Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Good (innovative) food, a good wine list, friendly staff, all in a relaxed, down-home environment. I hope to return soon.
Spicy octopus appetizer is perfection. The broth with Giant prawns is worthy of a repeat visit. Wait service is attentive without being intrusive. Wonderful quaint dinner spot.
What a wonderful meal through and through. Amazing authentic Italian fish driven Meńu with just enough options and a very vast wine menu that the staff is more than happy to help you navigate. Course by course better than the last !!! I can’t wait to go back and try what I missed
Corckag fee unreasonable way too high $35 per bottle , probably the highest in Bay Area
LaCiccia is ALWAYS special. Each time, I finish my delicious meal and prepare to leave this beautiful restaurant...I am already planning my next visit! Thank you, Lorella and Massimo...
It's hard to book a table here unless you're willing to eat late, like after 9PM. I finally got a table for myself and it was all worth it. The wine list is long and the food is delicious, just a bit pricey. The dishes I ordered, seafood stew of clams mussels shrimps calamari sea greens and baby octopus stew in a spicy tomato sauce were fabulous. I'll certainly go back and try to get a table for my family.
Came all the way down from Seattle to enjoy my birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant
We had a wonderful evening! Parking is challenging but we had allowed extra time to park, so no issues.
We were graciously welcomed and invited to wait for a more comfortable table or the one that was ready. The entire stars were so hospitable and friendly; very professional yet not stuffy.
We wanted to taste several dishes-extraordinary but simple salad with pickled onions, followed by a slightly spicy pasta with pork ragu. We then enjoyed a fabulous seafood stew with frefola pasta. We took half the pasta, chard and stew home to enjoy last night. We finished with a gorgeous baked sheeps milk ricotta dessert. Every course was excellent. We live a distance or would eat there frequently. We will go back. Highly recommended.
As always, La Ciccia doesn’t disappoint in terms of food or ambiance. A lovely place. Highly recommend.
Absolutely fantastic. Each dish was prepared exquisitely and the tastes were outstanding
Been on our to-do list for years and finally got a reservation.
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.
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.
Simply perfect. Thank you very much for the wonderful night.
Always great food!! The hostess/manger was amazing, she took good care of us, especially the entree descriptions.
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.
Favorite Italian / Sardinian food in the Bay Area!
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!
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.
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.
Just a jewel in the neighborhood, will always treasure my dinner there!
Great food and great service. Tight space but not uncomfortably so. Would recommend and plan on going back again!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sea urchin pasta and squid ink pasta are amazing!
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.
Deuxième expérience à la Ciccia. Toujours aussi mémorable. Service impeccable, recommandations justes pour le vin et les plats. Repas mémorable.
Wonderful food, wonderful service, warm welcome!
Recommended by my barber, who is Italian. Small meighborhood restaurant with good spirit, good food and good all around vibe.
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.
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!
Don't miss it. Great Italian food and wine!
Great meal! Food was amazing!!! Highly recommend it and will go back next time we are in town.
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.
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!!
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.
Excellent food, not typical Cal-italian. Pastas are spectacular especially the spaghetti with bottarga--one of the best dishes in San Francisco