Bertolucci's

Bertolucci's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sodinisbertoluccis.com/
  • Phone: (650) 588-1625
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Sodini's Bertolucci’s was featured on Check, Please! Bay Area and serves traditional Italian cuisine, derived from their Tuscan roots. Their belief has always been to serve simple, hearty and fresh food. We have private rooms that can seat anywhere from 25 to 100 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Miranda 6505881625
  • Entertainment: Piano lounge
  • Special Events: See web page www.sodinisbertoluccis.com for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Miller
  • Public Transit: Sam Trans, Cal Train
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot in rear of bldg. Valet parking available.
A word from Bertolucci's
Big old school restaurant. Full bar, piano lounge, plasma TVs. Banquet facilities available for up to 85 in a private room. Cocktail parties, and power point on a private 133" screen. Movie nights with theme dinners happen twice a week. As seen on check please bay area, best of the best. Treat yourself............
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Bertolucci's reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)good for groups (76)special occasion (47)fit for foodies (33)romantic (22)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (14)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We made reservations and were immediately seated when we arrived. The wine is very reasonably priced and they have a decent selection. The Osso boco was delicious, very tender and came with some excellent polenta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT Place
    Carol
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Staff is nice and friendly and food is great and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Dinner
    Playgoers
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I haven't eaten at Bertolucci's since the new owners took over years ago and was very pleased with our dinner. The drinks are generous and the dinner salad was absolutely wonderful. My husband loved the minestrone soup. All of our entrees were delicious and the meal overall was great with terrific service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GrEat old time Italian
    Gnowhb
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We went here for lunch years ago and it was good. We wanted to come back again for dinner to try it out and we loved it. The food was very good and plentiful. Really reminded me of Westlake Joe's in Daly City. It was very busy on a Friday night so if you have a bigger party be sure to make reservations. I had the petrale sole, wife had the osso bucco, and my daughter had the tortellini carbonara, all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie4realVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We all had a wonderful experience at Bertolucci's! Our dishes were so delicious from the focacci bread, generous salad to our entrees. Our waiter also provided great service and was very cordial. Two of us had the petrale sole in lemon sauce with the polenta which just melted in our mouths. My friend had the osso buco and said it was really good and very tasty. Even though we were so satisfied with dinner, we didn't want to go without dessert. We shared the cannoli and the panna cotta. Both were so yummy! I highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    2boymom
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful food is amazing. Best steaks pasta.everything was wonderful.......
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back after 30 years
    GeorgeJM
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My girlfriend was visiting from Atlanta, and I wanted to take her someplace romantic and special, so I chose Bertolucci's. I have lived in SSF all my life, but I hadn't been back to the restaurant in years. I was not the least bit dissappointed! Atmosphere was charming. The antipasto was outstanding. I had the platter, and my girlfriend had the prawns. I'm finicky about my entrees being "piping hot" and they were! My girlfriend loved her chocolate dessert. Our waiter, Diego was terrific. He attended to our every need. We wanted to take our time so we could enjoy dinner and conversation. They let us... When my girlfriend moves here, we have decided to make it a once-a-week treat and hopefully get our same table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    Frank
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    A most enjoyable place for drinks and dinner.......service excellent, food great and the bar knows how to make good drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed!
    Irish4
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We were excited to try Bertolucci's after going to several group parties. Our server was slow and not very pleasant. The veal dish for my husband was delicious but my NY steak was tough. When I placed my order I asked for polenta and was served french fries. When we made our reservation I commented that it was our Anniversary. When our bill was placed on the table I mentioned to our server that it was our Anniversary. (Shouldn't she have been told by management?) to which she returned with a cup of vanilla ice cream and a candle. (nice)....but then said "you should have told me when you sat down!". (not nice!). We will try to go again, but not in the near future!.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    CBLTJLVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food is consistently good with a sizable menu and excellent service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT TIME FOR ALL
    MikeySSF
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is the 4th time we have gone here for special events, or just a nice meal. Service always with a smile from beginning to end. Food is always prepared to our liking and never a bad meal. Kudos to Bertoluccis for the way they take care of their Guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BJAH
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been dinning there for many many years and never been disappointed. Great food, good service. We will return very soon. We reecommed it to many of our friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    LizKVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My first visit to this neighborhood restaurant. Went for lunch with colleagues. Food was very good! Service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere is somewhat old school, but I really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok
    elmoonraker
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Bertolucci's was just ok, the waiter was pretty cool with us, it;s a very nice decorative restaurant, but the food was not happening for us, too bland.. it needs to have that ITALIAN KICK!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South San Francisco Staple
    CityAuto
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The resturant may not be on the main drag, but this hidden gem is worth eating at. The people here are just so pleasant and make you feel welcome. Love the pasta, but check out the daily specials. You can't go wrong. I forgot to mention Bertolucci's pizza is also good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem
    SFnative45
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with friends and couldn't have been more pleased; food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal and wonderful service
    socitydiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. The courses arrived in a timely manner. We never felt rushed or hurried. And the meal, including the appetizers, was wonderfully delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories
    ruffem
