La Ciccia

4.8
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderfully fresh and delicate food. Attentive hosts and servers. Crowded (it was only Wednesday).

MV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food. I think that the pastas are over sauces to adapt to American taste, which is a pity

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Valentines Day . Our dinner was soooo delicious. Our waiter was wonderful and explained the menu to us and answered all our questions. The owner was kind and personable we will definitely come back again and tell our friends.

B
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best food in San Francisco imo.
The spicy tomato octopus stew is absolutely amazing!

L
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem. It is always superb and the staff is warm and welcoming.

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service. La Ciccia never disappoints!

S
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the food is fresh, full of flavor and not too salty.

C
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I’ve eaten in San Fran - believe me, I’ve eaten pasta in many restaurants here!

f
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, a real family run restaurant cooking with the best ingredients. We go back all the time and we cannot get enough. Our favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

J
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Love the pasta. Grilled calamari and white anchovies for starters delicious too. Great wine recommendation from our server.

DS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a classic. Food both hearty and subtle. Extensive menu of Sardinian specialties. Gracious and knowledgeable hosts. Service attentive but not fussy.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

S
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this restaurant, and we love to share it with our friends. The prosciutto with the Sardinian flatbread was amazing — a perfect starter. The special pasta was delicious. And the wine list is without peer for Italian wines. The servers are so knowledgeable about the wines. As a result, we’ve never been disappointed by a wine. I can’t wait to return!

CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They only serve beer and wine. I recommend the rosemary bread!

MC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very unique Italian food, influenced by Sardinian cuisine. Friendly staff. Cute little spot in Noe. Parking can be tough, so plan ahead/leave time.

I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Solid food raider average at best Ambiance was good I would definitely go back. Wish the waiter took more control over Recommending food suggestions

PS
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best Italian restaurants in the US.

S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will always recommend La Ciccia to ANYONE. We are fairly regular customers, going 3-4 times a year for the last 10 years. Lorella, the co-owner and Hostess always treats her customers as they were family. We are always remembered each time we visit. This includes our favorite table and favorite wine. They always remember our favorite wine. If they don't have it, they will recommend a wine very similar to our preferred. In this visit, the wine recommended EXCEEDED the one we had always preferred - so this is now our favorite.
As usual the food and service were superb. A new special appetizer of gnocchi was offered which was absolutely stunning n its flavor and texture. Massimo, the head chef and co-owner, is absolutely spectacular, especially with what he does with lamb.
Cannot recommend La Ciccia highly enough.

GP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and great food and experience.
Max and Lorella are the perfect hosts!!

G
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned with friends from Wisconsin, and they were most impressed! This in my neighborhood, and I return here and every time, it's just perfect.

JU
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cozy & intimate. Waiter was so helpful & charming. Sea Urchin pasta & octopus stew were so delish! Pretty generous portions for entrees - we had to take some home.

JL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ceases to amaze. Had an amazing meal here. Can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place I’ve eaten in a long time. The service was incredible. The people were the nicest. It was an all around cozy and delicious experience. For the price we got a ton of food. If you miss out on this shame on you.

✌️

M
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb from top to bottom. Fabulous food and just can’t find another octopus , pasta or prawn dish this well prepared in the new world
Service was attentive considerate and informative.
The owners are always there and always welcoming

We all had a great time

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great wine.

BG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can make a case that this is the best restaurant in San Francisco. Yes, I've been to many of the 2 star places and even one 3 star but good food is good food and La Ciccia is probably the place I would choose to go if I was in San Francisco for just one night (especially a cold one, of which, let's be honest, there are many).

S
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here was amazing! I definitely recommend trying the pastas and the lamb!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always and lovely hospitality from all the staff and the owners. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine list among a group of wine people.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lorella the chefs wife is an attentive and gracious woman who only added to the wonderful dining experience. The food is frankly amazing.

AV
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sea bass and squid ink were good. The portions are on the small size for the price. My fish was like 2 oz for $39. The restaurant is small but cozy.

m
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb again. We love la Ciccia.

BF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Did not like the food or ambience. The waiter was nice

SS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If anything, La Ciccia is getting better! All the food we order was delicious as usual. The service was wonderful. It is our favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

JN
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood Sardinian restaurant with world class food. Even if you are not a regular the family that owns it make you feel welcome.

DO
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly spectacular meal & evening! We literally felt transported to Italia - the entire experience was so authentic and extraordinary (as only true Italians seem able to accomplish). We were celebrating a 60th birthday - a very special occasion - and could not have chosen a better spot. Two thumbs as far upwards as the can go. Grazie mille!

SF
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic and true to Sardinia traditional restaurant! Really enjoyed

PO
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as described. small, out of downtown and wonderful.

MM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal of the year for us. The Spaghetti with Bottarga is our staple and we had 3 outstanding appetizers.
The ingeniously creative dessert was an orange panna cotta with BLACK SQUID INK. Who does that? It was really good.
La Ciccia is our favorite restaurant.

L
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant continues to shine as the best in San Francisco. Best food. Best service. Best people. The warmth of the staff and the pride in serving great food is unsurpassed.

L
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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