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Sausage Factory

$$ - $$$
The Castro
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517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
+1 415-626-1250
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here spontaneously, thought the name was funny. The food was very good, we got pizza and spaghetti and it was served with warm tasty bread and butter. The server was very friendly and engaged. We really liked him! Prices fair, atmosphere nice. Good place!

Thank alyssaria
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Really nice place with old school charm. Italian food like its suppose to be. The food was really good and the service was better. The waiter that served us has been there forever. Friendly and helpful. Very relaxing atmosphere and your not rushed. The parking is difficult but not impossible. It is in the heart of the Castro district, so... More 

Thank Nomad627
Gilroy, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I would have to say its been a few years since I've been to the Sausage Factory and now I know why. The atmospherre is charming but the staff is not very freindly or attentive and the food is main reason I will not be going back. The other guests in my party felt the same way and I told... More 

Thank TMann1971
Orinda, California
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494 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went there on a very busy night....so we had to split up our large party since they don't take reservations. The food was good (pizza only) and the service still good so we'll try this again.

Thank Kesslane
Oviedo, Florida
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Great restaurant! The food was excellent! We went a couple of times during our trip to San Fran & will definitely come back on our next trip!

Thank raye2349
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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219 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Ate at the Sausage Factory on the way back to our accomodation after a day out sight seeing. It is an Italian Pizzeria and restaurant. The food was really tasty. Service good. Decor old world. We had the ground beef pizza, spinach cannelloni with white sauce (cheese), chicken parmagiana and beef cannelloni. Prices are reasonable and service was extremely quick,... More 

Thank Wayne N
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Why the name of the restaurant did not ring a belle I do not know now :) Ambience and service was OK to the good side - but the food was terrible and expencive

Thank karsten lumbye j
Reading, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Second visit for us and this time we both chuckled at the crazy service we received. Waiter was all over the place; forgot we were there, took a menu off my partner as he thought I'd ordered for both, cocked up the payment on card. The pizzas are nice but are HUGE!! even the small ones are big. Probably big... More 

Thank MarkBarefoot
Oak Island, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Just dropped in but they were ready. Typical wine list and prices, but all I wanted was vino with my pasta. Sausage comes in patties here, but the taste equals any cased links I've had. Dark and warm neighborhood ambiance reminds me of Philadelphia's Little Italy without the hit history. Don't be in a hurry here for service isn't fast,... More 

Thank OICommando
The Netherlands
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A local guy in a store on Castro told me that food in the hood was often overpriced and not all that great. As far as the Sausage Factory is concerned, I was pleasantly surprised with the check. The second bit of his comment hit the mark. Mediocre veal, mediocre wine (Chablis, mind you) and only slightly better than average... More 

Thank Frank K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-1250

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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