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Sausage Factory

517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
+1 415-626-1250
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (52 reviews)
“meatballs” (10 reviews)
“meat sauce” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a party of 9 for a birthday dinner on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was crowded but we got prompt, personalized attention (the waiters were a lot of fun!). Everyone seemed pleased with their meals, and even more pleased with the atmosphere and...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

A good selection of Italian food. When there 3 times and I can't fault it. The meat sauce on spaghetti is awesome. The staff are like something out of The Godfather. It's an icon of the castro give it a go before it closes forever.

Thank M T
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Now what can I say about this restaurant? The food is lovely, but average, can't fault it. But I've never ever laughed so much when having a meal, the waiters are just perfect. The atmosphere and location are perfect. The building and decor are beautiful....More

Thank lola-c2892
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Average food and average service. When we indicated that we wanted to pay the minimum service charge of 15%, our waiter suggested we might like to check out a website of free things to do in San Francisco for the remainder of our stay. I’m...More

1  Thank Adam F
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice on the recommendation of a friend who has visited SF and the Castro area in particular many times. Service was exceptionally friendly, even if the server on the first visit was keen to upsell us salad and garlic bread which we didn't...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I've been here together with a friend for dinner. The place is Ok and the food was just fine. The waiter was friendly. I just personally considered this as an average restaurant.

Thank Royax
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We have been in the city for 4 Days and this restaurant served the best food. We stumbled upon it while in Castro street. Fine food, we had pasta and pizza. Both lovely and if we were staying longer we would be back

Thank Ardmalin
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. I had ravioli with meat sauce. It was delicious. My wife had chicken parm. Also very good. Entrees served with delicious sour dough bread. Unique small but cozy atmosphere. Lots of stuff all over the walls to look at. Service was fast and...More

Thank DaveonthewaytoAT
Reviewed 21 August 2017

So, the hotel I was staying at recommended The Sausage Factory, and the online reviews were good. So, I thought "I'm going to give it a try!". I must have picked a bad day. Saw reviews about great staff - my waiter had no personality...More

Thank thejhawk93
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Good simple, not over complicated, Italian food at reasonable prices. Service was quick and very friendly. Nice atmosphere, busy but not packed. House wine at $22 for a 1lt jug is about the cheapest in town.

Thank Mike T
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-1250
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