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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

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Special Occasion (18)
Casual (17)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This was our third time eating here. It was nice. Clientele is always interesting. Server was great. Just a nice relaxed, somewhat pricey dinner out. LOVE their risotto.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Osteria has and always will be a favorite for our family ! The down - to -earth , friendly atmosphere and authentic Italian home cooking ( much like my grandparents') is near and dear to our hearts . Bravo, Osteria !🍷

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Terrible food. Dirty dishes. Dead flowers. No ambiance. Not sure how this restaraunt is still in business

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The tortellini was super fresh and the bolognese sauce was meaty and sweet. The only negative was neither the flowers on the table nor those in front was fresh ( major drooping) The service was excellent

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Osteria is always great food and service in a friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Overpriced and small portions for the price. Expected more.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I'm so sad to write this review. Have been going here for decades . Unfortunately, the restaurant now offers up bad food , bad hospitality , and bad service. radicchio, arugula and watercress salad used to be a lovely blend of the three. Now it's a few slivers of radicchio and two sprigs of watercress on top. The veal picatta's sauce tasted more of thickener than lemon, the capers were an afterthought. most sadly though, when our salmon came smothered in a red cream sauce we asked to see the menu. was in black-and-white: " salmon with tomatoes and basil." both the waiter and the owner defensively said when Italian say tomatoes they mean sauce. this in itself would've been bad enough, but both we and our friends have all been regular patrons of this restaurant for over 20 years. the word gracious was obviously not in their vocabulary. You used to have to wait to get in here without a reservation. Now the 20% full restaurant speaks for itself. Make that 15%, as I won't be going back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I always hesitate to rate a restaurant five stars but when you take into consideration the price this place is definitely a great Italian restaurant.

We just got back from Italy and quite honestly this was just as good as many of the places we ate there.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We came in rather late so had superb service since the restaurant wasn't busy. Everything from appetizer to dessert was superb - my husband never completely finishes his plate, but he did that night!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

A surprising gem of a find, stumbled upon it while driving around the neighborhoods of San Francisco. The food tasted authentic and high end, the atmosphere was buzzing, and the service was top notch.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

exceptional service in the European manner only
drawback American Express not accepted

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I go here before the movies. It is excellent. Great service also.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

I have been to Osteria many times over the past many years, but it's been a while. It was always a go-to place for any occasion and you could count on having a very nice meal. This time is was somewhat disappointing. There were 4 of us diners, and 2 were happy with their meal and 2 were not. When I let the waiter and maitre 'd know, they both said they were sorry and would let the kitchen know, but did not offer anything for our displeasure. I doubt that I will return to this once favored restaurant.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Long time locals frequent this restaurant. Very friendly staff. Best of all is the authentic Italian food prepared to perfection. Cozy corner location.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Took my wife and my granddaughter. We each had a different dish and each one was terrific. I had calamari steak which was the best I have ever had. My wife had a fish dish and my granddaughter had pasta. Everything was great with the Tiramisu they had for dessert.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent food, and, for SF, reasonable. Neighborhood gem. Absolutely recommend to family and friends. Service could use some help as there was only really one waiter and one busboy on a Saturday night for the entire room. Host and hostess helped out.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

