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Osteria

4.6
329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (34)
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  • Casual (16)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner: Su 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 771-5030
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Payment options
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party contact
Gina Ghorbani: (415) 297-1776
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Presidio
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Parking details
All parking (neighborhood and metered) is free after 6PM.
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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
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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!
Additional
Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 329 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Luigi (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was our second time there. Our meals were excellent, and the service was outstanding. We had a great antipasto plate followed by some fantastic ravioli. Our entrees were well prepared although one of our party found her scampi to be bland.

While the wine list is limited, the Sauvignon Blanc we ordered was superb.

We fully intend to go to Osteria again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Remembered Osteria as a go to neighborhood find and was not disappointed. However, my wife did not receive her appetizer and her grilled course chicken was overcooked and very dry.
My lasagna special was very good and the other couples food was thoroughly enjoyed.

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vipmcamym (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant is cozy, the servers nice when they appear (service is a little slow), but the food was disappointing. My veal piccata was swimming in butter with no real flavor, the vegetable sides were bland. The Caprese appetizer was bland as well, some salt/pepper and herbs would have been welcome. I love Italian food, but this is not a restaurant I would revisit.

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vipHiker (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day!

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MichaelH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipChrisG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipfredarep (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

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vipCathie (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

A great neighborhood gem. Wonderful food and charm!

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KaptainKent (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  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!

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Jan25 (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipWelchman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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vipLadySomerset (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipgetawaygal (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipAnony (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipdodgerman (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipWelchman (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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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vipleeponton (San Francisco)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent as usual!

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Gary (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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Gary (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipblaineb (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Food good. Lovely people. Nice time always.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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WETSU64 (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

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vipFuzzy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

All ways good and some of the best pasta

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