Everything we ordered was fabulous. This is a nice, quiet traditional Italian restaurant with nice staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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