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About 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............

421 Cypress Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close

Cross Street:
Miller

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 588-1625

Website:
http://www.sodinisbertoluccis.com/

Entertainment:
Piano lounge

Parking Details:
Private lot in rear of bldg. Valet parking available.

Public Transit:
Sam Trans, Cal Train

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
See web page www.sodinisbertoluccis.com for details.

Bertolucci's Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (1279)
Good for Groups (1171)
Special Occasion (805)
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Kid-friendly (460)
Fit for Foodies (439)
Great for Lunch (373)
Romantic (359)
Vibrant Bar Scene (259)
Notable Wine List (166)
Hot Spot (106)
Late-night Find (70)
Authentic (60)
Great for Brunch (57)
Comfort Food (52)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Good for a Date (40)
Casual (39)
Worth the Drive (35)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Bar Seating (27)
Fun (24)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (21)
Outstanding Value (21)
Disabled Access (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Best food and service ever!
Really unique ways of preparing the dishes. Even went out of their way to accommodate a strict Vegan with a smile. Loved the food, loved our waiter!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We went here the night before our vacation. I had gone there as a teen and wanted to see if it was as good as I remembered. 50 years later it is still great old style Italian food. We enjoyed everything we had. Eggplant parm, sartade spinach with garlic. Yummy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 26, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Bertolucci's . The food was delicious and authentic to my family's recipes. At any moment I expected Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin to walk through and grab a table. I call it old school Italian and a great experience to share with friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 15, 2017

We arrived at Bertolucci's for our 6:30pm reservation. When we told the host that we had a reservation, the host seemed confused. She spoke to a waiter and informed us that they didn't have a table available. She said that we could sit in the lounge and gave us no estimate on the dining room. Why make a reservation if there isn't a table reserved? It was a little odd, but we were hungry and said ok. The lounge area only had one waiter for about 10 tables. The poor man was running around all night and we ended up waiting forever to place an order and receive our food. Overall, it was a poor service experience. The food was good though.

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food3
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service1
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food is amazing! Any of the pasta are mind blowing! Their pesto sauce is fire!

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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Our dinner was very good as usual. Its a great place to visit with friends and easy parking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

This is the second time I've dined there, first with my wife and most recently with a high school friend. The food and service have been great both times!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Great value and a great meal. Old school traditions. But modern fun.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Affordable and tasty.

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The meal was great! I had the chicken special which was amazing. It was moist and tender stuffed with ham and cheese with a delicious tomato and mushroom sauce. My husband had the rib eye which was cooked perfectly and my friends both had the fettuccini sotto Mare--they also really enjoyed their dish. The martini's were good--One did it for me! I would highly recommend this restaurant. The service was great and we loved our large booth.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Friendly, warm restaurant; wonderful Italian food. Love the focaccia along side of the French bread. Great service; she never missed a beat! Try it out, you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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food1
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Always great. Love the place, love the food! The creamy polenta is amazing. My favorite dinner is the veal parmesan

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Love this restaurant for family gatherings...great food and superb service! central location for all, never disappoints

Tags: Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The food is consistently good. I go to Bertolucci's often because I can count on them for excellent dishes.

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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We made plans to visit with some friends and have dinner together. We met at the restaurant at 6pm on a Friday evening. We were seated right away and our waiter was friendly and attentive. We ordered drinks and appetizers and sat and talked for a while before ordering our meals. The restaurant quickly filled up with a pretty lively crowd. The service seemed to slow a little bit we were in no rush and never felt like we were being rushed. The food and drinks were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant for a great meal and a nice place to sit and get together with friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2017

2 drinks and 2 dinners was 70 dollars. It was a long wait for the food even though it was late on a Thursday night and the restaurant was not busy. The Food was sub par for the price. We will not be back.

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food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Anniversary dinner. We loved the experience except our server kept calling us "guys". Major pet peeve of ours

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food4
ambience5
service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2017

A hidden gem! A must go! Better than Joes of Westlake

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2017

We normally love this old style restaurant but, unfortunately, this time for my birthday, not as good. The waiter brought me the wrong meal and my order had to be re-made, which meant a longer wait. Also, although the entree was OK, the side dish of spinach & mushrooms was not as good as on a prior visit - too dry and much less mushrooms. However, still enjoy this restaurant and will go back as it may have just been an "off night.".

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food2
ambience3
service2
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Both my meal and my daughters were very disappointing. When our server brought the bill she noticed I had only taken 2 bites of my chicken. She then said was your meal OK. I replied, I did not like it at all and she just walked away with my credit card. Not great customer service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food1
ambience3
service1
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Bertolucci's is my family's favorite place to have dinner. We pop in for a last minute dinner and are never disappointed. The food and service are excellent and they always make you feel like family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Came here for a birthday dinner and was not disappointed. The linguine with clams and mussels was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Excellent, food, ambiance, service and overall experience. We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2017

I have waited years to go here. We finally just said let's go. Best decision ever! From the time we walked through the door until we walked out the door. Our hostess, waitress and bus people were friendly and attentive. We felt as if we were long time customers coming in for our normal Sunday dinner. Love this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We love Bertolucci's. The food is superb and the service is always good, sometimes great. My wife and I treat ourselves to a meal here once in while and it is one of the only restaurants we return to after moving away from the area. I highly recommend it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Really disappointed. I have eaten here before and the food was excellent. This time it wasn't. 3 out of 5 entrees were terrible. Fish was not fresh and Spaghetti and meatballs of all things were awful. Our sauce and the meatballs were burnt into charcoal briquettes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Always quality food and nice casual atmosphere, owners are very welcoming.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

I have been going to Bertoluccis for 20 years. When it opened under new management the atmosphere changed but the food was still good. This is the second time in three months I have eaten at Bertoluccis and in my opinion both times the quality of the food was significantly less. If the food could be as well as the service I would give it a better review.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2017

It was not very crowded when we arrived & were seated promptly. Ambiance is kind of old-school comfort. In our previous visits, we used to have attentive service but this time, it was lackluster & we didn't even get our bread basket. We could not find our server to ask for one as she would only appear when she had something to serve. We were kind of disappointed as we brought a guest.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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food4
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service2
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Great value, Great service, Great food. Never disappoints.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Have been going there for years. Always excellent service and everyone is treated well. The food stands on it's own!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great Restaurant friendly staff great food were really enjoy going there!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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food5
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service5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Dissapointing. Made a reservation well in advance & got a pretty crappy table. We had a 6:00 seating. They were out of tortellini & the gnocchi are not housemade. It was ok at best.

Tags: Casual
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food2
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Food needs improvement!! Food does not taste fresh. Salmon was over cooked and the plating was boring. Service needed improvement. Our waiter was too busy with other tables.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Professional and welcoming staff. Great meal. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Casual
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food5
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service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Generous quantities. Very accommodating to food preferences. Great traditional Italian atmosphere. Spacious yet cozy. Booths are terrified

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Thanks again for the nice food and fruebdly

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Had us set up by the server setup station at first with many other open tables. They were kind enough to seat us instead at a table near the tree. The server, she was outstanding. Great service above and beyond. Food was great as well. Old style charm.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

They were very busy and we're able to still provide fast and courteous service. The good is always great. Very pleased!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

First time eating here but was disappointed in the wait staff. We were seated close to where the wait staff could easily see our table but we were almost ignored. I had to ask for dirty dishes to be removed from the table and our table was not cleared and cleaned to make way for dessert. Most of the items that we ordered were okay but I've had better.

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food3
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