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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” (654 reviews)
“sand dabs” (139 reviews)
“seafood” (521 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a little gem. We come to San Francisco periodically and we always have to eat here. Believe me we have done the leg work. Their oyster shooters are amazing, cioppino out of this world, but my favorite is their crab Fra Diavolo you get...More

Thank shihtzulover1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Francisco for 4 nights and ate a LOT of meals but I can fairly say that dinner at Sotto Mare was probably the highlight. We found it on tripadvisor and since it had great ratings and wasn't too far of an...More

Thank Alise W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place, and make sure we visit whenever we are in the Bay Area. Of course, I order the Cioppino, loaded with crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, squid, and penne pasta. Colleen orders the fettuccine Alfredo and shared my Cioppino. Unfortunately, there are...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super casual restaurant was a great place for lunch. Iceberg and blue cheese salad was very good and big enough to share. Steamed mussels were wonderful. Cioppino and scallop entrees very nice. Small and noisy inside with additional seating outside in front. Friendly helpful wait...More

Thank herb12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just went for a second time to Sotto Mare for the Cioppino. I wanted to make sure it wasn't a fluke. I'm not a huge fan of Cioppino but THIS one...THIS is THE one! My dad felt the same way and all my girlfriends...More

Thank Jenjenkay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for an early dinner before going to the Beach Blanket Babylon show. We had reservations as we were a group of 3 rather than just 2.Most of the tables are small and the place itself is not very big. The place was...More

Thank hanmarg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a nice frenetic old time feel but the food is just not very good. The house salad was shredded white iceberg lettuce with a few tasteless pieces of tomato and Russian dressing. The pasta was over cooked in both my mine and...More

Thank Laurenkenney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with another couple so we were able to get a reservation. It was packed when we arrived. It felt exactly like what it was, an Italian seafood restaurant that had been in business for generations. Everyone loved there meals. For something original, entertaining...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was actually just okay. After reading the reviews, I really expected more flavor and quality. My husband and I shared the Cioppino. It did not have a very rich flavor and the majority of the shrimp included we the tiny cocktail size. I...More

Thank leng1714
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on the recommendation of a friend...fantastic! Friendly staff, cold beer, fresh oysters, adjust crazy good prawn/scallop day saute! I'll be back!

Thank Ian B
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Karen W
14 November 2017|
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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.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Darrin N | Reviewed this property |
There are several options all within walking distance of this restaurant. We ended up in a saloon that was 2 blocks last away that had some really fin blues bands playing. Once you find the restaurant, just walk around... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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