Very friendly, homey spot
Very friendly, homey spot for excellent Italian food. A great neighborhood spot.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is our favorite Italian
This is our favorite Italian restaurant. The food and service is outstanding!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous food and service,
Fabulous food and service, with my foodie husband. Pasta and fish were to die for.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere, welcoming
Nice atmosphere, welcoming staff, and good service. Food included fresh ingredients, house-made pasta, great wine list, and delicious desserts. Would definitely return!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neighborhood feel, great rustic
Neighborhood feel, great rustic Italian food and very good service! Surprise find!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent fresh pasta. Party
Excellent fresh pasta. Party of eight anjd everyone loved the food from lasagna to penne with sausage. Salmon and beef carpaccio both excellent starters. Only drawback is no full bar, limited wine list.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice small restaurant, home
Nice small restaurant, home made pasta, $$, good service, need a reservation too small to go with out one
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience at L'Ottavo,
Great experience at L'Ottavo, where we came to celebrate a birthday.
The stand-outs were the gnocchi and lobster ravioli.
Good wine recommendation, too.
Thanks for a nice evening experience.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat before
Great place to eat before a show!! Excellent service and great menu. We would definitely visit this place again.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love it !!!
We took some friends from out of town here- they were so impressed they want to visit again just to eat here! It's fine by me, I'd eat here every night if I could.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
The food was delicious. Our server was very friendly and helped guide our way through the menu. The service was efficient. We'd go back in a heart beat.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh pastas a must to try and enjoy.
Gnocchi were very light and fluffy morsels.
Quiet little place off Union Square.
Not very crowded before 7pm but recommend reservation after then on weekend.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite restaurants
One of our favorite restaurants in my neighborhood.
Recommend the Lasagna, Lobster Ravioli, and Snapper.
Nice service, reasonably priced, and good wine selection
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten at L'Ottavo several
Have eaten at L'Ottavo several times, and they never disappoint! The food is always great Italian food, with large portions. They have some of the best soups around, so I always start with the soup of the day (particularly if it is a lobster or crab bisque). I've tried several different pasta dishes, so would recommend the Fettucini L'Ottavo (Bacon, mushrooms & peas in a light creamy tomato sauce, although I leave off the mushrooms) or one of the Ravioli's or the Linguini Carbonara. This last time I had a grilled chicken breast that was delicious! My bother has had great success with the veal (not my favorite type of meat usually), while my mother and another friend of ours usually stick with the pastas. And leave room for dessert!
6/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant. Have been there many times, never disappointed. Great food, Great service
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is top notch, the
The food is top notch, the service is very slow, would highly recomend the food was very good, I had the lobster ravioli, the wife had the gnocchi, and my daughter had the lasagna,, all three where excelent, there only draw back is the need another waiter, it would really help them out , would sell more alcohol which would boost profit enough to pay for the extra help
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food
I had a great dinner with a friend. The service was fantastic too. Great Italian wines at reasonable prices. Lots of pastas to choose from...
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live close by and L'Ottavo is my go to place to grab a great meal. The food is consistently great, the staff and owner are extremely hospitable and the ambiance is fun and energetic. I also love that they have a great number of wines by the glass.. The staff are treated like family here, so there's not a great deal of turnover and after a few visits, you get to know everyone
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Union Square/theater area dining
Having walked by this restaurant dozens of times, I'm glad I finally tried it. The classic Italian food was delicious (if not super cheap).
We ordered the fettuccine and lasagne specials, and cleaned our plates.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for a quaint small Italian Restaurant with excellent food and service, this is the place.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
L'Ottavo is our go-to in union square. Food is always delicious and fresh. The staff is the same, warm, friendly, attentive and waitstaff mostly authentically Roman. If you call in advance and go early, they seem to easily accommodate large groups.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Restaurant
This was our first time at L'ottavo..It was a wonderful dinner. Great tasty carpaccio and Lasagna was delicious. My friend loved her pasta with Italian sausage. The service was attentive and helpful in selecting dishes. .The wine list consists of Italian wines and is affordable by the glass also.
We definitely can recommend this restaurant and we will be back..
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit of Italy in San Francisco
It was a most enjoyable evening at L'Ottavo. Our party of 3 were treated to delicious finds at every course...
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined at L'Ottavo three times within two months. Our meals was delicious! We all enjoyed our meals. A great place for a celebration or a casual evening out with friends. I will be back!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a favorite
Fantastic food at a reasonable price, this has been my go-to place for a while.The service was great with everyone friendly and easy going while always making sure we were happy.
I'll be back soon.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, always consistent, & close to theatre's in the city. Service wonderful! Cozy little Italian restaurant.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian food in a wonderful romantic restaurant. We had a great meal with friends here. The gnocchi and pasta were superb.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife here for her birthday. We loved the food. Great service and a cool place.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
ne of the best meals we have had in a very long time! Outstanding food and service. Felt like I was in Italy!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Delight
Great food,best service, just a special place. We go there when friends visit,when there is. A reason to celebrate. They treat you like guests in their home
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was a great find! It was our first visit and it was more than I expected. The food was good and the service was great! Would definitely go back.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
good service, good food
Food and service are exceptional. This is an easy place to overlook, but the locals know it and keep coming back. We love their quality and service....they have a menu plus daily specials and they gave never disappointed.
We will be back again and again.....
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went and had the most wonderful time. Really sweet, sincere and attentive service. If you're on the fence, don't be: you'll enjoy. Don't expect Farallon (another SF restaurant, nearby), it's not a grand extravaganza. But if you are in a quiet, romantic frame of mind (or looking for something before the theater, which was also part of our plan), then you should come here. If you like what it has to offer, you may become a regular, as we intend to do. Great crab bisque to start, delicious lobster-stuffed ravioli or cannelloni. Mmmm.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious
The food was absolutely delicious ! It is a great neighborhood restaurant. We enjoyed the food and the service there. Wine choices were great too.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice local spot
Restaurant was very noisy that it was hard to have a conversation. Also restaurant was very hot
It took a very long time to get apply but the salads were good. I had red snapper in wine which was very good my dh had veal Parm which had no cheese and a pink sauce which is not what we're used to
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were happy to have had a reservation as there is a small number of tables. The food was outstanding. We had the bruschetta to start with some Chianti. I had the house made pasta, another in our party had a lasagna which looked delicious. What a great little neighborhood restaurant!
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM