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L'Ottavo Ristorante

) #263 of 4,539 Restaurants in San Francisco ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian
692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
+1 415-922-3944
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (26 reviews)
“crab bisque” (9 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
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692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
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Reviews (270)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was just barely ok. Would not return. My lasagna was cold in the middle and burned on the underside. The sauce was not what it's stated on the menu and the wine is very limited on and California vintage.

Thank Marine-0311-Grunt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quaint small Italian restaurant near the corner of Sutter and Taylor streets. The atmosphere is very authentic and old world offering a romantic setting. The food is reasonably priced with large portions. Ordered the Penne special with Italian sausage , mushrooms, sun-dried...More

1  Thank UStravelmaxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated a block, or so, from Union Square. Fresh made pastas are a definite plus here. We had a variety of dishes which were all pretty good. The Risotto was fabulous!

1  Thank Thom D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I enjoy Italian food and Sharon found L'Ottavo's on the internet. We did not have reservations, and were pleased that they were able to seat us immediately. They reluctantly seated us at a table for 4 at our request as the tables for two were...More

1  Thank MPAnderson001
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Italian cuisine is tasty and well presented. An extensive menu, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, and the staff very attentive and pleasant. The house wine is quite acceptable, and we were given a free glass of house wine when ordering an entree. Water...More

1  Thank Harold L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had dinner here on the last evening of our trip and enjoyed the food. I had CARBONARA BACON, SWEET PEAS & FRESH HERBS IN A CREAMY EGG SAUCE and the Crab Bisque. Both were good. The pasta was a very good size portion and...More

1  Thank RAZBW
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You can actually hear your dining partners in this quiet restaurant. The food is very good and the service is superb. A good place after a show in San Francisco. Worth hunting it out.

1  Thank surfngrandma
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I had the seafood linguine which was a special. It was great, came with lots of mussels and clams, 3 good sized shrimp and some fish. My wife had cannelloni which was excellent as well. House wine was fine, good service and ambiance. We've been...More

1  Thank Walter S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

nice little restaurant, didn't booked just turned up, good reasonable priced food, lobster ravioli was good together with the Antipasta. good portions, good service, not over the top, recommended.

1  Thank KGD70
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Last visited this restaurant about five years ago and was please to find they've maintained their standards. L'Ottavo is a small,quiet, dark restaurant. It's perfect for date night. There is a nice selection of Italian specialties a comprehensive list of Italian wines. Food was expertly...More

1  Thank David S
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 692 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-3944
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