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Sodini's Bertolucci's
  • Address:
    421 Cypress Avenue
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    Neighborhood:
    South San Francisco
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Sodini's Bertolucci's Details

  • 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: Italian, American
  • 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 (650) 588-1625
  • Entertainment: Piano lounge
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 Sodini's 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............Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "since we went to Bertolucci's, we have dined at 3 other places, had different types of Italian food. Bertolucci's is the best!!! We enjoyed everything. The calamari was awesomely plenty. In fact, portions here are the best for your money. If people complain about Bertolucci's, they are just people that you cannot satisfy. We eat out a lot and by gosh. This is for sure the best yet. Better than New Joe's, Better than any local eatery around for the money. Great place. Thank you for the service. Only thing was, I guess they do not honor birthday's????"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I HAVE COME HERE FOR JUST THE TWO OF US AND ALSO HAVE HOSTED A GROUP OF 16 AND THE SERVICE HAS BEEN THE SAME. FRIENDLY, GREAT FOOD AND A LOT OF FUN. GREAT TO BRING OUT OF TOWNERS. PARKING IS PRETTY GOOD. THEY HAVE A PARKING LOT AND IF FULL, THE STREET IS PRETTY GOOD FOR PARKING."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Probably will take it off my list of restaurant recommendations."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was very good. Wine list was adequate but could be improved. Three of the four of us had the veal special which as Osso Bucco. It was served with soft polenta and was outstanding. All and all it was very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was great and the music was soothing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed lunch with a friend recently and service perfect and food all delicious.... Had the Salmon salad...fresh greens/lite dressing and big piece of fish. Corkage fee so reasonable...only $15 a bottle. Great lunchtime prices....will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A long established restaurant. I haven't been here for years & it was worth it. Had the special ousso bucco...delciious served with fresh vegetables & delicious risotto & I don't like risotto. Perfect dinner, & worth it all. Thank you for still being in business. Always go to Westlake Joe's for comfort food & close to home, but since it has been closed since Januar 2014, Bertolucci's is my new place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The polenta was the best I've ever had. Seemed to contain fresh corn kernels & was delicious. The complementary pizza was very nice. The salad was delicious, minestrone ok, veal scalloppine very good (but lacked salt), saltimbocca too salty & the steak was very thin and the texture as if it had had tenderizer on it, and french fries greasy. The vegetables were fresh, but under-cooked. Most disappointing was the cannelloni, which we remembered from years ago. The pasta used to be very tender, the filling delicate & delicious, and it used to be covered in a delicious bechamel sauce. Now, pasta was not tender, filling tasted watery, as if it had been frozen, and it was now covered with stringy melted cheese...an unfortunate choice."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great food. This was our fifth time here. Love the polenta that comes with each dish. Vegetables are cooked just right so little crunch to them. I Like that they give you both warm bread and golden boy pizza. Minestrone soup is one of the best I've had. We've had veal, steak and fish dishes which have all been great. Enjoy eating front dining room. Back one a little dark and loud."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Why bother with a $50 cab ride? $5 bucks will get you here. Food is great and the staff is welcoming"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I would always ask for table in corner booth or near.never order osso bucco! Noise level in rear of main room almost could not speak !!! Good piano bar!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was very nice as usual for dinner on Saturday. Food very good and fresh, service nicely done. I had mentioned before that I was not sure if the water on the table was working well but in fact this time when I simply served myself when I wanted water - it was perfect!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had the calamari for appetizer and it was great. Nice light batter and good sauce. Salad and dinner was delicious . Had pepper steak and the chicken breast dinner."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Always a delicious lunch. We enjoy this restaurant for a short lunch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Terrific service, and food is wonderful. Comfortable and charming. Wonderful place to go for all around dinning pleasure. Love this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I've lived on the peninsula my entire life and this was my first visit to Bertolucci's. It's a solid Italian American joint reminiscent of Westlake Joe's. Everyone at my table ordered different veal dishes (Parmesan, Milanese, Marsala) and we all cleaned our plates. Service is what you would expect in a neighborhood spot...mixture of kids and full time employees. The wine list is ok. Arrive early and hang out at the bar...its worth it to take in the scene."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The whole evening was great. Food was exceptional as was the service. Highly recommend the restaurant. Start with making reservation with Open Table. It worked great"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I found the food really good, the pricing very fare, and the service equally good. I rediscovered this wonderful neighborhood restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We will return. Great food. Great dining service. But the has locals (old) and faves that were served over and over before us. Took 15 mins after I asked for a beer. Otherwise GREAT evening."