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.


2300 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2610 (Marina)
Improve this listing
Ranked #785 of 4,937 restaurants in San Francisco
Reserve with OpenTable
Ristobar is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Marina
Cross street: Scott St.
Transit: MUNI #30/30X on Chestnut at Scott; Lombard: MUNI #28, 43 & 76 + GG Transit
Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miller, Missouri
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were staying 2 blocks from this restaurant so we were eager to try it based on some reviews. Our expectations were not met. The ravioli was overpriced and just plain boring. In addition, it was quite a small serving for as expensive as it was. The pizza fared better but not by much. The service was adequate.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Sacramento, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice quiet atmosphere, could hear everyone at our four-person table. Very pricey vis-a-vis the very small portions. Flavors of food excellent. Wait staff friendly and helpful, just not overly so.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Awesome Italian menu, served perfectly by my favorite bartender, Monica and her sidekick Scott - give it a try, not cheap but worth every penny. Awesome bar and wine list to fit every budget!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bay View, WI
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Had really unique pizzas so we tried 2. Both were really good. Large selection on th menu. Had a few different drinks on the menu, tried one Italian one, can't remember the name, but it was really bitter and I couln't finish it. I should have asked the waiter about it before I ordered it. Dinner was wonderful It was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What an amazing meal the best we've had here so much choice not huge portions but super qualify great service and good value wine

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Our food was absolutely delicious! I will warn you that the portions are very small; however, they are exquisitely prepared. You just need to order more courses. We had their pizza as an appetizer. It was delicious as well. We liked our desserts too! Our cocktails were made to perfection. They tasted like a cocktail should taste with a good... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Large group ... great selection ... the waiter was fairly well informed and helpful. Everyone in the party had a decent meal. Some were not overly impressed but overall ... it was OK. They told us that everything on the menu was made fresh and from scratch .... great for people with allergies.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, CA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

First time to Ristobar,and everything was perfect. Party of four ordered a mix of starters and mains, and shared them all. We ordered in 3 or 4 different cycles, and our server Nicolino didn't mind a bit. He never rushed us, and made us feel most welcome. Ask for him by name! If they tell you something is a specialty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Providence, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Risto Bar on Chestnut street in the marina district of SF has come a long way. It started out a number of years ago as a beautiful pastry/coffee/snack establishment with wonderful Italianate decor. It is now one of the finest Italian restaurants in the city. If you want Italian ambiance, authentic Lombard decor, and delicious food, this is the place.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bellevue, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Attractive dining room. Greeter and server were friendly and professional. Food was not good. Meat on one plate had a lot of waste. Meat knife duller than butter knife. Veggies tough--either old or ill-prepared. Dessert was very good, however.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ristobar also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Ristobar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ristobar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing