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601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
+1 415-441-9898
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (46 reviews)
“pear salad” (9 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quaint local place with good food. Staff was friendly. Its a small place so you will get to sit close.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aaron r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, generously- portioned food. Staff were pleasant and efficient. The only drawback is that this is a small restaurant. The tables are very close together. We could literally rub elbows with the people sitting next to us. Next time, we will request one of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jillba10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived without a reservation and were seated immediately. Others arriving later waited. On arrival we were served bread with oil based dips. The bread was very light and floury. The dips were rather basic. Service, however was excellent, even a little too fast. There...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RichardT652
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best prawn spaghetti in this restaurant that I have ever tasted, it was beautiful. I don’t normally get spaghetti dishes when I go to Italian restaurants, I always think I can do that at home. Not like this! The sauce made it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 747BarryB
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The restaurant is very small. There were tables wedged into any available space: a half-round table right by the door where people waiting for a table would be in your space; a tiny table for two wedged between a wall to the kitchen and a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linh C
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Nice restaurant serving fairly large portions, typical "American" Italian. Food was OK, tables are close, service was good and overall not bad value. The house red I thought was average at a fairly steep $10 a glass, All in all it is a fair choice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ceilings
Reviewed October 18, 2018

As others have stated the tables are very close together. The food was excellent, the staff worked excellent, always on hand. Best to book ahead, we did while walking past.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kevinbI9006EX
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Excellent Italian Restaurant in Union Square area. Wonderful food & great service. Booked reservations... so glad we did. The menu was unique and offered a great variety for all. They are open for lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The food was good, but a few issues before you try, is the reason for three star rating. Restaurant is small and tables close together, but you can see this from outside. Our starter arrived promptly but main a little slow, but was good quality....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 523anon
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The tables are so close together that I ate dinner with another couple - too bad they didn't speak English otherwise we could have discussed the meal. Bread is served first with three oils for dipping, not warmed and average quality. For main entree I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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September 27, 2018|
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Response from Gallicchio | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cesario's does takeout; phone number is 415-441-9898
September 27, 2018|
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Response from psalamon | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Viola Y
October 15, 2016|
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Response from cynthia c | Reviewed this property |
A few along the windows but in general way too close. You feel like you’re sharing a table w/ strangers. We had to move our table to let a young girl get out to go to the restroom.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
  • Public Transportation: 1 block from the Powell/Sutter Cable Car stop. #2 & #3 Muni Bus Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-9898
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Since 1991 Cesario's has been serving fine Northern Italian food. Extensive global wine list. Close to theater district and Union Square.
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