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Ristobar

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2300 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2610 (Scott St.)
MUNI #30/30X on Chestnut at Scott; Lombard: MUNI #28, 43 & 76 + GG Transit
415-923-6464
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Restaurant

I live a few blocks from this restaurant and enjoy going down there for a happy hour or brunch when the sun is out. I've always enjoyed the service and people there have been attentive and the service is good. The servers I've had while outside were attentive not only to us as guests, but when I've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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san francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I live a few blocks from this restaurant and enjoy going down there for a happy hour or brunch when the sun is out. I've always enjoyed the service and people there have been attentive and the service is good. The servers I've had while outside were attentive not only to us as guests, but when I've been there with... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Randomly stopped in here, on a beautiful SF spring afternoon and should have known by the ultra cool reception we got at about 2:00 pm ( with th place mostly empty) that things might not go well. Space is typical Marina hip-chic--bright airy and well placed tables. We chose to sit outside and said ultra un-friendly waiter seemed put out... More 

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I ate here recently and were delighted with the food and service. We had bruschetta to start, I then had the suckling pig, while she had an amazing pasta dish - all the food was fantastic and our servers did a great job in looking after us. This was the best meal we had on our 3... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The pizza was really good, thin crust, decent sizes to share with one additional person, but not as great at DeLaRosa right down the street who has more options and sharable plates.

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Strandhill, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were staying in Marina, so had over a week to check out a lot of restaurants on Chestnut St. We ate here one night. Looks lovely and was busy, so we ate at the bar. Bartenders are super nice & great to chat too. Food was just ok though. I had a pizza, which had nice crusts, but was... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ristobar is old-school Italian right up to the frescoed ceiling, a big, inviting space with street side tables for dining and people-watching. We stopped in for a quick drink and sat at the bar, where we were entertained by observing the bartender's craft during a particularly thirsty happy hour. The house Trebbiano was a refreshing bargain at $5, especially when... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is good Italian restaurant with typical carbs-heavy food, but small size portions. Service was good. If you were in Italy, this is not exactly Italian place, but they think they are.... Menu is relatively short for Italian restaurant and like I said too much carbs... So, if you want pasta, then it is a good place to go. If... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening having read good reviews on here and have to say I was a little disappointed. The restaurant is nice but really cold. I asked if there was anything they could do but was told no even though there was a big air conditioning unit blowing directly onto us. Food and service were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a really nice restaurant, lovely décor, good atmosphere,with friendly, attentive staff. Street side tables for those who wish to eat outside, and most important, lovely food. Starters of Bruschetta, first class. Pasta dishes were excellent, easily the best pasta in the city. Mains of Maialino - slow cooked pork - excellent, and Chilean Seabass served with perfect green... More 

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Camarillo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Dined here during a recent visit with our adult daughter. I have dined here several times in the past, and always had a fabulous meal and outstanding wine service. On this occasion, our party of 4 had a marvelous evening from start to finish. My wife, our daughter and I are vegetarians. Lots of creative selections, from pizza to pasta,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2300 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2610
    (Scott St.)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI #30/30X on Chestnut at Scott; Lombard: MUNI #28, 43 & 76 + GG Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 415-923-6464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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