Lungomare

4.1
968 reviews
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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

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We will be featuring special for Dads all day long!! big steaks and lots of pork!!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Sunday Winedown dinner at Lungomare is a great value. The cheese course and the pasta dishes are excellent.
The view of the Oakland harbor makes a lovely setting.
Service was excellent, even on a crowded Mother's Day at dinner time.
I would highly recommend Lungomare!

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EK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Special Mother’s Day buffet was OK at best. Selection/variety was limited and they seemed to have a difficult time keeping certain dishes stocked. Would much rather have had the option of either buffet or a la carte since variety on the buffet was minimal and quality suffered on some dishes due to volume production. Service was friendly and efficient and cocktails were great!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to lunch on Mother’s Day. It was busy but we were seated ten minutes early. The only issue was the waiter. Took forever to get our drinks and then forever for the bill.

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We went to the Mother's Day brunch here a few years ago and it was great. This time... not so much. The food options were far more limited. The food quality was mediocre. The staff seemed a little overwhelmed which you think the restaurant would have accounted for since it was Mother's Day after all...

$60 per person for what we got was a rip off.

Won't be going back there for brunch.

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MD
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was not extremely full on this day and regular restaurant would have been better, but the Mother's Day Buffet this year was not up to par as in past years. The food was not kept restocked and the serving tables were quite dirty and should have been kept cleaner.

Although our waitress was extremely nice and we've had her in the past, she was slow in getting to our table to attend to our wine opening and clearing the table. Not sure what else was going on elsewhere in the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for Mother’s Day. Overall very average. They had a buffet that you couldn’t order off another menu unless you sat at the bar. It was $60 per person. Food was average at best for the buffet, which didn’t even have eggs Benedict. If you’re going to charge $60 a head, should have more variety at the buffet. Service was subpar with bringing out drinks and what not. Overall just not worth the price for Mother’s Day. Clearly just wanted to nickel and dime you in honor of your mother. Kind of crappy, but nothing you can do about it

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SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was very uneven. The risotto I had was very salty and dry, not creamy. The dessert tasted like it had been sitting around for several days. And the waiter seemed stoned. It took a long time to get a cocktail, then a long time to get our food and wine,and the place was not even tat busy. Won’t be returning.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Awful service. Waiter took forever between visits to our table. Food slow coming out, then waited forever to be offered dessert, then after she gave us menus she disappeared.
Patio was also freezing, no heater near our table.

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B
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meatballs were really good. Pizza was acceptable. Nice Italian wine selection. Love sitting outside!!!!

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LC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Need more tables or at least chairs for music area, other than that the food, service, drinks... excellent!

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JD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Lungomare. Special thanks to event coordinator, Patrick. Food was great and Andrew’s service was excellent.

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y
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicholas was awesome and really allowed us to enjoy our evening. He provided great wine recommendations and made sure we had everything we needed from the moment we were seated to when we left the patio.

We're definitely coming back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was a disappointment. Very dry sandwich. Good service and nice outdoor patio

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Easter Brunch was way over priced for what was offered. The food was bland and boring. They didn’t even offer any fruit and the only veg was asparagus. The service was extremely slow. Nobody came by to offer a second glass of water until we were getting up to leave. And forget about a second cup of coffee. Won’t ever eat there again. Especially since the Bay Area has so much more to offer.

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the waterfront view, the food, and the friendliness of the waitstaff. For some reason, we were slow to get dessert and to receive the final tab, but that won't keep us from coming back. Very lovely experience!

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WD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lungomare is always an excellent choice. Saturday evening was a bit loud but we were far enough in the back that it wasn't that bad.

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RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal. Great margaritas. No, I will not write a review that long.

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B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I don't know if you are under staffed but we ordered items that were not delivered. We asked for Parmesan cheese for one of the dishes that was not delivered until the pasta was consumed. We had to hunt down our server to get the bill.

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view was amazing, the waitress was extremely hospitable and efficient, the food was really good, and I want to go back!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

It makes me really unhappy to have to give such a poor review to such a beautiful location-- although I feel that something has to be said about how simply terrible the food I paid for at Lungomare was. There was a saltiness about the dish that was so overwhelming that it took over the entire palate-- unfortunately, the taste of pure salt was also accompanied by another unpleasant taste that was hard to identify -- maybe like metal or fishiness -- even though it was a vegetarian pasta. Not enjoyable. It tasted as if someone has scrapped the ingredients off of the underside of the pier. Very disappointed. Nice view, bad order-- next time, please help me order something that tastes somewhat decent, or if you cannot cook it-- I would say leave it off of the menu. ;(

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NB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I'm going to try one more time. At this point I wouldn't recommend to a friend.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner here and the staff took incredible care of us. Martina was our server and she was so friendly and had amazing suggestions! Her enthusiasm and attention to detail definitely made our dinner very enjoyable! We had the mushroom soup and kale sprouts for appetizers and the pesto fennel sausage and pesto trofie for our main courses. Each dish was just spectacular! We went on a Tuesday evening so the dining room was not too crowded. All in all, a super pleasant evening and will definitely go again!

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T
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Went there for Sunday Wine Down Dinner at the bar to watch the Warriors game. Place was quiet (not at all busy); however, service was bad. TJ (wore green hat, A's t-shirt) was very rude. Stephanie became our server and she was pleasant. Since we sat in the corner, I had to "look" for her to ask for more wine -- I shouldn't have to do that! After the Warriors game was over, I asked Richard to change the TV to Tennis Channel. He disappeared so I thought he went to change it; not the case, he just disappeared. Perhaps he went to his dinner break??? Ask Stephanie to change to Tennis Channel and she was very helpful and accomodated us.

It'd be tough to recommend family/friends to go there to watch sports from here on out. Sunday Wine Down Dinner is a good value but diners especially the place is nearly vacant. Service (bar and dining room) need to step up. Maybe it should be coming from the top down...?

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It wasn’t busy, yet I waited by the front desk to be seated for 20 minutes. And I had a reservation! Also, there’s a code to get into the bathroom, let me a gas station, which was off- putting.

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LP
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We visited as a "Dinner Committee" to explored holding a fundraiser at Lungomare. Great space! The food was very good (except we all said "needs more garlic") and the whole JLS vibe is nice.

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LR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the welcome of the hostess, to seating personnel and wait staff, top-level service. The best views of the bay and the sunset. Ask for bread! The focaccia is bread is to die for. I ordered from the winter wind down prixe fix menu. The chicken cacciatore was so flavorful, as was the polenta. My husband had the bolognese. So good that I might try that twist on our family favorite at home. Do t skip dessert. The lemon cheesecake was so light and creamy that I wish I had brought a piece home! Definitely on our rotation of dinner out restaurants.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Accommodated our gluten free needs perfectly.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Great location, crappy service.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
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
2 reviews
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
12 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
33 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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