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Sabella & La Torre

2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94142 (Fisherman's Wharf)
+1 415-673-2824
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Ranked #712 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Chowder
Neighborhood:
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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Alta Loma, California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Saw a long line so I figured that the food was good. Clam chowder was average. Few clams, all soup . They had ran out of shrimp and chips so had to wait for a few. Was ok, I hear Boudin is very good but there too was also a long line...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Not the best place on fisherman s wharf. Food was rubbish and not worth the money charged. It was a rainy day and the doors were left open so the whole restaurant was freezing cold.

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

I'm sorry to hear this! We've been serving up seafood on Fiherman's Wharf since 1927, so the last thing we would want is for you leave anything less than completely satisfied. I wish you had left more detail about what you ordered, so we could improve on it, but hope that you'll give us another look the next time you're... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not the nicest place I've eaten at but the food was pretty good. I had the seafood platter and my mom had the garlic shrimp. Prices were very fair and both meals included a salad or chowder to start. Great chowder.

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

Glad to hear you and your mother enjoyed your dishes so much, Veronica! We've been on the pier since 1927, and while we've gone through many updates since then, we still try to keep that old school charm. That said, if you have specific comments next time -- please feel free to pass them along! Best, Tom More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I love this place, it's definitely San Francisco. From the history to the food to the people who work here. I've been coming here every November for the last 19 years. I always recommend it to anyone who is visiting. Amazing bread bowl and chowder and the best fish and chips.

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

Nineteen years?! Wow, I'm flattered! Having been here since 1927, it's truly an honor to hear that you think we capture some of what makes SF so great. Hope you'll stop by next time you're in the neighborhood! Best, Tom More 

Kithnos, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

it is what it says! seafood restaurant in fisherman's wharf. food and prices like all restaurants around but the staff makes the difference! Friendly and helpful, they suggest us really the best and not the most expensive and they were right!!! We ate there two times in a week.

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

Twice in one week! I'm flattered you enjoyed it so much, but beyond that -- I'm truly flattered that our team made you feel so welcome. We're a family business, and it's always rewarding to know that we extended that feeling to our guests. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Tom More 

Mayfield, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Found this restaraunt to be reasonable priced and the service was very good and friendly. I had Manhattan clam chowder soup in a bread bowl and fries. The soup, bread and fries were all great. My wife and daughter had a seafood special with crab and shrimp. They said it too was great. A good dining experience at Fisherman's Wharf!

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

Love hearing that you and your family had such a lovely time, Ron! Nothing beats bonding over some seafood, and I'm thrilled that you guys enjoyed everything from the clam chowder to the crab and shrimp. Hope to see you all again soon. Best, Tom More 

united kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had the seafood platter, diners are seated in little booths as it's a small busy place that clearly caters for both locals an tourists alike. Good food, not rushed and good service - a lot of the fish are caught locally. Visit the retro arcade on the pier nearby Mancinis I think it's called

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

Can't beat using freshly caught local fish! I'm happy that this stood out for you, as it's something we're really passionate about. The seafood platter is a great way to get a little taste of everything, and I'm glad it hit the spot. Hope to see you again next time you're in town. Best, Tom More 

Prescott, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This tiny hole in the wall was outstanding. Great fresh seafood with very friendly staff. Warm and friendly with good food

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

So glad you enjoyed your time with us, Cathey! Fresh seafood has been our focus since 1927, and it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed it so much. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Tom More 

Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I ate there with a big group. None of us enjoyed the meals. The food is mediocre at best. They served a shrimp Louie that was nothing more than small bay shrimp on lettuce. When they asked as I was leaving they said I should have sent it back. Obviously they have consistent customers who do not enjoy the food.... More 

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

I'm equally as disappointed to hear this was your experience, and I want to apologize for letting you down. Mistakes happen, and while we don't want to make them habit, we do want to know when they occur and have the chance to make things right. I hope that you'll give us another shot at that first impression. Sincerely, Tom More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

we wanted to experience eating outside, but we were directed inside the restaurant were prices were slightly higher than if you order it outside. but the food was great!

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

Glad you enjoyed our dishes so much, Kathleen! That said, I'm a little surprised you were directed inside. We want you to enjoy our seafood however you see fit -- so I hope next time you'll stop by our outside stand. Best, Tom 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: American, Italian, Seafood, Chowder

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