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Hadn't been to this place in many years. I was amazed at how little had changed,which is a good thing. The food is old fashioned Italian, and excellent. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Price was moderate. Bar excellent. I'll definitely not wait so long to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old San Francisco Fran experience
    AmiableVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Bertoluccis is handy to SFO so it was perfect for a post-flight lunch. We started with the best fried calamari I've ever had, then a very good prawn Caesar and roast chicken as main dishes. Good, honest food that won't empty your wallet. Accompanied by a basket of sourdough and addictive mini-pizza breads.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Everything was very good. Nothing stood out as excellent, but nothing was mediocre either. We went on a business dinner and it was a great setting for a casual get together.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than expected
    H20skikdVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Previous experiences weren't so great as far as Service and food quality, for example my mother in laws bday we checked in had a drink at the bar ahead of our reservation of 15 when we went up at our time, they gave our table away and we waited for 1 1/2 hours for another without a place to sit. 2 years later We decided to give it another try and our server was the best one that I have ever seen there. Didn't rush us and kept an eye on us without being interrupting I was impressed! The food this time was better as well. I had Osso Bucco and it was pretty good and my husband had the New York Steak....he said it was okay, nothing to get excited about. We will definitely go again and hope we get the same level of service and quality
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is awesomely lucious
    Cupcake44
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Found this place within a week of moving here four months ago I have been here every other week since then .. . Food is so great had petrale sole this time my boyfriend the same so so so good I didn't waste a bite, salad was great and the polenta creamy as usual.. This time we had dessert, had the choclate praline WOW AMAZING .. My boyfriend and I look so forward to have a dinning experience again in two weeks... BEST FOOD EVER
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • willie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This place is awesome. The food is always good and the staff are great and friendly. I love coming here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intersting lil place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Overall just an OK experience - Good place for large groups or family.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    vicspix
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It is always a pleasure dining at Bertolucci's. You truly get the old time italian feel with the decor and the background music. The food is excellent and the menu is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Deal
    TandJ
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Bertolucci's is a pretty good restaurant. Three of us went for dinner. Two of us had veal which was ok. A little tough and stringy but in a tasty sauce. The other diner had steak which was the best choice. They give you a lot of food and the price was very reasonable. We'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Lunch
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    There were 7 people in our party, and the service was great! The food was delicious, the portions were generous. Everyone had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    foodjoy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had great birthday dinner at Bertoucci's. Everything was great and we highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Dinner..
    Tess
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My Boyfriends and his mom had never been there before and I hadn't gone in a few years , so I thought it would be a good place to have a great Italian dinner, and yes I was right. We all enjoyed are dinner's and had leftovers for the next day. The service did a good job making sure we were taken care of. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a great time, good friends, great service, great food, will be going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tinaA.
    tinaA
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    always enjoy my time at this neighborhood gem in SSF. Great lunch prices and wine great for the price of a glass. friendly and good service staff...reminds me of old style SF places...like original joes. Tasty foods and plenty of it...gotta love that pizza bread in the basket.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A pleasant lunchtime experience: good food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    Qumacy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A lovely place for an enjoyable dinner and light conversation. Food is very good, and service friendly and acceptable. Have never had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Italian Food
    essjayVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great Veal Parm, Tasty Red Sauce very accommodating to taste cant wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great dinner
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Tried the prawn special and it was perfect. Have never had a bad dish here. So glad they are so close to home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is awesome my favorite
    Cupcake44
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My boyfriend and I had petrale sole it was like heaven, And the polenta was so creamy , veggys so crisp and delicious,, it was a fabulous dine.. Was my birthday and it was the best ever and I am old got alot if years experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for Italian
    Thetraveling3
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service and food was so good we went back the following night. Our server, both nights was Erin. She remembered us from the previous night. We wanted for nothing. The second night we were placed in the bar area and there was live music, which was a little loud, but the food was so delicious it made up for it. Love the minestrone soup! Hated getting a review text at 1:15am!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise find
    Ljacesapair
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We truly enjoyed every dish we ordered. The salad was fresh and well dressed; ministroni soup was thick and tasty. We enjoyed at radio all dish of spaghetti and meatballs and my favorite was the veal Milanese. Almost reminiscent of Wiener schnitzel. Wonderfull!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    billychowsdown
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we were not assigned to a waiter ,so for the first 20 mins we had no one talk to us ,after a couple of futile attempts to get someones attention at a very busy time we had a waiter---the maitre d comp an appetizer,wine and desert.unfortunate but they tried their best to rectify the mistake.good bang for the buck
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Wife's Birthday Dinner
    UWDad2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We decided to celebrate Carole's birthday as a special treat. The food was impeccable and the family style we love. Our son Jared had the petrale sole, Carole had the scallopini and I the saltimbocca. The green salad's house dressing was wonderful, a sort of light, creamy Cesar with garlic. We sipped a Ruffino Pinot Grigio. On the table was home made focaccia. Angie, our waitress was a serving machine and a doll to boot. We were greeted, seated and saluted by the maître d and staff as we left. A fun, excellent time. Our reservation was for 6:30 pm and we left three hours later. We brought a St. Honore cake for her birthday from nearby Galli's Sanitary bakery. Most everyone had coffee with dessert. A fun and delicious evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.