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La Ciccia

4.7
4.7
2512 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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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2 people

11:30 PM


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 2,512 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Italian

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  1. JR

    JoseR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Menu focus not balanced, Small limited items … nothing great. More like home-cooked meal , not worth the money, was not bad food, just no flair
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Long wait for service. Food was good and well prepared
  3. p

    phoebe

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The fish, calamari, and dessert are favorites. Loved the Sardinian wine.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, but needs to be more creative with vegetables, specially the ones that accompany entrees specials. Support service was solid but main waitress lacked professionalism and the interest in being there was not apparent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love their food!
  6. j

    jraoul

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We got very worried when we heard the independent owners of our local gem, La Ciccia, were retiring and selling the business to a restaurant group. Although they swore nothing would change, we had serious doubts. What a relief, then, to learn that that sale fell through and, instead, Cheryl the real estate broker decided to take the place over herself. She lives two blocks away and had been a regular customer, so she had a vested interest in preserving all the charms that La Ciccia boasted: outstanding and quirky Sardinian cuisine, knowledgeable and friendly staff, impressive wine list. The spaghetti bottarga's still on the menu, as is seafood pasta in squid ink, a flatbread appetizer, a seafood special, and all the rest. It's a little pricey, but isn't everything?
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a one of a kind with a great staff and delicious food!! A dying breed of restaurants! It’s a must go!
  8. AN

    AlbertasN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very average experience. The place has a very neutral decor, which is not particularly attractive. The service was nice and kind, but inside there was an air draft that was bot pleasant to feel. Food was not as exceptional as expected, especially for the price range. While the menu was proposing traditional Sardinian dishes, the flavors were quite monotonous and not elaborate.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding! The baby octopus ragu is not to be missed. Every single dish was spectacular. I don’t eat prawns but my friends started it was fantastic.
  10. TZ

    TonyZonin

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - attentive, warm, efficient. Food - great preparation and presentation. Delicious! Looking forward to next visit.
  11. j

    jennagreg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved that this was a different type of Italian food than one typically gets in America. Great lighter + seafood-forward options. The burrata dish was DIVINE.
  12. LM

    LizM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food as always. I don’t know any restaurant that serves food like theirs. Delicious flavors and great quality. Excellent service
  13. E

    Encee

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in outside patio which was lovely. La ciccia has retained its high standards post ownership change.
  14. DB

    DorukB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food! Everything was fresh and tasty. Service is also amazing!
  15. SF

    SFtraveler

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always great food ! Our server was awesome, she made some excellent wine suggestions ! Grazie molte !
  16. D

    David

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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 !!!
  17. DL

    DennisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it Wonderful service, food, menu, wine list, ambience
  18. 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!
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. r

    randyy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still very good and the service is still right on!
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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)
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food in a pretty traditional Italian setting.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food and excellent service
  33. L

    Local

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. JH

    JayH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.
  38. 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!!
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 4.7 stars by 2512 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


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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