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$11 - $34
French, European, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Marina District
1.0 miles from Lombard Street
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Decided to check this place out today and are glad we did. Went in early for lunch so we were the only people there. My wife asked if a certain drink was good and the manager Robert said “Do you think we would put bad...stuff on the menu?” I figured that he hated us after that, but since it was empty, he chatted with us and even threw in a guacamole appetizer. We learned everything from the extinction of the Vikings to how the French have over 400 names for each private part. It was entertaining. I ordered the roasted chicken sandwich as jus and my wife the croquet monsieur, which were absolutely incredible, as were the roasted potatoes and salad. Definitely a place we would return to.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Our visiting French student wanted nothing more than a trip to San Francisco. Her greatest desire: to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Alas, the bridge was playing hide-n-seek in the famous fog. Hoping that given time, it would burn off (but knowing it probably wouldn’t)...we set out for lunch. We stumbled upon Castagna, and decided to give it a try. We were immediately welcomed by the owner, and before we knew it, he was conversing in French with our visitor. She was delighted. She proclaimed the Croque Monsieur to be delicious and authentic. I enjoyed the Pesto Pasta very much, and my hubby said the Pasta Bolognese was amazing. Bread served with the meal was incredible, and declared “absolutely French” by our French visitor. The restaurant is quite small, but appears to have a rather extensive wine collection. I enjoyed a mango mimosa. There was only one other party there when we were; travelers from Norway ( I think they said). They thoroughly enjoyed their meal as well. You will too. Go there. Bon Appetit! **And if you were wondering, after lunch we tried again to see the elusive bridge. Nope, still hiding in the fog. We told our visitor she’d have better luck in October or November. Maybe she’ll come back, and we can visit Castagna again!**More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We are lucky enough to live a few blocks away from Castagna. It is our favorite place to have a casual or romantic dinner in San Francisco. The owner and chef, Stéphane, turns out uniformly delicious meals with a very fine sense for wine pairings;...and the specials are terrific. Dining at Castagna is more than a fine ambiance and meal—it feels like going to the home of a friend who just happens to be a fabulous chef. We recommend it with our very highest regard for him and what he has achieved with this adorable and cozy spot in the vibrant Chestnut street neighborhood. Vive Castagna!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Thanks heaven , finally and after 30 years visiting this marvelous city , we find by “azar” a place to eat like home , not French fries on the side, just excellent France and Latin profesionales who performed a show for the senses. Merci Beaucoup...y gracias mil 👏👏👏More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Had dinner with 2 friends. Everything we ordered was delicious! Tuna tartare, Mussels, filet mignon, lasagna, tarte tartin - all excellent!!! Service was gracious and personal and kept with our dining pace. Nice wine list offers a thoughtful variety of affordable, delicious wines. A wonderful...evening. Will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Small, lively, hands on owner and delicious food are a great casual dining experience. Tight seating and noisy background but worth it. Beef stew, seafood pasta, veg pizza, stuffed veggies all were top notch. Wine list is nicely done complementing the small menu. Service was...friendly and knowledgeable with details provided by owner. A real rowdy table overwhelmed the noise level as the bar is close to the small number of tables. Alternative is outside seating.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a good French restaurant in the marina which is locally old and staffed. Very friendly place with very good food and pretty well priced for San Francisco .

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We stumbled upon this gem after a long day of travel. The restaurant had just opened, so we had the place to ourselves. My husband and our two boys, ages 12 and 16 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We sampled the meat & cheese plate, pizza...with prosciutto and the made from scratch lasagna. Everything was delish! This was one of the best meals we ate while in San Francisco for two days. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Great place for classic French-inspired southern Provençal cuisine ! Great wine selection Best spot in the house for foodies at the bar with the chef owner ! Family and friends gets to seat on comfortable banquettes seating with “people watch “on chestnut in the Marina...! Always a winner !More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended! Great and quick service, delicious food, wonderful ambiance. Would definitely visit again!

Date of visit: January 2018
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I was there on a weekend and cannot say how the parking might be on a week night. We had parked and were wandering around the area before we found the restaurant so we were parked several blocks away. We probably could have... More
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Yes, Castagna offers takeout services.

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Castagna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5