Rose's Cafe

4.7
435 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely meal. Many customers are regulars who frequent the pretty bistro-café that offers table service and some of the most deliciously affordable food in San Francisco - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups and house made pasta. Accepting Reservations for Dinner Only!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 435 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great!

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vipScubacat
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Reliable although not amazing. The menu is varied, the food is good, but our service was haphazard and slow. We had to ask for an ice bucket for the champagne we brought, it took 10 minutes to get the first bottle of water that we ordered and we never got the second, we had to ask for sufficient forks and knives.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rose’s. Wonderful people. Excellent food & wine. The cookies were exceptional. They baked a new one we had not tried. Yummy!!

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vipJACKB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. A neighborhood gem.

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Julie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Service staff was excellent! Try apple crisp...it was excellent!

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vipPresidio
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood gem. Food always outstanding. Service quite attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose’s is our favorite local restaurant!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My Steelhead did not taste fresh. I had an upset stomach later in the evening. Everything else was excellent.

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Gabby
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose’s was delicious! Everything was tasty and the service was fantastic. The restaurant was beautiful on the inside, and smelled amazing because it was an open kitchen.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed an early Sat. evening pasta dinner at an outdoor table w/our pooch before the Escape to Alcatraz triathlon the following day. Chopped salad, linguini w/clams, farfalle pasta and apple cobbler were all nicely done and service was attentive and thoughtful. Highly recommend this lovely neighborhood Italian restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I haven’t been there in more than 15 years and it’s still as good as ever. Friendly and attentive service, everything I tasted was delish, especially the steelhead. The sidewalk/patio ambiance wasn’t ideal, but I certainly can’t fault the restaurant—pandemic times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I delightful place with lots of ambience. Food was delicious, all around a place I would strongly recommend for a traditional American.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nicely prepared and tasty dishes. Good service in addition. Recommended!

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vippeterc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous fresh trout dish, the chicken is delicious and the linguine w clams are my faves! Every server for so many years has been attentive but never hovering and super accommodating. Rose's us a go to always great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated outside. The dinner was ok, not as good as I rememberer, but I think it may have to do with covid. I will try Rose’s again in the future.

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vipAmyM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service. Delish desserts and espresso.

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vipKevin
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside, as we have a puppy. Food was great and they were very accommodating to our puppy

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vipBunny
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a very pleasant experience. We just did several appetizers (the polenta and beets were excellent). Service prompt and non obtrusive. The perfect little neighborhood spot.

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Zalophus
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pork shoulder tender and tasty, Steelhead (farmed) was delicious. Flourless cake also delicious. House Pinot Grigio very smooth. S

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ElviraG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose’s is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants — we’ve been coming here for years.
Wonderful ambiance, great atmosphere & the staff couldn’t be friendlier or more efficient.
A real gem.
Kay & Sandy Walker

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vipMHTM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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AlexaL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a local's favorite that has everything: great food, good ambiance, suitable for couples and a menu that works for kids too. We love it here. Professional staff!

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vipTherey
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great but place could use some heaters in the tents are out on the street.

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vipMichelleE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I usually think of Rose's for breakfast or lunch. Dinner is just as delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Me and my service dog Sadie had a great time. The staff were especially fun and engaging. Sadie really enjoyed herself soaking up everyone’s affection and the delicious aroma of great food. Even other patrons got in with some Sadie time. They seemed to enjoy themselves too.. Thank you for a splendid evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful - taught us about the different white and rose wines. Food was amazing and love sitting outside with the heaters. Great place for dinner with friends!

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vipMartaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious here! The pizzas and especially the pastas are just excellent. One of our family's favorite "neighborhood gems" and a go-to when we just want a solid, satisfying meal.

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vipnedc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Would not recommend sitting outside if you need heating. Our waiter was a very nice young guy but forgot to bring bread after offering it to us and forgot one of the entrees. Maybe just a bad night for him.

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ltbchicago
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Amazing food. A bit pricey and service was sporadic considering it was not busy. But quality is excellent and great location.

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vipFromDC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot to catch up with a friend over dinner and wine. Food is good, ambiance and convenience is very good.

We ordered "calamari" which was a bit confusing because it was actually squid/lentil stew rather than fried squid, but still very good.

I got the steelhead and it was also solid, served with asparagus, spinach, and olive tapenade.

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vipmobs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was delicious, welcoming and cozy. However it is starting to seem a bit pricey. Need to be careful neighborhood doesn’t start staying away.

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viptheGsuite
Grand Rapids
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here on a very cold, windy day especially for outdoor dining. The staff was accommodating for seating us earlier. We loved the grilled calamari with lentils. Friendly service . Love the homemade puppy treats.

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CeciliaH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Love the chopped salad!

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vipElizabeth
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends and family.

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vipNicki
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great location! Thank you!

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vipBillW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

About as good as a neighborhood e gets. The menu is interesting, the preparation is excellent, and even the wines by the glass are well chosen.

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vipMWKM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Rose’s Cafe is one of my neighborhood favorites.

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Ramsey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, great food

FAQs

Rose's Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.