About La Ciccia

La Ciccia is a cozy and intimate restaurant located on the edge of Noe Valley. Husband and wife owners, Massimiliano Conti and Lorella Degan work together to take you to a culinary journey through the Italian island of Sardinia. The chef is committed to use the freshest and the most authentic ingredients from his native island, resulting in pungent, lively, flavorful food. The all Italian wine list,170 labels selection represent every Region with more than a quarter devote to Sardinia in order to pair the traditional earthy flavors as well seafood influence of Sardinia cuisine. La Ciccia is a tribute to Sardinia an experience not to be missed.

291 30th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Church

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 550-8114

Website:
http://www.laciccia.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Public Transit:
MUNI: J Church Metro and Bus #24

Executive Chef:
Massimiliano Conti

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Ciccia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Notable Wine List (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Cozy (19)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (4)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
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Tasting Menu (3)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, La Ciccia doesn’t disappoint in terms of food or ambiance. A lovely place. Highly recommend.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolutely fantastic. Each dish was prepared exquisitely and the tastes were outstanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Been on our to-do list for years and finally got a reservation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a reservation I've been trying to get for months and months and it was well worth the wait. This was marvelous, a restaurant not to be missed if visiting SF and one to return to over and over again if lucky enough to live nearby. Fantastic menu, great wine list, ambiance like an Upper East Side gem, perfect service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I have lived in San Francisco, off and on, since 1962. I have seen wonderful restaurants come and go, sometimes by economic forces, sometimes by complex or simple failure, sometimes by being so flattered by reviews they became careless about which they once did best.
But La Ciccia, where my Italian wife and I first dined over ten years ago when they first opened, has maintained its own rigorous work ethic, its knowledgeable wait staff, its thoughtful calm and personal warmth, its devotion to providing diners with beautiful, almost magical, yet nourishing meals.
Lorella Degan and Massimo Conti continue to provide us with wonderful, thoughtful, Sardinian delights and Italian wines.
La Ciccia is a treat each of us should have at least once in our lifetimes. I am lucky enough to live nearby and dine there often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Simply perfect. Thank you very much for the wonderful night.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always great food!! The hostess/manger was amazing, she took good care of us, especially the entree descriptions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

