Villa D' Este / San Francisco

2623 Ocean Ave San Francisco 94132
Opening Hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
average 219 votes
Tips from the Net @ Villa D' Este
Michael Dallara en
This restaurant receives fairly polarized reviews, and I can understand why. The building is old-style and receives a fairly small customer base, at least when I have been. Personally, I think this is great. It is a quiet, ambient, authentic Italian experience run by an extremely warm, welcoming family. I felt like I became friends with the staff the moment I walked in the door. The food tasted great; it was nuanced, seasoned, and cooked perfectly. There is clearly great attention to detail in their food preparation as well as their building and their customer relations. I would much rather have a laid back, satisfying dining experience with service that goes above and beyond, than I would go to a loud, trendy, expensive, busy restaurant packed with flair and gimmicks. Perhaps that's just me. Oh, and for three people, with multiple drink orders, full five course meals, the check came out to less than $100. Very reasonable. I will be back. GooglePlace - September 2017
Larry Betts en
Old school splendid dining like Grandma and Grandpa used to love. Elegant period decor. GooglePlace - July 2017
David J. en
Growing up in an Italian-American family in San Francisco, this is the type of food that I fondly remember from childhood, and that seems to have disappeared. Nothing trendy nor out of the ordinary, but classic dishes excellently prepared and courteously served. The decor is stunning and adds to the feel of a bygone era. The prices are reasonable even by non-SF standards, and quite a deal in the city. This is my go-to place when visiting family, and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I've had there. My only problem is that even on a weekend, there is not the crowd they deserve to have. True, it's not the place to go to be seen or to rub elbows with celebrities. It's not the place your favorite TV chef raved about nor the place to try the must-have food craze of the week. But when a restaurant in San Francisco is coming up on their 40th year in business, they must be doing something right. Do yourself, your palate, and your wallet a favor and head to Villa. Buon appetito! GooglePlace - July 2017
Kelly Lockwood en
Very comfortable atmosphere. The owner is there every night. Food is so delicious, classic Italian dishes, great soup, pasta and salad with every meal. Excellent service! GooglePlace - July 2017
Sam Yu en
We really enjoyed our dinner there. Good food and good service. GooglePlace - April 2017