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“Neat restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Ciccia

La Ciccia
291 30th St, San Francisco, CA 94131 (Noe Valley)
(415) 550-8114
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Ranked #15 of 4,525 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Neat restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The woman owner/hostess was very accommodating. First, I screwed up the automated reservation and when I arrived at 5:30 pm , the reservation was not in their computer. Turns out somehow, it was made for the next month. But she seated us anyway. I Was very thankful for that bc the restaurant is filled later on. We ordered flatbread and when we saw regular bread came with the dinner, we asked the waiter if we should cancel the flatbread. He said no bc the flatbread was different and was really good. I'm glad I listened to him; thin, crisp, with hint of cheese and rosemary on top--5 Stars. Stewed baby octopus in spicy tomato sauce-tender-4stars. Baked calamari- tender but not as much taste-3 stars. Wife had pasta with pork and a slight sweet tomato sauce- don't know what else was in the sauce but was terrific-5 stars. I had squid ink pasta for the first time. It surprised me bc the pasta were little pin head pasta balls and sauce had a lemon taste- was so different and very good-5 stars. Relied on the waiter to recommend glass of wine to go with meal- perfect choice by waiter. Service and Food were wonderful. However, if you are looking for pasta, menu only had 4 choices. This is Sardinian restaurant and more heavy on seafood rather than pasta. If you want pasta, would go to Parma.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great meal and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just returned from 2 weeks eating pasta in northern Italy, and this meal stood up to any we had there. Baby octopus and calamari starters were superb, and the pasta and sauces were excellent. Very rich, and the Sardinian flavors were interesting. Great wine list. Would definitely recommend and return.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Correction of 10/31/2013 Review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I meant to say that the wine list is exTensive (you can judge for yourself if it is exPensive - I did not think so) with many wines coming from Sardinia. Sorry about the typo.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“This is true "Gastronomia Italiana"!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you see the location: do not give up. If you see the facade: do not give up. If you see the interior: do not give up. Just choose anything (no not what what you already know) from the menu, close your eyes and enjoy!
They have true original Italian/Sardinien dishes and extensive Italian/Sardinien wine list so be open for new gastronomical experiences. No not fancy, show off place to be, pure come for a tasteful evening out. You better reserve a table as its small and mostly fully booked.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“I liked the food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I enjoyed this Italian adventure, having never eaten Sardinian food I was impressed. It is a bit out of the way, but worth the journey. The food was fresh and challenged me. The wine we drank complimented it well. We shared our plates 'family style' and that gave us a good mix of dishes. We all enjoyed it and left a little bit happier and more relaxed than when we arrived. That is what is meant to happen in a restaurant that gets 5*.

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