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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year at La Ciccia! We will be offering a special menu with many delicious dishes! Please see the menu posted on our profile. Cheers!

La Ciccia Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (48)
Authentic (46)
Fit for Foodies (45)
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Good for a Date (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Special Occasion (31)
Romantic (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (19)
Local Ingredients (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Spicy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My mom and I truly enjoyed our dinner and the excellent service at La Ciccia. The wait staff was attentive and fun loving. Our meals were excellent and made us nostalgic for the Mediterranean. Loved the prawns, spaghetti, and Mediterranean Sea bass. Dessert was perfect. We're already planning what we'll try next time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a beautiful meal. The flavors were exceptional.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing fish and pasta. The wines we had were also great. Very traditional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Incredible pasta, good wine list and detail oriented service. Best Italian restaurant in town

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent all around. Unique flavors and attentive service. Great value. We will return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is the first time I was somewhat disappointed. The flatbread and tripe were delicious and the fresh sardines were tasty, but my seafood pasta fell short on flavor, as it was rather bland, especially compared to the spicy tomato sauce for the tripe, and I didn't expect the pasta to resemble Israeli couscous and have a rather slimy consistency. Our experience overall was good, but not as fabulous as on past visits. The wine list remains topnotch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A great neighborhood gem. The food was wonderful. Just don't get full from the fresh warm bread!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My wife and I were visiting from Portland, OR, which is considered a good foodie town with many excellent restaurants. Yet we've never encountered food quite like this in Portland. Our dishes were among the tastiest we've ever eaten. Our waitress was very friendly and knew exactly which wines would work best with our dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in recent memory. Massimiliano and Lorella are wonderful as was the entire La Ciccia Team. A really special restaurant with terrific, soul satisfying food and wonderful hospitality! Grazie!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fantastic place. Great food. Very friendly staff. Well worth seeking out

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Birthday dinner with my son. Food was amazing. Took me a few months to get a reservation but well worth the wait. I will be going back!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Without fail, my favorite dining experience in San Francisco. The singular Sardinian fare and wine list are impeccably executed and curated, but it's the aura of palpable but inobtrusive warmth, ethos of true hospitality and seamless service that bring this cozy oasis to another level.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

From the time that Lorella greets you at the door and seats you, you just know that this evening is going to be special. The quiet decor and the ambiance is immediately calming.
My husband and I have been eating at La Ciccia for more than 10 years- several times each year. I am always quite happy at how consistently satisfying the food is.
Good ingredients, earthy and sophisticated preparation. Each dish, each course so subtly flavorful. Massimiliano's artistry, attention to every detail and what must be pure Italian passion are evident in every bite. Lorella and Massimiliano make sure that we leave with very
fond memories and wondering we can make it back.

Jon-Ivan and Diego, San Francisco

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always so so good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I didn't like my appetizer. It was the special and a salad with shrimp. Well they had their heads and shells and you are supposed to eat them as is. And I simply didn't like the taste. When I told the waiter he took them away as I assured him it was just that I didn't like them. I thought it was more ham fair that they took it off the bill. I was not a fan of the cauliflower that came with my meal which was excellent pork. But again that's me! All in all a wonderful restaurant with great staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

As usual, each visit seems to be better than the last. The food is exceptional, the wine list superb as is the service and knowledge of the staff. Lorella, the Hostess greets and treats you like her own family.

Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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