We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5,007 San Francisco Restaurants

Cafe Altano - CLOSED

602 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4130 (Hayes Valley)
415-252-1200
Menu
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
CLOSED
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Café
Neighborhood:
Hayes Valley
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laguna Street
Transit: bus line 21
Description: Cafe Altano serves Italian and European cuisine. We pride ourselves in serving the best food for both locals in Hayes Valley as well as those coming to enjoy a meal after the Opera, Symphony, or ballet.

8 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2
    1
    5
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

My co-works like to have their birthday lunches there. They take reservations and accommodate large groups and it always well done.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Four persons recently dined at this modest little corner spot in Hayes Valley. The place is bustling with youthful energy and a good vibe. Overall, the food was good. Service was friendly if a little spotty, and one order was incorrectly taken and then delivered late, while everybody else was about half finished. Apart from this little snafu, and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

I suppose if you can't get in to any other restaurant in the neighborhood, this place will feed you. But given. The other excellent choices in Hayes Valley, there's no other reason to choose Altano. Food is rather bland, service can be slow, and the interior lacks character.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

Cafe Altano is located in the quiet neighborhood of Hayes Valley in San Francisco. A perfect spot for a weekday date night or quick bite before the ballet, Cafe Altano never disappoints. It's a small European-style cafe with minimalist decor and large windows facing Laguna Street. There is a small outside alcove on the Hayes Street side with a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

We stumbled upon this place and decided to try it for lunch. Very glad we did! The menu has lots of choice and they were very willing to accommodate the picky ones in our group. The food was wonderful. Flavorful, healthy and good portion sizes. Service was perfect. A great place for a delicious Italian meal!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We spotted this place while floundering around for a place in Hayes Valley recently. (which in itself is a great place to visit while in the Bay Area - great shops and near Golden Gate Park)It was exactly what we were looking for: casual but nicely turned out, good menu with plenty of options while still being cohesive, and well... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

I ate here with a group of females last weekend. I was delighted by the delicious food, the cozy atmosphere and pleasantly surprised by the prices. Very nice wine list, too and reasonably priced. The service was attentive at this small neighborhood restaurant in Hayes Valley area. Will definitely return next time I'm in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Clara, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

Friendly service and helpful w/making wine selection. Pleasant meal, but not spectacular.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Altano also viewed

San Francisco, CA
 
San Francisco, CA
 

Additional Information about Cafe Altano

Address: 602 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4130
Phone Number: 415-252-1200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Café

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Altano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?