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Sabella & La Torre

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2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94142
+1 415-673-2824
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The freshest and most delicious seafood can always be found at Sabella...
The freshest and most delicious seafood can always be found at Sabella & La Torre. What started as a crab stand is now everyones favorite seafood restaurant!
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    Very good
  • 52
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food at Fishermans wharf

Went to Sabella & La Torre to have some fish for dinner and we ordered two dishes with fish and two times pasta with crabs. Included in all main courses was appetizers prawn salad and clams soup. Very fine. The main courses was delicious fish with enough french fries. The pasta dishes was copious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Peter S
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to Sabella & La Torre to have some fish for dinner and we ordered two dishes with fish and two times pasta with crabs. Included in all main courses was appetizers prawn salad and clams soup. Very fine. The main courses was delicious fish with enough french fries. The pasta dishes was copious but one dish will be enough... More 

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

You know, Peter, I'm thrilled to hear you really enjoyed everything from the pasta with crabs to the clam soup. It sounds like it was quite filling, so I'm glad to hear it. Hope the rest of your visit went well! All the best, Tom More 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The entire wharf area was quite crowded on the Sunday evening we ate here, but we were seated quickly and had good service. Our waiter was helpful in selecting dishes that represented the local area, and I especially enjoyed my salad with crab, prawns, and shrimp (he was right, it's a lot of seafood to eat, but delicious). You definitely... More 

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

Not gonna lie, the cartoon fish on the menu gets me every time. It certainly was busy Sunday, but I'm glad you got a chance to sit at our table. It sounds like everything was spot on, so thanks for stopping by while visiting the Wharf. All the best, Tom More 

Beijing, China
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343 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife really wanted to eat a fresh crab in Fisherman's Wharf in Frisco and that's exactly what we did before our Alcatraz tour. It was delicious and fast. I wanted to sit down inside but we were on the run and they broke it up for us and we were off. It was a bit pricey but she wanted... More 

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

It seems like you and your wife had a busy day, so I'm thrilled your wife had a chance to enjoy the crab, Daniel! Thanks for stopping by -- we hope we can help find something you'll like next time you're in. All the best, Tom More 

Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 835 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for a few beers and dinner while walking through the Fisherman's Wharf. Sabella & La Torre is located right in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. It is one of many seafood stands in the area. They are both a full-service restaurant and a food stand. We both started off with a cup of the... More 

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

It sounds like you and your wife had a pleasant time while on the Wharf, and I couldn't be happier to hear it. From the clam chowder to the Crab Cioppino, I'm thrilled to hear everything was spot on. Hope the rest of your trip to San Francisco went well. All the best, Tom More 

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I ducked in to this small restaurant on the Wharf (walk-by to-go orders also available out front) and had a nice fish and chips lunch with a cup of clam chowder (New England style). The chowder was probably the creamiest and best chowder I've ever had. The waiter was attentive and kind and the prices were pretty good.

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

The creamiest clam chowder you ever had? That's music to my ears! I'm glad it struck a chord with you, and that my team could make you feel right at home. Thanks for stopping by -- we look forward to seeing you next time you're on the Wharf. All the best, Tom More 

Wilson, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our first stop was chowder in a bread bowl. There are so many choices, I think we made the right one. It was delicious.

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

I'm glad you left here with no regrets, Cheryl! Our clam chowder is a personal favorite of ours, so I'm thrilled it hit the spot for you. Thanks for stopping by when you were in town -- we look forward to seeing you next time. All the best, Tom More 

Canberra, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

ate Clam chowder from the outside venue of Sabella and La Torre - service was fantastic - staff very friendly explaining about the chowder -

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

I'm glad the clam chowder struck a chord with you. Thanks for checking us out while visiting from Australia -- we look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Tom More 

Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A no frills place with food lacking presentation The oysters looked a bit off, was abit apprehensive , so were the other raw shellfish, but surprising fresh Chowder was not bad but a packet of badly wrinkled oyster bites was given cutlery was abit worn Lobsters was abit overdone, so are the steaks Not a bad place. Was the last... More 

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

Not gonna lie, it's a bit disappointing to hear that the food lacked presentation. As the saying goes, "you first eat with your eyes", so we want your entire meal to be enjoyable. With that being said, I'm glad you felt right at home with us. Thanks for stopping by -- we look forward to seeing you next time. All... More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It was good, not sure if it was "excellent", but we were hungry and wanted to sit inside and they had tables available. We stopped in just before lunch, and got one of the last tables open. I had mussels, kids & hubby had fish & chips, but the best item was the clam chowder. That was very good, and... More 

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

While I'm glad you and your family enjoyed everything from the mussels to the clam chowder, I wish we could have really knocked it out of the park for you. The next time you're in town, we'd love a second chance to truly impress. All the best, Tom More 

Texas
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Ordered white clam linguine and it was terrible. Expected a light oil based sauce but got creamy flour sauce out of a can. Yuk. Partner got red sauce and it was slightly better but still not very good. Came with bay shrimp salad which was iceberg with tiny shrimp and dressing of your choice. The shrimp weren't drained so the... More 

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Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this review

It's disappointing to hear that we failed to live up to your expectations. As you might know, the Wharf is known for providing some of the tastiest and freshest seafood around, so it's surprising the white clam linguine and shrimp salad tasted that way. We know we're much better than this, so we'd like to invite you back to give... More 

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Additional Information about Sabella & La Torre

Address: 2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94142
Phone Number: +1 415-673-2824
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Italian, American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94142
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-2824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The freshest and most delicious seafood can always be found at Sabella & La Torre. What started as a crab stand is now everyones favorite seafood restaurant!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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