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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
  • "The food is Italian style that you hear about but never thought you would find a restaurant that could produce. Look no futher this is the spot. The service is great and everyone there is making sure you enjoy the meal and experience."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Very 70's vibe. Missing Joe's of Westlake--try Bertolucci's"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Another great meal at this great find in South San Francisco where the servers are warm and friendly but not in that coached way - they really mean it. Backed up by bar staff that knows how to make all the old school drinks as well as a few new ones at reasonable prices. The food here is consistently good and you leave full without a giant hole in your wallet, its like North Beach only with free parking!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The service we had was wonderful -- I would nearly reccomend this place on that alone. Although we were later for our reservation, we were taken care of immediately (even though it was packed on a Saturday night). The waiter was knowledgeable, and his recommendation to my fiancé was one of the best meals he's ever had (and he can be quite picky) The atmosphere was classy, yet not stuffy. Dishes were cleared quicky, but not annoyingly so and the check came when we asked for it. I highly recommend Bertolucci's for any occasion, date night, or even of you're simply looking for a nice meal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant for years and have always enjoyed our meal. Will continue to go there on occasion."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Good food, very good service, definetley enjoy going out there"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A wonderful family restaurant with old world charm."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant through TripAdvisor while on a quick visit to South San Francisco. It was highly rated & close to our hotel. It was bustling & had that happy Italian family feel. The service was very good (our server just needed a reminder on our dessert) & the food delicious & well-priced for the portion-size & quality. If I lived here, this would be a favorite destination."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "If you are looking for a traditional Italian restaurant (with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as background music), look no further. Very attentive service (thank you, Jeremy!), excellent pasta (fresh ingredients and great presentation), and a lovely bottle of Sangiovese.Most of the crowd on an early Friday evening appeared to be regulars, which speaks volumes."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "to start the service was quick .the calamari was great , my wife and boys left only one .. The main course was very good the boys took a little home . I also liked that I could get a glass of good wine with out buying a bottle ."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We haven't been back here in 25 years. According to my recollection, the place looks very similar. The food is pretty average as was the service. The portions were a little on the small side in relation to the price. Overall, a very average dining experience, which was probably the reason we didn't frequent this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My order and my mom's orders were unacceptable as far as Restaurant Food. both pasta dishes. her's Ghonni pesto, no flavor. mine angel hair with roasted garlic. horrible presentation and even worst eating it. my girlfriends tutto mare was good and I think the other girls veal parmesan was ok. yet, 2 bad dishes out of 4 is unacceptable to Me. For the price they charge; well even if they charged half the price; I am shocked @ what they served Me!!!!!! & they knew it was My birthday; and didn't even mention.. not impressed @ all. denise"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We go to Bertolucci's for special occasions, and we have never walked away disappointed. We've been going to this restaurant for over 20 years (before and after their remodeling). The staff is always professional and accommodating, yet friendly and warm, and the service is always outstanding....water glasses are filled without having to ask and staff will always ask about beverage refills before you have to ask. The cuisine is always excellent, and we've never walked away feeling like the kitchen had an off night...the good is consistently delicious and excellent in presentation. By far, one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area and I look forward to our next dining experience at Bertolucci's."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The manager Mike and his crew are a great team. They truly understand the expectations of the customer and does everything they can to accommodate and serve them with the best service and attention. They treat us all as friends not customers!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "There is one thing you can always count on -- this is a great restaurant. I will keep coming back -- good food, staff, and place."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This has become our go to Italian and Steak restaurant. The spaghetti is always served al dente and the meatballs are spiced to perfection. The New York steaks are always cooked to perfection. The veal is tender enough to cut with a fork. The desserts are a must. Rooms for improvement, the upgrade charge from polenta to three ravioli is a bit over priced at a dollar a piece, and the wine pours always seem to be on the light side."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Bertolucci;s is a fun place for a group of friends to get together. Our waitress did not hurry us at all even though the place was jumping and lots of people eating and having a good time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my first time to this restaurant. As soon as you step past the door's threshold, you could tell that it's a local favorite. This is true comfort food. The foccacia bread was a nice starter. The buttery polenta was absolutely delicious. The service was great! I would definitely do a return visit."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "All our dinners were delicious and good service. We have had large Birthday dinners there and everyones food was good"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Previously ordered rabbit dinner. Generally good and tasty, but poor rabbit selection for dining. Prefer less creamy Polenta….and more hearty Polenta."