A neighborhood gem for many years, Osteria continues to be one of my top ten "must go" places in San Francisco.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I've been eating at Osteria off and on for twenty years. It had been off for a few years, because I moved away, but it's back on now!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We love Osteria. We always go there after seeing a movie at The Vogue -- or shopping on Sacramento Street. Great little neighborhood spot. Food is authentic -- the service can be a bit slow but attentive. Lots of light. Comfortable. (Tables are a little close).
The prices are reasonable and the food is consistent. You need reservations on weekends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Very pleasant. Just what we wanted.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Osteria is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with excellent Italian food, great service, cheery laid back atmosphere and a caring personable staff. I highly recommend the Gnocchi, soft fluffy pillows of joy...I always ask for it with meat sauce. We just went for mother's day and often go there for special occasions. I almost don't want to submit this review because it's one of the best restaurants in the City and one of the best kept secrets of S.F. Tell only a select few who appreciate great food and a wonderful dining experience at a very reasonable price!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Owner was warm and welcoming. The decor and food was reminiscent of our trip to Tuscany last Summer. Not touristy and off the beaten path. Highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Looking for a Sunday night dinner in the city, fancied some pasta so after a bit of Yelping we settled on Osteria. From the outside, didn't think this was going to work out but don't let the initial impression put you off - it is small, and tables are close together, but the food was really good! Everything seemed fresh and was certainly tasty! Good size portions without being overwhelming and everything was full of flavor. Great value for money!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We really enjoyed Osteria in SF. Parking in the area for a Sunday night isn't bad to find a spot on the street. The quality of the food is excellent. The artichoke hearts with shrimp was fresh and delightful. The mozzarella with tomatoes was excellent and artistically presented on the plate. We loved our salmon and calamari entrees. The calamari was breaded and lightly fried, and it was just delicious. The salmon cut like butter, and the red sauce was delicious. The risotto with mushrooms and asparagus was great side dish. But the cheese cake dessert was exceptional! It was a cheese cake that you won't forget. The hazelnut ice cream was delicious. We would definitely go back for more. And the prices are reasonable, too.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Everything was great. Our server was a little full of himself. But he couldn't hurt my enthusiasm for the evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our family of four have eaten at Osteria now for 35 years. We visit there 4-5 times a year. We'd eat there more often if we lived near SF. It was an Easter dinner and we enjoyed every bite! The wait staff is nice and efficient and the food is truly excellent. Pasta is cooked perfectly and the sauces are excellent as well. It is our "go-to" restaurant when we want to really enjoy fresh Italian food, salads and soups.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easy access from the hotel, great place to celebrate Easter with family and friends when visiting the city. Loved the table next to window and away from in and out traffic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We've been coming here for years and have never had a bad or even mediocre meal.
The staff is excellent, attentive but not overbearing. Food is excellent,,,fish and pasta dishes are near perfect, and the artichoke bottom with Shrimp appetizer is the BEST!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Nice, friendly neighborhood osteria. Great service and good food. Recommended.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 28, 2017

We were in town visiting, staying down the street and wanted dinner close by. We were thrilled to find this little restaurant. We had a delicious meal and it was easy and comfortable and the service was lovely. We loved the pasta dishes we ordered. A real neighborhood gem.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Service great. Food bland

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Wonderful experience, food and value. Lively enough but not too loud. Great for all ages. Amazing Italian food and great (reasonably priced) wine list. A hidden neighborhood gem!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I've been coming here for more then 20 years. It's always a fabulous dinner. I have a couple of go to dishes, Chicken Parmesan, and gnocchi with red sauce. Sometimes I will try something different. Always tasty food. Service is impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Osteria can always be counted on to provide an excellent meal. We have eaten there often and have never been disappointed. The house salad is superb, the pastas are delicious, and the meat courses are excellent. it is wonderful neighborhood restaurant with a very attentive wait staff.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Excellent service. Knowledgeable staff. Italian menu, we'll prepared and presentation worth waiting to start eating, just to enjoy. Have recommended to friends as excellent choice for all the above, good value.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

This is our second time here and we liked it as much as the first time. The menu is varied, everything is excellent, and prices are reasonable. Generous wine pours as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

I have been to Osteria many times over the years and loved it and excellent food. It seems to have gone down in food quality. We had to send back the prawns as they had a sauce that didn't go with them and was tasteless. They did switch the dish out. Service ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I have eaten here several times over the years, and always looked forward to it. This time, the service was horrible. Our water glasses weren't refilled, we couldn't catch the waiter's attention, the table next to ours wasn't cleared until I requested it, and I actually had to get up and take the check to the waiter. I won't return, and that is disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Very good service and solid Italian cuisine. The shrimp and artichoke hearts salad was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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