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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 #3 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

My bf and I shared the crab cioppino, it was amazing and easily could have fed a third person (especially with the free bread). The soup was about 80% seafood- very generous with the crab. I was really surprised as I usually find seafood in soup a bit off putting. Try to sit outside as it has a better atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had the west coast oysters, a cup of clam chowder and the chiopinno and everything was really good! The workers in the restraunt seem to never stop. They were on top of everything. One of the best lunches we have had in San Fransisco.

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It comes in a jumbo tureen with big spoons. It can be messy, so they tie a bib around your neck before you dig in. It's delicious, the best we had in two weeks of cioppino-sampling in the city. And perfect for dinner when you have tickets for "Beach Blanket Babylon" down the street.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fresh and tasty, bursting with flavor! We started with a selection of east and west coast oysters, some in the half shell and some as shooters, it was a great experience and so cheap compared to New Zealand prices! The portions are very generous and food was brought out fast by very friendly servers- there were absolutely no issues when... More 

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Turku, Finland
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24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The cioppino may be the best I have ever had. The portion is big enough for 2 but it does come with a lot of pasta as filler. Parking sucks but that is to be expected. Service was average, they servers mostly talk to each other and the regulars, so getting refills can be slow. It really does remind me... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

From the waitress to the bus man this was a great dinner. Our favorite in San Francisco. The waitress recommended the ciopinno and we shared among 4 and we had leftovers. Not because we wanted to leave any ..but is a HUGE portion. Will definitely return when we visit san francisco again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I walked in and waited 15 minutes before I was even acknowledged. We were seated at a tiny 2-top close to the door (we had to ask them to take away the large roll of paper towels that comes on every table and since there was still no room for my purse I had to put it on my chair... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I agree with the menu that the Cioppino for $38 was enough for 2 people. The bread, clam chowder, grilled salmon, grilled filet of sole were all just average. Cioppino...excellent. We were seated in the underground, basement- like room which I did not like. The main level looked a lot more fun, but tables only seated 4 max (we had... More 

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Boise, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This past Monday, we dined at Sotto Mare for lunch. We had thought that we would dine for dinner but sadly discovered that they were closed on Sundays (take note of that). The rescheduling worked out amazingly well, however, as we were able to dine on the outside patio and watch North Beach go by. Also, lunchtime allowed us to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The house specialty, the Cioppino, is a wonderful home cooked seafood delight. I never miss it on a trip to SF. Very simple set up, but the food is outstanding

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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>  > 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, Seafood

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