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Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood

552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
+1 415-398-3181
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cioppino” (657 reviews)
“sand dabs” (139 reviews)
“seafood” (545 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the experience of a lifetime in here. Probably one of the best restaurants in the city. The seafood was absolutely fresh and we had a wonderful meal!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cassieweller
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got seated in the first floor of the restaurant and it smelled like a toilet. It was Santa con weekend so it was crowded but we were not happy. There were tables upstairs and there were four of us for a 5;30 reservation. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jenniferjones528
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cioppini really is the best. It is absolutely delicious and big enough to share. The restaurants atmosphere is comfortable and lively, and the whole staff is so friendly and attentive. You have to check out this place when you’re in town, and get the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MVBarra
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has consistently served fresh seafood right off the boat for years....there isn't anything in this place that isn't fresh....not sure about their claim for the best cioppino, but its solid...great great food.....

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank OnAir813933
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we found this place very late on Black Friday after shopping in Union Square. Wait was super reasonable at 9:30pm. The small Chianti was perfect for two. We started with a bowl of their Boston Clam chowder which so delicious! Main course was the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank clar0v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little hole in the wall and we lucked out getting the last 2 seats before the line hit. Clam chowder was a wonderful start and the bread was fresh. I had the olive oil, garlic and green onion pasta with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Travel1272
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A North Beach original lives on! Gigi Fiorucci opened Sotto Mare in 2007. Serving fresh seafood, the restaurant became one of the favorite destinations in North Beach. Fiorucci was born in Marche, Italy and raised in North Beach. When he opened Sotto Mare he was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RickHammond
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Whenever I land in San Francisco, I try to make my way to North Beach's Sotto Mare for either a lunch or a dinner. This narrow neighborhood restaurant has a wonderful bar, if I am alone, or tables, if friends join me, in this slim...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank holt2324
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Oysters and scallops were great. We defied social norms and ordered the crab diavolo instead of the cioppino. No regrets there as well. Wish the pasta was al dente, but that’s just icing on the cake.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jakeOfZingapore
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My husband and I were visiting San Francisco. Being from New Orleans, we like very flavorful, well-seasoned food (not spicy hot), and have enjoyed this type of food often in our home city. When we read the review of Sotto Mare, it sounded like it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank UptownCajun
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Response from Bellauno | Reviewed this property |
I think they will split a regular order for two persons, but I don’t think there are half orders. It’s very reasonably price and terrific.
12 August 2017|
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Response from Kathryn L | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for parties of three or less. 6pm is a good walk in time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-3181
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