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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Great Real Italian Food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Francisco, CA
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  • Casual Elegant
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English first
San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
60 helpful votes 60 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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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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