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Estia Restaurant

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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316 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
+1 415-433-1433
11:00 - 22:45
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Sun 17:00 - 22:45
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I ordered from this restaurant off of GrubHub.com the food was never delivered. They attempted to call me on my cell phone & I did not hear the phone ring. When I called back immediately, the person answering the phone started yelling at me that I didn't answer the phone & why not, etc. I said I never heard them... More 

Thank Kate C
Strasburg, Colorado
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Best greek food I have ever eaten, the egg plant was to die for. Highly affordable too! Four of us got an order and shared, still had food left over. Must eat here.

2 Thank Rachel S
Leesburg, Virginia
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498 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

To be honest our first pick was next door, the Chinese noodle shop. But the wait was an hour, so my wife and I wondered what and the answer was right in front of us, Estia! We had gyros, tzatziki, salad, and pastitsio. All were great. Even better than the food was the charming, fun server Maria.

2 Thank Keith S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Very nice authentic Greek food, dolmades were very nice. Had Youvetsi as a main and was very tasty. The glass of red wine tasted as though the bottle had been left open over night? The waitress was extremely good and friendly.

1 Thank Stuzo
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Went to this restaurant and was a little worried because there was only one other family dining. However, I'm very glad that I stayed. The lamb shank and spanakopita were excellent. The lamb shank was "fall off the bone" tender and well spiced (not so overly spiced so that you can't taste the lamb). The waitress (she was the daughter... More 

Thank travel4sushi
San Francisco
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Columbus Avenue and the blocks surrounding it are known more for Italian than any other food. However, right next to Caffe Viva (Italian) is Estia, one of the few high-quality non-Italian restaurants in the neighborhood. The white walls, pictures and music give it a Greek atmosphere, and the owners' being from Zakynthos give it authenticity. I have had the fava,... More 

Thank AverageTraveller1
Las Vegas, Nevada
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I had a beautiful spanakoritzo for $12.95 US - how freaking good is that?! It was amazing. My friend had the gyros platter and that was equally divine! Ambience, service, wine - fantastic. I was so sad to leave SF. Why can't all restaurants be this good? I'll be back in 2013!

Thank CourtsNZ
Limassol, Cyprus
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Coming from Cyprus I was full of enthusiasm to take the family to a have some Greek food whilst on holidays in San Francisco. The best thing about the restaurant was its very polite waiter and the Greek music playing at the time. As far as Greek food is concerned it was disappointing. The food was not bad but just... More 

Thank Demetrios E
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2008

Pretty basic and humble Mediterranean offerings on the menu like Pastitsio and Gyros. Very cozy!

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Reviewed 3 February 2008

I love this little Greek restaurant! If you're in Northbeach its a nice chnage from all the Italian food. The food is reall really good (love love love the spicy shrimp) and very reasonably priced. It also has a very nice atmosphere. A great place to go as a family or a larger group!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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