Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Cafe Pro Bono

2437 Birch St. (California Ave.) Send to Phone
650-326-1626 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A neighborly spot to enjoy Italian dishes, warm service and a fine wine list.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

Cafe Pro Bono Restaurant Review

: Café Pro Bono's comfortable dining room hums with the jubilant chatter of regulars and the restaurant’s traditional menu answers the call for a romantic dinner or a weeknight respite from a harried day. “Susan's Downfall,” the unofficial signature dish available as a starter or entrée, boasts plump raviolis with Gorgonzola sauce crowned with crispy toasted almonds. Pastas and entrées don't surprise, but they do satisfy. The wine list, which includes a nice selection of wines by the glass as well as over a dozen half-bottles, focuses on California and Italy. Service is attentive.
Discover new San Francisco restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in San Francisco

Find all the new San Francisco restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.