Lungomare

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$30 and under
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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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RW
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We made a reservation at an Italian restaurant for lunch. We were told they serve only brunch on Saturday & Sunday. We didn’t want egg at 1:00pm. They should specify that on their web site. The service was awful, seemed as though our waiter did not want to be there!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for their restaurant week menu, as we do every year, made a reservation since it was Friday evening. Hostess was off putting upon arrival, didn’t inform us that they weren’t doing restaurant week even though they were listed on the website. Finally seated, first person we spoke to didn’t even know it was this week, our waiter finally informed us that they had run out. Even though it was 7pm, it was just overall disappointing. Stayed because where else are you going to get seated on a Friday that late, got cocktails, appetizer and our dinner at the same exact time, considering how expensive it is, was really expecting better service. If you’re going to participate in ORW, than plan ahead, or let your diners know before they’re seated.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thank you for all the great Service

L
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We where soooo disappointed. We wanted a nice New Year’s Eve dinner experience. Our waiter was nice but kept messing thing up. We ordered an appetizer, salads and our meals and everything came out at the same exact time. Except they brought us two appetizers and forgot one of our salads. The seafood pasta I had was inedible. The seafood was fresh and good. But the pasta was chewy pasty and the sauce was overly salty. My husbands food wasn’t very good either and the salad finally came after we where almost done with our meal. This was not a good experience.

C
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Very poor Christmas Buffet . Harried staff self absorbed and not responsive. Big mistake for 70 dollars a person absolutely nothing at all to justify that price. Very , very disappointed.

MW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was unimpressive. Really disappointed as we hoped to have a positive experience for Christmas.
Over cooked salmon and ham, improperly sliced prime rib watery mashed potatoes and poorly prepared creamed spinach. Dessert was lousy. Not a $70 meal

AU
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

At the time of our 4pm Christmas day reservation the place was severely understaffed. No one was available to greet customers at the front desk (the hostess had personally to clear the tables due to lack of help) and only 2 servers available for the entire room. It was a good half hour before our server showed up to take our order of drinks. When we finally reached the self-serve buffet area there were no plates and the containers for some major food items - like Prime Rib - had not been replenished. The assortment of desserts was limited to only 3 items, one of which quickly ran out and was not available by the time we got ready for dessert.
To be fair, the food and drink quality was very good but with the lackluster atmosphere and poor service we feel this dinner was way overpriced.

k
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Christmas Day-absolutely horrible! Never again.Too bad, because this WAs a good restaurnt.

DS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The worst holiday meal ever. Never has a buffet been less inspired. Lumpy mashed potatoes and gristly beef, chokingly dry ham and insipid vegs. As bad as it was there simply wasn’t enough for the overburdened customers, each of whom was should get their $70 back. A true Christmas tragedy.

KW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Price ranks up with the Claremont, but food was comparable to Hometown Buffet. Very under staffed accounted for the very slow service. Mind you this was a buffet and Sizzlers has way better service. I was waited on one time and had to ask for the waiter/waitress all the other times. All I needed from them was extra water and bust the dishes. People were constantly waiting for the food to get replenished. Duck over cooked. Prime Rib had way too much fat. Salad consisted of mixed greens Only with zero fixings. Brussels sprouts was under cooked. Ham was over cooked and dry. Mashed potatoes were watery. Pasta was so dry like it had been sitting in a pot all day. Cream spinach were average. The salmon were the only thing good if you were lucky enough to be standing there when they brought it in. Needless to say I did not finish my plate. The beer was even served incorrectly.
To top it all I was slapped in the face with a mandatory 20% tip on my bill.

a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service. Thanksgiving and New Year's menus were particularly delicious.

s
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lungomare just sold to new owners. It is great that they are carrying on the "Winedown" Sundays. Our meal was excellent & the pork offering was really good. Our server Robert was very attentive & personable. Hopefully they will continue to serve some of the customer favorites on their menu.

S
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was disgusting. And they overcharged us. I can’t believe how bad the gnocchi was. The brown butter was a nasty paste and the gnocchi was FRIED. So oily I got a headache and couldn’t eat more than half of the little portion I was served.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The smell of death abounds

J
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disengaged waitstaff, meager sized portions, all at an overpriced cost. Used to love this place, too. Won’t be going back.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

This place recently got sold and they fired their amazing chef and it has gone down hill. The pasta Bolognese tasted like ground beef thrown in to chef Boyardee. What used to be home made burata is now watery riccota with no flavor. They didn’t have meatballs or the wine we asked for. The risotto was inedible and had a ground beef patty and apples sitting on top. The atmosphere is beautiful and used to be a great place to go for dinner. We will not be returning any time soon.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation a few days in advance. While on my way there, literally 7 minutes before our reservation for 5 people (including my birthday-girl preschooler) at 6 pm on a Saturday night, I get a call that the restaurant was bought out for a private event and it shouldn’t have been made available on open table. Sorry no table for you. Big Ooops. Not impressed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not their best night. We have been several times before, and now I know to avoid Mondays.

LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Friday Thanksgiving!
We went with family for a later-date Thanksgiving and although there were no Turkeys or Mashed Potatoes to be found- we ate all our delicious Italian plates family style and everyone got to taste pastas, steaks, pizzas and several desserts!
The service was impeccable and the ambiance relaxed.
Always a great experience at Lungomare!

A
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had their Thanksgiving Buffet for the first time and was pleased we did. My husband, young child, and myself each got a plateful of our favorites, and each one of us thought our food was very tasty. I’m pescatarian, so I was hoping for a vegetarian or fish protein option, but alas, no such luck. The desserts were very good! Eating out and enjoying our meal by the water made for a very stress-free Thanksgiving indeed.

HS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

IT was a gorgeous day and we sat outside on patio. Lovely area. Not overcrowded- tables spaced nicely apart from each other. Great shareable brunch items

d
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We were there for lunch . Food was OK but not great. Service was less than desirable but the location by the water was very enjoy

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were disappointed in the quality of the food. The salads were very fresh and delicious. However, the pizza crust tasted dry. It was probably frozen dough. The gnocchi was too salty. The gelato is in-house made and wonderful.

VS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Very attentive staff. Will definitely recommend to my friends.

PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yes, without question. The food was absolutely fabulous! We got there early enough for a window table overlooking the water--wonderful. Small complaint about service. I think we should have gotten clean small plates after finishing salad and antipasto. Kind of icky to put our entree on the same plate.

NU
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was beyond poor..management needs to really get more involved and get the staff up to par.

MG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Although the restaurant is in the marina, the interior is very plain - almost like the breakfast room in an economy hotel. It's probably much better at night; we were there before sunset. Although the prices are commensurate with an expensive dining experience, the service was not. The bartender was good.

C
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great location and ambience, but food was average, pizza was dry

Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I've been to Lungomare several times over the years, for dinner and for brunch. But it had been a while. Yesterday's brunch experience was nothing like the one I had a year or two ago. This time the food was really mediocre, and a simple request to leave the bacon off my dish went unheeded. Service was not bad, even if we had to wait quite a while in a nearly empty room before anyone came to us, but it was a free-for-all. I prefer knowing who my server is. There were lots of people doing this and that.

My friend was super disappointed with her dish and she barely ate it. That was her first time there. Her polenta/egg dish had too much tomato sauce and was really salty.

l
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Appetizer did not come till after dinner was served never seen waiter till we where done with meal never got bread or asked for other drinks and it was not busy

MN
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have really good gluten free pizza crust. Thin, crisp like a lavosh, and tasty! That's a major find. The flavors of all dishes we tried were interesting to excellent. I'd recommend this place for food snobs.

AP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was Saturday, I previewed the menu for lunch, not brunch, but when we got there, the menu was for brunch and it was 1:45 PM. “The menu changes every day, the waitress said . OK. Next, there was absolutely nothing Italian on the menu. My friend and I each ordered the Montecristo sandwich, my wife ordered Eggs Benedict. The sandwich was OK. It had blackberry jam layered with the ham and cheese. It was nicely browned and crisp. The French fries were cold. My wife hated the eggs because it had some sort of chili cream sauce on them.

In summary, we felt rushed to order drinks and food and the waitress was distinctly rude.

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. The final tab was $150 for drinks and food. Very disappointing as I’d planed on eating Italian.

LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was not seasoned well based on the price point.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

N
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Never again! Server was rude! Drink order took 40 minutes. Bread service came 1 hr 10 min after we arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation. Food arrived 1 hr 40 mins after our reservation. Salads were bland (we had 3 different salads). Did I mention server was extremely rude and blunt! Manager didn't seem to care. Restaurant was not crowded. We had booked this restaurant because we had been to a private function 3 months ago in June and food was great then. Something must have changed. Very very disappointed. Waste of money and time.

KR
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all around!

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to sit down by the water and have a casual meal w friends.

AD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Dishes were pricey for what you got, and the service was just so-so. Not super attentive, and we had to ask twice for our wine and bread from two different servers.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table service was excellent. The only complaint was that the food was slow. It was piping hot, so we know it was not the server's fault. The food was very good.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food here was pretty good but the service was terrible. We were there for brunch and had 9am reservations which is when the restaurant opens. It took the waitress about 45 minutes to take our order. When the food came, she forgot to order some of the food and blamed my friend for not ordering it when everyone else heard her order it. One member of the party went to the bathroom and saw a random credit card sitting in the credit card machine on the way to the bathroom. Everything was super slow and we had to keep asking for things like water and coffee and syrup, etc. Then when the bill came, one person paid with a credit card and she returned the receipt with the credit card. When we asked where the card was, the waitress had to go back looking for it. Not surprised after seeing someone else’s card hanging out in plain sight as earlier mentioned. We all left shaking our heads. I will definitely not be returning to this restaurant. This is a great area with other restaurants and I recommend trying one of them instead.