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La Ciccia

4.8
4.8
2500 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

We are currently open for both Indoor and Outdoor dining.
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La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant located on the edge of Noe Valley. The chef is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients from Sardinia resulting in pungent, lively, flavorful food. The all Italian wine list, 150 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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Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Regional Italian (Sardinia)

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 550-8114

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Noe Valley

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MUNI: J Church Metro and Bus #24

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,500 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Italian

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  1. SF

    SFtraveler

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always great food ! Our server was awesome, she made some excellent wine suggestions ! Grazie molte !

  2. D

    David

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was good knowing that La Ciccia has maintained its high standards and superb food. My partner and I had not been there since before Covid, and we had read that ownership had changed recently. La Ciccia is still the same excellent, authentic Italian restaurant that we had learned to love. It was good to see the restaurant completely full and the diners all seemed very happy. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Five stars !!!

  3. DL

    DennisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it Wonderful service, food, menu, wine list, ambience

  4. DA

    DanielleA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food and nice atmosphere. Great neighborhood gem for a date night!

  5. D

    Dranderson

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Not the same restaurant I remembered from 5 years ago. Good, not great. Dinning experience was also just ok from the waiting staff

  6. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    La Ciccia is a good dining experience. It is small and tables are close, a la Europe, but the staff are good and the food is excellent. Parking is hard use a ride service or circle for a spot.

  7. r

    randyy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still very good and the service is still right on!

  8. DS

    DavidS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great meal and service. Only minor issue is that we would have liked to have seen more wine options that are not as pricey.

  9. WN

    WilliamN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our third time dining at La Ciccia and we love it! Wonderful ambience, great service and delicious food!

  10. C

    Crystal

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Such a welcoming environment and the staffs are very attentive to our needs. We started with the special asparagus salad, then venture off to some nicely cooked Prupisceddu in Umidu cun Tomatiga (Baby Octopus stew in a spicy Tomato Sauce). We had an entrée of Gamberoisi Arrustiusu (Oven Roasted Whole Prawns Basil Oil Parsley) (AMAZING) and had Spaghittusu Cun Allu Ollu E Bottariga (which was slightly too el dente for me, however, great flavor). Ending with the Arrescottu e Arangiu (Fresh Ricotta Citrus Marmalade Honey) with short bread cookie crumbs (Refreshing and I can eat another plate of)

  11. g

    gary

    San Francisco

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    has always been such delicious food - well prepared, wonderfully presented and so tasty!

  12. c

    cab123

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    No Massimo, no Lorella equals no La Ciccia. They really should change the name of the restaurant now that M&L no longer own nor operate the restaurant. The experience is totally not what it was under their ownership, nor is the service and food. I had read that the wait staff would remain, however it seems they have also departed, which is also unfortunate as previous staff made the whole experience a memorable one. We ordered 3 things to share, 2 specials, (asparagus salad & the whole roasted fish) and the octopus which is a regular on the menu. 1 out of 3 plates were of caliber, and that was the salad. The octopus was either out of a can or overcooked, not good. The "whole" roasted fish wasn't whole roasted, but rather was cut up ahead of time, then the chef picks up two filet.... ours came, one filet was way smaller than the other... not sure whether the chef doesn't care a about plating... but when the item is described as whole roasted, I expect to get filet from 1 fish, not random... we mentioned to our waiter that we didn't care for the octopus, which, under old management, would have been taken off our bill or they would have brought out something else. It was not taken off our bill, nor was there anything said to acknowledge our dissatisfaction. And the best part, mid-way through our meal, I believe it was the chef, comes from the kitchen showing butt crack. This was the last thing I expected to experience from a supposed high-end restaurant. It's really too bad, I was hoping for the best, but with the departure of Lorella & Massimo, La Ciccia is no longer what it was.

  13. PC

    PaulC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Everything brought to the table was excellent. We had white anchovies with citrus salad, semolina gnocchi with pork sugo, bronzino, and chocolate panna cotta. I'll do it again!

  14. SF

    SFnative

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Dined at La Ciccia many years ago and absolutely loved it. This time we were a bit disappointed in the quality of the pasta. It didn't have that same 'wow' factor and the flavors were muddled together - nothing stood out. However, the quality and friendliness of the service made up for things. Perhaps the recent change in ownership impacted the kitchen as well. Unsure if we would continue to recommend this place.

  15. AG

    AnthonyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I will pinch your cheek! This is the first time that we have been at La Ciccia and we found it to be intriguing, wonderful and beautiful! We will be bringing in all of our friends and family next time! Thank you....... Anthony

  16. J

    Jaddy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    It is not the first time at La Ciccia but the first time since the ownership change. We were happy to see that some staples remained and to see new items. The food was great as usual and the experience is always good. The staff is friendly but at certain moments they give an “ I am busy what do you want now” vibe, but it was only from one of the many folks that helped us. We will for sure be back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Amazing food in a pretty traditional Italian setting.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Delicious food and excellent service

  19. L

    Local

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It's a nice restaurant but not as great as we remember it being many years ago. Food was fine but most of it didn't have the "wow" factor that we expected. The grilled calamari appetizer and Branzino were both good. The squid ink pasta dish was pretty bland.

