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“Unpretentious Neighborhood Gem”
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Osteria
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Ranked #833 of 5,866 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Presidio
Transit: Osteria is one block north of the 1- California MUNI Bus Stop on the corner of California Street and Presidio Ave. Take the "Inbound to Downtown" if you"re coming west of Presidio Ave. Take the "Outbound to the Richmond" east of Presidio Ave. http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/routes-stops/1-california
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Osteria Cucina Toscana serves simple, elegant, northern Italian fare in a cozy setting off the beaten track. This unpretentious neighborhood gem, an increasingly rare find in San Francisco, offers tasty food, an impressive wine list and impeccable service. Our server handled our large party with finesse and joked with our children. The owner paid ample attention to her guests, some of whom were clearly on a first-name basis with her. If you seek good food, good vibes and a good deal, this is the place for you.

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Thank CatPorter
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Charming location that felt like a neighborhood gem in the heart of a major city. Interesting menu, good value.

Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Osteria is a lovely, small restaurant with amazing pastas and great desserts. It is an open and airy space at a lovely corner location in the Laurel Hill area. I tried the pasta of the day which was fabulous.

Thank AnneontheroadBoston
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Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Our large group had a wonderful experience at Osteria. Salade Mista had crisp green and a flavorful vinaigrette. Pastas and gnocchi with green white and red sauces made a tasty palate cleanser. Bistecca was perfectly tender and (per my request) medium cooked. A tiramisu, executed well, topped off a wonderful meal.

Thank SR-1007
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had dinner here a few years ago when we stayed at the Drisco and decided to go back this trip. They accommodated two of us immediately without reservations and were very pleasant about it. Osteria is very much a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant with many of the customers and staff knowing each other by name. The food was terrific and the service, impeccable. My special appetizer of heirloom tomatoes with burrata cheese was melt in your mouth delectable, my husband's spinach salad was also very fresh & delicious. Sadly, my tortellini was missing something in the cream sauce making it rather bland and flour-y tasting. My husband enjoyed his main dish of calamari. We will definitely return, the owners are delightful and the place has begun to feel like home and is a pleasant evening walk back to our hotel...

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Thank Suze215
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