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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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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After spending a few hour with the dog on the beach between the golden gate and Alkatraz lunch on the patio consisted of a tasty pizza washed down with a Couple of Anchor Steams like my hero Harry Bosch .Iwas a fun time

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a good experience here, but not perfect. We took every opportunity to eat outside as we were happy to find such great temperature. The only problem is that our table was right besides a structure where every dog on the street stopped to pee... Yuck! I had a nice plate of fresh pasta (too small though) and my... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When we walked in we were struck by how quiet it was. After spending a couple hours dining there, I'm shocked that it is ever quiet. The place is very attractive, the service is prompt and knowledgeable but the food is outstanding, particularly the house-made pastas. The wine list is a bit pricey, but sophisticated and values can be found.... More 

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Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for seafood that was not drowned in sauces like so many other restaurants and the Chilean Sea Bass did not disappoint. Fantastic Salumi (finocchiona & barolo)and Bruschetta, Agnolotti di Lidia was best pasta I have had and Cappellacci d’Astice with Maine lobster was delightful. Service was excellent and friendly.

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austria
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29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pizza is good, even very good i would say...just don´t order wine with it! the waiter knows nothing about wines, we ordered a bottle of red merlot, instead the waiter brought us some "other" Napa Valley red and said that´s the closest in price...but it was not close to merlot...

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Ristobar -- stopped here for a mid afternoon weekend beer and glass of wine. Lovely location good atmosphere and outdoor seating. We had great memories of the former coffee house/pasty cafe it used to be. The service was incredibly slow though. When I asked the waiter to describe two of the white wines he offered to let me try a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I like the fact that the cold weather allowed us to sneak in to this place and found an available table. This was Jan 1 dinner the place was packed and a bit overwhelmed. Our server Don, did the best he could and more. The food was excellent and we like the fact that they did not rush customers and... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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