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“A must!”
Review of Sodini's

Ranked #231 of 5,711 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Gatineau, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A must!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

While on vacation in San Francisco, someone recommended we enjoy Italian cuisine in San Francisco's Little Italy. Sodini's is the place to go! The restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, it's small and crowded. Locals and tourists seem to enjoy it, and with reason. This place is great! We happened on this restaurant while walking around Little Italy on a Sunday night. We chose to go in because of the following add on the front window: "No dessert, no decaf, no reservations. Don't even ask". That immediately told us this restaurant had character. It sure did! No frou-frou, just plain good food. The spinach gnocchi was fabulous as was the tortellini. The service was good and our waiter was cheerful and a lot of fun. My husband and I enjoy restaurants with ambiance and character. Sodini's definitely delivers on both fronts. Plus, they offer really good food at a good price. A definite must when visiting San Francisco.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Louise P
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Good ambiance and good pizza. Service was great and very friendly. If you go on a saturday night, plan a wait of 45 mins. All the restaurants in the area get very busy. Try the bruschetta, delicious!

Thank megs22
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Winters, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“My favorite spot”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

A small, funky place, it simply had the best Italian food anywhere. The owner's wife is very spunky. I like her a lot. It's small and crowded, and outstanding, and we go there every chance we get.

Visited July 2013
Thank Debra D
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Manhattan, KS
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“No Decaf, No Dessert, No reservations :)”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

A intimate space, worth the wait if there's a line! Open kitchen with great food. We had already eaten our way through San Francisco so tried the pizza and wine. Both were great! Our dessert was the orangecello, which was delicous!

Visited July 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great Basic Italian Food”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Cute old timey bar with friendliest bartender/owner! Servers have all been there for years, cozy atmosphere. Basic Italian menu done well-great lasagna, house salad. One person in our party ordered the salmon and raved about it. Local atmosphere off the beaten path in North Beach.

Visited July 2013
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