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Villa D'este

) #3,136 of 4,531 Restaurants in San Francisco $$ - $$$ Italian
2623 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132-1615
+1 415-334-0580
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
11 Aug 2016
“Traditional Family Style Italian Dinners”
4 May 2016
“Neighborhood hangout for locals. ”
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$$ - $$$
2623 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132-1615
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is one of the few places you can still get a full course Italian dinner. Anti-pasta, salad, soup, pasta, main course, dessert and coffee all for around $20.00. Many meat, chicken, pasta, fish, and vegetarian entrees to choose from. This art deco style restaurant...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Husband described chicken parmigiana as OK but not great, and that's how I would describe my chicken picatta. Mid sized portions but priced for larger portions. We would rate "good" on a neighborhood scale in a city with high end selections all over town. Nice...More

Thank Junie L
Reviewed 16 January 2016

it has been 20 years since i was there…food was so bad …will not go back until 20 more years…i am 77…at 97 i won't be able to taste the food…or know where i am..

Reviewed 8 December 2015

Excellent service, great cocktails and wines. Enjoy the calamari steak dinner among the many choices. The owner is always gracious.

Thank Bruceprt
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I loved this place. A 50s decor that resembled an ballroom, white tablecloths, lovely service and a friendly manager, and excellent food - a real, five-course Italian meal. Four of us ordered different entrees, and all were delicious. Mine was a beautifully done veal piccata....More

Thank msjude
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stepped into dream world last night which exists, completely tucked away from present day, on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. It is a family style Italian restaurant called Villa D' Este. This is a 1950s dining experience wrapped up in a beautiful 1930s art...More

Thank randall_travels2015
Reviewed 19 April 2015

When you open the heavy steel door, it's like opening a time capsule and stepping back into the 1950's. It smelled like it,too. Lots of elderly guests, who seemed to be regulars. Service was slow. Food was mediocre. The one thing I loved was the...More

Thank Jinky L
Reviewed 5 June 2014

After reading some not so nice reviews online, I made a promise to myself to make a good review of this restaurant if I had a good experience. For a young 30 something, like myself, sure this place is old school but I had a...More

Thank LotusBelleTents
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

I came to san francisco to visit some family. They suggested we come here as they had been coming here years (my great grandmother used to love this place when she was alive). This was their last time they will ever dine here. The food...More

Thank hcoko
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Went here for Valentine's Day 2013. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! We had reservations and just had to wait a few minutes for a table, so we ordered from the bar. After we were seated, we sat there for 25 minutes without any wait staff EVER coming...More

Thank TravelUSA5
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2623 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132-1615
    (19th Ave. & Junipero Serra)
  • Public Transportation: SF Muni lines 28 on 19th Ave. and K line on Ocean Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-334-0580
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