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Bertolucci's in a very long time and went there on the suggestion of a friend. Read some of the reviews on Yelp and they were mixed. Although the décor doesn't look like it has changed, the food was very good and I appreciate getting a choice of soup or salad with a meal. Our server, Jeremy, was very good and attentive and the food prices were reasonable. Although there were crowds waiting for a table, we didn't feel rushed and everything came in a timely manner. It was a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Bertolucci's has a wide menu. You can order a lot or a little. Always perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "As usual it was a great experience, Food was excellent and the staff very helpful. I love this place."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Bertolucci's is my "go to" Italian restaurant for very good, down home, Italian food. I have been their many times and never had a bad meal. The veal dishes are outstanding. Two of my favorites are the veal parmigiana and veal saltimboca. Not much atmosphere, but just good food. Serving staff if very friendly and polite."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great service and very good food and sizable portions. Nice service and a good neighborhood spot for food and noticed a lively bar scene."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The dinner was excellent. The couple that I was with had the Spaghetti & meat balls and I had the steak. It was all cooked to perfection. The server was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We met friends here for dinner before they left for home from SFO. It took us almost an hour to get to South San Francisco but the dinner was worth the drive. The service we received from everyone at Bertolucci's was excellent. Although the menu is diverse, and they did not offer what my hubby wanted-chicken piccata-he thoroughly enjoyed the chicken Marsala. All six in our group were very happy with their choices. Entrees include a nice salad, vegetables and creamy polenta. I have dairy allergies and was offered several alternate choices to the polenta. The ony down side was that we probably would have had a bit of trouble finding our way to the restaurant without our GPS. Would we go back to Bertolucci's? Yes!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "It was memorable. The restaurant is where I proposed to my wife and we had our seventh anniversary dinner there with our six year old son."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The main dishes were less than satisfying, steak was tough, vegetables were ok, polenta was ok, veal parm was dry, pasta was flavorless. Service was good, atmosphere was good, French bread was good, all else fell below good, average at best."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had tickets to a concert on the Peninsula and didn't know where to eat nearby, so checked out Open Table's suggestions and landed at Sodini's Bertolucci's. Good thing we got there at 5:00! It was Saturday night and within the hour the place filled to overflowing. Our female waiter was so attentive and genuinely friendly that we remarked on it between ourselves and also mentioned it to her. And the food was out of this world -- the bechamel sauce on my lasagne was perfect and my friend's osso bucco was too. Highly recommended for traditional Italian fare and convivial atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great old world charm. Goood Italian Anerican food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I love this place! Great food, wait staff are attentive and friendly, fun, lively, casual atmosphere, great for families or date night. Chicken Parmesan is my favorite dish. They also give you lots of delicious fresh baked bread and focaccia while you wait for your food.. The focaccia is like little pieces of pizza, so delicious. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I brought a friend to lunch and introduced him to the restaurant. He loved the food, place and service.Great lunch with a friend."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I'm not a customer I'm treated liked family every time I go there. We love Mike and his team! Home away from home!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great Food, good service. We come here often with friends,family/ My husband brings his golfing buddies here to celebrate their birthdays. We live in the area and come for lunch very often. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "As an older diner, It is sometimes a good thing to go some place where "as it was" is still a part of the experience. Having said that, this place has plenty of much younger guests, making for a well balanced clientele. A piano player works the bar, and the bar pours a respectable drink in a warm, friendly setting. The dining room is just the right size...tables and booths spaced to allow talking without shouting. The food is good, Italian American, well presented, and well served. Menu pricing is fair, and the wine list has affordable choices. Whether you are there for a special occasion, or as a regular (there seem to be plenty of those), or just because you are looking for a good meal, this is a solid choice."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I've lived in the area of Bertoluccis all my 62 years and never ventured there but decided to give it a try. Wow, a nice surprise to get that old-style Italian charm there! The interior ambiance definately has a 70's feel, but is well maintained and clean. Our martini's were perfectly prepared. Our entrees, although not especially imagiatively prepared, had good flavors, but a little underseasoned-- easily taken care of with a little salt and pepper. Our waitress was very polished in service--always there and prompt when we needed something, but never in the way. The bar area included live, easy-listing piano music, making it inviting to stay around for an after-dinner drink and wind down to the music. We can't wait to return."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "They went out of their way to accomodate our large group and made us feel welcome!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "All enjoyed their dinner.Service was good and on time. I had to change my reservation time and they did it without a problem. A great restaurant for So. City."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "For dinners with family and friends this is our favorite spot. The food and service are great and it's a fun atmosphere. We're comfortable bringing kids there, but it's also good for a date night."
    Dined on 1/23/2014