Tosca Café


San Francisco, USA

About Tosca Café

Tosca Café is a true San Francisco institution, long-favored among celebrities, politicians, beatniks and everyone in between. Although founded in 1919, this North Beach establishment only became a major dining destination over the last half-decade under the direction of famous New York Chef, April Bloomfield. Menu items strike a note of nostalgia for old Italian San Francisco while maintaining an element of seasonal freshness. The contemporary version of this historically infamous watering hole also contributes a tidy Italianate wine list to the extensive continuing roster of special bar offerings.

By Lulu McAllister Churchill

Tosca Café Wine List

There is something transporting (and slightly mafioso) about cracking into a classic vino rosso —say a Brunello di Montalcino from La Gerla or Terrano from Zidarich— while sitting among friends in those luxurious, round red leather booths beneath century-old murals. It’s challenging to find a seat at the lively bar at the front of the restaurant, but worth the effort to do so.


Corkage is $30 for every 750ml bottle of wine. Buy one bottle, waive one fee. Max two bottles per table.

Wine team

  • Essam Kardosh
    Wine Director


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