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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
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!
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!
Have gone there for years. Have eaten there with family and friends. It has a very relaxed feeling and the help is friendly. You see many regulars there like myself for you know you will always get a good meal Their red sauce which they serve with some entrees is delicious. They have many excellent choices on the menu. It is one on my favorite places.
The food was good at Osteria, but the service left something to be desired. We were in on a Tuesday evening for dinner. When the server came to take our order and my friend and I double checked with each other what we were ordering (we were sharing starters), she said "you guys obviously aren't ready, so I'll come back" which was abrupt and then she practically ran away from our table before we'd had a chance to ask for wine. They then hovered over us and kept asking if we were done, they seemed put-out that we wanted dessert and coffee and while we were still finishing the last of our wine, they came over to tell us they were closed - at 9.40 - and asked how much longer we'd need. The food was good and this could be a neighborhood gem, but there was no customer care whatsoever - I left feeling like they were annoyed to have to deal with customers at all. I probably won't go back because I wouldn't want to repeat the service experience.
Great meal as usual and we were seated upon arrival.
The only challenge during the meal was the availability of the wait staff.
The problem appeared to be under staffing of waiters. The few that were on duty were very capable but more pressed than we have ever experienced trying to serve the full house.
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.