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Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood

) #14 of 4,539 Restaurants in San Francisco ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Seafood, Soups
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
+1 415-398-3181
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sand dabs” (145 reviews)
“cioppino” (628 reviews)
“seafood” (474 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First, the food! We ate only 4 items: a freshly made dinner salad with a house 1000 island dressing, and of course the wonderfully crusty sour dough bread that Native Bay Area residents crave. The large bowl of Boston clam chowder was incredible, loaded with...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sotto Mare is very popular, but the two of us were seated quickly, even without reservations, which are a must for larger groups. Excellent seafood, large portions and a lively, fun atmosphere....all for a surprisingly low price. We WILL go back the next time we...More

Thank 5313Bill1951
Reviewed 6 days ago

Soto Mare only takes reservations for three or more. There were only two of us, so we had to wait for a while to get in. When we were seated, we sat at the bar...which was fine. We ordered Cioppino to share and salads. The...More

Thank TomFromBellaire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exactly as it should be in every way. It defines what it is in pure authenticity. A unique experience somewhere in between a lot of things, but in its own space for sure. Might be the personality, the charm. Perhaps the tenor, the merry din....More

Thank Corey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good seafood in north beach. Unfortunately, the places is so packed service is an issue after the long wait to get in. Very fresh offerings that are very tasty. Good house wine. Cioppino is very good.

Thank vodkaman3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I travel to San Francisco I have to dine at Sotto Mare. The food is always good and the staff are great. We had the crab cioppino this time (serves 2) and took out leftovers and bread. Every time I've been here people...More

Thank Jodie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We shared the cioppino and it was more than enough for two. Service was wonderful. Easy to find and parking garage was about 4 blocks away.

Thank Pbjdk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Sotto Mare this evening and here was my lineup: 6 Pacific Oysters Clam Chowder Crab Diablo Oysters were awesome. Clam chowder was ok - I am from New England and we don't use corn starch in the chowder. The Crab Diablo... AWESOME....More

Thank jimmerhand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funny how these small restaurants can figure out how to squeeze enough seating to get the most of the area they have. This place does great with tables and counters. We were walking around San Francisco and we wanted to eat at a place that...More

Thank altonjk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here based Trip Advisor reviews and they were right. We share "the best crab cioppino" it was great lots of crab plus mussels, shrimp and squid. The place is small an I am sure there would be long waits at dinner time.

Thank itdave
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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I'm looking for some suggestions on a bar with nice atmosphere nearby this restaurant for pre-dinner drinks. A good happy hour would be a bonus but not the most essential criteria.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Darrin N | Reviewed this property |
There are several options all within walking distance of this restaurant. We ended up in a saloon that was 2 blocks last away that had some really fin blues bands playing. Once you find the restaurant, just walk around... More
Does this restaurant have a happy hour?
25 April 2017|
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Response from travel7continents | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a bar. The food is outstanding, and mostly fish. You can order beer and wine . As far as I know there is no happy hour serving alcoholic drinks and reduced price snacks (appiteasers).
I hear that it's possible to pick up fresh (raw) seafood from Sotto Mare that can be cooked at home. Is this correct? Do you need to call ahead to reserve your fish?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Staff61 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I'm not sure if this can be done. Best suggestion would be to call the restaurant directly. They are very helpful and would likely address your question.......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-3181
  • E-mail
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