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291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131 (Noe Valley)
(415) 550-8114
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Ranked #35 of 5,039 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Church
Transit: MUNI: J Church Metro and Bus #24
Description: La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant located on the edge of Noe Valley. Husband and wife owners, Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan work together to take you to a culinary journey through the Italian island of Sardinia. The chef is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients from his native island, resulting in pungent, lively, flavorful food. The all Italian wine list,170 labels selection represent every Region with more than a quarter devote to Sardinia in order to pair the traditional earthy flavors as well seafood influence of Sardinia cuisine. La Ciccia is a tribute to Sardinia an experience not to be missed.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Oakland, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I can honestly say this was one of my best meals and I have dined all over the world. Sardinian has much more flavor with much less sauce then typical Italian Each dish unique and surprising. Like the prawns.. very good but THE SMOKED Swiss chard underneath was soo soooo special.. The service was fine... Our waiter from Genoa was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Lovely, intimate Sardinian restaurant tucked away in Noe Valley. We went for a birthday dinner and it was every bit the celebration we wanted. Every course was simply outstanding. The service is spot on without being too formal or overbearing. A true gem!

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is undoubtedly the best Italian food that I've ever had in my life. We started with several small plates and I ordered the squid ink pasta - which was to DIE for. I can close my eyes and still recollect the taste.

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful handmade pasta and fresh seafood. The special goat ragu was amazing. The wine list has a number of fantastic Sardinian gems at very reasonable prices. Make sure to make a reservation. It's a small place and is always busy.

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Northern England
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151 reviews 151 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Three of us ate family style and were delighted with our starters of fish stew, baby octopus, and a squid ink linguine dish, all generous portions. Then our main course of lamb arrived and I was sorry I had filled up on the fish stew, tasty though it was. The lamb was exceptional! Medium rare char-grilled slices that were tender... More 

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Rochester, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This is not what Americans expect of an Italian restaurant. This is truly Sardinian, from the language of the menu, through the wine list, to the food itself. The service is helpful ( something absolutely necessary to those of us who have not spent any length of time in Sardinia) and perfectly timed, the wine list is extensive ( and... More 

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You need to make reservations well in advance. Tiny little restaurant. We loved Monterey calamari, octopus stew and grilled sea bass. They have a huge wine list. We tried some Sardinian wines and they were good. Our waiter was great. He let us try 3-4 different wines before choosing the one we liked. Great little neighborhood restaurant.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You probably need to make reservations well in advance, since it's a pretty small place. But the food- excellent. It's the perfect mix of next-door nonna cooking and 'high palate' cuisine. All the essences of Italian/Mediterranean food are there, and yet it's much more. The Sardinian roots of the kitchen give the dishes a special twist (it's not Sicilian, as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Make a reservation! The place feels up quickly, but if its just two of you you might be able to sit at the counter.. Seafood lover paradise! Great octopus stew app, olive oil drizzled calamary, sardines...Amazing pasta , all is great, tuna heart one is my fav, but can be too fishy for some.. Good wines and decent prices. Nothing... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This small restaurant serves delicious Sicilian cuisine, which is not the typical fare you'll find on Italian menus. I've dined here multiple times and have never had a bad meal. Their specials, esp. the Santa Barbara prawns are outstanding. The waitstaff are friendly and professional which adds to the overall experience of this beloved neighborhood gem.

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Additional Information about La Ciccia

Address: 291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Phone Number: (415) 550-8114
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Noe Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

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