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601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
+1 415-441-9898
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannoli” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was walking to little Italy and stumbled upon cesario's by accident. I'm glad i did. The food was superb I had pasta in mind, but that lamb shank with carrots, potatoes, onions and risotto caught my attention Absolutely delicious. The place was very busy...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Popped in with no booking and although full, we were reassured to only wait a couple of minutes. Very good value here for delicious food from a broad menu (something for everyone), good wine selection and friendly professional service. A traditional reliable restaurant with a...More

Thank Margot M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just round from our hotel. Had to wait a few minutes for a table as was very busy. Pretty small restaurant but food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend!

Thank HelenT64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner at Cesario's, it is a small, quaint restaurant. It wasn't busy when we first arrived, and I felt that the staff was rushing us to order. They do not have a full liquor bar which was disappointing. The bread was...More

Thank leoatl17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of five (3 teens) who stayed in Union Square and wanted an amazing Italian meal w/o walking too far. It was a Monday, but we called and they said they could take us in just 45 minutes. The place is small,...More

Thank Kris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the marine Memorial Club near Union Square.This small resauratn cought our eye ad frtunaltely we made reservations. It would be hard to get in without them. The food is outstanding and it is a small cozy restaurant with great service. I...More

Thank iluvta2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day of walking, we opted to eat nearby. I had butternut squash ravioli and husband had veal saltimboca. For dessert we had a cannoli and tiramisu. I would go back again. Service was good.

Thank Wanda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent- restaurant is small. Service is great however they told open table we 'no showed'- be sure to mention booked thru open table. Very good choice for Italian food at reasonable price.

Thank Zora S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying next door at the MMC and were anxious to try some Italian food. Looking through the windows at the fine, white table cloth covered tables we were excited to try an early dinner. We did not have reservations (recommended for a window...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very friendly italian near to the heart of Union Square. The food is amazing and good value in the city. The restaurant has a lovely ambience with staff being friendly and efficent on the two occassions we ate here. Would recommend to couples and...More

Thank GemmaM1987
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
It looks like tables are right next to each other. Are there any table for two with better spacing.
16 October 2016|
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Response from _jillmiller48 | Reviewed this property |
They are but we didn't feel crowded.
What are your breakfast hours on Sunday?
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
USD 31 - USD 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 - 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
  • E-mail
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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