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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good ambiance, great location, outdoor seating

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
rshoregon
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Boulder, CO
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My partner and I stopped by for brunch on New Year's Day. The hostess literally looked us up and down, then told us there was an hour long wait list. This was clearly untrue as the "list" had two names on it and there were many empty tables. So, unless you're dressed up and enjoy snooty restaurants, my advice is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was not expecting much, though based on the appearance and location I did expect the meal to be expensive. I am not sure how value anyone can derive from a review of my single meal experience - but I am happy to say that the burger was juicy and absolutely delicious as served. The service during our stay was... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Four of us had lunch yesterday. Two very good appetizers (Raw Tuna with avocado and a side of Brussels Sprouts-$17 and $8 respectively), two pizzas (one prosciutto, one smoked prosciutto-$15 and $16), two orders of Italian Eggs Benedict ($13 each), and a bunch of drinks (draft beer, Mimosas, Bloody Mary ($6-$9). We had a nice outdoor table. All the dishes... More 

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San Francisco, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

San Francisco's fashionable Marina District is this restaurant's location. A trendy Italian area of our City now populated by young DINKS and an army of foreign babysitters minding the few children that graduate the parents from the DINK and into the DIOK. My cocktail, ($12.50!), precisely calibrated by the bartendress, leveled the liquid at half of a glass only when... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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.

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West Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Bellevue, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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!

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Bay View, WI
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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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?

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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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