There were 6 of us and every one of us had a great dinner. We unfortunately had to eat rather quickly because we were going across the street to a show at the Marines Memorial. We are definitely looking forward to going back...don’t forget to have the bruschetta...it’s SO yummy...we’ve never had it served warm...SO good! Wonderful service and such a nice staff. It’s a winner👍
Our favorite Italian Restaurant in the Union Square area with very good consistent food and excellent service...
The good is good & the service excellent. I had the red snapper & loved it. My daughter had a pasta dish that was good, but not great.
Both the Caesar salad and penne pasta were “dry”, when our waitress came to check how our meal was tasting, we sent he pasta back and were satisfied the second time around.
The restaurant was quiet and cozy. We were on vacation to San Francisco so we will probably not be back but if we lived nearby we definitely would. Both of our pasta dishes were very good, unfortunately I can't remember what they were called. I drink non-alcoholic beer and they did have the one I like best. It was a very good experience.
Nice neighborhood restaurant with good Italian food. Cozy atmosphere and good service.
This is one of our favorite Italian Restaurants in San Francisco....
The ambiance, service and food quality are both consistent and excellent...
Little Italian restaurant with a European feel. Food is good, restaurant is cozy. Nice wine list.
You can have a conversation. Really enjoyed it. Melanzane appetizer was delicious. We'll definitely come back.
I think that the restaurant was different this time. We had not visited since 2000. Food . Menu seemed to have changed. Food was still tasty. Deserts were good!
I had my birthday party at Lottavo restaurant, such a great experience ❤️cozy small restaurant with great atmosphere I had seafood pasta on the special called Linguine pescatore with some clams, mussels, and salmon in white wine marinara sauce it was so tasty. After that my friend ordered Tiramisu as a birthday cake it's so pretty and super delicious, very nice service my glass of water never empty I got attention from server all the time. Highly recommend to visit.
The staff were incredibly kind, but the food was lackluster. Sadly, there are too many good restaurants in SF for me to recommend this one in good faith.
Saturday night at 6:30 finds this small restaurant packed and very noisy. The service and food were good, however, recommend an earlier weekend reservation or weekday visit to make the meal more conducive to talking and relaxation.
A great San Fran restaurant. Do not miss it! We come herr every trip and have not been disappointed yet.
Asian Chef BoyArDee.
The Cuisine is consistently good and the service is always excellent
It was nice.
Old standard and good food and good for conversation. Good menu.
This is a great place to go for Italian in San Francisco. It is well located and the service is great.
This place was warm and welcoming--a fun place for us to sit and talk. The Mixed Grill I had was excellent; my companions liked their dinners too.
Excellent Service, great food and nice ambience. Restaurant filled up with people around 8 pm. We got there around 7 pm and thought not very busy and maybe we made a mistake. NOT. Really a gem of a restaurant.
Very noisy - can be difficult to hear your friends conversation.
We enjoyed it both times. We brought couples who had not been there before and they were pleased, also. We'll definitely keep coming as the food is good, the prices reasonable and the service warm and friendly.
A really pleasant surprise. Service was attentive, the wine list well-priced. Traditional Italian comfort food in a cozy setting.
This was a wonderful restaurant that we found within a couple blocks of our hotel. First time there and we will definitely be coming back. The crab soup with out of this world...and the fresh pasta delicious. We will definitely be returning.
Where's the fresh homemade pasta and the mascarpone? Spaghettini homemade? Doubt it much! Crostini with cheap salmon and ghost mascarpone! I don't believe it to be real Italian!
Celebratory meal at the end of a long work week. Perfect choice.
We ate here several years ago and found it to still be a great place to eat in the neighborhood. Good service, good food, nice quiet spot!
Fun place. Great service. All staff were kind and attentive to our adults and kids. Food was “amazing.” We suggest tourist drop in.
Location is excellent- right in Union Square. We walked from the hotel. The food was delicious. We had the crab bisque and each had a different pasta dish. All cooked extremely well and tasted great! The bread was warm and was clearly made on site. The service was wonderful- attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance was quaint and very clean. The restaurant was busy but the noise level was very minimal. We very much enjoyed our dining experience here and will be back.
New Years Eve in San Francisco can be challenging to find a restaurant reservation! We enjoyed our casual yet delicious dinner at L'Ottavo. Our waitress was wonderful! She had several tables she was waiting on, yet she was attentive and timely to our needs. The food was good, the prices were good and I would recommend giving this restaurant a try if you are near Union Square!
We had a large group, 11 people for New Year’s Eve, combination of adults and kids. We walked from the St. Francis hotel. They were ready for us (5 min wait). It’s a cozy, adorable atmosphere. We all absolutely loved our meals. My kids got the New York steak with mushrooms and penne. They all gobbled it up! The pasta was cooked perfectly. Very authentic Italian food. We will go back for sure❤️
One of the best Italian restaurants.! A hidden gem. The food was delicious and the service was great. We are definitely going back when we're in SF.
Quiet enough, causal, with okay food. Good meal, not fancy.
One of our favorite Italian Restaurants in San Francisco especially in the area near Union Square...
The Food is excellent, the service is outstanding and the atmosphere is quiet and romantic...
We enjoyed our meal and the ambiance. The service was excellent and so was the food. Recommended. Authentic Italian.
Excellent food and service, priced reasonably too. Highly recommend.
Fabulous. Wonderful & taste good. Good mix of flavors
It wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted a place for a quiet leisurely meal. In fairness, it was Black Friday, so I wasn't going to find that anywhere near Union Square. The menu looked great. I had risotto. It was good, but I have had better. There is no bar - it is beer and wine only.
Shared an appetizer, salad and dessert and each had our own veal dish. Nice portions. Very tasty, good service. Convenient to the Masonic auditorium up the hill.
The Italian food was authentic & very tasty. Can't go wrong for the prices - very reasonable for downtown San Francisco.