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Sodini's

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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510 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3906
(415) 291-0499
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly, Tasty, and Historic Italian

Sodini's is located in Little Italy on a side street, but worth the extra steps to get there. The menu says its been around over 100 years, and it feels authentic but not at all tired. The food is very well prepared, the staff friendly, and the seating quite comfortable. A number of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Charlie_Hotlanta
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Sodini's is located in Little Italy on a side street, but worth the extra steps to get there. The menu says its been around over 100 years, and it feels authentic but not at all tired. The food is very well prepared, the staff friendly, and the seating quite comfortable. A number of the restaurants in the area had waits... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are from out of town and stumbled upon this gem through a few locals! This place was 100% delicious! I had gnocchi and my husband had linguini and meatballs! We both loved our food and the house salad and bread were yummy! Wish we had one close to us!! Service was great too!

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Marana, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you want the real deal Italian restaurant, come to Sodini's. They serve all your favorites and do it well. The wait staff is friendly and patient while you peruse the menu - deciding what to order is the hardest part about eating here! I settled on the spinach and ricotta stuffed gnocchi - they were little pillows of yumminess!... More 

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just possibly one of the finest Italian restaurants in North Beach. A truly hidden gem; reservations a must.

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What you see is what you get at Sodini's. Great atmosphere, somewhat chaotic flow of staff and customers and great food. The clientele is a mix of locals from North Beach, the wider city and visitors. You can eat at the bar, in the rambling rooms or outside on the pavement (which we did - it has quite a slope... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A surprise. As east coasters we were not expecting to find authentic italian and the best gnocci I've ever had. The waitress and owner were pleasant and friendly. The resteraunt was a throw back giving it a believable feel and fantasti experience.

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newcastle, england
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I really like this place even if I make the occasional misstep when ordering. It's a fun, family run place with no bells and whistles and the food is always perfectly fine. Had to laugh at previous reviewer's comments about Mark - he's a flirt and a charmer, wouldn't take it so seriously. And he protected his loyal followers from... More 

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Coronado, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Still our favorite and 'go to' place in North Beach! Full of locals who know and appreciate mamma's good and hearty food. Not a place for food snobs or those in need of the new and trendy, this is pure nostalgia. Agreed, it's crowded, noisy and a bit rushed...that's Italian, right? Let the touristy places along Columbus wow them with... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

microwaved crap , seafood was lacking . more like a plate of squid , cheap , thrown together, lets go home what ever is in the bottom of the fridge, overcooked pasta , used tiny baby shrimp no sauce just a rippoff .

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Sodini's delivers authentic Italian American cuisine with a nice and friendly atmosphere. The staff are all characters straight out of a Scorsesse film and make you feel like you're apart of the family. Highly advisable to to dine at the bar and watch the locals roll in throughout the night. Kacey & Anna are amazing bartenders.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 291-0499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
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 neighborhood 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 neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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