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APPETIZERS
Oyster On Half Shell
West Coast USD 1.5
East Coast USD 2.5
Clam On Half Shell
USD 1
Crecked Crab
Half USD 14
Whole USD 24
Oyster Shooter
with 24
West Coast USD 2.5
East Coast USD 3.5
Clam Shooter
USD 2
Smoked Salmon
USD 8
Benita's Baccala
USD 8
SALADS
Crab Cocktail
USD 13
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
Prawn Cocktail
USD 11
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
Bay Shrimp Cocktail
USD 9
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
Crab Louis
USD 23
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
Prawn Louis
USD 18
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
Bay Shrimp Louis
USD 14
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
Combo Louis
USD 19
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
Blue Cheese Wedge
USD 8
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
Add Crab USD 5
House Salad
USD 6.5
Add Crab USD 5
Add Bay Shrimp USD 2.5
FISH AND SHELLFISH
served with fresh seasonal vegetables
Grilled Sand Dabs
fillets
USD 19
Grilled Rex Sole
bordelaise
USD 19
Sea Scallop Saute
wild caught
USD 19
Prawn Saute
wild caught
USD 19
Prawn / Scallop Saute
combo
USD 19
Risotto
with seafood. chefs choice
USD 19
PASTA
Fettuccine, Linguine Or Penne
with pesto, alfredo, aglio olio-pepperoncino or pomodoroh
USD 12
Half Order USD 8
Linguine With Manila Clams
USD 17
Fettuccine With Bay Scallops
white sauce
USD 17
Fettuccine With Smoked Salmon
white sauce
USD 17
Linguine With Seafood
chefs choice
USD 17
MAIN
Boston Clam Chowder
Bowl With Bread & Butter USD 7.5
Cup With Entree USD 5
Bowl With Entree USD 6.5
Mussel Steamers
in broth
USD 19
Clam Steamers
in broth
USD 19
Mussel / Clam Steamers - Combo
in broth
USD 19
The Best Damn Crab Cioppino
with seafood. enough for two
USD 38
TO TAKE HOME
Boston Clam Chowder
Pint USD 8
Quart USD 13
House Tomato Sauce
Pint USD 8
Quart USD 13
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Having spent an afternoon in one of the most disgusting, fly infested, dirty cafes on Union Square, or anywhere, Bancarella🙈🙈to come across this absolute Gem, was a piece of Italian Heaven, Sotto Mare! This restaurant restores your faith in everything that is great about Italy!...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

I can't recommend this place enough! They have the best scallops I have ever had and the Cioppino is excellent as well.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

The best cioppino I’ve ever had! Delicious tomato base with lots of fresh seafood and bread for dipping. Ample portion for 2. Great service. Enjoyed sitting outside. Safe neighborhood with lots of activity. Will definitely return the next time I am in SF.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

The Crab saved this review from one star. The trademark of lazy kitchens is to precook and re-heat pasta telling the server to lie and claim it is al dente. It was pudding. Absolutely disgusting and over priced for what it was. The Crab Diavlo...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

This is one of my favourite restaurants in San Francisco and I try to visit at least once on my business trips to the city. There is always a bit of wait but it's definitely worth the time! The oysters are super fresh (go for...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful food. Could not ask for a better experience. The seafood was great and tomato base sauce was amazing!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

The linguine with seafood was so disappointing. The pasta was grossly overcooked, the cream sauce was overwhelming and the quality of seafood was mediocre. We had dined at Anchor Oyster Bar the day before and it was soooooo much better. Please go there instead.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

We absolutely love this place. Always so lively and the food is always amazing. We love how the owner is usually there and always so kind and friendly to customers. Definitely a must go in SF.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

My wife had been here previously, and thought I’d enjoy it. No foolin’! This place is great. Busy at lunchtime, but we were seated in five minutes. Extra cool was sitting at the counter near the back, easy to watch all the cooking going on....More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

After a long flight to San Francisco from Costa Rica, the wife and I went to Sotto Mare for some seafood for dinner. It exceeded our expections in several ways. It was warm inside so we chose to sit outside. We ordered a bottle of...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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I think they will split a regular order for two persons, but I don’t think there are half orders. It’s very reasonably price and terrific.
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