Lungomare

3.9
937 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Lungomare, bringing a taste of Italy to Jack London Square.
With a focus on the regions of Liguria and Tuscany we offer fresh, house-made pastas and pizzas, both available gluten-free, house-cured meats, seafood crudo and many other delicacies. We feature hand-crafted cocktails and soft drinks in our full bar. We offer patio dining with views of the estuary.
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Specials

happy hour every day 3 to 6 pm

$5 cocktail, beer and wine specials

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 11, 2018

Ends: October 12, 2117

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

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CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service at this restaurant is among the worst in the Bay Area.We first went there when it opened. It took one-half hour to see a waiter and when no food had arrived after one hour, we left. We went again about 6 months ago. Service had slightly improved but it still took 40 minutes to be served. Last Sunday, we waited one-half hour for a waiter and food was served about 25 minutes later. Food was good but unless they improve service, they will fail. Few patrons in the restaurant and service has to be the reason. I doubt we will return.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are an older group of Grandmas who get together for lunch every 3 months. The last 2 lunches were at this restaurant. We have had a good experience each time. Thank you

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A
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance. Food good but not great!

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tons of space for our group and a very accommodating staff. Really enjoyed the overall experience.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

food over priced for what it is and not very good. i was unimpressed.. Don't mind paying price when the food is good. ..Guess i payed for ambiance...Service and wait staff were great.

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, stayed to listen to music in bar area that was fun & entertaining

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here for lunch on a rare, for this season, beautiful sunny day. We were seated by the window and could look out on the harbor. The restaurant was quiet, unpretentious and not crowded. We were able to have a conversation without having to raise our voices.

The food was good. I prefer their diner and brunch menu. The lunch menu was limited to salads, soup, panini and the like. I would have liked to have had some fish at lunch. But the tomato bisque was wonderful, and the hamburger meat was top quality. The salads were generous and my dining mate told me that his panini was good. The hit of the lunch was the pistachio gelato. So good! All in all a lovely place to eat.

The only drawback was that parking was very difficult at the lunch hour. The nearby garage was full, as was the valet parking.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, the food so-so. Cannoli desert inedible, but the waitress removed it from the bill and comp’ed us a delicious chocolate mousse.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Sweet Sixteen brunch fir my daughter and the food and service were wonderful. Thanks fir making it special!

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VK
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had the caesar salad with chicken, which was a perfectly dressed romaine salad with an unexpectedly (in a pleasant way!) good-sized roasted chicken leg and thigh with a glass of Urban Legend red. My friend enjoyed an outstanding veggie pasta with cauliflower, broccoli, and ground hazel nuts. I frequently dine at Lungomare but my friend, who lives in San Francisco, hadn't been there before and was very impressed.

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KF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our party was treated like royalty! (Kids and adults totally 12.) Sunday night "Wine Down" dinner deal is fantastic.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Server was good but only one server for too large an area and kitchen way backed up.

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service: Waiter was unfamiliar with many menu items. Had to go and ask question repeatedly.
Ambiance: Wait staff uniforms (T-shirts w/ complany logo) were a little too casual for this type of restaurant in my opinion. Some were in plain clothes and others had inappropriate head wear on. Uniform/Clothing choice reminded me of Sports Bar attire. Food and Price were great. Drinks were fantastic.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good. Nice selection of beer and wine. We met at their biggest table (10) for a business lunch and light presentation. We do so every month. Works good and we really enjoy the view, ambience, and managements willingness to let us occupy their biggest table for a couple of hours.

Waiter recognized us and gave us a lot of leash, not wanting to try to push us out the door, which I really appreciated. I should have reminded him that we prefer separate checks. Although he remembered us, he didn't remember the separate check request. That said, I should have reminded him. Not a big deal and it didn't diminish the nice time we had. We will come back each month for our business meetings.

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m
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice setting - perfect for lunch, as it was uncrowded and the weather was very nice, with nice views. Good 3-course prix fixe menu for $22: kale salad, pasta with bolognese, sorbetto. Very tasteful mussels, well-priced selection of wines by the glass, but the $19 margherita pizza was lackluster and rather tastless. Better pizzas can be found elsewhere for far less. That was the only drawback to the lunch. Otherwise, it was a very nice afternoon.

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CE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views, service, and food. Very consistent delivery.

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s
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre . We ordered the clam chowder, it was very thin and tasted like it was made with more water and not enough cream. The bagel with salmon was like a mini bagel. Not regular sized and the hole in the toad, had a piece of toast that was slighly burnt. We ordered the egg panini which was pretty tasty. Finally we were celebrating an anniversary which i kitef on my reservation, but nothing came if that. A little disappointing. The restaurant was nice and clean and a had a great view of the water. Our waiter was nice but he forgot to enter a small part of the order which i wasnt happy about as we were about finished. So all in all it was an "ok" experience.

