Bertolucci's

Bertolucci's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sodinisbertoluccis.com/
  • Phone: 6505881625
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bertolucci's reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (96)good for groups (73)special occasion (48)fit for foodies (31)romantic (28)great for lunch (22)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (18)notable wine list (13)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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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  • 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!
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    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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    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
    Amiable
    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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    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
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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.
  • willie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waitress was over the top. She has a two tone hairdo and she has one of the best personalities that I have ever come across in wait staff. She is an asset to this restaurant. They were so busy that things were held up but God!! She is a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Italian cuisine
    nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is similar to some of the old San Francisco Italian restaurants of which there are very few left. That's what makes this restaurant so special! Our server, Gina, was so accommodating, professional, and friendly too! We both had the Petrale Sole and it was perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    wabash21VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Overall good,the minestone soup seems very watered down, but salad very good. We had the cannoloni and salmon both very tasty
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Variety of Italian Food!
    MetroDiner48
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The restaurant was like a remnant from the 70s, low lighting & dated, & might benefit from some renovation. That said, I thought the food was pretty decent & would go back if in the area. There were a lot of choices & combinations offered....all sounded great. We both had the raviolis with meat sauce & cream which was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mmm-mmm-good!
    Grapegrower
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Bertolucci's is a wonderful little place with some of the best 'Old World' Italian comfort dishes. The Saltimbacca was delicious as was the ravioli and meat sauce, and the New York steak...perfection. Try the Osso Busso if it's available, melt in your mouth! Cant get Italian like this anywhere in the Central Valley, now way, no how!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good dinner
    Lvdrinksnddin
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I along with my sister-in-law and her boyfriend ate dinner here last Saturday evening. We requested a booth on open table, but seats were ok, the waitress very friendly and the food was awesome. We have eaten here before and will again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wabash21VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service and food were wonderful, I had the cannolli, and it was one of the best. All six of us were very pleased with the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4greteats
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always found the food to be outstanding and great value, we go there for both special occasions and just because. I would recommend reservations because there always busy every night. One of my favorite dishes is the chicken parmesan,
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    CBLTJLVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was excellent and hot, service was good. Friendly old-time type of place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 2014
    ck94112VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had dinner with a girlfriend... as always good food, nice waiter. Will go back often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We made a reservation for 7pm on a Tuesday night and I'm glad I did. It was packed and we actually had to wait about 10-15 minutes for our table. I thought my salmon pasta was meh but chicken parm was well received. The crowd is older folks and the ambiance doesn't quite live up to the sweet sign that you can see from the freeway but it's not bad. Overall, I'd go again but probably not for a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.