San Francisco, United States

Tosca Cafe

Innovative & Fresh Italian Cuisine

We have a variety of large party and private event options at Tosca Cafe. Private dining options are available for seated groups of 6 to 20 guests, and cocktail parties of up to 35 guests. In the 98 years that Tosca Cafe has been open in San Francisco’s North Beach neighbourhood, we have had the privilege to be the bar of choice for some of the city’s most iconic artists, writers, directors, musicians, dancers, personalities, celebrities and all around interesting people. We were here when the beat poets landed and the hippies protested and the artistic vagabonds needed a place to wet their whistle and relax and create.

They came to our bar, but only the elite of the elite were allowed in our iconic Back Room. History’s favourite scripts were written in this room. Bands rubbed shoulders and played pool with politicians and actresses. There may or may not be a hole in the wall from an accidentally discharged firearm owned by a famous actor. If this room’s walls could talk, they still wouldn’t, because what happened in the Back Room stayed in The Back Room. The pool table is gone, but the energy of the room remains. Host your next private dinner in the Back Room, and become a part of the iconic and sweeping history of this unique and seminal room.

The Back Room may no longer be a VIP room, but we created a new VIP space just for smaller groups. The Chef’s Lounge is located through our kitchen and up a narrow set of back stairs, and has small windows that look down on the restaurant and kitchen. This room used to be a private poker room, and was not known to the public to exist until our remodel. Accommodating up to 10 people for a seated dinner, the room maintains a swanky coziness that cannot be found anywhere in the city. Perfect for small groups and intimate dinners.

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Date Founded: 1919
  • Our private dining options are available for seated groups of up to 20 guests
  • We offer cocktail parties for parties up to 35 guests
  • We've been serving for over 98 years