Rose's Cafe

4.7
369 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 369 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTasty
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server was a bit annoying but good is always great!

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vipEric
San Francisco
39 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
7 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
104 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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CurtC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and great service! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was ok, on that day was so wind and uncomfortable be seated outside and the cover was doing a annoying noise. Server are ok but nothing special for the price we paid.

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Marcellag
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we're having to eat outside, they're making it as pleasant as possible, but you still may want to bring a jacket on a windy or cooler night. Food is delicious and servings are generous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Took forever to get our food we were there for 3 hours

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Jack
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Rose's has been our favorite neighborhood bistro for two decades. It's always dependable and it never disappoints. You just feel better the moment you walk in.

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vipBillK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great, atmosphere very nice. Seemed a little short staffed but overall a very nice experience!

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vipgary
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always consistent quality and good servers - wonderful neighborhood spot!

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vipKathyCalifornia
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for delicious food and excellent service! Shane, hostess and staff are attentive, friendly and kind. Everything set well - socially distanced tables, everyone wearing masks, everything clean ad sanitized. Grazie for an enjoyable time.

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious spot with friendly service! The outdoor atmosphere is inviting and a great adaptation to COVID restrictions!

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LeslieKirk
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic outdoor dining. Always original memorable appetizers! Everything delicious. Heat lamps outside. Tables at safe distance. We felt totally comfortable for our unrushed two hour meal with a superb bottle of Tuscan wine. We have been coming for special occasions for years and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food ! great spot even outdoors in foggy SF. Outdoor tables under heat lamps. Delicious pizza! great pasta- loved our meal

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food & service was very good! Would definitely visit again.

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vipKathyCalifornia
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Rose’s is open again! Per usual, great food, wine and service. Steven gave us excellent recommendations, is attentive, quick and friendly. The hostess is super nice too. Thank you!

Rose's Cafe
Responded on July 18, 2020

Hi Kathy - thank you so much! We're happy to be open too!

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SandraS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were very good. We had the Little Gem Salad and the Pepperoni Pizza with an egg on it. Yummy! It was quiet on a Thursday night and hardly anyone there. Well of course it was empty because of fear of the Corona virus when your out in public anywhere. We felt safe and everyone there seemed well I think we need to support our favorite restaurants and even do take out from them so they don't go out of business during this very rough and scary times.
Sandra

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AverageTraveler
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose's Cafe makes the best pizza in San Francisco - the pizza is rather Roman in its style, with a thin and smokey crust and the flexibility to add an egg. Their salads and starters and sides combine California's fresh ingredients with an Italian outlook. Great bakery section as well. Wonderful location with indoor or patio seating. Great service from Raub and others.

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SarahV
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Rose's since it opened, but hadn't been to dinner in several years, going only for Brunch lately. The service was prompt and charming, but the food was DELICIOUS. Well worth the price.

We will make a point of returning for dinner very soon

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LoveAlimentari1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great thin crust pizza and quick too

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abbracci
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I think everything is really nice
Everything we ordered was very "salty"----many people like salt but there are those of us who cannot have so much----I would prefer to be able to add if I wanted more

flavors nice tho

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vipNicki
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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ElviraG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed, great pizza, pasta and everything else.

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vipJennaW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was not great. We were there for over 3 hours and waited about an hour for our entrees.

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MarjorieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always perfect from the food to the service. Thank you!!

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vipKristinF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We go to Rose’s about once a quarter, maybe more. This time we were seated right by the front door, even though we’d made a reservation. Brrr! My food came out cold. Wait staff was over worked, and we had to flag people down for various items. Usually they’re much more attentive, and food is hot. If this had been our first visit I would never go back.

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Larry
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful ambiance with excellent service. Food was outstanding, including two appetizers and two entrees. Small but good variety of wines and beers available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Pretty good restaurant. The walls were VERY dusty which was gross. Great Apple crisp. Service wasn’t particularly attentive.

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vipBlakeM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Texas to see our son in San Francisco for Christmas.
This is our third visit to Rose’s and it is one of our favorite spots in SF. Fun, cozy atmosphere with great food. Took our grandkids there this past summer and the staff was very accommodating and respectful - the kids and all of us enjoyed drawing on the butcher paper table coverings.

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LeslieG
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Good choices on the menu, from lite bites to larger portions. Service was timely and friendly.

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AmyP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place! When I come to SF, it's one of my first choices. Good food, good service, good ambiance, good atmosphere, good location.

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vipQspoke
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rose's. Imagine stepping back to San Francisco, the way it was meant to be... Diverse clientele, affordable menu that doesn't require endless commentary, wait staff that are attentive and polite.

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vipRichardC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After quite a while, I finally revisited Rose's Cafe for dinner; in the past, it had been a venue mostly for lunch.
The broccoli soup starter was excellent.
I had the fantastically delicious short-rib main course -- meltingly tender and generous portion of beef (it could be eaten with a spoon, which i also used to scoop up the flavorful sauce), baby carrots and mashed potatoes.
Steven, our server, couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating.
A wonderful experience to be repeated again soon!

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MikeSF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Usually a good experience at Rose's but I think they must have short-handed this time. Menus weren't ready for our 5:30 reservation and the food preparation took much longer than usual, forcing us to rush to finish eating in time for a 7pm event in the next block. Eaten here several times before; this time was not the best experience.

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vipPatriciaW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this great neighborhood spot. I eat here often and love everything on menu.

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vipLindaG
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rose's Cafe is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food, family friendly, and a great wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Rose’s Cafe. They remember your name and what you like to eat!

FAQs

Rose's Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Rose's Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 369 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.