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Wed, 4/25
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Villa D'Este

3.6
175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
Villa d' Este, serving you with traditional Italian Cuisine has been owned & operated by the Oropeza Family since 1978. Villa d'Este is known locally as one of the best family restaurants in San Francisco. Offering menu selections of pasta, poultry, veal, vegetarian, seafood, and beef. Come and indulge in our seven course dinner including antipasto, mixed green salad, soup, pasta bolognese, entrée coffee and Spumoni ice cream. We also have serve A La Carte which comes with a mixed green salad or soup. We offer live music on Fridays and Saturdays! We are open for Dinner seven days a week at 4-10 p.m. We serve a Champagne Brunch on Sundays from 11am-2:30p.m. Interested in entertaining your guests as a private party? We also serve banquets and off-site catering. Call us or come by to learn more! Enjoy a full bar with great cocktails and get to know us!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-10:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-2:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 334-0580
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ofelia Lopez and Ramon Oropeza
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th Ave. & Junipero Serra
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Parking details
Metered parking outside of restaurant, $2.00 per hour. Free after 6 p.m. everyday and Sunday all day.
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Public transit
SF Muni lines 28 on 19th Ave. and K line on Ocean Ave.
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Entertainment
We offer live music on Fridays and Saturdays! Monthly Cabaret shows the first monday of every month. Contact us for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Villa D'Este can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 175 People Are Saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.6
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

It was a Sunday date night for us. The decor in this joint is an art deco through back. We order appetizers. I recommend the escargot. It was cooked perfectly and served in mushrooms for a twist. The full dinner is a bargain. Try it. The calamari dinner was tasty. I'll try the sole or the steak next time for variation. My husband tried the lasagna. It was good, but he will try the steak next time. The staff was very attentive. It was clearly family night on Sunday with many repeat customers.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Super people, excellent food , super price

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Villa D'Este used to be our favorite restaurant. The food is still good. Unfortunately, the restaurant has not been maintained during these many years and now it is dirty and in desperate need of new paint. There were lots of cobwebs in the ladies bathroom. Many of the lights in the chandelier were out and not replaced. The place really needs a facelift. The service this last time was absolutely terrible and it wasn't even that crowded. We had to wait a very long time to get each course. We were over charged by a lot and and had to return our bill for an adjustment. We were all very disappointed. I really hope they get their act together so it can be what it once used to be.

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2.0Dined on January 18, 2018

The decor is a trip almost worth the visit. Food was ok service was efficient and friendly.

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3.0Dined on January 8, 2018

We went to hear our friend sing with her group and really enjoyed the evening.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

food is okay, portions very small, thats about it, great ambiance, piano player and singer really add to the atomsphere. Small crowd that night, so they were able to play all the requests for various songs

would go back for a drink or coffee and dessert to listen to the music

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Old-style Italian, leisurely dining. Ala carte or 5-courses. Sweetbreads! Reasonable cost.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

This is a classic old Italian restaurant. The service is impeccable, the ambiance very nice. The prices are a true value. My only criticism is that my calamari steak was very bland, with just breading, no spices or sauce. We also had the escargot, which was amazing, and the eggplant Parmesan which was very good.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Neighborhood delight. An alternative to fast / quick food . Complete dining experience offering several options. Personal Attention from Owner as well as wait staff.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

Server was very attentive and unobtrusive. Food was good. Restaurant was not very busy. We sat there for hours talking and they never tried to shoo us out. I would go back again.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Always a pleasure having dinner and entertainment here.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

This was such a fun dinner. The restaurant is a kick back to the 70s (maybe 60s). The food was good, not haute cuisine, but enjoyable. They have a full bar and we were able to enjoy cocktails with our antipasto. The dinning room is also amazing. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The value is the best I've seen in years.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

How have I missed this place in the 37 years I've lived in S.F.? This place was super cool old school Italian. The servers were very attentive, the food was reasonably priced, and it was delicious. This is going on our list of places to take friends to.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

We were seated promptly. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Go for the decor; stay for the food!
Standard Italian fare (good veal and sweetbreads), ample portions, very good service, easy parking. Check it out!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2017

Great food, great entertainment, great service and all priced right...

