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601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
+1 415-441-9898
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  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pear salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
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Reviewed yesterday

I never thought I would submit a review like this, but prospective Cesario's diners should be aware. 1. The bread: At least two days old--stale and dry. The accompanying oil and pesto was attractive, but like everything else I attempted to consume was simply tasteless....More

Thank rjsmith44
Reviewed 4 days ago

The salmon picatta was perfect, and the roasted vegetables and risotto that came with it were very nice. The pesto olive oil that came with the bread was excellent. But that bread! Bland and stale. How could they do such a nice job with the...More

Thank Lindaqvx195
Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined at Cesario's the second weekend in December (three couples) and enjoyed our meal very much. Cesario's is a small establishment on the a corner of Sutter and Mason street near Union Square. Everyone at our table enjoyed what they ordered, the service was...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in mid-day for lunch, easy sit down. Bonus was that we were able to have the same booth we had in 2012. Food and service were as wonderful as we recalled. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank pinked_10_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner with our 4 teens and were not disappointed. Service was great. The food was great and took us back to our time in Italy. Open Table reservations was a plus.

Thank Brent Kelly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner last night and it was a pretty good meal. Our server Eve went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great dinning experience. The crab cake and calamari appetizers were both really good, fresh, and tasty. The lasagna was also...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service and anb excellent menu. Don't normally eat Italian when away as gt so much when at home but this was great food. Would have gone back again if there had been time.

Thank Di S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was dominated by the awful table beside the door we were placed in. We got a blast of cold air every time the door opened. The meal might have been OK if we'd had a decent table.

Thank addanegg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you don't have time for a trip to Italy or even North Beach...this is the place for a great Italian meal....the only thing better than the price is the food....the service is great as well...

Thank Bill92392
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Everything about this place was great. We only stayed in San Francisco for three nights and ate at Cesario's twice! Worth booking if possible as it does get busy. Excellent Italian food and great service.

Thank dick946
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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16 October 2016|
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Response from _jillmiller48 | Reviewed this property |
They are but we didn't feel crowded.
26 January 2016|
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Response from tomtdn | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they open before 11.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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