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La Ciccia

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291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131 (Church)
MUNI: J Church Metro and Bus #24
(415) 550-8114
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant located on the edge of Noe...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, friendly atmosphere!

On our recent visit to San Francisco, our daughter had made reservations at this Sardinia restaurant. WARNING--you must make these well in advance, but they will only make them a month in advance of you visit. You need both luck, persistence, and flexibility. The dining experience was worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Richard D
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

On our recent visit to San Francisco, our daughter had made reservations at this Sardinia restaurant. WARNING--you must make these well in advance, but they will only make them a month in advance of you visit. You need both luck, persistence, and flexibility. The dining experience was worth it. Our group of 4 ordered the seafood soup and baby calamari... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Although a little far from the hotel I stayed in, going to this restaurant was an amazing experience. Try the sea food and pair it with some Sardinian wine sugested by the owners and you won't regret.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have visited SF before and are definite foodies. As we ask around about spots we should hit, La Ciccia is mentioned often as the #1 spot. This most recent trip found us just up the J train from La Ciccia so we had to check it out. We lucked out with a reservation the same day (possibly one of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Chef Massimo is truly an artist in the kitchen!!!! It is rare to find a Chef so devoted and involved hands-on in the making of every dish that comes out of the kitchen. I have frequently travelled to Rome over the last 40 and have not found Sardinian cuisine as good as La Ciccia in San Francisco. Massimo's adorable wife,... More 

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SF
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is one of SF's gems. Husband and wife team serve incredible food from Sardinia. Don't miss the octopus stew, the roasted calamari or the risotto with sea urchin. The flavors are truly Italian in their simplicity and focus on flavors. The is truly one of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

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Oakland, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
2 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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77 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131
    (Church)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI: J Church Metro and Bus #24
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Noe Valley
  • Neighborhood: Noe Valley
  • Phone Number: (415) 550-8114

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?