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601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017 (Mason)
+1 415-441-9898
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice little place with great staff, very friendly and good value for money. The food was nicely presented and they offered a great selection. Oddly enough the Lamb Provencal was delicious (even though it is a French dish)! I went back and had Penne Bolognese and this was very good and they have a good selection of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food in a quaint environment. If you are in the downtown San Francisco area, this is a great location to have lunch or dinner. There are not many tables so my suggestion is to make a reservation using the app Open Table. Ask for one of the booths so that you won't be stuck at a table in the... More 

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Westbury, New York
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118 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a last-minute reservation at Cesario's on a Monday evening--a must, as it's clearly very popular. We were greeted warmly and seated at a cozy central table. Service was attentive and friendly, and the food was simply outstanding. Goat cheese and Caesar salads were fresh and beautifully presented with warm Italian bread and herb-infused dipping oil. My pasta Bolognese rivaled... More 

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Penhook, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere - nice dinner - great place to people-watch. Portion size was just right. Service was excellent

Thank Pete R
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on visiting san Francisco I was very disappointed in the restaurants on offer. However this little gem situated near my hotel was packed every night. The food was great quality and good price

Thank karen c
Stockholm, Sweden
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice in February of 2017. I think it was very good and we really enjoyed good food, good wine and good service. I can recommend this

Thank Niclas M
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a place to eat within walking distance of our hotel. I was able to make an reservation with just a few clicks on my phone. We arrived early and were seated immediately. Place is small but even at 5 pm, place was full. Food and drinks were delicious. Excellent and friendly service. And prices weren't too... More 

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Oakland, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the great little restaurant close to my hotel Beresford while staying in San Francisco. The first time I dined there a few weeks past the restaurant at dinner was full but I was nonetheless seated as a solo guest at terrific little table, albeit, yes, it is a wee bit crowded there, but the service... More 

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant and we were lucky enough to get a table for dinner without reservations. The food is excellent and the service is equally matched.

Thank janet Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, quaint, and good value. Enjoyed ourselves. A bit small, get a booth as tables are very close together.

Thank Brian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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Staying in Union Square

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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 sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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