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

What a great dining experiance.
The deco room and bar.
Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

I love Villa!!! Friendly Service and excellent food. The owner takes the time to come to your table and say hi himself. Wonderful for a date the piano is the highlight of the evening definitely go on a Friday night!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Been dining there for nearly 30 years and everything has always been perfect.
Last Saturday we took good friends, who had never been. Dinner took just under two hours to arrive. If we had not asked it most likely would have been longer. The crowd was the usual size but for some reason it was am off evening. We had hoped to introduce our friends to a new favorite but I am very doubtful they will return with us.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2017

Always a pleasure dining here. Nice every Friday evening piano and singer entertainment too.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2017

40's decor, older crowd, dinner show first Monday of each month @ $25 for three courses and beverage, no covercharge.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2017

food was good. service was good. But nothing special. the value of the food for the price is outstanding.
we live in the east bay to come all the way to San Francisco to eat here I would not do. if I would live closer I would go back. it is good for casual dining

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Normally they are better but its busy Valentine's Day and they weren't able to keep up :(

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2017

Went to Feb's Supper Club night to hear Fr. Roger sing. Was pleasantly surprised that the meal was very good, atmosphere nice and location accessible to public transportation. There was a large group that night and it was not easy to hear all the entertainers clearly but what I did hear, I really enjoyed. I would certainly return and hope not to have such a noisy group again.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

Old time San Francisco with live music on Fridays. Great service, extremely friendly staff and great value.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

The food is so yummy. The atmosphere is classic. The service is wonderful and warm! I can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Our Server never came once to see of our food was as she was doing other tables !!! She was probably doing the other tables as they must have been there before & wanted there tip to be good as that is what I presume as I used to work in a Restaurant . The Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables were warm instead of being hot as they should have been !!! I went up to the Manager & all he told me that he'll take her but didn't do anything about the bill !!! I hope that next time he'll give me better service !!! Also, being Christmas Day, it would be have been nice to have someone play the Piano as there was one there & not being used !!!

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2.0Dined on November 13, 2016

The menu for brunch was uninspired and strange. Chicken park and sautéed potatoes? What? Service was awful. Waited a fun 22 minutes to order coffee and place was nearly empty. Servers seemed depressed and disinterested. Overall blah experience. Cool decor but Enron that's so dated.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2016

the restaurant is a old school restaurant. service food ambiance piano bar with a singer great feel

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Owner / Bartender and all his extended family work there
Very friendly good food

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2.0Dined on September 25, 2016

Most curious. When I arrived, restaurant empty. The fellow checking me in seemed to
have no idea of a reservation and blanked at Open Table mention. My dining companion
arrived later and we had a nice table in the window. A few other parties came and went.

Service very good; food edible. Place is a throw-back to the 1950s. Exceedingly quiet,
which suited us to be able to chat.

Very nice location.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2016

this is an old school italian place.......
was a lot of fun!

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2016

This Italian place is family owned and has been in the neighborhood for years. The interior is very classy for family style Italian food. Also, it has a traditional classic Italian menu for complete dinners--all very reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2016

Great value for meal. I love that I never have to wait for a table. I come here every six months.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2016

We LOVE our Villa d'Este !! Such a great family feeling. Ramon is the best - so attentive and thoughtful. We went to this restaurant years ago and try to make it there at least every other month. They know us by name which makes us feel right at home.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Great service and an INCREDIBLE value!!!

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2016

disapointing ........I ordered Filet of Sole Dore and the waitress called it halibut. I called ahead to get direction at 11:45 and nobody answered the phone. When we found the place I mentioned that to the bartender and all he said was "sorry about that." We were offered complimentary champagne and none arrived. I'm sure you have regulars who adore your place but, unfortunately, we will not be back. If we are spending good money we expect good service.

Also, your ladies room was out of paper. I was glad to leave.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2016

First time going on a friday night, and now its not just a piano player but someone singing along. The appropriate lounge singing you'd expect for this 'old school' style restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2016

Nice, relaxed place for a neighborhood dinner. Good food, friendly staff, excellent service.
Great place to go for an unpretentious, satisfying meal. The grilled sole was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

The waiter here is extremely heartwarming.

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