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“Non-Trendy Italian”
Review of Sodini's

Sodini's
Ranked #206 of 6,265 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Loved this family style place. After having highly rated trendy Italian we decide to go old school and weren’t disappointed. Friendly atmosphere and delicious pastas abound. Bruschetta, lasagna, and gnocchi were wonderful. Reasonably priced Italian wines also a plus. If you are a foodie looking for new combinations of vegan, truffle lasagna this is not your place. Shoutout to Erin with outstanding, friendly service.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

I’ve dined at Sodini’s with my wife (and again last night with our son for his 2nd trip to SF) countless times and we always look forward to the experience. I totally, but respectfully, disagree with “Golfhawk007s” review about the food quality. (Perhaps that was a bad night in the kitchen.) We’ve always been happy with the quality, presentation and flavours of the food. That said, Sodini’s isn’t cutting edge or trendy; it’s just a friendly old school neighbourhood joint feeding locals and tourists alike. The staff have been there forever and they are super welcoming. I grew up around Canadian-Italians and the folks running Sodini’s remind me of the way my friends and their families treat people. Eating at Sodini’s is like stepping into someone’s home; it’s warm, cozy and smells great with all that good Italian food waiting to be savoured!

For those people looking for an elegant dining experience, then take a pass on Sodini’s because that’s not what they’re offering nor are they pretending to do. There’s countless other spots in San Francisco for that type of experience. But if you want to feel treated like family or a neighbor, then look no further than Sodini’s Green Valley Restaurant. I hope they stay around forever!

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Delightful people and good service but the food was downright awful! Tasteless watery sauces on the pasta, flavorless crumbly meatballs and tons of salt. We were extremely disappointed and shocked that others have rated this restaurant so highly.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We walked in to the last table with out a wait at 6:30. Service throughout the night was prompt and very pleasant.

They have a very good and affordable wine selection. The meal options are also plentiful. Our meals we serve piping hot. The pasta was very fresh. The quantity of servings is perfect. And the flavours are great. Best Italian we can remember having. A great recommendation from a friend who live in the area a decade ago. There is good reason Sodini’s has thrived for so many years.

Thank Joshua T
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Charming little place, lots of character. Good very good. Prices reasonable. Servers like your mom, warm and welcoming. Highly recommend.

Thank daniel N
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