About Caffe Sport - San Francisco
Caffe Sport, by Antonio La Tona is one-of-a-kind among restaurants. While North Beach is full of Italian Restaurants, not many actually embody the spirit or the food of their homeland. Antonio La Tona’s homeland is Sicily, and Sicilian food is the best there is in Italy.
Every square inch of the interior is adorned with elaborately painted furniture and woodcarvings. Come in once and you’ll never forget, and you’ll see why Caffe Sport is so famous.
Come and read the autographed photos and letters from celebrities throughout the world who are all Caffe Sport fanatics.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thur thru Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Dinner: Mon thru Sun 5:00 pm-10:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Caffe Sport - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews
Cafe Sport has changed ownership and recipes.
I was a prior customer for over 20 years several special occasions
Shrimp Alfredo was watery vs thick garlic sauce.
Pesto noodles were under cooked and tough.
Portions are smaller.
Good for new customers , old customers will look for original Sicilian style cooking
I was hesitant after reading negative reviews since the change of ownership. This was our first visit so we had nothing to compare it to. It was thanksgiving and my daughter’s 13th birthday. We really enjoyed our experience at Caffe Sport. The place is unique, cozy, and charming, the food was delicious, and the service was friendly. I’d go back again and I recommend it.
Cafe Sport is an Icon. Try the Shrimp Alfredo, and their Raviolli's are amazing, as
well as their Caesar Salad. This is a great place to get together with friends, and eat delicious Italian food. Not a place for a diet, but a place to celebrate life, food, friends, and Vino!
My table had pasta, clams, and chicken parm. My pasta with olive oil was undercooked and the olive oil was low quality and bitter. The others' pastas were tasteless because of the sauce. The chicken parm was tough. This was a total waste of time and money and I will never return.
What a wonderful experience. The food was delicious!
We had a group of 15 celebrating my birthday and they took impeccable care of the entire group.
Really made us feel special.
The food is legit Italian food. Delicious. Generous portions. Highly recommended.
Food was good but not as good as I remembered. Lasagna special was advertised as having bechamel sauce but came with red sauce. Other dish was tortellini and mushrooms. Dishes were under seasoned. Tomato-y bread dip was delicious as was side of zucchini with Alfredo sauce. Wines were all good.
The staff were very friendly. When they found out I wasn't happy with my entree, they served us extra wine and a house special strawberry aperitif Coffee meh. Tira misu fabulous; coffee gelato was grainy and not too flavorful. Sad that the food is not as good as it once was. Atmosphere fun and kitschy.
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner for our group of 10. Service was outstanding, food delicious, and décor interesting and fun. Instead of going with family style we ordered off the menu separately. Interestingly we had no duplications, everyone ordered something different. All dinners were great and the portions quite generous. Highly recommend for anyone looking for Italian in North Beach.
Best Sicilian restaurant in the Bay Area bar none. The zucchinis in garlic sauce are excellent for an appetizer as is the calamari. Good size portions of spaghetti as well. Try the pesto, the pasta with olive oil or the Alfredo sauce. All are highly recommended. Now if I can get him to put some arincini's on the menu, I would feel like I was in Sicily!
I had only been there once before, that would've been in the early '80s, when Toni Lovano owned it. It was very popular back then, which is probably why I never went back, I didn't like the wait and being rushed out the door once our meal was finished, but the food was great.
I still remember smelling the garlic a block away.
The food is still great, they now take reservations and even though it was busy, they didn't rush us out the door. I am happy to have discovered this place all over again.
The wait staff was terrific, which was also an improvement. Back in the day, they were very rude but I think that was part of the attraction and the charm.
I'll be back
We have been going to Caffe Sport for years! The food is the best in North Beach and the wait staff and atmosphere is equally as good. The pesto is beyond words...simply delicious! We always, always leave looking forward to our next dinner at Caffe Sport. Such a great place to visit whether you are a vistor to the City or a local. Bon Appetit!
While the food was good, the wait was over 30 minutes to be seated and an hour before we were served. They seemed very disorganized in the way they seated you and I never knew who was in charge. A hostess would be nice, although it is small . The ambiance is nice as it's a quaint restaurant that is not expensive and the food is good. It's a fun place to dine if you love good Italian food and have lots of time.
8:15 dinner on busy Saturday night and although it took a little extra time to get seated, Jose and crew were so accommodating and nice it made the wait more than OK. Food was excellent, service spot on and a one of a kind atmosphere. We highly recommend this lovely place.
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