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Union Square
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601 Sutter St, This Place Is Rubbsh, San Francisco, CA 94102-1017 (Mason)
+1 415-441-9898
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a small, cozy Italian restaurant that actually has a great atmosphere. The food was just OK and not worth the price at all. The spaghetti was over cooked and the portions were quite small. The bread tasted very stale. The waitress seemed quite annoyed to be serving us. And do not order the flourless chocolate cake! It was so... More 

Thank denlie
San Jose, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and quaint Italian decor, very small dining area, but well worth it. I highly recommend it!

Thank JSchenck
Canberra, Australia
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261 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a very long first night out in San Francisco, Cesario's was the first restaurant I stumbled upon the following afternoon and my goodness, it was an absolute blessing. Lovely service, with just the right amount of interaction (neither ignored nor hovered - just perfect); succinct yet inclusive menu; reasonably priced; but (as I always write) most importantly - tasty... More 

Thank Jean B
D. C.
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the veal Parmesan and my husband the spaghetti with prawns. We split the meals and devoured them both. The seasoning for the bread was delicious. We will go again if we are back this way. Waitress was lacking and never asked if we needed anything else but we overlooked that aspect because the food was so good.

Thank nocostcritique
Denville, New Jersey
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224 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten dinner at this restaurant twice. First time, both meal and service were very good. Second time, this evening, was somewhat disappointing. My two companions both enjoyed their meals, but my saltimbocca was tough, dry, and too salty. I'm giving three stars as a compromise.

Thank unicorn3
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

While in san fran ventured out to find a place for dinner. Being a thursday didn't really consider needing a reservation. What was I thinking San Fran is pretty touristy this time of year. Walked in was asked if I had reservation replied no and was told to give us a few minutes. About ten to be exact some rearranging... More 

Thank namrto
San Francisco, California
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place is small. Total seating capacity of 49, and it feels it. But if you can get past that, it's a wonderful experience, with fresh, authentic Italian food coupled with outstanding service. Located about two blocks from Union Square, it is a great location, not far from the Theater District. I highly recommend the Tuscan Chicken. Amazing!

Thank WalnutBaron
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. We went two nights in a row.,it was that great!!! The food is awesome and the staff are terrific. The restaurant is very small but your meal is brought out quickly. The food is fresh, very tasty and affordable. Definitely worth a visit. ❤️

Thank Danielle W
Competa, Spain
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

pre booked ca table here as was staying near by. on arrival the had forgotten but were very apologetic and soon put it right after a short wait. i had penne Arabbiata with spicy sausage which was delicious my wife had fruitti de marre which she also enjoyed with a botlle of Oyster bay wine was a lovelly meal.

Thank john b
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209 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with hubby and I tried the fish special of the day which was very tasty. Meatballs were good too, though there were only 3 of them and he would have liked more. Canoli was nice too.

Thank Baohx

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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, This Place Is Rubbsh, 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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