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601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
+1 415-441-9898
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“cannoli” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent find! So glad we stopped here for dinner. The food was wonderful. My husband had the chicken parmesan and I had the pasta with fresh seafood in marinara sauce. The waitress was friendly and personable. We enjoyed our dining experience and would come again.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great restaurant and fabulous food. We had a very nice evening. It was a shame that when I wanted to pay by card, that the manager insisted it was only possible by taking my card behind a counter where I had no visibility or...More

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended at the restaurants as we were attending a conference at Hilton Union square. What a pleasent surprise? It is a cozy restaurant with great food. I ordered Salmon Piccata and spinach with garlic. Great tasting food. I will be back next time I...More

Thank azlari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was by far the most crowded place I have eaten at. the adjoining table was less than an inch away. I ordered the veal with capers etc. I found the balance of flavours off and the veal a bit dry.

Thank sharkbait_two
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. The soup of the day was roasted red pepper which was excellent. I also ordered the chicken parmigiana which was also great and HUGE - I couldn't even eat half of it. The food came out piping hot and the service was top notch....More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very handy for Union Square hotels - this cosy little Italian feels authentic and serves hearty food. We booked the same day for the evening. Tables are close, but not a problem.

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy restaurant.... but they all are this time of year in SF..... better to book rather than walk up.... crisp service... friendly staff....menu is solid traditional Italian with saltimbocca etc and plenty of choices.... more than happy yo go back....

Thank F3011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing wrong with this nice restaurant. My disappointment as a local area resident since 1955 is how the City of San Francisco is changing. Cesario's is currently rated the #68 restaurant out of almost 5,000 establishments within the city, but I remember when...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner one night. A cramped place with harried servers and anything but personable service. Maybe our servers were rattled by the three young women at the table beside us who seemed to be fussing over their entrees not quite being what they had...More

Thank aniruhil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only in town for three nights, but we managed to go here two of those nights. The menu had a nice variety of selections and since my wife is a vegetarian, the menu had several good options for her.

Thank Gary B
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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