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Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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552 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
415 398 3181
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Fun Restaurant

A fun and high energy place to eat. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our experience. Reservations are important, or be prepared to wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Mary T
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Mesa, Arizona
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  • Local cuisine
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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A fun and high energy place to eat. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our experience. Reservations are important, or be prepared to wait.

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Lakeland, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had this for lunch. They don't take reservations, but I got in without a problem. We sat outside because it was a beautiful day. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. I had the seafood risotto, which was very tasty, and may husband had crab diablo, which had a ton of crab and was delicious too. It is a very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After a long day touring Chinatown, Little Italy and the Telegraph Hill area, we came back to Little Italy for dinner on this warm Thursday evening. We came here based on 2 recommendations at the Caffé Trieste where earlier in the day we had stopped for coffee. During our earlier exploration of the area, I went to the restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. We ate there twice on our last visit. We didn't have a car so we just used public transportation while in San Francisco. The bus stops right in Little Italy. The seafood is so fresh, we still talk about it. We had the Cioppino which was big enough for two people to share. It's... More 

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on a whim when wandering through North Beach - and were stunned by the food. The cafe atmosphere is fun with eclectic decor - but the food - Wow! We both ordered sand dabs and they were fresh and perfectly prepared. Coupled with excellent service, this a wonderful place for a delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place was worth the one hour wait! Had oysters which was very fresh. One of my favorite meals in SFO.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant based on location (walking distance from our hotel) reviews, and the style. Again, how Italian + Seafood makes for a perfect combination. We were seated easily within the promised time frame. The pager we carried allowed us to explore the block a little. We started with oysters from the raw bar, followed by the seafood linguine... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We would have loved to dine here due to all of the great reviews however despite calling in advance to check to see if there was a chance of making reservations for 2 the hostess advised me they only took reservations for 3 or more. Later that evening we took an über from Fishermans wharf area to Sotto mare to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

How can an Italian Restaurant go wrong? This is not only Italian but also a Seafood great restaurant that my wife and I just fell in love with. We truly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone in San Francisco to have a peak and get enticed to have a meal there, be it lunch or dinner. Highly recommended.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Superb seafood at reasonable prices. This place is small and VERY popular, so get there early. The sand dabs were incredible. We were only in San Francisco for 3 days, but we ate here twice!!

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Additional Information about Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood

Address: 552 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415 398 3181
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 552 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 415 398 3181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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