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Sodini's Bertolucci's

421 Cypress Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3727
+1 650-588-1625
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“polenta” (25 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
“pizza bread” (4 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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421 Cypress Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3727
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lemony fish, eggplant, creamy polenta, canoli and chicken. It was all delicious! Would definitely go back.

Thank Elizabet74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can see why this place is a San Francisco landmark. its beautiful inside. the food was a little on the average side. my wife had the "Linguine Tutto Mare" (seafood) and i had the Lasagne. Jeremy provided awesome service.

Thank arizona-mark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Bertolucci’s for a birthday celebration and the food was fantastic as always. The service was very much below par. Our waitress was nowhere to be found, kept forgetting requests, and 7 out of the 9 meals came out together, but the last...More

Thank Azorean58
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

I went with a group of about 12 work people at about 7 in the evening. The food was definitely good, but the service was lacking. Water sat empty for most of the meal, no refills on soda, and they refused to split the check....More

Thank Randy N
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My Boyfriend and I ate here on a Saturday evening...we had high hopes after reading the reviews. He ordered osso bucco, I ordered chicken parmigiana. The restaurant had a happy feel, not especially romantic, but there were lots of families dining there. We each had...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This restaurant has been owned and run by the Bertolucci family -- of Tuscan origin -- since 1928 and since then has been serving fine Italian cuisine. When I arrived in San Francisco last December 2017 for my Christmas holiday, my relatives brought me to...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This restaurant is a true gem in a neighborhood that is going through a resurgence. Many locals frequent this place so that should tell you something. The ambiance is very retro Italian complete with a statue of David. The food tastes like someone's Italian mom...More

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Actually found this restaurant next to another restaurant that we were going to, but decided to give it a try, so glad we did! Absolutely the best Italian that I have ever had and the ambiance of the restaurant was classic upscale Italian. They serve...More

Thank Demi R
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We visited with a family group of 7 on a weekend evening. We did have reservations and were seated and served promptly. Our party (including someone with some dietary needs) ordered a variety of items from the lengthy menu. Everyone seemed to like their choices....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Family Thanksgiving dinner involving a lot of folks. Service was outstanding. Unlike a lot of restaurants on a holiday, you could order off the regular menu so prices are more than reasonable. Food was not quite as good as I recall from previous visits but...More

Thank WillieMacfan
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Kurt G
4 January 2017|
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Response from Quasarsoujourner01 | Reviewed this property |
From Downtown, 1. Go on 6th Street from Howard Street. It takes you to US 280.Stay on the left lane until it merged with US 101. 2. US 101.stay on the right lane until you take off ramp for GRAND AVENUE., SSF. STAY on... More
1 October 2016|
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Response from SisBoston | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Quasarsoujouner ... choose what you like to eat. Everything is delicious, traditional, hearty, old-world Italian, so let your palate be your guide.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Cypress Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3727
  • Public Transportation: Sam Trans, Cal Train
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-588-1625
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