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L'Ottavo Ristorante

$$ - $$$
Union Square
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692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018 (Taylor)
+1 415-922-3944
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

I'll start off by saying that I've been to Italy several times, and Italian food is my favorite, so I'm always the hardest on Italian restaurants. Call me spoiled, but in a time where the world is getting "smaller", ingredients and authenticity are everything. We found this restaurant on the way back from the bus stop to our hotel, and... More 

Thank Leeja E
Bloomington, Illinois
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This small Italian restaurant had good food (I had the red snapper special which was delicious) and a nice atmosphere. It was a little noisy as it filled up and the wine was mediocre, but overall it was good.

1 Thank Sally P
Atlanta, Ga
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153 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Went on recommendation from Wyndham Canterbury. We each rec'd a complimentary glass of wine. Entres were very good. Bread just okay. Loved cozy Italian atmosphere. Small place- we called ahead for table.

Thank psl126
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

What a nice surprise so close to our hotel. The staff were so kind, attentive and friendly and truly worked as a team to make our dinner special. The food was authenic and was served fresh. The calming and relaxing (unhurried) service was great, especially after a day with crowds of people almost anywhere you visited in San Francisco. The... More 

1 Thank odonnellsml
Rome, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, Wyndham Canterbury. I had the lasagna and my husband had the lobster ravioli. We were both very pleased with the food, the service, and the Italian ambience. We would definitely go back!

1 Thank mebarnes
Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Prices are reasonable. I asked glass of wine $11 and the prices of the plates are about $25 - $30. Place is very kindly. Enjoy. Recomended.

1 Thank fabianasilva78
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

this is the most authentic Italian food you will find in SF. The mussels are outstanding, so flavorful and tender. Great wine List. attentive wait staff. 100% recommend this place.

1 Thank Vita B
Metuchen, New Jersey
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were staying nearby so we found that we could get a discount from our hotel for an appetizer or wine so we would try this local place. Pasta with delicious, perfectly cooked and fish special was an amazing snapper and a piece of Pinot Grigio sauce.

1 Thank Lanie345
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

In town for two nights prior to cruise, went to LOttovare based on reviews and nearness to hotel. Excellent meal and service. Made reservation for the following evening before we left. Another fine dining experience. Portion large the first night, shared appetizer and entree second night. Good wine selections. Go to for Italian when next in town!

1 Thank flagship03
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with another couple and each of us had a different entree so we experienced a good cross section of the menu. We all enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service. I had a dish with mussels, shrimp, fish on a bed of pasta. It was delicious and large enough that I took a box and had... More 

1 Thank JAMES W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $35
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-3944

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