  20. i

    ijewbiuh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first time to this fabulous establishment, quite what I expected from a smaller size restaurant with friendly staff and busy traffic. Everyone seems to be having a great time and I have facts to proof this by opening 2 bottles of wine. Food was good and delicious. Finally a place off the beaten path!

  21. S

    Schmonsk

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Best Italian in SF! You got to try the spaghetti bottarga - their signature dish. Anchovies with oranges are also highly recommend. Definitely make sure to get the gelato for desert. Will come back for sure.

  22. B

    Bubbles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Food was good, but very plain. Not too much choice. Expensive for what was provided.

  23. JH

    JayH

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An intimate, authentic restaurant that makes you feel like you have been spirited away to Sardinia. We had the calamari for an appetizer, fish special (branzino) and gnochetti for our main courses, and panna cotta for dessert. All were delicious. Highly recommended.

  24. AB

    ArdenB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious fish and don't miss the bottarga pasta!!

  25. T

    Thoughtful

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best Italian in SF. We dined on the first day “mom and dad” had departed back to Italy. Glad this gem is here for SF to enjoy Sardinian cuisine!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat on their patio in the back with my daughter (1 yr. old) and my Dad (80 yr. old), and enjoyed a wonderful dinner without the noise that comes with sitting inside.

  27. G

    Gene

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Major food disappointment after anticipating a wonderful meal. Of the ten items we ordered only the octopus merited positive comments. There might be a salt shortage in their kitchen as both lamb entrees were under seasoned and well short of Kokkari standards. Pastas were gummy and lacking flavor. Desserts were equally unremarkable. WAAAAY overpaid for a bottle of 2010 Sardinian red. Service was solid Cute setting. Busy with locals. Understand the ownership is changing which could have effected the quality.

  28. i

    idontcook

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We greatly enjoyed what was likely our last dinner at La Ciccia before Lurella and Massimo turn this gem over to its new owner. It was a bittersweet evening, for we can't help but wonder whether La Ciccia's quality, charm, and intimacy will be preserved. It's reassuring that many of the servers and kitchen staff will remain and that the new owner has purchased the recipes. Of course, we won't know for certain until the "new" La Ciccia is established. As always, the octopus stew and calamari delighted us as starters, as did the seasonal salad of radicchio and asparagus. The event's pasta special, shrimp and salmon with fettuccine in a lobster sauce was good, but would have benefited from a bit more fish/seafood. The branzino was reliably well-prepared. Service was warm, efficient, and gracious. We've been going to La Ciccia since it first opened ~16 years ago. It's a neighborhood treasure and a gem in the crown of SF's outstanding restaurants. Thank you, Lurella and Massimo. May La Ciccia's future be as bright and delicious as its past.

  29. GS

    GretchenS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb Sardinian food and wine. We will miss you when you move.

  30. JS

    JSota

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    one of the best san francisco restaurants, a neighborhood gem

  31. D

    tripleD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant/dining experience. Wait staff excellent -- attentive and helpful.

  32. A

    Anna

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was the reason we went. Very different than regular Italian and very delicious. Waiter told us long time chefs and waitstaff will remain though new owners will take over.

  33. F

    Frankie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a real European eating experience? Italy at it’s finest. The food was freshly prepared from the finest ingredients. Each course was so unique but so Sardinian. I can’t wait to go back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best.

  35. f

    foodielove

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and epic wine list as always. Our favorite restaurant in SF!!

  36. S

    Steve

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal food and the nicest most attentive service. Our best evening out in San Francisco.

  37. x

    xyzfood

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food and service were really good. I wish menu was a little easier to read in the dim light - grey on beige with tiny font made it hard.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They always make you feel like a valued patron.

  39. M

    Maxine

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always outstanding here! The wine list can be intimidating so it's worth a little research before you go. The octopus stew is not to be missed if you are a fan of octopus. The Gnocchetti in ragu is our favorite, but I've never had a bad pasta, and we've tried a few. Their lamb is unexpectedly sliced for you, but tender and seasoned to perfection. The cabbage it comes with is also devine!

  40. BS

    BebeShark

    San Francisco

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food….excellent service (hats off to Paul) wonderful owners.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

La Ciccia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 550-8114.

La Ciccia is rated 4.8 stars by 2500 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for La Ciccia

291 30th Street San Francisco, CA 94131

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Neighborhood

    Noe Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Regional Italian (Sardinia)

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    MUNI: J Church Metro and Bus #24

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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