La Ciccia never disappoints...
Lorella and Massimiliano continue their 10+ years of sublime excellence. The reputation for culinary expertise and flair is well-deserved. ALWAYS my guilty pleasure is the baby octopus in spicy tomato sauce - tastebud ecstasy! The special of fresh fettuccine simply prepared in a parmesan sauce and topped with black truffle shavings was a delight. And the Capichera 2015 Vermentino Isola di Nuraghiwas a dream. Super wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Favorite Italian / Sardinian food in the Bay Area!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Lorella & Massimiliano Conti are an AMAZING husband-wife duo! Food was delicious! Truly appreciate that the Chef/owner makes the time to personally come and check-in on every table. Love La Ciccia! Will definitely recommend to everyone I know! Thank you for a wonderful & authentic Sardinian experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Had a great experience. Was my second time dining here. Wound up sitting at the bar and Everything was exceptional. Really enjoyed all of the interaction with Massimo and Lorella throughout the meal. Will return again. Thanks for such great hospitality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A very welcoming hostess, knowledgable server, and every dish was excuted to perfection. Pastas are simple which really showcase the craftsmanship. We felt like guests in a friends home having dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Just a jewel in the neighborhood, will always treasure my dinner there!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food and great service. Tight space but not uncomfortably so. Would recommend and plan on going back again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Delicious, delicious! It’s hard to get a reservation for good reason. It’s reliably delicious- fit for foodies- every time. It gets loud in this tiny place. Most people are dressed casually. Wine list is insane. Every dish we had was perfection. It’s a neighborhood gem. Will go back and highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful. Birthday meal shared with friends and family. Best dishes -- grilled cuttlefish in garlic basil fish sauce, lamb tenderloin grilled in balsamic reduction sauce with leeks, home made Sardinian pasta with sea urchin, tomato cream sauce (no dairy), spaghetti with bottarga. Great wines selections and warm, knowledgeable server who let us enjoy our meal. Will go back soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very good service. Loved the traditional Sardinian dishes on the menu. The waiter was very helpful with wine selection, which was all Italian and extensive. Baby octopus stew was fabulous.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Servers were attentive. Food was very authentic in quality, taste and presentations. Only thing I would appreciate was for them to let us know there would be an extra charge on the olive oil when we asked for some for dipping the bread.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The sea urchin pasta and squid ink pasta are amazing!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of my favorite places in San Francisco, and I always try to bring my visitors here so they can enjoy some of the best food the city has to offer. From the menu to the daily specials you won't be disappointed by anything. Service is also one of the best in town.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Deuxième expérience à la Ciccia. Toujours aussi mémorable. Service impeccable, recommandations justes pour le vin et les plats. Repas mémorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful service, warm welcome!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great dinner!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Recommended by my barber, who is Italian. Small meighborhood restaurant with good spirit, good food and good all around vibe.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is the best restaurant in SF. The service is wonderful and warm and knowledgeable. They treat you like an old and welcome friend on each visit. The food is consistently fantastic. The pasta is perfectly cooked and they have a perfect way with fish.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very friendly host and great attendance on the servicing team! My friend like the sea urchin pasta and felt pretty nice to try a sea urchin with tomato base! For me, I like the way they cook squid and octopus, the red sauce is authentic and I wish they also bring small bowls for people to share the sauce! :) the lamb is cook in perfect pink, soft, tender, and juicy! Spices are in balance! Not much a fan of the green apple sorbet, but other dresserts are good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Casual, Organic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Don't miss it. Great Italian food and wine!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great meal! Food was amazing!!! Highly recommend it and will go back next time we are in town.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I love the traditional feel of this place – like a typical italian restaurant. I definitely will return. The starters all and the spaghetti alla bottarga collected general satisfaction. Service was careful and friendly, the wine list excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was my second visit, service has been great both times, food out of this world, wine list awesome and appropriate for the cuisine, get your server to recommend the wine, they know the wine list backwards and forwards. Will be taking all my "foodie" out of town guests here!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
·Dined on December 6, 2017

Ive been here several times now and everytime the food is amazing! Very consistent, food is top tier. Huge wine list. If you go make a reservation because it’s not a large space.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food, not typical Cal-italian. Pastas are spectacular especially the spaghetti with bottarga--one of the best dishes in San Francisco

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This restaurant is simply wonderful. The food fantasic: the highest quality ingredients and expertly prepared. This is authentic cuisine from Sardinia, Italy and you will not find anyplace who does this better. Everything was perfect. The servers were friendly and helpful and were there when they could tell you needed something. The owners are there and warmly greeted their guests to create a home-like atmosphere. We love it and can't wait to come back

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious food. The lamb and roasted calamari was tender to the bite. Romantic and intimate ambiance. Perfect for a special occassion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food like always was amazing!! We were 3 hrs early and took a chance to see if we could be seated..... It must have been our lucky Night, they were able to seat us then.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A small neighborhood gem serving a frequently changing menu based on the food of Sardinia. Fresh, well-prepared and presented. Professional service with a friendly touch provided by the co-owner wife of the chef. Limited menu (a bit on the expensive side). But, an extensive (also a bit pricey) wine list that even most Italian-wine fans have never heard of, let alone tried. All-in-all, a must-try experience for folks who appreciate diverse, very well executed dining experiences.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Il migliore ristorante italiano!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

La Ciccia is authentic, delicious food from Sardinia-Italian with an emphasis on dishes from the sea. The sea urchin pasta is truly unique. They feature sustainably harvested fish. The wine list is great, featuring Sardinian wines. The staff is knowledgeable about all the dishes, the wines, and pairing. If you can get a table, it is well worth it. Plan far ahead for a special occasion. Ciao!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Have been going since they opened. Food always delicious. Lorella is an impeccable host. The combination of warm hospitality, delicious food, and attentive service is great. Always look forward to my return visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent service and all of the pasta dishes we tried were delicious. Especially enjoyed the octopus stew. Wine list is extensive and overall a great value for the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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