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E
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall the food was tasty but thought that the portions were sparse. The octopus was more potatoes than octopus and the bolognese was very good but too al dente on the pasta and no spoon given for the sauce. Needed to prompt the wait staff for silverware, drinks and check. Not attentive and served by kitchen help with rubber glove on hand. A bit put off and felt unimportant as a customer.

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CJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crab salad was loaded with fresh Dungeness crab, fulfilling my craving beyond my expectations. Then came the beautiful squid-ink pasta which was superb, too. I love this romantic, special-yet-casual spot in Jack London Square. And the service was friendly and attentive, even on a very busy night.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was very nice for a more-than-casual night. Food quality and portions were so-so for its price. It seems like you're paying more for the location and ambiance, than the food.

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Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly and accommodating. We arrived early for our reservation and was seated at the bar. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. My entree was delicious, my husband complained that the rib eye didn’t have a vegetable accompaniment, but the steak per se was ok. Overall it was a nice dinner.

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BA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I think we went on a busy night so the food was was average and over-priced. The service was good so we will try it again. Good wine selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow. But worth the wait. Valentine’s Day dinner. We will return again on a less busy night.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

It seems they put together a nice menu day to day. Great service, nice ambiance. The kitchen was the only part that was loud. But didn’t hear a peep from the bar area.

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful except the pasta was too al dente.

Our server was so awesome. He made our night.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

So disappointed. There were 5 of us for lunch and only a few other tables occupied and the service was sooo slow. Then, 4 of the lunches arrived and the 5th one took another 5 minutes. Sad plating - poorly composed panini with sad looking greens on the side and small for the $14 price. Was embarrassed l suggested this place for a birthday lunch. The only good thing was the free dessert for the birthday girl. Will never go back.

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JO
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly treated by Richard and our waiter. The food was unique and good.

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O
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service. Great value during restaurant week. The endless pour was really a plus.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We tried this restaurant during restaurant's week and discovered a great find. Good cocktails, yummy dishes, and great services. The view of the pier is not bad either. We'll be back.

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D
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food ! Service was spotty due to it being restaurant week ! Mussels are superb as is the kale salad and budino !

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AP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

They need to reconsider how they staff their restaurant. It took 15 minutes for someone to come over to us after we sat down. They also falsely advertised their deal for ORW. We left.

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AW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Brunch was delicious, particularly the breakfast pizza. Server was friendly and attentive.

However, I requested the private seating area, which was available for my non-profit organization (We were conducting a two hour brunch meeting at 10:00 a.m.). When I visited the restaurant the day before, the manager on duty (Elena) stated that there would be a $1000.00 minimum if I would like to reserve the private seating area or another back area for a $500.00 minimum. It would have been nice to be offered the available private seating area without a requirement for my group, who serves the Bay Area communities It is so unfortunate when the private room was not used but readily available for our group's two hour brunch. By the way, our brunch ended exactly at noon so it would have been a short duration. Not ideal customer service by management or the restaurant. Shameful...It's all about the money!!!

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DW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was full of people, which impacted service just a little. However, the squash appetizer was great. The short-ribs we delicious and tender.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. Ambiance was great! Service was spotty. My appetizer came out about 15 min before my husbands. Took a long time to get more wine, etc.

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BE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I came here Monday Jan 14 to take advantage of Restuarant week. For a very reasonable $30, we got an appetizer, entree and dessert ......... PLUS 'bottomless' wine (choice of white or red).
The food was all exceptional.

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SD
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was here for 2019 Restaurant Week. Food and service were good, though the following could be improved:
* Feel rushed though the restaurant is only about 1/3 full. All courses came pretty much at the same time, it is difficult to get to all the dishes in a short period of time. Some dishes were left out to be cold.
* Was disappointed that many dishes on the RW menu published on the website is not available. Understood their menu changes daily, but felt quite let down to not able to satisfy the built-up anticipation. Please the RW menu up-to-date.

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R
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. It's become our go to place for larger parties. We can always count on it for service and food.

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for the restaurant week specials and were not disappointed. Unlike other participating restaurants Lungomare has several selections in each category. Plus you can't beat the bottomless wine glass.

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R
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprise Retirement party for a small group.
Amazing food...great for sharing...taste sensation!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not overly impressed with the food but outdoor patio and locaation can't be beat. Staff were incredibly gracious when they realized we would be taking it slow and staying for a while which I really appreciated.

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