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

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Authentic (40)
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Good for a Date (33)
Notable Wine List (32)
Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Casual (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (7)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 11, 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 7, 2018

The sea urchin pasta and squid ink pasta are amazing!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 7, 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 5, 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 5, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful service, warm welcome!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great dinner!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 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 24, 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 22, 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 20, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 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 16, 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 10, 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 7, 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 6, 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 2, 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 26, 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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·Dined on November 26, 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 25, 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 19, 2017

Il migliore ristorante italiano!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 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 11, 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 11, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Clearly one of the best and most authentic Italian restaurants in Northern California.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was great dinner, excellent sevice, such a joyful evening.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Prawns main dinner course was misleading. It described bread crumbs and my dinner came out prawns in a black sauce. Also, the vegetables were cooked like fajita veggies. It was not delicious at all. I was disappointed given the rating. My bf also got a pork chop dinner that tastes bland and uneventful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Can’t say enough good things about La Ciccia. The food.. delicious. The wine... amazing. But the service is what sets it apart. By far my favorite resturant in the city.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Thank you for wonderful food and honest, helpful service! A lovely experience all the way around!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Serious tastes, unusual ingredients, expert preparation, informally flawless service, comfortable noise level, excellent overall!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best restaurant in SF? For me, it might just be.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delightful dinner. Gracious service.
This was our first time. We’ll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The dishes were all very well executed and unique. The pastas were sublime and the fish and pork entrees were outstanding. Banana, squid ink panda cotta? Sounds strange but it really worked - very tasty and unusual. All in all a great meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved it! Felt like I transported to Sardinian. Great wine list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fabulous as usual. It gets better each time. Fantastic pasta appetizer. Lamb main course is spectacular.

Steve

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vegan, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Best food, people and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Since we discovered it back in late 2011, it is my preferred restaurant in the bay area. Every time we go, we feel, eat and enjoy it as the first time.
If you love good food and you want an authentic experience, la ciccia is far The best. Thank you!

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