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Peter and Vicki Sodini turned this tired but great restaurant into nothing short of outstanding. The only problem I have is deciding what to order. The salmon salad, sea bass, eggplant parmesan, chicken parmesan, gnocchi, pizza ... they are all incredible. By far my favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I loved this old-timey Italian restaurant! I made me nostalgic. The service was excellent. We were seated immediately. My eggplant was delicious, albeit VERY cheesy (the waitress let me know that it would be cheesy when I ordered). We loved the bread. We were waiting for our son's flight, which was very late...they didn't hurry us at all. It was super-convenient and close to SFO. I'll go the next time I have time before or after a flight."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We have been going to Bertolucci's for many years and it is an ongoing favorite! Always excellent very fresh food. Love the eggplant parm!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is our 2nd time here and would come again. Nostalgic feel that old timers like. Service wasn't over the top and had to ask for more water.Portions were good. We had the cannelloni, sole and veal parmigiana. The sole was better than the veal. The polenta was just way too heavy and rich for us so we didn't finish it, would have preferred double portion of veggies. The raspberry panna cotta dessert was very good though. The house wine was exceptional that night 2011 raven wood chardonnay. Definitely make reservations for the weekend."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I came to meet someone I had not scene in years. We had a lovely dinner and talked for hours. No one ever rushed us and were great in getting us drinks. FOOD excellent!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was inedible. White Clam sauce laden with cream, mushy reheated pasta, overly sweetened tomato sauce on a dried out chicken Parmesan. We ate nothing. Place was creepy, food yuck"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The polenta is to die for, as was my osso buco....yum! It was very noisy the night we were there, but maybe because there were a couple of large groups there. I couldn't hear what the other members of my table were saying, and we were in a booth. My parents really enjoyed their veal parm and fillet of sole, both cooked perfectly. Definitely a repeater. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Bertolucci's is always a great place to dine - love the menu and locality"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service and food were enjoyable. We were able to get a reservation easily on a Friday night. Service did taper off toward the end of the meal as we weren't offered refills on our beverages and it took awhile to get the check. Overall was a positive experience and we would return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service great. Will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Bertolucci's has clearly improved since the new owners took over. We were 12 celebrating a brithday and the service and the quality of the food were excellent."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food and service was great. Two of us had the Saltimbocca and one person at the Salmon dinner. We were all happy with our dinners. Food good perfectly and good service."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always know that when you go you are going to have a great meal in a pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We made a special request when placing our reservation for a birthday celebration dinner. When we checked in, the request had been honored. We had to wait over 15 minutes for our guests to arrive (apparently not all smart phone apps can navigate here); our waiter took it in stride. The wine list is limited, but it does have some gems quite fairly priced. On request they will serve warmed sourdough with chopped garlic in olive oil. The Peppercorn Steak (New York with peppercorn sauce) was perfectly cooked and well trimmed. The spaghetti is consistently good. Our guests had salmon and petrale sole and said they were very good. This was the first time that the birthday celebrant was not treated to a complimentary dessert, which was a surprise."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This place is awesome! The food has been consistently great since I can remember. The main room is perfect for a romantic dinner. There is a side banquet room for bigger loud groups or if you have small kids. We switch between both, depending on how loud our little ones are going to be. LoL. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This tea truant is everything anyone ever wants from a Italian restaurant. They have the perfect ambience, staff, lighting, table arrangement, drinks, and more importantly food!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "For me, this is one of my 'go to' places. All the times I have been here, I have never had a bad meal. Or bad service. The food is made to order and they will deviate from the menu if you describe how you want something prepared.. I love my ravs in garlic, olive oil, mushrooms, a little basil and they do it here. Very well, by the way. Everything is fresh fresh fresh!!! And the Manhattan....enough already. Have to go back!! PS The owner is an absolute sweetheart, too!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Sodini's took over Bertalucci's about ten years ago. The old place needed a pick-me-up and Peter did the trick. From the beginning, Sodini's was a winner and continues to produce great food, friendly bar atmosphere and a staff that is responsive to each guests needs. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Soldini's Bertolucci's has fantastic traditional Italian food and "old school" decor. It has a warm, friendly feel. The food, especially the pizza is fantastic. If you're looking for well-made Italian classics, this place is head and shoulders above the chain alternatives."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had a lovely Cesar Salad which we split. He had his favorite the Cannelloni, and I had the Lasagna. The waiter was extremely young and extremely nice and attentive. The bread was as always fresh home-made with the best tomato sauce....you could not ask for anything more, and or better. The overall restaurant was very clean and filled with lovely people enjoying an evening out. Thank you for the experience. Was delightful. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great old school Italian food, ambience and service. Three of us had a reservation for 7:30 on a Friday and they seated us right away. Waiter was efficient and helpful. Too few of these kind of restaurants left - a real gem."
    Dined on 4/25/2014