Rose's Cafe

4.8
403 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!

Support Rose's Cafe during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 403 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNicki
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBillW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Ramsey
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, great food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fettuccine was SO good. Chicken was cooked perfectly. Apple crisp was divine. We will definitely be back!

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vipJaredS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot with a great outdoor dining set up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose’s is one of our favorite local spots. We had a friend come into SF for dinner. We sat inside and felt safe. The tables are well spaced. Our service was exceptional. Stephen knows the food and wine list perfectly. His suggestions were great. We actually tried several dishes other than our usuals. The pork shoulder was so yummy it may become my new usual. We ordered a bottle of red wine. He suggest the cabernet. It was delicious. Then when he served the linguini with clams, he brought a tasting of the Sancerre because he thought it was a wonderful compliment to the dish. He was correct. It highlighted the dish and the Sancerre was excellent on its own. Our friend enjoyed the entire evening and we felt at home. It was a great night out.

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AnastasiaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

the server was really slow, we had to wait for an hour for our main course. and the food wasn't good at all - my burger was overcooked and my husband's steak was undercooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous, staff very accommodating, and outdoor seating comfortable with heaters.

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IWBUW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Rose’s Cafe. COVID-19 precautions were well in place. We were very happy to be able to eat there.

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cate
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Yum! Cute for brunch and for dinner. The salmon and burrata were amazing.

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vipBrad
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy restaurant! Delicious food. Very comfortable ambiance. Feels very much like the classic San Francisco neighborhood restaurant that you hope to discover around the corner from your new apartment.

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MichaelA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Rose's!!!
Restaurant week menu spectacular!
Services always wonderful!
All food, drink, ambiance always the best!

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KRUBI
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

service was great, and the wine pairing with dinner was a nice touch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Great food! I love this place! My new neighborhood spot!

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SusanK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! We will definitely be coming back.

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vipBravos
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything
A bit chilly outside could have used a blanket
Food delicious
Chicken amazing
Deserts scrumptious

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vipSydneyJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! What a lovely experience for the whole family

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was good not too busy, small ish portions and somewhat generic wines for large mark ups. But I was fine for it

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vipRoxanneD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great local restaurant. Good food and good service. I would highly recommend!

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vipKat65
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best around!!

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DanielN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raphael was AMAZING! The food was fantastic... The outdoor seating was nice and warm on a cold night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Rose’s for brunch, we stopped in to get the assorted baked goods to take home, and now we’ve had dinner there. The dinner was fantastically scrumptious, portions were big and flavor was amazing. 10/10

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KatyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot. Food was to die for. We live close by now and will definitely be back!

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SarahH
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so scrumptious! The atmosphere was warm and inviting! We will be back for sure! 🍴♥️

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vipCeciliaH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food! Pizza was so good & Gorgonzola salad is my favorite

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vipNicki
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food are great! A real neighborhood treasure!

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vipCatalinaD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice and cozy out side loved it

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vipSFFoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Plate had too much potato gratin that wasn't cooked well which was kind of disgusting. Pasta was not up to standards, or the previous week that we ate there!

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SteveC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our casual favorites, great friendly staff, excellent food, love it!

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vipPhilipC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were lucky, we had a table with heater. The food is always healthy and fresh. I really enjoy dining there.

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vipNicki
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice service! Great as always!

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vipMarkT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was exceptional and all the food very, very tasty and beautifully presented!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. We love this wonderful neighborhood spot.

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vipTasty
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server was a bit annoying but good is always great!

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vipEric
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it has been a while since I had visited Rose's. While I've always been a big fan of Rose Pistola, I felt Rose's had been hit or miss. This past Saturday evening, we sat outside, had wonderful service and a great meal (reasonably priced too!). We'll be back soon!

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vipPhilipC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up with heaters. Friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never eaten dinner there before, always breakfast. Love the dinner too. Nice outside dining during COVID. Good job, great food, nice friendly service.

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MikeA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice place on quite street. New outdoor seating was great for keeping social distancing. But the best part was the food quality, the service staff and reasonable prices.

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vipgary
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

always consistent in food quality and the servers are very attentive.

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Rose's Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 403 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.