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Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood

552 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Telegraph Hill)
415 398 3181
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Ranked #6 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Native American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Telegraph Hill
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NW US
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the cioppino! Never had it before as it wasn't necessarily something that ever appealed to us (combo of seafood and Italian/seafood) but tried it for the experience and it was amazing. Plenty to share. The oysters/mussels (?) were my favorite. The waitress/server was awesome, friendly with an edge, ;) a true authentic SF experience and loved every last... More

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Rocklin, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was my first visit but will definitely not be my last. The food was seafood perfected. PERFECTED!!!!! The atmosphere the same. The hospitality was absolutely the best. One of the most delicious food memories ever. Just go. Pure San Francisco. My family and I were knocked out by this place. Busy busy busy but they worked us in. It... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

That is what I asked myself before going in. Being Italian and a big fun of fish, I did not hesitate ordering one. I was with a colleague and we shared this huge bowl full of any sort of fish and tomato sauce. A bit disappointing finding some pasta at the bottom of the bowl, but I guess they have... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I had read about Sotto Mare on TA when I was looking for a great seafood restaurant in SF. We arrived very early since I had read it can be hard to get in later. However, this was a Monday and when we left around 6:30, there weren't any lines. We ate at one of the 4 tables outside to... More

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Northford, Connecticut, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Such a delightful dinner. Great service and we read so much about the cioppino that we had to have it. It was chock full of seafood that was tender and delicious. The broth was amazing. The other dinners looked excellent as well. We sat outside and it was very pleasant.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been here once before, by accident actually, now would always come back : always busy, great buzz, we were offered a free glass of wine while waiting for a table . The seafood is excellent and most reasonably priced for San Francisco !

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Oysters, shrimp and and the " best cippipino " in San Fransico defintetly lives up to its hype. The service was at best sketchy that is the only reason for four stars.

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Clovis, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unbelievably fresh, perfectly prepared. What more can I say beyond what has been said in other reviews except GO, do not delay or think twice. It's tiny, it's loud, it's pure San Francisco experience. Don't neglect whatever special they are having for the day. My wife had the Mediterranean Sea Bass, lightly sautéed, with a delicate lemon butter and caper... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Sotto Mare has to be one of the most exciting places I've ever eaten, the atmosphere is fantastic and the food is superb! It's not a place to go if you're after an intimate meal and to linger over a bottle of wine, but if you want somewhere with outstanding cioppino in a lively place with all the sounds of... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Sotto Mare has the best cioppino we've found. One order is more than enough for two people to share. It is full of fresh seafood including crab, scallops, squid, and shrimp. It has an amazing broth filled with perfectly cooked pasta. And, sour dough for dunking. Fabulous! But, they don't serve coffee or dessert. They will share a list of... More

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