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Castagnola's Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant$$
Today 10:30AM–9:30PM
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286 Jefferson St San Francisco, CA 94133
286 Jefferson StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94133
$$Fine Dining Restaurant, Steak House
Fine Dining Restaurant
Steak House
Bar & Grill
Lobster Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Today 10:30AM–9:30PM
Wednesday 10:30AM–9:30PMThursday 10:30AM–9:30PMFriday 10:30AM–10PMSaturday 10:30AM–10PMSunday 10:30AM–9:30PMMonday 10:30AM–9:30PMTuesday 10:30AM–9:30PM
Castagnola's Italian Seafood Restaurant offers a fine dining tradition that has lasted over 90 years. Come down to the historic old Fisherman's Wharf on San Francisco Bay to enjoy a marvelous meal.

Best place on the Wharf to have an extended good time. Live music from 4pm to 7pm and happy hour from Noon until 6pm Everyday!.
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Seasoned seafood eatery capitalizing on its perch over the harbor with floor-to-ceiling windows.- Google
"Neat building, good view, mediocre food and service."
"Overall one of the worst dining experiences of a life time."
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Tejano J
a month ago
Not having had very good experiences years ago, I gave up on this place. Around ten years later, I hought I'd check it out again just to see if things have improved. They have some, but still could do more. Food is OK which currently making it overpriced; could be tastier if they pay attention to detail. Overall, the whole place could use some updates especially the carpet and restrooms. Service is very attentive; ask for Helen!
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The Clarks
a month ago
DON'T DO IT! Food was horrible- sent back three meals and still couldn't get it right. Took us 1 1/2 hours to get lunch. Sat outside, but when we went in to use the restrooms the smell was horrific. Guy at the piano bar was obnoxiously loud and couldn't carry a tune if his life depended on it, and loudspeakers out the door forced us to ensure him. Overall one of the worst dining experiences of a life time.
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Yvette Tung
6 months ago
*Happy Hour Review Only* Castagnola is like one of those guys you go out with just for the free meals, but after a few dates, realize that he's got some potential. Not a destination stop, but not a bad way to pass time. Stop by the bar for happy hour on a weekend and be entertained by Paul, the combination Pianist/Vocalist/Comedian. He made sure everyone in the bar area was involved, buzzed and laughing, the formula for a great happy hour. You can think you are only staying for one drink, then before you know it, a couple hours have passed. $4 pints might not be the best deal, but considering you're getting a side of free entertainment, it's a steal!
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Thank you for your review and for visiting Castagnolas
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David Lancaster
4 months ago
Our favorite place was closed, so I just tried this out. Great staff, that is the reason it didn't get 1 star. Great view. Food very disappointing. Clam chowder is better on the street. The fish and chips tasted and felt more like chicken nugget and chips, burger is so so, and the rice pilaf? Can you say rice a roni? Save your money and go elsewhere.
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Gerry Butcher
2 months ago
Definitely sub-par. Poor portion size. Steak over-cooked. Waiter didn't understand the need for gluten-free food. Put bread on my plate despite being told I was celiac! $9 for a very small glass of wine. Won't be back.
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Nicole Femling
4 months ago
We were walking by and looked at the menu. The man who greeted us was very pleasant and accommodating. I wanted a crab sandwich, which was no longer being served as it is a lunch item and it was dinnertime. The man inquired with the kitchen and they gave the okay on the crab sandwich. The atmosphere was pleasant and the restaurant was clean. Our server, Brittany, was amazing! So sweet, engaging and just very good at her job. We got the crab sandwich and clam chowder bowl. Both were delicious. What really stood out was the incredible customer service we received. It was solid from the beginning to the end. If we lived locally, we would eat here regularly.
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Cassandra Martinez
2 months ago
View was nice and service was good. However, food was TERRIBLE and EXTREMELY OVERPRICED! Main issue was the prices because the food is definitely not worth it!
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Custom Trained
a month ago
Good view, food is average and overpriced. Just okay.