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

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, overpriced wine list

Food here was good - the mussels appetizer was flavorful (although one mussel had some sand), the burrata salad was fresh, and the prosciutto was very good (would've been even better with a bit more prosciutto). Wine list was very overpriced, so we settled for 2 glasses of a nice Chianti.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
nah59
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Winnetka, CA
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Freehold, New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with my wife, son, and 3 year old grandson. Had to wait 15 minutes to get water. The waiter kept saying he will be right back. Asked for bread sticks for the child 3 times before we got them. Ordered 2 small pizzas, a burger, and an side of fries. I told the waiter twice no mayo on... More 

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Thank Olds56
Winnetka, CA
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Food here was good - the mussels appetizer was flavorful (although one mussel had some sand), the burrata salad was fresh, and the prosciutto was very good (would've been even better with a bit more prosciutto). Wine list was very overpriced, so we settled for 2 glasses of a nice Chianti.

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Thank nah59
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159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

A friend we were traveling with insisted on going here specifically for the deviled eggs. The dish lived up to the billing but, interestingly, when we ordered a second batch, the presentation was totally different. The rest of the food we had was good also, although they left an ingredient out of a salad...(new cook?)

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Thank SB1114
whiterock british columbia
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Stopped in to Ristobar on Saturday night. Took outside seating. Wait staff were pleasant but disorganized. Drinks were ordered but did not arrive prior to our meals and had to be re-requested. Interesting that in this day and age, no gluten-free items on the menu. That's not so hip. At least there should be gluten free pizza. The dishes we... More 

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Thank fastasflight
san francisco
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank ctpeachinsf
San Francisco
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155 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank tunasf
England
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Graham S
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank KylieFromSF
Strandhill, Ireland
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287 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 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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Thank irish_captain
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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352 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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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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?

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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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