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Review of La Ciccia

La Ciccia
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Ranked #152 of 5,666 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Warm & wonderful....”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

A delightful couple owns La Ciccia and they know how to make you feel at someone's home in Sardinia. Delicious pastas, seafood & wine.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Sardinia in San Francisco”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Lorella and her team run the most amazing Italian restaurant in San Francisco. From the wondrous olive oil and flat bread to the incredible grilled baby octopus to the best lamb chops you will ever eat La Ciccia is not to be missed - if you can get in.

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Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A special place”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Not your regular Italian restaurant. Very special and unique dishes. The dishes were all great but not for everyone's taste. You have to be somewhat adventurous . The octopus in spicy red sauce, pasta with bottarga, lamb with saba and the anchovy salad were great.
Noisy small place with excellent service and friendly atmosphere. It is obviously a local hang out -- difficult to get reservations. Ideal place for 3 people to share lots of dishes-i.e. 3 lambchops with the entree.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Not your mother's Italian!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Unless she's from Sardinia! Having visited Italy several times you realize that there is no one Italian food , but rather many regional foods. This is authentic Sardinian food and not to be missed. I looked at the menu and if not for the many foodie lists and trip advisor raves , I may have been deterred. I wasn't and you shouldn't be either. The warm service and fresh ingredients make for a wonderful evening. Highlights were the octupus stew, speghetti with bottarga [ my non-fish eating wife was stealing mine}, squid ink pasta{ wonderful lemon flavor}, lamb with broccoli and sea bass with saba. Desserts were a wonderful safron cake with honey and goat cheese and fig gelato. The wine list has received a wine spectator award and our waiter after after questioning our likes helped girect us to a perfect Sardinian wine. It not an accident this is a rising ster on the SF food scene.

  • Visited February 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Sardinia in San Francisco”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

You think you know Italian; Sardinian is such an interesting offshoot. The chef has such a perfect touch with the seafood. Everything is a tiny bit different (in a splendid way) and its all a taste treat. Reserve and treat yourself to a seat at the bar sometime. Do not miss a visit to La Ciccia. The warm hospitality is also a part of the cuisine.

  • Visited December 2012
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